Goodreads' 200 Most Difficult Novels

"Novels that made you work the hardest. Let's assume that you actually finished the book and felt that it was worth the effort."
Source: goodreads.com · Added by hollis frampton
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Avg. score: 25 of 200 (13%)
Required scores: 1, 10, 15, 25, 41   
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Doctor Zhivago (Boris Pasternak)
82
The Illuminatus! Trilogy
83
The Awakening
84
American Gods (Neil Gaiman)
85
The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle
86
The Golden Notebook
87
The Red and the Black
88
Trainspotting
89
Animal Farm
90
The Mill on the Floss
91
The Halo Grower - An Illustrated Novel (Ryushiro Hindemith)
92
Under the Volcano
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93
Jr (William Gaddis)
94
Women in Love (D.H. Lawrence)
95
Lord Jim
96
The Magus (John Fowles)
97
Neverwhere
98
The Ambassadors
99
The Unnamable (Samuel Beckett)
100
Bloomsday: The Bostoniad (David B. Lentz)
101
Jealousy
102
Paradise
103
Stardust
104
Shogun (James Clavell)
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105
Death Comes for the Archbishop
106
The Master and Margarita (Mikhail Bulgakov)
107
Malone Dies
108
Doctor Faustus
109
Dune
110
The Last of the Mohicans
111
The Fellowship of the Ring
112
Jude the Obscure
113
Silas Marner
114
The Executioner's Song
115
The Tin Drum
116
Hopscotch (Julio Cortazar)
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117
Sophie's World
118
The Sot-Weed Factor
119
Riddley Walker
120
The White Hotel
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