March 18, 2010 6:26 PM Subscribe
What are the most difficult books you have ever read?
posted by Despondent_Monkey to Media & Arts (133 answers total) 98 users marked this as a favorite
I'm looking for a good challenge, and I want to read some fiendishly difficult books for the hell of it. What are some of the most challenging books you have ever read? The difficulty can stem from either the material or writing, but I'm especially looking for books with complex prose and rarefied vocabulary. I would prefer non-fiction, but I'm not picky - I'll read anything challenging.
Public domain / Project Gutenberg stuff is always a plus, but again, I'll take anything. Thanks!