Let's have a thread about those books we find pretentious but genuinely like anyway.
For me it's pic related, more or less anything Blake Butler writes and Deleuze too (at least his stuff with Guattari, he's cristal clear in all of his solo efforts)
Been there, done that. Like everything he puts out on VICE, I found it mostly harmless if a bit idiotic and endearing - basically, the essence of VICE itself.
You read Dreams of Amputation?
Well I'm Italian and my country's VICE is more about putting out shitty "lol I've tried to cook with Marinetti's Futurist Cuisine Manifesto" and "what a riot look like on drugs" than it is about putting forth an agenda (which happens abd is explicit but fuck that honestly)
>You read Dreams of Amputation?
Yes. "pretentious but genuinely like anyway" fits. Mostly just scratched a Burroughs itch but I'm keeping an eye on this guy, case he ever starts polishing his shit together.