Will /lit/ still call me a pleb if I buy and read all the 100 books in the pic?
Unless you also read The Tunnel, yes.
Even though there are a lot of pleb books on that list there are also a good a number of serious books as well. The sheer amount of books we are talking about combined with the fact that many are good would probably negate the fact that a dozen or so are super-pleb books. You would be even less of a pleb if you tried that based on the more recent top 100 book list that was compiled about 3 or 4 months ago that had way more people participate in it and better statistical methods. I would post it but I can't find it either on my computer or in one of the archives. If any anon sees this point and realizes they have it saved I would appreciate it if they could post it here.
Compared to The Tunnel, most of them are, yes.
That list now seems dated; it probably works better as an intro to /lit/. When I started visiting here a few years back 1984 was considered patrician and there were many threads discussing it.
Why does everyone love that book? What did you all get out of it? I spent half of the book cringing at how utterly passive he was. I can't even say that the story narrated his life; It's more like his life was narrated by everything depressing around it and every day to him was like a dying breath until it finally came with precious few respites in between.
Maybe it's just the /fit/ in me hating everything that's weak in the world, but I seriously could not accept how pitiful William Stoner was as a character. He had multiple chances to change his life around but more-or-less chose not to.
So you didn't like the book because you couldn't directly relate to the protagonist? Sounds pretty pleb to me. If you want a discussion about it, there are lots in the archives. It is one of the few books that have decent discussions on lit on a regular basis.
If you read them all because /lit/, yes, you are a pleb.
Most people here have an average and snobbish taste, that would be unwise to follow.
Just read whatever you want. If you see any book you like in the chart, read it; if you don't a book, read it, or drop it if you already started it.
Using /lit/'s recommendations for reading is like asking James Franco for recommended literature. You just don't do that.
stop posting the wrong list
delete your post
no it just looks shitty with votes (at the bottom i mean, idc about infinte memes) plus its not nicely aligned
crossposting from another thread:
>2 votes is enough to get a book onto the chart
it's literally a chart made by people who've read like 30 - 50 books in their lives, usually meme books, voting in whatever book they happened to actually read. it is so incredibly divorced from considerations of quality and perspective and taste.
To tell a story with which people who aren't deeply insecure about their masculinity due to internalizing a psychopathic internet nerd ideology that doesn't permit passivity in men can sympathize.