What are the best transgressive fiction novels?

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    #1Less Than Zero

    Less Than Zero
    Less Than Zero is a book authored by Bret Easton Ellis. It was first published on June 30, 2018. It is considered a classic portrait of the 1980s, when the prevailing ideology among teens was nihilism, passivity, and depression.
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    #2Survivor: A Novel

    Survivor: A Novel
    Survivor is a book by Chuck Palahniuk that tells the story of the famous Tender Bransona. As his plane is about to crash and he is all alone, he will record the story of his life and how the modern world drives him crazy. 

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    Heather Rose
    Written on April 17, 2018
    "This is one of my favorite novels by one of my favorite authors of all time. Palahniuk writes with such an individual style that I found myself unable to put down the book until I was finished. It is a great story with even more interesting ideas and points of view. I recommend this book to anyone interested in transgressive fiction. "
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    #3The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

    The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson is a crime fiction novel published in 2005. This book tells the story of Mikael Blomkvist and his struggle to redeem his honor by solving a murder for a wealthy family.

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    Anna Hernandez
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "Great book! Really interesting read. Read it before seeing the movie!"
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    #4The Hollow Dolls

    The Hollow Dolls

    The Hollow Dolls is a book by MT Dahl that tells the story of best friends Mel and Winnie. They will be both lost in the life of addiction. They do not believe in anything absolute so they will try and love and something will happen.  

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    Jordan Rose
    Written on March 24, 2018
    "A pretty interesting read that really had me reading a lot. I usually don't read these kind of things but it really was decent. I don't think it should win any kind of awards or anything but it was a quick and easy read that I think a lot of people would enjoy."
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    #5Filth

    Filth
    Filth is a book by Irvine Welsh that tells the story of Bruce Robertson. He is sick, cocaine-dependent, his wife and child are missing but when you think things are already worse, there are more bad things that can happen. 
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    Amanda Huang
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "As far as transgressive fiction novels go, I think Filth is pretty good. It was one of the selections that my book club read recently, and it did hold my attention. However, it isn't a book I would choose to read on my own. It is just to dark for my taste."
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    #6One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

    One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest
    This is one of the most imports novels of the 60's and from American history. The unforgettable story of a mental ward and the people living there and the tyrannical Nurse Ratched and McMurphy.
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    Roy Meyer
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Many previous customers who bought these novels, really enjoyed the stories, and left positive reviews. I really enjoyed the stories too, I had many different feelings of emotions while reading these, and they left memories that I really enjoyed while reading them. I have recommended these to friends and family who enjoy transgressive fiction stories."
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    #7Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Last Exit to Brooklyn

    Last Exit to Brooklyn is a realistic novel for adults written by Hubert Selby Jr. It was first released in 1964. It is about the people living in the underdeveloped places in New York after World War II.

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    #8Haunted: A Novel

    Haunted: A Novel

    Haunted: A Novel is a horror black, comedy, satire and fiction story compilation novel written by Chuck Palahniuk. It was published April 11, 2006 by Anchor. It is composed of 23 stories.

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    Nicholas Freeman
    Written on May 12, 2018
    "This is a novel that really makes me think. I would be totally engrossed with the book."
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    #9Requiem for a Dream

    Requiem for a Dream
    Requiem for a Dream is a book by Hubert Sellby which centers on Marion, Tyron, and Harry who dreams of becoming rich led them in selling illegal drugs, but their product made them addicts and their life became more miserable.


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    Jean Porter
    Written on April 15, 2018
    "Requiem for a Dream is one of the most powerful books you can read. Although it is ultimately a depressing story, it is involved and tells an important tale that hits home with the everyday person. Easily one of the best in the category."
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    #10Crime and Punishment

    Crime and Punishment
    Crime and Punishment is a classic of Russian literature by Fyodor Dostoyevsky published in 1866. It tells the story of ex-student Rodion Raskolnikov who plans to kill an unscrupulous pawnbroker to liberate himself from poverty.

