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What is the weirdest book you've ever read?
Just finished pick related and I'm honestly bewildered, it's a complete tripfest, the whole thing is both fantastic, amazing, horrific and sort of disgusting at times, I just know that I had to keep going.

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>>13216465
What is pick related bub? Also weirdest book I've read is hands down this:

>> No.13216501

I guess mine is kind of tame, but the weirdest book I've read is probably Uzumaki.

>> No.13216520

>>13216465
This would be too pleb to put in, but
Revelation. It is some terrific and horrific shit.

>> No.13216539

>>13216520
That's a pretty legit take but it's terribly paced.

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>>13216501
Sorry friend. The book is All tomorrows by C.M. Kosemen

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>>13216566
Meant for
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My take.

>> No.13216617

The master and margarita

>> No.13216630

My Tired Father by Gellu Naum. It's the most weird but still good book I've read. Its an autobiography of a Romanian surrealist written by cutting up lines and articles from American beauty/fashion magazines. It starts out nearly incomprehensible but as you read you start to see a life lived.

>> No.13216645

>>13216574
Looks sick. I'll check it out

>> No.13216662

>>13216465
Might be Story of the Eye (L'histoire de l'œil) by Georges Bataille, but it's more just weird smut than a tripfest in terms of being "fantastic, amazing, horrific [or] sort of disgusting".
>>13216520
>>13216539
Are there any other apocalyptic writings out there with similar qualities to Revelations?

>> No.13216670

>>13216662
A lot less legit but the Heaven's Gate videos on YouTube are pretty sobering.

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>>13216465
I've read this, it felt more like a fetishistic art book than an actual sci-fi novel.
Check out Dougal Dixon's books if you liked it, they're comedy gold.

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>>13216850
>that filename

>> No.13217114

>>13216465
Teatro Grotessco

>> No.13217118

>>13216465
Lanark, Alastair Grey. I recommend it.

>> No.13217128

>>13217118
I love this book like nothing else, but was it that weird for you?

It reminded me a lot of Pynchon, not stylistically or thematically, but how characters are portrayed in surreal setting.

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>>13216465
codex serafinianus
don't know if it's the weirdest i've ever seen, but i love it

>> No.13217333

>>13217313
That's a cool book, it's very creative. I've heard that he was trying to emulate a sense of illiteracy with the script he uses, so that someone who's completely literate can experience illiteracy in the same way as a child who can't read yet.

>> No.13217349

I love weird books.

Codex Seraphinianus isn't something you read exactly but fits the bill. It's an art book that attempts to capture the feeling for the reader of what opening a book would be like when they were a baby, before they could read or understand anything of the world.

Meme at this point but House of Leaves is incredible and always going to be a great example of a boundary pushing gimmick with a great story inside.


I also very much enjoy The Last Wolf & Herman The Game Warden Death of a craft, they were recently published back to back in one volume and kind of about the same thing. I loved it and it is very unusual and weirid.

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Probably "Paradise Forever" and "The Future is Paradise." The last two parts of a thing called "Paradise" by Jon Buck. I have a habit of reading wacky shit on the Internet, and Paradise is definitely not at the top, but it's still some pretty neurotic shit.

Basically, the Universe is actually a computer program, and its creator decides to fuck over humanity by creating little "viruses" that turn humans into furries exponentially, By year 1, 1 person is transformed, another next year, two the next, so on, until by 2020, everybody is affected. There's also a weirdness censor, which makes only people affected see their true state, until 2010 or so, when the barrier dies and then everybody is fucking confused. Oh, a large portion of the population also had the gender changed by the viruses in such a way that all traces of them except people's memories have switched them to their new "gender." That is not how it works, but it just helps with the oddity factor Jon was going at (even if it was for writing in people's personas and giving them fantasy fulfillment).
The two stories I mentioned at the beginning are about the year 2063 and 2064, when humanity (not really that anymore lol) finds out about those viruses, and is able to fiddle around with them. Eventually, people are able to switch their species and sex as much as they want (because apparently being stuffed in a body you don't want for several decades is completely fine), so now people on Earth (at least the USA, hopefully) don't really have an identity or face; just hundreds of bodies stuffed in one, which is constantly at the mercy of those bodies.

Overall, I think Jon's setting is perfect for something extremely depressing and having to do with Multiple Personality Disorder or the like, but the way he writes it makes it feel weirder.

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>> No.13217962

>>13216662
>Story of the Eye
pleb level cliche marylin manson shills that stupid book all the time

>> No.13217971

>>13217313
lame cartoonist

>> No.13218209

>>13217380
Got any links to a download? And from some weird wiki entry on it, it seems like weird furry fanfiction, though I suppose that doesn't exempt it from this thread.

>> No.13218364

>>13216465
Cyclonopedia by a long shot.

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>>13218209
It's not a fanfiction, it's a normal setting that's (as far as I know) not influenced by anything else to a large degree.
The link to all the stories (they were written online, thank God I don't need to download it): https://shifti.org/wiki/Paradise_(Setting)
Again, I know that the reason Jon wrote it is because furries love furry fiction, no matter the quality, but it feels like it's missing a more morbid reality to it (which is because furry fiction is often detached from the depression that is reality). Where is the mass hysteria, the cosmic horror? Where's that fear that you humanity and self someday will just... disappear?
I feel like having history rewrite itself into you now being a woman, along with you now being an animal but invisible to almost all of the population for years would take a toll on your mind to a point where you'll just say "fuck it" and die.
The only dystopia that comes close to the horrid reality of the event is "Dystopia." Even then, it leaves basically nothing to enjoy.
Proceed with caution.

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