ITT: We describe books for others to guess

Bidwell
Bidwell

Autistic cuck gets rich and falls in a love triangle between an autistic depressed slut and a retarded spoiled brat.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Bidwell
The idiot.

idontknow
idontknow

wishy-washy kraut drops into an expensive hospital to visit but decides he likes being pampered and stays there even longer than the sick person he was visiting

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@idontknow
sounds a bit like Tristan, but I don't think so

TreeEater
TreeEater

@Bidwell
Chad gets cucked by his boss, complains to his mom and whines on his personal boat instead of working

Skullbone
Skullbone

@idontknow
Magic Mountain - Mann

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Skullbone
yup

Here's another.

Some sort of amoeba blob creature develops sentience on an inherently inhospitable environment. They have several forms and a lopsided hierarchy very different than humans. Their weird sex stuff is also written about in detail. humans find out about them eventually but communication is so difficult as to be considered magic that only a couple blobs actually understand, and they struggle to communicate this to other amoeba blobs. Eventually humans and blobs go their separate ways.
(this one actually describes two books by two different authors if you want bonus points)

TechHater
TechHater

@Bidwell
the great gatsby

JunkTop
JunkTop

Hedonistic fat fuck and his underage sidekick try to rob a large hardworking family of their daily bread using an umbrella, which results in the former being shot at.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

retarded hobo yells at the desert for hundreds of pages

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

The author tries desperately to prove to the reader he is smart even though it makes his novel a very tedious read, at least there were laughs along the way tho.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@TalkBomber
Man of Two Worlds - Herbert

I'm assuming you mean both Frank and Brian Herbert as the authors. Is Dune the other work?

girlDog
girlDog

@King_Martha
actually that was neither of the books i was thinking of. Haven't read that one.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@girlDog
lol, I suck. But yes, good book, even though I wasn't a big fan of Dune. As to your description, I'm lost, friendo

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@Boy_vs_Girl

you son of a bitch

massdebater
massdebater

@Boy_vs_Girl
Sounds intriguing.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Boy_vs_Girl
umberto eco?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Boy_vs_Girl
Sounds amateurish and gay

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

guy cucks another guy with his older wife, moves on, gets young rich qt3.14, decides the cucking life was better and goes back

Lunatick
Lunatick

@Bidwell
Easy one. Emo teen gets sick and meets another emo teen and goes to tulip land.

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@iluvmen
OP here. On point lad, on point.

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

Essays on Kant and Heidegger followed by the most severe case of cyberpunk autism ever witnessed in literature.

FastChef
FastChef

@Boy_vs_Girl
Didn't find any discernible talent in your post.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

boohoo feel bad for this poor french nigga who got outta prison, he meets a priest and becomes cool nice guy who manages to bring money to a shithole in france but oh no his past will never cease to haunt him, quick i best adopt this little girl before the french po-po come to take me away la la la it's full of gay songs about french people and also there's waterloo and sewers fuk

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Boy_vs_Girl
Ulysses

viagrandad
viagrandad

@Boy_vs_Girl
Non-Stop Laughs - The Bandana Bandit

SomethingNew
SomethingNew

@TalkBomber
I mean that could kind of describe Flatland.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@GoogleCat
Les Mis, mein neger

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@LuckyDusty
Fanged Newmona?

two people walk round a city for a day taking shits, one of the people's wife cheats on him (or not, it's unclear) but it's clear that she really loves him despite her unfaithfulness

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Bidwell
Two retards try to become president by killing old people

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@Bidwell
Some kid makes lots of money

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Fried_Sushi
Huckleberry finn

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@GoogleCat
(you)lyseas

SniperGod
SniperGod

Autist LARPs as an artist and when he gets called out he creates a boogeyman to distract from the fact that he's a useless fuck.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

A guy chases a giant white dick

Booteefool
Booteefool

@VisualMaster
Moby Dick

Techpill
Techpill

@Boy_vs_Girl
Ceaseless Joke

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Raving_Cute
Bel Ami?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Boy_vs_Girl
Perpetual Chuckle.

