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Reading Ishiguro's The Remains of the Day right now. Pretty great so far.

I'm about 100 pages in. He won the Nobel last year, and I h...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
there's a great passage where the narrator observes his fath...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
Sounds good!
boner police?
  05/12/18
it is man, you should check it out but if you haven't read ...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
I own it but have never read it.
boner police?
  05/12/18
Your recommendation makes me want to read it though.
boner police?
  05/12/18
yeah it is really interesting now reading the novel in my OP...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
yeah I have a vague idea what it's about the one you desc...
boner police?
  05/12/18
another 180 anecdote the narrator recounts: being instructed...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
thats hilarious im sold!
boner police?
  05/12/18
...
killa cam
  05/12/18
I can't tell if you're flaming me or not
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
I'm not I'm being entirely honest.
boner police?
  05/12/18
never let me go is so so good, i loved how there's this myst...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
yeah it's 180 as I stated above ITT, it's extremely underst...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18
it's so little discussed that i think it can be called sci-f...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
I read it, it was good
communityluis
  05/16/18
the movie is on netflix
More Than This
  05/12/18
yeah I saw that, one of the other reasons I thought of it in...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
this book is disquieting AS FUCK, and 180 all around.
Cis-Blender Protesting a Banana Smoothy
  05/12/18
Also his newest novel is pretty great also. A true successo...
Cis-Blender Protesting a Banana Smoothy
  05/12/18
yeah I didn't want to reveal the major plot point involving ...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
This thread made me want to stick my head in an oven
.,.,.,,.,.,.,.,,,,.,,,,......,,,,
  05/12/18
Never had you pegged as a Sylvia Plath fan
boner police?
  05/12/18
there was a movie, you know. its pretty good. not amazing or...
prince rat fuck spinning
  05/12/18
see above, always gotta do book before movie
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
its kind of a story about nothing, to be honest. more of a n...
prince rat fuck spinning
  05/12/18
lol you're not spoiling anything, man, what you described is...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/12/18
UPDATE: finished it. Truly excellent. Highly recommend. T...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18
welcome to the ishiguro hype train, one of my top three livi...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
who else? Cormac?
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18
but for real, read this book bros you can blaze through it ...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18
why are gooks writing novels about being english butlers. m...
Lord Baltimore
  05/16/18
moved to the UK at 5yo, he's british for all intensive purpo...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18
that's not how it works
Lord Baltimore
  05/16/18
to the extent we're talking about someone who's only living ...
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
ive read it. XOXO BIGASIA must read list.
send me MAL nudes for TT pictures
  05/16/18
he's british
Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA
  05/16/18
gonna try to cop dat THE BURIED GIANT at the library this we...
legless albino black kid in the hood
  05/16/18


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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:29 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

I'm about 100 pages in.

He won the Nobel last year, and I had previously read Never Let Me Go, which was 180, so I figured I'd give his first novel a shot. Obviously Japanese, but he was educated in England and writes in English (adeptly so).

Plot is first-person narration by an English butler in the early 20th century, thus far almost exclusively reminiscing about his past. Almost like Victorian style shit like Pride and Prejudice or Jane Eyre, where not a whole lot "happens," but the character development is very strong and the dialogue is awesome. An extended passage about the "dignity" displayed by the narrator's father, who was also a butler, was outstanding.

I am excited to read the rest this weekend.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035008)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 1:57 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

there's a great passage where the narrator observes his father as the sun sets one evening, i read this book in HS and nearly 20 years later i still remember that bit

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059841)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:39 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035044)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:39 AM
Author: boner police?

Sounds good!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035047)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:40 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

it is man, you should check it out

but if you haven't read Never Let Me Go, start with that

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035052)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:42 AM
Author: boner police?

I own it but have never read it.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035067)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:42 AM
Author: boner police?

Your recommendation makes me want to read it though.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035069)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:44 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

yeah it is really interesting now reading the novel in my OP that was his first, because the only thing they seem to have in common is the setting (England).

Never Let Me Go is essentially sci-fi, but in its most minimalist form. The sci-fi element is so fundamental to the entire plot, and yet you barely notice it's there.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035077)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:45 AM
Author: boner police?

yeah I have a vague idea what it's about

the one you described in the OP seems more interesting though

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035087)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:49 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

another 180 anecdote the narrator recounts: being instructed by his lord to give a guest's soon-to-be-married twentysomething son "the facts of life" talk, because the kid's father is too pussy to do it or something.

Butler approaches kid and is like "I have a message to convey. You are aware, I presume, that there are several important distinctions between ladies and gentlemen?"

then tries to steer the conversation toward nature (geese, fish, etc.)

He never successfully finishes the talk because he always gets interrupted by other matters to attend to.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035099)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:52 AM
Author: boner police?

thats hilarious

im sold!

