do you know any podcast completely british? they can read books or whatever, the point is being totally british.
I'd like to improve my capacity as a listener (since I'm not a native speaker) the problem is, American is so much easier to me than Brit, and I found so many "british" podcast that has only the host as one, then every single time the guest is American.
thank you kindly
pic unrelated, but It's a good book
What's some literature that deals with coping with a low attention span?
Can anyone here attest to the quality of pocket editions by La Découverte? Mbembe's Critique in pocket edition is half the price of the paperback but I'm wondering whether it'll fall apart by next year and what the page margins are like.
Hey /lit/, first time poster here and I am curious what your thought about Dorst's and Abrams' "S," are.
I am from Germany and the book was released just a few weeks ago here in a translated edition. I totally fell in love with the book - sure the style is sometimes not the best and most interesting but the whole Kafka, Pychon and pulp adventure author references made me smile. The whole meta- and hyper-text idea was handled in an entertainign and not dumb way.
Bonus points for the fact that it touched me on a personal level since I also studied...
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How do you deal with a situation where exposition seems necessary?
Let's say I was writing a novel set in the future, where it was legal to marry and have sex with animals (I'm not). How do you introduce something like that?
"Casual" details are usually my way to go. Say you have just a normal guy as a protagonist, and the he just enters his flat. Create an encounter with his neighbour, with or without the animal he is married to. Give a few sentences about him, which are meaningful enough.
"It was a letter from the city vet. "For Rex Dunphy", it said. I wondered what was wrong with him. Joe and Rex have been married for almost a year now, but they were living together, in this block, way before any of us current neigbours moved in. Way before the new laws have paseed....
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>He turned off his alarm clock, got dressed, and went outside for his usual contemplative morning walk. The first thing that met him as he stepped out of the door was the singing of birds.
> by the way, you can marry and have sex with animals in this universe, jest lettin u know. but the birds are not usually the preferred choice. God I hate liberalism
Casual details are more sophisticated and lend to better world building, but you have to ask yourself what you value more - an immersive experience or an interesting narrative voice.
In OPs example, it could be done as >>7567448 has done it, or it could be done in a more narrative-oriented focus like
"Joe went back to his flat and kissed his wife who was a cat. Yeah, this is the future - they marry animals now."
This narrative-focus is definitely more popular.
and done well in books like The Martian
What sort of notes do you keep when reading non-fiction?
I feel like I can only remember the main point of the book, and after a few months barely remember anything specific at all.
Any suggestions or ways you've been taught how to read 'better'?
Since this place has gone to shit anyway let's talk about the most interesting literary trend in recent years: fanfiction. It's like a series written by a thousand authors! Genre fic taken to a whole new extreme! The perfect shit to read while you pinch off a loaf, so you don't have any transcendental epiphanies ruined by the stank of your own offal!
What fandoms do you read, Anon?
The only fandom I remember was a mesh of 40k and NGE. It was well crafted but the mixing of settings ruins the emotional chaos that is NGE.
It is not exactly its own world but there is something to take away from it and shows some structural insight that you may not have encountered before reading the fandom
It is a study of sorts in its own right/
Recommend essays on mankind's search for meaning and ultimate goal. A Judeo-Christian theological scope is fine, and Eastern philosophy is also welcomed.
I'm looking for something particular.
Something to do with hitmen, operators, lone wolf types.
Nothing too Rainbow Six-ish or Clancyesque. Hopefully something that wasn't designed to be one-of-a-series, although I'm not opposed if it's well done/reviewed.
How about it? Can anyone point me in the right direction?
Also Robert Ludlum and Alistair McClain are pretty acceptable stuff for the genre of "thriller".
What is literature?
What's a "country"? Who are "the
people"? What are "politicians"? Who knows. I just wanted to become a
president. All I need is to hear the empty click of this gun and my
dreams will come true!
Solipsism is stupid; just as one soul came from nothing, the same process could have created everyone around you. Get your head out of your solipsism books and LIVE!
While I am at it; metaphysical woo-woo is stupid too. The same process that created the metaphysical soul from nothing could be capable of creating physical matter. Get your head out of your buddhism books and LIVE!
Post some of your favorite contemporary italian books
can't find #Bookz on IRC, ED is down.
toast some info this way pls
D/L Hex chat. Use Undernet. Channel #bookz. @search [author or book]
Accept the rar/zip. Look through txt file for what you want. Make sure that user is online. Copy paste the line into the chat. Accept download. Ta da.
What are other good forums for talking about literature?
>no reddit plz
Can anybody recognize the titles of these books?