What are the best antinovel books?

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    #1Finnegans Wake

    Finnegans Wake

    Finnegans Wake is written by an Irish author James Joyce. This book was originally published in 1939, and it is the final work of the author. This book is also considered as one of the most difficult fiction books in the English Language.


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    Roy Welch
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "This particular work by James Joyce is quite popular with fans of the author and new readers looking for something of an 'antinovel'. This book is considered by some as something you must read before you die."
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    Considered one of the greatest 20th-century novels written in English, James Joyce's Ulysses pulls from Greek Mythology to create a modern version staring Ulysses as he journeys through 20th century Ireland. 

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    Raquel de los Santos
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Ulysses IS the definition of an antinovel. I have to admit, I don't understand it at all. Entire courses are taught studying this text, and alas, I never took one. But this is exactly what I was looking for, something completely different than everything I've read in my life."
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    #3Gravity's Rainbow

    Gravity's Rainbow

    Gravity's Rainbow is a novel by Thomas Pynchon featuring a postmodern look at the impact of technology on society, particularly aviation and its role in war. It won the 1973 National Book award.


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    Zachary Moreno
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "A very informative and different approach to technology. It explores some of the darker sides of technology and what has happened because of it. It goes in depth about aviation and war, and how technology basically enabled this to happen. "
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    #4Pale Fire

    Pale Fire
    Pale Fire is Vladimir Nabokov's dark and postmodern novel filled with suspense, deceptive pleasures, literary idolatry, and political intrigue. Dr. Charles Kinbote wrote a foreword and a comment in this book.

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    Brian Meyer
    Written on April 12, 2018
    "Probably one of the best books of all time--funny, artful, multilayered and frightfully intelligent! A poetic and scathing indictment of western academia in the guise of a psychological thriller."
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    #5The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49

    The Crying of Lot 49 is a postmodern literature novel written by Thomas Pynchon which was originally published in 1965. This novel is about a woman named Oedipa Maas and the unveiling of truths between two mail distribution companies.


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    George Graham
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "This book helps to delve into the complications of mail distribution through the use of Oedipa Maas who works to unveil the truths between two different mail distribution companies. This allows readers to examine the inner workings of such processes as well as the troubles that the industry faces as a whole. Overall, the book helps to advance a readers' knowledge in an area that is often overlooked."
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    #6House of Leaves

    House of Leaves

    House of Leaves is a book by Mark Danielewski that tells the story of Johnny Truant. He is an assistant of a tattoo artist who found a notebook of a dead man. What it contains are recorded videotaped that contain interviews. 


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    #7Absalom, Absalom!

    Absalom, Absalom!

    Absalom, Absalom! by William Faulkner is published in 1936. This book tells the story of Thomas Sutpen, a man who finds wealth and marries in order to have children to be his heir someday. 


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    #8Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest

    Infinite Jest is a postmodern novel by David Foster Wallace. It is composed of four different narratives, all connected through a fictional film entitled Infinite Jest. The book is known for its unconventionality in style.


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    Brandon Hernandez
    Written on April 27, 2018


Best What are the best antinovel books
1Finnegans WakeBooks 45 Paid
2UlyssesBooks 41 Paid
3Gravity's RainbowBooks 38 Paid
4Pale FireBooks 36 Paid
5The Crying of Lot 49Books 35 Paid
6House of LeavesBooks 31 Paid
7Absalom, Absalom!Books 30 Paid
8Infinite JestBooks 28 Paid

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