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Please help me; my other hobbies (video games and cinema) are failing me so I'm returning to literature my one true love.

I've read many of the essentials, a lot of Russian stuff, and anything I could get my hands on with a vaguely Philosophical bent (Camus and shit). I recently discovered Murakami: I think he's fantastic but I'm sure he's considered pleb here.

If anyone could take the time to give a recommendation or two I would really appreciate it. Done wasting my time on vidya.
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I'll bump once.
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>>7639670

and I'll end the thread:

look at the stick

have fun
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>>7639676
What stick asshole? It's a bear in a kiddy-pool where are you seeing suspicious sticks?
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>>7639681
Faggot, he was talking about the Sticky at the top of this board's page. It has a link to a HUGE list of /lit/erature. I've gone through and am still going through it myself
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>>7639702
Guess what asshole I said in the OP that I had went through the sticky and the archive. I used to be a regular on this board when I was a kid but I got sucked into the satanic vice of video games.
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Oh sorry back in the day we called them essentials charts I guess today they're the sticky and archive.
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Oh no one's going to reply to my shitty thread because I misused some of your precious terminology.

Cut me some fucking slack friends just need one good recommendation and it might save my life.
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>>7639733
No, we're not going to help you because of your shitty attitude.
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>>7639742
Well it wasn't shitty until I got accused of disobeying the rules, and I didn't do that.

If you read the OP message I was very polite.
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>>7639742
And don't you think that group mentality is very dangerous? You don't see anyone using "we" on other boards; and if they do they get rebuked.
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>>7639755
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading
>>7639760
Fuck off.
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>>7639764
Family I've done all the recommended reading, from all continents and from all relevant centuries. Don't ruin my thread because you don't like a single response I made.

PLEASE
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>>7639538
How can cinema fail you? That's impossible. Literature, music and cinema can't fail you.
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OK I'll just make a new thread unless any of you fuckers feel like being objective
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>>7639796
Have you seen the "9/10" movies in the last year? There's been one that holds up and it's called Spotlight. Rest are shit.
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>>7639801
>he hasn't seen Knight of Cups
>he hasn't seen HrĂștar
>he hasn't seen Dheepan
>he hasn't seen Rak Ti Khon Kaen
>he thinks Spotlight was a 9/10
Please get some taste before you trying shitting on an entire medium
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>>7639817
Bro I'm begging you to help me. You have knowledge I do not. Will you help me?
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>>7639817
Also I dont speak any of those languages
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>stop playing videogames
>watch arthouse
>start with the greeks
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>>7639838
Greek arthouse? How can I do that? I'm looking for any in truly
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>>7639847
Dont just do that. Just do your job as a lover of literature
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>>7639854
Ok So European /lit/ters wont help me. I dont give a shit.I'll wait for the americans and canadians to help me. FUCK YOU
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>>7639863
You do realise they're all going to bed right now and won't be coming back for another 10 hours or so?
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>>7639868
Well then who's waking up right now? It's their help I want dammit not some sleeping shitters.

Sorry for my bad attitude.
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>>7639801
And who the fuck cares about recent cinema? Unless you're old, there's still of top tier cinema to watch. Only after many years of exploring and watching movies can you say that cinema has nothing new to offer you, and that's when books are still going strong.
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>>7639871
Eastern Europeans.
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>>7639877
Wanna talk about A Serbian Film? Jesus I just wanna talk to someone about books.
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I believe there's a single good, giving person on this board with knowledge to share. Bump.
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>>7639913
There are plenty, in other threads. Lots of recommendations too. Fucking hell mate, use your eyes. Stop expecting to be spoon fed.
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>>7639913
I don't think you actually care about anything you're saying because if you did you would have gone and read the fucking sticky, like you were told ten or twelve times. I think you just want attention because you're a sad and lonely little boy. Fuck off
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>>7639916
I made it clear I am "new" to this board, at least as far as this decade. Why no one is willing to offer a single recommendation blows my mind, but I suppose theres a culture of denial on this board.
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>>7639913
Alright alright, read the Confusions of Young Torless. You might not like it, that's alright. Then read some poetry by Philip Larkin. A Lover's Discourse. The Unbearable Lightness of Being. These are all very different things that I enjoyed a lot, each in their own way.
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>>7639927
Also kinda beginner-friendly if I do say so myself
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>>7639925
Yeah Im sad and lonely as fuck what does that have to do with it? I have read the fucking essentials charts that were compiled before you could use a keyboard. Jesus what a mess this board has become.
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>>7639927
Thank you

>>7639930
And you with your side-ass smile way too
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>>7639935
i wrote both posts, and your welcome, have fun
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>>7639937
Thanks for being the only one on this board to help. I remember in 2011 people wanted to help each other. Fuck that I guess.
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>>7639939
Oh shut up.
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>>7639538
a lot of russian stuff eh? what russian stuff? can you try to give a little list? I'm a bit of a fan of it myself, maybe I can help you fill in some gaps?
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>>7639939
yeah well it is what it is. i personally enjoy being pushed off 4chan by memers and back into real life, because i have no self control
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>>7639947
Yeah of course. Guess what it's all Dostoyevsky.

