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Ready Player 2 has landed, and it’s at least as obnoxious as the first. Here’s a highlight reel for y’all to get ahead on da lels, hopefully someone can surface an ebook:


>> No.16860163

Awful fitting that reddit the author read and was inspired by reddit the pop anthropogist

>> No.16860172

oh my god. it's so fucking unbearable

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What did Ernest Cline mean by this?

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Worse ethics than a reddit admin

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>> No.16860223

This dude will have a greater impact on the literary scene that anybody in those /writing/ generals. It's fucking hilarious to me.

>> No.16860226 [DELETED] 

LMAO what a fuckin' pussy.

>> No.16860229

>Wakandan Outreach Initiative

>> No.16860233

LMAO what a fuckin' pussy

>> No.16860239

>Wakandan Outreach Initiative
Bruh. Also sidenote, do americans realize that Africans don't care about Wakanda as much as Black Americans do. Wakanda is supposed to be a haven, a dreamland that unites the blacks because they are not sure which tribes and what culture/religion their ancestors practiced. Africans in Africa know that.

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He’ll have a bigger impact on /lit/ even.

>> No.16860245

yo what the fuck. does Cline at least address the fact that his MC is a fucking dictator lunatic?

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>> No.16860272

reminder that when you "kill" someone's avatar in this universe the person loses all their loot and crap which is their livelihood. so the mc is going around raping people's lives for calling him names on the internet

>> No.16860293

that can't be real, right?

>> No.16860299

>anarcho-pritivist tedpilled post that would be called BASED BASED BASED 7 billion times on /lit/ is cringe when it appears on this book

>> No.16860364

Man if this was a satire about a deranged demiurge it would work.

>> No.16860392

>narrated by Wil Wheaton


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More cringe than kek, was not satisfied

>> No.16860443

This reads like he just compiled the findings of his youtube frontpage

>> No.16860485

This actually has to be a joke. He might be DRAB (designated retard at birth) so I wont concern myself further.

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True desu. It would help if the guy wasn't so fucking cringe though, like look at the other pictures.

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>a picture is worth a thousand words

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>> No.16860565

>who runs bartertown?
bartertown is the slum town, right? so he's mocking them because hes turning them abjectly poor

>> No.16860569

African Africans seem to treat Afro-Americans the way Europeans treat white Americans: dregs who couldn't cut it in the home country, except it's funnier/fucked up because their ancestors literally sold them into slavery.

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>Bailey Jay


>> No.16860619

>a bio-gay

>> No.16860622

The fact that I can't tell whether this is real or fake...

>> No.16860636

Is this fucking real

>> No.16860639

Mass literacy was a mistake.

>> No.16860641

I refuse to believe any of this is real. It reads like a satire from an anon who have deep (justified) hatred for ready player one

>> No.16860650

holy fuck i feel sorry for any retard who buys this shit

>> No.16860663

It would be based if he didn't write like a colosdal reddit faggot
>ape-descendant melons

>> No.16860669

this is a neo-liberals wet dream

>> No.16860678

and people say book burnings are bad

>> No.16860693

a pill most can’t swallow

>> No.16860705

Whatever makes /lit/ troglodytes seethe is based and deserves my money. I voted Biden exactly to piss 4chan off.

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>I like to think that if Jesus existed, he too would have shouted "Wabba lubba dub dub!" on the cross.

>> No.16860746

oooo geez u darn fricktard!! u bettr nott start sucking and fucking cocks oooooooooooo i hate faggots so u bettr nott do that

>> No.16860764

What do you think? That said, major uproots are up for grabs for whoever posts a cap of the extract to slash arr slash 4chan

>> No.16860778

If you killed yourself I would be so fucking mad anon.

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>> No.16860820

No. I refuse to believe this is real. You’re fucking with me.

>> No.16860834

lololol another win for keknation!

>> No.16860842

It's has to be fake this is way over the top even for retard player one

>> No.16860847

you retards who can't tell this is fake get off this board

>> No.16860869

>Wakandan Outreach Initiative
An adult sat down at this laptop and thought it was acceptable to write this.

>> No.16860887

>everyone on every board is a troglodyte except me
the way of the troglodyte

>> No.16860904

So he turned his protagonist into a villain? That sounds like a pretty ballsy move for YA, unless he is actually trying to play this as good thing,then he is just crazy.

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He must have run out of pop culture references, these ones seem a little far fetched

>> No.16860959

I bet it took him more than half an A press.

>> No.16860961

wow... i can't believe he actually wrote this. he's really fucked up

>> No.16860977

Yeah man this book is crazy..,

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I can't even tell if these are fake, that's how bad his writing is

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Lads. The ebook is on book4you now.

