It's about the void left by the death throes of Christianity in the 20th century, and the various forces trying to fill it. The titular Invisible Man is not literally invisible - rather the rest of the world has been figuratively blinded to him by the burning bright lights of liberalism and Marxism (represented by the 1,369 lightbulbs early on in the book and the electric shock experiments later on).
/lit/ hates it because it was written by a black man and as we all know only white cis men are allowed into the western canon, and we'll just ignore that our lord and savior Harold Bloom actually liked it
i've only ever seen ambivalent opinions about this book on here
never read it
you should know we don't hate books for being written by black people, we (generally, of course) hate them for whatever reason and then choose to go about expressing it in the most offensive way possible
all the more reason to let me know you fami
it's a p mediocre book but it's ambiguous enough that it lets dumb white boys here think that they're just like the invisible/underground man, so misunderstood and marginalized being pasty losers no one can ever love.
lol you're an idiot
it's beautifully-written, provides a thorough examination of the black experience in early 20th century america, and relates that back to broader philosophical issues of identity. if you don't think there's anything more to it than le edgy outcasts you're not worthy of posting here.