Dan Simmons thread?
I know he's probably pleb tier by /lit/ standards, but which book of his should I read next?
Nearly finished pic related but have also read:
Fall of Hyperion
"The Abominable" sounds very similar to The Terror based on the description. I'm leaning towards Song of Kali or Black Hills. Any suggestions?
For genre-fiction he is high-tier, being able to switch between fantasy/sci-fi/horror and usually get a good reception is pretty impressive tbhf.
out of the ones I've read
Hyperion - 8
The Terror 8.5
Song of Kali - 7
Black Hills - 5
Black hills is kinda of uninteresting but worth a read if you are a huge fan I guess, would rec. Song of Kali over it for sure.
Hyperion is one of my favourites. I enjoyed it much more the second time around. Fall of Hyperion not so much. The first half was pretty good but felt the Severn & the Core arc got a bit too complicated.
I'm learning French, but only saw the wiki.
Recommend the best only. I probably won't catch up at first, but I will over the years.
What should I read next?
What are /lit/'s thoughts on "The Prince" and Machiavelli overall?
gentlemen, I ask you if you know classic novels or poems about Satan. I love the story of Dr. Faustus and Mephistopheles by Christopher Marlowe. Share your knowledge about it.
What is essential DUTCH literature?
-The Collected Works of Nescio: fantastic read and worth the try because all of it doesn't amount to much more than a novella
-The Discovery of Heaven by Mulisch: the closest thing the Netherlands has to a literary epic. It's scope is grand, it can be funny, exciting, original and it contains my favorite literary friendship. Do keep in mind though that the author can come off as a bit of a narcistist.
I know I might be retarded for asking this, but what the hell do people get out of this book that makes it a "classic of American literature".
To me it just looks like coming of age story #54663, but where the author is really good at writing as an annoying teenager.
Captures the post-war youth and mindlessness of the the death and change plagued plagued society which evolves as fast as Holden's life, and in which people cannot remain innocent and stick to the old ways, just like Holden cannot remain innocent and childlike.
And yes, he knows how to write like an edgy kid.
Is there even any money in writing novels anymore? Hasn't everyone kind of stopped reading books now adays.
Are you writing a novel? Can you talk about it?
>how many words written so far
>are you satisfied with it
>name of your main protagonist
>short stories collection plus a side collection of flash fiction
>usually whatever weird ideas i have cobbled together from things i see or hear - no youre not having them
>3 short stories that equate to about 50 odd pages, though non will make my final collection and about a dozen flash fiction pieces that are each only a paragraph or two long
>my flash fiction that I'll put online is coming...
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So, any of you read this? How is it?
Requesting stories in which a car crashes either intentionally or unintentionally on behalf of the driver or passengers but they know it's going to crash in advance of it crashing. This asking for recommendation extends beyond literature to films and televisions series and anything else really.
I was going to be deliberately twee and suggest Snow Crash, but you've probably already read it.
Interesting concept, why don't you write it?
There's also a deliberate crash in Sideways, although I've only seen the film.
Do you guys have any good recommendations for books on Chakra or Ki (Chi)?
Yes I know it wont be like in video games or on the animus but Im still interested in reading about them.
The few books Ive looked at so far seem a little to... hippie for me, going more into the "whoa far out duuude" kind of shit i dont want to read about. Though.. perhaps thats inherently what Id be reading about.
Thanks for any help!
This book is propably from either 1599 or 1522 or 1592 it is very old and faded away can anyone help me find more information for this ???
Post all your beautiful haikus here.
>Being serious is for pussies
Shitposting and dank memes
Shout out to the anon who said he was scanning the English version of this. How goes it, brother? The archive is down, what's come of this?
In interest of not emptily bumping this thread here are some artful literary titties.
As am I. Couldn't hurt, though.
I actually found a supposed English copy online for a normal price. Pretty sure the description is accurate, but not sure I really want it on my shelf, especially since I already own Lolita.