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The /r/books book club pick for September/October is Earthcore by Scott Sigler!
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Weekly FAQ Thread September 24 2017: How do you discover new books?
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J.R.R. Tolkien's 'The Hobbit' Still Matters 80 Years Later
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Stephen King's 'It' and the fear of polio: a theory
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Red Rising is making me a remember why reading is so great.
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“Humiliating”: Inside The Latest Controversy To Roil The New York Times
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Ever read a book that was so on point that it scared you!?
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How Books Designed for Soldiers’ Pockets Changed Publishing Forever
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[Spoilers] The Lies of Locke Lakota by Scott Lynch
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I know I'll get heck for this one... Jack Kerouac overrated?
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My Roommate Got Weird Books in the Mail
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Adaptations
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Autonomous is a sharp thriller about robotic freedom and patent piracy
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What does it mean when a book has no number line?
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I can't focus when I read anymore.
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Is Kindle Bad For My Eyes?
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What are some of your weird reading habits?
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J K Rowling’s reply to my fan letter from 1998 has been published in a series called ‘Letters of Note’
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Does any one else think that liking Infinite Jest is halfway between an intellectual pissing contest, and a massive circle jerk?
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Eli Finkel and Mark Regnerus on How Romance in America Has Changed
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Who knew there was a "lost" Truman Capote book? Insane!
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A Court of Thorns and Roses readers (Sarah J. Maas)
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Looking for a great ebook/PDF reader for a windows tablet.
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What are the books that you know you could never get rid of? These are the ones that stay on the bookshelf just to remind you of how much you love them?
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How do you decide which stories to read in a short story collection
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An eye-opening history of chicken dinners and antibiotic resistance
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I've started reading 'The Shining,' and I'm noticing some striking similarities
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Where can I get unabridged books?
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Wanting to start a book club, but don’t know where to begin.
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Is "RedShirts" by John Scalzi really that funny?
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Inside the creepy, sleazy, campy world of '70s horror books Paperbacks from Hell
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Great books to fall for now that summer’s over
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"Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire", "History of Civilisation" - worth the investment?
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About to commit to "Murder"
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So I just finished Lorien Legacies (the I Am Number Four Series)
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Was anyone else mostly unaffected by the Brothers Karamazov?
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My friend claims that book most book series tend to get poorer if they have five or more books.
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Questions regarding Brief History of Seven Killings
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Upcoming AMAs for Sep 24 - Oct 08: Lauren Oliver, Kaira Rouda, Eric Flint & Alistair Kimble, Amulya Malladi, David Wong
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Jane Austin, Pride and Prejudice: Weird thing with the shire
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What do you get from reading a book over listening to an audiobook?
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Just finished the book thief
13 CroweMorningstar I lost a lot of respect for the reviewer when they said that they love shitting on other people's favorite books. Even if you're a critic, it seems pretty childish. Also, calling Cormac McCarthy and Don DeLillo godawful ruined their credibility for me. I can understand not liking them, but claiming two of the best living authors are terrible is just stupid. As for the rest, yes, postmodernism can be a bit self-involved and some would say pretentious, but that's kind of the point. Not every great novel has to be revolutionary. Seems like the author just isn't a fan of postmodernism, but that's their problem, not the authors'.
7 thechikinguy This is an awfully long-winded, pretentious way of saying "I didn't like The Nix."
6 weeeee_plonk I think a better title for this article would be "how cynicism and authors' inflated sense of their own cleverness ruined literary fiction". It seemed like the article's main complaint is that the authors of modern novels try to hard to be clever and (I hate to use this word) *ironic* with their misanthropic characters, and completely miss the possibility of inspiring their readers to better themselves. I have found that most of the recently-published literary fiction novels I've read in the past few years have felt empty in emotion - I just don't connect to them the same way I connect to fantasy, YA, or romance books (or older lit fic). Perhaps that's a personal character flaw and not a problem with the books, but it may also be because lit fic books are too pessimistic. I also really liked [this bingo card](https://images.currentaffairs.org/2017/09/bingo.png) that showed up in the middle of the article. edit: I realize now that in the past three years I've only read three books that may be considered (modern) literary fiction, those being *The Woman Upstairs* by Clair Messud, *This Is How You Lose Her* by Junot Díaz, and *Middlesex* by Jeffrey Euginides. The plot of TWU felt pointless, though I liked the protagonist and the prose. Both TIHYLH and Middlesex were interesting and I don't think they had the problems discussed in this article. Anyway, perhaps the reason why I feel like I don't connect to modern lit fic is because I don't read it ;)
3 doctor_wongburger He's angry that a satire had comedy? Is he brain damaged?