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Experimental novels

Any good recommendations?

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by Anonymousreply 22Last Monday at 11:40 PM

An old one - The Raw Shark Texts

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by Anonymousreply 211/28/2020

An older one: Tristam Shandy.

by Anonymousreply 311/28/2020

"Strange Sisters."

by Anonymousreply 411/28/2020

Nabokovs amazing and exhilarating Pale Fire.

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by Anonymousreply 602/04/2021

Almanac of the Dead

by Anonymousreply 702/04/2021

I love this one. It’s a real page turner.

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by Anonymousreply 802/04/2021

Amusement Pork

by Anonymousreply 902/04/2021

I don't like your choice, OP.

The F-Word needs to be banned! Just like the N-Word needs to be banned.

by Anonymousreply 1002/04/2021

Who’s that experimental gay novelist who writes books about harming twinks?

by Anonymousreply 1102/04/2021

“Sculder and Mully are two FBI agents assigned to The Butt Files, a division of the FBI dealing exclusively with cases that are too arousing to solve. Together they’ve managed to crack plenty of unexplained cases, but their new assignment is the most mysterious one yet.

When a troubled bigfoot contacts Sculder about his television set that won’t turn on, the handsome agent jumps at the chance to get to the bottom of this technological paranormal occurrence. It’s only when the agent’s arrive that they discover the TV wasn’t plugged in, but soon the plug itself comes into play. Looking mysteriously like an anal probe, this paranormal plug sends Sculder on a journey to find the truth… deep within his own ass.”

by Anonymousreply 1202/04/2021

The Sluts

by Anonymousreply 1302/05/2021

R11 Dennis Cooper

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by Anonymousreply 1502/11/2021

Anything by Delany

by Anonymousreply 1602/19/2021

"Experimental novels" have not existed since the publication of "Finnegans Wake" and "The World Is Round."

One's model and scheme work or they don't. It doesn't matter how a novel is put together if it succeeds with readers. Prose = Prose.

People - and writers - are so ignorant, preening and pretentious. No one called "Tristram Shandy" "experimental" and readers today still (can) find it challenging. Its first volume appeared in 1759.

by Anonymousreply 1702/19/2021

R17 You don’t consider Gravity’s Rainbow experimental?

by Anonymousreply 1802/19/2021

Castle faggot not as fun as his haunted hillbilly book.

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by Anonymousreply 20Last Monday at 7:55 PM

So, I looked up some of these books and at 100 pages or so, I'd have to call several of them pamphlets.

by Anonymousreply 21Last Monday at 10:52 PM

I've never heard of Castle Faggot but now I'm intrigued.

I've read The Raw Shark Texts and it was ok but not as good as I was expecting. Really liked 'House of Leaves' by Mark Z. Danielewski - it's very difficult to explain but basically a story within a story with a very unconventional layout.

I also have S. by JJ Abrams and Doug Dorst, which is also essentially a story within a story but I never actually finished it.

by Anonymousreply 22Last Monday at 11:40 PM
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