Eternal Entertainment.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@VisualMaster
In Search of Lost Time

WebTool
WebTool

Autistic nihilist kills his father. The rest of the novel is a lot of dialogues on life and God.

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Need_TLC
Nope. Think more recent

Emberburn
Emberburn

@WebTool
Los Hermanos Karamozov

Nojokur
Nojokur

@WebTool
Harry Potter

askme
askme

A family becomes worried when their son becomes a reclusive mute who undergoes a dramatic, rapid change in his appetite.

Techpill
Techpill

Some asshole meets an early demise after he refuses to stop backing his friends into corners.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Bidwell
Some guy sees a cupboard in a store that he really likes and decides to buy it. It turns out that the cupboard has a secret compartment filled with papers written by what appears to be two different people.

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

Copper, steel, railroads, half-baked ideas

RumChicken
RumChicken

@Sharpcharm
Atlas Shrugged

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

When twins become separated, gender roles and sexuality are blurred. Puritans suck

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@TalkBomber
Solaris?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@RumChicken
yes

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

An abused orphan develops schizophrenia and suffers from painful ptsd migraines when he recalls the loss of his parents

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Stark_Naked
Some Harry Potter fan fiction.

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@Bidwell
/r9k/ in a nutshell. Also cold winter.

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Garbage Can Lid
the original, not fan-fic, but yeah

5mileys
5mileys

Orphaned wizard boy stumbles upon a dead body and begins to think only to discover that his thoughts warp reality. The boy is pursued everywhere by a rotund rabbit that is actually his alter ego. The book is written as a variety of pastiches.

w8t4u
w8t4u

Numale gets chucked by the cucked. Lucked by a verb of a bratty, girl stirring because she's a centrist es jay double you. Nazi is not to be confused with Yahtzee. Memes like a that's a literal meme. Hacks can't hack it because pseuds are taking drugs called ludes. When I grow up I'm going to have Top 11 things Girls Don't Like That You Do. If I take a test I'll learn if I'm good on dates. Refresh switch refresh switch, pull the lottery arm. (You)
Reply; You must wait 18 seconds before replying again. Refresh, Switch, Refresh.
Implying
What the fuck? I agree
This

massdebater
massdebater

Man wants to leave his job really badly, but he can't.

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Bidwell
Dude is too criminally autistic to live

likme
likme

Dude rebels against his hyper-industrialized society. He takes up farming and masochism, quickly becomes bored and decides to off himself.

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Emberburn
Correct

Here's another one: superintelligent STEMlord aliens come to Earth to watch over humanity as it develops towards its last state of evolution.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@likme
Just tell me because I want to read it

Methshot
Methshot

Black kid gets hit by a car in the Bronx, shitstorm ensues

Skullbone
Skullbone

Guy with a keen sense of smell likes budding virgins, maybe a little too much

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Skullbone
GO AWAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAYYYY

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Bidwell
In the XVIIIth century a boy discovers the wonderful fetish of cuckolding, and makes some friends along the way.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@BinaryMan
twelfth night?

FastChef
FastChef

@TurtleCat
yep

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Gigastrength
Brave New World

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@TreeEater
Iliad

5mileys
5mileys

autistic man complains about how much his life sucks then reminisces about cringy moments in his life

Snarelure
Snarelure

Stacy marries autistic doctor and then proceeds to fuck with various chads.

Emberfire
Emberfire

A guy marries a spoiled whiny bitch and bullies her until she sucks his dick in front of other people

WebTool
WebTool

@Lunatick
The Fault in Our Stars

FastChef
FastChef

old man carves out his own homestead, marries a 3/10, acquaints himself with assorted jesters and the Devil.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@5mileys
my diary t b h?

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@BinaryMan
That shitty Palahniuk novel

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Snarelure
Madame Bovary? I can't remember if her husband was a doctor or not.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@w8t4u
Legacy of Totalitarianism in a Tundra

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Emberfire
I just wanna know what this one is.

