>>7669867 "get it out the way" as in its a book most people should be familiar with by now, its pretty good for what it is. I think it hits pretty close to home with some aspects of 4chan culture, actually.
Having recently reread this book for the first time since I was 17, I can say it was not as good as I remember. It is still really funny, but it seemed like Hellen must have decided consciously to throw as many wacky adverbs and adjectives into the book as possible and just kept a dictionary/thesaurus beside him for that explicit purpose. But outright bad? No.
>>7671030 There's no artistry to it, the prose is non existent and it's just the same smarmy cynical joke for 400 pages. And if I'm really in the mood for goofy war hijinks I'll just read Gravity's Rainbow again.
>>7669854 I just finished Crime and Punishment a few weeks ago. Very disappointed. It's just so repetitive, and none of the characters are really that sympathetic, even though Dostoevsky tries to make them so.
Haven't read Catch-22 in a decade now. Loved it then.
Read Looks back in college. 100% get yourself the annotated edition. There's so many /lit/ references, and even if the first time through you focus on the story, you'll appreciate the book more.
I was going to start TMITHC last week, but opted for Minority Report instead. All the fucks on Goodreads who loved TMITHC loved it for pretty stupid opinions, like "oooh, wouldn't it be interesting if the Axis won can you even imagine" etc. Many of them qualified with "I never normally read sci-fi (thank god)." Kinda turned me off
>>7671039 >nothing but the same joke for 400 pages Did you read the fucking book at all? Half of the point is the slow shift in tone from dicking around trying to skirt around combat to shit going south with sudden deaths, Milo's transformation into a soulless machine, rape, and civilian murder You sound like you read three chapters and decided it wasn't intellectual enough for you
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