Recommend a good novel

I'm looking for a novel that doesn't have postmodern nonsense like when you're reading a book and suddenly you're reading about unrelated AIDS statistics among negroes in 1980s NYC or about niche shoemaking techniques in medieval England. I want a novel with no quirky vignettes, or random encyclopedic digressions that have nothing to do with anything. I want a clear flowing river of pure literary gold. Is there anything in your mind that gets close to this description?

  1. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    fiction is the fast food of the written word

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Nothing can be proven. All works are fiction.

      • 3 months ago
        Anonymous

        Prove it

        • 3 months ago
          Anonymous

          Buden of proof is on the works claiming they're not fiction.

  2. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Faulkner, Joyce.

  3. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Sticky, read it.

  4. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea

  5. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    A pale view of hills

  6. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Le rouge et le noir by Stendhal.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Sorry I can't read french

      Embers by Sandor Marai.

      Sorry I can't read hungarian

      I'm really enjoying Herman Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund.

      Sorry I can't read german

      Faulkner, Joyce.

      Yo no hablo inglés

  7. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Embers by Sandor Marai.

  8. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    What do you like or what other books do you enjoy?

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      Mainly short fiction and poetry. My favorite writer is Borges. Other writers I have read and enjoyed: Faulkner, Cortázar, Carroll, Houellebecq, Stevenson, Yeats, Tolkien, Conrad, Bolaño. Writers I don't like: Bioy Casares.

  9. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    I'm really enjoying Herman Hesse's Narcissus and Goldmund.

  10. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Buddenbrooks
    Siddhartha
    Sons and Lovers

  11. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    foucault's pendulum if you're not uneducated

  12. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Reddingway

  13. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Julian, by Gore Vidal

  14. 3 months ago
    Voluntary Fool
    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      wtf

  15. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Read the sticky.

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      The charts are filled with exactly the things I don't want.

  16. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    Gravity's Rainbow

    • 3 months ago
      Anonymous

      hehe

  17. 3 months ago
    Anonymous

    >I'm looking for a novel that doesn't have postmodern nonsense like when you're reading a book and suddenly you're reading about unrelated AIDS statistics among negroes in 1980s NYC or about niche shoemaking techniques in medieval England.
    That's not postmodernism, you dumbass. But fine, read The Magic Mountain or Marinkovic's Cyclops.

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