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Does the LULZ Holy Trinity still hold up in 2022? Because I haven't seen none of the three books discussed here in a while

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ulysses is forever.
    IJ will live on through it's many forms of meme yet to come.
    GR was always LULZ specific and yes has probably died away.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The current trilogy is made out LULZ favourites because of the board migration
    >The Simarillion
    >Blood Meridian
    >Shadow of the torturer

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      as if it weren't

      >the Bible (KJV)
      >the Bible (KJV)
      >the Bible (KJV)

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        can someone explain why the bible gets recommended so much? i'm reading through ti right now and i don't feel like i'm getting anything out of it. is it because i grew up going to church / sunday school occasionally? or is it cus i grew up in a society already influenced by all of the stuff from it so nothing i'm reading in it feels new to me? i think i just finished the part about isaac. but i don't really get what the literary / spiritual value is from reading it. the "strories" are very short and just feel like disjointed summaries. so much attention is paid to mundane information like how long someone lived, how many kids they had, their names, etc. etc. i just don't get it. I believe in God and Jesus for what it's worth. and I'm reading the KJV version. what am i missing?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Shadow of the torturer

      Why are there so many wolfefags on LULZ?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Three of my favorite books anon. Respectable alternative top twenty, in my opinion.

      >Shadow of the torturer

      Why are there so many wolfefags on LULZ?

      A lot of people, like me, discovered him thanks to LULZ. After they finish, this might be the place they go to. Also seems to be a pretty obscure writer so I think this is one of the few places where people can discuss him.

      [...]
      I just can't get into IJ. This very rarely happens to me since I can usually happily go through any classic lit of any length; yet here I can only read a page or two before groaning in boredom and anger at the nonsense I'm reading.

      Help me try to get it.

      I would try and go slowly anon, reading a few pages at a time. I think David Foster Wallace's prose can be misleading with it's casualness. A lot of times when I've run into issues with him it's because I tried to blast through his stuff. Same thing for me with Joyce. Hope you end up liking it anon. I think it's one of the greatest novels ever written.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't read any of them. I'm convinced they're memes like Call of the Crocodile and are shilled just because of how terrible they are.
    Am I right?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You’re right about infinite jest

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tranime

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tranny obsessed mind

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tranime

        >Call of the Tranny

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >tranime

        Anime website.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >I haven't read
      we can tell

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      You're correct, anime. They're just boring MFAcore by overeducated and underpaid fry cooks who try and delude others into reading them so they have people with whom they can "discuss the literature" (go on an unhinged rant injecting their own ideologies)

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Troon

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Wasted money on a useless degree

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >tranime

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      2 of those books are among the greatest achievements in literature, the other is a colossal waste of time. I will not say which is which

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Gravity's rainbow is the waste of time

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          whys sexy vegeta gotta stare me down like that

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gravity’s Rainbow is essentially unreadable and I’ve read the majority of books on LULZ‘s top 100

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        PYNCHED

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          >this aspie still posts the same pic

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          This is totally readable and also really not hard to understand what is happening at all. Don't tell me people on this board seriously can't into Pynchon. Ulysses is way harder to understand tbh

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Call of the Crocodile is a blast to read and the best meme book from this place

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      What a bad take.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Call of the Crocodile is based

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I will never read your book

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I guess the stereotype they represent might be dead. Can english major undergraduates confirm or deny?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Gravity's Rainbow is LULZ incarnate

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I haven't read any of them.

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm finally close to finishing the meme trilogy ten years after I started it. I started with Gravity's Rainbow back in 2012, and finally got around to the other two this year. My verdict:

    >Gravity's Rainbow is the epitome of masturbatory boomer lit, filled with dull shock content, cringeworthy negrophilia and barely disguised socio-political messaging. 4/10

    >Infinite Jest is very much of a product of the 90s, but it still holds up. Its themes have only gotten more relevant. The writing style is unique (I enjoyed his neologisms and fake slang), but the characters are largely two dimensional plot devices. 8/10

    >Ulysses is a masterpiece, and the only book I'd recommend from the meme triology without reservation. It's the only book I've read that manages to do stream of consciousness right, while still telling a coherent story. The parallels with the Odyssey constantly lurk in the background for those who want to see it, while the humour is still really funny. The themes of alienation, social breakdown and rootlessness are still very relevant too.

    It's no coincidence that only Infinite Jest and Ulysses still get discussed here on a fairly regular basis. Sorry Ruggles, but I hate you.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      tommy be cry

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Pinecone is pre-boomer.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >ten years after I started it
      were you reading half a page a day or something?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Would you recommend reading Homer's odyssey before Joyce's?

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        you dont need to. it would be helpful to have a map of Dublin handy while reading it though.

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    post2015 LULZ doesn't really read literature.
    🙁

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Ulysses is on a different level. I try to make it a rule now never to read fiction past 1960 if I can help it and be at least highly suspect of novels written in the 40s and 50s too and have not regretted it yet. The whole subplot about the wheelchair fucks alone in IJ is just an embarrassment

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      This. Meme trilogy exists solely that MFAtards may prop two shitty books on the back of Joyce, as if they are comparable in quality.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      A better rule is to never read fiction past WW1

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        There are a lot of good sci-fi books that came out between the 50s and 80s

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I try but paradoxically some of the best works written about and set in pre-WWI Europe I find were actually written in the 1920s. They had a greater perspective on that era after a few years when they could see clearly what was lost and what was deliberately or subconsciously ignored by the attitudes of that time before the war. By contrast WWII was such a destructive maelstrom of culture that no one wanted to write shit in Europe after it and indeed why would they, it was clear that culture would shift to the opposing poles of America or the USSR for at least the next half century or so

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      tbh IJ would be a flawless novel if it weren't for the laughable spy-in-wheelchairs-or-drag drama and the embarrassing sections about the AA house's characters.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Or the pedestrian prose

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >taking it seriously

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        >embarrassing sections about the AA house's characters
        but these sections are why wallace wrote the book at all

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >One Hundred Years of Solitude was first published in 1967
      I’d adjust your metric

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        I read it and it was a bit too 60s and a bit too gimmicky for my taste. Goodness knows it beats the Beats but give me a good EM Forster or Joseph Conrad novel to read instead any day of the week instead

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      tbh IJ would be a flawless novel if it weren't for the laughable spy-in-wheelchairs-or-drag drama and the embarrassing sections about the AA house's characters.

      I just can't get into IJ. This very rarely happens to me since I can usually happily go through any classic lit of any length; yet here I can only read a page or two before groaning in boredom and anger at the nonsense I'm reading.

      Help me try to get it.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Develop mental stamina

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Any kind of literature where the writer thinks it's important to name characters in a "funny" way is garbage tier.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >Hasn't read Dickens

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >Because I haven't seen none of the three books discussed here in a while
    People only discuss esoteric bullshit in this forsaken board now
    A bunch of trash books

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The real LULZ holy trinity is Moby Dick, Blood Meridian, and Ulysses.

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    read IJ and GR. enjoyed both.

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Stop posting anime on my board you fucking degenerate loser

  14. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Somebody post THAT pic

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    GR is great. Stop being filtered by the first section of the book

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      >he chewed

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous
  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gardner threads are always surreal kek. Can never tell how many of the posts are just him IP hopping

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Hi Gardner! I’m reading your new book!

  18. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I've read all three and it's a joke to include IJ among Ulysses and GR.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      It's a joke to include IJ and GR with Ulysses.

  19. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >all these cunts shitting on gravitys rainbow
    its an amazing book we are lucky to have pynchon fuck off FUCK OFF FUCK OFF

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Chinchong sucks!

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