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Reading a book is just about as /fa/ as it gets. Post favorite books and what you're currently reading. Pic related is what I'm reading right now.
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>>10874119
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>>10874119
I am literally too depressed to read
I just can't bring myself to do it
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Came here to say that book is perfection. I have no better words for it; just absolute perfection.

Anons who are in high school or early university should read her first book, The Secret History.

>pic is the author. /fa as all hell. Plus, she fucked Brett Easton Ellis, creator of dubs king Patrick Bateman, in undergrad.
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>>10874212
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>>10874217
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>>10874212
>>10874217
>she fucked Brett Easton Ellis
Such shit taste though. I hope it was a pity fuck.
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Let's get some more favorites and recommendations in here
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>>10874119
I've actually been collecting books I've already read or (w/r/t textbooks) know the subject matter of - lost a lot of my collection way back in the day, now collecting hardbacks for fun.

I got a 1936 copy of Moby Dick - one of my favorite novels - that's legit amazing. Beautiful illustrations, appears to be hand-bound, just goddamn pretty.

I also found a 1911 book on metallurgy (which I know a bit about) that's obviously quite useless at this point but that has a ridiculously hefty quality to it. Love it to death.
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>>10874285
Are you in highschool?
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>>10874290
No fashion books? Ametora looks good but I haven't read it yet
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>>10874297
I've definitely considered expanding my bookshelf on that topic. I have Flusser's Dressing the Man and a few other books and like them well enough.
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>>10874301
My collection of Japanese magazines is so embarrassingly humongous that I can't even show it without crippling fear of bullying =(
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>>10874119
just finished The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles. One character gets typhoid fever and goddamn the descriptions of his psyche as he suffers from it. Great work.

currently reading a collection of short stories by Ethan Coen. not very good really, but it occasionally has some of that signature Coen bros. humor so it's not a total waste of time
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>>10874292
Nigger, Ray Bradbury is pure Americana.
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>>10874326
From my experience (a few issues of LEON and shit like that), most people are just fascinated. I wouldn't be insecure about it.

But I know that feeling - a weeaboo friend of mine wrote a really self-serving mary sue style anime book and I bought one to be a good friend. It's currently hiding in my closet, aint no way that's going in my bookshelves
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I'm currently reading The Martian, favorite book is Old Man and The Sea. Got a pretty large backlog, looking at The Stranger and Being and Nothingness next, end goal is getting into Joyce.
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>>10874334
The last time I posted a pic (my collection has tripled since then) someone said that nobody outside of the fashion industry should have such an expanded collection of back issues

Dude my sister puts on anime conventions; literally every pale introverted anime/video game/cosplay person in every corner of my area knows who she is
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>>10874212
she is the one who turned him gay?
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>>10874343
>2016
> not rereading Faulkner or Eugene O'Neill
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>>10874349
shit i've been ousted
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Im reading H.P. Lovecraft stories at the moment, I don't know if that's "/fa/". What should I read when I'm done with this? I'm open to anything, I just needed a change of pace because I read LOTR and the Silmarillion before this
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>>10874359
Cyberpunk books
Old perzines / zine anthologies
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Gibson
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one of my favorites
>inb4 shitstorm
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>>10874397
>>>/pol/
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>>10874119
I don't really have a favorite book but this is what I'm reading right now. Im a libertarian socialist so I don't agree with all of what he has to say but it's still a pretty interesting read.
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>>10874285
You might like some Orwell or Asimovs work.
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>>10874359
Lovecraft is absolute god tier
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>>10874397
It's not a bad book until the very end, which just seemed way out of character.
>>10874411
You're a bit of an enormous faggot if you think some old book arguing for various forms of individualism is /pol/.
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>>10874437
I've read 1984 and Animal Farm. All I can think of that Asimov wrote is The Last Question
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a lot of Kafka lately. I was looking on wikipedia and many of the things he struggled with personally I face, too. his work helps me expand on my hopelessness.

