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What are some novels that are fun and interesting? Idgaf about philosophical bs, pretentious essays or scientific wankery. I only see literature as entetainment, artful soul fullmient and pleasure

>> No.17467219

>>17467216
Harry Potter.

>> No.17467224

>>17467219
Did it hurt buddy?

>> No.17467230

>>17467216
Pride and Prejudice is really enjoyable.

>> No.17467243

>>17467216
American Psycho is pretty fun if you haven't read it yet. It's wastes your time on purpose, but you get attached to Patrick as he endlessly monologues pointlessly. It's hit or miss depending on how much you can withstand the writing style though.

>> No.17467285

>>17467243
>>17467230
Thanks guys. Im new to /lit/ but not at all at art. Pretentious twats are seriouly the worst part of the whole art scene. I know what I like but the number of good novels I could very possibly like are overwheling

>> No.17467287

>>17467216
Life A Users Manual
It's paradoxically as autistic as artistic and fun.
I'm reading it atm and having a blast seeing what this goofball author will come up with in the next chapter and whether or not I can figure out the complete ruleset under which the book was written(tho chances are the author was just trolling us in the preface and he never really had a ruleset; the narrative even alludes to that). The individual stories that make up the bulk of the novel are also very intriguing if often very bizarre. Some of them are sad, some make me chuckle, some both at the same time.

>> No.17467305

>>17467216
Ready Player One
Ready Player Two

>> No.17467334

>>17467230
Many love it, but I couldn't stand it. Just so damn twee. Tried Emma as well and found the same thing. I much preferred Patrick O'Brian's Aubrey-Maturin books. The time period, characters and writing style have similarities, but the main focus is seafaring instead.

>> No.17467363

>>17467216
Maybe it's time to revisit the great adventure novels:
Jules Verne
HG Wells
Daniel Defoe
Rudyard Kipling
Jack London (The King)
Robert Louis Stevenson
Jonathan Swift
H Rider Haggard

>> No.17467422

>>17467243

Let me add, if you like American Psycho, some Palahniuk and Bachman are good too

>> No.17467431

>>17467305
I also recommend:
Ready Player Three
Ready Player Four
Ready Player Five
Ready Player Six
Ready Player Seven
Ready Player Eight
...
Death

>> No.17467457

The Dud Avocado

Hate birds. Hate cats too. Wish every bird would meet every cat and then every cat meet every dog. Don't like dogs much, either.

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>>17467305
You think Ready Player One is good entertainment or artful soul fulfilment?
You need to go back.

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>>17467305
>>17467546
I prefer the right-wing version of it.

>> No.17468483

> soul fulfillment

Isn't that pretentious? I recall The Importance of Being Earnest is pretty hilarious.

>> No.17468798

>>17467216
emma by jane austen is really fun
Charterhouse of Parma is a blast too
Don Quixote is fun, but more episodic

>> No.17468807

Three Trapped Tigers. Infante isn't for everyone but if his stuff is a lot of fun to read.

>> No.17468851

Bored midwit reading off the top of my head:
Importance of Being Earnest
Confederacy of Dunces
LOTR
GoT
Ender's trilogy
(Descending from moderate literary merit to simply entertaining)

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