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Post the comfiest book you've ever read
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Damn OP you doomed your own thread with that gimmicky piece of shit.
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>>7556040
only if autists like you shitpost in it
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>>7556040
>gimmicky

>everything experimental is gimmicky

You fags don't know what words mean god damn. I don't even like House of Leaves cause it's ironically a pretty generic book, but it wasn't "gimmicky" ju
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>>7556067
>not gimmicky
>blank pages
>text in a spiral

Just go fuck yourself
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>>7556040
not OP here
its by far his best (though thats not saying much)
if you want a gimmicky piece of shit check out Only Revolutions. Almost made me vomit.
He's a pleb man's Barth.

my personal choice is Life of Johnson by Boswell (laugh out loud funny on nearly ever page) or Although of course you end up becoming yourself by David Lipsky (imagine having a comfy convo with DFW at Denny's, McDonalds, and then seeing Broken Arrow with him (he loved shitty action movies))
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>>7556083
>concrete poetry is gimmicky
this board is full of plebs
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>>7556099
Please. What qualifies a gimmick for you? A book written in physical shit? A book that emits a hologram?
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wow, so deep — HoL fanboys
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>>7556002
What makes House of Leaves so comfy?
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>>7556067
it's not experimental. The books only major point is a cheap gimmick meant to impress the fools on r/books.
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>>7556480
go back to reddit
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God dammit,

let's never make an info graphic of our favorite books again. This reddit shit is out of hand. Next year our favorite books are going to be Sonic the Hedgehog adult coloring books and Terry Pratchett novels, with Ender's Shadow occupying the #2 spot.

Fuck.
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>>7556040
Why does "gimmicky" always go hand-in-hand with "shitty" on 4chan? Let alone /lit/ of all fucking places. Gimmicks aren't inherently bad even if House of Leaves could have been done much, much better.
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>>7556493
>guise do I fit in yet? XDXD
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Can we get back on topic? I'm not OP but I really need some comfy books right now. I've been reading to much philosophy and I'm just getting so tired of everything. I don't want to think about Evola or Nietzsche or Bookchin or Marx. I need a break, a palette cleanser. I want to read something comfy.
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>>7556480
Serious question: what other novels have done tonal changes using typesetting? I don't mean line-breaking for suspense either.
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>>7556498
this. from now on we should be a text board only with no images and type in labyrinthine abstruse language. we'll bore reddit out.
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>>7556508
>this'll give me a smug sense of superiority as the community i see myself as above from actively worsens
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>>7556508
ironic
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>>7556531
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>>7556002
What makes House of Leaves so comfy?
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>>7556517

> Tristram Shandy (1759)
> Finnegans Wake (1939)
> Zettels Traum (1970)
> Far Tortuga (1975)


and they actually have good writing
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I am in need of some seriously mind numbing comfiness. Please help me. I don't care if it's a book, a movie, a TV show, music, ect., I just can't take it anymore.
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>>7556633

moomin desu senpai
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Finnegan's Wake is pretty comfy to just sit down and casually browse through. plentya fun puns
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The Importance of Being Earnest
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>>7556638
This cover looks comfy a f
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>>7556628
none of these aren't even comparable. have you read any of them?
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>>7556628
I think you misunderstood what I meant by typesetting.
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American Psycho. I love the drawn-out descriptions of everything and it's fun to open to a random chapter and just start reading.
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Invisible Cities
Suttree
The Goshawk
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>>7556002
>book about a guy becoming obsessed with a critical essay on a fake documentary, to the point of losing everything and nearly dying from self-neglect as he's reduced to a paranoid-delusional wreck
>comfy
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If something's comfy I return to it over and over again in times of stress, right?

In that case, the old Bukowski website that hosted a bunch of scans of his poetry manuscripts.
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>>7556058
Correct
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Somehow both comfy and grave.
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>>7556002
The only thing more reddit then HoL is the use of the word comfy
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I have a list of comfy books. The one I always turn to though is Rabbit is Rich. I have read all four Rabbit novels to tatters but Rich I have actually had to buy a new one because it has started to fall apart. My other comfy books:

IT
Winter's Tale
Plainsong
Motel Life
Atlas Shrugged (I know, fuck off)
Wind Up Bird Chronicle (I listen to this book pretty often)

I also have comfy poems:

Orientale by Cummings
almost anything by Neruda
certain passages from Paterson by William Carlos Williams
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>>7556517
Filth by Irvine Welsh
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For Whom the Bell Tolls
The Old Man and the Sea

I think Hemmingway is pretty comfy all around.
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>>7556514

Travels With Charley by Steinbeck. It's about Steinbeck going on a road trip with his dog, Charlie, through the US in a customized pick-up truck called Rocinante.
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>>7556002
HoL is pretty far from comfy. Sure it's as subtle as a brick but it's still one of the scariest books I've read.
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>>7556614
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>>7558207
just read this. Was slightly disappointed that a lot of it was apparently fake
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>>7556067
>>7556002

these are my favorite books
moar like these mates

>mfw first time on /lit
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Anna Karenina. Specifically the Levin chapters. When I'm reading by the woodstove, with an old, wolly afgan draped over my legs, intermittently pausing to sip on some tea, and contemplate what I had just read while watching snow fall outside onto my large country property.
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>HEY FUCK YOU GUYS
>I like it
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>>7556633
Tintin, Calvin & Hobbes, or just wrap up warm (it's so cold) and watch some Charlie Chaplin, my man
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>>7556818
What the fuck, nigga
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Easy to read, funny and you even learn something about poo and digesting.
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>Dat neet lifestyle
>Dat Harrogate
>And of course, Dat prose stylee
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>>7556040
>>7556083
>>7556182
>>7556480
>>7557293

