Most Confusing Books you ever read?

I am currently reading a very entertaining but confusing book and so wondering if others have read some that were too confusing also?
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message 1: by Bettie (new)

Bettie There are two categories here:

confusing but (very) good = House of Leaves
confusing but bad = Illuminatus!


message 2: by Lee (new)

Lee Hmmmmm, I want to read House of Leaves. The only book I can think of that was a little confusing at the beginning but brilliant is Cloud Atlas. I guess I'll add that one.


message 3: by Erica (new)

Erica I'm pretty new on here, but is there any way to add books to the list. The most confusing book that I can remember reading to date is The Third Policeman by Flann O'Brien. I really liked the Historian thought. I didn't find that too confusing


message 4: by Bettie (new)

Bettie Erica - scroll up this page and look top right. There is a 'find book' box


then


Bob's yer Uncle.
The hardest gadget to find is the one that deletes a book you've added but later changed your mind about. The very pale cross is extreme right of the page next to your entry.

Happy Listing!


message 5: by Booklovinglady (last edited Sep 13, 2015 10:47AM) (new)

Booklovinglady The Sound And The Fury, the current #1, needed a second reading some years later to suddenly make (a lot of) sense to me... :-)
Same thing happened to me when I reread Catch-22, the current #2, by the way.

So maybe some of these books just need to be read again, at an older age...?


message 6: by David (new)

David Bettie☯ wrote: "There are two categories here:

confusing but (very) good = House of Leaves
confusing but bad = Illuminatus!"


I second this. House of Leaves is easily one of the best books I've ever read. I'm sure many, many people would hate it, but it's at least worth a try because it's unlike anything you've read before, guaranteed.


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