>these are the vocabulary words in the first 3 1/2 fucking pages of La Bas that I had to use google to look up the definition for. I kept them in a little notebook, this is fucking inane, it took me like an hour to get through these pages.
Lachrymose, Veracity, Sinew, Lanuginous, Diction, Fetid, Eulogize, Apothosize, Repudiate, Veritable, Baseness, Seditious, Adulating, Imbued, Erudition, Interminable, Harangues, Inchoate.
INSPECTION,show me your pass code before you keep lurking the board.
Post ending in:
0= Doesn't eat food for an entire day
5= Disregards distractions (Porn/Tv/Magazines,etc) for a day
7=Sleeps on the floor tonight
Dubs= Does everything cold including the night(Shower/beverages/little clothes/sheets/food)
9= Makes a vow of silence (1 day)
Everything else is your sophist safe card for the day.(We know Protagoras bought your way out) Move along
How is it /lit/?
It is just a timewasting doorstop?
Post modernist garbage. I had to stop when the author goes off on a 3 page tangent about how a character impressed some girls at a bar.
What's the best bible translation? I got some NVR edition, good for joints, not much else.
Why should I read stories about some old fu*ks drinking wine and talking about nonexistent gods before reading anything else? Western thinking is a mess and /lit/ memes are the worst.
I am going to get banned from /lit/ now, simply because of the last 2 words in my post
I am bored and am depending on this board to create a few emotional short stories for me to read to some friends for kicks.
doesn't have to be real obviously but something that will make you feel emotional or perhaps laugh would be ideal
Who are the best authors at clean prose?
Someone who uses no adverbs, adjectives, dialogue tags; other than said, yelled, whispered.
Someone who pays attention to the rhythm of stresses.
Someone who has clear pane prose rather than stained glass prose.
Someone where they pull off description, while mixing setting, character, and plot into a single sentence.
Someone who allows the words to drive the story, rather than take one out of the story.
ITT: Sum up a book as briefly as possible
A bachelor's ennui
Anybody read Columbine by David Cullen? Thoughts on the book? The biggest discovery I made reading the book was Columbine intended to be a bombing and not a shooting. Estimates of more than 500 dead if the bombs did go off. The book draws comparisons to In Cold Blood by Capote.
Yes, they did. In memory of the Timothy McVeigh bombing, they decided to do the bombing on April 19th. Due to issues with ammo, they decided to wait one more day until they carried out the attack.
How many words can you skip and still claim to have read a particular book?
What's the most problematic book you've ever read? I'd have to say pic related. Islamophobic, fear-mongering piece of garbage written by and for white males
lol you think that was problematic, you only managed to understand the most superficial meaning of the book.
What does /lit/ think of Somerset Maugham?