Absurdist Fiction Books

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The Metamorphosis The Metamorphosis (Paperback)
by (shelved 36 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 699,467 ratings — published 1915
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The Stranger The Stranger (Paperback)
by (shelved 22 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 761,750 ratings — published 1942
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Catch-22 Catch-22 (Paperback)
by (shelved 21 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 748,545 ratings — published 1961
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The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2) The Reptile Room (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #2)
by (shelved 20 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 195,664 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 19 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 428,073 ratings — published 1999
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The Trial The Trial (Paperback)
by (shelved 15 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 249,783 ratings — published 1925
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The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5) The Austere Academy (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #5)
by (shelved 13 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.98 — 140,258 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 13 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 147,996 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 13 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.93 — 168,051 ratings — published 2000
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The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9) The Carnivorous Carnival (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #9)
by (shelved 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.99 — 112,968 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 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 123,395 ratings — published 2001
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Slaughterhouse-Five Slaughterhouse-Five (Paperback)
by (shelved 12 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.08 — 1,178,573 ratings — published 1969
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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 — 127,075 ratings — published 2001
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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 — 101,547 ratings — published 2001
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The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11) The Grim Grotto (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #11)
by (shelved 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 100,074 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 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.05 — 92,757 ratings — published 2005
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The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10) The Slippery Slope (A Series of Unfortunate Events, #10)
by (shelved 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.02 — 109,558 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 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 92,655 ratings — published 2006
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A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1) A Dirty Job (Grim Reaper, #1)
by (shelved 10 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 114,482 ratings — published 2006
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Waiting for Godot Waiting for Godot (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.83 — 169,362 ratings — published 1952
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Cat's Cradle Cat's Cradle (Paperback)
by (shelved 9 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.16 — 349,842 ratings — published 1963
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The Castle The Castle (Paperback)
by (shelved 8 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.95 — 47,306 ratings — published 1926
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The Plague The Plague (Paperback)
by (shelved 7 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.01 — 189,673 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 — 60,790 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 — 16,866 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 3.86 — 14,774 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 4.02 — 76,901 ratings — published 1980
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Fool Fool (Hardcover)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.96 — 52,340 ratings — published 2009
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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 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.75 — 39,021 ratings — published 2003
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Island of the Sequined Love Nun Island of the Sequined Love Nun (Paperback)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.79 — 30,924 ratings — published 1997
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Bite Me (A Love Story, #3) Bite Me (A Love Story, #3)
by (shelved 5 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.85 — 26,755 ratings — published 2010
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Breakfast of Champions Breakfast of Champions (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 4.07 — 230,837 ratings — published 1973
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Sacré Bleu Sacré Bleu (Kindle Edition)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.78 — 31,330 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 — 32,951 ratings — published 1999
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Coyote Blue Coyote Blue (Paperback)
by (shelved 4 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.77 — 25,642 ratings — published 1993
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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 — 42,843 ratings — published 1992
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Noir Noir (Hardcover)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.76 — 12,254 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 4.13 — 121,898 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 4.16 — 28,931 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 3.91 — 10,223 ratings — published 1990
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Mr. Vertigo Mr. Vertigo (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.94 — 12,390 ratings — published 1994
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Galápagos Galápagos (Paperback)
by (shelved 3 times as absurdist-fiction)
avg rating 3.86 — 72,678 ratings — published 1985
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Francis M. Nevins Jr.
“Long before the Theater of the Absurd, Woolrich discovered that an incomprehensible universe is best reflected in an incomprehensible story.

("Introduction")”
Francis M. Nevins, Night and Fear: A Centenary Collection of Stories

Kurt Vonnegut Jr.
“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

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