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>begins with character waking up
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>>7651168
>Begins
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>>7651168
>story ends with the character waking up
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>>7651168
I'm actually doing this ironically so if you don't like it you are a pleb
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>>7651168

>story begins with a dream foreshadowing the climax of the novel
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>It was a bright and sunny day
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>story begins with date, setting, weather MC is mentioned by name performing an action

brief aside
>the man in black fled across the desert, and the gunslinger followed

This is several tiers above what I expect from Stephen King, which is garbage
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>>7651168
>story begins with a Tolstoy quote
>as in, not an epigraph, but the first sentence of the novel proper
Fucking Nabokov
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>wakes up
>finds himself transformed into monstrous vermin
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>fictional allusions make the author seem weird and most people can't connect with it
>non-fiction allusions make the author seem cheap and showoffy
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>a situation is described
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>>7651293
>story begins with a Tolstoy quote
>as in, not an epigraph, but the first sentence of the novel proper
Fucking Tolstoy.
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>novel begins with protagonist making a thread about cliched tropes on 4chan
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>>7651303
STOP
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>words
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>signifiers
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>ends with a character walking away
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>>7651220
thats been done too hehehahhehahrhahahehwhse
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>>7651293
Which one?
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>Primary character is a white male.
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>>7651220
>I'm actually doing this ironically
Pic related
>>7651257
What fucking book are you reading? Blue's Clues: the novel
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>>7652063
>primary character
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>novel begins in autumn
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>>7652072
What have you got against the season of mist and mellow fruitfulness?
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>first chapter
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>>7652097
Did he die?
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>>7651295
Fuck off that scene was unsettling in all the best ways
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>>7652106
No, but this guy did
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rgYDfporX00
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>book ends mid sentence.
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>>prologue
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>>7651311
legacy of totalitarianism isn't that bad anon
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>first chapter is intense and filled with action
>second chapter begins slowly with long, boring exposition
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>>7652063
>mc is a minority
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>>7652184
>book begins with the second half of the last sentence
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>stream of consciousness
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>editor commentaries
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>Book ends with MC writing the novel that you just read.
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>Ends with epiphany brought about by events of the story
HAPPY BIRTHDAY
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>Book begins with Protagonist dying
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>the book has a plot
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>>7652878
>he notices when a book has a plot
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>>7651257
>It was a dark and stormy night
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>text is good and a little too agreeable, making your inner contrarian kick in and hate it
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>evoking any emotion in me whatsoever.
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Guys staahp
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>>7651280
>robert musil's the man without qualities
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>>7652037
Ada
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>>7652991
that quote isnt agreeable at all. having sex isn't eating an inanimate object. that is not comparing like with like. fuck sake. i'm so damn triggered right now.
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>MC isn't a mossy earthen pot made by aboriginals
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>>7652037
>>7651309
>>7655251
I was looking for the original quote and I came across this article:
>Ada’s greatest puzzle, in all senses, is its setting. The opening line – a misquotation from “Anna Arkadievitch Karenina”

Did he just refer to the novel by its main character's first name and not the actual title of the work?
LMAO.
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>>7652991
this is the nerd u guys like?
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>>7651168
I was an out of work actor with a beard and a button up shirt. I wasn't ugly, but I wasn't beautiful. I was strikingly average. I'm the kind of guy you would expect to work in a cubical. I had my photo taken by a stock image company.

It was the first work I've had in months. Now my face is all over a website where grown men wank their willies to little girls drawn by grown Japanese men.

It was better to be out of work.
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>the story is not told within a dream
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>story is only one story
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>>7651168
>opens with "there are two kinds of people in this world"
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>>7655253
>The point
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>Your head

You're focusing too much on content rather than meaning.
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>>7651309
Fucking kek'd
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>>7655282
>>7655253
You two unironically miss the irony?
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>introduction
>the main spoiler literally in the first lines
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>>7652991
>That feel
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>>7656034
Like rain on a wedding day.
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>Story begins with the ending of the story.
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>>7651183
that's a hundred million times worse
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>>7651220
you're really pulling a gregory berrycone mate
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>>65614068
>introduction
>spells out the plot of every major work of the author
why the fuck
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>>7651168
>something surreal happens in an overall realistic setting
>character explains "lol reality is overrated anyway, you know, Forms, Ideas, also don't forget quantum".
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>main character uses swear words in every other line
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>the first sentence of the book is 50+ words long and is just saying "It was X, it was -X"

