Any good space opera books? Aside from Dune and Star Wars stuff..
I just read Animal Farm. You told me it's not about animals. It's about fucking animals.
I'm describing a beautiful monster which the characters in my story decide to save rather than slay. how do I make this an understandable decision? How can I convey beauty and danger?
Strength is beautiful. The ability to actualize one's will is beautiful. Being absolutely and perfectly free is beautiful. Being unstained by doubt, self-hatred, or misery is beautiful.
this is really good. I didn't know that this was what my story was about, but all my characters struggle with these things, and the monster is like that. Very cool, thanks. will post more monsters if people ask
Give me one good reason to read any of these trash books
because you might like them.
why should we make you read anything? it should be an activity that isnt compulsory. if you don't want to read, or need some specific reason to read books, then you don't have to.
it would be nice for you to read some of this literature, not all of it is worthwhile, but it can help you to see the world in a different way, relate to others better, and improve communication!
murray bookchin is the man!
gay-tier statist rubbish. check out Hans Herman Hoppe, Moldbug or the austrian economist.
hello friends! hit me up with some mythology books, ive read the greek myths by robert graves and would like to read something like this but about egyptian/ mesopotamian/ etc. thanks in advance
>tfw infinite jest was released a year after you were born
>tfw my grand-grandpa was alive when Ulysses was released
/lit/ any tips for reading/concentrating in loud areas?
Since moving into the city center close to my university, I can't for the life of me concentrate enough to read with constant traffic, car horns, trams, sirens, drunk people, etc.
OP I had this same problem and I had to switch colleges. Most people literally don't notice it, some enjoy it. Your grades are going to slip and your brain will always subconsciously associate loud noises with reading, whereas it should associate silence with reading.
Hello, I'm in dire need of a basic psychology book:
Martin, G. N., Carlson, N. R., Buskists, W. (2010). Psychology (4th edition)
With an exam coming up this week, I would appreciate a torrent or a .pdf file.
>read the wikipedia summary/see a TV-adaption
>"yeah i've read it"
You can't stop me.
Who else looks at philosophy as a cure to a psychological process rather than an attempt to find a reality or an object of knowledge?
Do I need to be drunk off my ass to find this captivating or...?
It takes a while.
I enjoyed the opening bits where Hencher is remembering living through the London Blitz.
The theft of the horse was meh.
I wasn't sure what the hell was going on during the murder in the steam bath.
And I enjoyed the bimbos.
All in all, enjoyed the atmosphere but felt it was a jumped up Graham Greene thriller where he left you guessing for art's sake as to what motives people had for what they did or who the hell the bimbos were
>Graham Greene thriller where he left you guessing for art's sake as to what motives people had for what they did or who the hell the bimbos were
That's pretty accurate, but for myself it was the good thing about it; sort of deconstruction of thriller genre; somewhat in the way what Robbe-Grillet would have done; and I think what Flannery O'connor said about this book (and it's, I believe, on the back of the cover): that one is suffering it like a dream, or nightmare.
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Just read The Girl Who Was Plugged In and loved it. I want to read more of James Tiptree. What are her best works?
That sounds nice I wouldn't mind giving it a read, but does it have the 3 essentials that truly make a book a work of art?
I am talking about, the gay, rape and incest litcore. Is there any form of gay, rape and incest in the books?
Hogg, eye, etc are all great books because of these 3 things.
I want to read the entire Deltora Quest saga. Is it good or these books are too childish?
I read them when I was 12 or something and fucking loved them, but I can't remember much about them now. I imagine if I reread them I'd get huge waves of nostalgia which would interfere with any sort of literary criticism. They are certain to not be some sort of deep philosophical contemplation, though.
>I want to read the entire Deltora Quest saga.
Then do so.
>Is it good
As a kid, they were great fun. I'm sure they won't wouldn't be anything amazing now, but they are short and wouldn't take more than a few hours max for each one.
OP read whatever the fuck you want, once you enjoy it, and it gives you a will to continue reading, do it.
If you follow lit's advice , you might just give up reading altogether. First develop a love for reading then advance yourself.
Sometime in the future normal story based plots might not do it for you and you might enjoy wordplay, that is when you follow lit's advice.
Recommend me books on influenza.
I just spent the last week getting over mine. I'm still kind of bronchitis-y.
I recommend saline nasal spray to loosen up huge blockages for ejection, a strategic decision to stop blowing your nose and just start swallowing the endless mucous while sitting up during the phase of runniness, not being fooled by the mild bronchitis eye of the storm into thinking it's over, and lots of tea and Watership Down to prevent you from killing yourself.