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    There's something about writers I dislike that riles me up more than musicians or filmmakers. I guess it's partly because it's more of a commitment to read a book, but I hate McCarthy and I've never read his books.
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    David Foster Wallace came up in another thread. I don't mind bits and pieces, but I hate David Foster Wallace the writer; the voice; the persona.
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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    There's something about writers I dislike that riles me up more than musicians or filmmakers. I guess it's partly because it's more of a commitment to read a book, but I hate Mccarthy and I've never read his books.
    I've only read two of the authors I listed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by version View Post
    Which one aside from DeLillo?
    Bellow.

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    I detest Will Self's writing.

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    Will Self is definitely one we need to take a stand against

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    There's probably something about successful writers in the literary fiction genre (not eg Crichton or Dan brown ) that's repulsive in itself. The preening self regard

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    These people who get chosen by the mass market as the mass markets ideal of an intellectual and a sage

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    I hate the spindly, anemic novel style and method that is now the publishing standard, and I always associate (fairly or not) with Ian McEwan.

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    Novelists are especially prone to this perhaps because novelists aren't supposed to be starry eyed naifs but worldly. And that often equates to something spiritually rotten, spoiled, compromised

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    Quote Originally Posted by luka View Post
    it's just retrograde and embaressing. roth is the girly calender on the wall of a tyre fitters in 1989. made sense at the time but best forgotten now.
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    I know this is a stupid thing to ask, but which Roth novels have you even read?
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    yes, you know that is a stupid thing to ask.
    luka's like Trump. In any other online discussion you'd get eviscerated for not having read the book, but it totally flies here and somehow Craner's the bad guy for asking the sensible question.


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