ITT write a list of some of your favorite books.
Sand-dune by Frank Herbert
Brave New Universe by Aldous Huxley
The Devils of London by Aldous Huxley
1985 by George Orwell
A Clockwork Red by Anthony Burgess
10,000 Leagues Under the Sea by Jules Verne
Heart of Blackness by Joseph Conrad
Wayside Picnic by Arkady and Boris Strugatsky
The Empty Slate by Steven Pinker
Now you post your list.
Is it as bad as people say it is?
>book's protagonist compares his own situation by referencing an older, much better book with the same premise
Why would an author shoot himself in the foot like that?
Any good "lovecraftian" horror stories not written by old H.P?
without going into /pol/ memery what do you guys think of marx's writings ?
What do you guys think of these books?
I've only read East of Eden.
How do I become well spoken?
Does it come with age? IS it a combination of wisdom, pacience and big vocabulary?
Write what's on your mind.
>One must wonder, how many thoughts does a man keep to himself for fear of society's reproach? How open to one another can we really be?
Se rendre compte de l’horreur du flou du langage que nous employons tout les jours et qui est souvent notre seul outil. Du jeu qu’il y a entre chaque maillon de la chaîne de communication, réaliser les implications d’une telle imperfection : avoir peur. C’est le premier pas vers le silence.
Do you guys find it hard to push through a book when you begin to hate the supposedly sympathetic subject/protagonist? Pic related, but this is not the first time I have encountered this. At times I just want to shut a book and pretend the protagonist died.
Ive hated Jude Fawley, most of Marquez's whiny characters (especially Florentino Ariza), Humbert Humbert (and not for being a pedo), and the professors in 2666 among others.
>tfw no Kindle edition
I've been looking for a book like this for ages. Has anyone read it? I have always considered the far-left to be mentally il and I am hoping this book can articulate what I have always desperately wanted to know, namely, the underlying reasons why someone becomes a politically correct lunatic
>I have a stated position
>I read to cement my position
>I cannot escape the hugbox and embrace new ideas
You are the /lit/ equivalent of an old man watching fox news cycles on repeat. Not making a commentary on your political positions which I tend to agree with, but rather your general ignorance
>by an MD
You realize there are no more politically incoherent individuals than MDs. Their political opinions all stream from tort-reform and instituting regressive taxes.
How long do you read for in a single day and many pages do you read per hour? I'm setting a goal for myself to read for longer periods of time and at a faster speed and I want to set a realistic goal.
I prefer to take my time, read closely, weigh each word, each sentence, etc., ask questions, and so on, which generally puts me at a pace of about 30-40 pages an hour. If I'm speed reading, it would probably be several times that number, but honestly, why read anything that you're not completely interested in? If it's for school, I would think that a good rate of knowledge retention would similarly necessitate a more slow, deliberate approach. I'm a full-time college student, so I'll generally read for about eight hours a day, but rarely all in one sitting.
>that feel when I'm sitting I'm a hospital chapel and just began writing a psychological torture adventure
I dont like where this is going...but I kinda like it.
Hi, first time here, i told myself i should read more.
I am currently reading this because this girl i have a crush on considers it as her fav book.
It's truely fantastic, but i'm reading it in english and it's not my native language... Should i go on? I'm almost tired of reading it and i just finished the first part (fuck the scroll edition).
(Also, it's a bit strange for a non american to read it, i need a fucking map every time he crosses a state)
well, first thing, if you want to learn to read you have to leave social life and stop giving to bodily pleasures. you have to become an abbott, an ascetic monk, a beaver. if if you live for the flesh you will never have a mind. intentions are flawed, you are in it for the wrong reasons. you can be an animal body or a human, but not both.