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    Jessica Gardner
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "This book was extraordinary because of how deep the author goes into the way the character thinks and acts. If you've previously started this book and didn't complete it because of how long it is, I would suggest finishing it to be able to appreciate why it is consider a classic and great piece of literature."
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    #11Slaughterhouse-Five

    Slaughterhouse-Five
    Slaughterhouse-Five is a science fiction novel by Kurt Vonnegut that tells the story of the time-traveling American soldier Billy Pilgrim, who became devoutly anti-war after witnessing the bombing of Dresden.
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    Amy Ferguson
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "My husband needs some reading material for a trip and I know he likes transgressive fiction. I don't know much about it, so I was hoping to find some guidance. Slaughterhouse-Five definitely seems to be a perfect match for what I need. It is highly acclaimed and has the time-travel element. I will be checking it out."
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    #12The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book written by Oscar Wilde, which is about Dorian Gray whose painted portrait of himself done by Basil Hallward ages instead of him as he commits sins and vile acts. 

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    Aaron Jones
    Written on May 7, 2018
    "This is a classic book written by Oscar Wilde who may better be known for his humorist essays and writings. This, however, is a deep and intriguing work that provides a concept large enough to appeal to anyone engaged enough to follow along and consider the results."
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    #13Invisible Monsters Remix

    Invisible Monsters Remix

    Invisible Monsters Remix is a transgressive fiction written by famous author Chuck Palahniuk. It is a reissue of his 1999 original but with new material and design elements. It is about a fashion model who lost it all because of an accident.

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    Shreya Chatterjee
    Written on March 26, 2018
    "Invisible Monsters Remix is a great story that has true meaning. This book stays in my bookshelf for times when I need an interesting real. Very recommended. "
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    #14The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye

    The Catcher in the Rye is J.D. Salinger's 1951 classic about teenager Holden Caulfield, who was used as an icon of teenage angst and rebellion. The controversial book has caused debates, mainly because of its vulgar language and themes.

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    Ronald Snyder
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "The Catcher in the Rye remains one of the best known and widely read books of all time. Holden Caulfield, as the main character of a 16 year old boy faced with being expelled from a private school and going home to his parents wanders New York. He is , depressed, lonely, and nearly suicidal. In his journey he has numerous encounters with a variety of characters. "
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    #15American Psycho

    American Psycho

    American Psycho is a thriller novel by Bret Easton Ellis that tells the story of the psychopathic Wall Street banker Patrick Bateman, a serial killer in New York City. It is the basis of the movie of the same name starring Christian Bale.

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    Howard Tran
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "This book is unlike anything I've read before or since. It frames the culmination of America's excessive lifestyle at a time when it was perhaps at its peak, New York City in the 1980's. The story is about a psychotic yuppie Wall Street banker who represents the toxic competitiveness of capitalism during this time and how he copes with existence in this fast paced life. Definitely not for the faint of heart. "
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    #16All of You (Between Breaths)

    All of You (Between Breaths)
    All of You is a romance novel and the first book in the Between Breaths Book Series written by Christina Lee. It tells the story of Avery. She will meet a tattoo artist who will capture her heart and her life will change forever. 
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    Megan Guerrero
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "Great book! The characters are not bound by what society expects them to be like, they are each their own person and make their own way in life. Everyone is really unique. I liked it much more than mainstream romance novels."
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    #17Krondor the Betrayal (Riftwar Legacy)

    Krondor the Betrayal (Riftwar Legacy)

    Krondor the Betrayal is a science fiction book that belongs in the Legends of the Riftwar series written by Raymond Feist and William Forstchen that tells the story of war, love, and vengeance.

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    #18Krondor the Assassins (The Riftwar Legacy)

    Krondor the Assassins (The Riftwar Legacy)

    Krondor the Assassins is a science fiction book that belongs in the Legends of the Riftwar series written by Raymond Feist and William Forstchen that tells the story of war, love, and vengeance.

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Summary

Best What are the best transgressive fiction novels
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Less Than ZeroBooks 33 Paid
2Survivor: A NovelBooks 29 Paid
3The Girl with the Dragon TattooBooks 27 Paid
4The Hollow DollsBooks 25 Paid
5FilthBooks 22 Paid
6One Flew Over the Cuckoo's NestBooks 20 Paid
7Last Exit to BrooklynBooks 20 Paid
8Haunted: A NovelBooks 19 Paid
9Requiem for a DreamBooks 15 Paid
10Crime and PunishmentBooks 13 Paid
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