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>> No.16861118

Anons, this book is just a bleak prediction of the future to come, redditors already use phrases like big chungus, the author is merely predicting what reddit inventions and trends will emerge next with it's following mindset

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>see this
>get audio book mp3 from lad on /wsg/
>scrub through video really quickly, getting as many refences as possible
>make video



>> No.16861185

It's a Mad Max 3 reference, no?

>> No.16861223

It's real, oh fuck.

>> No.16861243

How can anyone read this crap, he's really just listing things one after the other as if they had value in themselves.
I've noticed the same kind of mentality from the fact-obsessed redditards, the kind of people who unironically call twitter threads from random experts "fascinating" and whose worldview are just strings of "facts" with no internal relation with one another, that's just fetichism

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/x/ churns out better material than this clown could ever come up with

how the fuck did the first book even get so successful?

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>30th season of Rick and Morty

>> No.16861297

this is our Iliad

>> No.16861351

i missed it then desu.

>> No.16861363

anyhow the whole things reads like fanfiction, so i see how it sold so well

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this can't be real, right?

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The cover is kinda cool. That would be my guess. People aren’t really picky with fiction. They’ll take anything.

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>> No.16861616

Still got that original mp3 link?

>> No.16861632

>Ape descended melons
Holy kek

>> No.16861658

Never crossposted to a board. It’s still up on /wsr/

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>$1million net worth after the movie came out
Wheew does this guy horribly manage his money or what?

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>> No.16861728

pretty good schizo babble
was book 1 this heavy on the pop babble?

>> No.16861758

These are all the shows and movies referenced in the first one. Then there are also video game references to add on. I don't think the book ever goes more than half a page without a pop culture reference https://www.imdb.com/list/ls026974463/

>> No.16861768

>Wakandan outreach initiative
Isn't this like, insulting?

>> No.16861789

I actually have a copy.

>I've finally gained enough distance from my addiction...
^Real (Section: 0002)
>Sims were recordings...
^Real (Section: 0000)
>Wakandan Outreach Initiative
^Real (Section: 0001)
>The song instantly went viral...
^Real (Section: 0002)
>The superuser abilities...
^Real (Section: 0002)
>designated male at birth...
^Real (Section: 0005)
>logout issue...
^Real (Section: 0010)
>30th season of Rick and Morty...
^Fake lmao
>Two-face was right.
^Real (Section: 0003)
^Real (Section: 0009)
^Real (Section: 0001)

>> No.16861793

Playing devil's advocate here but what's the difference in Cline using references to other works and T.S. Eliot? Personally I think he just uses pop culture as cheap window dressing. There's nothing to it beyond name dropping. What do you think?

>> No.16861806

Its the depth with which he sees the problem, its such a shallow normalfag tier take it hurts.

>> No.16861814

>Doesn't say he had sex as a man with a woman

>> No.16861838

Cline uses references because he can't paint a picture without them. He never describes something, he would just say "it looked like the chestburster from Alien"

>> No.16861876

thank you for adding DRAB to my vocabulary

>> No.16861930

It's extremely fast-paced (it's the worst thing I've ever read and I still finished in it like two sittings), and people actually enjoy gay nostalgia baiting. Word of mouth is actually really powerful for books like these. My fucking math teacher, an exceptionally well-read member of the general public who was mid-aged and stupid enough to buy into references
as a form of "humor", recommended the first one to me brimming over with enthusiasm.

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>> No.16861938

A big part of why i dropped out of university was things like this, idk i expected my teachers not to be retards and i was really disheartened when i saw how average they were.

>> No.16861943

really? that makes it even worse.

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Was recommended the book as well, albeit by a friend, but at least his recommendation made sense because he's a living meme - star wars / video games tattoos, browses reddit and he vapes.

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You know what bothers me?
I very strongly feel that this person represents the future of humanity.

>> No.16861967

I'm young enough to have been in elementary school in however-long-after-2011-it-took-for-RPO-to-be-Zeitgeist. But yeah, I had plenty of professors who'd be likely as not to espouse its merits. Particularly outside lit classes.