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

A widower reaches an island where he has to find a crazy woman and gets drugged

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@askme
The Metamorphosis

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Faggot Scottish teenager kills animals and deals with this shitty family.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Stupidasole
Yup.
Another one.
Submissive guy becomes, without explanation, a monstrosity and the fathers start to blame him.

w8t4u
w8t4u

@TalkBomber

red and the black

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

A freshly married couple are going to fuck for the first time, but the virgin wife is disgusted by penises and makes his virgin man cum with a few hand strokes after that they start fighting and divorce

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

A culturally representative loser who's wife is way smarter than him gets perpetually caught in scandals conflicting with his local position of moderate stature. Meanwhile his two kids are literally the embodiment of the alpha vs virgin meme

DeathDog
DeathDog

@JunkTop
I think that's a chapter from the first Harry Potter

Techpill
Techpill

@Spazyfool
Desert solitaire. I liked it tho

Emberfire
Emberfire

@5mileys
Notes from Underground

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Boy_vs_Girl
Findagain's Week

farquit
farquit

@Garbage Can Lid
Finnegans Wake

w8t4u
w8t4u

@farquit
HCE has three children and none of them are some sort of alpha vs virgin meme. And ALP isn't smarter than him.

likme
likme

A sensitive, god fearing child grows to realise he's so much better than anyone else you've NO IDEA, NO IDEA AT ALL HOW MUCH BETTER HE IS THAN EVERYONE ELSE

Also hookers are cool

TreeEater
TreeEater

an old man is sexually attracted to his adopted daughter. meanwhile a brown girl gets cucked hard.

Evilember
Evilember

@TreeEater
The Bible

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

A woman bullshits her way out of being executed; centuries of popular culture ensue

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

his mom maybe died that day

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

Man gets cucked but then starts to enjoy it and begins arranging lovers for her

cum2soon
cum2soon

@TalkBomber
The Gods Themselves by Asimov

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@cum2soon
About time someone got it.

The other one it could have referred to was Dragon's Egg by Robert Forward

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Raving_Cute
Stendhal- Red & Black

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Carnalpleasure
house of leaves?

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@TalkBomber
New Testament

but enjoy hell for blasphemy : ^ )

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Illusionz
Either/Or by Kierkegaard actually

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@iluvmen
gotta be notes from underground

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Nude_Bikergirl
my diary I would very much like to die

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

An incestous family fuck up a whole town for almost a century.

Garbage Can Lid
Garbage Can Lid

@Burnblaze
sounds like stoner maybe?

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

@likme
cave scrawling of the doodler as a teenager

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Raving_Cute
thats a really hot painting user

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Spazyfool
No, you fucking illiterate

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Crazy_Nice
That appears to be correct

cum2soon
cum2soon

@Boy_vs_Girl
Big Bang Theory the book.

askme
askme

daddy stole oranges when i was a kid so i became an alcoholic womanizer and dropped out of college

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@askme
Diary of a Seducer

hairygrape
hairygrape

@Spazyfool
New Testament
About a woman who's going to be executed
Whatever brought you to that conclusion?

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

Bullied child is saved by autistic chad. The book is about the child growing up and finding that he's autistic too.

Methshot
Methshot

@kizzmybutt
nope, would you like the answer or to try again?

Snarelure
Snarelure

dad didnt have a car so we walked a lot. so much walking that he died. I hope the cannibals didnt get him.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@hairygrape
What would happen to Mary if she was impregnated out of wedlock?

CouchChiller
CouchChiller

@RavySnake
But that's not what the book is about, cunt

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@Methshot
Bonfire of the Vanities

eGremlin
eGremlin

I don't need a lawyer I don't give a fuuuuuuuuuuuuuck

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

He cucks a schoolteacher, shoots a waiter, beats up the co-worker who cucked him and buys a baseball

Lunatick
Lunatick

@5mileys
No Longer Human

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

You'd think the main character is going to get dragged into a massive conspiracy/underground rebellion, but no; it's just a slag that wants to fuck with him for shit and giggles.
Also chestnut tree.
Shitsux.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@eGremlin
the Stranger

King_Martha
King_Martha

@eGremlin
The Stranger, by Albert Camooooooooooo.

takes2long
takes2long

@King_Martha
@Harmless_Venom
nopes

askme
askme

@King_Martha
god i miss that game

Firespawn
Firespawn

@eGremlin
Bleak House?