Just finished The Metamorphosis yesterday.
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>>10874223
On her part. We can only hope.

>she is the juliette binoche of literature
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Art of the Deal, Crippled America, and August 1914
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>>10874810
I own a first edition of the Art of the Deal. It's a surprisingly amusing book.
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>>10874333
that book is a required reading thing for high school, iirc.
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>>10874119
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>kafka
most effay author coming through (or at least my favorite not sure what an effay author even is)

any recs for other good fiction that explores existential themes?

>>10874285
Unfortunately that genre has become saturated with YA shit. Consider what you find appealing about the novel and look elsewhere.
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I trying to live as minimal as possible, so I only have a few books in my room. These are my favorites and currently reading.
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>>10874346
How could such a qt 3.14 ever turn anyone gay?
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>tfw you'll never be as effay as Piel Divina

>>10874868
>any recs for other good fiction that explores existential themes?
Dostoyevski, Camus, Sábato.
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Still getting into actual literature
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>>10875926
Read Franny & Zooey
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>>10874119
King's best book and probably my favorite book.

People call it horror but it isn't really unless you're a little bitchboy. I read it every year.
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>>10875441
congrats on purchasing the ugliest McCarthy edition available for purchase
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working my way through the entire murakami catalog slowly but surely
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>>10875938
>Franny & Zooey
thank you
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read this recently and really enjoyed it. I'm about to start Love in the Time of Cholera
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>>10875994
good shit senpai, doing the same (but also reading some hesse and ishiguro along the way)
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Reading Brothers Karamozov on the fiction side. Just copped pic related for nonfiction. I always try to have one of each going.
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Attempting to übermensch
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>>10874868
Kafka is effay as fuck, enriching, and entertaining, truly god-tier
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>>10874868
>>10875590
Gonna second Camus. The Stranger and The Myth of Sysiphus.
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I read The Dead by James Joyce last night. That was depressing but pretty /fa/.
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I can see the period of my life when I was reading this series was the most happiest. Does anyone else read Mishima?
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>>10876073
I prefer this print of the book
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>>10876215
Shit man look at that
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>>10875944
finding editions of books is hard in Norway, and shipping from other countries is way to much with import tax.
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Also have Kafka on the Shore in my work bag but I haven't started it.
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babies first existentialism
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>>10876215
i like the print but it seems to be for a sub-par translation. hollingdale is the goat english translation of zarathustra
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>>10876215
Had never seen that one. It's pretty
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Highly recommend it, it's an awesome read.
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>>10875994
My least favorite of him, had a hard time finishing it
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>>10876288
That's a great Murakami book.

Also try the wind up bird chronicle. Really enjoyed that one.
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>>10876439
I was just about to post that one. Last book I finished. I did enjoy it, there were at least 3 fantastic passages that I thought defined the book, but a lot of (conciously) pretentious shite too.
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>>10876439
more than half way through that book but haven't picked it back up in over a month
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i really picked this up because of the dubs guy meme
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>>10876566
Only decent parts were the WWII portions. His writing is awful and honestly he only sells due to his gratuitious surrealism and hipster fanbase. The wind up bird chronicle was a book about nothing. Only like two of his books are worth reading.
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>>10874326
Post it, go on.
Also, post recommendations.
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>>10874119
Currently reading the Mistborn series. Not the best fantasy I've read by any means but enjoyable.
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>>10875994

Hello 16 year old girl.

I bet you like David Mitchell as well.
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Recently read a few of Hemmingway's books. For Whom The Bell Tolls was my favorite

Currently reading The Brothers Karamazov, but It's almost painful to read after going on a Hemmingway binge

