Return to Books that will induce a mindfuck (idea)

Here is the list of books that will officially induce [mindfuck]s, sorted alphabetically by author. Those authors in bold have been recommended by one or more people as being generally mindfucking - any books listed under their names are particularly odd. You're welcome to /msg me to make an addition to this list.

And finally, although he's way down at the bottom, my personal recommendation is definitely [Howard Zinn]'s [A People's History of the United States], as it turns the ultimate [mindfuck]: inverting the world-view of our entire culture, and it is [non-fiction].

  • [Douglas Adams|Adams, Douglas]
    • [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy]
      [The Restaurant at the End of the Universe]
      [Life, the Universe, and Everything]
      [So Long, and thanks for all the fish]
      [Mostly Harmless]
    • [Dirk Gently's Holistic Detective Agency]
  • [|Richard Adams|Adams, Richard]
    • [Watership Down]
  • [Dante Alighieri|Alighieri, Dante]
    • [Inferno]
  • [Isobel Allende|Allende, Isobel]
    • [The House of the Spirits]
  • [Isaac Asimov|Asimov, Isaac]
    • [Foundation]
    • [The Bicentennial Man]
  • [Margaret Atwood|Atwood, Margaret]
    • [A Handmaid's Tale]
    • [The Edible Woman]
    • [Surfacing]
  • [john stephen ayliffe|Ayliffe, John Stephen]
    • [Blind Man's Bluff]
  • [Iain Banks|Banks, Iain] or [Iain M. Banks|Banks, Iain M.]
    • [The Bridge]
    • [The Wasp Factory]
    • [Use of Weapons]
  • [Nick Bantok|Bantok, Nick]
    • [Griffin and Sabine]
  • [John Barth|Barth, John]
    • [Chimera]
  • [Greg Bear|Bear, Greg]
    • [Blood Music]
  • [Alfred Bester|Bester, Alfred]
    • [Tiger! Tiger!]
  • [Hakim Bey|Bey, Hakim]
    • [Temporary Autonomous Zone]
  • [Francesca Lia Block|Block, Francesca Lia]
    • [Dangerous Angels] - the [Weetzie Bat] books
  • [Boethius]
    • [Consolation of Philosophy]
  • [Jorge Luis Borges|Borges, Jorge Luis]
    • [Ficciones] (Fictions)
    • [The Cirular Ruins]
  • [Ray Bradbury|Bradbury, Ray]
    • [Fahrenheit 451]
    • [Dandelion Wine]
  • [Dorothy Bryant|Bryant, Dorothy]
    • [The Kin Of Ata Are Waiting For You]
  • [Mikhail Bulgakov|Bulgakov, Mikhail]
    • [The Master and Margarita]
    • [The Heart of a Dog]
  • [Anthony Burgess|Burgess, Anthony]
    • [A Clockwork Orange]
  • [william s. burroughs|Burroughs, William S.]
    • [Junkie]
    • [Naked Lunch]
    • [The Ticket That Exploded]
    • [Junky's Christmas]
  • [Albert Camus|Camus, Albert]
    • [The Outsider]
    • [The Myth of Sisyphus]
    • [The Stranger]
    • [The Plague]
  • [Truman Capote|Capote, Truman]
    • [In Cold Blood]
  • [Orson Scott Card|Card, Orson Scott]
    • [Ender's Game]
      [Speaker for the Dead]
      [Xenocide]
    • [Pastwatch: The Redemption of Christopher Columbus]
    • [Songmaster]
  • [Edmund Snow Carpenter|Carpenter, Edmund Snow]
    • [They Became what They Beheld]
  • [Lewis Carroll|Carroll, Lewis]
    • [Alice In Wonderland]
    • [Through the Looking-glass]
  • [peter carroll|Carroll, Peter]
    • [Liber Null]
    • [Psychonaut]
    • [Liber Kaos]
  • [Adolfo Bioy Casares|Casares, Adolfo Bioy]
  • [Carlos Castaneda|Castaneda, Carlos]
    • [The teachings of Don Juan: a Yaqui way of knowledge]
      [A Separate Reality]
      [Journey to Ixtlan]
  • [Miguel de Cervantes|Cervantes, Miguel de]
    • [Don Quixote]
  • [Truddi Chase|Chase, Truddi]
    • [When Rabbit Howls]
  • [Paddy Chayefsky|Chayefsky, Paddy]
    • [Altered States]
  • [Chuang Chou]
    • [The Chuang-Tzu]
  • [Arthur C. Clark|Clark, Arthur C.]
