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The Hardest Books We've Ever Read

I got curious about what genres of writing are a struggle for my fellow readers so I asked the Book Riot contributors what book they groan about when they remember reading it. Like House of Leaves, the books they talked about are difficult to read in the most literal way: complicated sentences, disjointed plots, books that are a million pages long and hard to hold up after a while, etc.
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The Brothers Karamazov
The Brothers Karamazov
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Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (Pierre Bourdieu)
Distinction: A Social Critique of the Judgement of Taste (Pierre Bourdieu)
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The Bible
The Bible
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Ulysses
Ulysses
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Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
Atlas Shrugged (Ayn Rand)
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Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
Infinite Jest (David Foster Wallace)
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Manhattan Transfer
Manhattan Transfer
8
The Familiar (Mark Z. Danielewski)
The Familiar (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
House of Leaves (Mark Z. Danielewski)
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Nightwood
Nightwood
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Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
Finnegans Wake by James Joyce
12
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
Ada or Ardor (Vladimir Nabokov)
13
A Tale of a Tub
A Tale of a Tub
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The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman (Laurence Sterne)
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Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
Moby Dick (Herman Melville)
16
Dhalgren
Dhalgren
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As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
As I Lay Dying (William Faulkner)
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The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire
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Cantos
Cantos
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Clarissa
Clarissa
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The Sonnets (Ted Berrigan)
The Sonnets (Ted Berrigan)
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Paradise Lost (John Milton)
Paradise Lost (John Milton)
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The Count of Monte Cristo
The Count of Monte Cristo
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Doctor Faustus
Doctor Faustus
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The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)
The Luminaries (Eleanor Catton)
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Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
Don Quixote (Miguel De Cervantes)
27
Pride & Prejudice
Pride & Prejudice
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Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
Robinson Crusoe (Daniel Defoe)
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The Picture of Dorian Gray
The Picture of Dorian Gray
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The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire)
The Flowers of Evil (Charles Baudelaire)
31
I, Claudius
I, Claudius
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The Anatomy of Melancholy (Robert Burton)
The Anatomy of Melancholy (Robert Burton)
33
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
In Search of Lost Time (Marcel Proust)
34
The Making of Americans (Gertrude Stein)
The Making of Americans (Gertrude Stein)
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Gravity's Rainbow
Gravity's Rainbow
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The Name of the Rose
The Name of the Rose
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The Faerie Queene
The Faerie Queene
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To the Lighthouse
To the Lighthouse
39
The Tale of Genji
The Tale of Genji
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Lord of the Rings
Lord of the Rings
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