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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)21:16 UTC+1 No.4980128 Report

ITT: Goodreads reviews.

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/35746387?book_show_action=true&page=1
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Anonymous 06/06/14(Fri)22:27 UTC+1 No.4980368 Report

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/311442584?book_show_action=true
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:13 UTC+1 No.4980764 Report

>>4980128
Post your profile you cunt. If youre going to criticize
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:26 UTC+1 No.4980809 Report

>>4980128
>I don't understand the book
>therefore it sucks

women
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:31 UTC+1 No.4980829 Report

>>4980809
that's every le analytic anti-pomo's "obscurantism" basher tho
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:40 UTC+1 No.4980855 Report

I always love reading 1-star reviews of my favorite books
>book written in a different era
>reviews ranting about sexism and racism
Every time
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)00:53 UTC+1 No.4980883 Report

Some 1 star reviews for Anna Karenina from Amazon, prepare your anus.

>A lot of people claim this is "the best book ever written" and other such originalities, but quite frankly I don't believe them. Obviously Tolstoy does demonstrate a good grasp of his language and imagination. Apart from that the characters are truly despicable, each and everyone of those so called nobles and aristocrats. I was relieved when I finished it so now I can slate it when discussing it with friends, but if you have a healthy dislike of boredom, I really suggest you do something better with your time. Overall NOT an indispensible read.

>It was extremely long, which is fine if the plot is gripping and exciting, but it's not. I found myself bored for most of the book with maybe 2 or 3 interesting chaoters thrown in here and there. I persevered with the book, hoping for a good ending to make it all worthwhile, which it failed to deliver.... would not recommend to anyone.

>She is just such an irritating person! How can she act as though lust is the only important drive in life. - how many words do i have to put into this before i am allowed to post it, isn't this 20 yet?

>The backbone of the story is mildly interesting but as soon as you get to an interesting point Tolstoy goes off on a tangent. Some chapters are so pointless and nothing actually happens. This book is never ending and is roughly four times as long as a normal book. I couldn't read anymore as I was bored stiff by 26% so I will settle with watching the film instead.

>I tried so hard over many days to read this book which was constantly repetative and far far too deep. The book rambled on and on it was totally boring and in the end I gave up, reading should be enjoyable this book was just too much like hard work.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:02 UTC+1 No.4980899 Report

>A Confederacy of Dunces and The Bell Jar
>reviews complaining about the asshole main character
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:07 UTC+1 No.4980909 Report

>>4980899
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:10 UTC+1 No.4980914 Report

this is a review of Kafka's Metamorphosis
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:15 UTC+1 No.4980922 Report

Wittgenstein's Tractatus, I really like this one
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:19 UTC+1 No.4980930 Report

and finally this amazing review of Brothers Karamazov
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)01:21 UTC+1 No.4980935 Report

>>4980922
>think outside the box
i so dearly hate that expression
it's everything wrong with the American/Anglo mindset
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)02:05 UTC+1 No.4981035 Report

In these threads I'm always scared of my own reviews showing up.

Luckily, I don't use gifs nor am I a 15-year old girl so I seem to be safe?
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)02:13 UTC+1 No.4981065 Report

>>4980914
Damn it Kathy
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)05:31 UTC+1 No.4981778 Report

>>4980914
>a giant cockroach

she didn't read it in german. if she read it in german it wouldn't say cockroach
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)05:34 UTC+1 No.4981790 Report

>>4980922
oh wow
i wonder what sandy would say of philosophical investigations
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)05:42 UTC+1 No.4981829 Report

Plato you disgusting cis scum
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)07:21 UTC+1 No.4982101 Report

YA fans are literally subhuman

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/161624085
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)07:28 UTC+1 No.4982112 Report

>>4982101
>https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/161624085
the woman in that gif on the bottom has a hairpiece that looks exactly like her hair

i am confused

is she bald, already wearing a piece and that thing in the background is her backup piece?
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Thelostcup 06/07/14(Sat)07:36 UTC+1 No.4982126 Report

>>4980368
That made me physically ill.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:20 UTC+1 No.4982345 Report

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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:38 UTC+1 No.4982381 Report

>>4980128
Haruhi is better than that book IMO
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:40 UTC+1 No.4982385 Report

>>4980368
The Buzzfeed generation
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:42 UTC+1 No.4982389 Report

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/83036438?book_show_action=true&page=1

This guy really got to me. I liked Stoner, not enough to be hostile to negative reviews or anything, but this one in particular is too much.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:45 UTC+1 No.4982397 Report

>>4982345
She's actually right tho and more intelligent and sophisticated than you.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:47 UTC+1 No.4982402 Report

>>4982389
Looking through his reviews, they're all a extremely verbose without saying much....
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:48 UTC+1 No.4982404 Report

>>4982389
That guy has a pretentious prose style.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:50 UTC+1 No.4982410 Report

>>4982389
>favorite books
>The non-electronic ones. The ones that can cut you.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:52 UTC+1 No.4982412 Report

>>4982410
>>4982404
>>4982402
>get-a-load-of-this-guy-hivemind
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:53 UTC+1 No.4982413 Report

>>4982412
Hivemind only counts if they're all posted within one minute
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:54 UTC+1 No.4982414 Report

>>4982413
/lit/s so slow, we should be able to raise that timelimit

pleaaase anon-kun~
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:56 UTC+1 No.4982417 Report

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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)09:58 UTC+1 No.4982421 Report

>>4982417
pretty sure "lyell bark" understood more than "Kunal Sen"
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:01 UTC+1 No.4982426 Report

>>4982389
holy shit. My jimmies were unrustled until I scrolled down and saw 108 people favorited his review, and the comments are full of people complimenting how well written the review was.

