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I'm getting ready for the GRE and am looking for some highly challenging books. Any new bombastic dense context with long weird complex sentences would work for me. I would like to see who dense a context can be, and again, I'm not looking for something overly archaic that only a neanderthal could fully understand!

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Hi Nate, welcome to Writers SE. This is not on-topic for us, as it's not about writing or editing. (That said, Gabriel Garcia-Marquez's Autumn of the Patriarch ought to do you nicely. I counted six sentences stretched over 40 pages before I threw it across the room.) –  Lauren Ipsum Aug 30 '13 at 16:57
    
@LaurenIpsum Thank you for your response. I'll soon get the translated version of that book. Where do you suggest I should post this question to get more answers? –  Nate Aug 31 '13 at 15:13
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Doctor Faustus by Thomas Mann. I found it extraordinarily challenging, and worth it. Twice.

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Thank you. I found more that one book titled Doctor Faustus. Before I purchase, would you please check if this is the one you suggested? tinyurl.com/n2tu4hv Translated from German by John E. Woods. –  Nate Aug 31 '13 at 15:38
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Of the two that I read, the John E. Woods translation is by far my favorite. I forget who translated the other one I read. –  Dale Emery Sep 1 '13 at 0:00
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