There were people on their deathbed awaiting the conclusion of this series.
King might has well have just put "fuck you" in comic sans as the only page of the book. What the fuck happened?
>finish a good book
talk to your girlfriend about it after you make love and are just holding each other under the blankets
What is the 'I lost my dead hardened toenail that had been slowly turning into a green pork scratching' of literature?
Are subcultures simply groups that allow participants to engage in alternative forms of cultural expression, or do they provide participants with the tools to actively resist political and cultural hegemony?
>Are subcultures simply groups that allow participants to engage in alternative forms of cultural expression
for weak readings of alternative, sure.
>do they provide participants with the tools to actively resist political and cultural hegemony?
We should play that game where we draw a scene from a book and others guess where it's from.
Literary confession thread
Any particular reason why The Pale King isn't nearly as memey (not to mention hardly mentioned) on /lit/ as IJ?
I'm planning on reading Infinite Jest this winter
The fact that it's unfinished makes me expect that it'll be completely unsatisfying when over, but I started it recently and the writing is miles and away above Infinite Jest. I loved DFW up to and including Girl with Curious Hair and then IJ just seemed to throw all talent out the window with a really awkward and poor Pynchon impression.
Had a fun run at Wal Mart yesterday, totally nude and lubed. Stole a copy of Deepak Chopra's book "Brotherhood: Dharma, Destiny, and the American Dream". I am new man! I think I would be okay with witnessing a scalping. This is revelation!
I heard something about how Borges used to write stories about books he would want to read himself.
What kind of book would you want to read about if you could make up the basic plot and pick the author who writes it?
Do you think tweeting has any literary value?
Have you read Selected Tweets? Anything of value in it or just nonsensical dribble? Opinions on Mira, David, Tao, Darcie, etc.?
And of course: follow for follow
Did anyone else like this book as much as I did? It's seriously the best dystopian sci-fi ever written.
good non-american, detective fiction?
How much will learning French help with reading original works of French authors? Obviously it would help alot because it is in its original prose, but is there a massive difference between reading a translation and reading the original?
I just recently learned to read French and read Pascal, La Rochefoucauld, and Madame de Lafayette. As far as comprehension goes, it is not very much better than English. But the flow of sound when reading French is certainly more pleasing than English, if you are into that stuff.
waste of time unless you are immersed in the language and living the country day in and day out.
Your french will be too slow and clumsy to ever enjoy reading anything moderately complex. You'll end up just reading the translation instead
Does /lit/ know of any authors who write Twilight Zone type of short stories? The kind with a twist at the end.
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I'm a Dick head aswell. Kepp them coming anon
So wait does Rachel get off to hanging out with guys and then diddling herself to the car?
Why did Benny tack up all those condoms? Everything else so far in this book is great but da fuck is being implied here besides sexual attraction to cars?