hey /lit/ my sister keeps bugging me to read this book. what am in for?
It's literally about brother sister incest. Why is she...?
Can we agree that this is the only YA series worth reading?
Shit was like Infinite Jest for kids.
ayyyy >>7485657 Yeah of all the literature I read throughout my youth this was the series that encouraged me to expand my horizons. Count Olaf quoting Philip Larkin just before
just before his deathserved as the gateway. I can't say with total certainty that the most literate among us would love it as much.
So I want to give my friend's kids books for Christmas, /lit/. Last year I gave them pic related. I sort of look back to my childhood and the books I liked reading when I was their ages (7 and 9, now). But I thought I'd ask around for recommendations.
Personally, I was into the classic cannon. The Time Machine, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Around the World in 80 Days, Treasure Island, shit like that. People kept giving me crummy "age appropriate" pulp fiction, though, and I always hated it.
Have you considered Kevin Crossley-Holland's Arthur trilogy? I figure if you think they're old enough for whores, alcohol, and existentialism, then they're probably old enough for bastard sons, sieges, and patricide.
Might be able to grab them on ThriftBooks for ten bucks plus shipping.
What is it you like about the style of a writer you love to read?
I like how McCarthy uses detailed description of character's seemingly mundane actions to set up the scene and tone. Then what sparse dialogue he has carries more weight even than Hemingway's iceberg. My favourite piece of his writing is the blacksmith scene in Child of God, it exemplifies it perfectly. You can see a great writer emerge in a handful of pages.
>reading in public
>person asks me what am I reading
>Plague by Camus
>making a face like the not bad meme and pretending to recognise the book or the author
>I can see they havno no fucking clue whatsoever
>reading in public
>guy asks me what im reading
>show him my copy of totalitarianism in the tundra
>he smirks cooly and a light whisper of a morning sunset growls across his lips
>cool he says and walks off
What a fuckin pleb i bet hes never even heard of it,
What's the difference between "?!" and "!?"?
Why is writing poetry so difficult?
I'm attempting to write some vaporwave-themed fiction.
What are some good character names?
How the common vernacular of today might have ruined story telling of the past
>oedipus reaches the sphinx and hears it's riddle
Says Oedipus, "Oh man..."
>be at boarding school
>full of normies
>there's only one girl i've ever met who wasn't a total whore
>my chad roommate just fucked her in the backseat of somebody else's car
>i've had enough
>sleep tight, ya morons
>don't go to pencey preparatory tomorrow
Existence... well, what does it matter?
I exist on the best terms I can
The past is now part of my future
The present is well out of hand
I want to learn a new language by reading/translating a book from its native tongue to English. I don't have a set language in mind, but I want to choose one of the following:
Has anyone done this? Any suggestions on a book? Language? Any tips at all?
>Has anyone done this? Any suggestions on a book? Language? Any tips at all?
The Harry Potter series is available in text and audio form in pretty much any language you can think of, plus you can tell yourself "10 year old native children can handle this, I can too" while you read it for a psychological boost
Fight Club Thread
Is Chomsky's lack of aesthetic/continental appeal beyond critiquing political economy the reason why he has not inspired much change in the United States?
I'm halfway through this.
Guys, what the fuck am I reading?
Post some funny books that are not A confederacy of dunces