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Are there any books where the title drop was actually executed well and not cringe?
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>>13120827
>Help me, Will! Pale Fire
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>this movie is a long and unfinished mess
>I think I will call it Infinite Jest
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>>13120827
The Man Without Qualities
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>>13120827
>wow, Dubliners™®© (all rights reserved) sure are a wacky bunch of people
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>>13120827

>What painting are you looking at Stephen?
>"Ah, its A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man"
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>Leopold Bloom is the Odysseus of his time. A real Ulysses.
Ugh well it certainly wasn't this one.
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>That's right, mom. Right now I am L'Êtranger
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>I guess the Count of Monte Christo was inside us all along!
Jesus, really DuMas?
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>Curl your Hand into a Faust and hit me!
not Goethe's greatest moment
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>Well, i guess this really was Ender's Game, said ender.

really orson you mormon fuck
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>>13121111
fuck right off I feel bad for laughing at this shit
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Board fails to answer OP's question seriously because nobody here reads books
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>>13120827
>too late I see the unbreakable link between Crime and Punishment
>the Siberian winters make for White Nights
>allow me, said Ilyusha, to introduce The Brothers Karamazov
>the sound of a scraping violin echoed beneath the floorboard, filling the room with Notes from the Underground
/lit/ will defend this hack
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>>13120827
>2666 truly has been an awful year
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>>13120827
Horrible meme promotes nihilism
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>>13120827
>executed well and not cringe
No. In fact, after reading Crying of Lot 49, I vowed to extinguish post modernism from this planet. Then, I read some other stuff, and decided it's aight.
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>>13120827
>It's the Bleeding Edge of technology.
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The title page had many titles on it, crossed out one after another, so:

>My Diary. My Unexpected Journey. There and Back Again. And What Happened After.
>Adventures of Five Hobbits. The Tale of the Great Ring, compiled by Bilbo Baggins from his own observations and the accounts of his friends. What we did in the War of the Ring.

Here Bilbo's hand ended and Frodo had written:

THE DOWNFALL
OF THE
LORD OF THE RINGS
AND THE
RETURN OF THE KING

(as seen by the Little People; being the memoirs of Bilbo and Frodo of the Shire, supplemented by the accounts of their friends and the learning of the Wise.)
Together with extracts from Books of Lore translated by Bilbo in Rivendell.

'Why, you have nearly finished it, Mr. Frodo!' Sam exclaimed. 'Well, you have kept at it, I must say.'
'I have quite finished, Sam,' said Frodo. 'The last pages are for you.'
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>>13121218
It's a retarded question. Why would anyone give a shit about title dropping lmao
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>I guess in the end all of us had The Prince inside us
????
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>>13120827
>What is this? Some kinda crime and punishment?
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>By now my rassoodock rabbited just like a clockwork orange, my brothers
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He breathed in the sweet mist, and he slept.
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>>13121272
If anti-nihilism is so great why can't you make a competing meme out of it?
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>As she walked passed me, I had to admit, my previous compulsions left me.
>It was a farewell to arms, and a warm, warm hello to legs!!
Bretty beautiful, desu
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>>13120827
The Catcher in The Rye desu
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>>13120827
Ha ha ha oh prince, you are such a The Idiot.
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>get up in here shawty, finna eat dat ass
>catch me in the whip, smokin' leaves of grass
Only time Whitman made me cry desu
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>>13120947
Will reread for this
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>>13121218
It's a site-wide meme
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>One Day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
>literally one day in the life of Ivan Denisovich
Solzhenitsyn is a fucking hack.
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>>13120869
have a you
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>" "
"Name of the rose"
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>>13121218
If you want serious discussion about literature, go somewhere else.
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>>13120947
>That's right, mom.
>That's right, maman.
which one is the pleb choice?
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>>13121979
where was the rose in the book?
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And then Pierre replied, "it is a fine thing to be married amongst all this War and Peace."
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>A yes, Jesus in the end you really were the Bible all along
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>>13122016
there were no grapes in grapes of wrath
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>>13122056
>[A]nd in the eyes of the hungry there is a growing wrath. In the souls of the people the grapes of wrath are filling and growing heavy, growing heavy for the vintage.
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>>13121284
this one actually happened
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>Be sure to join us next week for more of Gulliver's Travels
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>This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
t. This Is the Title of This Story, Which Is Also Found Several Times in the Story Itself
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The Lord of the Rings
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>>13121111
Best version of this i've seen
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>>13121111
Kek
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>>13121291
>Some one actually gives a good answer to the question
>no one notices
I'm sorry anon, I really am. have a (you)
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>>13120827

