Best novellas/short novels


#1

Y’know, like death in venice, call of the wild, animal farm, heart of darkness. That kind of thing.

Other good ones? Maybe more recent?

Cheets


#2

I have almost certainly failed in my reading challenge for this year so would also like to know some good ones


#3

I want to try (again) to get back into reading, now I’m feeling a bit more receptive. v. interested in this thread and I will watch keenly.

need to get on some of these.

https://electricliterature.com/17-brilliant-short-novels-you-can-read-in-a-sitting-a809de5a1046


#4

Didnt mean to call you all ‘cheets’ incidentally.


#5

Changed my mind on Crying of Lot 49, which I was a bit down on first time. Loved it second time round.

Pretty much anything by Salinger, too. I’m even a fan of the later stuff.

Han Kang’s two novels are fairly short and both quite ibterestibg as well


#6

the stranger? that’s pretty short


#7

Just remembered ‘signs preceeding the end of the world’, about a mexican border crossing. Really good.


#8

Seven Terrors by Selvedin Avdic’s very good


#9

You can read my novella-ella-ella

I really liked Jamilia by Chingiz Aitmatov
also Under the Jaguar Sun by Calvino (though it’s really 3 different senses themed short stories I guess)


#10

I recently enjoyed The Peculiar Life of a Lonely Postman by Denis Thériault

I would recommend it if you like French Canadian fiction, lonely postmen, peculiar lives and haikus.


#11


#12

The tale of a boy who accidentally kills his friend instead of stopping for a burger
Who deals with it by interviewing a bunch of burger joint cooks


#13

I searched high and low for burger information. I interviewed over fifty chosen-at-random victims to tell me their personal experiences eating burgers.


#14

love love love this book


#15

Does Slaughterhouse 5 count? Pretty short isn’t it.


#16

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#17

Everyone knows Primo Levi here right? If you don’t definitely check out his short stories because they’re pretty much GOAT


#18

But it’s more of a massive poem


#19

I came to post this book. You beat me to it. A brilliant choice. An amazing book.


#20

I thought you were trying to make your new nickname happen, Cheets.