What are the best books with strange stories?

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    #1The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test

    The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test by Tom Wolfe is a creative nonfiction novel originally published in 1968. This book is claimed as the breaking ground for the literary style of New Journalism.

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    Anthony Woods
    Written on April 9, 2018
    "The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test is a fantastic look into the growth of new journalism. It is a great nonfiction novel and a fantastic creaton from Tom Wolfe."
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    #2Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus

    Life is a Circus Run by a Platypus

    Life is A Circus Run by a Platypus is a collection of autobiographical short stories written by Allison Hawn and edited by Craig Hart. It was first published in 2013 by Sweatshoppe Publications.

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    Ronald Butler
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "Yes this definitely had some stranger stories. And it was quite enjoyable. I liked the style of writing and the story lines. The main character was such a peculiar one that I kept reading. I recommend this book to people and say it is the best book with a strange story"
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    #31984

    1984

    1984 is a utopian and dystopian fiction written by George Orwell. First published in 1949, it is included in the NPR Top 100 Science Fiction and Fantasy Books.

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    Ethan Nichols
    Written on May 11, 2018
    "This is an interesting book, included in top 100 science fiction, I strongly recommend it."
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    #4Ubik

    Ubik

    This is the Spanish version of the popular science fiction novel written by Phillip K. Dick. The book is set in the Moon, which has been already colonized by humanity, and where a product named 'Ubik' has miraculous powers. This product is nothing but a metaphor of God, as it is everywhere and has supernatural powers. 

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    Gerald Simmons
    Written on March 29, 2018
    "It is very hard to assess any books with the definition of strange alone. In a sense that covers a large range of subjects and writers. PK Dick was arguably a schizophrenic genius so 99% of the readers are going to get a sense of strange from even his most lucid works. I would advise the reader that this sci-fi. If that qualifies, then the author was likely dosed with drugs during the writing of it in 1968 San Francisco. And that he had a penchant for darkness. Sounds stranger and stranger doesn't it."
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    #5The Metamorphosis

    The Metamorphosis
    Gregor Samsa was a regular traveling salesman who one night transformed into a cockroach-looking animal. As his whole family despises him, this book uses Samsa's transformation to talk about human feeling of acceptance and guiltiness, as his new condition brought poverty to his family. 



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    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "The Metamorphosis is a truly exceptional novel that should be read by all. An interesting and unique novel that really hinges on symbolism, it is an expertly written book that weaves a wonderful, moving and powerful tale."
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    #6Magic America

    Magic America

    Magic America: Coming of Age in an Altered State is a magical realism book for young adults written by C.E. Medford. It is a coming-of-age story set in Trenton, New Jersey in the 1980s, but in an alternate universe.

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    Alexander Cook
    Written on May 4, 2018
    "Magic America was a very enjoyable read! Wish I could have made it last longer. Just couldn't wait to see what would happen. Will definitely recommend to friends! Looking forward to the next one."
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    #7Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies

    Lord of the Flies is classic fiction written by William Golding published first in 1954 which is about a group of English schoolboys who survived a plane crash and got stranded on an uninhabited island.

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    Roy Patterson
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "The Lord of the Flies is one of the classics of modern literature. It is a strange story at first glance though. The group of boys stranded on an island devolving into an anarchic society is one that will stick to the reader for a long time after reading."
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    #8Animal Farm

    Animal Farm
    Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell that tells the story of a farm that's taken over by its overworked, mistreated animals. They set out to create a paradise of progress, justice, and equality, but a revolution starts to show. 
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    Rachel Armstrong
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "Animal Farm is a short novel by George Orwell in which a farm is taken over by the animals within it. It's an interesting, unique story."
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    #9A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)

    A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)
    A Wrinkle in Time, the first in Madeleine L'Engle's Time Quartet series, is centered on how Meg Murry and her family met an unearthly stranger during a stormy night and was introduced to the tesseract, which is the book's term for a wrinkle in time.
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    Aarav Rao
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "I have never read this book, but I have heard good things about it! I will add it to my list of books to read."
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    #10A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange

    A Clockwork Orange is a standalone 1963 classic science fiction book written by Anthony Burgess which centers on 15-year-old Alex McDowell who spread violence, but then he came back in the reality and was rejected by his parents. 

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    Jesse Wallace
    Written on May 13, 2018
    "It seems like this is the most famous "best book with strange stories", but there are some as equality good o better with a more up to date takes on the same topics."
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    #11House 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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    Sarah Long
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a very different novel but I loved it. I loved reading the interviews that were videotaped. Gave a bit of mystery to the novels. "
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    #12The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy

    The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is written by Douglas Adams. It depicts Arthur Dent's road trip with his alien friend Ford Prefect after his house and the Earth was demolished to create a way for a hyperspace express route. 

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    Edward Bates
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "I actually read this book and it is one of my favorite. I would say it is a book with a strange stories. The side stories are great."

Summary

Best What are the best books with strange stories
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1The Electric Kool-Aid Acid TestBooks 28 Paid
2Life is a Circus Run by a PlatypusBooks 22 Paid
31984Books 22 Paid
4Ubik Books 14 Paid
5The MetamorphosisBooks 12 Paid
6Magic AmericaBooks 11 Paid
7Lord of the FliesBooks 10 Paid
8Animal FarmBooks 8 Paid
9A Wrinkle in Time (Time Quintet)Books 7 Paid
10A Clockwork OrangeBooks 6 Paid
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