Absurdist fiction often features a passive, resigned-to-existence-as-it-is,  and even at times hopeless protagonist. This style is often humorous and its defining feature is a surreal, weird world. Satire and dark humor are common as agnostic and nihilistic themes are sometimes explored. How do humans act and react in an irrational world? Without purpose, who are we?


Examples of Absurdist Fiction:

Catch-22 by Joseph Heller

The Invisible Man by H.G Wells

Waiting For Godot by Samuel Beckett

The Metamorphosis by Franz Kafka

Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead by Tom Stoppard