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    "The hunchback of Notre Dame".
    I know more, but this is the most classical one.
    I love it and highly recommend it!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by ennison View Post
    Is Lucky Jim about a loser? Probably. It too is comic.
    In "Lucky Jim," the main character plays what he's been dealt in a way that he comes out ahead. He really hits the jackpot in the end.

    A novel about a loser is really depressing. I tried to write one myself, but I also quit reading Roth's "Call It Sleep" because it seemed to be about that. For what it's worth, in "Of Human Bondage," the affair Philip has with some worthless girl makes him a loser for as long as that goes on.
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    Jude the Obscure I had forgotten about. A barrel of laughs it ain't.

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    Outlaws of the Marsh

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    There has never been a single, great revolution in history without civil war. --- Vladimir Lenin

    There are decades when nothing happens and then there are weeks when decades happen. --- Vladimir Lenin

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    Because I want to read books with characters that I can relate to

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    No Longer Human is a good one

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    How about - Post Office, by Charles Bukowski
    Some people call me Maurice
    'Cos I speak of the pompatus of love

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    The entire First Law-trilogy by Joe Abecrombie is, in essence, the story of how losers try to survive as best as they can in a cruel and hard world. And it is well written as well.

    Marcelo, one of the main characters in Intersection Diaries by Tom Fitch is a loser as sour as they can get. And it is a free book for good measure.

    Francis
    "Some things in life need solitude to thrive. Can only flourish in seclusion and loneliness. Without affection hushing and deceptively lulling them to sleep.

    The pursuit of dreams is such a thing."

    Tom Fitch - Intersection Diaries

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    The entire First Law-trilogy by Joe Abecrombie is, in essence, the story of how losers try to survive as best as they can in a cruel and hard world. And it is well written as well.

    Marcelo, one of the main characters in Intersection Diaries by Tom Fitch is a loser as sour as they can get. And it is a free book for good measure.

    Francis
    "Some things in life need solitude to thrive. Can only flourish in seclusion and loneliness. Without affection hushing and deceptively lulling them to sleep.

    The pursuit of dreams is such a thing."

    Tom Fitch - Intersection Diaries

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