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Novals Anonymous Comrade 04/23/2020 (Thu) 04:42:36 No. 8745
post novel recommendations, I’ll start The Elementary Particles is a great book, it deals with themes of social breakdown and alienation. On the downside the epilogue is fucking retarted, and the main character is a bit of a reactionary, but it makes sense in context...
>>8745 Great taste anon. I've read all Houellebecq and I think it's his best, with Extension du domaine de la lutte (Whatever I think in english), more raw about alienation. A lot of Houellebecq's characters are reactionnary or straight up incels, but that's just for the sake of being edgy. They are blatant reflections of who he is, an edgy author sperging about Islam in interviews but deep inside he is very fragile. The possibility of an island is his first sci-fi/anticipation novel and as a fan of the genre I love it, and it's not like most French sci-fi which is completely retarded most of the time. Since we are talking about Houellebecq, I recommend Virginie Despentes aka the female Houellebecq (minus the reactionary ideas, plus the fierce passion), from whom I've only read Rape me and King Kong theory. The first is a novel about two lumpen girls fucking shit up, it's very cathartic. The second is an essay about feminism with some Marxist bits inside, but reads like schizo rambling (I don't think she is schizo though, there's just a lot of info and it's written with a lot of emotion).
The dune books are great. They get a lot of hate now due to anti-hype but the world building is amazing and the 4th one: God Emperor of Dune, is fucking great Currently going through the dark tower series, just finished the first book. Its cool
>>8746 Do you got and .pdfs of Whatever I think or Virginie Despentes’s work?
>>8756 You can find them on libgen.is (searching by fiction). Houellebecq novel is just Whatever, my bad.
>>8753 I've only read the first two Dune, I loved the world building but couldn't get into the new age and mystical shit. But it's interesting to have that next to political plots.
>>8758 It gets a lot better imo, the third is were a lot of people fall off bit its more off closing up everyone's arc as the story moves on Tiny spoilers; the 4th, considered the best skips a few centuries. The less I say the better, but someone turns into a giant worm God, its a very trippy book


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