What are the weirdest fiction books?

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    #1The Scar (New Crobuzon)

    The Scar (New Crobuzon)

    The Scar is a steampunk fantasy novel written by British author China Miéville. First published in 2002, it is the second book in the New Crobuzon series.

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    Aanya Sarin
    Written on May 9, 2018
    "The Scar (New Crobuzon) is such a strange, wonderfully written fiction book. This fantasy novel has a little something for everyone and anyone as it has a wide range of interesting yet strange plots. I believe The Scar (New Crobuzon) is the best weird fiction book out there."
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    #2The Tartar Steppe

    The Tartar Steppe

    The Tartar Steppe is a book by Dino Buzzati that tells a story of Giovanni Drogo. He kept waiting for the foreigners to arrive but as time passed, no one arrived and his time and life were already wasted waiting.

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    Kyle Gardner
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "A friend gave this one to me and I'm really grateful. It's perfect if you are a lover of weird fiction, with touches of the surreal. What we have here is somewhat of a military allegory, but its shaded and nuanced more than a political allegory in the strict sense. Something you can get your teeth into."
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    #3Kraken

    Kraken
    Kraken is a cryptocurrency exchange tool for professional traders in its market. It offers a trustworthy and secure trading system. where you can trade your money, see your profits, see your account and how has your trading improved.
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    Patrick Wagner
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "Unfortunately, while this particular app does seem like a good idea and useful tool, the reviews are quite negative and I have never really been interested in Bitcoin and cryptocurrencies. I just feel the risk of a negative outcome is too great for me!"
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    #4We Have Always Lived in the Castle

    We Have Always Lived in the Castle
    We Have Always Lived in the Castle is a chilling novel about a hideous (and possibly murderous) family living in the depths of a creepy estate. A struggle arises when a family member visited their humble abode.
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    Aaron Bell
    Written on April 26, 2018
    "We Have Always Lived in the Castle has a creative cast of character which slowly draws the reader in inch by inch. Shirley Jackson does a great job of building suspense in this book. A quick and enjoyable read."
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    #5The Lottery

    The Lottery

    The Lottery is a classic dystopian horror fiction novel written by Shirley Jackson. This book is first published in 2007 by Perfection Learning. 

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    Aaron Kim
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Great classic book about to town's lottery to chose a sacrifice. Very short, at 30 pages. "
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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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    Emily Reid
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "I have actually read Magic America back when it first came out on my kindle fire. I think "coming of age" topics are extremely interesting and very information for people who are in the "coming of age" phase in their life. This story is fairly easy to follow and doesn't seem to go off track at all. I've never ordered the paperback copy though."
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    #7Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes

    Something Wicked This Way Comes is a fictional horror novel written by Ray Bradbury and was published in 1962. This book tells the story of two 13-year old boys and their unforgettable, horrifying experience with a traveling carnival.

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    Louis Diaz
    Written on May 14, 2018
    "Travel backward to a time when technology was not as developed as it is now. "Something Wicked This Way Comes" is the journey back where a circus or carnival is a significant event in town. I found this book to be both haunting and fascinating to read. If you don't like horror, you probably want to steer clear of this book. Also, this is merely a suggestion, but if you enjoy metal you must give a listen to Iced Earth with a song by the same name. It was inspired by this book if I remember correctly."
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    #8The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita

    The Master and Margarita is a satire about the devil visiting the godless Soviet Union in the 1930s. Mikhail Bulgakov wrote the book during Stalin's regime and can be regarded as a response to political repression.

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    Gloria Edwards
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "A friend gave me this book to read. I found it to be really weird and different. It does have some comedic parts that will have you smiling. But it has lots of serious tragic events too. Books about Satan, Demons and witches just do not appeal to me. "
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    #9John Dies at the End

    John Dies at the End

    David Wong's comedic horror novel John Dies at the End, which started out as an online web series, is now a major motion picture. This novel is considered to bring back the love for Lovecraft, one of the biggest names in horror. 

