The Best Use of Stylistic Language (best form/language)

The 'title' is a bit hard to explain. Basically, what books do you think have the best and most unique/creative use of language and its style? Which book uses it the most effectively, as in, its relevance to the story and/or how it captures the reader?
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576 books · 599 voters · list created December 23rd, 2008 by Leila (votes) .
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Comments Showing 1-5 of 5 (5 new)

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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie The most recently discussed style in reading circles has been McCarthy's, where tastes are entirely polemic.




message 2: by Adriana (new)

Adriana There are several titles that are posted twice, like trainspotting, Ulysses and Lolita.


message 3: by Leila (new)

Leila fixed now :)


message 4: by Kallie (new)

Kallie Interesting list. Thank you.


message 5: by Greg (new)

Greg What a interesting list! And the first list here on goodreads that I completely agree with two in the top ten: Ulysses and Lolita. Most often, with these lists, I find nothing I've read or want to read.


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