>> No.16861968

I have one like this, except he don't have tattoos and only read pop psychology to learn the ability to "manipulate" people

>> No.16862026

See, that's the thing: much though everyone here feels a strong sense of intellectual arrogance, there are plenty of good, smart people who are liable to get swindled by RPO and RPO-alikes. (Like, I only read that short story he wrote, but is the guy who wrote "The Martian" really any different, except that he preys on space-obsession instead of nerd porn? Is Douglas Adams *any* different - is he not an exact antecedent?) The teacher who recced me RPO was ex-military, he was a great mentor, he really loved reading and even had a pretty respectable lending-library just for his students (way better than the school's shitty YA wasteland). For a lot of the books I'd bring into school he was the only person who I could speak to about. RPO is a PREDATORY book: so many old boomers just love to discover that people still remember War Games and Mad Max and Atari, totally oblivious to the fact that "retro" is an ages-dead trend. So many smart young people, already force-fed Rick and Morty and Marvel and Reddit, are *trained* to think that "I KNOW THAT!" = an outburst worthy of positive feedback. This book is the opposite of literature, it's candy, it's a dopaminergic Skinner box, and it's very hard to resist such things. Particularly when everywhere you go (which, for a lot of people, is the NYT, YouTube, Reddit, and perhaps TV)
that impulse is being reinforced. Particularly if you're not exceptionally sensitive or fully inoculated against nerd shit.

I don't resent or blame the people who get suckered by these books. I truly pity them. And I know full well that if I had a worse upbringing I could easily find myself in their shoes.

>> No.16862065

Shut the fuck up zoomer.

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>Guys need porn
This "guy" needs to hit the weights and some fresh air

>> No.16862108

Bad art numbs the mind, furthers oblivion. Ernest Cline's book is just short strings of pleasurable references: "ha I know that movie, lol just like x in that show."
High art challenges the mind, Eliot's references connect his poems with the past, further our understanding of human nature. Prufrocks works and days make us think about Hesiod's εργα and ημεραι, both describe aspects of ordinary life. Thus Eliot strengthens memory, hindering Oblivion.

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Into the western canon it goes

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Fake or not I almost pissed myself while reading this

>> No.16862155

>Is Douglas Adams *any* different - is he not an exact antecedent?

He relies on references a lot less, and more on evoking unique, pathetic, sad emotions shared by boomers. The nostalgia over having everything in life handed to you for free and being able to wonder over life, the universe, and everything, as strict consequence of having nothing interesting enough in your life to define yourself by, no war, no troubled childhood, no particular skill of note to develop. The nostalgia of thirsting after the most fucking averagely pretty woman in existence because you have no fucking idea of what you want and how would you? The nostalgia of being such a pathetic sack of shit you're being jealous of the guy who says he's from another planet in the bar because at least he has SOMETHING going on, even though he's retarded.

>> No.16862158

that picture physically hurts me

>> No.16862215

It's been long time since I read the first book and I never picked up on any of this. Very perceptive insights. Do you think Adams used them consciously?

>> No.16862238

i'd be surprised if that estimate is anywhere near accurate

>> No.16862296

Based effort post

>> No.16862302

I think that the references are a repackaging of the same Greatest Generation-mentality. But the world's organized in Cline's favor. Adams, if nothing else, had to tread new ground in figuring out how to exploit the sad pathetic boomer nostalgia. Now the nostalgia's been transferred to young people who grew up in a cultural environment that repelled them and pushed them into the past, and because millennial-and-unders love quips and memes so much that nostalgia's easily packaged into referential mantras. Cline is just a really efficient way of exploiting it.

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They namedrop Sonic.exe at one point
I shit you not
How is this book real?

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>> No.16862328

Someone please post the author's rant from when it got pulled from the wiki. I need to laugh.

>> No.16862504

I know these books are just meant to be consumed and not thought about, but it bothers me how their concept is people ruining and abandoning the real world to collectively embrace a simulated VRChat existence. The author probably isn't self aware enough to realize how sad and pathetic that is, but Spielberg should have at least hinted at the tragedy among the pop culture references.

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My SlRePi folder is getting some usage today.

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Did he unintentionally make his protagonist an autistic second life admin or is there something self aware here?

>> No.16862640

Adams was at least doing a radio play parody of Doctor Who. For me that excuses a lot of the annoying aspects of it.

>> No.16862693

While cringe, that statement is totally true.

>> No.16862701

There is absolutely 0 chance he would reference an obscure tranny pornstar in his novel. Anyone who thinks this is real is a retard.

>> No.16862761

underrated post

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>What is a public figure for $500 alex?

I forgot how much I hated this shit already.

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Every day I find myself increasingly vindicated in having become a paranoid shut-in so young.

>> No.16862804

To be fair transhumanism and migration to virtual space might be humanity's only chance. Consciousness as commodity and the ability to fundamentally change the way you think would be interesting issues to tackle. Instead of bing bing wahoo...

>> No.16862857

Christ. This book reads like a terrible satire of the first one if presented as a Family Guy skit.

>> No.16862858

I can hear the tipping of a fedora

>> No.16862861

If this were the point, I would actually commend it.

