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Haven't seen a thread like this on /lit/ in a while. Post your favourite books you've ever read, and other people can recommend books for you. There isn't a limit to how many you can have on your list, and try to keep it judgement free (although if someone has a particularly want list, you can let them know).These aren't necessarily books you think are the best of all time, or most important, just books you in particular really enjoyed. My top are, in no particular order:

>The Fall - Albert Camus
>A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
>Infinite Jest - David Foster Wallace
>One Hundred Years of Solitude - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
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Hi everyone! This is my book club's first semester reading list. What do you guys think? (I picked a couple of these. Guess which ones! Haha ;) )
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>>7643473
Weak
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>>7643473
Hmm, seems to me you like quite light reading. Why don't you try something a little heavier? I know this might be bait, but I'd recommend something like Marquez's Chronicle of A Death Foretold
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>>7643470

I feel I'm always bad at recommendations but if you liked Camus you will probably like Dostoevsky and Akutagawa (specifically I would suggest his autobiographical stories from later in his life ie 'the life of a stupid man'). And if you liked confederacy then I could probably suggest more picaresque stories. Tortilla Flat by John Steinbeck is maybe in a similar vein?
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>>7643491
Ah cheers, these are great. I've always meant to get into Dostoevsky, but for whatever reason never got around to it. I've never heard of Akutagawa, what's he like? desu, I wasn't super into Grapes of Wrath, is Tortilla flat different?
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>>7643470
>Judgement-Free
So you're from Reddit and walk to read shit books like genre or pleb stuff without someone calling you out on it, huh?

>>>/fuckoff/
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>>7643514
You're judgemental attitude isn't healthy, anon
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>>7643514
Fucking lol mate, who shoved a stick up your arse? I just wanted to get some recommendations without elitist snobs like you turning the thread into a circle jerk.
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no, let's have judgment heavy recommendations
>>7643470
Your reading indicates the devolving dissimulation of a paedophile in denial. Read The Enchanter by Nabokov before it's too late for everybody.
>>7643473
Dissimulating masochist. You should read Justine by Sade because I think you'd have a wonderful weekend with it and might even get fired.
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>>7643514
Fucking Epic. XDDDDDD. Just give OP a recommendation, you twat. You probably have none, Redditor.
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>>7643514
le patrician face xd
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>>7643470
However much Dostoyevsky youve read isnt enough and you require more
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>>7643529
>>7643530
>>7643540
>>7643544
When people start having judgement free YA threads and Harry Potter threads don't say I didn't warn you. Judgement is the lifeblood of this board and keeps away the flack
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>>7643470
>A Confederacy of Dunces - John Kennedy Toole
I'm thinking about getting this, but it's way easier for to get it translated. Would it have the same effect in Spanish?
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>>7643578
Let them talk about YA. Just make a thread about a patrician authour and it will cancel it out.
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>>7643473
>Something is popular so now I don't like it.
How could you hate the book that gave us the movie that gave us this Irish qt?
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>>7643582
I think so. Personally, I like Confederacy of Dunces for it's characters, not so much for it's prose. The characters are charming and funny, so you'll probably get the same enjoyment out of the translation than from the original text, more-so if you don't think your English is up to it.
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>>7643546
Thanks! As I said before (>>764350) I haven't ever read Dostoevsky, but I'll def give it a go now. Of his books, which one is best to read first?
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>>7643582
No leas anagrama, hijo.
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>>7643578
(it's spelt flak) I personally really dislike Harry Potter and most YA stuff. I doubt we'll see those sorts of threads popping up any time soon given this boards hatred for John Green, and given 4chan isn't exactly every preteen girl's favourite website. In terms of judgement free threads, the reason I wanted to make one is because I feel that when you begin to bring elitism into the literary world (a world already dripping with snobs) it drives away people from wanting to read more complex literature, which I believe is counter-productive to the goal of writing. If the goal of writing is to disseminate ideas and philosophies and bring to light things which we often do not see in the world, it should be the plight of the who love literature to encourage everybody to read more complex material. I realise that's not this board's perspective and that I'm opening myself up to criticism by saying that. But that's just my 2c.
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>redditors only know how to discuss literature in terms of 'plot,' 'prose,' and 'characters'

why even live
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Don Quixote, Bros Karamazov, Petersburg, Ulysses, The Recognitions, Gogol and Pushkin's short stories, and The Count of Monte Cristo
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>>7643632
I think you might like this book. It has no coherent plot and its main character is imaginary.
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>>7643632
>placing yourself above others because you visit a Taiwanese hentai website to discuss books you like.

