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Most difficult novels

Description: The most difficult, hard to read novels with high demands on reader. It shouldn't be because of their length or origin in a different age or culture but rather due to their complicated syntactic and semantic style. This list should be edited by readers who are used to read this kind of literature.

Members: 20 participating members (show all)

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1
16,834 members, 235 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)
3
3,822 members, 43 reviews
3.87 stars (3.87 stars)
4
22,603 members, 353 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: artturnerjr, kara.shamy, thecoroner, WSB7, roby72

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 4

5
7,963 members, 92 reviews
4.11 stars (4.11 stars)

Lists: Cecrow, EnriqueFreeque, WSB7, roby72, thecoroner

Thumbs down: janerawoof

Score: 4

6
1,432 members, 20 reviews
4.37 stars (4.37 stars)
7
18,613 members, 272 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)
8
2,642 members, 32 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)
9
991 members, 15 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: Artran, roby72, thecoroner

Score: 3

10
776 members, 10 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: SilentInAWay, Artran, thecoroner

Score: 3

11
555 members, 13 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)
12
549 members, 6 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: WSB7, EnriqueFreeque, thecoroner

Score: 3

13
8,868 members, 165 reviews
4.28 stars (4.28 stars)

Lists: roby72, thecoroner

Score: 2

14
5,717 members, 89 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: WSB7, thecoroner

Score: 2

15
5,387 members, 73 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: Artran, thecoroner, WSB7, roby72

Thumbs down: janerawoof, Quixada

Score: 2

16
3,436 members, 49 reviews
4.1 stars (4.1 stars)

Lists: WSB7, Artran

Score: 2

17
3,106 members, 65 reviews
4.21 stars (4.21 stars)

Lists: WSB7, thecoroner

Score: 2

18
2,935 members, 50 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: roby72, thecoroner

Score: 2

20
2,135 members, 48 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: WSB7, thecoroner

Score: 2

21
2,090 members, 34 reviews
3.49 stars (3.49 stars)

Lists: roby72, thecoroner

Score: 2

22
914 members, 16 reviews
4.05 stars (4.05 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, thecoroner

Score: 2

23
854 members, 11 reviews
4.15 stars (4.15 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque, thecoroner

Score: 2

24
378 members, 5 reviews
4.07 stars (4.07 stars)

Lists: Artran, thecoroner

Score: 2

25
248 members, 4 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, roby72

Score: 2

26
46 members, 2 reviews
3.42 stars (3.42 stars)

Lists: roby72, thecoroner

Score: 2

27
14,141 members, 243 reviews
3.88 stars (3.88 stars)

Lists: kara.shamy, thecoroner, roby72

Thumbs down: Artran, janerawoof

Score: 1

28
13,574 members, 194 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, roby72

Thumbs down: janerawoof

Score: 1

29
12,543 members, 178 reviews
3.86 stars (3.86 stars)

Lists: WSB7, thecoroner

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 1

30
8,506 members, 87 reviews
3.51 stars (3.51 stars)

Lists: WSB7, thecoroner

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 1

31
7,381 members, 187 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

32
5,472 members, 69 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

33
4,384 members, 137 reviews
4.13 stars (4.13 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

34
2,605 members, 48 reviews
4.17 stars (4.17 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

35
2,523 members, 57 reviews
3.82 stars (3.82 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

36
1,611 members, 36 reviews
3.92 stars (3.92 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

37
959 members, 17 reviews
4.27 stars (4.27 stars)

Lists: thecoroner, roby72

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 1

38
812 members, 21 reviews
3.84 stars (3.84 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

39
652 members, 17 reviews
4.2 stars (4.2 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

40
626 members, 8 reviews
3.8 stars (3.8 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

41
412 members, 8 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Artran

Score: 1

42
374 members, 9 reviews
3.14 stars (3.14 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

43
303 members, 1 review
3.63 stars (3.63 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

44
251 members, 6 reviews
4 stars (4 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

45
223 members, 1 review
3.34 stars (3.34 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 1

46
168 members, 5 reviews
3.64 stars (3.64 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Score: 1

47
164 members, 5 reviews
3.93 stars (3.93 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Score: 1

48
153 members, 2 reviews
3.18 stars (3.18 stars)

Lists: Artran

Score: 1

49
123 members, 2 reviews
4.18 stars (4.18 stars)

Lists: Artran

Score: 1

50
60 members, 0 reviews
3.67 stars (3.67 stars)

Lists: Artran

Score: 1

51
1 member, 0 reviews
4.5 stars (4.5 stars)

Lists: Artran

Score: 1

52
15,915 members, 233 reviews
3.58 stars (3.58 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 0

53
15,614 members, 143 reviews
3.71 stars (3.71 stars)
54
15,040 members, 121 reviews
3.74 stars (3.74 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 0

55
9,732 members, 249 reviews
4.12 stars (4.12 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 0

Explanations:

Cecrow (0): It's an easy read, unless you count having to refer to footnotes, turn it upside down or hold it up to a mirror as difficult.

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1,186 members, 32 reviews
3.5 stars (3.5 stars)

Lists: thecoroner

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: 0

Explanations:

Cecrow (0): List descriptor says should not be listed due to length; I think that's the only thing difficult about it.

58
817 members, 11 reviews
3.56 stars (3.56 stars)

Score: 0

59
578 members, 8 reviews
3.89 stars (3.89 stars)

Lists: artturnerjr

Thumbs down: Artran

Score: 0

60
5,948 members, 64 reviews
4.02 stars (4.02 stars)

Lists: EnriqueFreeque

Thumbs down: martensgirl, slickdpdx

Score: < 0

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4,767 members, 72 reviews
4.4 stars (4.4 stars)

Thumbs down: Cecrow

Score: < 0

Explanations:

Cecrow (0): Some complex imaginative ideas being explored, but not particularly difficult to read.

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About this list

Started by: Artran (March 2012)

Type: Unnumbered

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