Can anyone recommend some good rise-and-fall type of stories? I'm not sure where to start looking. Pic somewhat related.
>Upon waking next morning about daylight, I found Queequeg's arm thrown over me in the most loving and affectionate manner. You had almost thought I had been his wife.
Was it Rape?
V A L I S
It was pretty interesting, helped me understand how people come up with wacky personal religions and shit like that. Not sure how much of that stuff PKD actually believed but I don't really care, he's still a great author. VALIS isn't my favorite work of his of course (that'd have to be A Scanner Darkly) but if you're already a fan of Dick it's worth a read.
Don't lie to us, we'll know.
About a dozen for me. Mostly back a few years ago. Some really good stuff, like Underworld, JS & MN, and Gone With the Wind. Doorstoppers are great.
>an advert plays on your mobile game
BRADBBURY WAS RIGHT
>a CCTV camera goes up in your neighbourhood
ORWELL WAS RIGHT
>parents are allowed to choose their child's' physical appearance before it's born
HUXLEY WAS RIGHT
>letting your fears of dystopian futures hold you back from progress, and deifying the texts they derive from like a bible
Why do people do this, /lit/?
>BRADBURY WAS RIGHT
But Bradbury himself though he was right when he saw people with iPods. He purportedly resisted the digitization of his books saying shit like "N-No! No more computers! No more screens! U--UWAAA!" on his deathbed.
"I unlocked my subconscious your turn" volume IV
"You are perfect as long as your definition of perfect is perfect."
he reminds me a little of L.Ron Hubbard. or a tweaker who can't let go of the keyboard.
jesus, just try to stick to the topic, okay? no, it isn't. THIS is an overlord.
He's bought into the "your thoughts change your environment" thing
There is nothing wrong with him, but he does skew his perception to conform to his individuality. It's a kind of imaginary psychosis, happens to more people than meets the eye.
gassposter show yourself
Where do you get your professional literary criticism from? Most of it is hidden behind a paywall. Are there sites that offer good literary criticism/analysis without being sparknotes tier?
I found ipl, but most of the links were removed.
>“Personally, I am a hedonistic reader; I have never read a book merely because it was ancient. I read books for the aesthetic emotions they offer me, and I ignore the commentaries and criticism.”
So, in the past month since I've started to get into reading, I've read In The Miso Soup and The Wasp Factory. I thought In The Miso Soup was definitely quite a bit more disturbing than The Wasp Factory. They're both pretty cool books, but I am looking for something deeper. I want to get an even greater sense of psychological depth, which both books seem to excel at.
I really liked the wasp factory's take on gender. I thought the plot twist towards the end of the book was amazing. It would be cool if there were more books that took gender and told such...
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Can anyone recommend anything like this?
Already read Woodcutters, where do I go from here?
Where do you write when you're in a tiny house with 4 other roomates and one of them is your girlfriend who you share a room with?
I would probably go to a library or find some place where I can get a coffee and write there.
I wouldnt be even able to function normally with 4 roommates. I always get depressed when there are people with me 24/7 and have no place to go to be alone.
But I dont write so what do I know.
Anybody got an epub download for 'Palmers penmanship budget'? Looking to improve my handwriting, could do with a PDF download but i would much prefer epub.
Reading Savage Detectives, just on Chapter 9 of Part II, but I haven't really been able to follow Part II yet. Am I supposed to be keeping track of who all these people are? The only anchor I have here is mention of Arturo or Lima, but I'm not really keeping any sense of timeline either.
Should I keep reading, or start Part II over again and try to keep track of everything?
The style of Part II is not my problem, I'm just not sure whether to go with or fight against it.
Should I be mapping out characters and relations, or just surfing the sea of Chicos and Phillipes?