    • [2001: A Space Oddysey]
    • [Childhood's End]
  • [Julio Cortázar|Cortázar, Julio]
    • [End of the Game and Other Stories]
    • [Rayuela] (Hopscotch)
  • [Douglas Coupland|Coupland, Douglas]
    • [Microserfs]
  • [Mark Danielewski|Danielewski, Mark]
    • [House of Leaves]
  • [Richard Dawkins|Dawkins, Richard]
    • [The Selfish Gene]
  • [Don DeLillo|DeLillo, Don]
  • [Philip K. Dick|Dick, Philip K.]
    • [A Scanner Darkly]
    • [The Divine Invasion]
    • [VALIS]
  • [Charles Dickens|Dickens, Charles]
    • [A Tale of Two Cities]
  • [Fyodor Dostoyevsky|Dostoevsky, Fyodor]
    • [Crime and Punishment]
    • [Notes from the Underground]
    • [The Brothers Karamazov]
  • [Umberto Eco|Eco, Umberto]
    • [Foucalt's Pendulum]
    • [The Name of the Rose]
  • [F.M. Efsandiary|Efsandiary, F.M.]
    • [Upwingers]
  • [Greg Egan|Egan, Greg]
    • [Diaspora]
    • [Distress]
    • [Permutation City]
  • [T.S. Elliot|Eliot, T.S.]
    • [The Wasteland]
  • [Bret Easton Ellis|Ellis, Bret Easton]
    • [American Psycho]
  • [Edward Robb Ellis|Ellis, Edward Robb]
    • [A Nation in Torment]
  • [Michael Ende|Ende, Michael]
    • [The Neverending Story]
  • [Euclid]
    • [The Elements]
  • [Philip Jose Farmer|Farmer, Philip Jose]
    • [To Your Scattered Bodies Go]
  • [William Faulkner|Faulkner, William]
    • [As I Lay Dying]
  • [Leslie Feinberg|Feinberg, Leslie]
    • [Stone Butch Blues]
  • [Michel Foucault|Foucault, Michel]
    • [Discipline and Punish]
  • [John Fowles|Fowles, John]
    • [The Magus]
  • [Sigmund Freud|Freud, Sigmund]
    • [Civilization and Its Discontents]
  • [Jostein Gaarder|Gaarder, Jostein]
    • [Sophie's World]
  • [Laurence Gardner|Gardner, Laurence]
    • [The Bloodline of the Holy Grail]
  • [Neil Gaiman|Gaiman, Neil]
    • [Good Omens] (with [Terry Pratchett])
    • [Neverwhere]
    • [American Gods]
  • [Jean Genet|Genet, Jean]
    • [Miracle of The Rose]
  • [Charlotte Perkins Gilman|Gilman, Charlotte Perkins]
    • [Herland]
  • [William Gibson|Gibson, William]
    • [Burning Chrome]
    • [Neuromancer]
      [Count Zero]
      [Mona Lisa Overdrive]
    • [Virtual Light]
      [Idoru]
      [All Tomorrow's Parties]
  • [James Gleick|Gleick, James]
    • [Chaos : Making a New Science]
  • [alasdair gray|Gray, Alasdair]
    • [Lanark]
  • [Nikolai Gogol|Gogol, Nikolai]
    • [The Diary of a Madman and Other Stories]
  • [William Golding|Golding, William]
    • [Lord of the Flies]
  • [Ken Grimwood|Grimwood, Ken]
    • [Replay]
  • [G.I. Gurdjief|Gurdjieff, G. I.]
    • [Beelzebub's Tales to his Grandson]
  • [james l. halperin|Halperin, James L.]
