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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The House of Seven Gables (Nathaniel Hawthorne)
122
The 120 Days of Sodom
123
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
124
Rabbit, Run (John Updike)
125
The Forsyte Saga
126
The Death of Virgil
127
Suttree
128
Kafka on the Shore
129
Time's Arrow
130
Little Bee (Chris Cleave)
131
The Game of Kings
132
Money
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133
Billy Budd, Sailor
134
Wise Blood
135
....And Ladies of the Club (Helen Hooven Santmeyer)
136
Cryptonomicon
137
The Pilgrim's Regress
138
The Picture of Dorian Gray
139
Germinal (Émile Zola)
140
A Passage to India (E.M. Forster)
141
Underworld (Don Delillo)
142
Our Mutual Friend
143
Shadow & Claw (Gene Wolfe)
144
The Combinations (Louis Armand)
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145
Snow
146
A Void
147
Correction
148
Last Exit to Brooklyn
149
The Autumn of the Patriarch (El Otoño Del Patriarca) 1975
150
Codex Obscura (Kane X. Faucher)
151
Sometimes a Great Notion
152
Eugene Onegin
153
Shikasta
154
Madame Bovary
155
The History of Tom Jones, a Foundling
156
The Third Policeman (Flann O'brian)
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157
Only Revolutions (Mark Z. Danielewski)
158
Disgrace
159
Rebecca
160
The Lover
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