hey guys just finished my last exam. time to go on 4chan now. cuz you know, it's not like I can't do that after school or on weekends(retards). what are some good summer time books?
What's the best read order?
Chronological? Order in which they were written? Something else?
I want to do it "right" the first time.
Here you go.
Stick to the Frank books. The later ones are excrement.
First you read messiah, then god emperor, chapterhouse if you want and then the opriginal and children of dune.
Yuo can skip chapterhouse btw but after children of dune you might want to read heretics and sandworms of dune.
Oh just try reading it in order of God Emperor of Dune, Dune Messiah, Dune, then Chapterhouse, then Children of Dune.
Quite an experience.
what are /lit/'s opinions on the Foundation series?
cool or cuck?
Where to start with Hannah Arendt?
What are some good books about accepting the fact that everything is shit and getting worse until you die?
Cosy defeatism/fatalism, if you will.
Epictetus is good. And not just because his name makes me think "epic taters," every single time.
To paraphrase: If you are distressed by anything external, the pain is not due to the thing itself, but to your estimate of it; and this you have the power to revoke at any moment.
TL;DR: Don't let it get to you.
is it /lit/core or /drug/core and could you post more /drug/core
burroughs - junky (just dope things back in the old days)
welsh - trainspotting (also skagboys and porno, skagboys is about the first taste and then the descent into addiction, p good stuff)
bukowski - everything, it's all about being a sloppy alcoholic
kerouac - big sur (late stage alcoholism and depression, powerful stuff desu, heavy on the feels)
got your enjoyable plebcore base right there
I have started with the Greeks and resumed with the Romans.
My question is after I have continued with the Christians, do I then Ruminate with the Renascence men? or do I back up to the Byzantines?
And at which time do I adventure with the Arabs and examine the east Asians?
Songs that remind you of books
Has anyone here read the series? That is, the four books on each archetype.
what did u think?
allow me to post meme relating to black man and the king word next to it (get ready this is hilarious): we wuz kings (the implication being that blacks were never kings but they try to make shakespeare and egypt black to justify them not being inherently inferior to the white man)
consider yourselve BTFO
wanna argue that blacks were kings? not kings as we understand it. they were kings, maybe in etiopia, but they werent civilized and hence the WE WUZ KINGS meme is valid to combat that idea
Is Advaita Vedanta the end-game of metaphysics?
I got this for 3.50 dollars on amazon with 2 day prime membership shipping, same with wuthering heights a while ago. What are more insanely good steals of really in your opinion "good" books like these?
got any novels with prophets?
looking for more cassandra types than jews in the desert. also literal prophets, not gibson/zamyatin/kulturindustrie types.
I can't speak of the sequel, Messiah, except it's on my reading list, so I enjoyed Dune enough for that.
If you like reading about feuding noble houses, deserts, and ways of nomadic/tribal folk then you should like it.
The amount of lore will either grip or repulse you, there is a map, glossary of terms and three appendices.
Has there ever been a bigger hack than this man?
He was wrong about basically everything, and a monstrous hypocrite to boot.
>nu-male emasculated liberal art Bernout cuck detected
All the continentals from Kant onwards were the true hacks that have subverted Western civilization and made it succumb to degeneracy
Is Stephen King a hack whose potboiler books purely belong in the book section of a grocery store or do you feel his works have literary merit?
I ask this because I'm under the impression that most people experience King as adolescents or teenagers, but I first read his books recently as an adult. King's works have made a big impact on pop culture and I was curious enough to see what all the fuss was about. I've come away with mixed feelings and wanted to see what other folks thought.
He pretty much just writes airport fiction and things that belong in grocery stores more than bookstores, yes. I know this because I used to devour his books by the fuckton when I first started reading and had no idea what I actually liked and just sat around libraries reading shit like The Stand all day because his name was one of the few I'd heard of at the time.
>do you feel his works have literary merit
I find them on the same level as the films that have been made on them. Sometimes, rarely, I am in the mood for some small-town horror shit and that's all he's worth. I only ever got through Talisman and that was rough.