As catalogued by John Cartan. I know only a few of the books on the list, but anyone who lists Frederick Crews’ The Pooh Perplex, the one book about literary criticism to read if you’re reading only one, ought to be attended to. (Swiped from Ishbadiddle.)

Aaron Haspel | Posted November 25, 2002 @ 11:48 PM | General

8 Responses to “20 Strange Books”

  1. 1 1. Allan

    Aaron, a lot of those books are fantasies and science fiction. Borges. No wonder you’re not familiar with them. I think Titus Groan is the least fantastical of the fantasies. You might enjoy that.

  2. 2 2. James Russell

    I’m happy to see he found room for A Voyage To Arcturus in there somewhere. There are few stranger books in the English language that I know of.

  3. 3 3. Mr. Keith

    My 8th grade math teacher required my class to read Flatland… 8th grade required reading is hardly subject to being listed as a strange book. This book is strangely boring that is all.

  4. 4 4. Tim

    Mr. Keith

    Your dismissal of the book absolutely disgusts me and I am assuming (just for the fun of it) that you will accomplish much less in your life time. If you’re a writer yourself then I’ll assume that Flatland is a) much more imaginative and b) much more fun to read than anything you could ever even conceive of, you stupid, drab, awful, dull little sliver of a pathetic excuse for a pathetic excuse for a working intellect. Of course I know nothing about you and it’s entirely possible that we’d get on famously within the physical world outside the internet. It’s just that I have detected within you, from your contribution to this forum, a cloying idiocy that I can only rage at in the hope that you are at the very least midly irritated. Or considering the rather odd nature of this rambling assault on what is after all you only stating your opinion (even if it is a sickening, vile, stupid opinion), perhaps the very least I should hope for is uncomfortable confusion. In any case I wish for you to feel unpleasant while you read this, whichever form that unpleasantness manifests itself in.
    As a conclusion I will state that I consider myself immune to every response you could conceivably think of and I excuse myself of any personality flaws I make obvious about myself within this tirade. This all stems from the fact that this is the internet and I can type whatever I like. I hope you sincerely regret sharing your unfortunate, withered little opinion on this forum though I’d never consider for a moment censorship of your views. I believe stronly in defeating Bad ideas with Good ideas rather than pretending the Bad ideas aren’t there and it just so happens that your idea is a Bad idea and I have selflessly taken upon myself the responsibility of fighting your Bad idea with a very good one which is this: I may seem unpleasant for rending you to bloody slivers like this but then I didn’t reduce the work of a human being to ‘strangely boring’ even though I’m certain that the work and indeed the human being are much, much more important than someone who calls things ‘strangely boring’ on Internet forums.

    Ps. I have not read Flatland (yet).

  5. 5 5. 欧美成人色图

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  6. 6 6. 亚洲成人

    还记得,还记得你说的一生陪伴;还记得,还记得你说的一世友情;还记得,还记得你说的海誓山盟;还记得,还记得你那傻傻的 色情电影 笑容;还记得,还记得一起逃课只为了狂欢。是的,一切的一切,我都还记得。那些离去的流年,那些互损的时光。 那一年,我们遮遮掩掩地度过每一分,一秒;那一年流水哗哗,青春梦影,于是我们相约在盛夏,一起听那蝉声虫鸣;那一年,我们总是傻傻地笑着,因为谁也不知道谁的秘密,只知道我们是兄弟(姐妹);那一年,我们一起疯狂,一起杞人忧天;那一年,我们一起讨论街边美女帅哥,一起讨论世俗爱情;那一年,我们抱怨爱情总是那么遥不可及,那么青春朦胧;那一年,考完试后你对我哭泣:你要挂

  7. 7 7. 无码a片

    城市里的清晨很安静,太阳还没升起的时候,钢筋工人就已经 无码a片 在去往工地的路上。他们能听到清洁工人一下下沉重的扫地声,像是要叫醒还在沉睡中的人们。早点铺里准备早餐的滋滋声响对他们也没有多大的诱惑,非常简单地买了几块钱的早餐拿在手里就继续往工地赶。 来到工地上,迎接他们的是一栋栋等待着被建设的大楼,钢管铁架伸张着四肢撑着它的身躯,高高的塔吊瞭望四周,像是一个个的守护神保护着工地。黯淡的工地上,绿色的防护安全网应该是整个工地上比较亮眼的风景,倒是让人感觉不孤单。看着睡在地上的钢筋水泥,工人们所有的睡意便全部散去,必须要打起精神开始一天的忙碌。 趁着太阳还没有露头,尽量把外面的活多做一些,等太阳出来了就

  8. 8 8. 日本av

    溪水边的心随琴动,是风思念叶落清秋的梦,等待花开, 色情电影 心的归宿。 每天都萦绕着思绪,每天都想着在心随琴动的日子里,总是在梦里会梦到,当我那种思念的感觉每天都在心灵深处,在我一不留神的时候,心随琴动不见了,我不知道这次是暂时的别离,还是永久的消失,当在我的世界里,又经历了一次十年不遇的寒冬,我渐渐地从那雪花还没有绽放就开始融化的记忆里清醒,我看到属于我明天的自己,原来不是一个孤独落破的影子,在心随琴动的怀抱里,我感觉到的温暖是我这一生,再不可能会被抹掉的回忆,那曾经两次矛盾的选择,我的人是从那个江边走了,可是心再没有跟着我漂泊,它总算是在我二十多年苦苦追寻的路途上找到

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