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    Miguel Ángel Saldaña
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "Weird kind of sets the bar high as other worldly and strange by definition. So the question is how much of an element is of the bizarre, hard to comprehend, or reflective of a singular mind that is completely out there. One reviewer states It gets messy, but John Dies... keeps up the entertainment levels by shooting the rule book, waiting for it to reanimate and shooting it again for luck. Cultdom beckons. Cult status is a pretty good metric for weird. Good, has never particularly mattered. "
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    #10Coraline

    Coraline

    Neil Gaiman's Coraline is about a little girl who found another dimension, and in it, she saw her family and friends, but they had buttons for eyes. Realizing the dangers, Coraline must use her wits to save not only herself but the others as well.

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    Sun Zhou
    Written on April 28, 2018
    "If you are looking for a book that could be considered weird fiction, Coraline is probably what you are looking for. Coraline finds another dimension where people have buttons for eyes."
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    #11Tagged: The Apocalypse

    Tagged: The Apocalypse
    A new breed of zombies is hunting down humanity: fast and with sharp claws and teeth, they forced every human to the underground and everyone has to look after himself, as the government is no longer able to help anybody.


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    Brandon Carr
    Written on April 27, 2018
    "Tagged: The Apocalypse is a book written by Joseph M. Chiron. The book is about a post apocalyptic tell where the government and military are overrun, retreating underground and leaving the populace to fend for themselves. "
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    #12The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories

    The Call of Cthulhu and Other Weird Stories is a selection of Lovecraft's terrifying tales including classics like 'The Outsider' or 'The Call of Cthulhu'. It is 452 pages of psychological and paranormal stories written by the reinventor of the terror genre. 

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    Brian Russell
    Written on April 30, 2018
    "I used to read a lot of H.P lovecraft in my youth and loved it. He and poe dominated the young horror scene and rightly so. I loved this one and this book is huge. Great for all ages."
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    #13The 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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    Jacob Lane
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "I hadn't read this since high school and didn't really appreciate it then. Picked up a copy to read 20 years later and it's a whole different story. A really disturbing take on the human experience."
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    #14The Great God Pan

    The Great God Pan
    The Great God Pan is a classic horror novel by Arthur Machen, first published in 1890. It tells the story of a surgeon, Dr. Raymond, who conducted an experimental operation on a woman's brain so that she may see the spiritual world.
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    Tiffany Barnett
    Written on April 18, 2018
    "I'm an aspiring author and after reading Stephen Kings TERRIFYING, "Revival." I noticed he gave credit where credit is due in pointing out this novella by Machen as an influence. I'm not a rambler on reviews so I'll keep it short like the story itself. It is probably the scariest thing I've read and the scariest part is that it was written in the 19th century. It's a quick read and leaves much to the imagination! If only I could see what the poor Gents' saw that caused their self-inflicted demise... actually I take that back, I'll leave that to the imagination. A masterpiece in horror literature is what's not written only to lurk between the lines and that's why this tale is so disturbing yet subtle in its own right. Read it then read it again is my suggestion. "
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    #15Krondor 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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    Samuel Meza
    Written on May 3, 2018
    "Another in a series of books that really gets into the sci-fi coolness, without going overboard and being silly. Something to look into if you're a friend of the genre looking for something witty and neat."
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    #16Krondor 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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    Henry Lynch
    Written on April 29, 2018
    "Wanna go to a strange land?"
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    #17The Opposing Shore

    The Opposing Shore

    The Opposing Shore is an award-winning fiction book by Julien Gracq that tells the story of Aldo. He is a rich young man who patrols the seas from two states who are fighting for it. 

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    Joseph Mason
    Written on April 24, 2018
    "This book does not portray anything weird but more about a young man who patrols the seas of two states. It is to deal with the states fighting for the territory. "
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    #18The White People and Other Weird Stories

    The White People and Other Weird Stories

    The White People and Other Weird Stories is a speculative fantasy novel written by Arthur Machen. Edited by S. T. Joshi and with the foreword provided by Guillermo del Toro, it was published in 1904.

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    Matthew Castillo
    Written on May 18, 2018
    "From the title, you'd think this was a racist novel. Sadly, it is not. We bought this for my lodge, expecting much amusement, but instead, it's just straight ahead fiction. Books with misleading titles should be burned!"
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    #19The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray

    The Picture of Dorian Gray is a philosophical book by Oscar Wilde that tells the story of Dorian Gray's thirst for everlasting beauty and the curse over his portrait. This novel is first published in 1890.