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035110)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:53 AM
Author: killa cam (ggtp)



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035111)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:55 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

I can't tell if you're flaming me or not

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035120)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:55 AM
Author: boner police?

I'm not I'm being entirely honest.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035124)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 1:59 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

never let me go is so so good, i loved how there's this mystery as to what's going on, the twist is never explicitly revealed, but it becomes obvious anyway, and it happens with like half the novel left anyway - it's so kooky and 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059847)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:04 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

yeah it's 180

as I stated above ITT, it's extremely understated sci-fi. Like the sci-fi element is so crucial to the whole plot, yet it's very rarely even discussed

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059856)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:07 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

it's so little discussed that i think it can be called sci-fi but it'd be wrong to put it on a sci-fi shelf at the bookstore

you're right on all fronts

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059863)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 1:38 AM
Author: communityluis

I read it, it was good

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059809)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:43 AM
Author: More Than This

the movie is on netflix

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035070)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:45 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

yeah I saw that, one of the other reasons I thought of it in the first place.

but I am always a book-before-moviemo. I have to develop my own imagination of the characters before I take in someone else's intepretation.

looks good, though. got a bunch of Oscar noms.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035086)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:50 AM
Author: Cis-Blender Protesting a Banana Smoothy

this book is disquieting AS FUCK, and 180 all around.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035103)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:51 AM
Author: Cis-Blender Protesting a Banana Smoothy

Also his newest novel is pretty great also. A true successor to Kafka in some ways.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035107)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:58 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

yeah I didn't want to reveal the major plot point involving the narrator's father that happens like ~90 pages in, but that shit shook me bad.

Luckily, the chapter break happens right after it, so I was able to put it down and digest.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035137)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:55 AM
Author: .,.,.,,.,.,.,.,,,,.,,,,......,,,,


This thread made me want to stick my head in an oven

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035118)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:55 AM
Author: boner police?

Never had you pegged as a Sylvia Plath fan

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035121)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 1:57 AM
Author: prince rat fuck spinning

there was a movie, you know. its pretty good. not amazing or anything, but solid.



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035134)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 2:00 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

see above, always gotta do book before movie

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035149)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 2:01 AM
Author: prince rat fuck spinning

its kind of a story about nothing, to be honest. more of a nice window into aristocratic england. have fun reading! sorry for spoiling it for you.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035155)



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Date: May 12th, 2018 2:03 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

lol you're not spoiling anything, man, what you described is obvious from the first 1/3 of the book. Like I said, it's written in that Victorian style where nothing "happens" but the characters are 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36035166)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 1:10 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

UPDATE: finished it. Truly excellent. Highly recommend. The ending was ABSOLUTELY | DEVASTATING but pitch perfect.

Watched the film adaptation, and although it was more or less fine (Hopkins and Thompson turned in great performances), they took some subtle yet serious liberties, two in particular that I remember, both involving Stevens (the narrator) and Miss Kenton. One is when Stevens is walking past Miss Kenton's room and he hears her weeping (shortly after she had told him she was getting married). In the book, he pauses and listens for a few moments, but then just keeps walking, another example of a time when a less aspie man (or at least a man less type-A dedicated to his job) would've been a friend and comforted her. In the movie, they have him go in and talk to her. Then, even more inexplicably, right at the end: in the book, Miss Kenton basically straight up tells Stevens in their last conversation that she sometimes imagined what life would've been like "with" him, clearly meaning if they had been together. In the movie, they somehow deleted this line entirely and just left the connection strongly implied. Really pissed me off.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059710)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:00 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

welcome to the ishiguro hype train, one of my top three living authors

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059849)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:09 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

who else?

Cormac?

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059866)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 1:37 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

but for real, read this book bros

you can blaze through it in a few days

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059803)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:01 AM
Author: Lord Baltimore

why are gooks writing novels about being english butlers.

mind your own business.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059851)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:02 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

moved to the UK at 5yo, he's british for all intensive purposes

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059855)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:04 AM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood



(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059860)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 3:08 AM
Author: Lord Baltimore

that's not how it works

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059982)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:46 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

to the extent we're talking about someone who's only living memories are of being in the UK, yeah it sort of does, shitlib

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36060904)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:16 AM
Author: send me MAL nudes for TT pictures

ive read it. XOXO BIGASIA must read list.

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36059886)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 9:46 AM
Author: Redpillary Badminton the Asian MRA (playing with gay dog boners since 2013)

he's british

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36060905)



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Date: May 16th, 2018 2:40 PM
Author: legless albino black kid in the hood

gonna try to cop dat THE BURIED GIANT at the library this week 180

(http://www.autoadmit.com/thread.php?thread_id=3974929&forum_id=2#36062860)