>>7639944
Get fucked memer. Sorry you forgot how to be a human being.
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>>7639954
What memes? I haven't used any memes, I've told you to use your own initiative.
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>>7639959
This board didn't used to be like /v/ and those textual embodiment of garbage. I prostrated myself and expressed my ignorance and expected earnest help but I received none until three hours in. I think that's fucked. And your opinion will speak more than I ever could of your corrupted will and degeneracy.
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>>7639954
all dostoevsky? ah. well.
maybe you could try some of these books and authors then,
Fathers and Sons,
Chekhov,
Gogol,
The Twelve Chairs,
Petty Demon,
Leskov,
We,
The Master and Margarita,
Tolstoy,
Pushkin, (i'd avoid Eugene Onegin unless you know russian)
Petersburg
Oblomov (probably relevant to you)
Ivan Chonkin's adventures,
Gulag Archipelago... just to name a few.

and a couple of books I don't heard mentioned often around here,
Augie March,
The Manuscript Found in Saragossa,
Tom Jones,
Jurgen,
Gil Blas,
not much Balzac, Zola, Stendhal,
You might check out ETA Hoffman, as he was one of Dostoevsky's favorites,
There's still a lot of stuff out there, man.
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>>7639965
>Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations
You could have either looked at the recommended literature and read the ones in there you haven't, or you could have looked at the catalogue and found a book chart thread. You didn't need to make your own one asking to be spoon-fed generic recommendations. I don't give a shit how nicely you thought you asked, you shouldn't have made the thread in the first place.
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>>7639966
I thought you were simply copying and pasting from some chart but you've inserted personalized annotations. You have my deepest thanks.

Thank you for all of that; I'll check it out.
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>>7639970
nah, this is from one of my own lists, actually.
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>>7639969
I expressed in my ORIGINAL POST that I had checked out the essentials; the catalogue largely rehashes those same essentials. Same with the archive, of course. I'm getting weary of arguing this point but I used to post here quite a lot, and I have a thirst for what's new.
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>>7639976
Do you have any sort of blog you wish to publicize?
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>>7639977
What you're saying is utterly retarded and the books you're being recommended by the other Anon are ones you would have gotten from one or another of those lists if you had an ounce of initiative
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>>7639979
nope, too lazy and unorganized to have a blog. you have a good one, though! good luck on your search.
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>>7639983
i'm not op, but it seems like now you're just arguing out of spite
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>>7639983
Well at least they come from a human being with good intentions and not a sort of fucked conglomeration. Don't you know shit gets diluted when too many cooks spoil the broth?

I got recommendations from a flesh and blood human being and that's all I wanted. You can swallow your pride and recommend me a book or two if you want.
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>>7639991
What an utter car crash of metaphors and platitudes.
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>>7639995
Bro... theres about two in there. I bet I could fuck you up in a write-off if push came to shove.
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>>7639998
What the fuck did you say to me you little bitch etc? Fight me irl.
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>>7640006
I have studied writing for many years and I have a vast array of favourite and carefully-selected words to dispatch at a moment's notice.

Just give up and recommend me a single novel.
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>>7639733
Just pick a book faggot. It doesn't matter which one. But if you really need help with something so simple then how about you tell us what you enjoy or at least what you're looking for.
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>>7640039
You haven't given us much idea of what sort of thing you actually like. Kafka?
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>>7640039
Kakfka, Murakami, Camus, Dostoyevsky, Huxley, Danielewski, (Pynchon is too hard for me lol but I like him anyways), Sartre, um Orwell's Aspidistra book

I like novels with a dreamlike quality (best executed by Murakami) and/or an overall pessimistic view of humanity, OR humans at their worst (Dostoyevsky my boy)
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>>7640050
>novels with a dreamlike quality
Try The Unconsoled by Ishiguro

>an overall pessimistic view of humanity
Perhaps My Work is Not Yet Done by Ligotti
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>>7640056
Thank you very much.
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>>7639538
no
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