ITT books you got memed into reading.
Starting with an all time classic
>hard mode: no DFW
This. I hated every second. Stopped after Chapter 10.
This piece of shit. The memecarthy posting needs to die.
Pynchon, Bolano, Dostoevsky, John Green, McCarthy. I was totally clueless about these authors' meme status when buying them. No wonder people gave me weird books at the book store.
Hitchhikers guide to the galaxy
And others i cant recall atm
Started reading in the past year and while some /lit/ recommendations are great, some have been some real clunkers
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I don't know about the rest of their stuff but Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band was legit. Though another album that gets mentioned a lot as being similar, Pet Sounds by the Beach Boys, is complete shite.
I know it was part of the inspiration for Sgt Pepper but it's just boring lyrically, thematically, and sound-wise compared to Sgt Pepper. None of the songs in Pet Sounds are anywhere near as interesting as A Day in The Life, for instance.
It's worse than John Green. At least Green tries to present some interesting ideas/concepts and tries and fails to write with style.
This, F a m. The only part I enjoyed was the dream/video game Ender had to play, where he killed a giant and people made an apartment complex out of the body. Reminded me of the Norse story where Odin and his brothers made Midgard (or was is Isgard?) out of the ice giant's body.
>couldn't even comprehend the elementary themes and motifs of a classic
Yeah, the whole exposition dump of Orwell's political views disguised as "Goldstein's book" was soooo subtle.
His characters are shit, their motives are shit, and his whole understanding of human psychology is an absurd hyperbole.
Fahrenheit 451 I think is a good book, but honestly it's overrated as fuck. Also, it seems like it's more about how society can get worse through trying to make things "safer" than it is about censorship.
Wind Up Bird Chronicle
it was a meme the first year of this board, before IJ, even. So I figured I'd read it. I wouldn't go so far as to say it was a total waste of time, but it kinda sucked.
speaking of lit starteer kits, and meme books. ive just finished american psycho. whats a good chaser? i recently purchased catcher in the rye, and i was thinking of reading that next. any suggestions? i just didnt want to start my ownthread and clog the board. thanks.
What does it matter if you get memed to read something stupid every now and then, when books like1984 take only few hours to read?
even on 50+ books a year pace one must read not-that-perfect books quite often.
>no, actually, it's you.
>he's completely right
>mccarthyism stopped being cool after the 50s pal :^)
I read a book because I want to read it, where I heard of it doesn't matter to me. Even if I heard of it off of /lit/ that doesn't make it a "meme." There's life out there other than the Internet, you know, right?
>justify your opinion
You don't know what this means
McCarthy simply isn't my taste. I find his biblical repetition to be annoying, his lack of comma to be pointless, and sometimes I think he writes things that sound nice but are ultimately meaningless or deliberately ambiguous, which I also find stupid. That's all