>>7556456 >“I wish someone had just told me the truth right up front, as soon as I was old enough to understand it. I wish someone had just said: “Here’s the deal, Wade. You’re something called a ‘human being.’ That’s a really smart kind of animal. Like every other animal on this planet, we’re descended from a single-celled organism that lived millions of years ago. This happened by a process called evolution, and you’ll learn more about it But trust me, that’s really how we all got here. There’s proof of it everywhere, buried in the rocks. That story you heard? About how we were all created by a super-powerful dude named God who lives up in the sky? Total bullshit. The whole God thing is actually an ancient fairy tale that people have been telling one another for thousands of years. We made it all up. Like Santa Claus and the Easter Bunny. “Oh, and by the way … there’s no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny. Also bullshit. Sorry, kid Deal with it.” ― Ernest Cline, Ready Player One
>Unpopular lit opinion I liked the book. I expected nothing but something to kill a few hours, and it did its job well. It's a children's book without any literary value, but it can be enjoyable anyway. Sadly, the board considers literature to be only books that 'goes deep into the abyss of human nature' (lit words), while being too young to understand a words of the books they talk about - literary discussions and literary critique threads make me cringe more than something that doesn't pretend to be anything that it isn't.
>create a thread asking reddit to list its favorite things >write a book that spends two pages listing every answer you got as great things that reddit should be proud of liking >become millionaire The fact that this happened makes me want to vomit
>>7557666 I'm not saying that I think it literally happened, but he clearly picked things that the internet likes intentionally. I would not be at all surprised if he sat down with editors and added or subtracted to get what they agreed would best capture the "lmao such a nerd xD" demographic. It's just so transparently manufactured that I have no idea how anyone could read that list without noticing it.
The fact that reddit swallowed it shaft line and sinker is proof of a disturbing lack of self awareness. How? Are there really people that read that and smile and think, "Wow, I like some of those things! This is such a great book! I relate with the protagonist because I also enjoy le classic gem videogames!"
>>7557685 You feel definitely it was manufactured, I got just the opposite feeling to be honest, as someone who still goes on reddit occasionally I think it's just the sort of thing they would write themselves. Take a look at r/writingprompts, if it is an affectation it's flawlessly done.
>>7556965 Honestly, I feel bad for calling writing that anybody has published shit. I mean, I get that sometimes there are certain things that are just objectively bad, but at the same time, these guys were able to publish a book in the first place and here I am barely able to be satisfied with my own shitty drafts of a short story. >>7557673 Were Dante and Milton unrecognized during their time? I'm curious since I've tried researching this and I've barely been able to find anything.
>>7557701 I feel like the similarity is probably because /r/writingprompts is another game of pandering to reddit. This is the biggest criticism 4chan has of the place: every post and comment is an endless attempt to cater to the widest audience possible so that they can get upvotes and be visible.
The result is nothing but a bunch of bland, safe opinions in an endless echo chamber. No real discussion on the website, and nothing interesting whatsoever in the reddit money vacuum that is Ready Player One. The book's audience consists of people who will buy it because it compliments things they like. That's it.
I can't help but feel sad for him every time I look at my copy of Moby-Dick. He created such a masterpiece, and the stupid Brits couldn't appreciate it's magnificence and forced this opinion of negativity onto Americans when it reached the American public.
>>7557718 I would rather be a failure than create garbage lit for garbage people. In fact, I think just about everybody on this board would agree. U only got 1 life bro. Why waste it shitting up the world for everybody else?
>>7558138 >I would rather be a failure than create garbage lit for garbage people. In fact, I think just about everybody on this board would agree. People agree because they are capable of neither. Most people here like to fool themselves into thinking that not being successful writers is a matter of choice, that they are choosing to sacrifice themselves for a higher art, but it's simply an excuse for not being able to produce anything decent, not even at the level of this garbage. Also, like most talentless people, all seem to spend a considerable amount of time not proving themselves to be better by means of their talent and literary knowledge, but bashing against other in order to be in a better position - that's the loser's way.
The book is trash, that is true, but it's better than anything someone from lit could ever write.
>>7558543 I just got here, and besides a period doesn't mean a meaningless effort at false regalement. The dot of which you speak is the symbol of a man who is nothing more than appalled at the sight before him. The single penniless outsider amongst the ellipses of confrontation. It speaks not for itself because its presence speaks bolder words than it will ever imagine. The period is an emblem of nothing more than contempt for one's position. In the terms of your fellow shrieking redditors of which you beckon yourself a proud bump along the smooth stuble of the internet; JUST.
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