50 Great Genre-Bending Books Everyone Should Read

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2666, Roberto Bolaño

Bolaño is a constant genre-bender (just read his poems!) but why not note his epic posthumous magnum opus here — a book so big it almost can’t help but include a swath of genres, moving from academic satire to bildungsroman to police procedural to historical romance to mythic landscape. But of course, this does nothing to describe it.