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(Huffington Post)   The 18 Most Hipster Books OF ALL TIME. I mean, before they were put on this list, of course. Now they're kinda mainstream   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 102
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2014-05-12 11:28:03 AM  
Meh.  I read books so obscure they haven't even been written.
 
2014-05-12 11:35:02 AM  
zouchmagazine.com

It's more hipster than any of those novels especially since it's delightfully postmodern.

But why take my word for it.
 
2014-05-12 12:09:23 PM  
That was just what i expected from the Huffington Post. A bunch of adolescent crap written by stunted adolescents.
 
2014-05-12 12:09:34 PM  
The only one I've read is High Fidelity.

I will never read a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius because the mere name makes me want to backhand the author in his teeth.
 
2014-05-12 12:36:24 PM  
WoooHoooo!!! i've read none of those books.
 
2014-05-12 12:37:14 PM  
I'm related to Karl Kraus. I'll have to read that one.

/CSS
//don't read much
///not so cool
 
2014-05-12 12:37:31 PM  
Not even this?

ecx.images-amazon.com
 
2014-05-12 12:37:54 PM  
If I'm going to go all hipster about a book that you've never even heard of and is unapproachable, I'd go with The Historian.
 
2014-05-12 12:38:32 PM  
I skip beer and just mainline pressed hops into my veins
 
2014-05-12 12:38:46 PM  
I read a lot. never heard of any of those books.
/just reread "for whom the bell tolls"
//I am old
///spoiler alert: it tolls for thee
 
2014-05-12 12:39:34 PM  
I read Chuck Klosterman's "Killing Yourself To Live".  He spends a good chunk of the book complaining about hipsters without a hint of irony.
 
2014-05-12 12:39:57 PM  
Phew, I've only read Super Sad True Love Story on that list.
 
2014-05-12 12:40:09 PM  
Scrolling thorugh this list made me understand Apu's relief when he said to Homer: "Okay, we have none of those," when Homer reeled off the list of mushrooms he wanted to buy for Kim Basinger and Alec Baldwin.

///HE HAS OUR UNDERPANTS!
 
2014-05-12 12:40:18 PM  
Was expecting On the Road
 
2014-05-12 12:42:57 PM  

SundaesChild: The only one I've read is High Fidelity.

I will never read a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius because the mere name makes me want to backhand the author in his teeth.


I hear you - but Eggers is really good. Try What is the What and Zeitoun - they are, at the least, well worth reading, and they both blew me away.
 
2014-05-12 12:43:38 PM  

dittybopper: Meh.  I read books so obscure they haven't even been written.


I prefer to artisan craft my own, using only free range gluten free syllables.
 
2014-05-12 12:44:42 PM  

Rapmaster2000: I read Chuck Klosterman's "Killing Yourself To Live".  He spends a good chunk of the book complaining about hipsters without a hint of irony.


I love Klosterman because he writes about a lot of things I think entirely too much about (i.e. college hoops, Guns N' Roses, etc.), but that book is absolutely depressing as hell.  I still enjoy it, and I enjoy his musings, but holy crap...he needs some Prozac and a hug after that.
 
2014-05-12 12:44:50 PM  

you are a puppet: Was expecting On the Road


"On the Road" is exempt because it is in the Hall of Fame, the mother of all hipster lit, the first piece of crap that folks had to pretend to like
 
2014-05-12 12:45:31 PM  
I have heard of none of these books or their authors. Damn! I had no idea I was so hip!
 
2014-05-12 12:46:17 PM  
None of the books fits the definition. Is that supposed to be significant?
 
2014-05-12 12:46:18 PM  
Does that fact that I saw the movie version of High Fidelity make me a pseudo hipster?  I just couldn't miss the kung fu kick on Tim Robbins.

"Get your patchouli stink out of my store"
 
2014-05-12 12:46:18 PM  
It's HuffPo so I read the list in Porky Pig's voice with an Eva Gabor accent
 
2014-05-12 12:46:36 PM  

you are a puppet: Was expecting On the Road


That, and Catcher in the Rye.
 
2014-05-12 12:46:48 PM  
1Q84 by Haruki Murakami

Go fark yourself HP, Murakami is excellent.
 
2014-05-12 12:47:08 PM  

Straight Outta Wells Branch: Rapmaster2000: I read Chuck Klosterman's "Killing Yourself To Live".  He spends a good chunk of the book complaining about hipsters without a hint of irony.

I love Klosterman because he writes about a lot of things I think entirely too much about (i.e. college hoops, Guns N' Roses, etc.), but that book is absolutely depressing as hell.  I still enjoy it, and I enjoy his musings, but holy crap...he needs some Prozac and a hug after that.


Too much relationship trouble from a 30-something adult for me even though I too love reading about obscure players and 80s metal bands.

