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If you can put it into words, what is it that you would say are the markers of a "good" (where good means rich or literary) book?

How much of it is craft, or the very beauty of the language use? Can an idea-rich, thoughtful piece still be literary even if it is very clunky or ugly (looking at you, Kant)?

How much of it is ideawork or theme? Can a piece that has a masterful aesthetic and gorgeous language-use, but is otherwise vapid and without intent, be literary or valuable?
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about 17 percent
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All the Light We Cannot See won the Pulitzer this year. I have not heard glowing reviews from /lit/, its sorta momfic.

The Man Booker and longlist was awesome this year

The Nobel was great this year.

The Pulitzer non-fic is usually great.

actually quality of a book is subjective to the individual and objective only after time and subjective love by masses of academics and readers alike acclaim it so
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