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Name the best work of fiction published in the last 5 years.

Hard mode: no Bleeding Egde, no Pale King.
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How is no Bleeding Edge hard mode?
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>>7677500
It's to go to answer for memesters, and people who were born in *le wrong generation :^(*
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>>7677492
A Brief History of Seven Killings.
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I hated Juno but cried at the end.
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>>7677669
Don't cry because it's over; smile because it happened :^)
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The Lives of Notorious Cooks by Brendan Connell
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Heloise is Bald by Emilie de Turckheim.

If I finally get around to reading Perfidia or All That Is, they're likely to take the spot though.
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>>7677492
Umbrella by Self
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>>7677535
this
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idk what the deal is with the filename but this isn't a dystopian novel. fucking loved it.
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>>7677535
I plan on reading this after Mason and Dixon. Why's it so good?
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A Visit from the Goon Squad to be tbqh honest.
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>>7677492
Half an Inch of Water - Everett
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I am John von Dorf
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>>7677492
My diary ,desu
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I'm having trouble even thinking of a book that I've read that was published in the last five years. Books published in the 1990s still feel very "contemporary" to me.
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Leaving the Atocha Station
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>>7677686
sometimes crying is a way of showing appreciation

and smiling can be a way of hiding emotions
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Crow Fair: Stories by Thomas McGuane
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>>7677928
yeeeee
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Preparation for the Next Life by Atticus Lish
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>>7678042
I've been wanting to check this out but was hesitant. Is it really good stuff?
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Nos étoiles contraires - Jean Vert
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>>7678145
You fucking got me.
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Taipei is the only thing I've touched from the past 10 years. I liked it, and I've read it three or four times now.
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Cow Country.
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Dying Grass.
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>>7678032
Preferred 10:04
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>>7677907
Because acknowledging that writing in dialect is cheating would be racist.
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:)
:^)
:-)
Book of Numbers
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To be perfectly fair whether you like it or not it's probably Min Kamp.
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>>7678909
Not the most major. The best. No one is mad enough to say that's كفاحي.
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>>7678145
Took a few seconds
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>>7678913
>كفاحي
I put that into Wikipedia and got this, which I never would have considered there might be a Wikipedia article for: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mein_Kampf_in_Arabic
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The Buried Giant
Death's End (2010 technically, but whatever, English translation is this year)
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>>7677535
Just started reading this; it's fantastic so far.
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>>7678909
Another possibility would be the Neapolitan Novels. Nothing else recent has reached the kind of international fame of these two series'.
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>>7678213
This all the way
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Soumission is Cassandra tier and therefore the best.
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I haven't read much contemporary stuff. I saw this at a book store a while ago. It was pretty good I guess. I don't know. It's been like three or four years since. Sense of an Ending
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>>7677492
Marlon James basically.

Book of Night Women and Brief History of Seven Killings.

>>7679823
>>7678924
>>7678894
All very respectable answers.
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>>7677907
Its definitely a "mans man" bloodbath novel like The Godfather (more like scarface desu), it has some "rad" portions, and its structure is very much like the Latin Boom of the 60s and 70s including magical realism.

But the really impressive part is that every chapter is from a different characters point of view (like game of thrones) except he actually changes his writing style, tone, and vocabulary for each character.
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I generally roll my eyes and try to ignore Booker prize winners, but given the adoration in this thread I think I'll have to pick up A Brief History of Seven Killings.
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>>7679849
Disgrace by Coetzee is pretty funny too.
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>>7679849
If you wait a little longer /lit/ will turn on it and you can save yourself some money.
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>>7679858
Eh, it's only £6 on Amazon.
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>>7677492
The Buried Giant
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>>7679894
I cant believe how short this is.
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>>7677492
Only one I've read is Sense of an Ending. So... I pick that, I guess.
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>>7679901
Should've called it The Buried Dwarf, clearly.
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Either Cannonball by McElroy or In Partial Disgrace by Newman, thought I don't think that was actually WRITTEN in the last five years, since it was posthumous.
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>>7680015
>McElroy
My African American.
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>>7679901
that's what she said
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A Naked Singularity if that counts

or 10:04
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>>7677492
Here are some of my favorites, senpai

Marías - The Infatuations (2011)
Zambra - Ways of Going Home (2011)
Zadie Smith - NW (2012)
Zambra - My Documents (2013)
Pauls - A History of Money (2013)
Marías - Thus Bad Begins (2014)
Modiano - So You Don't Get Lost in the Neighborhood (2014)
Welbeck - Submission (2015)
Ishiguro - The Buried Giant (2015)
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>>7678035
>gaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaay.jpg
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>>7680045
Is Naked Singularity interesting?
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>>7679842
>magical realism
dropped
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>>7680147
It definitely feels like a Llosa novel.
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From what I've read, Infinite Jest or Min Kamp probably.
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Hypersphere
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>Min Kamp [1]
Tried to like it, failed
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>>7677492
Ben Lerner, 10:04. plebes disagree
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>>7677928
it's a meme you dip
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>>7680274
What do you even mean here? Goon Squad is a great book.
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>>7680110
I like Marias. why do you like Zambras so much? i have bonsai, might read it soon.
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Selected Tweets
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>>7679823
He would have been a druid back in te day.
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>>7678934
You mean these chick lit things?
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>>7678909
>>7678934
>>7681578
They are both a fairly popular large series but no. They are not even the best selling for all that long.

You could switch these out with any popular book of the month. All The Light We Cannot See, A Brief History of Seven Killings...

Ok maybe the Ferrante series really did sell that well. I forgot how long it stayed compared to these other ones. That is only for last year though, I wouldn't know before that.

Still fuck you, coloring books and Japanese cleaning is the way of the future you cuck, get with it.
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>>7681578
Hehehehe

>>7681600
>You could switch these out with any popular book of the month. All The Light We Cannot See, A Brief History of Seven Killings...
Not really. The fact that they're foreign is significant. I'm expecting Knausgård to reach DFW level fame, if he hasn't already
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>>7680641
it's just a meme dude. devoid of content. formal onanism
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>>7681600
Brief History is not a book of the month club book. If anything a criticism could be leveled at it that it is genre fiction (violent noir). Or that the author is a mouthy SJW. But that doesnt detract from what should be a huge amount of staying power in the corpus of books consumed by well read young men.
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Can't believe no one said Middle C by Gass
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the bone clocks is p good imho
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>>7677492
isnt literature like, subjective?
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