>> No.16863150

>book is about a power tripping janny
Unironically a good idea for a novel. Are there any good books about this?

>> No.16863363

>ape-descended melons

Wakandan Outreach Initiative

>literally gloats about being a petty power-tripping jannie

>literally gloats about spying on others

>"I now knew what it felt like to be all kinds of different people, having all kinds of different sex. I'd experienced sex with women while being another woman, and sex with men as both a woman and a man. I'd done playback of several different flavors of straight and gay and nonbinary sex, just out of pure curiosity..."

>more gloating about being a glorified moderator

>30th season of Rick and Morty
>"...I like to think that if Jesus existed, he too would have shouted ~Wubba lubba dub dub!~ on the cross.
There's no fucking way that this is real, there's no way. Please someone tell me this is just a shitpost or an impersonator or something, there's no way this is real

>Jamie Joyce
I know this one has to be fake, because anybody who's been in any of the Waldun threads on here knows about Jamie Joyce and Brother Speare


I have nothing to say about this, what has this world come to.

This is the greatest thread I've seen in a long, long time, some of this shit actually made me belly-laugh, but then I got depressed that this shit is getting published. Imagine being this guy, whose whole life and career revolves around literally consuming, I mean, for fucks sake this book is all gloating and reveling in being a Reddit moderator, and references to 80s children's media.

>> No.16863432

>I know this one has to be fake, because anybody who's been in any of the Waldun threads on here knows about Jamie Joyce and Brother Speare
maybe he just browses /lit/ and tried to pander to a new demographic?

>> No.16863448

If they actually legit ran with that idea of him as a self-righteous janny, it would be really good, the problem is that the writer does not seem to really grasp that he's writing a Karen self-insert into Sword Art Online.

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>> No.16863515

oh shit, heads up we got some r/Bookscirclejerk tourists


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Good job anon.

>> No.16863571

>actually the hero turns out to be the bad guy when he wins
dunc tier

>> No.16863616

I'm glad we finally have a YA novel in which children can identify with Idi Amin.

>> No.16864543

what a bunch of fags

>> No.16864809

>deranged demiurgos
sounds powerful

>> No.16864880

/lit/ was fun for months when RPO first came out, nobody could quite believe it was a real book. This time it isn't as much of a surprise, but I'm looking forwards to seeing the shit Cline wrote this time.

>> No.16865063

Look at those soulless doll eyes

>> No.16865064

Is rp2 going anprim now? I would read it if it was the case. Imagine that glorious Trainwreck.

>> No.16865380


>how the fuck did the first book even get so successful?
Some businessman at Penguin Random House skipped through it and knew quickly that a lot of money could be made publishing it.

Greetings niggers, welcome to 4channel

>> No.16865424

kek, go away Rice Cuck.

>> No.16865622

>how the fuck did the first book even get so successful?
same way Trump, Marvel movies, and McDonalds did - most people are real fucking stupid

>> No.16865698

Part 3 of the highlight reel is going up, more high quality prose for y’all.


>> No.16865764


Dude, somebody needs to send Cline Uncle Ted's manifesto. It'll blow his tiny midwit mind.

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God this shit reads like something this dude would write

>> No.16865807

he's not that good

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>> No.16865882


So this book was written by a predictive text AI based on Reddit posts, right?

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>> No.16866120

Isn't it supposed to be Oasis'?

>> No.16866131

it can be either, smartass

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I hate nerds so fucking much right now holy shit. This is what happens when you end bullying and tell people they are special.

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>> No.16866466

It is the single worst thing ever committed to the page that I’ve read

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>> No.16866513

This can't be real. "Comprised of" instead of "composed of"? I thought this was a blockbuster major publishing house sequel, but no one even proofread it? Tell me it's not real, OP

>> No.16866533

It reads like those futuristic stories Sam Hyde used to write. If this was satire it would be too malicious to be published.

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Ready Player One seems cringier. It seems like the author really believed what he was writing was cool. Like he thought people would be impressed by his love of 80s pop culture.

From these excerpts of Ready Player Two it seems more like a cash grab. And he's just trying to appease his readers. Uh... what's popular? Uh... Black Panther was big. Lets put in a Wakanada reference. I don't think he actually gives a shit about Black Panther the same way he cares about Back to the Future or ET.

>> No.16866565

Is there a book where the MC makes a bunch of dank literary references and just does it non stop?

>> No.16866569

How was he not sued out the ass? Is it because every reference equates to a wiki page literal definition of what the thing is? Usually IP holders are super Jews but he casually made millions strictly off of other peoples shit

>> No.16866732

it's usually not even that much, it's just naming the thing

>> No.16866798

James Joyce.

