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What author's got a style that keeps you in check and makes you go "could I be an author? fuck nope!"

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Proust

Eliot

Joyce

Derrida

Whitman

Baudelaire

Benjamin

Delillo

Bellow

 

there's a ton...

 

Not so much "I could never do that" intimidation as "holy fuck" awe.

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None of the above authors has ever written a car chase where the dude being followed blows up an aircraft carrier during said chase.

 

Hacks.

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Joyce did:

 

"....and what run the over of yellow and snotgreen sea where Steven Hero landed. 'The keys' he says into long and long the sea, 'The keys left with all the insides and now the insides are left without.' Here the poor dogsbody lay, beneath the leftover tangle of steelrust and fire, over to the sea Steven Hero watched and watching saw the salt and holy shine of splitting metal...."

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Hmm. I guess that could be interpreted as such.

 

How bout this, none of these authors have had the story's protagonist hijack a space shuttle in orbit, land it, then within the hour, get into a fist fight with a homicidal maniac and toss him into a pool of vicious Komodo dragons.

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I'm a big fan of Dan Brown. He's my most recent obsession.

 

Soon you will be reading my novels though. Just wait.

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I'm a big fan of Dan Brown. He's my most recent obsession.

 

Soon you will be reading my novels though. Just wait.

 

 

Are they about bad ass war heros deep in the shit! Named Sneak! If not then I dont want do

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bret easton ellis is one of my favorite authors, but his style definitely does not make me think, "could i be an author? fuck no!"

 

quite the opposite.

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as far as beat shit goes Kerouac is overrated in my opinion

 

bukowski has a insane way of describing things and is real refreshing

 

burroughs is pretty good, "junky" is a good read, "naked lunch" is "cut up style" so its kinda hard to make a story outta it, i found "queer" kinda boring....

 

oh yeah not beat but hunter thompson, is good, read "rum diaries"

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naked lunch was shit.

i mean it was mildly interesting at first, but i have no desire to read someone's detailed and fragmented account of drug psychosis and entering an alternate reality.

i can come up with that crap on my own.

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