Just what is your favorite book, /lit/?
Is 'the Selfish Gene' actually worth reading or is it as debunked as some of the anti-Dawkins crowd says it is?
Kind of boring, but good in other ways. I never finished it (started back in highschool), but I remember some rich guy saying that it was one of the most influential books he'd ever read. Yeah, too bad it was just boring, bullshit science though
Do you guys name your characters common believable names or do you give them made up post-modern names to make your story seem smarter than it is?
>first two books are straight-forward crime thrillers
>last book is supernatural spooky telekinesis and mind control bullshit
what the fuck was he thinking?
What do you expect? The only good things he's written were The Shining and the short story collection Different Seasons. For the rest he just gets stoned and plops out some drivel and it's sure to make the best seller lists.
>you will never be someone's favorite author
if you even release 1 book you'll be someones favorite author. in fact releasing only 1 book gives you a higher chance at being someone's favorite author because they'll use your obscurity to heighten their own self worth when talking about literature with their friends.
>read literature non-stop
>read one book this year
Who /failure/ here?
I'm reading this and I'm wondering if it's worth continuing since i'm getting confused a lot. I didn't really understand the threat the adenoid dream prevented and I'm at the part about Slothrop's relatives gravestones and i've got no idea what's going on.
I read infinite jest pretty easily but this is on a whole different level. Should I keep trying /lit/?
Hey /lit/, sorry for the pleb question, but is this a decent reading order for Nietzsche?
Human, All Too Human: A Book for Free Spirits
The Gay Science
The Birth of Tragedy
Beyond Good and Evil
Genealogy of Morals
Thus Spoke Zarathustra
The Case of Wagner
The Twilight of the Idols
Nietzsche Contra Wagner
Is there anything I should take out/any unnecessary works that aren't important or good? Anything I should change up? Also, do you guys have any good recommendations for secondary...
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I'd start with twilight of the idols, ecce homo and zarathustra.
Anybody got suggestions for milhist books on gunpowder period pre-WWI conflicts that are NOT about the American revolution, the American Civil War, the war of 1812, or English-French focused Napoleonic period? Stuff like the pike and shot period or the Italian wars.
Decline and Fall is outdated, and is only read as a grand series of novels.
Also War and Peace is absolutely a historical text. Tolstoy was the first Russian writer to fully understand the invasion if 1812.
Would you let Chomsky make tender yet dominating love to you?
Can you write better than this man?
what are some good love stories? I've been reading a lot of the memes from here and they have left me feeling empty and hollow. in the past I've read never let me go, the virgin suicides, the English patient, the remains of the day. so I guess more shit like that.
What's the worst book you've ever read all the way through?
What's the comfiest book you've ever read?
What do you guys think of this reconstructed ancient Greek pronunciation of the first lines of The Odissey?