TalkBomber
TalkBomber

@Firespawn
Bleak House
nah

want more clues?

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Fried_Sushi
JR?

FastChef
FastChef

@Raving_Cute
Cien anos de solidad

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@Snarelure
The Road

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Snarelure
that's got to be the whuore bovary

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Crazy_Nice
The Magus?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Harmless_Venom
Yeah, it is. It reminds me of the Andes, Idk why tho

@FastChef
Correcto

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@Crazy_Nice
1984

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@Dreamworx
No. But it seems interesting.
@Sharpcharm
That is correct.

TechHater
TechHater

@likme
A brave new world?

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@Evilember

That wasn't what I was describing.

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Stark_Naked
I know

idontknow
idontknow

@Nude_Bikergirl
correct

/r9k/er murders two people and falls in love with a prostitute.

@TreeEater
possibly lolita

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@idontknow
/r9k/er murders two people and falls in love with a prostitute.
No idea, but Dostoievsky wrote it, I'm sure of it

SniperGod
SniperGod

@idontknow

possibly lolita

nope

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

I feel sad because I realise I have never read books with brown girls in them

RumChicken
RumChicken

@idontknow
Crime and Punishment

StonedTime
StonedTime

@BlogWobbles
so?

TechHater
TechHater

@StonedTime
Nothing, I was just sharing, jeez

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

— a boy is taught by an old gay man who lives backwards in time

— a man goes to a mountain, does nothing for a long time, then dies with irony

— an older man writes his younger friend a series of letters, telling him marriage is bliss

— the crowds anticipate a couple of men, having read the stories of their earlier misadventures

King_Martha
King_Martha

a cute rich girl marries a slightly richer guy that she is tsundere for

likme
likme

@Harmless_Venom
Is all of this one book?

Playboyize
Playboyize

@likme
no, i should have been more clear

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Playboyize
Damn. Sounded like a helluva book

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@PackManBrainlure
hah, it certainly does

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@FastChef
Mein Kampf

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

4 alcoholics humiliate each other in the wee hours of the morning

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

A bunch of unlikeable, frustrated beatniks have mediocre misadventures in paris that are all entirely their fault. One of them returns home to ruin his only friend's life for a few weeks. There's also unnecessary extra chapters.

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@BinaryMan

The Sun Also Rises?

Fried_Sushi
Fried_Sushi

@TalkBomber
critique of pure reason

@BlogWobbles
milk and honey

@likme
industrial society and its future

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@Fried_Sushi
milk and honey
That wasn't supposed to be a book for you to guess, actually. I was just saying. Pretty funny guess nonetheless

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

oh ah oh oh ah haha wew oh my ooh aw lordy

Soft_member
Soft_member

@TalkBomber

Confessions by Jean-Jacques Rousseau?

girlDog
girlDog

@Boy_vs_Girl
Huckleberry Finn

eGremlin
eGremlin

ectoplasm

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@eGremlin
The cloven viscount

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Harmless_Venom
I already did Either/Or. Fag.

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@WebTool
Correct.

RavySnake
RavySnake

@eGremlin
The Soft Machine, Ticket that Exploded or Nova Express. I can't be arsed to know which one but I know it's one of them.

RumChicken
RumChicken

@eGremlin
@RavySnake
Shit, now that I think about it I think I saw that stupid word in Naked Lunch, too.

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

Some guy from old italy really, really wants to show a tourist from new italy round town, take him to all the cool places in town, meet the interesting locals, see the picturesque sights. It goes on forever.

girlDog
girlDog

@Crazy_Nice
Dark Places, Gillian Flynn? Wouldnt have thought that'd be /lit/s style.

happy_sad
happy_sad

Tiger in the boat lmao

5mileys
5mileys

@girlDog
implying this board has anything resembling a style

w8t4u
w8t4u

@Boy_vs_Girl

Wardine cry

Inmate
Inmate

@5mileys
/lit/
not having a literary culture based on obsessions about the classics, dense contemporary bullshit, and hating YA
How often do you see people non-ironically talking about shit like GoT here?

