>book's protagonist compares his own situation by referencing an older, much better book with the same premise
Why would an author shoot himself in the foot like that?
>book directly references an entirely fictional work of literature, or film, or album, or painting
>book is completely submerged in vernacular expressions and obscure references and uses them as if they are common knowledge
>book dips in and out of foreign languages without any warning or compromise
>book has images integrated into and not simply illustrating the text
>book has a pop music soundtrack ie: "(...) and now No Expectations by The Rolling Stones is playing"
>author continuously brings up suicide
>author commits suicide