Quotes at the start of chapters, the book, whatever: don’t really give a shit what inspired you
Poems/songs: I came here to read a novel, mate.
And those overly literary bits. I’m reading 1980 by David Peace right now (grim as) and here’s the opening page:
There’s one of these between every chapter. I sort of got my way through the early ones but then the story gets really interesting and you stop in the middle of some tense bit and there’s one of these for a few pages. Yeah, fuck that, just get to the next bit.