    • [The Truth Machine]
  • [Elizabeth Hand|Hand, Elizabeth]
    • [Waking the Moon]
    • [Glimmering]
    • [Winterlong]
      [Aestival Tide] [Icarus Descending]
  • [Robert A. Heinlein|Heinlein, Robert A.]
    • [Stranger in a Strange Land]
    • [The Moon is a Harsh Mistress]
    • [Time Enough For Love]
  • [Joseph Heller|Heller, Joseph]
    • [Catch 22]
  • [Frank Herbert|Herbert, Frank]
    • [Dune]
  • [W.F. Hermans|Hermans, W.F.]
    • [Het behouden huis]
    • [Nooit meer slapen]
  • [Michael Herr|Herr, Michael]
    • [Dispatches]
  • [Herman Hesse|Hesse, Herman]
    • [Steppenwolf]
    • [Siddhartha]
  • [Douglas Hofstadter|Hofstadter, Douglas]
    • [Godel, Escher Bach: an Eternal Golden Braid]
    • [Metamagical Themas]
  • [victor hugo|Hugo, Victor]
    • [Les Miserables]
  • [Aldous huxley|Huxley, Aldous]
    • [Brave new World]
    • [The Doors of Perception]
  • [Henrik Ibsen|Ibsen, Henrik]
    • [A Doll's House]
  • [John Irving|Irving, John]
    • [A Prayer for Owen Meany]
  • [Graham Joyce|Jotce, Graham]
    • [The Tooth Fairy]
  • [James Joyce|Joyce, James]
    • [Ulysses]
    • [Finnegan's Wake]
  • [Franz Kafka|Kafka, Franz]
    • [The Penal Colony]
    • [The Trial]
    • [America]
    • [The Castle]
    • [Metamorphosis]
  • [Michio Kaku|Kaku, Michio]
    • [Hyperspace]
  • [Jack Kerouac|Kerouac, Jack]
    • [On the Road]
    • [Visions of Cody]
    • [the Dharma Bums]
  • [Ken Kesey|Kesey, Ken}]
    • [One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest]
  • [J. Gregory Keyes|Keyes, J. Gregory]
    • [Newton's Cannon]
      [A Calculus of Angels]
      [Empire of Unreason]
    • [The Waterborn]
      [The Blackgod]
  • [Tracy Kidder|Kidder, Tracy]
    • [The Soul of a New Machine]
  • [Stephen King|King, Stephen]
    • The [Dark Tower] series
    • [The Tommyknockers]
    • [The Stand]
  • [Maxine Hong Kingston|Kingston, Maxine Hong]
    • [The Woman Warrior]
  • [John Knowles|Knowles, John]
    • [A Seperate Peace]
  • [Jon Land|Land, Jon]
    • The [Jared Kimberlain] series
  • [Jerry Kosinski|Kosinski, Jerry]
    • [The Painted Bird]
  • [D. H. Lawrence|Lawrence, D. H.]
    • [Lady Chatterly's Lover]
  • [Timothy Leary|Leary, Timothy]
    • [Politics of Ecstasy and Info-Psychology] (aka [Exo-Psychology])
  • [Tanith Lee|Lee, Tanith]
    • [The Silver Metal Lover]
  • [Stanislaw Lem|Lem, Stanislaw]
    • [The Cyberiad]
    • [Solaris]
    • [The Futurological Congress]
    • [Eden]
  • [C.S. Lewis|Lewis, C.S.]
    • [Out of the Silent Planet]
      [Perelandra]
      [That Hideous Strength]
  • [Mark Leyner|Leyner, Mark]
    • [Et Tu, Babe]
    • [The Tetherballs of Bouganville]
  • [John C. Lilly|Lilly, John C.]
    • [Programming and Metaprogramming in the Human Biocomputer]
  • [Grace Llewellyn|Llewellyn, Grace]
    • [The Teenage Liberation Handbook]
  • [Barry B. Longyear|Longyear, Barry B.]
    • [Sea of Glass]
  • [Norman Mailer|Mailer, Norman]
    • [Why Are We In Vietnam?]