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Inmate
If we're taking that route, we should say /lit/'s style consists mostly of a healthy diet of 50% toilet-reading like John Green (praising or bashing, it's the same) and 50% slyly pushing an explicitly racist and pro-totalitarian worldview through sneer and half-baked critique.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@Gigastrength
I'd say 30% racist half-baked critique based off pseudo-academic workPeterson, 20% actual critical analysis that might also have a western racial bias.
But we're in agreement that there is some sort of general trend to the content discussed here, yes?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Man I posted like five books and no one has guessed any of them

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Skullbone
A tendency that is less and less literary as time goes by

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Gigastrength
everyones a totalitarian when you are a communist!

leave and don't come back

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Garbage Can Lid
No its on chesil beach

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@TurtleCat
sounds like a painful read

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Emberfire
Rome had to fall? Be the change you want to see? All good things etc?

user, its an anonymous anime board where no benefit can be gained except through exchange of ideas. Your only possible way to effect the system is from your own personal input, you cast your vote about what content you want to see on Veeky Forums by creating that content. Aside from the human attention that you or may not receive based off your input (and quality doesn't always tend to be the determining factor here), ideas are all you get. It's all time spent exchanging temporary dialog, nothing more.

If you stop enjoying the consumption, or the creation, of the content the board holds, you know the solution.
@Burnblaze
Next time just include the links in the post so I don't have to type this, link them, Ill give it a shot
@SniperWish
throwing the phrase "communist" like its an insult.
I don't like pinkos either man, but seriously? On a literature board?

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Harmless_Venom
first one's the once and future king

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Spazyfool
Dante's inferno?

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@kizzmybutt
@RumChicken
correct

a group of people collaberating on a novel in order to expose censorship and black boxes drink their own cum and get mysteriously murdered

TechHater
TechHater

@Bidwell
Gatsby

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

racist society where blacks are WE WUZ KINGZ parallel to the civil rights era. the plot is largely a ripoff of romeo and Juliet with some added drama about "Juliet" getting pregnant and Romeo's brother becoming a terrorist. somehow this is in the top 20 books of the 21st century

FastChef
FastChef

@JunkTop
Dune

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Harmless_Venom
Is #2 Also Spratch Zarathustra?

Inmate
Inmate

@massdebater
The double, by Dostoevsky

likme
likme

@BinaryMan
I think I read this
noughts n crosses or some shit like that yeah?

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@BinaryMan
Invisible Monsters

TreeEater
TreeEater

@ZeroReborn
It is

Sharpcharm
Sharpcharm

@likme
Correct.

whereismyname
whereismyname

four men and for women get jailed in a huge glassdome for two years, which contains vegetation and animals. They master their daily lives by farming and fishing and collecting fruits.
A drama in the dome developes because the retards get horny and of course want to fuck. One bitch becomes pregnant in the glasshouse and receives the baby in there. After two years the crew is supposed to leave to get replaced by another crew but the bitch insists of staying for another two years with her baby because she thinks that this is the purest way to life instead of the modern life outside of the dome

Emberfire
Emberfire

@BinaryMan
Long Days Journey into Night
(But mom was a morphine addict not an alchy?)

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@JunkTop
they still didn't guess mine
the absolute state of Veeky Forums

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Lord of The Rings but with more rape and shrugging and actual interesting characters

Soft_member
Soft_member

@Playboyize
Childhood’s End (spoilers)

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Stupidasole
you did neither/nor, only the preface. this may be your first time here, but saying "fag" doesn't automatically make you a big boy.

@Evil_kitten
nailed it

@happy_sad
no, but an interesting guess. it's more like a humorless mann.

Evilember
Evilember

@ZeroReborn
chronicles of thomas covenant, the unbeliever?

SniperWish
SniperWish

@happy_sad
Spratch

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@5mileys
Heart of Darkness, Joseph Conrad

Playboyize
Playboyize

@Boy_vs_Girl
Infinite Jest?

