Are you loving what you're reading right now, /lit/? If not, I recommend this
I didn't really care for it:
30 pages in: Wow, this is pretty funny, innovative.
60 pages in: Jesus fucking christ! How many goddamn characters are in this!?!?!
100: What the fuck! Is this going anywhere! Will you lay off with this goofy random shit? It's seriously getting old! And how many more fucking characters are going to show up?!? Fuck this! *throws book*, imma go jerk off.
ITT: what we are reading atm
>The Game: Penetrating the Secret Society of Pickup Artists
>Psalm at Journey's End - Erik Fosnes Hansen
>Pandora's Star - Peter F. Hamilton
>Never Let Me Go - Kazuo Ichiguro
The Game takes like two seconds to read dude, it's basically one big anecdote with some commentary thrown in. It pisses me off when people read that and think they've learned something, the point the author is trying to make is the whole "Game" is just a shallow net for shallow fish and a complete waste of time
Eh. I read some of it, Neil Straus is much more sympathetic to it.
Models is much more critical of "the game" and actually provides some decent advice on how to be a more confident, more social, happier person.
>inb4 you're an autist.
Yes. Yes I am, that's why I try and solve my problems through reading about them.
david forster wallwax memes general
>infinite jest, what happens after the end (spoilers OK)
>pale king thoughts
>anyone got the image of him as john cena?
Is there any good m/m romance out there? Or is it all fanfic tier shit?
There's plenty of /lit/ with homoerotic tones if you look at them a certain way, but I can't say I can think of many gay books worth reading.
If you're desperate, you could always read Hogg.
So does anyone actually understand it?
Whose entire body of work is worth reading?
I'd nominate Nietzsche, Hume, Braudel, Kafka, perhaps Nabokov.
Will i enjoy the everlasting man if i loved Orthodoxy?
>go on amazon to look for new books
>>Top 20 Best-Selling Books of All Time
>fifty shades of grey series
>hunger games series
>girl with the dragoon tattoo series
why haven't you read some of the most popular books of all time?
>tfw you've bought 5 more books by the time you finish 1
>tfw you check out five books at the library, read one fully and half of another, then return them all and check out five more
I know that feel. But multiply it by like 8.
At least it's entirely free. And it's a nice feeling you get when you quickly finish 2-3 half read books in a day or so. Sucks when it's a popular book with only a few copies and you have to wait months for it again, though.
>desperately trying to restrain yourself from buying more books
>give in anyway.
I love reading Haruki Murakami. I normally find him very easy to read, don't want to put the book down, and find the themes in his books very relateable (e.g. love, loss, loneliness). I'd go so far as to say I find his writing profound, and even moving at times. However, I have been known to like pleb-tier literature before (ASOIAF, for example) and typically these signs mean that /lit/ will consider him plebeian-tier.
So do you think he is patrician or pleb? Is it possible that he's one of the few writers who manages to deliver genuinely good writing to a wide audience?
I have mixed feelings senpai
I read WUBC first and I still love it. I think it's meditative, I love how dryly funny it can be with its passive narrative voice, and I love the supporting characters.
But then he writes NW and Tsukuru Tazaki which kind of establish their own sort of genre fiction and IMO just use the leftover themes and motifs of WUBC.
He's alright at his worst yet excellent at his best
Hi /lit/, I usually post on /fit/ but I have decided to improve my mind as well as body.
This is my nascent book collection. Please rate what I have and suggest new books to read.
I know I read too much science fiction and fantasy, need some non SF/F suggestions.
We always talk about how fast you read, but how fast do my fellow il/lit/erates type?
test yourself and post results
trash talk others who are slower, feel superior, feel inferior
Are there any books written By pedophiles For pedophiles?
I am curious. I want to take a peak inside a pedophiles' mind.
What will poetry even look like in post-ashbery world /lit/erates?
>God wrote the Bible
>the Bible reads like shit and is incredibly inconsistent
Is God a hack?