  • [Nelson Mandela|Mandela, Nelson]
    • [Long Walk to Freedom]
  • [Gabriel Garcia Marquez|Marquez, Gabriel Garcia]
    • [One Hundred Years of Solitude]
  • [Peter Mayle|Mayle, Peter]
    • [Where Did I Come From?]
  • [Terence Mckenna|McKenna, Terence]
    • [The Archaic Revival]
    • [The Invisible Landscape] (with [Dennis McKenna]
    • [True Hallucinations]
  • [Arthur Miller|Miller, Arthur]
    • [A Canticle for Leibowitz]
  • [Henry Miller|Miller, Henry]
    • [Plexus]
  • [John Milton|Milton, John]
    • [Paradise Lost]
  • [Thomas More|More, Thomas]
    • [Utopia]
  • [Toni Morrison|Morrison, Tony]
    • [The Bluest Eye]
  • [Haruki Murakami|Murakami, Haruki]
    • [A Wild Sheep Chase]
    • [The Wind-up Bird Chronicles]
  • [Miyamoto Musashi|Musashi, Miyamoto]
    • [The Book of Five Rings]
  • [Robert Musil|Musil, Robert]
    • [The Man Without Qualities] (Der Mann ohne Eigenschaften)
  • [Vladimir Nabokov|Nabokov, Vladimir]
    • [Lolita]
  • [Katherine Neville|Neville, Katherine]
    • [The Eight]
  • [Friedrich Nietzsche|Nietzsche, Friedrich]
    • [The Gay Science]
  • [Jeff Noon|Noon, Jeff]
    • [Vurt]
    • [Nymphomation]
  • [Tor Nørretranders|Nørretranders, Tor]
    • [The User Illusion]
  • [Joyce Carol Oates|Oates, Joyce Carol]
    • [Blonde]
  • [Flann O'Brien|O'Brien, Flann]
    • [The Third Policeman]
  • [Timothy O'Brien|O'Brien, Timothy]
    • [The Things They Carried]
  • [George Orwell|Orwell, George]
    • [1984]
    • [Animal Farm]
  • [Camille Paglia|Paglia, Camille]
    • [Sexual Personae]
  • [Chuck Palahniuk|Palahniuk, Chuck]
    • [Fight Club]
    • [Survivor]
    • [Choke]
    • [Invisible Monsters]
  • [georges perec|Perec, Georges]
    • [A Void]
  • [Sylvia Plath|Plath, Sylvia]
    • [The Bell Jar]
  • [Robert Pirsig|Pirsig, Robert]
    • [Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance]
  • [Edgar Allan Poe|Poe, Edgar Allan]
  • [Thomas Pynchon|Pynchon, Thomas]
    • [The Crying of Lot 49]
    • [Gravity's Rainbow]
  • [Daniel Quinn|Quinn, Daniel]
    • [Ishmael and The Story of B]
  • [Ayn Rand|Rand, Ayn]
    • [The Fountainhead]
  • [Luke Rhinehart|Rhinehart, Luke]
    • [The Dice Man]
    • [Adventures of Wim]
    • [Search for the Dice Man]
  • [Andy Rooney|Rooney, Andy]
    • [Not That You Asked]
  • [robert rosen|Rosen, Robert]
    • [Life Itself]
  • [john ross|Ross, John]
    • [Unintended Consequences]
  • [Arundhati Roy|Roy, Arundhati]
    • [The Cost of Living]
    • [The God of Small Things]
  • [Rudy Rucker|Rucker, Rudy]
    • [Software, Wetware, and Freeware]
  • [Douglas Rushkoff|Rushkoff, David]
    • [The Ecstacy Club]
  • [Oliver Sacks|Sacks, Oliver]
    • [Seeing Voices]
  • [Carl Sagan|Sagan, Carl]
    • [Pale Blue Dot]
    • [The Demon-haunted World]
  • [Antione de Saint-Exupéry|Saint-Exupéry, Antoine de]
    • [The Little Prince]
  • [J. D. Salinger|Salinger, J. D.]
