Guys I just had a fantastic idea for a book.
There are some dudes who are going for a long ass journey through the American South. Most of the time nothing really happens, and I'll just write some long passages about the landscape, but that'll be punctuated with really intense, brief violence.
That's not even the best part. I'm thinkin about having some sort of enigmatic antagonist who's less like an actual person but more just like a force of nature.
Think anyone would read something like this?
>half way through
>already think this might be the best book I've ever read
Let's talk about it.
can anyone recommend some rudimentary philosophy texts
I'd recommend listening to some of the Yale freshman philosophy lecture series on youtube and from there pursue some of the texts and writers you find interesting. Just being handed assorted texts will be frustrating and less productive beginning for you
Alternatively, you could look into Plato's dialogues. After reading one, look up analyses and lectures on whatever you read. It's a good start to philosophy, most of them are short, and Plato's dialogues are weirdly stimulating (for me, at least).
I honestly don't know shit about political theory & I rly want to get into it. help me out here, /lit/
/ic/gd/ here. Sorry to bother you but I was wondering if you could tell me what your favorite book covers are and maybe a tidbit on why.
I have to design a book cover and I can't tell if clever simple illustrations/graphics are better or dramatic illustrations of scenes.
Which Goosebumps book is your favorite? This is probably mine
This one, probably. Why doesn't /lit/ have its own children's horror series?
Tell me what /lit/ thinks of the Hyperion Cantos by Dan Simmons
breddy gud. although i cringe whenever they introduce time travel.
i liked how the Vatican were painted, and the reason the AIs were using humanity really should have been the basis of the Matrix films, instead of using them as power sources.
Can we have a cyberpunk and other -punk recommendation thread? I'll start:
Altered Carbon - Richard K. Morgan.
The Windup Girl - Paolo Bacigalupi. (biopunk, but still cool)
Vurt. But Paolo beats it. I love the crank-battery things and it being a Sci/Thai/fi
I don't get it.
how do you make a novel go on without it getting boring?
I honestly think 90% of published novels are terribly written, and most of them use 4th grade techniques such as spamming descriptive words like "When the beautiful sunset came from the nightingale I rose upon my bedsheets."
That is what most novels look like to me which is why I don't bother reading.
I am a published author and I don't know how to write a complete novel that is constantly attention grabbing and high quality. What do people do to keep you reading?
>The question was then put as to whether there were on Mars or other planets in the void men or creatures like them and at this the judge who had returned to the fire and stood half naked and sweating spoke and said that there were not and that there were no men anywhere in the universe save those upon the earth.
>The universe is no narrow thing and the order within it is not constrained by any latitude in its conception to repeat what exists in one part in any other part. Even in this world more things exist without our...
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a) the universe is too big to comprehend b) too big, containing too much to allow for multiples c) whatever order you can grasp to reality was put there by you to make it easier for yourself.
Is he not wrong about statement b? Larger universe would allow for more opportunities to produce the conditions necessary for life.
Do statement a and statement c not contradict his own stated mission of becoming the "suzerain" of the earth and knowing all there is to know?
what do they have besides the guy on the pic?
What is the best faerie literature? Anything specifically about them; I can't find anything using Google.
What do you guys think of Scott Lynch's work? Personally, I love it
How do I contact him? I'm willing to either write a letter or an email to him.