What's the quality like on those B&N Collectible editions? I'm thinking about picking some up, but some reviews say that the paper isn't great quality or the inking and stickers on the cover can come off.
Pretty tight sitting at an airport bar drinking mezcal and tequila reading Under the Volcano while sitting across from a 30-something year old man reading a JK Rowling pseudonym novel. AMA.
So, I read this book for fun and not in school...what even happened? Nothing?
>what even happened?
He literally tells you
the title is the theme, and the whole thing could've been wrapped up in the scene at the end with the older drunk guy to the end scene with Holden and his sister at the carousel
In terms.of literature what will replace the novel?
Will dfw be worth shit in 100 yrs? Or anything less than 40 or 50 y/o?
>Implying humanity will survive
Even 50 years more is quite a stretch.
I think I am now officially desbooged, the only problem that remains is how to best explain what is a spook to my spooked friends in a way that they can understand, any tips on how to do that?
>He came in with an armload of firewood and got a fire going in the hearth and sat before it and rested. Then he turned to the girl. He took off all her clothes and looked at her, inspecting her body carefully, as if he would see how she were made. He went outside and looked in through the window at her lying naked before the fire. When he came back in he unbuckled his trousers and stepped out of them and laid next to her. He pulled the blanket over them.
Can /lit/ recommend me any fictional books about creation of society? Post apocalyptic/ideas for new types of societies and the execution of those ideas.
I did not know how to search for this specific theme from the sticky's links.
How can I improve my reading skills?
I would like to read faster while understanding the text
What does /lit/ think of The Wealth of Nations by Adam Smith?
Hard to read desu but a must if you want to read Marx.Adam Smith was wrong in some regards and his style of writing is a bit weird but a very interesting book if you can get through the bullshit.
What are some books that only white upper middle class college sophomore males read?
I just ordered:
How many pages have you read today? Why are you not reading right now?
>Grapes of Wrath
Know how I know you all are idiots? Greatest writer of the English language seldom ever mentioned. I know it's not because you think literature shouldn't make you feel, because I see six Infinite Jest posts a day.
Could it be you haven't read it?
there is literally a great expectations "thread" next to this one but of course most people on /lit/ haven't read dickens. the average age of this board is about 13 and they would rather have a thread called "my favourite philosopher is better than yours" than actually talk about great writers
>wake up after 12 hours of sleep
>inject caffeine in to my arteries
>turn up heavy metal music to 11
>read one page of picrelated
>fall asleep for another 12 hours
>Middlemarch is arguably the finest English novel ever written.