What are some fun books about serial killers?
"Throughout the novel he rarely leaves his room or bed and just manages to move from his bed to a chair in the first 50 pages" - Read that on wikipedia and seems like my sort of thing.
Anyone read it? Worth the read?
books about being ugly?
I really enjoyed this book. Should I read it?
Was he Autistic?
Who is the John Ford of literature?
What does it mean when the only viable constructive criticism of a work of fiction you've found is simply a criticism of one's own interpretation of said piece of fiction?
I'm reading through A Confederacy of Dunces, and I'm enjoying the comedy a lot. Ignatius seems like proto /r9k/ anon, it's pretty great.
There's something that I feel like I'm missing about him though. What's the significance of his Big Chief writing tablets? I'd never heard about them before until I started reading ACoD, so I get the feeling that I'm missing another magnitude of absurdity.
They are wide-spaced tablets for little kids to practice handwriting on. Ignatius's use of them for writing his philosophical opus signifies his childishness and lack of self-awareness.
I'm looking to get back into Gene Wolfe.
Having read BotNS, Latro, Peace and The Fifth Head of Cerberus where should I go next?
what the fuck happened to this board
I'm getting back into poetry to keep myself busy while I go through quitting my raging alcoholism.
SMOKE WEED EVERYDAY!
Here's mine. Its about gorilla munch
Come after tonight
we'll live and puke
and i will fill you up
until you cannot breathe
shove my fist into the box
grab handfuls with blood soaked meat hammers
and smash it into my face
pellets cascade into tears
satiation is a goal of
those who fixate on the moribund
there will be no tears now
Let's discuss the folly of optimism.
>Favourite verses from holy documents (Bible, Quran, Torah etc...)
>Pointless! Pointless! says Kohelet
>Utterly meaningless! Nothing matters!...
>What has been is what will be,
>what has been done is what will be done,
>and there is nothing new
>under the sun.
>From there Elisha went up to Bethel. As he was walking along the road, some boys came out of the town and jeered at him. “Get out of here, baldy!” they said. “Get out of here, baldy!” He turned around, looked at them and called down a curse on them in the name of the Lord. Then two bears came out of the woods and mauled forty-two of the boys. And he went on to Mount Carmel and from there returned to Samaria.
The Lord is just!
Why is this Martin guy so incapable of writing books for adults?
What are the worst books on this list? Please be honest.