Finnegans Wake
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>>13120827
Anna Karenina
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>We can't leave
>Why?
>We're waiting for Godot
>Ah!
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>>13120827
Of Mice and Men
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"That sure is some catch, doc."
"its the best there is"
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Also I can't remember the quote but mother night was quite good
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>>13122803
this
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>”Let us impart what we have seen tonight unto the Tragedy of Hamlet, Prince of Denmark”
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>the protagonists takes a single book and reads it while he explores
>its the book you are reading
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SERIOUS ANSWER

No Longer Human
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Le’tranger
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>>13122900
>the protagonist reads a book
>it has the same title as the book you are reading
>but it is not the same book as you are reading
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>>13122922
It can never be, it would create an infinite recursion
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>>13120827
this sure is one bizarre adventure
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>We live in a Society of the Spectacle
Jesus Debord, really?
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>in the end we truly were a the crying of lot 49
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>>13123089
What an awful, shitty main. You should feel badly.
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>>13121218

giving a shit about title drops in books is pure autism.
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>>13121798
underrated
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>«"Anyway, I keep picturing all these little kids playing some game in this big field of rye and all. Thousands of little kids, and nobody's around--nobody big, I mean--except me. And I'm standing on the edge of some crazy cliff. What I have to do, I have to catch everybody if they start to go over the cliff--I mean if they're running and they don't look where they're going I have to come out from somewhere and catch them. That's all I'd do all day. I'd just be The Catcher In The Rye and all. I know it's crazy, but that's the only thing I'd really like to be. I know it's crazy."»
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>>13120827
>The real Discourse on the Method of Rightly Conducting One's Reason and of Seeking Truth in the Sciences was the friends we made along the way
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>>13123084
kek
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>>13123170
damn
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>Call me Moby Dick.
idk why melville dropped it in the first sentence
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>Maybe the real Blood Meridian was the friends we made along the way
>he spat
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>>13122004
neither. maman is patrician and mom is contrarian
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>>13123170
the title drop in Raise High the Roofbeams, Carpenters isn't as artful but it's another good Salinger one
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>There are two more turds, smaller ones, and when he has eaten these, residual shit to lick out of her anus. He prays that she'll let him drop the cape over himself, to be allowed, in the silk-lined darkness, to stay a while longer with his submissive tongue straining upward into her asshole. But she moves away. The fur evaporates from his hands. She orders him to masturbate for her. She has watched Captain Blicero with Gottfried, and has learned the proper style, the style known as "Gravity's Rainbow”

come on pynchon
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>>13123392
>The boy micturated upon the blazing bonfire.
>That mexican that bled on the map, I don't understand.
>Don't understand what, said Glanton. He spat.
>The way it spatter, the blood meridian.

fucking bravo cormac
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>>13123170
What's a R Æ V S S Q A N D V S ?
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>>13123851
>heads or tails fren?
>hey you won, can’t believe I thought this was No Country for Old Men
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>>13122004
both. a patrician would read it en version originale
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>>13120827
>If you knew all this, why did you keep going? Why did you bear that weight to keep the world afloat? Why would anyone?
>Atlas Shrugged
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>This is the story of Don Quixote
Okay fine I guess
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>>13121227
ok anon, that last one was pretty good
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>There was light, and there was thunder, colours pulled down and bent around by forces not their own; ROYGBIV a slave to the downward motion, the law that dwellers of earth all follow. The rainbow, possessed by gravity, torn from shadow through prism, was all I though of as I moved through Vineland.
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>>13120827
>gotta feel the good vibrations
>you are reading Meditations
wtf Marcus
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>>13120827
>Full Circle
> A new terror born in death, a new superstition entering the unassailable fortress of forever
>I am legend
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>Oyasumi Punpun
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>look at William smoking that joint, he truly is a Stoner: A Novel
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>>13121743
Kek
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As he lay there bleeding, Josef tried to look at the bright side. At least The Trial was finally over.

