DUDE CHEESE LMAO
Just finished reading pic related. I thought it was awesome and had a fantastic ending, what did /lit/ think?
Beside the Thomas Harris books, are there any good novels about serial killers as told from the killers perspectives?
I just finished reading "The Taking" by Dean Koontz. It was (initially) about an alien invasion in which the invaders are so advanced they simply bend reality to their wills.
Moving themselves or us through walls, corpses get up to do their bidding, our technology only working at their whim, creating storms at will and beginning to replace our biosphere with theirs in hours.
The ending was shit and ruined the mystery and horror of it. Can anyone suggest any books where aliens invade but are so beyond us that they dont need to bother with body snatching...
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The Genocides - Thomas M. Disch
Forge of God - Greg Bear
Fade-Out - Patrick Tilley
Wolfsbane - Frederick Pohl & CM Cornbluth
The Kraken Wakes - John Wyndham
All deal with dispassionate, unseen aliens (???) almost disinterestedly fucking up humanity's lot. Of all of them, The Genocides is the most fatalistic and depressing, followed by The Kraken Wakes. Both very English. The other three are a bit more fun, but should all still meet your criteria.
[HELP] I have to write a homework connecting a philosopher with the contemporary problems and I need help.
What topics could I connect Spinoza's thought with the society's contemporary problems?
And, in the case of Sartre, how could I connect him with this same contemporary problems?
Greatest American writer?
ITT: comfy lit
I know this isn't directly related to literature but I'm guessing it's very important to /lit/.
Remember that girl who had that booktuber channel which she deleted after we all commented horrible shit on it? Is this her? Was her name Rachel?
A guy on a creepshot thread on /b/ claims he has her Facebook, if so.
Which is more tragic, the death of an individualist for a collective cause or the death of a collectivist for an individual cause?
Also, who is more worthwhile, the dedicated individualist or the dedicated collectivist?
>coming up with ideas for writing is easy af
>accumulating the willpower to write more than a few pages is impossible
how do you force yourself to work?
Think of how you can enable yourself to work. Can you write in a strict linear fashion? Get on a document sharing service and work on your magnum opus.
Do you need to work on a scene and edit it in? Get a note sharing app like lesser pad to export the text files to your computer.
Do you need to see a fancy map in front of you? I've been successful with mindedly.
Pretty much the only way I've ever gotten any significant portion of novel writing done was by going out to a library or cafe and sitting around there for several hours with a pen and notebook in front of me until at least a few pages got filled. Isolating yourself from the internet or any internet-capable devices helps a lot.
>And he's all right now, in fact, he's a gas
>But he's all right now, he's William H. Gass
>He'll never pass, pass, pass
I've finally decided to tackle this thing over the next few months.
Other than just reading it, what have you found to be the best supplementary sources that explain it?
-I've heard David Harvey's lectures and books are pretty good.
-and that Althusser's reading of it was fairly influential to marxist literary theory today
What was your experience with Capital?
his writing is extremely clouded by the dominant ideology and values of the time and place he was living, he just seems to repeat those same values back, which doesn't add much.
he also doesn't seem to have a very interesting, or transferable, methodology.
While I did indeed love them when I first read them years ago, why is it that the ASOIAF books had such a huge fanbase while hundreds of copies just sit on the shelf?
Was there some special type of marketing involved?
Mouth to ear marketing.
I think that the fact that they are not finished yet drives readers to speculate and to try to compare notes with other readers. That's why they are so assertive when suggesting others read them.
Have you accepted him as the savior of American literature yet?
>Wild eyes were another sign. It is something I have seldom seen — the expression of an ecstatic state — though much is foolishly written of them, as if they grew like Jerusalem artichokes along the road. The eyes are black, right enough, whatever their normal color is; they are black because their perception is condensed to a coal, because the touch and taste and perfume of the lover, the outcry of a dirty word, a welcome river, have been reduced in the heat of passion to a black...
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>Have you accepted him as the savior of American literature yet?
we'll hes 100 years old so even if he was the savior he no longer is, we need a new guy in his 30s or 40s that actually has some work left in him to save us
If you could live in a house with a all the books you ever wanted and enough food and water supply for a lifetime but you could never have any human interaction. (No internet no visits no phone etc.)
Would you do it?