I expected nothing and as instead richly rewarded. What books did you think you were gonna hate but ended up loving?
All of Donna Tartt’s books
>>22504857Really? I heard her second was meh at best. People tend to love or hate the other two
>>22504852I wouldn't even read something if I thought I wouldn't enjoy it
I've been gifted a few Grisham books and after how amateurish the earlier law books were I was very surprised that Camino Island was actually an entertaining little book.
>>22505036Well I assumed I wouldn't like it but still gave it a chance, as I tend to do. If I continued to not like it, it would have joined my DNF pile.
>>22504852the turner diaries. it didn't take itself too seriously and had a wholesome message of taking action and overcoming all odds.
>>22505060reading the turner diaries and hunter made me realize just how much of a fucking COOMER was William Pierce
>>22505060It's just bad tho
>>22504852>What books did you think you were gonna hate but ended up loving?The Catcher in the Rye>vice versaDracula
>>22507107Me too. CITR hits like no other and I expected it to be shit just by reading what it was about.>when Holden fantasizes about having a cabin in the woods and pretending to be deaf mute and get a deaf mute wife>when he sees a child walking alongside his parents humming a song>when he goes into his sister's school and gets mad the word "fuck" painted on a wall or desk>when he says getting gifts almost always makes him sadfuck I just got teary eyed by writing this. Every time I remember shit from the book in public I must restrain myself from crying like a little bitch.
>>22507107Catcher is exquisite
>>22504852>The Elementary Particlesi thought i was about to experience cringe but got a 100% confirmation of my national socialist views instead
>>22504852I thought I'd hate Conversations with Friends by Sally Rooney. I didn't love it but it was decent. It wasn't good enough to keep reading her books but I ended up with a copy of Beautiful World, Where Are You by accident so I read that one as well. It was absolutely terrible; all the negative things anons say about Rooney are dialed up to 11 in that book. Just shit.
>>22507107>>vice versa>DraculaI found it interesting and not badly written but the actual story is incredibly flimsy and nonsensical even within the guidelines set and moving the plot forward required time after time for the characters to act like complete retards in a way that you usually only see in bad television shows.Gotta love how he realizes it and instead of changing anything just points out "btw these vampires are also kinda retarded" like 50 pages before the end.
>>22508648Rooney is kind of a hack
>>22508627oh? mayb i should tri
>>22504852redpill me on this book OP, I've heard it can be quite a drag, is it true? only other wellbeck I've read is Platform which I quite liked
>>22509114yes its a must read. just ignore the pornographic descriptions ... its a french thing and i interpret as some kind of diversion tactic anyways that keeps the normies from accessing the eugenics pilled anti-semitic structure underneath it all.
>>22509162i will tri yes yes
>>22509209good pay close attention to the names and physical description of the characters
>>22508627How did Elementary Particles confirm your right wing views? It is definitively anti-liberal but I wouldn't say it is reactonary. It rather reminded me of early USSR ideology of the "new soviet human".
>>22509238bruno was based but it confirmed me that lookism and heightism is realmichel was kinda cringe and kind of a volcel desu which is cringe
>>22509238its neo-reactionary doomerism. for every issue and wrong that appears in the book 20th century fascism could perscribe pretty simple and obvious solutions. houellebecq is a obscene french man though so in the tradition of suffering porn he must confess that this world is forever lost and unaccessible. look what consequences this has for all the characters and how michel finally solves this problem of the last man. for me houellebecq is a incel nazi and i amused everytime he tells the dumb public that you cant vote Le Pen or that Celine isn't that great of a writer. You see when he said that Celines anti-semitic pamphelets are so horrible because they are so good he didn't really mean it u know.
>>22509297The main topics of the novel where how the natural world with its struggle and concurrence has to be overcome. Sexuality and gender, especially masculinity has to be annihilated. There are many passages about the cruelty of men and masculinity and the question "What are men even good for in civilized society?" is pronounced seriously. (The utopian world which is shown in a dream is a world of women and dogs.) The characters in Houllebecq's work are deeply mysoginistic and reactonary but they are also pathetic and loathsome not some kind of fascist heroes.
>>22509356yeah and the antagonists also have jewish first names so spare me your reddit quotes dude.
>>22504852>What books did you think you were gonna hate but ended up loving?None as of the moment but I hope this will be the case for Moby Dick, I usually distant myself from something when it's too mainstream, also I think I've watched a film inspired by the original story so I hope the book is still rewarding to read once I bought it.
>>22509371What antagonists are you talking about? The only Jewish characters comming to mind are Tisserand in Extension du domaine de la lutte and Myriam in Soumission but they are hardly antagonists.
>>22509383best book ever written (by my measure, which is subjective)
>>22509403maybe if u discuss a specific book with people u want to read that specific book in the first place.
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