>> No.16866803

No, RPT is definitely worse. It has all the referential garbage, but has the wokeness dialed up to 11.

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Yeah RP1 is at least more sincere and makes more of an effort to have a plot. RP2 feels even more formulaic and thinly covering over/linking the references.

>> No.16866813

jesus fucking christ. i need to read this

>> No.16866897

It's been changed to you now fall into a coma.


>> No.16867068

holy fuck

>> No.16867076

Right, it's so on the nose it's in need of rhinoplasty. Then again lovers of pop-nerd culture isn't really known for subtly

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>book-report quests

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Frodo BTFO

>> No.16867139

wow, finally a literary reference. Good on Ernest Cline for expanding beyond movies and video games, to an actual book. What a visionary

>> No.16867259

>Spielberg should have at least hinted at the tragedy among the pop culture references.
I am pretty certain he did at the end of the movie.

>> No.16867307

Hearty kek

>> No.16867311

That's literally the entire point of the ending, both in the book and in the movie, you stupid nigger. Both times, Wade (main character) shuts down the Oasis on one day a week, Thursday or something, so people can spend that time irl and get a gf like he did. Yes, I know that it was entirely because of the Oasis that Wade got a gf

>> No.16867731



Everything this guy vomits out is pure awfulness.

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Time for the final battle!!!

You should absolutely follow this link: https://twitter.com/jacobmercy/status/1331462599041433609

>> No.16868005

Eliot pushed the reference thing a bit further than it needed to imo. But there are still some key difference
>linguistic ability
Reading Eliot sometimes makes you feel like all of poetry is just an elaborate circlejerk of references. What makes it still worthwhile is Eliot's sheer mastery with sounds, pauses and rythm. Simply put, Eliot is a master writer, Cline just adds references on top of another with no regard for sentence construction.
>referential depth and allusion
Judging from the link in >>16861758 Cline scarcely references any movie before 1973 (only Buck Rogers and a handful of series from the 1960s). It's probably even worse when it come to books. Eliot draws from three millenia of literary tradition in several languages, and sometimes even quotes in French, German and Sanskrit. In Cline references are only here for themselves, in Eliot they echo one another (two things will be referenced in the same sentence because they share some visible or hidden quality) and other, unmentioned reference are also meant to be present in mind.
>playfulness and variation
Eliot doesn't only references and quotes, he distorts, translate and sometime mistranslates, combine, plagiarize, satirize, bring things up or down a register. It's as if he is bending the words of the great works he uses to see how far they can stretch. He really is like a musician of reference.

I should mention that similar qualities can be found in Laforgue, who was a big inspiration for Eliot.

>> No.16868037

I keep confusing that author with Edward Cline.

>> No.16868259

I don't know if this thread is a travesty or the funniest thing I've seen this month.

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>> No.16868477

I'm hearing a lot of rant about this book/series (and I agree it panders to the lowest common denominator) but I can't help but praise Ernest himself. People say if you're good at something never do it for free and he did that in one of the best way possible. If all you can do is consuming products why not sell that again in a form that entertains people? I'm honestly jealous he actually made millions of this. Why didn't I do it myself back then.

>> No.16868533

this is the american epic ezra pound envisioned

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Idi Amin is a great role model for aspiring jannies

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>> No.16868742

Ready Player One was actually a good thing because it showed us there is no inherent virtue in reading a book. Sometimes reading a book is vile. People are still arguing that reading a book makes you better than other people so Cline had to release Ready Player Two to remind us.

>> No.16868748

Sell your soul, gain the world.

>> No.16868779

lol rent free, chinky.

>> No.16868816

>African Africans
just call them Africans you PC-obsessed sperg
do you call "white" (since you don't understand the concept of nationality) Europeans "European Europeans" just because we have an influx of northern Africans and Arabs? no.
fuck America, and fuck your culture built on lack of identity. the French should've turned you into their own colony.

>> No.16868864

I do

>> No.16868879

Not him but yes I do.

>> No.16868880

Nigger nigger

>> No.16868938

I hope the author gets cancer of the teticles

>> No.16869336

I've only heard Europeans call white Americans European Americans

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put me in the screencap ~

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>> No.16869437

>So when some snide douchebag using the handle PenisvilleChuck posted something nasty about me on the sneed feeds

>> No.16869514

What does he smell like

>> No.16869558

Is he the villain now or is this supposed to be sympathetic behaviour?

>> No.16869565

wait why is there a cursor at the end? did OP write all of this?

