t whenever i read a book i always get this impression: the author could have made their point in like only a few pages and it would be just as insightful.
Does anyone else feel the same way?
No you're just autistic and impatient, I can tell by your inability to type legible too. This is what happens when you get used to getting instant gratification from entertainment on screens.
I don't know. There are some authors that can fiddle with words pretty well.
Don't ever believe the "reading is good!" meme. The fags that tell you that are fucking idiots with shit taste in books.
I like reading. I don't understand the books that get acclaim however. If you go on /lit/ for instance they love books like Infinite Jest, Ulysses, Gravity's Rainbow, but when I try to read these things it just feels like a bunch of incoherent nonsense. It's like the harder a book is to parse, the more acclaim it gets. Maybe I'm just a pleb but it seems like a gross use of language in my opinion.
You're either unintelligent (the most likely case from the way you type) or you're reading shit litearture. Read pic related. Saint-Exupery never just "gets to the point", but rather paints the most beautiful autobiographical narrative you will ever read. You see the world through his eyes as you read this book, and if you are not uplifted, spiritually moved, or energized by reading this book---then something is wrong with you.
This book will change your life. Read it.
It should be on all torrent sites
Audiobook for the lazy
I thought I was the only one to think this. I can understand fiction, where it's meant for pure entertainment, but if you're trying to get a point across just fucking say it. Books are usually very inefficient.
I don't think you'd arrive at, more or less, the same conclusion as the author would've liked if you skip on the details.
Books, especially fiction, isn't just for getting insights from. I think it's wrong for you to expect that an artistic medium being entirely utilitarian in its purpose. If you wanted insights straight away, you should've picked up essays instead.
Not either of them and I agree with you, but the point of it was not about him being dumb and the rest. It's just a simple existentialist work that's well executed.
I think that's why the guy even mentioned it. It has a clear point and it's short.