>>10874397
lol this book is pretty anti-/fa/
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>>10876532
I'm actually a long distance runner so it's really #relatable for me
>>10877141
*18 year old girl
and no I don't like david mitchell but i understand that inference
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>>10877201
>18
I hate that kids are on this website
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>>10877170
>Hemmingway
That meme isn't /fa/ anymore famigliano.
>Currently reading The Brothers Karamazov, but It's almost painful to read after going on a Hemmingway binge
How so?
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>>10877170
I feel u. If I'm going to read a long Russian novel I gotta start with short stories to acclimate myself. The pacing is almost painful if you just read something "exciting"
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>>10877211
then you're probably on the wrong site buddy
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>>10876211
O buddy, this book has been on my desk for awhile now. Just waiting for the right mood to open it.
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reading this atm. got dat sweet sweet melancholy vibe. effay as fuck too
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>>10877369
well shithead, I think it's just that TBK is just so more dense with literal description it overloads my visualization, and I get mentally exhausted from reading it.

>>10877384
I'm about halfway through it now, but It's so well known I think it breaks down into smaller pieces, or at least there's famous parts of it. I've Discussed a few parts already with a philosophy teacher despite not finishing it yet.
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>>10877170
what did you think of fiesta?
just finished it and maybe i browse this board too much but it seemed like the epitome of this place. the characters, the setting the way they interacted. even tho they were all cunts with shitty lives. it was just really fashionable
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>>10877490
That's actually one I haven't read, but the next one of his I want to. I've been reading and looking at photos of WW1 so the idea of the "lost generation" was something that interested me.
In order I've read The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Farewell to Arms
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>>10877478
>well shithead
I was genuinely curious. What's with this high school shit?
>I get mentally exhausted from reading it
Oh wait, I'm dealing with a legit retard here.
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>>10877543
old man and the sea any good?
worried it will fall into that 'overrated classics' section of literature from that time period
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>>10877587
sorry, it was because the first half of you post is fucking stupid. I mean if you don't see how calling E.H. a meme is shit headed, then fuck you, and everything you stand for, but I still wanted to answer your question, so I did. Why don't you read 3 Hemmingway books then try to read Dostoyevsky, the writing styling difference is fucking jarring. Just go back to your cop or not thread

>>10877639
I read it because it was short, and i thought it would be a good sample, and I liked it enough to read FWtBT, and I'm glad it got me to do that.
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>>10877760
Lmao, I was referring to the double-m spelling of Hemingway which is an old (and shitty) meme. Also I've read more than three Hemingway books as well as The Brothers Karamazov and I can see your issue with the writing style, but maybe the difference in subject matter and complexity of the plot is a bigger problem.
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Currently reading Norwegian Wood, just started though

>>10877464
>>10874119

These look interesting
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>>10874842
Nigga this is like my favourite book, gunna reread it soon
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>>10876684
How good is this book? Ordered it couple days ago
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>>10878101
It's genuinely great, no bias implied.
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>>10878115
Haha sweet
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>>10874119
I am not so convinced you're right on that one. Anyway... here:
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>>10878129
Also that book
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>>10878133
And that one
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>>10878129

wut
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>>10877926
oh, well I'm not great at spell checking. I don't get how that's a meme though. The bigger stuff is mustard, it's the rich descriptions that make it tiring. It's not tiring in a negative way, it's like if you stopped smoking for a while, and then once you start again you get a cigarette buzz. If you've read both then I'm sure you get it.
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>>10877943
>Norwegian Wood

worst Murakami desu
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>>10878129
is it better than Sasha Grey's novel?
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also
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About as /fa/ as it gets - the Kubrick movie ain't half bad either.
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>>10876211
My favorite book anon. Gonna try to pick up the next book in a bit
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About to start reading this
Who /fucked/ here
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I always hoped there would be a lot of /fa/ and /lit/ crossposting when I first came here from there a few years ago, but it's not very present. I think both are helpful to each other.

This is a good read. Would suggest.

>>10874842

Cormac is an incredible writer. I enjoyed The Sunset Limited a lot (though it's lacking in some areas as a play), and HBO did a pretty good film interpretation of it.

>>10874868

Kafka is GOAT. >>10875590 and >>10876203
both mentioned Camus, and he is a nice place to start, but honestly, if you enjoy what Kafka presents, you may find his conclusions to be a bit lackluster and unfounded in their optimism. I would recommend Sartre more strongly, because his journey to the somewhat similar (but less disappointing) conclusion is more enjoyable. Nausea is a good place to start.

