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>/lit/ tells you a book is shit
>you read it and find out it's basically a masterpiece

have this ever happened to you?
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Nice half-assed bait you have there.
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>>7695276
Yes. With the Harry Potter series.
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>/lit/ tells you Atlas Shrugged is absolute garbage
>"Please, it can't be that bad. I mean, it's 1200 pages long! I'm sure she knows what she's talking about!"
>1200 pages later
>mfw
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>>7695276
Infinite Jest is pretty good desu

people here act like it is pure shit and is only liked ironically
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>>7695297
This. This. And furthermore this.
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>>7695297
>>7695513
>JK Rowling
>a good writer
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>>7695567
>thinks your post
>makes sense
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Maybe I'm a huge pleb and like Vonnegut's Galapagos for its well-crafted plot. In other regards it's a light book.
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>>7695588
Jesus Christ
>>Reddit
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>>7695588
really really bad post
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>>7695297
I like that deepness in the sky won against the prisoner of azkaban in the nebula awards.

fucks me up good knowing it was nominated.
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>>7695276
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>>7695276
Atlas Shrugged could have been good if it was a short stories collection.
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>>7695306
>WHITE PEOPLE LMAO
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>>7695276
It's not a masterpiece. Here is your first step in learning you might have shitty opinions.
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>>7695276
I've had the exact opposite experience with this pile of garbage. /lit/ goes on and on about how great it is and it's actually complete shit.
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>>7696333
to be fair, all of those white people are an embarrassment
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>>7696450

Not complete shit, but very overrated.

Then again, it's controversial here too. I'd wager to say I've seen as many people call it mediocre as I've seen call it profound.
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>>7696494
I know that the style over substance argument gets shat on here, but that is ultimately how I found the novel. It is a very juvenile work that contains fantastic description. I prefer the young more purple McCarthy prose to his later more minimalist prose though.
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>>7696333
Butt hurt faggot
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Try again later
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Atlas Shrugged is basically doyoureallyexpectmetoreadallthat but objectivism is great
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>>7695276
I prefered the synopsis of the parody in The Illuminatus! Trilogy...
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>>7698212
>says objectivism is great
>hasn't read Atlas Shrugged

Only after you slog through 1200 pages of garbage will you understand why objectivism belongs in the dustbin of philosophy. Pretty much, listen to officer Barbrady when it comes to Atlas Shrugged. Except for the never reading again part
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>>7695306
ctfu bruh cmt two hunna percent real shit my dude
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>>7698224
Dont see the negatives of pursuit of ones own happiness, capitalism, atheism, and teling high school solipcistic pseudointellectuals to fuck off
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>>7696450
>>7696447
>>7698212
>>7698224


>Thinking the writing style and allusions, and
especially the monoologues that Ayn Rand writes isnt the most beautiful shit you have ever laid eyes upon

You're still in high school and think Bernie Sanders is real cool huh? Its okay son, one day you will mature. Youre still young though its okay you can read Harry Potter. Maybe one day when you can grasp true beauty instead of Michael Bay-tier plot-based books. And if you are older than 25 and still think this book is shit than you mind as well just kill yourself desu senpai. i'm 400 pages in and this shit is fucking amazing.
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>>7698275

this pretty much. Atlas Shrugged is based as fuck, and motivates oneself to pursue their happiness through work and self betterment as well.
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h-hey guys, what about me?
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>>7698275
This is good bait.

>>7698314
This is bad bait.
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>>7698328
have you ever even read Atlas Shrugged or do you just talk shit about it because you've seen other people on lit talk shit about it?
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>>7698332
Do you troll because you think it's funny or because it arouses you sexually to make other people angry? Do you tweak your nipples when someone loses their 401k?
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>>7698328
Go hug a tree you argument-less sjw hippie
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>>7695276
Infinite Jest was good desu
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>>7698352
Go read Atlas Shrugged you fucking ignoramus. I invite you, please, finish those last 800 pages.

If you aren't fuming in rage after John Galt's 60. FUCKING. PAGES. of platitudes, constant referral to the law of identities as gospel, and completely gratuitous use of the word "intransigent" in such a way that the word starts to break down upon it being spoken aloud, you truly are worthy of being admitted to Ayn Rand's super special club for selfish autists
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>>7698223
that shit was great
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>>7698370
>you are this mad
Lol maybe if you had an argument people wouldnt laugh at you.