TreeEater
TreeEater

rugged space marine becomes special forces and rebels against sci fi dystopian government after uncovering an occultist conspiracy

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@TreeEater
dune

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

Our teacher told us to go to war and now we're stealing geese.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Burnblaze
harder on the military elements

Starship Troopers ish

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

2 kids fuck and murder

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Crazy_Nice
Story of the Eye?

massdebater
massdebater

@BinaryMan
White Teeth or some Zadie book I never read

idontknow
idontknow

@happy_sad
@Crazy_Nice
man that was some edgelordy stuff

Poker_Star
Poker_Star

@happy_sad
yeah. i just read it yesterday. Is there anything profound in it? that eroticism inevitably leads toward death? That eroticism attempts to taint reality itself, rather than just perversion perverting perversion?

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Poker_Star
I don't know about anything psychological or philosophical insights. I just fapped to things while being puzzled as to why I found these scenes fap-worthy.

SniperGod
SniperGod

@Soft_member
Correct

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Burnblaze
oh, like when bataille talks about his blind invalid father's degenerative neural pain, and his inhuman screaming? And how bataille left him to die when the germans came a coming in WW1?

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@SniperWish
That's more Kek worthy than fap worthy to be desu.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Carnalpleasure
either or

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Flameblow
yup

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@Bidwell
Bertrand Russell's diary?

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@happy_sad
Life of meme

Lunatick
Lunatick

@BinaryMan
Here cometh iceman or whatever

Boy_vs_Girl
Boy_vs_Girl

@PurpleCharger
link them, Ill give it a shot
@TalkBomber
@lostmypassword
@eGremlin
@PurpleCharger
And a new one:

Nothing happens, nobody comes, nobody goes, it's awful

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

Bigass series of novels about, well, no one's entirely sure. Lots of divergence an tangents and strange humour. There's a main character, at least. It's pretty po-mo for something written long before there was any modernism to speak of

WebTool
WebTool

@PurpleCharger
Hopscotch?

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

@TalkBomber
Sheherezade? Or however Arabian Nights?

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@eGremlin
The Trial?

Booteefool
Booteefool

@lostmypassword
The stranger

massdebater
massdebater

@Burnblaze
Either Donquixote or Tristram Shandy?

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Boy_vs_Girl
Eternal sniggers

PackManBrainlure
PackManBrainlure

@WebTool
Bingo
@VisualMaster
ya
@CodeBuns
yes
@Booteefool
oh well seems they were easier than I thought
@massdebater
Tristram Shandy it is. I'd hardly describe Don Quixote as either a series of novels or post-modern

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@likme
The Painting of the Autist as a Juvenile Person

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Carnalpleasure
ya
@Crazy_Nice

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Inmate
No, you're not very close. Hint: World War II

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@BinaryMan
Yeet

Haven't read it at all

lostmypassword
lostmypassword

@Raving_Cute
Cheri

Burnblaze
Burnblaze

@Emberfire
Taming of the Shrew.

StonedTime
StonedTime

@Harmless_Venom
Last is Quixote (pt. 2)

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@PackManBrainlure
Quixote...not postmodern
(You) haven't read it through, i.e. book 2

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Fuzzy_Logic
I read the whole thing, in spanish. It's not post-modern. Don't be ridiculous.

massdebater
massdebater

Lethargic newspaper journalist meets old acquaintance and decided to have a drink with him in a sleazy pub to spend hours having a conversation about their past whilst getting drunk.

Finds out his father was homosexual.

TreeEater
TreeEater

A guy with an ironic name steals a bunch of silver

Firespawn
Firespawn

A bunch of conspiracies are true

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Firespawn
Deus Ex

LuckyDusty
LuckyDusty

@Firespawn
Da Vinci Code

VisualMaster
VisualMaster

Isn't being dumb and getting carried away awesome? Really, if you think about it, we owe all the great things in life to stubborn idiocy. It's really a great, great thing and you should all love it. It's totally cool and everyone should just drop judgement and temperance in favour of being completely balls-out retarded.