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    Samantha Jordan
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The Picture of Dorian Grey was easily one of the best books I have ever read. This book was written well over a century ago and yet still remains popular and insightful. Wilde’s perception of humanity is, in my opinion, spot on. Every single word of this book has depth and insight."
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    #20Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children
    Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs, is an unforgettable novel that mixes fiction and photography in a thrilling reading experience. A horrific family tragedy sets Jacob in a remote island where he discovers the crumbling ruins of Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children. As he explores, it becomes clear that the children were more than just peculiar. They may have been dangerous, and they may still be alive.
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    Brian Cox
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "This book serves as an excellent tool to keep my son reading. He is very interested in the mature language and the creepy pictures. We have always had trouble keeping him reading and this book keeps his attention very well. He frequently comes up to me after school to tell me about what happens next in the book, this is pretty unusual for him. I'm definitely going to buy the next two books in the series. He really likes how it is a flip on growing up. Rather than finding out all the fantastical stories you heard as a kid were fake, the protagonist finds out they're true. Do not buy this book if you're not okay with your kid seeing strong language!"
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    #21Alchemist

    Alchemist
    Razzil Darkbrew, the Alchemist, is a melee strength hero whose alchemical prowess makes him a strange but versatile fighter. He is an unusual carry based upon transmuting killed creeps into large amounts of bonus gold, with both an early game and late game presence due to the enormous health regeneration from his ultimate and the first strike nature of his other spells
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    Alice Lucas
    Written on April 23, 2018
    "However weird this fiction is, it is not a book. It is a video game full of trolls, heroes, and other creepy things all looking for some gold."
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    #22Looking for Jake: And Other Stories

    Looking for Jake: And Other Stories

    Looking for Jake: And Other Stories is a science fiction short story collection book written by China Miéville. This science fiction short story collection book was published in 2006 by Pan Books.

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    Amy Welch
    Written on May 16, 2018
    "I'm not a fan of his short stories. You can't really get into them before they're over. All they do is leave you hanging, waiting for something more."
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    #23Geek Love

    Geek Love

    Geek Love is a contemporary horror fiction novel written by Katherine Dunn. This fantasy book is about Binewskis family and published in 2002 by Random House Vintage. 

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    Israel Jaramillo
    Written on April 22, 2018
    "i fear horror stories"
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    #24Pride and Prejudice and Zombies

    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies
    Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is a retelling of the classic Jane Austen novel. In addition to romance, this version includes swordfights, cannibalism, and bloody mayhem.
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    Amy Chavez
    Written on April 19, 2018
    "This book is not great. I was expecting a lot more and there is potential for so much better than what we get with this book. It was mostly the story of Pride and Prejudice with a few additions about zombies here and there, like the author half-heartedly threw them in. I was expecting something a bit more clever overall, and if I had known what this was I probably would not have purchased the book. I thought it was going to be a bit more integrated and clever, but it wasn't. Womp Womp."
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    #25Horns

    Horns

    Horns is a New York Times Bestselling gothic horror novel by internationally acclaimed, horror author, Joe Hill. This masterpiece by the Bram Stoker Awardee is now a major motion picture. 

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    Nancy Morgan
    Written on April 25, 2018
    "Horns is a very weird book. I am somehow fascinated by the gothic horror fiction and all of the supernatural things that go on. Once I open it up to read a few pages, I tend that I lose track of time. There is even a movie out based on this book, but I haven't seen it yet."
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    #26Animal 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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    Ralph Douglas
    Written on May 1, 2018
    "Animal farm is a classic and one of my favorites. I wouldn't really consider it a weird fiction book but it's a look at a darker side of society."
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    #27House 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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    Craig Weber
    Written on May 8, 2018
    "The best weird fiction book is House of Leaves by Mark Danielewski. Johnny Truant, an employee in a LA tattoo parlour, finds a notebook kept by Zampano, a reclusive old man found dead in a cluttered apartment. The notebook contains interviews of people of an underground subculture and its denizens."

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1The Scar (New Crobuzon)Books 0 Paid
2The Tartar SteppeBooks 0 Paid
3KrakenWebsites 0 Free
4We Have Always Lived in the CastleBooks 0 Paid
5The Lottery Books 0 Paid
6Magic AmericaBooks 0 Paid
7Something Wicked This Way ComesBooks 0 Paid
8The Master and MargaritaBooks 0 Paid
9John Dies at the EndBooks 0 Paid
10CoralineBooks 0 Paid
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