Tuesday, May 13, 2014

The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time

The 18 Most Hipster Books Of All Time

4 comments:

Gerard said...

I read a Nick Hornby novel once.

Karin said...

I've read A Heartbreaking Work and High Fidelity. Liked them both. Can't say many of the others on the list appeal to me.

Unknown said...

I've read the Hornby and the Lethem.

Todd Mason said...

What a remarkable display of wanting your cake while eating it.

"Eggers's memoir about the death of his parents is a tragic story with peppered-in elements of fantasy. It's a remarkably smart book, but is sometimes dismissed as maudlin." Correctly dismissed.

In fact, this is at least as true:
"Eggers's memoir about the death of his parents is a tragic story with peppered-in elements of fantasy. It's a remarkably maudlin book, but is only sometimes dismissed as maudlin."

Hm. And, of course, the various sf and fantasy writers merely pepper their Truly non-fantasticated work with such Elements. You know, unlike all those stories where everything is wall-to-wall sigh-fie stuff, like everyone wears space helmets and uses blasters all the time. Dude.