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Post your favorite book and something you hate about it

>Those massive lists of random items where Joyce shows off his vocabulary and pads the page-count
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>>7696681
It's opaque as all hell.
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But that's the best part

See the page in the penultimate chapter when it lists everything Bloom finds interesting about water
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>>7697764
this

i thought that was the best and most enjoyable part of the book
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It ends. No but really probably my only complaint is that I really like JR as a character and wish he had a bit more presence than he does.
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It's incomplete
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Levin's teleological conclusions about pain.

>B-but it's a Russian book

I know.
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I just hate the fact that the author wasn't just a brilliant writer, but also a lucky dandy who fucks every woman he wants like the characters of his novels.
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Its the same 30 - 40 quotes rephrased over and over.
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>>7697918
>meditations is my favorite book

lmao
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>>7696681
Uses 'ash' too often.

You probably know the book.
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I can almost never tell people it's my favourite book.
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>>7697918
you're a huge fag
have you even read the discourses?
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>>7698786
Same goes for mine


Once I mentioned "missing women..." I get looks of disgust and people accusing me of hating women.
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Hard to find anything I hate about this book. Maybe the long pinball part in the Lyle Bland/Illuminati chapter, just because every time I read the book it seems to drag on forever.
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>>7698837
That one paragraph about eating shit, cause it cost the book the Pulitzer
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>>7698829
Wait, people think by ignoring the feminicidios they're somehow helping these women? That's about as twisted as it gets
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>>7698829
This
>"What is it about?"
>The feminicides of Mexico
>"O-oh okay, anon"
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>>7698851
That segment was one of the best parts of the book though. Fuck the Pulitzer.
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>>7698861
One girl thought I gained pleasure from reading the descriptions of the mutilated bodies. When I tried to describe the way in which Bolano wrote those segments and the implications (along with my thoughts on the matter) she outright dismissed me and claimed that reading "is for fun, therefore I found women being killed..fun"
I was so upset.
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>>7698907
I mean, there are certain things one can only take in small doses if one has any sort of moral feeling. Peter Sotos' "PURE" for instance.

But, if you refuse to look violence in the face, it will stalk the shadows of your conscious mind for all your waking days. People like that are nothing but plebs shackled to the wall of a cave, and they deserve nothing but pity
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>>7698931
Fuckin A brother
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>>7698907
How can some people be so vain
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>>7698931
Lol sounds like you're a McCarthy fan
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hitherto
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>all the Marathe/Steeply parts where the book's themes are made obvious and he keeps slipping into bad Frenchy English because Marathe's in the scene
>the long endnote that's a protracted pastiche of stuffy academic writing
>all the endnotes that dump pharmacological data on you, since it's since come out that some portion of it is wrong or was outdated even in '96
>the fact that the timeline is screwed up (forget the details here, it was a long time ago, but i remember the book said gately was watching the rodney king thing on tv when he was some age, but then another detail indicated he would've been a different age...)
>could lose some of the tennis match descriptions
>oh and it ends.. (says infinite on the cover, wtf)
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>>7699574
>could lose some of the tennis match descriptions
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>>7699364
that cover would be great if the "penguin classics" wasn't there
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>>7698907
vapid cunt. just say that next time and you'll be alrite
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Rosa.
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>>7697826
I too know this feel
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Attempting to reconcile Tolstoy's argument in War and Peace that political and military leaders have no control over forces that move nations and armies, which I find compelling and agree with, with the realities of the World Wars and the Holocaust terrifies and sickens me.
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Borges wrote an essay on the eternal recurrence of the same and completely missed the point (affirmation of the self and of nature)
Granted he was right that it is physically impossible within our universe
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>>7699651
My great grandfather, a German, always said it was not Hitler that was the problem, but every little Hitler in charge of each town.
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The fucking choppers
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>>7701443
Shit
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>>7697918
literally anything written by the stoics
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>>7698786
I fell in love with the first cute girl that I met who could appreciate George Bataille
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The names are all too similar.
>inb4 that was intentional
ya I know but especially after the twins are born it's fucking confusing and I constantly have to flip back to the family tree at the front of the book
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>>7699574
>his favorite book is IJ

how do you sleep at night being so pleb?
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>>7701552
more than just intentional, it was literally one of the biggest themes/points of the book

fucking plebs baka
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I've never read it
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>>7697918
Will you get up in the morning exceeding yourself or will you ask whether these sheets are made for you?

Fuck I love this book
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>>7697826
what
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>>7701570
lmfao
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>>7698829
This is mine as well. I usually explain how the three parts connect
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>>7696681

my favorite book is 1984 and the chapter where winston reads from the book is so long and boring
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>>7698837
The Hansel/Gretal role play was kind of pointless and prolonged and I don't think it contributed very heavily to the tone of the final scene.
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>>7702444
>read 1984 in highschool
>skip that section because I was running out of time
>read 1984 5 years later
>the book part is so long boring and adds nothing
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>>7699581
>>7699364
>they don't realize it's a penis
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>>7702457
I disagree, thought it was great
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>>7702444
Waste of trips. That's the only good part.
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>>7697791
this. JR could have been more present, he's just such a goddamn good character.
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