I arrived here few weeks ago and realized that a lot of books and tales that me and some from my social circle consider "masterpieces" are seeing like pleb or some kind of trash. So /lit/ answer me what makes a book a good nook? Give me some recommendations by the way.
I'd start with the major works of your country's national literature, read some 19th century world literature, then start w homer and Aeschylus and move up from there? Seems to be the most popular route.
If you want a good version of "the Martian" try something like The Forever War.
Good genre fiction wold be Wolfe, The Lies of Locke Lamora, And Abercrombies works
Of course Quixote and comedy are good, but are utterly entry level.
>"are good, BUT are utterly entry level"
are you implying that because they are well-known and therefore assumed to have been read by any serious reader, they are somehow less valuable or less good?
Oh boy more reddit. Well at least it's respectable that you're humbling yourself so I have two very loose guidelines for cutting out pleb works. First if it's less than twenty years old, and if it's genre fiction. Not to say there haven't been great works written in the past twenty years, nor that genre fiction is never good. However cutting these out will do most of the work for you. When you have a solid grounding in the classics, both ancient and modern, then you'll be able to return to these two and be able to sniff out the good ones for yourself without any help. For a start absolutely read Homer if you haven't, The Iliad and Odyssey.