This book is supposed to be a """"""""""classic"""""""""". What gives?
There was maybe 10 pages that had something interesting/profound, the rest was a really crappy story and a poorly written book that used far too many similes to describe the setting.
I thought it was all right, saved by cool prose near the end. It's a rather unique spin on the dystopia theme - a dystopia caused by political correctness and overindulgence on crappy media.
It's a 9th grade tier book, but some of the ideas are pretty sound, especially for today's kids who are becoming more and more exposed to the idea of information censorship in the name of safety.
Also it feel like Boston Dynamics is purposefully trying to make the robodog thing a reality
It's not a great book, but I like the message. It's sad to see, how this fictional world described in the book is slowly becoming reality, due to the cultural marxist uprising in the west.
A better book to the same topic might be "1984", but I haven't read it yet.
what are some good non-fiction books about the USA that a non American would enjoy?
books about their wars, founding/independence, biographies of any interesting presidents, any cool historical stuff.
i had a book once about weird places in the usa. like the world's largest ball of twine and stuff like that. i think the book was just called roadside america or something. anyway i enjoyed it.
also mystery train by greil marcus
I'm reading The Elementary Particles right now and its pretty good. Why do people talk about this ugly bastard like hes some kind of arch-reactionary or fascist or something? I see these from people denouncing him and from /pol/ types trying to claim him as one of theirs. He likes to poke at liberals a bit, but mostly he just seems depressed.
He writes about how people now are systematically conditioned to be isolated and unfulfilled in life. There's no sense of community, nothing binding us together, nothing beyond ourselves -- we've become a bunch of lonely individuals. I think /pol/ misunderstands him, thinking that because he criticizes the status quo he necessarily agrees with their ridiculous political views.
Because if you speak out against sexual liberation you can only ever be an anti-enlightenment Satan.
It's the biggest ( and maybe only ) victory of the 1960's and thin-skinned boomers can't handle the fact someone offers a convincing critique against their dynamiting of the mores surrounding sexuality and the destruction of the family unit.
/pol assumes ANYBODY criticising the status quo is either a leftist brony or one of them. And they certainly don\t read stuff on Houllebecq level.
Finished this book. I thought it was written very well and the way
the two storylines combinewas very fun to experience. What did you think of it? I also thought the idea of Mercerism vs Mass Media was interesting, but I don't seem to be able to figure out what message the author wants to convey with it.
Indeed excellent read. It is also important to keep in mind that Dick was bombarded with deadlines, which gave him little time to finish his novels. It's very impressive that he can shit out that novel given that fact, which is probably also why Mercerism wasn't fleshed out. It did make many passages in the book more mysterious, which I appreciated.
Have you seen the movie?
Actually, the book did feel somewhat rushed.
I didn't see it, but I think I'm gonna watch it soon!
It seems that a lot of people think Philip K Dick was criticizing religion with
Buster Friendly's announcement, but I feel that he actually raises a point that it is the principles given by Religion that are the most important as shown by Rick's and Isidore's lack of reaction and what Mercer says to Rick.
Moving onto "A Clockwork Orange" now.
So I just started reading 120 days of sodom.
What the fuck am I reading.
How bad are the fire and ice books compared to the show? I really do hate games of thrones, I think it's quite disgusting. But I've noticed when discussing with fans of the books many of the things that I have issues with are only present in the show - according to them at least. Even articles that are critical of the show will often contrast it with the books assessing that the problems they address are not present in the books or they contrast how things were handled and portrayed in both version. The main difference seemingly that there is a purpose and message...
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The books put the show to shame. You would not waste your time reading them anon. The show twists the characters to sell to mainstream entertainment, while Martin writes to dwindling fans of written text, not pandering at all. Though he writes a lot about food and fluff, and the sex is more gratuitous than the show, the actual meat and potatoes of the story is much more complex and better in my opinion.
i have only read the first book so i don't have much to go on but overall i'd say the book was better than the show, mainly because you have a window into what characters are thinking when things happen to them or around them.
the prose isn't great, though, and i don't find the characters or story to be interesting at all. but i tend to dislike pretty much everything so...
read the first book. even though it seems long, it's a pretty quick read.
Is anyone in your family a published writer?
my dad is a sports journalist with a couple books and my mom worked in the newspaper game awhile, too
I wrote about not-sports for a couple school papers and then was a columnist for a media group covering MMA. Now I have a memoir project cooking
Not in my family, but I went to high school with someone whose mother is a bestselling author of some fantasy series
I haven't ready any of the books, but I understand they're sort of Twilight-esque.
Hey guys, German-language lit thread? I'm learning the language and I'd like to choose a book to read as a goal. For example, my goal for Spanish is to read Don Quixote. What would be a good seminal work in German that I could choose as a fun milestone to aim for in my language study?
What are some forgotten books that were once touted as being the future of literature/supposed modern classics? Like, meme-lit from 10-20 years ago
John Green doesn't write books, he writes toilet paper for the use of deathly cholera patients in their final moments. As for psuedo lit, I got weirdly into Anne Rice when I was about 13, I can't really explain why.
Who is the 'greatest living author?'
The last book you read is now written by Stephen King
What changes? How bad is the ending? Where in Maine is it set?
>tfw can longer appreciate film or television because they're too pleb for my liking
I'll stick to reading, thank you very much.
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First for Dinosaurs to return, my life has been so empty without them.
I want to challenge myself, increasing the value of myself by bettering myself. I'm thinking of reading philosophy. But i'm not a christian. What are some good philosophy books that aren't christian based ?
I was wondering if anyone here has published a book?
* What's your book?
* How was the process of publishing?
* How much money did you make?
* How'd you feel afterwards?
I want to publish a novel for the Amazon Kindle about robosexual relations with robo-wives and the effect it has on society, the economy, and feminism.
It follows the story of a man who lives his life through the robosexual revolution, a span of 10 years which culminates in the downfall of mankind.
I'm thinking the book should be along the lines of...
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