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ITT books you got memed into reading.
Starting with an all time classic
>hard mode: no DFW
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What didn't you like about it?
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>>7672158
This. I hated every second. Stopped after Chapter 10.
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>>7672158
This piece of shit. The memecarthy posting needs to die.
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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.
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>>7672173
Pynchon is pretty gud tho
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>>7672180
Not that anyone here would know
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>>7672186
There were a few decent discussions about Gravity's Rainbow and V. a few months back without just being nonstop memes and shitposting.
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Fahrenheit 451
Enders game
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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>classic literature is know refered to as memes
God I hate this board. Even /mu/ doesnt refer to Miles Davis or The Beatles as memes
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>>7672169
Hes an illiterate retard who couldn't even comprehend the elementary themes and motifs of a classic
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>>7672321
you be surprise
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>>7672337
>>7672321
>1984
>"classic"
stop
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>>7672321
>>7672337
>reading meme books
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>>7672321
>implying you can't meme classics
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>>7672343
>implying its not
You're the one meming. Its literally considered THE quintessential science fiction novel in pretty much all literary circles outside this contrarian shit hole.

>>7672346
>its popular and well received so its bad!
Kill yourself faggot
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>>7672364
Angry redditor LMAO
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>>7672372
>le reddit meme XD
>us 4channers don't waste our time with "normie" books XD
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>>7672364
>THE quintessential science fiction novel
such high praise
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>>7672170
what didn't you like about it? i thought it was really funny
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>>7672382
I'm 19 years old.

I am handsome, smart, athletic and virile.

I have a novel that is in it's final editing stage, and a creative writing professor at my college has read the first draft and thinks it's saleable.

I have a girlfriend who is confident, articulate, playful and spontaneous.

I have a small group of interesting friends from different social and academic backgrounds, and I also have many other acquaintances who see me as a reliable source of humour and good company.

Both my parents are alive and in good health.

I have no regrets.

I have already experienced three existential crises, the latter of which was described as having the depth and profundity of a man twice my age.

I am a passionate lover, a sharp thinker, and a trader of witty repartee.

I am not self-pitying, meek or needlessly humble.

I will live a good life at your expense.
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>>7672388
>such high praise
Yes
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>>7672364
It's literally considered a cartoonish and laughably simplistic view of totalitarianism and politics by anyone with half a brain
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>>7672416
Thats literally not true. But keep talking out of your ass
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>>7672416
Isnt George Orwell supposed to be kind of cartoonish in most of his novels?
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>>7672321

The fuck, yes they do
/mu/ is what brought that behavior further to this board
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>>7672427
Look at this butthurt retard and laugh
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>>7672427
Better to talk out of one's ass than shit out of one's mouth, eh comrade?
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>>7672442
>I can't defend my point, better start mudslinging
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>>7672447
Your own "argument" was "Thats literally not true"
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>>7672321
The beatles suck
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>>7672396
>I'm 19 years old.
Believe me, it shows.
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>>7672448
Because you're the one making a claim. You have to provide evidence to support said claim
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>>7672473
Tips fedora
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>>7672456
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.
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>>7672475
>still can't make a point
>EMPTY MEME!
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>>7672479
But pet sounds came out 3 years before Sgt pepper and sounds years ahead of it
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>>7672479
time really hasnt treated either well but cmon, sgt pepper is wacky kazoo garbage
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>>7672500
>time really hasnt treated either well
I disagree. PS sounds pretty timeless
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Brother Karamazov. You people actually read that garbage?

>OMG it made me a christian
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>>7672490
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.
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>>7672515
I see your point. But I feel that PS has a much more "finished" feel. Its so layered and detailed compared to sgt.
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>>7672158
It's worse than John Green. At least Green tries to present some interesting ideas/concepts and tries and fails to write with style.
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>>7672303
>enders game
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.
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>>7672343
You're confusing classic with classical.
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>>7672396
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>>7672337
>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.
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>>7672321
>john Coltrane, miles Davis the list goes on
>the fact that so many books still name the Beatles...
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>>7672170
That's a pretty damn good book. Maybe you just have a shit sense of humour.
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>>7672303
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.
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Is Roadside Picnic a meme?
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>>7672158
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.
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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.
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>>7672396

nice copypasta you faggot
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>>7672701
That is entirely possible.

>>7672394
Yossarian just got really on my nerves.
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>>7672539
>won the Pulitzer Prize for best novel
>compares it to the garbage that John Green writes
Scumbags like you are the reason why this board is being called shitty often.
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>>7672512
>You people actually read that garbage?
>garbage
>This is me. Imma pussy.
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>>7672186
He's pretty easy to read...?
>>7672170
Wrong
>>7672172
I hate McCarthy
>>7672303
exclusively YA fiction
>>7672512
Wrong
>>7672539
I hate McCarthy
>>7672716
No, it's incredible though
>>7672873
Murakami sucks
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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.
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>>7674644
no, actually, it's you.

he's completely right

mccarthyism stopped being cool after the 50s pal :^)

>>7674672
good taste desu
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>>7672172
Fuck you, it's a good book
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>>7674711
>no, actually, it's you.
>he's completely right
>mccarthyism stopped being cool after the 50s pal :^)
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>>7674711
Hey fuckface, Reddit has been missing you. So stop polluting my board and shit back there.
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>>7674672
>I hate McCarthy
Enlighten us to why you hate McCarthy with absolutely valid points or btfo.
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>>7672158
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?
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>big bad literature board that's totally smarter and more Patrish than r/books recommending 1984 as part of its starter kit

This whole board is a meme
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>>7675190

careful not to get any jizz on yourself while jerking off to your own perceived intelligence
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>>7672173
You shut the fuck up about Bolano
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>>7672635
I vastly preferred the Shadow Quartet to the Ender Quintet, myself. I saw no real reason to like Ender, while Bean and Peter were more or less consistently cool.
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>>7675184
>valid
>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
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>>7675219
I'm no more or less intelligent than any other person on here, all I'm saying is that this is the Internet and my whole life doesn't revolve around who says what on /lit/.
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