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A thread for controversial literary opinions where we can all argue about books we hate and love.

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That discussion between Justin and the new guy about Hunter S Thompson reminded me that I'd been considering making this thread for a while.

Declare your heretical opinions on literary matters here. And fight to defend them, if you're willing.

I find Marlowe's Doctor Faustus a silly, trivial work. I may end up reading it once again in a few years to see if my opinion changes, but for now I consider it a silly, trivial work.

McCarthy's No Country for Old Men is dross. I liked The Orchard Keeper and found parts of his other works enjoyable at least, but NCFOM is dross.

I am absolutely genuine when I claim that Alasdair Gray's Lanark ought to be considered one of the greatest novels written in the last 50 years. And I am on a mission to read as many of the novels written in the last fifty years to show how strong my faith is.

Yadda, yadda, Kiss Me Juda is juvenile shit, yadda yadda.

The Crying of Lot 49 is one of Pynchon's weakest novels and NOT the best introduction to his work.

Blake and Keats were more interesting than Wordsworth and Coleridge. Byron surpasses them all, and his Don Juan is incredibly rewarding.