What's the biggest book you've read?
What are some good books about the general history of Persia, the Arab Peninsula, Zoroastrianism, and Islam? Really just middle eastern history in general, but I'll start there
Sup, /lit/. What can you tell me about the rivalry between siblings in King Lear? What are the key points to address?
I work in a bookstore
Today a girl who looks like Lolita asked me to show her Lolita.
Everyday for two months this homeless man would come into my store and ask for a piece of paper, pencil, and what the date was.
He did this because "There is a dilemma, the world is in danger"
He would then spend hours "solving" these dilemmas which always started with the date, and then leave saying "The dilemma is over. We are safe today"
He spoke fluent French
I have not seen him in weeks and I worry
Let's test our characterization abilities.
Post a picture of someone controversial, make an even further controversial claim about said person, then support that claim.
Bill Cosby did nothing wrong.
William Cosby grew up in a segregated community, forcing a niche community into being the only thing he knew. His grandma raised him out from the streets, as she saw he was a hard worker.
The streets don't easily -
this takes too much effort
Bill Cosby wa
>Bill Cosby did nothing wrong.
Bill Cosby is black and black people can do no wrong, if anything he did was inappropriate it was probably the result of jim crow and redlining, whities btfo
Have you ever fallen in love with a character from a novel?
I unironically fell in love with Marya from War and Peace.
No dude that book was about getting shitfaced and fighting wars
>where should i start
>never read anything by him
>if this is a common thread i didnt know/ sorry
How to into Céline?
What's the meme status on this book?
Reading Dennis Rodman's book "Bad As I Wanna Be". In it he, describes the first time he met Madonna. A magazine wanted them posing together for a photoshoot. During the shoot, they got hot and heavy, and had sex as soon as the photographer left. Rodman says his junk is huge and that Madonna often called him "the perfect male specimen".
This is the photoshoot they met doing, image from the book.
Why the fuck am I reading this? Why is it so critically...
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Tell me about the main ideals found in Candide. I don't feel like reading it.
I knew I should have said >inb4 le homework
I'm a college student studying everything except philosophy and this has nothing to do with homework. The semester is over now anyways it's December.
You're travelling and you can only pick one of these books with you:
"The Road" - Cormac McCarthy
"Shadows of Forgotten Ancestors" - Carl Sagan, Ann Druyan
"Hatchet" - Gary Paulson
Was this fat literal retard the hero of Lord of the Rings? He's basically a midget mong, though. When Frodo is leaving he's willing to drown himself just to not be left behind.
If Frodo had not pulled him by his stupid hair he would have just drowned and Frodo would be revered for his experimental eugenics.
How does one get into Arthurian lore? Is there such a thing as chronological reading or obligated stories?
Arthur did nothing wrong.
It's because of the invaders in Europe. Oh sorry, "refugees".
When writing a novel and throwing ideas around, do you guys ever have to fight the urge to make a sort of "Extended Universe" for the novel, i.e., wanting to write full stories involving characters other than the protagonist that are well outside the original scope of your novel?
In general, I suppose EUs aren't bad, but most of the time they feel less genuine than the original tale and seem prone to becoming stale.
i just write whatever i feel like and cut the extraneous bits. they strengthen the main story by way of making you informed of the depth that isn't going to make it in the final cut.
also stop calling it expanded universe you genre pleb