Stand on Zanzibar

John Brunner
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Lots of non-obvious invented slang


This book relies heavily on invented slang. As you read you may start to pick up on what some of these words mean, but to get to that point, you'll have to slog through several chapters where you don't understand much of what people are saying. I've read a few books where figuring out the the lingo was fun, but this was too much for me.