50 Tough Books for Extreme Readers

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From the Flavorwire post: "...for those of you who count yourself tough, here’s a list of books for you: some absurdly long, some notoriously difficult, some with intense or upsetting subject matter but blindingly brilliant prose, some packed into formations that require extra effort or mind expansion, and some that fit into none of those categories, but are definitely for tough girls (or guys) only. This list is limited to works of fiction, so straightforward philosophy is out, and a single book per author, so you’ll see Finnegans Wake (obviously) but not Ulysses. Don’t worry, the Ulysses is implied."
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23,399 medlemmar
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½ 3.6
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ablachly, amanda4242, engel25, merrystar, lewbs, si, peterveen, booksaplenty1949, cej1027, streetwa, ahef1963, matthewmason, lorannen, mspixieears, ManWithAnAgenda, nikolahall, CharlesTheB,
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booksaplenty1949: We studied this in high school, for heaven's sake. Serious, but hardly in the "extreme" category.
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35,191 medlemmar
539 recensioner
3.8
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17,140 medlemmar
224 recensioner
4
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21,802 medlemmar
168 recensioner
½ 3.7
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28,505 medlemmar
451 recensioner
½ 4.3
10 Members
WSB7, thecoroner, lewbs, Dilara86, peterveen, booksaplenty1949, matthewmason, lorannen, J.Pdelms, ManWithAnAgenda,
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booksaplenty1949: Long, but otherwise not notably demanding.
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17,438 medlemmar
268 recensioner
3.9
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7,871 medlemmar
139 recensioner
4.2
9 Members
WSB7, ithil_1, thecoroner, Gregorio_Roth, Dilara86, CGlanovsky, peterveen, booksaplenty1949, CharlesTheB
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Gregorio_Roth: This book really takes my whole attention... I have read it three times and never finished it. I think it is fabulous though.
booksaplenty1949: Very clever, but very readable, I thought.
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7,749 medlemmar
80 recensioner
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3,099 medlemmar
58 recensioner
½ 3.5
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5,075 medlemmar
99 recensioner
4.2
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4,243 medlemmar
57 recensioner
½ 3.6
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15,464 medlemmar
373 recensioner
4.1
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13,208 medlemmar
242 recensioner
4.2
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10,665 medlemmar
142 recensioner
4.1
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5,296 medlemmar
57 recensioner
3.9
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440 medlemmar
3 recensioner
3.1
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23,666 medlemmar
210 recensioner
4.1
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21,543 medlemmar
187 recensioner
4.1
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11,455 medlemmar
271 recensioner
4.2
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52,519 medlemmar
467 recensioner
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39,531 medlemmar
381 recensioner
4
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29,234 medlemmar
322 recensioner
½ 4.4
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7,936 medlemmar
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3.9
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thecoroner, peterveen, lorannen, CharlesTheB, MadaDursma
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CharlesTheB: I'll read anything by DeLillo
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6,585 medlemmar
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4.1
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3,776 medlemmar
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3.8
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19 recensioner
4.2
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650 medlemmar
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8,265 medlemmar
92 recensioner
3.9
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3,699 medlemmar
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3.8
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2,437 medlemmar
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34,599 medlemmar
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22,698 medlemmar
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3.9
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14,006 medlemmar
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2,544 medlemmar
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2,475 medlemmar
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2,194 medlemmar
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1,507 medlemmar
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1,118 medlemmar
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4.2
3 Members
peterveen, lorannen, CharlesTheB
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CharlesTheB: Lydia Davis focuses on odd aspects of things that so many authors either don't notice or, perhaps, choose to ignore.
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3 Members
Gregorio_Roth, CGlanovsky, mspixieears
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Gregorio_Roth: Man that sounds interesting enough...
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10,260 medlemmar
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3.8
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ahef1963, lorannen
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6,096 medlemmar
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5,958 medlemmar
87 recensioner
4.1
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4,357 medlemmar
66 recensioner
4.1
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peterveen, pixxiee
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3,670 medlemmar
75 recensioner
4.2
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1,489 medlemmar
29 recensioner
½ 3.5
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1,087 medlemmar
19 recensioner
4.1
2 Members
peterveen, pixxiee
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903 medlemmar
11 recensioner
4.1
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790 medlemmar
23 recensioner
3.2
2 Members
ahef1963, lorannen
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403 medlemmar
9 recensioner
4.1
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402 medlemmar
8 recensioner
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377 medlemmar
4 recensioner
3.2
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4,190 medlemmar
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3.9
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lorannen
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927 medlemmar
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3.9
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lorannen
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470 medlemmar
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lorannen
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237 medlemmar
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lorannen
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4.2
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110 medlemmar
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26 medlemmar
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3,270 medlemmar
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3.9
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