>tfw slogging through a shitty book that a cute girl recommended you while trying to come up with convincing lies about why I liked the book
I REALLY got memed into reading Murakami
>wanted to know whats up with this murakami guy
>start with south of the border west of the sun
>it's ok nothing bad or good about it, too much LMAO SEX tho
>"it gets better, read Norwegian Wood !"
>read it and it's pretty much the same thing
>"it gets better, read his magical realism stuff"
>read hard boiled wonderland, kafka on the shore and other fucking book I don't even remember
>its all shit even worse than his LMAO SEX stuff
Bitches like dicks, not pussy. Pussy accommodates. You're accommodating her shit by lying.
You're the pussy, she's the dick.
It's impossible to give good advice on "Women" but generally have faith that you're worth some shit and that you don't have to lie to women to get in their pants.
hahahaa been there. Don't do it or you'll hate yourself later on. Here's what i did.
I read the summary online and made up a salad of buzzwords like quirky, exciting, fun, sexy, rip-roaring, resplendent, human condition, blah blah and got laid in under 3 weeks.
Although, I did have to buy another book by the same author just to make her feel i really liked the book she'd recommended. Small price for the best slavic pussy i ever had. I later used the same book i'd bought to get similar-styled pussy i'd just screwed.
Those were the days. Now i'm gay. The End.
I really enjoyed Norwegian Wood.
>You'll never have an emotinally damaged motherly middle aged woman/pedophile slowly enter your life and then passionately make love to you and never see her again
>women like to be challenged
There are two types of women, women who want to be told what to think and women who want to tell you what to think. Both attitudes are responses to avoid challenges because women cannot bear to be challenged. I have fucked 5,000 women, and I am an expert.
>guy that reads more books than me recommends Murakami
>we both start reading the same book
>I tell him it's shit
>he says "I thought you might like it"
>"what's a better book then?"
>"I don't know I never really bothered with him"
BRO SEX LMAO, SEX WITH EVERYONE SEX SEX THE PUBIC HAIR AND SEX !
I once read an entire series of shit vampire fiction (Anita Blake) because I liked a girl and she said they were her favorite books. The writing was god-awful too, 50 Shades tier but with vampires. Told her that I didn't think much of the writing, but liked the plots (I didn't, they were just as bad). Got laid, but also had my first heartbreak, so I don't know how I feel about it now.
other than the namedropping of random western authors for no reason whatsoever, the cringe worthy gratuitous sex scenes , all the women in the novel being hysterical and insane and the writing being incredibly shallow? (I can't comment on the original Japanese, maybe it's just jay rubin being a hack)
I don't really recall the writing being that shallow, though it is just a simple romance kind of story so that I could accept.
The "random" namedropping is just a Murakami thing, he loves western authors and music, classical too usually comes up. I don't really see that as something that could be considered "wrong", especially considering the time period in Japan being one where a young person would probably be pretty interested in the West.
I guess I could see people not wanting to read about sex, personally those are always my least favorite parts of Murakami books because it always feels dry, unless it's relevant to the story in a significant way. So that I can accept.
And I really don't see how the women being mentally fucked up is something "wrong". I don't really understand how that makes sense as a critique.
Have you had workshop where you had to critique a shitty vampire story from some fat weeboo girl who probably has PTSD but legit has been raped, and you don't want to be too harsh with her story so you start coming up with some good things to say even if they aren't true? Treat it like that.
Read The Broom Of The System instead. No one really talks about it here but it's pretty entertaining despite not being particularly deep. DFW called it "A dialogue between Wittgenstein and Derrida" but he was high off his gourd and a wanker undergrad when he wrote it.
I read it while also reading Hassidic tales by Nachman of Bratslav (Kafkaesque before Kafka) and just felt dissatisfied because it didn't have much substance.
Some ideas about binary and identity, hints of cyberpunk, namedropping musicians and historians. It's pomo-lite but not fulfilling. To me at least
I thought maybe it was/is exciting to formal and traditional Japanese society. Murakami does speak of how he rejected his own nations classics in favour of modern western lit/music etc. Female characters particularly shallow - psychiatrist okay. Too much sex for no reason. Sparks of decent writing, wish he'd spent more time actually describing Japan.
girls read walmart tier books because one day they decided, "hey, I need to improve myself" so they go and buy a book to read thinking that reading it will make them smarter.
just trump her by downloading it, read the first chapter then talk to her about how you deconstructed the first chapter and about the story construction. then relate to other books you have read and discuss that.
>women also fall for the "being around smart people makes you smarter" meme
>seem smart and being around you will also play into her desire for self improvement
when a woman does something, she doesnt actually do it for the outcome, only for what it signals to other. she wants to feel worthy, important.
talking to normies is like...talking to a psychotic schizophrenic having an acute episode. they might say things like the government is watching them and she can hear people masturbating through the invisible cameras in her bathroom. but what she is really telling you is that she is scared. so you must respond in a way that will make her feel safe.
the worst possible way to react is to actually attempt to talk to her about the book. she wont actually understand it. she will feel threatened. you have threatened her ego. what she is telling you is that she's smart and thoughtful and interesting. below this, she is telling you that she does not feel valued and people need to start valuing her, "look, I'm doing something worthwhile people do! why does everyone still treat me like an idiot?!?" fill this void in her. soothe her pain. treat her like a person. ignore the intellectual facade. take her to lunch, ask her simple questions like the weather, her family ect. make her feel like she is in fact interesting to you. worth your time.
>mfw my female best friend gives me Cioran's books to read and I give her Bataille's
>mfw I had my girlfriend read DFW's essays and she formed a more coherent opinion on them than anyone on here did
>mfw I can discuss philosophy, literature and cinema with my mates every night drinking a beer and we all have a great time
Shit dudes, I feel fairly sorry for you all.