I read HoL as a horror novel and it succeeded in scaring the shit out of me. I don't see your (wannabe)patrician 'gimmick' name calling as a negative at all considering /lit/'s always on king's dick, and his shit couldn't make an 11 year old squirm if it tried let alone put fear In a grown man. It's genre fiction with a bit of fun reader participation thrown in, it did it's job and it did it well. Instead of rattling out your usual /lit/core and essential slavs why don't you have some fucking fun for once, Christ. You don't realise it, but you edge lords are worse than the influx of reddit-queers, you just comes across pretentious, lads.
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one time someone on /lit/ recommended this to me and i am forever cursed to carry on in his stead recommending it until it finally becomes beloved memecore because it is comfy as living heck and you should all read it
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>>7559121
yeah same i read it a long time ago before hearing anything about it except a solid reccomendation and i thought i twas a pretty good horror novel. the morphing house is just such a deep well of possibilities and i felt like the author did a really excellent job of exploring some of the possible implications including what various real life celebrities/experts had to say on the tapes. the whole framing device part was largely forgettable though i feel like the whole book could have just been about the Navidsons
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>>7559121
>Stop not liking what I like
>/lit/ is one person and that one person loves King
wanna know how I know you're visiting from /v/?
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>>7559128
If I come across it I'll read it.

Bug on the cover spooks me though...so it'd have to be an edition without a bug...
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>>7559139
>Don't generalise this board that's called stereotyping and it's wrong!!

Kekd, suck my chuds.
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>>7559121
how retarded/new/reddit are you to think that reccing House of Leaves is in any way is a unique, refreshing and original recommendation? the only reason i still come to this board is because it enforces some quality standards that make defensive redditors like you squeamish. It's good to be challenged in terms of what you read. Pretension is better than willfull ignorance. You want a "fun" board--i.e circlejerking about how fun to read and refreshingly simplistic and purely enjoyable etc etc a predictable collection of recently-released mediocre genre fiction books are--then absolutely nobody is stopping you from going to r/books instead.
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>>7556067
as someone who hasn't read HoL I'd be interested to know why you didn't like it/thought it was generic considering the praise it gets elsewhere

>inb4 why don't you read the book
yeah I will at some point
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>>7559167
Except I'm not reccing it shitlord. I'm pointing out, very clearly if you reread the post, that the argument that it's 'gimmicky' isn't a comment at all on the quality of the work or the enjoyment you'll get out of it.
>unique, refreshing and original
Honestly, what the fuck are you on about. What part of the sea of dfw and daily chart threads is original you fucking monkey. You're looking at /lit/ through some fucking rosy glasses (Also I never suggested it was unique or any of that shit in your splerg post, why you so salty)
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>>7559121
Oh mate, you havent been here long. You don't know what you're saying. I get so frustrated when transparent newfags dictate how the board should act, as if they've been around longer than a year (or since the summer).
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>>7556633
Hercule Poirot, books or TV
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>>7559364
>I've been here the adequate amount of time!
>fkin piss off transparent newfag!
>amirite oldfag /lit/ defenders? x^)

Do you actually believe that you don't have autism?
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>>7556818
I've seen the movie and it's really good and I'd really like to read the book but I don't think it qualifies as comfy.
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>>7556002
How is House of Leaves comfy?
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>>7559121
>/lit/ likes King
What are you talking about? Everyone on /lit/ talks shit about Stephen King.
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>>7559945
thats right, out-edge the edgelords, you must be the most contrarian at all costs!! doesnt matter that you're actively worsening the board you're posting on, for the reward of looking cool by rejecting any kind of community standards.
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>>7559991
He's discussed a fair bit and his best works are recommended quite often, esp in horror threads. I would say the general consensus is that he's good rather than shit (considering he's the internationally famous household name and we're a bunch of smegma sacks)
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>>7559995
What are you even posting, what are you saying. Why are you exerting yourself and saying literally nothing.
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>>7560014
>can't even read
>still posting in a literature board.
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>>7560010
soon
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Earth Abides by George R. Stewart was pretty comfy I think.
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>>7560217
What ideology is the black haired girl supposed to represent? Nietzsche?
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>>7556628
You have certainly haven't read Zettels Traum
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>>7556002
The Stranger. Good god, that was the comfiest of the comfies.
>>7556058
Now that's some good taste, right there, my nigga.
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All these genre fiction fans here... What have we become, /lit/?
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>>7560408
The true face of /lit/, that's what.
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>>7560421
The mask...is slipping
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Anything by Sebald, Modiano, and Bolano.
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>>7560481
Soon enough, there will be Dean Koontz, James Patterson, and Stephen King threads a plenty on the board. Move over James Joyce, you're nothing but yesterday's news.
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>>7560408
I'm pretty sure that's what / lit / has always been, it's everything else that brings down the quality
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>>7556467
The crushing feeling of being alone in a dark endless maze with a constant growl in the background.
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>>7560487
Yeah i mean doesn't Sebald come off feeling like the most sane human being who ever existed?
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Bruno Schulz
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>>7556514
Weirdly, I really feel comfy reading 19th century horror/gothic. I recommend Wieland (1799 but is pretty much Porto-gothic), Turn of the Screw, along with the rest of the normally recommended Gothic stuff (All of Poe, Frankenstein, etc...)
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>>7560311
General capitalism, I assume.
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By a country mile
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>>7556638
Holy fük this was my childhood
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