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Name a book from the 21st century worth reading.
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2666
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>>10483413
no

six four hideo yokoyama
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>>10483345
Against the Day
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>>10483345
The Corrections
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>>10483424
its size intimidates me.

is it worth the long haul? and is it one of his more complicated works?
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>>10483440
Yes and yes
Start with The Savage Detwctives if you want something easier and more lighthearted
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>>10483442
ill do that, but i have to say i was discouraged from 2666, not from the size but rather the content didnt seem to hold up to the hype. but if you think that would be best before, than ill try it. if it doesnt work out, ill try it anyway. i do like pynchon.
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>>10483345
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The Kindly ones
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Laurus by Vodolazkin
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Garner's Modern English Usage, 4th ed. (2016)
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We, the Drowned
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>>10483415
Kys
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>>10483483
I want to read this some day.

10:04 by Ben Lerner
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>>10483442

>Talking about Pynchon
>Recommend a Bolaño book

kek
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>>10483817
Well it’s always good to recommend quality when someone suggests trash
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Anything by John Green or Dan Brown - the two modern visionaries.
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>>10483345
Enrique Vila-Matas - Dublinesque
Yoko Tawada - When Europe Begins
Antonio Munoz Molina - Sepharad
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>>10483980
I despise Vila-Matas. He rips off Borges to extreme lengths but has a narrow perspective and vision, which couldn't be further from Borges. Despicable. Avoid.
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>>10484001
Borges is pleb af and Gombrowicz was correct in claiming that Latin America should have killed him. Vila-Matas is great — it’s you that have just taste.

>>10483980
That’s not even Vila-matas best
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>>10484018
>Gombrowicz
lmao
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>>10484018
>claiming that Latin America should have killed him

How do people get this mad over books lmfao
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>>10484001
>>10484023
>rips off
What’s lmao is your exegesis
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>>10484040
No, someone liking Gombrowicz is definitely funnier. He's a worse Faulkner from a lesser nation. And Faulkner was shit to begin with.
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>>10484157
Objectively wrong, but it must be nice being a brainlet with this must delusion
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>>10484173
Nice retort lol
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>>10484026
Ask Houellebecq
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Calculating God by Robert J. Sawyer if you like Sci-Fi
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The Narrow Road To The Deep North
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>>10483345
Berserk
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>>10484018
I know. But it is pretty good.
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Blindsight by Peter Watts - sci-fi book that is worth reading
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Gooks
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>>10483345
Eeeee Eee Eeee by Tao Lin. it's seriously good. if it was written by someone else people don't hate, it would be celebrated here.

>>10483413
>>10483438
>>10483424
good ones

>>10484157
>>10484173
>>10484023
Gombrowicz is amazing
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>>10483817
>Mariachi Pynchon
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>>10484359
all the media attention and normie posting about this book makes me wary of it. What was it that you think is worth reading?
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>>10484157
he's nothing at all like Faulkner you retard
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>>10483345
1. house of leaves
2. super monkey ball 2 instruction booklet

that's it
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>>10483345
Ready player one, hunger games,and divergent
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>>10486863
we have a patrician in the house
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>>10483976
Is Dan Brown a meme on here? I know he's a hack but I didn't know /lit/ likes to mock him.
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In case you’ve ever wondered what Joyce would have written if he were a raging homosexual.
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>>10486880
Ok I need a real, non-meme response here: is this actually good or is it just praised because of virtue signalling toward homos?
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>>10483345
Here's three: Sloterdijk's Spheres trilogy.
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>>10486914
Well I love it but I would. In broad strokes the point of the novel is to compare the characters’ homosexual awakening with rising Nationalist sentiment at that point in Irish history. From that description you might imagine that it is a story of oppression - Johnny English and straighty keeping the poor Irish fags down, but that’s not the case. It’s more gays confronting themselves than gays confronting society. By focusing on the personal I’d say that it’s a novel about identity, not identity politics.

That said it’s undoubtedly a celebration of all things homo, you’ll know yourself if that’s going to annoy you.
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>>10483415
https://warosu.org/lit/?task=search&ghost=&search_text=six+four+hideo+yokoyama
youre 90% of this posts
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>>10486940
Do I need to do any pre-reading for this?
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>>10483345
Melancholy of Resistance
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>>10487694
Well, youve read Nietzsche, right?
If youre a good reader- have read around in the 'Western Tradition'- (you) should be okay. He both answers and attempts to reconfigure Heidegger (but like Nietzsche is more literary, i.e. less obviously technical than Heidegger) and admires Foucault-- so a knowledge of both Heidegger and Foucault is definitely helpful. If you need to bone up on your phenomenology perhaps the newly memed Phenomenology of Perception would prove helpful as well, as he often reads like a latterday ONE OF THOSE. But really.. if youre a good reader I'd just dive right in. It's fun.




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