What are your thoughts on The Folio Society? I have some books, and I really like them, but I'm not sure if it's worth the price. Fucking expensive for a book.
Which books permanently undermined or transformed your world-view and do you like the change they made?
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I want some extremely batshit esoteric philosophy. Something almost /x/ tier but not quite. What's the craziest philosophy still worth reading?
WHO PAID YOU TO GRAB THE ENTERTAINMENT?
LOTTA LOYALTY FOR A HIRED SON!
What does /lit/ think about the recent booktuber trend?
>reading a philosophical book
>the introduction/notes by translator are harder to read and comprehend than the actual text of the book
Why do people do this?
>I, for one,
Give me the devastatingly obvious reason why Not Bill Murray could not have been Junot Diaz.
My girlfriend is getting investors together to try to open up a small bookstore, but she's going to try for a different angle, it's going to be small and carry mainly great works of philosophy and literature in Norton editions and things like that, and she's going to have coffee and t-shirts and posters and busts and stuff.
Basically, her idea is to cater to hipsters, I think. Just wondering if you think it's going to be successful, because I haven't told her otherwise yet.
This is the only part of the draw that will really pull business. Just like gyms, the food she sells will be incredibly important, like it or not. She needs to really learn about good coffees (african, geisha, etc) and be able to put out really decent pastries and sandwiches. Also important is excellent wifi, USB plugs etc, comfy couches, ambience. Pure bookstores (unless you are at a beach community and own the property) have real problems without a service aspect.
I'd happily shop there if they had any kind of loyalty rewards program or other discounts.
That's really the biggest draw for bookstores for me, to make them competitive with online sources. Most bookstores are able to order anything you want anyway.
>captcha is coffee
So it has all of the viability of an independent bookshop in the era of Amaz*n, but with less appeal to mass tastes. I want to believe this can work desu. It depends on where it is located (i.e., a metropolitan area with a well-educated critical mass).
why didn't anyone tell me this was so comfy??? i'm like two hundred pages in. already excited for Odyssey and Aeneid.
Is Lattimore best for Odyssey too, or just for Iliad? I read somewhere that Fagles is best Odyssey and Fitzgerald is best Aeneid -- how accurate is this?
first and foremost though, this shit is cooooozy. Achilleus is being a dick to the Achaians right now and i'm just wondering when the trojan horse comes in (dont tell me tho)
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ok I'm readin this and I think its OK. but i see everyone here thinks Murakami is a fucking hack.
so I have to ask: who does what Murakami is attempting to do better?
Most people here are talking about/hating the rest of his body of work, which is more surreal.
This is a pretty cut and dry coming of age manic pixie romance, and I kinda liked it, but it's not like most of his other stuff.
Post 1 out of 5 reviews of your favorite books. Pic related is a review of TBK.
Trying to re-learn Spanish. I took a few years in college nearly a decade ago, so I guess I'm just a little past beginner.
Any good books or stories to read in Spanish that aren't too hard? People have suggested I just read translated Harry Potter and stuff but that seems boring.
Platero y yo
Pedro y el capitan
Borges is not that hard to read
All memes and shitty lists aside... What 5 fictional novels do you think are the best ever written? Post your top 5.
anyone out here got a literary agent? how'd you find them? what was the query process like?