>>10876215

Gorgeous cover, but the translation could be better. Also
>Nietzsche ever
>Not working from the Birth of Tragedy and Beyond Good and Evil to Ecce Homo first

>>10878633

I'm sorry, it's bad.

>>10879173

Hnng

>>10879326

I hope you've read Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist and plan on getting a companion book. I always liked Joyce in an academic setting because he is a lot of work and I found it most enjoyable when you're expected to do it. It can be a little less tiring that way. If you're doing it on your own, good luck and enjoy.
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just finished reading stoner


>meanwhile chad is feeding her is boner
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>>10879326
I had to read that way back in the day.

I remember wanting to burn it.
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Just finished rereading this.
Now I gotta find something else to look like an intellectual in the break room.
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Books I'm currently reading:
>The Intelligent Investor
>The Republic
>Who's Afraid of Virginia Woolf? (for class)
>The History of Western Philosophy
>Ulysses
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Also, a legitimate question: did Ayn Rand have Aspergers? I hated reading all of her books because they reminded me of the babble of people I know who have it.
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>>10879534
those people don't have Aspergers
they're just neo-cons
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>>10874842
glorious anon
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>>10879537
Neoconservatives? I meant more the manner that things were discussed, not necessarily the subject itself.
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>>10878101
imo, it's not the best book of his. i'd recommend rules of attraction before american psycho.
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Clockwork Orange, that shit's /fa/ as fuck
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>>10878470
Sorry don't know that one. I got it (together with some other light reads) to pass time on the annual cny trip. So I will be able to pass judgement by the end of the week
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>>10879665
I ordered it already but if I like his writing style I'll definitely look into that one.
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10/10
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>>10880456
also
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It's alright, I guess. Beautiful prose, broken storyline. Not his best work.
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any murakami fans recommend more books by him like pic related. i don't enjoy his surreal stuff but found this book pretty relatable and sad(which is what i like in books). actually any similar books in general?
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>>10880998
protip: you're reading the wrong murakami

If you like sad then this is the shit for you. But if you don't like surrealism then give it a wide berth
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>>10874140
Why has no one even acknowledged this?
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>>10881011
huh?
so is colourless tsukuru tazaki like a loophole in murakami's work then? none of his other stuff is similar?
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>>10881032
Nah what I mean is, there are two japanese novelists called Murakami;
Haruki and Ryu,
You're reading Haruki Murakami
I'm suggesting that Ryu Murakami is better

subjective though ent it desu senpai
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>>10874397
ayn rand is literally one of the stupidest pseudo-intellectuals to ever force her dumbass opinions on the world
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>>10879383
benatar (and serious academic antinatalism) is very interesting. too bad the fanbase includes some of the cringiest edge lords i've ever seen in my life
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>>10881032
most of his stuff other work is heavier with the surreal/magical realism influence. you can try Norwegian Wood, his most realistic and doesn't really have any of that in it iirc

after that, maybe After Dark, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and South of the Border, West of the Sun
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>>10879534
this is actually a real thing. the people who seem to be most attracted to her "philosophy" are generally really lacking in emotional skills. see: http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/23848/ayn-rands-objectivism-cult/
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>>10881043
oh right. never heard of the other guy thanks. i'll check out the boom you suggested
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>>10881099
yeh i was gonna try norweigan wood. you know any other novelists who do similar stuff. only just getting into reading again and really really enjoyed colourless tsukuru
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>>10881227
I'll warn you in advance its a bit fucked and the first paragraph is really polarising but it's really well written and completely unique
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>>10881099
Don't forget Sputnik Sweetheart.
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>>10874212
>reading women
kek
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>>10881575
i like Sputnik Sweetheart a lot and think it's very underrated even by Murakami fans, but it's got more of that magic realism vibe than what that particular Anon is looking for
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