Hello? Are you serius? Why is this book so popular?
Dante was a fucking idiot
What are your /lit/ approved podcasts?
And before anyone begins with BEE's, don't. It's god awful and he's a hack.
What is your favorite sentient non-human being in SFF?
General: http://i.imgur.com/r55ODlL.jpg/ / http://i.imgur.com/gNTrDmc.jpg/
>That's the furries in space meme book?
>The furriness isn't more than a few sentences a few books in, unless there's stuff in Legacy (I'm 4/5, mostly through Homecoming). Butchering is mostly confined to pidgin, but it makes an effectively jarring mask over some mindsets that would feel far less convincingly alien without.
Which country has the most patrician culture?
>the protagonist is supposedly the one writing the book
From an aesthetic standpoint, what is the most beautiful language?
Is Cyberpunk a dead sub-genre?
I never read All Quiet on the Western Front, Ive wanted to but it seems shitty and lame
>look at my dying main characters!
At least A Farewell to Arms and other World War 1 stories have some subtlety about their tragedy fetish
How kind of the publishing industry to label all shit books for plebs so we don't buy them by mistake.
>Not buying a bunch of penguins so that you can have a flock
Hey /lit/, what are some books that changed your perspectives on life and contributed to your self development, maturity, etc.?
You can most certainly recommend entry level literature. For instance, I read "Shogun" when I was really young and up untill this day the whole "shikata ga nai" perspective is still pretty strong in me. Hesse's Sidharta, also made a mark on me. Same with Seneca and Marcus Aurelius.
>I was legitimately criticized for an offhand remark about philosophy, so I’ve been reading books about philosophy, trying to catch up. The process of science, you could make a reasonable claim, is actually natural philosophy.
>mfw Bill Guy the Science Nye is finally seeing the light
Some day he might even reject the whole study of science. I'll be so proud of him when that happens.
>this guy is 50 and is probably reading plato for the first time
Recommend me some good literature for improving your writing
To add to this shitty OP, I really want to learn how to do creative writing well, with humor mixed in for good measure. I don't even know where to begin, how the fuck does someone learn to write better? I'm beginning to think that me not being able to be creative with writing is more a symptom of just having a very inactive mind. I don't know!
>“As a mother of five, with another one on the way, my ironing board is always up.”
This is supposed to be grammatically incorrect... why is that? The meaning is clear
the sentence has other problems but grammar is not one of them.
for example it is implying that all mothers of five (presumably children) will always have ironing boards that are up. this is not necessarily the case. the children could all have grown up and left home, or maybe they prefer unironed clothes. this kind of problem can be found in almost all sentences that begin "as a <member of subgroup>, ..." which preclude individuality.
How would you grade Vonnegut's work?
What does /lit/ think of his body of work?
Epic Hitchslap videos aside, I always enjoyed his articles in Vanity Fair and his published essays.
His book on the Clintons is excellent.
Many of his articles were very entertaining.
I don't care for his atheism stuff, though he is right about Islam, I think. I'm not sure whether I agree with him about the war in Iraq, but his point's compelling.
I think he was a real English man of feeling, which made him a good journalist.
I say this as one of those "Christian morons" he might have "Hitchslapped"
What does /lit/ think of this book?