I gotta say /lit/ you've inspired me
What are your guilty pleasures /lit/?
I'm planning on working on a book, somewhat inspired by Crime and Punishment, about an Orthodox nun who murders a corrupt bishop.
Is it a decent premise? or is it shit?
Post the last book you've read, what you thought of it, the book you're reading now or planning to read, your age, and where you're from.
>Bankerott: book about the Norwegian banking crisis. Same old reasons as any other bank crisis and imo way to much filler.
>ekstremisme kjennetegn: Norwegian book about extremism, what is extreme and now to deal with it. Good so far but i can feel a left wing bias.
Norway, 18 years old.
What's the second most patrician religion, after Catholicism?
What makes Shakespeare so great? I have read a number of his plays and while they were all enjoyable, I'm not understanding what makes him such a major pillar of English literature.
Not a "Shakespeare is a hack" thread, just legit want to learn what makes him great.
Shakespeare in this venture to say that the only thing that is privileged and exempt from my disclosure or distribution is a very nice to have boilerplate reduction of etymology. In other words, get doubles
Starting a /lit/ reading group
if you're interested reply with possible book/novella/short story/essay's we can read
Will put replies in strawpoll to decide.
form for skype room invite
What would you like to see in a fantasy set in ancient Greek times?
Does a book need to do more than tell a good tale to be enjoyable?
Does a book have to be filled with social/political/philosophical commentary/theory to be good?
I've been lurking here for a while and its really confusing to me as to what makes you guys tick. Seems like a good plot and being decently/well written just isn't enough for you guys.
Mind shedding some light on this for me?
>Does a book have to be filled with social/political/philosophical commentary/theory to be good?
if you're a critical theorist
if you appreciate literature in general, then you want to learn something new about how people think by, more or less, seeing it done on the page.
you want to feel like you've lived a bit of other people's lives. not just watching a bunch of events happen like a movie but feeling it and experiencing it and gaining from it when you're...
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Is there any reason to read this shit?
At the top of my head, The Catcher in the Rye seems like the most obvious choice, but what other novels are there?
> I'm not counting poetry because I'm currently resorting to only reading poems in my native language.
Where do you guys get your digital e-books?
Trying to find Dennis Wheatley stuff compatible with a kindle has been a nightmare
Haven't read much literature overall.
Can read English reasonably well.
Could I enjoy Pynchon? or do I need to really understand English langauge or some deep shit
I want to read the Catcher in the Rye, but i am not fluent in english, so i will read a translate to spanish, i want to ask if i really can do that?
I mean, i've read here that certain books are not worth to read in another than their original language (Infinite Jest to be more precise) and i also experienced that by myself reading Alice in Wonderland
I think you are talking about reading it in english
Have you ever read a book in not your mother tongue?
Is scary as fuck to me, i'll read it in spanish or i will not read it at all, i only want to know if it's not a bad idea
Bibliotik's been down for some time, what's up with that?
It is run by incompetent nitwits with egos the size of Texas, and I suspect that their technical support does this as a part time thing, or else has more interest in books than servers and tries to address issues using google.
and if that fails sign up for overdrive with your local library or university.