who's your /lit/ daddy? pic related
New DeLillo coming out next year
>Zero K' follows billionaire Ross Lockhart whose younger wife, Artis Martineau, has a terminal illness. Ross is a significant investor in a secretive, remote compound where death is controlled and bodies are preserved until medical advances can restore individuals to improved lives. Lockhart hopes Artis can benefit from this pioneering science. 'We are born without choosing to be. Should we have to die in the same manner? Isn’t it a human glory to refuse to accept a certain fate?' Told from the perspective...
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First ime on /lit/. I mostly read philosophy, my favorites being Spinoza's ethics but I've been wanting to get into novels.Not too long. Maybe a couple hundred pages.
Pic related. It's short, it's easy to read and it's philosophical.
Here you go mate.
5cms was pretty mediocre tho. Good looking but shallow without proper characters who lacked character. It made me feel but just about few minutes after it was over.
How do you feel about reading from a book as opposed to an e-reader? Do you agree with those studies that suggest that e-reader users don't retain as much information as the book users?
Every study I've seen was only with screens, not with e-ink, like in your picture. I read on both a kindle and paper books and see no noticeable difference in my comprehension. However, E-books are very portable and you can carry around a whole library, anywhere you go.
>tfw you spend $100 on a leather-bound Bible in English and Latin
My life has become consubstantial with memes. I feel like shit.
Hey guys, quick question. I plan to go to the local state libary, take some adhd medication a, take a notepad with me and read this shit.
Started it once but lost track, will I be able to concentrate? Don't want to leave after 5minutes, and will people look at me like I am some fuckboi? I know this sounds stupid but I am a social retard.
ITT we discuss animals in literature that make better/more interesting characters than humans
#1: Behemoth in "The Master and Margarita"
I like "Behind the bathtub" by Colette Audry, about her dog and herself.
Animals in Kundera's work are also often "real" characters, or at least interesting even when not characters stricto sensu
In a more fictional (and anthropomorphic) way, I liked "City" by Clifford D. Simak
When I write, at my main character invariably has a name that starts with E.
Do you have any weird habits when you write?
Do you ever think about, if you became a famous author, if there was a quirk you'd be famous for?
Every main character I write is always in average strength or weaker strength physically. They are never really the bravest of the group either. Normally those two traits fall onto side characters. The main character never develops to be stronger/braver than them, either.
Still not sure if this is a bad thing or not.
Post your favorite novel of all time.
I always felt like this book was criminally underrated.
Why are her books so fucking comfy?
>The Accidental Tourist
>Ladder of Years
I'm jumping straight into pic related. How many times will I have to read this book before I understand? Any good guides out there?
Hey /lit/ what books should I read to become a certified patrician?
>there are people on /lit/ who actually read translations
Why would you do that? It's like watching a film upside down.
I don't have time to waste learning other languages when I have so many books to read and I'm already native in the language best suited to reading the widest range of literature on the planet.
I'm new here. Currently I just read Fantasy, but I want to read these clever things I see here. But... How I start? What book I start? And what Autor?
The Iliad and The Odyssey
1) It'll appeal to your fantasy tastes
2) You'll be reading true patrician lit
3) Starting with the Greeks
So, what was the thing that Maxine saw in Gabriel Ice's basement?
Reading is for FAGS, right? Right? —Ahem, no I read, just not this pomo shit. I can talk intelligently about, like, Franzen and Murakami and Nabokov... I read the first third of Lolita, I can discuss it. So much elitism. Pynchon is just garbled nonsense, deny it. Even I, yes me, couldn't get through that trainwreck called Gravity's Rainbow.