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Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)10:02 No. 17267
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He was trying to show off how open-minded he was w/r/t commercial fiction and but so came off as pretentious [1] moron who tried too hard [5].

[1] "Pretentious" in this sense being a reference to the Ancient Greek [2] epic, "Pretension Calculus"

[2] Ancient Greece being an ancient civilization of incredibly hairy people w/r/t their backs [3]

[3] According to a Wikipedia article this author skimmed which I am now going to recite verbatim [4] to make myself seem intelligent and well-read, a human back is "... the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders."

[4] word for word

[5] see: this author's writing


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Hipster Slut 14/08/20(Wed)21:10 No. 17280

I dunno, I thought it was pretty successful as a piece of commercialized trash. It really reminded me of Chuck Palahnuik, and a little of Irvine Welsh sometimes.

I think the guy genuinely loves words, he wasn't trying to sound clever, he was expressing his joy, like a kid in a candy store. Some people collect stamps, some people are into guns or species of tit. This guy likes words. Don't see why that's a problem to you.

tl;dr really, it is an incredibly fun novel, and if you don't get that you are probably a wanker who doesn't like other people being smarter than him


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Hipster Slut 14/09/03(Wed)21:00 No. 17286

the truth is somewhere in between on this. the book doesn't really deserve the accolades that it received but when he gets past the pretension a bit there's some interesting character developments and a decent, albeit meandering underlying plot.

he's much better as an essayist though. i feel like he was trying to make his own finnegan's wake here or something like that.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/12(Fri)19:53 No. 17299

>>17267
It's fun for everyone but aspiring writers. For writers, our egos are far too fragile and our jealousies far too great. In truth, the author is just having fun with literature as a whole, but to minds that have been struggling for so long, looking for their own spark of creativity, it seems like a whole lot of bullshit. Try to separate yourself from the craft and enjoy it for what it is.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/14(Sun)14:56 No. 17300

I'm on page 51 in this book and sort of sick of it already. Not sure whether to keep reading it or not.



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