What are some books that crush your faith in humanity?
Anyone got the list of writers who were published really young? It was a pasta for a while but I haven't seen it recently. Dumping some Pynchon letters in the meantime.
How much time should you invest in reading each day to become a buff?
I only spend about an hour each day.
Obviously it depends on how fast you want to become a "buff" and what your definition of a buff is. It seems like your definition is very shallow though judging by your wording.
If you're reading to be an XD book nerd just to know boring facts about books then you're going to burn out pretty quickly. Read at your own pace. Knowledge will come.
The Bokononist Religion in Cat's Cradle believes in the truthful lie that God made mud stand up and become man.
>What was the purpose of Ice-9?
To get rid of all the mud.
Have I blown your mind?
Well, I have read good literature, Catch-22 is my favorite book and I've read and liked most of the recommended list.
But I still love Vonnegut and Terry Pratchett.
I am ready for your hate.
Kind of a trivial topic, but I'm curious to know what you all think about exclamation marks in titles, and the effect they may/may not have?
Does anyone get a warm feeling when they think about Hegel?
What do you think about the journey of consciousness through time?
What are the five big black dead white men books that I must read or else risk being outed as a total plebeian in upper class company if I haven't read them? I live in the UK btw. Fiction or non fiction
What're /Lit's opinions on the output from pic's region. I'm reading Hunger atm which I'm enjoying more than Crime and Punishment, also really enjoyed some novels by Per Peterson and, as pap, stuff like Girl w/ Dragon Tattoo is really enjoyable...thoughts on nordic literature?
Why did he idolise pre-Socratic Greece?
What do you know of interwhistling?
>fuck the greeks
>fuck the modern
>fuck the contemporary philosophers
>fuck all the bullshit.
Hey guys, is Schopenhauer really considered edgy misogynistic and racist by the general public?
I put a few of his books on hold at my local library online, and now I'm scared to pick them up
Pic related my google results, notice the first one
>now I'm scared to pick them up
He's a valid and significant philosopher, why would you even think twice about just picking up some books by him let alone be "scared"
"Oh no someone has right wing beliefs!" Tell em to fuck off anon if anyone says anything, not like anyone will though
Anyone with an ideology they strongly adhere to, for example a racist, will find relations to and evidence for their world view in most things they read, assuming that's what they'd like to see.
Don't judge art based on who consumes it
>Buy book on a whim and it instantly becomes a favorite.
What's his name, /lit/?
What does /lit/ think of Dan Simmons' Hyperion series?
Books 1 through 3 are great futuristic science fiction. Cool interstellar travel, interesting alien species, and a decent story arc. Book 4 feels like he just threw it together, like he wasn't sure where to go, so he gets preachy and philosophical. Definitely worth the read, but the ending May let you down with a "meh".
ITT: Your favorite book