Except for the little fact that IT MAKES THE BABY JESUS CRY AND YOU SHOULD ALL BE ASHAMED OF IT YOU MORTAL SINNERS WHAT WOULD OUR DEAR MOTHER MARY THINK OF YOU, YOU BUNCH OF NEARSIGHTED MORONS

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

@LuckyDusty
@RavySnake
Let me clarify: all conspiracies are true.

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@Spazyfool
Foucault's Pendulum.

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@VisualMaster
im drunk and agree we're happier like this

farquit
farquit

@Sir_Gallonhead
That's nice, dear. Have you guessed the book?

RavySnake
RavySnake

@farquit
idk candide?

BunnyJinx
BunnyJinx

@RavySnake
nah

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Nude_Bikergirl
Perhaps rather saying that post-modernism HAS NOTHING on the modern novel's original father would have been a more acceptable statement? That the Don and Sancho confront many characters in Part 2 who have themselves read Part 1as well as many of the 'false histories' heads the list that could be made of pomo-type elements that can be found throughout Book 2.

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

@Illusionz
That sounds a lot like opinions. Fact is: Don Quixote is not post-modernist.

Harmless_Venom
Harmless_Venom

@BunnyJinx
brave new world

Sir_Gallonhead
Sir_Gallonhead

@Harmless_Venom
...how? Also no

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Illusionz
@Nude_Bikergirl
What a stupid discussion, Don Quijote is not post-modernist. The are elements used in comtemporary literature that borrow from Quijote and that's it.

happy_sad
happy_sad

@Evil_kitten
The are elements used in comtemporary literature that borrow from Quijote and that's it.
Which is pointless to say. It'd be like saying the bible has had an influence in western thought.

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

fuck-up tries to get a business going, but his fuck-up wife wont answer the goddamn phone

Inmate
Inmate

@happy_sad
exactly. The other guy would say that the holy bible is post-modern.

Playboyize
Playboyize

idiot loses his cat and falls into a well and has wet dreams

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Inmate
Well, it IS. The bible is pre-modern, modern and post-modern because it is the TIMELESS WORD OF GOD, YOU HEATHEN

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Sir_Gallonhead
bnw discusses how real a "utopia" of drug fueled happiness and ignorance can be, but that tradition/religion die in the process and true happiness can't be attained

your description is vague as fuck desu

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

life sure is rough when you're at a boarding school for organ donors

Snarelure
Snarelure

@Playboyize
Master and Margaritta

Skullbone
Skullbone

working for the irs is boring as fuck

Emberfire
Emberfire

@Snarelure
nope

Evilember
Evilember

@Methnerd
You really shoehorned religion into the second half of that sentence. Also my description is pretty accurate if you've read the book.

WebTool
WebTool

@Emberfire
How so?
Then give a different description, because the novel I said fits exactly your description

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

local blacksmith bamboozed by crazy preacher

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@WebTool
that's wild, I'll have to read it, not the book I was describing.

idiot loses his cat and falls into a well and has wet dreams, talks to an old guy about getting skinned alive, develops facial blemish, wants to fuck a 16 year old cause she has nice ears

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

@BlogWobbles
now that's a book I want to read

we should make a thread where everyone posts one-sentence ludicrous premises like the ones in this thread and then we all try to write a novel that harmoniously incorporates them all

is that how infinite jest was written?

eGremlin
eGremlin

professor finds out he's gonna die, gets cucked, shoots the guy who fucked his wife

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@ZeroReborn
we should make a thread
how many idiots are necessary for that?

JunkTop
JunkTop

@BinaryMan
All of us

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

guy shoots a guy cause the sun

StrangeWizard
StrangeWizard

@CodeBuns
tThHhe StraJKAJNRGAeger

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@CodeBuns
L'étranger

Stupidasole
Stupidasole

@Carnalpleasure

Never Let Me Go

Nojokur
Nojokur

@Stupidasole
bingo. what an awful book

Spazyfool
Spazyfool

little boy helps prisoner and starts to receive money

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Nude_Bikergirl
Oh, brother. Opinions? I stated a fucking fact. The point i this--
Post-mods like to point out elements in contemporary fiction that distinguish it from the fiction that came before. Some of these distinctions CANNOT apply to Don Quixote because he was ALREADY USING many of these elements in the late 16th century. To call DQ 'post-modern' then is a figure of speech denying the modern 'authentic' its authenticity. Wake the fuck up.