>> No.16869572

So he just copied Sword Art Online

>> No.16869899

>IRL pronounced as 'earl' by later generations
I already hear 'lol', 'lmao' (luh-mao), and 'desu' in real life conversations with real people. Seems plausible.

>> No.16870007

Cline confirmed for gaylord

>> No.16870174

But Sasha Grey is a genius so why can’t he just jack off to her vids?

>> No.16870498

Industry connections.

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Imagine having access to this kind of resource and using it to turn yourself into a faggot.

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>not appriciating men in thigh-high stockings.
what are you, gay?

>> No.16870857


Adams wrote to be funny, don't link him in with this, there are barely enough purely funny books worth reading as it is.

>> No.16870933

RPO was written when AVGN and other retro vidya stuff was more "in" and it got successful off that.

>> No.16871104

Cline's deft prose will be like the Roman roads upon which the civilizations of Modern Europe were built, we will be forever clutching at his heels. Faulkner? Fuck him. Hemingway? Hemmed off. Joyce? Joke. Pynchon? Pinched a loaf. Borges? Boring. Tolkien? Take a break. Mellville? Smells still. Orwell? Oh well. Remarque? Unremarkable. Salinger? See you later. Heller? Hell nah. Murakami? Murk me. Huxley? Hackneyed. Ondaajte? Don't touch me. Nabakov? take a day off. Twain? His work was in vain. Dumas? dumbass. L'amour? Lmao. King? Cucked. Cervantes? Can't touch this. Poe? Poo. Bradbury? Bad and Buried. Thoreau? Thoroughly discredited. Homer? No more. Wilde? Mild. Woolf? Woof. Stoker? what a stroker. Fleming? Flemmy. Strugatsky? Strugglin'. Gaiman? Okay man. Casares? Who cares eh? Wells? unwell. Proust? prick. Kerouac? Carry off this hack. Howard? He was a coward. Updike? dislike. Lawrence? Low rent. Shelley? Shall we not? Doyle? A human boil. Kipling? Writing so bad it's crippling. Capote? Kaput. Tolstoy? A child's toy. Dickens? Duck him. Milton? Mildewed. Dostoyevsky? Don't test me. Alighieri? That's all you got eh? Pope? Cope.

…Oh and Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John? They all make me yawn.

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This was kino

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>And guys need porn. Fact.

>> No.16871391

>futuristic stories Sam Hyde used to write
it really sounds like that story about clown dictator, can't remember the name, there was a video up of him reading it, but he used a really shitty mic

>> No.16871492

good post

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Feels like everybody involved with the book thinks that young people like this kind of stuff. But all the responses I'm seeing online seem like only 40 year old Redditor dads are into RP2.

>> No.16871736

In RPO he got the first of the three keys by playing Joust on the Atari 2600. He got the second for line by line reciting Matthew Broderick's lines from WarGames, no kids are reading it

>> No.16871844

This dude is parroting fucking Cracked articles from 2010

>> No.16871857

top fucking kek

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Main dude discovers someone is trans, and he says he can relate to be another gender that you're not because he played a woman online before.

>> No.16873218

i miss old cracked

>> No.16873354

>>16871391 https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=pd34T891-FM
lmao yeah thats the one.

>> No.16873555

Reading RP2 now. So far all this cringe is being said by the protag in the prologue, where it's also revealed he's a massive dick. Meanwhile the girl from the first book seems based and redpilled. Still early in the book, so not sure if this will hold.

>> No.16873703

Imagine what the movie sequel will be like. The only reason he wrote the second book was because of the success of the first movie, and there's a third book coming later.

>> No.16874713

Fuck, dude, I haven't wanted an author to suffer terrible pain for what he produced this badly since I read the Marquis de Sade

>> No.16874719

Gen Xers are so pathetic. They wallow in nostalgia worse than any other generation.

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Oh, what's this? A Euro European seething again?

>> No.16874776

That's a good idea, actually. Write a book inspired by RPO or Snow Crash, but make the protagonist a villain/troll that doesn't even realize what a huge asshole he's being.

>> No.16874802

To be fair, gen xers are one of the only generations where things literally were better when they were kids. They had no major wars, no economic hardships. Their parents were in Vietnam and their kids had 9/11. Their childhoods were pretty perfect and then the world started changing and getting scary. Who wouldn't be nostalgic in those circumstances?

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They actually namedrop Sword Art Online.


>> No.16874939

And SAO stole the idea from the .hack series. What's your point?

>> No.16874953

.hack stole it from City of Golden Shadows

>> No.16875027

God damn I'm feeling physically angry.

>> No.16875036

What's last centuries equivalent of this shitfest?

>> No.16875051

It's so unbearably pozzed to the point that it hurts to read.