    • [The Catcher in the Rye]
  • [Jose Saramago|Saramago, Jose]
    • [Blindness]
  • [Jean-Paul Sartre|Sartre, Jean-Paul]
    • [Nausea]
  • [William Shakespeare|Shakespeare, William]
    • [Hamlet]
  • [Mary Shelley|Shelley, Mary]
    • [Frankenstein]
  • [Samuel Shem|Shem, Samuel]
    • [The House of God]
    • [Mount Misery]
  • [lucius shepard|Shepard, Lucius]
    • [Life During Wartime]
  • [Dan Simmons|Simmons, Dan]
    • [Hyperion]
      [The Fall of Hyperion]
  • [St. Augustine]
    • [Confessions]
  • [Olaf Stapledon|Stapledon, Olaf]
    • [Starmaker]
  • [Gertrude Stein|Stein, Gertrude]
    • [How to Write]
  • [Neal Stephenson|Stephenson, Neal]
    • [Snow Crash]
    • [Cryptonomicon]
    • [Zodiac]
    • [Diamond Age]
  • [Patrick Süskind|Süskind, Patrick]
    • [Das Parfum]
  • [Amy Tan|Tan, Amy]
    • [The Joy Luck Club]
  • [Thich Nhat Hanh]
    • [Old Path, White Clouds]
  • [Hunter S. Thompson|Thompson, Hunter S.]
    • [Fear and Loathing In Las Vegas]
  • [James Thurber|Thurber, James]
    • [The 13 Clocks]
  • [Leo Tolstoy|Tolstoy, Leo]
    • [The death of Ivan Ilyich]
    • [the Kreuzer sonata]
  • [mark twain|Twain, Mark]
    • [Letters from the Earth]
    • [The Mysterious Stranger]
  • [Ellen Ullman|Ullman, Ellen]
    • [Close to the Machine]
  • Various
    • [The Bible]
  • [Boris Vian|Vian, Boris]
    • [I Shall Spit On Your Grave]
  • [Vernor Vinge|Vinge, Vernor]
    • [A Fire upon the Deep]
  • [Kurt Vonnegut|Vonnegut, Kurt]
    • [Breakfast of Champions]
    • [Cat's Cradle]
    • [Player Piano]
    • [Sirens of Titan]
    • [Slaughter-house Five]
  • [David Foster Wallace|Wallace, David Foster]
    • [Infinite Jest]
  • [Irvine Welsh]
    • [Filth]
  • [Lawrence E. Walsh|Walsh, Lawrence E.]
    • [Firewall]
  • [Alan Watts|Watts, Alan]
    • [The Book]
    • [The Joyous Cosmology]
    • [The Wisdom of Insecurity]
    • [The Way Of Zen]
  • [Ken Wilber|Wilbur, Ken]
    • [Sex, Ecology, Spirituality]
  • [Oscar Wilde|Wilde, Oscar]
    • [The Picture of Dorian Gray]
  • [Thornton Wilder|Wilder, Thornton]
    • [The Bridge of San Lois Ray]
  • [Robert Anton Wilson|Wilson, Robert Anton]
    • The [Illuminatus!] Trilogy (with [Robert Shea])
    • [Prometheus Rising]
    • [Cosmic Trigger]
    • [Schrödinger's Cat Trilogy] (note: originally published as three volumes: [The Universe Next Door], [The Trick Top Hat], and [The Homing Pigeons]. Thanks to [Wobbly Tech])
  • [Gene Wolfe|Wolfe, Gene]
    • [Peace]
  • [Virgina Woolf|Woolf, Virginia]
    • [To the Lighthouse]
  • [Robert Wright|Wright, Robert]
  • [Paramahansa Yogananda|Yogananda, Paramahansa]
    • [Autobiography Of A Yogi]
  • [Marguerite Yourcenar|Yourcenar, Marguerite]
    • [Anna... Soror]
    • [Alexis]
    • [Memoirs of Hadrian]
  • [Yevgeny Zamyatin, Zamyatin, Yevgeny]
    • [We]
  • [Howard Zinn|Zinn, Howard]
    • [A People's History of the United States]
  • [Gary Zukav|Zukav, Gary]
    • [Seat Of The Soul]
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