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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A Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius
162
The Gunslinger (Stephen King)
163
The Island of the Day Before (Umberto Eco)
164
Coraline
165
The Winter King
166
Something Happened
167
A Brief History of Time
168
Ben-Hur: A Tale of the Christ
169
A Fable
170
Invisible Cities (Italo Calvino)
171
Le Morte D'arthur
172
Shirley
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173
A House for Mr. Biswas
174
The Great Gatsby (F. Scott Fitzgerald)
175
The End of the Affair
176
The Return of the Native
177
Clarissa, or the History of a Young Lady
178
She
179
If on a Winter's Night a Traveler
180
The Soft Machine (William S. Burroughs)
181
A Separate Peace
182
Demons
183
My Name Is Joe (Stefan Bourque)
184
Auto-Da-Fé (Elias Canetti)
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185
Sword and Citadel (Gene Wolfe)
186
All the King's Men
187
Death Note, Vol. 12: Finis (Tsugumi Ohba, Takeshi Obata)
188
The Obscene Bird of Night
189
The Luminaries
190
Ratner's Star
191
Jerusalem (Alan Moore)
192
The Graveyard Book
193
Sea of Poppies
194
Hawaii
195
The Deerslayer (James Fenimore Cooper)
196
American Pastoral
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197
Anansi Boys
198
We
199
The Mists of Avalon
200
The General in His Labyrinth
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