What do you think of Jack McDevitt?
I was thinking of picking up these bad boys.
Can we have a thread of recent purchases?
A Tree Grows in Brooklyn
The Unbearable Lightness of Being
Little House in the Big Woods
All used, only costing a few cents.
Does anyone know anything similar to the book of disquiet by Fernando pessoa?
How it is even possible to reconcile reading while working full time job?
I work 2 jobs, ~65 hours a week in total, and still I find plentiful time for reading (mostly a few hours a day after I wake up.)
Of course I have no friends nor family, but it's certainly possible. Internet usage has to go way down though.
Working full-time ishell. I leave my room at 7:30 and get home at 6:30. That leaves me like 4 - 5 hours to eat, defecate, wash dishes, perform house chores and then read etc. But in that time I am just restless and exhausted and get like 10 pages read before feeling sleepy. I wish I had put more thought into what I wanted to be when I was 18, or at least tried to get a job in the literature world rather than some irrelevant mundane shit that makes me depressed every single day.
Help me /lit/. I can hardly read anymore. I can barely focus on anything, even YA books are so difficult to finish. I tried to go steady with a few pages a day but I'm not improving. What should I do?
So, this is my first thread since i posted the memequads almost a week ago.
Since then there have been almost daily threads by other anons about one of the meme books, the memequads themselves or asking what books they were.
I'm glad to see they are catching on, i hope you start accepting them.
Time for some discussion of them? Which ones have you read?
I've read 2666 and The Recognitions and i'm now reading The Tunnel. I haven't been able to get my hands on Women and Men.
P.s. of the original trilogy i haven't read...
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The Tunnel is shit. Not Gass' best. Academics don't write masterpieces.
Women and Men is shit, even by McElroy's own admission, who says its his worst novel and actively prevents its republication.
2666 is very poorly translated into English. Wimmer doesn't know Spanish. What a shame.
Do you think he's a recluse because he's ugly af?
What's the epitome of "comfy lit"? My vote goes to Redwall (the book + the series).
Aristotle says a virtuous man can't befriend a vicious man. Nor could a rich man befriend a poor man. I think this is kinda true.
Do you think writers with a upper middle class background with good educations can portray anything distant from their realities? Will they be able to successfully talk about poverty?
I think Aristotle is a dumbass if he actually he thought that, but I havent read anything by him yet. (My impression though is that he's what would happen if Plato was an alt-right Machiavellian edgelord)
I dont see why any writer couldnt "live it", "for study" (as bad as that sounds) if they wanted to write about poverty.
>"You are to take life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burn for burn, wound for wound, bruise for bruise."
So I just finished this tonight and I have to say I was underwhelmed. The philosophical conversations were easily the highlights but I wasn't terribly invested in the plot (which progressed at an incredibly slow pace). Also, I found every character in the book to be incredibly annoying (not saying this as a criticism of the book itself, but it definitely made it difficult for me to care about the narrative).
Only other Dostoevsky I've read is Notes, and I preferred that one by a good margin. What are his other books like? What did you guys think of The Idiot,...
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You weren't ready to read this book if the way you write about it is anything to go by.
I'm not saying this because you didn't like it, but rather because of how and why you say you didn't like it. You sound actually retarded, and you also apparently read the meme P&V version to boot, so there's pretty strong evidence that you should find another hobby.
There's a small line in my favorite novel that I'd like to use as the title of a short story collection that I'm currently working on. Could I just use it as is and credit the novels's author somewhere in the collection? Would I need their express permission? Or could I just use it without any worries? It's a little-know novel that came out almost twenty years ago, but I don't want to offend the author or get into any legal hot water. I have my heart set on this title and I'd really appreciate some advice.
Thanks in advace, lads.
What? Of course you can use it. It's a sentence.
You can credit it if you want or you can just use it. You can't get in trouble for that.
Besides, if you're self-publishing, no one is going to read it anyway.
No, I've got a few stories published in lit mags and journals that I plan to include in the collection and I'm working on writing the last few and hopefully getting some of those published as well--the rest will be new, original, unpublished work. What kind of a trap am I walking into, here? Do you need an actual fan following to be able to put out a collection or it it just the quality and published pieces that matter? Thanks again for the help.
does anyone know if there are any projects to edit and release the body of work he wrote?
No it's unpublishable because of its length. A decent one-volume abridgement would take years and years of work editing down. And there were hundreds of colourful illustrations that are essential to the work. It'd be very costly to print them. The prose and plot isn't accessible enough to keep average readers interested over a multi-volume series.
i want to be able to get more out of what i read and get past surface level interpretation. Where should I start?