I want to hurt him irl
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:07 UTC+1 No.4982437 Report

>>4982426
I was kind of fine until I looked at the praise and his pictures
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:50 UTC+1 No.4982502 Report

...
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:51 UTC+1 No.4982505 Report

>>4982502
I could sympathize with him until he said bollocks
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:54 UTC+1 No.4982514 Report

>>4980128
https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/919513162?book_show_action=true&page=1

Leave it untranslated.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:58 UTC+1 No.4982523 Report

>>4982514
The old man from Family Guy likes little boys which is gross so it's not a fair comparison
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)10:58 UTC+1 No.4982524 Report

>>4982514
jesus christ
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)11:06 UTC+1 No.4982536 Report

>>4981778
>believing anything women say
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)11:09 UTC+1 No.4982543 Report

>>4982514
Nah, pretty sure it's even better translated actually.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)11:10 UTC+1 No.4982546 Report

>>4982543
It's better untranslated because it's funny that an Arabic person watched American cartoons and read sbooks written in America
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)11:13 UTC+1 No.4982552 Report

>>4982546
Apparently she's Egyptian actually which makes it less funny, oh well
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:08 UTC+1 No.4983551 Report

>>4981829
>go grab some sartre
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:15 UTC+1 No.4983568 Report

If good reviews are permitted here I'd like to say that this is an excellent review of Gravity's Rainbow: https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/214470895?book_show_action=true&page=1
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:15 UTC+1 No.4983570 Report

>>4981829
>and if that's your cup of tea we're probably not friends
I do fancy some tea right now.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:20 UTC+1 No.4983579 Report

>>4983551
>not grabbing some sartre
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:21 UTC+1 No.4983583 Report

>>4980909
>muh age bracket muh generation
someone's a special snowflake
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:27 UTC+1 No.4983593 Report

http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/72958473?book_show_action=true

> I was never fully introduced to the root of the affair that existed between Gatsby and Daisy.
> Several times I didn't even understand where characters were when they were speaking to each other.
> I also didn't understand the whole affair with Tom and Mrs. Wilson.. and something about her husband locking her up over the garage...? huh? then she gets run over by a car, then he sneaks in through the trees and shoots Gatsby? wha..?

suure, the problem is with the book
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:27 UTC+1 No.4983594 Report

I liked this Ulysses reviews summary review.

https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/271758062?book_show_action=true&page=1
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:28 UTC+1 No.4983599 Report

>>4980368
This is incredible, considering I'm still experiencing PTPD. (Post Traumatic Potter Disorder). *stuffs her face with chocolate frogs* BUT! Listen, people. I'm not extrememely excited for this book because it's not fantasy. And I don't mean Harry Potter's continuation. Please, as much as I loved HP, I don't need to read about his kids because I cannot get myself to give a damn. The end is the end!

Rowling has said that this book is completely different from what HP had given us. It's dark, dreary, a bit personal, and is solely for adults. And even though I love, love, love HP, I didn't preorder this book or went completely crazy about being the first to grab it. In fact, I won't mind spending a few months waiting to read it. It's just not my favorite genre. And it's about depression and all that jazz. Not my thing.

Now, I know what you're thinking. Then why did you put all those awesome gifs? I iz confused. It's because J.K. ROWLING IS WRITING ANOTHER BOOK! WE GET TO HEAR ABOUT SOME ASPECTS OF HER PERSONAL LIFE THAT I WAS TOO LAZY TO GOOGLE/STALK MYSELF! AND I'M SORRY FOR USING CAPLOCKS WHEN I CAN USE EXCLAMATION MARKS BUT THAT DOESN'T DO JUSTICE FOR THE FACT THAT ROWLING IS WRITING ANOTHER BOOK.


is this not a continutation of the penguin of doom?
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:43 UTC+1 No.4983631 Report

>>4980128

Finished Calvino's "If on a winter's night a traveller" yesterday and read some goodreads review about it just now.

>"Book is sexist because the main character 'you, the reader' is male"
>"Calvino should know that more women read books than men, so he should have made the protagonist female"
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:45 UTC+1 No.4983636 Report

>>4983631
they obviously didn't read it properly because the 'other reader' becomes protagonist near the end for about a chapter.
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:46 UTC+1 No.4983641 Report

>>4982417
>11/10 it's okay
- lyell bark and dave hill
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Anonymous 06/07/14(Sat)17:52 UTC+1 No.4983661 Report

>>4982502
I thought absalom absalom was way harder to read than the sound and the fury
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