fucking dickens
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>"G-d"
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>>7656198
kek, deserves a (you)
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>in media res
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>>7651183
Are there any well known stories which actually do this?
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>it's written by ayn rand
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>>7657482
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>>7652184
That looks like a cum tribute pic
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>>7651293
>>7651309
>novel is written by Tolstoy
like how can you not feel asleep?
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>>7657482
the nutcracker
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>female protag has an estranged mother

nah.
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>>7657497
Ed Tom was telling the two dreams he remembers to his wife. Which is a metaphor for his inability to help (protect?) himself
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>>7658121
The last line is literally "And then I woke Up"
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>begins with character waking up, shutting off alarm clock, showering, and then brushing teeth
every...student film...ever
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>Begins with main character being a forester doing his everyday chores, before the actual plot of a multi-novel story begins
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>The main character has been played from the very beginning and lost to the villain and is now suffering from an endless loop.
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>>7652539

I actually think thats kinda cool.
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>First sentence has "fucking" in it
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>The male character defending woman, without knowing the situation
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>>7656155
Can someone explain this please?
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>>7651168
>book begins with a description of the weather.
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>>7656155
it's just spoofing either a speech dfw gave called this is water (i think the capital t truth line is there) or some essay by him, but replacing the content with animorphs
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>>7658897
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The strong should fear the weak
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>>7658925
is a reply to
>>7658897
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>>7656198
lol
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>>7651168
Look at this retard. He doesn't like Proust.
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>>7657482
Infinite Jest
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>>7657482
Mein Kampf
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>>7655285
Very John Green.
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>>7658925
>>7658928
Thank you. I keep seeing this everywhere.
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>>7651168
>begins with character going to sleep
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>>7658979
>Romance in a non-romance book.
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>>7657493
this desu
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>>7651168
as a cockroach
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>>7658979
Another Pleb who doesn't like Proust.
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>>7659124
The french writer was overrated.
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>>7651280
>>7651168
is there any kind of horror that doesnt follow the fucking done to death
>everything is normal
>TOO NORMAL
>FUCKING NORMIES
>expectancy breaching
>something cool and pretty is deconstructed like that bummer period on acid
>it was all an illusion
>JORANNNNAANNNAAANNNDOOOOOO
>things get a little creepy
>each proceeding chapter is just a fugue of the last, with things getting progressively creepier
>steadily not breaking 4th wall by jumping straight into high creepiness.
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>*diary entry*
>"I never thought I would...."

fuck
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>>7658715
clegg
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>>7659124
4,215 Pages is too big a chunk of my yearly reading budget to come for a while.
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>>7659120
what absolute madman will ever write story like this?!!!!!!
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>not starting your book mid-word
ughing out loud
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>>7657990
It is.
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>open book
>it aint me starts playing
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>>7652421
Fantasy does this a lot
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>>7651295
AHAHHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHA HAHAHAH O GOD AHAHAHHAHA DUDE YOU SHOULD WRITE THAT
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>>7651168
> ____ , __ , ____
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>>7652539
B-But I love that trope... ;_;
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>>7651168

>Story leaves every chapter on a forced cliffhanger, including the ending.
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>>7659872
I don't get it
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>>7659872
Is this Morse code?
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>post begins with a meme arrow
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>>7652522
>>7652513
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>>7659696
>Reading fantasy.
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>>7657497
doesn't really count desu
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>>7658956
no, that's the reader
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>>7661266
>Reading
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>>7651168
>open 4chan
>shitty thread that usually gets 2 replies is still up for days
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>>7652421
where do you open the book when you are trying to decide whether or not to buy it?

I open it to the first page and if i'm bored by the first page I put that shit back down. because, hey everyone knows your first page needs to be the hook. An exposition of your best writing ability. if it's not then you're starting your audience off feeling like shit just drudging through your book like a bored teenager reading their highschool reading selection then just going fuck it and watching the movie instead.
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>>7661533
fuaaaark. And dubs too
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>>7652783
these are books you shouldnt read on principle.
because the author thinks they are cleverly trying to make you see a particular point from their perspective and lock you into that.

this happened in the fountainhead and catcher in the rye. but my intellectual self-defense allowed me to just go, "yeah, well fuck you didnt work. I just read your book for the rape."
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>gregor samsa went to sleep that night, escaping troubling waking thoughts

Kafka? more like Krapka
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