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Goodreads' 35 Absurdist Fiction Books

" Absurdist fiction uses satire, dark humor, irrationality, and agnostic or nihilistic themes to explore the human experience of incompleteness or meaninglessness. It also looks at the range of human responses to meaninglessness, including escapism, religiosity, and the conscious construction of a personal purpose.
In philosophy, absurdism is a form existentialism that views the human search for inherent meaning in the world as absurd. The absurdist view is that such a search must ultimately fail because the world is beyond our understanding."
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Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
Metamorphosis (Franz Kafka)
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The Stranger (Albert Camus)
The Stranger (Albert Camus)
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Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
Cat's Cradle (Kurt Vonnegut)
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The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy (Douglas Adams)
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1984 (George Orwell)
1984 (George Orwell)
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The Trial (Franz Kafka)
The Trial (Franz Kafka)
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Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
Catch-22 (Joseph Heller)
8
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
Animal Farm (George Orwell)
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9
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
Waiting for Godot (Samuel Beckett)
10
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
Slaughterhouse-Five (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
Breakfast of Champions (Kurt Vonnegut)
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Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas (Hunter S. Thompson)
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Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
Alice in Wonderland and Through the Looking Glass
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Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead (Tom Stoppard)
15
The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
The Bad Beginning (Lemony Snicket)
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The Castle (Franz Kafka)
The Castle (Franz Kafka)
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The Plague (Albert Camus)
The Plague (Albert Camus)
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Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Patrick Susskind)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (Patrick Susskind)
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The Fall (Albert Camus)
The Fall (Albert Camus)
20
Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
Steppenwolf (Hermann Hesse)
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21
The Myth of Sisyphus (Albert Camus)
The Myth of Sisyphus (Albert Camus)
22
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
Blindness (Jose Saramago)
23
Candide (Voltaire)
Candide (Voltaire)
24
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
Nausea (Jean-Paul Sartre)
25
No Exit and Three Other Plays (Jean-Paul Sartre)
No Exit and Three Other Plays (Jean-Paul Sartre)
26
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
Good Omens (Terry Pratchett)
27
The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)
The New York Trilogy (Paul Auster)
28
The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
The Complete Stories (Franz Kafka)
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29
Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (Charlie J. Eskew)
Tales of the Astonishing Black Spark (Charlie J. Eskew)
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The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)
The Eyre Affair (Jasper Fforde)
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The Twelve Chairs (Ilya Ilf & Yevgeny Petrov)
The Twelve Chairs (Ilya Ilf & Yevgeny Petrov)
32
Still Life With Woodpecker (Tom Robbins)
Still Life With Woodpecker (Tom Robbins)
33
The Third Policeman (Flann O'Brian)
The Third Policeman (Flann O'Brian)
34
Journey to the End of the Night (Louis-Ferdinand CĂ©line)
Journey to the End of the Night (Louis-Ferdinand Céline)
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