>selfish
Every action one takes is selfish. There is no truly intentional selfless act. If you cant comprehend this then maybe you should find a new hobby
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>>7698314
What does Blood Meridian have to do with any of that? You sound like a retarded redneck teenager who takes Fox News seriously.
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Atlas Shrugged is the literary equivalent to those crazy pro-free market liberals you saw all over Russia after the fall of the USSR. People had fanaticism and anti-intellectual extremism drilled into them under Stalin and his successors, and when the dream of Soviet socialism was proven impossible they just switched their crazy over to worshipping the market economy instead.
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>>7698396
>no argument

My argument is that she bases her entire philosophy on the law of identities, and just completely discounts material monism without the slightest chance for it to raise objections.

>no selfless act
If you think childbirth is "selfish," you're beyond trying to save. And I'm a goddamn antinatalist. It's misguided altruism, sure, but it is genuine altruism nonetheless.

Although I don't know why I'm trying to argue with someone I'm now certain is an American middle/high schooler
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>>7698405
>having reading cog. this fucking bad.

It has nothing to do with Blood Meridian. Its about you're shitty opinion on Atlas Shrugged you tard
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>>7698370
I havent encountered John Galt yet. And I will finish them, but the first 400 pages are pure beauty you faggot.
And
>selfish autists
>Not Go-getting industrialists.

you read the book and you called the main characters selfish?? Are you Nat Taggard??
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>>7698410
>If you think childbirth is "selfish," you're beyond trying to save.

I guess I am too far then. It is part wanting to create a life, and part wanting to have offspring that you can mold into humans. Which makes it an act in one's own interest.
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>>7695276
>>7695276
I read the letters of flannery o'connor and there was a part where she and her corespondent were making fun of ayn rand for doing what they considered to be the worst type of writing and saying that she makes mickey spillane look ike dostoevsky
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>>7698429
>thinking flannery o'connor is anything else but absolute dogshit and taking her opinon seriously. okay
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>>7698413
Then why did you quote a post about it? Also
>you're shitty opinion
>you're
Literally a trailer trash chimp. Go back to fucking your sister, you whitetrash piece of shit.
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>>7698428
>offspring you can mold into humans

I seriously hope you don't have children, if you think this is how everybody else looks at their children
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>>7698439
ya know what, I did read it wrong, I thought you were reading Atlas Shrugged and just put a pic of that book. My bad senpai

and
>making one spelling error because I was typing fast
>makes me a trailertrash sister fucker

lmao okay
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>>7698443
>wanting to have kids
>something wired into your body
>having pleasure in raising a family
>not an act in one's own interest

are you retarded orrrr???
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>>7698452
>behaving out of instinct
>"self-interested"

I think you may want to look up terms such as "ego," "rational self-interest," and "objectivism" before you claim to be a Randian, friend
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>>7695276
No, I was too busy with my piss-collecting OCD as a teenager to be a short-sighted & insufferably pretentious Randtard.

Nice bait thread, either way.
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>>7698474
>oh im just going to have a kid out of the good of my heart because this world needs more people, and there needs to be more life here, not because I dont want to raise children and create a family.

Second off, I never claimed to be a Randian, I just agree with her opinions in Atlas Shrugged
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>>7698490
>being this much of an insufferable liberal retard.
okay senpai
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>>7698514
do you know what "liberal" means, amerifat?
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>>7698518
If you assume Ayn Rand is shit than I automatically assume you are either: a liberal, someone who doesnt know the value of a hard days work, someone with no ambitions.

I assumed the least worst desu, maybe your one of the other two
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What a nice thread
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>>7695588
KILL YOURSELF
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>>7698212
>objectivism is great

How could you possibly hold this opinion

Even smart libertarians know objectivism is fucking stupid

>>7695276
OP see this video

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_j56IiLqZ9U
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capitalism a shit. ayn rayn a shit.
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>>7698223
underrated post
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There are so many sources of what is considered great /lit/erature that the thought of anyone taking recommendations from here threatens my sides so seriously that I may have to file a law suit.
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>>7696333
>>7698227
triggered
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i ordered the book a few days ago, its not in libraries here
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>>7696333
>Make race jokes all the time
>Durr but not against white people hawa h
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>>7695588
>>>/reddit/
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Haven't read Atlas Shrugged yet, but I've read The Fountainhead and Anthem and enjoyed those. I understand Atlas is very close to The Fountainhead thematically, but is it better or worse?
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>>7698223
This is what drove me to attempt (unsuccessfully) to read it.
Just stick to Telemachus Sneezed
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>>7698314
truly ebin post, my man
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>>7695567
She's not a good writer, but the books are amazingly entertaining and compelling on a purient level
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>>7698449
>>7698413
>chimping out so hard you don't even know what's going on anymore
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>>7698433
Say's the ayn rand fanatic. What's it like being part of the lunatic fringe?
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This autistic thread is the perfect explanation why Ayn Rand will forever be a meme
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