>> No.16875070

I'm a huge homophobe too, get fucked in the ass to make me seethe.

>> No.16875101

Some passages of Ready Player One appeared here when the movie was announced and the whole thing is so fucking tacky that I thought it was some pot-boiler written in the late 1990s/early 2000s or a critic against people that live inside this cultural bubble, never expected it to be a book from 2011.

>> No.16875103

He really wants to be an LGBTQIAP ally.

>> No.16875182

>thinks trig homework is hard
fucking kill me

>> No.16875206

Gravity's Rainbow

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>to get this world’s shard I must jack off

>> No.16875316

I'm never gonna read this book but , I hope to god there's a scene of Clifford the big red dog stomping a mud hole in Gamera's ass in the Movie sequel!

>> No.16875381

Should have called it "Hyperborea."

>> No.16875395

fuck, it took me till the third paragraph to realize that this is parody.

>> No.16875493

Nick Lands or Eric Butts? Or some combination of the two?

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i simply can't believe a real, flesh and blood person wrote this. this has to be some brillant demoralization campaign thought up by the greatest minds to ever seek to destroy a civilization

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>> No.16875579

He is the quintessential Letzer Mensch. N was right and we failed him

>> No.16875601

Should Hiro do that with 4chan?

>> No.16875680


Somewhere Ernst Cline has a team of seven interns whose sole job is to make lists of movies, video games, and tv shows from the 80's and 90's. Not books, he doesn't read those. The interns hand Ernst the list. "We need references to minor characters in the following 72 cartoons - no main characters, only the comic relief guys. You put their names, I will fill in the middle with the shitty dialogue, and we'll bank the $3 million advance in a week. And by we I mean me, because I'm the one writing the shitty dialogue."

>> No.16875934

I refuse to believe this is real

>> No.16876043

>$1 mil
Literally a poorfag by those standards

>> No.16876071

>Many of whom have resorted to surgery and self mutilation in an attempt to look the way they have been told to look
>These aren't real women. Theyre objects
>They disgust me.
Should have just kept it at that and at least he wouldnt have looked like such a tool

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I cannot describe to you all how genuinely happy I am that Cline has put out another trash novel. The only questions is how far has he continued to deteriorate. Armada was so bad, I honestly believe that RP2 has to be better than it. I hope I'm wrong, and the the trustworthy excerpts in this thread suggest I might be.

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>> No.16876224

there is something about rpo that feels lynchian and grotesque to me. the writing is so jarringly terrible it stuns me every time i read a sample of it. not simply bad its like a shocking new low of human thought that is simultaneously contrasted by the author's extreme confidence that what he's writing is actually good. such a potent and weird type of cringe it makes me ashamed to be a member of the human race

>> No.16876292

Do you talk to a lot of Japanese people?

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>> No.16876376

Do you think he's aware that his work has no literary merit? If I were to publish a successful but awful book I would really feel like killing myself when reading actual artists

>> No.16876383

I am convinced the person writing this isn't actually a human being, but an AI using the youtube recommended algorithm.

>> No.16876401

>too lowbrow even for pig and bald
Amazing. It does read like something created by MovieBob though.

>> No.16876430

This shit is suicide material. The fact that this garbage gets so popular that it gets some normalfag movie made out of it while the rest of us are rotting away and stuck critiquing ancient philosophers on a taiwanese pedo ring discussion board

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They gave a split review to the first one

>> No.16876441

I often wonder this too. Do the people who make this shit realise just how bad it is? They're probably the sort of person who thinks all views on storytelling and art are subjective

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I don't see how someone could possibly create these books while also having the self awareness to understand how dreadful they are

>> No.16876489

Is Ready Player One/Two American Psycho, but unironically?

>> No.16876516

>read by will wheaton

>> No.16876552

They should have made a Deus Ex reference too.

>> No.16876575

>I don't see how someone could possibly create these books while also having the self awareness to understand how dreadful they are
Two theories, one the author is doing a 5d chess move similar to Duchamp by showing how ugly the world has gotten by creating a clever satire. The other is that the main character is a lazy self-insert and the author himself is going to a therapist, ergo mc goes to the therapist.

>> No.16876579

/lit/ should be his therapist so he can become cultured.

>> No.16876595

Is this how a successful novel is written? Cram in as many currently socially acceptable references as possible?

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Buzzfeed and others had massive layoffs, guess who they came crawling to?

>> No.16876606

Cline owns a Ghostbusters Delorean for whatever fucking reason, the man's completely sincere.

>> No.16876610

I guess he's a huge fan??