True mate, if that's the only enjoyment you get from life, it's probably best to pack it in.
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>>7643636
I would believe in anything that would redeem me of this shitworld
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>>7643636
Yeah, but you should recommend Ready Player One to explain why it's all meaningless. That has one of the best philosophical/ religious arguments I've ever seen.
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>>7643645
Anybody else who's interested in religion should also read this one too.
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>>7643645
I thought Ready Player One was just meme YA, is it worth the read?
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>>7643684
absolutely not.
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>>7643684
You won't know unless you read it, same for every book.
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>>7643684
>>>7635926
This excerpt will tell you about the complex relationship between religion and man.
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>>7643634
mfw no one recommends a book for a serious post
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>>7643470
You should check out Oblivion (also by DFW) if you haven't already, specifically good old neon is very similar to the fall.

My favorites are:
Stoner
Lolita
Invisible Cities
Waiting for Godot
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>Blood Meridian
>Book of the New Sun
>Moby-Dick
>A Prayer for Owen Meany
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>judgment free recs

literally impossible, a contradiction in terms

you fucking pleb
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White Noise - Don Delillo
Moby Dick - Herman Melville
Naked Lunch - William Burroughs

>>7643470
Good Omens - Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman
it's infinite jest and confederacy of dunces at the same time, but not nearly as clever
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serious critique of psychiatric methodology interspersed with accounts of the flabbiness of boi pussy
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>>7643622
>def
Don't even bother, you won't be able to read Dostoevsky.
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>>7643500

Tortilla Flat is very different to Grapes hehe, it focuses on a bunch of lazy, unemployed losers who somehow end up kind of wealthy and have a bunch of whacky adventures.

Akutagawa is maybe not as well known as some other Japanese writers, his later stuff is quite nihilistic. ie characters talk about 'waiting for the fate that would to annihilate' them and shit like that. very influenced by western modernism
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20th - 21st century blank verse would be nice.
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>>7643634
Patrish confirmed
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>>7643636
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>>7644341
Anybody got anything for this?
Modern blank verse for theatre must surely exist beyond Marlowe and Shakespeare.
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>>7643470

Here's what I would call my top ten:
Journey to the End of the Night
In Search of Lost Time
The Transylvania Trilogy
The Castle
Of Human Bondage
The Sea of Fertility
Mason & Dixon
Being and Time
Madness and Civilization
Petersburg

>>7644022

I think you'd like Proust

>>7644082

Check out some novels by Philip K Dick. I feel like you'd like how psychedelic they are.

>>7643634

Petersburg by Bely, very good book and cool use of experimentalism in the prose.
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>>7645064
Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie
Life and Fate by Vasily Grossman

any Phillip K Dick book you recommend in particular?
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>>7645127

I've only read Midnight's Children by Rushdie but I've been meaning to read Satantic Verses, mostly for how controversial it was. Since I'm not a Muslim and don't have any Islamic connections a lot of it would probably go over my head.

As for K Dick, Valis is a solid book but very trippy well worth the reading though.
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>>7645167
I don't have a functioning knowledge of Islamic tradition, just the surface level, anything that you don't know can be googled my friend
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>>7645183
>anything that you don't know can be googled my friend
Absolutely not.
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>>7644253
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>>7644253
>His IQ is 346
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>>7645064
but, Petersburg is in my list, you're suggesting one of my favorite books.
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>>7646377
My mistake
Check out The Recognitions by William Gaddis
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>>7646415
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>>7643470
Please help me find more long ass worldbuilding-heavy fantasy epics.
>Wheel of Time (my favorite)
>Lord of the Rings
>The Dark Tower
>ASOIAF
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>>7646677
book of the new sun and hyperion
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>judgement free recommendation thread
>anonymous Chinese image board

You're pathetic OP.
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>>7646415
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>>7646797
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>>7645458
>information about religion is not made readily available by those that follow the religion to those who seek it
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>>7643470
My rec is that you stop lettin lit rec shit for you
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>>7643470
random ass YA suggestion: The Gone series by Michael Grant.

Don't let the horribly cringe worthy character picture covers discourage you.
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Insatiability - Witkiewicz
Pornografia - Gombrowicz
Autodafe - Canetti
The Year of the Death of Ricardo Reis - Saramago
Nazarin - Galdos
Lost Steps - Carpentier
The Moon and the Bonfires - Pavese
Les Faux-Monnayeurs - Gide
Hourglass - Kis
Moskat Family - Singer
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The Richest Man in Babylon
And
Liberty or Equality (the challange of our times)
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