Saturday, September 02, 2017

I'm Sure You'll All Agree

8 SFF Books No One Will Ever Completely Understand

7 comments:

Bud said...

Plot, character, word-flow, ideas all work together for great works in any genre, but it mostly comes down to what clicks with each reader and what doesn't. I 'get' the literary stuff of Dahlgren, but it's still a mess 8-)

Steve Oerkfitz said...

I've read most of these. The Book of the New Son, Kafka On the Shore and Dhalgren are all favorites of mine.

Rick Robinson said...

I've ead none of them, mostly because I'd been warned away by reviews.

Don Coffin said...

I've read 3, I think. Dhalgren remains a favorite, even thought I have never had any idea what the hell was going on..

Bill Crider said...

I had an idea, but that was all I had.

Deb said...

I try to go in to every book with an open mind, but I'm not willing to slog through the impenetrable like I did 30-plus years ago--so some of these I've started and then said "check please" around page 50. I have the Aldiss on my kindle (it was part of the free downloads last December) and remembered it when I saw his obit recently. Perhaps I'll give it a try.

FreeLiveFree said...

The only one I've read was Book of the New Sun. I'm a big Gene Wolfe fan. I don't think I'll ever try Dahlgren the way I'll probably never try Finnegans Wake. I liked Nova, though.