King_Martha
King_Martha

@Need_TLC
To call DQ 'post-modern' then is a figure of speech denying the modern 'authentic' its authenticity.
So you agree that it's not post-modern. Glad we've settled this.

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

@Skullbone
White Kangz

Stark_Naked
Stark_Naked

@eGremlin
Pale noize

Flameblow
Flameblow

REMEMBER THAT IT'S ACTUALLY A NOVEL

BinaryMan
BinaryMan

@Firespawn
Illuminatus!

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@Spazyfool
Dianetics: The Modern Science of Mental Health

likme
likme

space is really really big (but simultaneously really really small) and is a series of overlapping geometric shapes. the narrator is a cuck and gets beaten up frequently

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Boy_vs_Girl
Catch-22

DeathDog
DeathDog

@Crazy_Nice
Wasp factory

FastChef
FastChef

@BinaryMan
What we talk about when we tlk about lovs

Need_TLC
Need_TLC

@Fuzzy_Logic
nicely done.

Lunatick
Lunatick

@likme
sounds like a greg egan novel, desu

Crazy_Nice
Crazy_Nice

Why the fuck do sci fi writers write so much more in comparison with any other kind of fiction writer? Surely most of your ~500 novels aren't exactly good enough to be worth the effort

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Bidwell
- A man sleeps through his train stop and accidentaly causes an apocalypse.
- A sleazy man promotes his new get-rich-quick scheme to a bunch of unlikable stereotypes.
- An autistic man walks a lot and randomly produces articles from Wikipedia, but it's all horribly solemn.
- An indian man shits himself in a public place and another Indian man [REDACTED AS PER DEMANDS OF SHARIA POLICE]
- A man desperately tries to kys but it takes 1k pages.
- A man masturbates to Federer for twenty pages straight.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Crazy_Nice
Assuming this isn't supposed to be a summary, that's wrong. Fantasy authors write far more than sci-fi. And frankly, while some of them are shit, you're an idiot for saying "You wrote a lot so that means you aren't a good writer and I can know this without having read you." Just because you don't have any good ideas doesn't mean they don't.

Spamalot
Spamalot

@Raving_Cute
I see a lot of misguided anger, bad paraphrasing and some of the weirdest ad homs, but no argument

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Raving_Cute
@Crazy_Nice
I don't think either SF or fantasy authors write more than the other. There's a Dune for every Wheel of Time.

idontknow
idontknow

@Raving_Cute
Don't be upset, Greg, he doesn't know what he's saying

Deadlyinx
Deadlyinx

@Spamalot
Look at this stupid /pol/ shit. "I can instantly win any argument if I just scream NOT AN ARGUMENT! YOU MAD BRO!" Fuck you. You have not mentally aged since adolescence.

Methnerd
Methnerd

@Deadlyinx
1/10 absolute copout

Evilember
Evilember

@Burnblaze
on chesil beach

Firespawn
Firespawn

@Deadlyinx
/pol/
How mad do you have to be to shoehorn politics into such an apolitical discussion? How can one person be so insecure and delicate without exploding the moment they step outisde their house?

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

@Fuzzy_Logic
what the hell kind of books are you reading user

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@BlogWobbles
All of those are really famous.

Raving_Cute
Raving_Cute

@Playboyize
wind up bird chronicle

girlDog
girlDog

@GoogleCat
Really famous books about Federer?

MPmaster
MPmaster

@Lunatick
No

It's Hypersphere

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@girlDog
Consider the lobster or a supposedly fun thing, I can't recall which, has a gay chapter in tennis

Methshot
Methshot

@kizzmybutt
DFW
Oh I see why I didn't recognise it. And why it sounds so stupid

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

buncha ancient dudes and dudettes just, like, get fucking turned into stuff mainly out of pettiness

Evil_kitten
Evil_kitten

@WebTool
satan shilling the master and margarita

Illusionz
Illusionz

@Techpill
The Secret History, Donna Tarrt

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