have you ever read a popular/revered piece of literature and thought was a pile of shit? if so, what was it

have you ever read a popular/revered piece of literature and thought was a pile of shit?
if so, what was it

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  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Unbearable Lightness of Being

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    death in venice

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    blood meridian

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The process. It's an interesting glimpse into the neurotic paranoid israeli mind though. I read it while I was at the airport and had a fever, so it could be that the outside stimuli coulded my judgement. Also, Asterix and Obelix did it better.

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Handmaiden's Tale had a decent first page and that was it. My college gf broke up with me after I explained how shit and boring the book was. She had gifted to me as it was her favourite book ever. She simply retorted with: 'You wouldn't get it, you're a man.' I think she's in a poly relationship with 3 different men now. Figures.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I also disliked it.
      I think my two main reasons are somewhat unfair but, 1) I just couldn't buy the premise, and it was distracting me the whole time, 2) barely anything happens -- I couldn't even summarize the plot for you. I think she attempts to escape at the end?
      I wanted to like this book, but it just failed me.

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Nancy Cunard's poems. They were pretty stupid. Maybe it's just not for me.

  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    L'Étranger

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The sorrows of young Werther

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    confederacy of dunces - total drivel slop if there ever was

    the author committed suicide and HIS MOM convinced the pulitzer clowns to give him an award

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Hit too close to home?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        No. I may be a neet, but im also RIPPED. I cant relate to a FAT frick.

  10. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Revered by whom? There is no longer such a thing as a unified literary canon.

    Everything still widely known that was written before 1939 deserves to be. Everything written after that must be considered, at best, canonical with an asterisk. That means that any 'reverence' shown it must be taken with a pinch of salt.

  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Plato. Hes a fricking sophist. I understand the merit of asking questions, to stimulate conversation and thought but Platos a fricking nonce

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Wuthering Heights

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I dont read books by women. On The Republic is better than The Republic

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Heart of Darkness

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Crime and Punishment. I liked Notes from Underground so i had high expectations and dropped it fast. The way the characters were introduced felt so formulaic and fake i couldn't take it. Predictable and uninteresting.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Far from the maddening crowd. I refuse to believe someone as based as Thomas Hardy wrote such a borefest for chicks.

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Animal Farm
    Too on the nose and the prose wasn't all that

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    great gatsby

  17. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The Stranger
    Stoner
    The Metamorphosis

  18. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Mishima's god-awful sailor wank. I'm glad it was very short, because I couldn't stand it. I'm a well-read man, and I have been quite the Japanophile since boyhood, so I approached the book expecting to enjoy it, and was sorely disappointed.

  19. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    1984 Is this without a doubt. The characters are all shit and the dialogue is horribly written (at best). Not to mention how every moron that refrences it à la "1984 moment" usually says it about something that is in fact not a "1984 moment" at all.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >every moron that refrences it à la "1984 moment" usually says it about something that is in fact not a "1984 moment" at all.
      Because most people haven't read the book and plenty of them who actually read it have misinterpreted it a bit. People often assume that the book was mainly about the government spying on its citizens or some shit like that.

  20. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    The movie godfather is 10x what Mario puzo would’ve made if everything was included

  21. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Blood Meridian. I think it's well written and the descriptions of the Mexican desert are touching at times but the plot and the characters didn't really do enough to make me finish it.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Blood Meridian really only has one actual character and that’s Judge Holden. The Kid is a passive cypher who has no internal life or motivation, and Toadvine and the rest are basically spear carriers.

  22. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Dostoyevsky

  23. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Portnoy's Complaint is just about a sad israelite with a mother complex. It was gross.

  24. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Anna Karina is just Madame Bovary + an earlier Tolstoy novella called Family Happiness + an extra dose of Tolstoy's insufferable persona at the time via his self insert character. It blows.

    1984 is a shittier version of Yevgeny Zamatin's We.

    Jane Eyre was just not really interesting at all. Way too dragged on and out.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      How can you as a man hate ana karenina unless you are a troony or a woman? Its well written and the b***h gets what she deserves at the end. I'd expect it to be more popular today seeing how degenerate women have become. The book is extremely relevant today, you can ignore everyone's else's story, there is even an incel portrayed and whose case is rather sympathetic.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        it's a soap opera and just because an unlikeable character got what they deserved does not make it a good book

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yes one of the very finest written ones. You could even ague that the odyssey is a soap or any one of shakespeare. That's a very moronic criticism.

  25. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Honestly the only two books I’ve read and ended up despising were Vanity Fair and Oblomov. There is something very grating about very long novels with ~5 characters total.

  26. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    ITT: filtered pseuds

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >noo you can't have your opinon and dislike an universally approved™ piece of literature!
      Honestly the actual pseuds are the people who mindlessly like every single classic because y'know, they're classics! And if they don't like it, they just delude themselves into thinking that they haven't understood it or some shit.

  27. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    [...]

    >you MUST worship le heckin canon because.. j-just because, ok?!?!??!??!

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