after reading DFW's e unibus pluram (what does that mean?), what has happened in literature since? i mean that was back in 1990
Can you improve yourself with self help books if you apply the knowledge or is it mental masturbation?
No you can't. If you do manage to, you were so terribly flawed in the first place that the little help you did get probably only helped lube up your ego.
What were the stuff one should know about kindle paperwhite? I remember something about a new firmware or flahsing some new OS and using Calibre to access epub and stuff. Anyone have a wiki page or an infographic detailing the process and stuff? Is it still a thing?
I dropped Gravity Rainbow after 200 pages, I got this one today. What am I in for?
There were enormous passages where nothing was going on. Also the language was kind of difficult to go through. I don't know but I had to force myself to write it and didn't get anything enjoyable from it.
damn. why isn't this shit taught in schools?
cause he has better books.
Definitive Ishiguro Power Ranking:
>Canonical masterpiece tier
The Unconsoled - S
>Beloved classic tier
The Remains of the Day - A+
The Buried Giant - A+
>Delightful intro tier
Cellists - A
Crooner - B
>Flawed but touching tier
Never Let Me Go - B+
>Novel experimentation tier
A Pale View of Hills - B
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Hi guys, the weather's getting nice and I'd like to read outside but I don't want to look weird. I don't want people thinking "wew, what kind of fucked up kid reads alone like this" while reading on the park or elsewhere in town.
What are good places where it's considered normal to read alone?
What's your favorite Shakespeare? I personally really like The Tempest.
How come people tell you to read more books every time you say something that isn't smart or every time you say something that begs some questions or something? Do people really think that just reading any old book will make you smarter? I'm sure that only if you have a dictionary with you could some story possibly give you new words, or if you were reading a book on a certain subject could it possibly make you more knowledgeable in that particular field. What the fuck lit?
So, what are some books about the UK going down the pan?
Know any good and surreal cosmic horror sci fi novels, /lit/? But nothing from H.P. Lovecraft.
In the same line, is Machen any good? Great God Pan seems pretty rad.
who are some philosophers that BTFO marx?
Explain the appeal of this work to me, please.
I'm about 30% through it and while I'm pretty sure I "get it" so far and it isn't that confusing or anything, it is very, very boring. It is neither funny or particularly interesting, most of the time.
I feel like I'm going through a needlessly tedious read just to "get" a rather simple, basic insight (a good one, but something I don't need this book for).
It's a less erudite and less daring version of Pynchon's musings on the shady, comic side of war and the vaudeville absurdity of the U.S military wrapped within a linear, conventional narrative structure. But since it's coming from a firsthand perspective of WW2 and isn't blatantly fictitious it's still unique and interesting enough to stand on its own.
WESTERN CANON OMG THE UNIVERSE WITHIN ITS PAGES! - no, but still pretty good.
what do I expect?
Why does /lit/ recommends this to people? I started reading (up to page 100 now) and it's very boring and mediocre. It's not even funny, if that's what it's supposed to be. Do you guys like it just because Ignatius is a parody of a intellectual NEET?
Protip: You can't.