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> Today, I walked down the street to my local independent bookstore, spied a title I'd been meaning to buy in the window, whipped out my phone, scanned the cover, and within seconds, I'd placed an order. I saved $7. It'll be on my desk by Friday. It was easy, it was seamless, it wasn't a fair fight. That's Amazon Flow.
so, /lit/. is this future of book shopping, or the death of the independent bookstore?
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So I just finished reading this book, and for the most part I absolutely loved it. However, one thing left me slightly puzzled. When researching what Gogol book to buy, I read the Dostoevsky quote "We all come out from Gogol's 'Overcoat'.". I asked on /lit/, and was told to make sure whatever collection I bought, it should contain The Overcoat. When I started reading this book, I was under the impression that The Overcoat was going to be the highlight,
I don't see what the fuss is about, it was one of my least favourite of the stories in the book. Why is it so acclaimed? What makes it so influential?