Post your top 10 booklist here!
Here's mine in no particular order! ^-^
It - Stephen King
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
A Song of Ice and Fire Series - George R R Martin
The Chronicles of Narnia - C S Lewis
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
The Da Vinci Code - Dan Brown
Memoirs of a Geisha - Arthur Golden
The Joy Luck Club - Amy Tan
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory - Roald Dahl
Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter - Seth Grahame-Smith
1. The Screwtape Letters, by C.S. Lewis
2. The Stand, by Stephen King
3. Red Dragon, by Thomas Harris
4. The Thin Red Line, by James Jones
5. Fear of Flying, by Erica Jong
6. The Silence of the Lambs, by Thomas Harris
7. Stranger in a Strange Land, by Robert A. Heinlein
8. Fuzz, by Ed McBain
9. Alligator, by Shelley Katz
10. The Sum of All Fears, by Tom Clancy
If you could reveal your thoughts and reasoning behind the choices, as this is a discussion board, that would be preferable.
At any rate, the choice of picture is admirable. Sun-bronzed thighs, calves and feet are divine.
Alright everyone, show off your poetry collection and gives recs, talk about favorite poets, and just chill in general.
How do you get your ebooks, /lit/?
What is the oldest metaphysical thought created by man?
From what I understand it is Indian philosophy of the Vedic period.
Any recommended introductory texts?
What's the best way to learn more about poetry? I love a good poem but my critical understanding never evolves beyond "ooh, that's pretty". Id like to better understand how poems are structured and how different elements are weaves together in a given piece.
So, what are the best books or websites devoted to the study of poetry?
Get in here if you're read any/all of My Struggle.
i just started the second book; the scene where he's at the baby song event with his daughter and all he can think about is fucking the instructor is p funny
not sure if i'm going to read all six of them though
i was super into 'the birthday party' excerpt that i read in some article. he's really clear and eloquent, thoughtful and detailed about each specific wandering of the mind, all the little biases, and without going into the realm of joycean stream of consciousness.
i liked the bit where he talked about modern food trends. kids eating couscous and salad while unhappy, whereas they could be happy and eat chicken and cake. thought of it as a little parallel of stem and humanities, though him and i have obvious bias towards the latter. the rigorously numerical...
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Hey /lit/ there are Huxley "acid saves my life and psychedelics are good" but where do I find all the writings about how much I fucking hate psychedelics? Thx.
What did he mean by this?
"On the first part of the journey
I was looking at all the life
There were plants and birds and rocks and things
There was sand and hills and rings
The first thing I met was a fly with a buzz
And the sky with no clouds
The heat was hot and the ground was dry
But the air was full of sound
I've been through the desert on a horse with no name
It felt good to be out of the rain
In the desert you can remember your name
'Cause there ain't no one for to give you no pain
Pa. Why are eggs breakfast?
You can put bacon on lunch.
But if you put eggs on stuff it becomes breakfast?
The man spat and said the eggs are not for this world or from this world they come from the chicken but the chicken knows it not.
He wiped his chin and spat.
THE NIGGER AND THE CAT AND THE DOG AND THE MAN WENT TO THE BARN AND THE FARM AND THE RANCH AND THE PLACE WITH ANIMALS
NIGGER SAYS THE MAN
WHAT ASKED THE NIGGER
NIGGER SAYS MAN.
YE SAID THE CAT THE CAT.
THE MAN AND HIS HANDS AND HIS FEET AND HIS EYES MURDERED THE NIGGER. HE GRABBED HIS KNIFE AND HIS GUN AND TIPPED HIS COWBOY HAT AS HE STUCK THE KNIFE INTO THE NIGGERS EYES AND TWISTED IT TWIRLING THE BRAIN INSIDE. HE THEN SHOT THE NIGGER IN THE HEAD AND THE ARM AND THE LEG AND THE CHEST AND HE SPAT AND RODE ON. THE END.
Read 'Essays and Aphorisms' first, or 'On the Fourtold Root'?
I realize that Fourtold is his first, and that he fortells the reader to read this before his main work (The World as Woll and Representation), and that 'Essays' is based on his last work, but I'm in a dive-in just-read-aphorisms mood.
Will jumping straight into 'Essays' be bad without any understanding to his previous work?
Ye, Aphorisma has some good Kantian introduction that I skipped for the most part because of knowing Nietzsche and Heidegger. LETS DO THIS
Post here all those obscure and fuzzy memories of books you've read in the past but cant remember. I'll start:
I got it in 2004 or 5, it was a shitty YA book about a kid who liked this burn victim qt from school, and then something happened and earth was being evacuated, and they gave out the lists of who was saved, and she wasnt on it and he was upset. it ended with him being in the shuttle and some terrorist killing the pilots and hijacking the craft. It was a series of books i believe. help me out here /lit/
I got it from a book fair I think . the cover was bluish with the outline of a person on it. Again it was a low fair middle school sci-fi book so nothing special. I wish I could remember what the "thing" was that happened. I just remember parts of the book. One of the people on the spacecraft was pregnant? The main character talked about the girl getting bullied for her ugly appearance and that's how he started talking to her. I remember a part where there were school(?) busses lined up,and the commanders...
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What are some examples of plato's elitism in the Crito and Republic?
when he tells that oppressed macedonian that he wouldnt be homeless if he would pull himself up by his bootstraps. he really didnt understand a thing about institutionalized racism. he was
paternalistic towards carthaginians as well
Hi lit. Can you guys help me identify any of these books please?
everyone's favorite booktuber is now a NY times best selling author. have you read zenith yet?
What are some novels/short stories/poems that can be worked out and 'solved' like a puzzle?