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From A Clockwork Orange to Alice and Wonderland anything wriiten by Chuck Palahniuk, what are some strange books. Right now I'm reading Snuff by Chuck Palahniuk.
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Finnigan's Wake by James Joyce. Joyce basically made up a language structure that made no sense, and is thus left open to the reader's interpretation.
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slaughterhouse 5
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Haunted by Palahniuk takes the weirdness trophy of what I have read. Some of those stories...
#7
I read this book once about some kid who goes to some bullshit magic school. His bitch friend was always calling out the answers and then his other friend was just a loser. That book sure sucked. I'm glad it never got popular.
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Rant > Snuff in terms of fucked-upness.


Rant was way more ****ed up but Snuff is just so gross like a weird ****ed up Senfield episode lol.
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There's that one where as the book progresses, the author takes letters out, and by the end, it's only like different letters of gibberish
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Not even close. Good writer, but nowhere near as weird or fucked up as some of the stuff out there.
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Yeah if King was really that weird, he wouldn't sell.

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Lolita.

What makes it more F'ed up is how beautifully it is written. Somehow the quality of writing makes the story even more disturbing than it is just in terms of plot.


Less than Zero is somewhat messed up as well.
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Irvine Welsh's style is pretty similar to Pahlaniuk's, just more Scottish. Ecstacy: 3 Tales of Chemical Romance is a very ****ed up book. Very good, too.
So is "Filth." A tapeworm narrates parts of the story.

Oh yeah, and Less Than Zero by Bret Easton Ellis, but that's just horrible. I hate that book. But not because it's bad.
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Twilight.


This, although the thing that makes it weird is how a story about a psycho stalker and a girl without emotions became so popular

I read it from cover to cover and i regret ever doing it.
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The Sound and the Fury, William Faulkner. Good luck understanding it on the first read. Never do him as your advanced higher dissertation
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Palahniuks new book is going be ****ed up but awesome as hell. Its like The Lovely Bones but the girl is in hell instead and wondering why she's there.
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American Psycho - Brett Easton Ellis

A good read.
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I am currently reading American Psycho. I should just about finish tonight. Very disturbing book that has filled my head with thoughts of homicide. I will watch the movie after I am done.

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Less than Zero is somewhat messed up as well.


Would you say it's better than American Psycho?
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So, can anyone actually recommend any of these books? I'm intrigued by some of them but are there any that really stand out as worth reading?

I mean, is something like Finnigan's Wake even readable if the author is messing around with language? I'd love to read it if it makes sense...
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So, can anyone actually recommend any of these books? I'm intrigued by some of them but are there any that really stand out as worth reading?

Most of the books mentioned in this thread are worth reading.
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I'm actually reading Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass right now. For some reason I actually find the book to be incredibly hilarious, though the movies barely made me laugh at all.
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House of Leaves-Starts out understandable enough but the book turns into a total mind**** by the end, there really aren't any good explanations to how everything fits together in it leading to a lot of really wierd theories created by readers. Its really enjoyable just don't expect everything to make sense.
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So, can anyone actually recommend any of these books? I'm intrigued by some of them but are there any that really stand out as worth reading?

I mean, is something like Finnigan's Wake even readable if the author is messing around with language? I'd love to read it if it makes sense...


It makes half-sense if that makes sense. There is no specific plot or character development, but dedicated readers have etched out a general idea of what is going on. No, its not really readable for the layman. If you are going to read it, you should get The Skeleton Key to Finnegan's Wake by Joseph Cambell, who I should also note has written some very weird but interesting books on mythology.

Definitely check out Kafka though, he is a classic. You could start with The Metamophosis.
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Damn you TS, whenever I think weird books my immediate response is Clockwork Orange and Alice In Wonderland. I've never read this Chuck fellow though, may have to put him on my list.

He's the guy who wrote Fight Club.
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He's the guy who wrote Fight Club.

Which I've yet to read or watch. Another thing on my list, but it has been for a while now.
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So, can anyone actually recommend any of these books? I'm intrigued by some of them but are there any that really stand out as worth reading?

I mean, is something like Finnigan's Wake even readable if the author is messing around with language? I'd love to read it if it makes sense...

People have mentioned Vonnegut, and if you don't think that's worth reading you're a dumbass.
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I am currently reading American Psycho. I should just about finish tonight. Very disturbing book that has filled my head with thoughts of homicide. I will watch the movie after I am done.


Would you say it's better than American Psycho?
The killings in the book were so out there. Really good book though.
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So, can anyone actually recommend any of these books? I'm intrigued by some of them but are there any that really stand out as worth reading?

I mean, is something like Finnigan's Wake even readable if the author is messing around with language? I'd love to read it if it makes sense...

I recommend Gravity's Rainbow. It's not exactly an easy read either, but it's easier than Finnegans Wake (there actually isn't an apostrophe in the title). I read the first chapter of the Wake online and decided I'd wait until I'm a graduate student to read the rest.
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House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski

it induces paranoia, claustrophobia, fear, and all sorts of weird emotions
it's a pretty challening read too.
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trainspotting, parts of it are written in scottish slang which can make it extremely hard to understand

catch 22, sometimes its hard to keep track of the conversation because of the way the dialogue flows
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