>> No.16876655

I'm convinced this is a literal brainwashing/gaslighting attempt by the powers that be to make us CONSUME PRODUCT AND GET EXCITED FOR NEXT PRODUCT

>> No.16876657

>5d chess move similar to Duchamp by showing how ugly the world has gotten by creating a clever satire
sure but even pretending to be retarded is still pretty retarded

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Summa cum laude, baby!

>> No.16876734

At least in Sade's case your wish is historical reality.

>> No.16876779

>Rick and Morty atheism
>Bing Bing Wahoo
Read out like one giant /v/ shitpost

>> No.16876788

Sade was actually based though unlike this guy. Sade was a cool aristocrat with revolutionary ideas and a IRL anime harem. What's not to like there?

I bet Cline's kids are adopted and his wife only went out with him out of pity.

>> No.16876791

Sade is based.

>> No.16876854

Bald and Piglike can get fucked, they're exactly the same.

>> No.16876919

I feel like if the author had ever read an actual artist in his life then he wouldn't have been able to keep from devoting a chapter in one of these books to it.

>> No.16876967

>be autism
>Had shitty upbringing
>had few friends
>all of which were terrible people
>college dropout
>2smart4college am depressed type retard
>everyone who ever loved or understood you died horrible slow painful death
>no mentors
>no idols
>still think this garbage should be expunged from human consciousness
It has nothing to do with having a good upbringing. Or perhaps it does and a "good" upbringing is what gets you caught up in this bullshit to begin with.
Also, fuck you, Adams is based. His work might seem overly nihilistic at first, but its got a charm to it that you'd only really find if you yourself were searching for answers or feeling like a fish out of water.

>> No.16876976

Adams it the low iq version of Pratchett.

>> No.16877051

Are all these original?

>> No.16877079

I wouldn't say LOW IQ but his absurdism isn't as nearly as great as Pratchett's. I might be a little biased though since I grew up with Adams and only later found Pratchett by chance.

>> No.16877262

Sounds like a major redpill to me bro

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>> No.16878090

Bumping is akin to an advanced form of life extension that removes ones autonomy. When I come to that time, I hope they let me die in peace instead of mercilessly forcing me on.

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Democratizing art was a mistake.

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Africans hate black americans

>> No.16878204

There are couple people at my work who do shit like this when they talk, all the time!
They also keep saying 'hashtag [something]', which really grinds my fucking gears.
It wouldn't bother me so much if they got all their work done, but they don't, so muggins over here has to stay later to finish everything up.

I think I have finally become an old man, angry at the kids on his lawn.

>> No.16878211

I don't get it. The author is trying to show off by referencing things that everyone knows about. The premise of studying the 80s or whatever the fuck in an effort to combat evil is fine as a plot so long as you really get in there and reference shit that bugmen and consoomers will salivate over, but it doesn't even satiate that audience. This guy doesn't seem to do any research beyond the most basic mainstream references. There's not even a good message at the end of the story. It's just however many pages that might as well just have CONSUME written on them in big pastel pink comic sans. I haven't read this horseshit but he DEFINITELY mentions comic sans.

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Since everything is a reference, that's definitely a reference to this Skylar who's appeared on television and in memes right?

>> No.16878224

damn that's so fucking hot

>> No.16878229

Dude is built like a linebacker these days

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Guys, I feel like the world is falling apart. This can't be what represents our culture can it? How did it get this bad? It's so fucking disgusting. Was he right?

>> No.16878268

people love him and his dumb books, they made a big movie off it, and he's making a decent amount of money
i think he's fine with it

>> No.16878293

>Dude I'm such a faker, I'm just a clown who entertains
>And these fools who pay for my crap just have pathetic puny brains

>> No.16878341

Is this from one of his poems?

Ready Player One and Two don't represent "our culture" so much as they represent a specific kind of nerd culture. You know the kind of people I'm talking about. I have not seen a single positive thing said about this book by anyone.

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Recommend me some books as antidote to this rampant overexposure of redditry

>> No.16878961

A Rebours

>> No.16878970

shit, beated me to it

>> No.16878979

Then give me a quick rundown on it

>> No.16878984

In-story, the reason that people in the first novel were obsessed with 80's pop culture is because Halliday hid all his Easter eggs in there, because it was the last time he was truly happy.
Why is all the 00's stuff there? (Ok, it's pandering, it's always been pandering)

>> No.16879277

Dostoyevsky start with notes for the underground

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>> No.16880206

Lmao Wakanda is the average white, middle class american's favorite thing about africa since slavery. If i was african and just wanted food, housing and medical care, and some american teens started talking to me about Wakanda i'd fucking off myself.

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>> No.16880269

what the fuck is that google auto translate german

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