Really Grisham?
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>>13120827
Germinal.
>And beneath his feet, the deep blows, those obstinate blows of the pick, continued. The mates were all there; he heard them following him at every stride. Was not that Maheude beneath the beetroots. with bent back and hoarse respiration accompanying the rumble of the ventilator? To left, to right, farther on, he seemed to recognize others beneath the wheatfields, the hedges, the young trees. Now the April sun, in the open sky, was shining in his glory, and warming the pregnant earth. From its fertile flanks life was leaping out, buds were bursting into green leaves, and the fields were quivering with the growth of the grass. On every side seeds were swelling, stretching out, cracking the plain, filled by the need of heat and light. An overflow of sap was mixed with whispering voices, the sound of the germs expanding in a great kiss. Again and again, more and more distinctly, as though they were approaching the soil, the mates were hammering. In the fiery rays of the sun on this youthful morning the country seemed full of that sound. Men were springing forth, a black avenging army, germinating slowly in the furrows, growing towards the harvests of the next century, and their germination would soon overturn the earth.
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>And thus I left the Heart of Darkness.
Damn.
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>This truly was The Bible
Really, Jesus?
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>>13121111

quads observed
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>>13125363
how did he get away with this?
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>My parents live in Tai Pei.

this is when i started realizing tao lin was just a meme
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>this is not about a duck, a goose or quail
>but rather an ode to a nightingale
Fucking hell Keats
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>>13121727
Because internet memes are a garbage way to communicate thought.
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>>13121111
based exclamation points
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Bravo Rowling
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>>13123089
I doubt this one is real. Have to check my book later.
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>>13126085
the 49 is the page name, it's just edited carefully
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>>13123305
>It was at that moment of unspeakable horror, his terrible form overwhelming not just my form but my entire soul, that I realized Clifford truly was The Big Red Dog
Amazed more people don't comment on the lovecraftian overtones of this classic.
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>>13126085
a "cry" is what it's called when they bid a sale
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How many of these namedrops are actually a case of the book title coming from a phrase in the book rather the title being forced into the book?
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>>13121020
What a hack, man.
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>And from now on, the only thing I craved was Moby's Dick
Really Melville?
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>>13121291
Hey someone said it for me
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>>13125924
Wait, so first you say that the meme is bad because it effectively promotes nihilism then you say memes are a "garbage way to communicate?"
Which is it?
If the meme effectively promotes nihilism I'd call that a very good way of communicating. If memes are garbage ways of communicating then the meme would be completely ineffectual and not worth worrying about.
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>>13123382
>I call my Dick "Moby"

...ok, why did Melville have to point that out?
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>>13125782

I genuinely cackled fuck you
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>>13126085
it is wrong, its more something like this:
>Oedipa sat down to watch the crying of lot 49
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>>13120875
Patrician choice. Hope, you read it in german
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unironic answer: one hundred years of solitude. beautiful last page.
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>Read Stephen King's "It"
>The word "It" is mentioned on nearly every page
He truely is a hack
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>>13121272
What book is that?
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>>13120827
White Noise
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wtf I hate gass now
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>>13128397
um sweaty the story is called "In the Heart of the Heart of the Country" try again
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>>13121227
>white nights
>Siberia
Someone didn’t do their assigned reading tsk tsk tsk
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Unironic one: If on a winter's night a traveler by Calvino
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>>13122911
based alert
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>>13128461
also
>winters
literally the opposite
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The title should come from something already written in the book, not the other way around.
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>Caligula's reign of terror is over. Now I, Claudius, will restore the empire to order
Took me a while to notice it
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I've only ever encountered one good title drop, and it's pic related
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>>13128397
Wait is this actually what the story is about
why do people keep telling me to read Gass



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