Chuck Klosterman corners guy at party wearing Dio shirt.

http://www.theonion.com/articles/chuck-klosterman-corners-guy-at-par ty -wearing-dio,33615/

o.onionstatic.com
 
2014-05-12 12:48:55 PM  

bigbobowski: I read a lot. never heard of any of those books.
/just reread "for whom the bell tolls"
//I am old
///spoiler alert: it tolls for thee


Wow dude.  Way to ruin it for me.
 
2014-05-12 12:48:55 PM  

Bawdy George: SundaesChild: The only one I've read is High Fidelity.

I will never read a Heartbreaking Work of Staggering Genius because the mere name makes me want to backhand the author in his teeth.

I hear you - but Eggers is really good. Try What is the What and Zeitoun - they are, at the least, well worth reading, and they both blew me away.


What is the What was amazing. I thought Zeitoun was just terrible though. You Shall Know Our Velocity was another good one form him though.

Also As She Climbed Across the Table was my favorite book ever for awhile. And anything Murakami writes is excellent.
 
2014-05-12 12:50:29 PM  
Never heard of any of the works, nor any of the authors. I'll stick with scifi...
 
2014-05-12 12:50:53 PM  

you are a puppet: Was expecting On the Road


+1.  I don't think you CAN get more hipster than that.
 
2014-05-12 12:51:50 PM  
I couldn't be a hipster if I tried, but I liked Infinite Jest.  The Eschaton scene was hilarious.
 
2014-05-12 12:52:21 PM  
I don't read books.  What is this, the time of Charlemagne?!?!
 
2014-05-12 12:55:55 PM  
SyFy for me, too. Just ordered Amp.  Wool was good!  I also have #2 and 3 to Wool, if someone wants to cover shipping, I'll mail them to you. Leave a note thru Fark. Or, does anyone know of a good book-trade site?
 
2014-05-12 12:56:05 PM  
Inifinte Jest?
 
2014-05-12 12:56:52 PM  
Let's try this again.
Infinite Jest?
s25.postimg.org
 
2014-05-12 12:56:58 PM  
Confederacy of Dunces
 
2014-05-12 12:58:34 PM  

packman_jon: Inifinte Jest?


That's the joke.
 
2014-05-12 01:04:03 PM  

cgraves67: If I'm going to go all hipster about a book that you've never even heard of and is unapproachable, I'd go with The Historian.


how is that even remotely unapproachable?  kinda predictible, but a pretty easy read all the way around.

\\ and not even remotely hipster
\ just not great.
 
2014-05-12 01:04:32 PM  
No Cloud Atlas?
 
2014-05-12 01:05:17 PM  

yakmans_dad: packman_jon: Inifinte Jest?

That's the joke.



See my second post (the one with the image)
 
2014-05-12 01:07:20 PM  
Catch-22.
 
2014-05-12 01:08:08 PM  

JNowe: I couldn't be a hipster if I tried, but I liked Infinite Jest.  The Eschaton scene was hilarious.


Yeah, I really loved that book.

Eggers, however, can take a flying fark at a rolling doughnut.
 
2014-05-12 01:11:47 PM  
relics.typepad.com
 
2014-05-12 01:12:17 PM  
upload.wikimedia.org
For the young hipster.
Too precious by half. If Narnia was badly written and annoying. The author comes across as a dainty little man who is fond of the thesaurus.
Nice pictures though.
 
2014-05-12 01:17:03 PM  

Because People in power are Stupid: [zouchmagazine.com image 320x481]

It's more hipster than any of those novels especially since it's delightfully postmodern.

But why take my word for it.


I was really surprised to not have any Pynchon on the list, Gravity's Rainbow is the obvious one but Mason and Dixon would also be acceptable. I also expected Anna Karenina and Ulysses or some other miserable 'classic' novel.
 
2014-05-12 01:18:11 PM  
Why read the ultimate hipster book?  I wrote one.  Only something like a couple dozen people even read it.
 
2014-05-12 01:20:44 PM  
only ever heard of high Fidelity, but i only knew it as a movie, in the 90's.  yeah, that's not mainstream at all.
 
2014-05-12 01:22:11 PM  

SundaesChild: The only one I've read is High Fidelity.


Same here, and I don't know if I'd consider it a "hipster" novel. From a plot description it probably sounds hipster-ish - it's about a music store owner who makes mix tapes - but it was written in the early 90's. Mix tapes were still very much a thing normal people did.
 
2014-05-12 01:22:21 PM  

myrrh: Never heard of any of the works, nor any of the authors. I'll stick with scifi...


Murakami has plenty of SF elements and is very witty and readable. He's also one of the few authors who routinely surprises me. Well worth reading
 
2014-05-12 01:24:28 PM  

JNowe: I couldn't be a hipster if I tried, but I liked Infinite Jest.  The Eschaton scene was hilarious.


you may like this
 
2014-05-12 01:26:02 PM  

Grapple: dittybopper: Meh.  I read books so obscure they haven't even been written.

I prefer to artisan craft my own, using only free range gluten free syllables.


You would. That is SO mainstream.
 
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