Popular Absurdist Fiction Books

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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 25 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.80 — 549,556 ratings — published 1915
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 19 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 617,924 ratings — published 1942
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The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2) The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)
by (shelved 18 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 168,097 ratings — published 1999
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The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1) The Bad Beginning (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #1)
by (shelved 17 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 357,845 ratings — published 1999
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Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1) Catch-22 (Catch-22, #1)
by (shelved 16 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 677,500 ratings — published 1961
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The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5) The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)
by (shelved 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 121,863 ratings — published 2000
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The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4) The Miserable Mill (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #4)
by (shelved 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 128,792 ratings — published 2000
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The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3) The Wide Window (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #3)
by (shelved 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 146,875 ratings — published 2000
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The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6) The Ersatz Elevator (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #6)
by (shelved 11 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 114,062 ratings — published 2001
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The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9) The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)
by (shelved 11 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 102,300 ratings — published 2002
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The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7) The Vile Village (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #7)
by (shelved 11 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 112,066 ratings — published 2001
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 11 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 1,043,696 ratings — published 1969
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The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8) The Hostile Hospital (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #8)
by (shelved 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 91,288 ratings — published 2001
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The Trial The Trial (Paperback)
by (shelved 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 204,524 ratings — published 1925
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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11) The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.00 — 90,250 ratings — published 2004
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The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12) The Penultimate Peril (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #12)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 83,274 ratings — published 2005
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Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 318,655 ratings — published 1963
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The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10) The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 99,073 ratings — published 2003
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The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13) The End (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #13)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 82,950 ratings — published 2006
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Waiting for Godot Waiting for Godot (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.82 — 144,597 ratings — published 1952
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A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
by (shelved 8 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 97,585 ratings — published 2006
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The Plague The Plague (Paperback)
by (shelved 6 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 136,272 ratings — published 1947
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Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1) Bloodsucking Fiends (A Love Story, #1)
by (shelved 6 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.94 — 57,065 ratings — published 1995
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Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2) Secondhand Souls (Grim Reaper, #2)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 14,151 ratings — published 2015
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The Serpent of Venice The Serpent of Venice (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.87 — 12,548 ratings — published 2014
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Still Life with Woodpecker Still Life with Woodpecker (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.04 — 68,074 ratings — published 1980
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The Castle The Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 39,330 ratings — published 1926
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Fool Fool (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.97 — 48,565 ratings — published 2009
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Breakfast of Champions Breakfast of Champions (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 210,631 ratings — published 1973
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Sacré Bleu Sacré Bleu (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 29,029 ratings — published 2012
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The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove, #2) The Lust Lizard of Melancholy Cove (Pine Cove, #2)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 30,479 ratings — published 1999
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Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings Fluke: Or, I Know Why the Winged Whale Sings (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.75 — 36,772 ratings — published 2003
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Island of the Sequined Love Nun Island of the Sequined Love Nun (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.79 — 28,784 ratings — published 1997
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Bite Me (A Love Story, #3) Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 24,672 ratings — published 2010
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Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove, #1) Practical Demonkeeping (Pine Cove, #1)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.82 — 39,724 ratings — published 1992
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Noir Noir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 9,007 ratings — published 2018
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The Sirens of Titan The Sirens of Titan (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 103,287 ratings — published 1959
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The Myth of Sisyphus The Myth of Sisyphus (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.15 — 18,478 ratings — published 1942
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The Music of Chance The Music of Chance (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.90 — 9,170 ratings — published 1990
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Mr. Vertigo Mr. Vertigo (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 11,052 ratings — published 1994
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Galápagos Galápagos (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.88 — 62,189 ratings — published 1985
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Coyote Blue Coyote Blue (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.77 — 23,721 ratings — published 1993
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You Suck (A Love Story, #2) You Suck (A Love Story, #2)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 44,666 ratings — published 2007
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Bluebeard Bluebeard (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.03 — 32,880 ratings — published 1987
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Hocus Pocus Hocus Pocus (Paperback)
by (shelved 2 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.82 — 28,618 ratings — published 1990
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Kurt Vonnegut
“As for myself: I had come to the conclusion that there was nothing sacred about myself or about any human being, that we were all machines, doomed to collide and collide and collide.”
Kurt Vonnegut, Breakfast of Champions

Michael Cisco
“Ask anyone what that means, what it means to see a miracle, and they will say that it's something impossible, but they mean that a miracle is something formerly believed to be impossible that turns out not to be, not to be impossible, in other words, but possible after all. If this were really true, then miracles would be the most ordinary things in the world, the most uninspiring things in the world, and what can one expect from people who have never been anything but ordinary and uninspired.”
Michael Cisco, The Traitor

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