>people still think dickens is a good author
If you could see the ending of tale of two cities a mile ahead, just stop reading
being able to foresee the ending doesn't make a book good or bad any more than knowing what happens makes a movie good or bad
also, put TOTC in context. it was published as a partwork for a general audience, some of whom lived through the french revolution first hand.
also, dickens is awesome so fuck you, basically
>Why or Why not /lit/?
I'll often type in my phone memorable quotes as well as thoughts that occur to me in the midst of reading. I can be fairly forgetful, so it's nice to be able to hold on to ideas and feelings I might want to express later. But I don't often write down notes for the sake of bettering my comprehension or memory of a work, if that's what you're asking.
What are some books with Islamic themes?
fiction? the satanic verses
and the quran non fiction? why i am not a muslim, the god delusion, etc
What does /lit/ think of the Olive Garden menu?
The only time I went to the Olive Garden it was with my stepmother and her kids. She was this butch trailer trash lady who married into my dad's money. But she lost her looks really fast and became fat as fuck. Her arms were like hams. Somehow the discussion turned to how strong my dad was, because he had been fixing some kind of enclosure for the garbage cans and sweating it out a bit earlier that week, and for some reason, my stepmom slammed her elbow down on the table in an arm-wrestler pose and said "I can take your father any day!" I guess trying to show off her muscle but really it was just this fat pale ham arm. Any time I try to fuck really trashy chubby girls, I think of that night, and I can't do it. I hope she's dead now.
So, /lit/, I usually don't post anything here, but I'll give it a shot.
I am planning to write a novel, about romance mostly. Or very passionate friendship; either of those. But I am unsure about what things should I do/avoid when I'm writing a novel.
Can /lit/ give some advice? Are you an writer yourself or an bookworm? I'd be really grateful if I'd get some help here.
yeah, because the world needs another shitty romance novel
John Barth seems like a really good writer who intentionally writes books that aren't enjoyable
every time this started to pick up it was like the book mocked me for enjoying myself.
postmodernism: not even once
I don't know how you're getting that reaction. I found that book to be really fun and funny. Enjoyed myself with it much more than with the other peaux-meaux doorstoppers /lit/ loves.
yeah if your IQ is in the double digits you shouldn't bother
Are there any books where the little guy comes out victorious?
Going on a two week long bus trip with people I don't like in a foreign land. Can't read on the bus because of motion sickness. Anyone got a lead on any books that work well in audio?
Can you judge my writing lit?
was gaddis correct when he said most writers are queer nowadays?
The notion of queer has changed a lot, but in the sense that the character uses it -- that is, not sexually interested in women -- I would say that his statement is untrue and true at this sa----
Fuck it. This is shitposting in a shit thread.
Has anyone actually read a whole book of a computer screen before?
Novellas and plays, mostly. And when there's a free pdf on google and I don't feel like buying it or going to the library. You get used to it, especially if the laptop is light and easily portable
Question regarding the Iliad and Odyssey. Did the "ancients", lets say the greeks after the time of Alexander the Great and the romans afterwards, did they read (I know they were originally recited) the same versions of those two works or were there still multiple "versions" of them? Do we know when did they start having "standard" versions? Also, do we have a concrete date of the first mention of either poems?
Do we know if the other Epic Cycle works were still known during late antiquity? When do we start losing...
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Not sure about any of your main questions, but as for the bonus question: basically nobody cared about the rest of the epic cycle. Homer is idolized and constantly referenced as early as Plato, and the rest of the story of Troy is never even mentioned. Homer is THE poet, Achilles and Odysseus are THE heroes. I haven't seen any indications that anyone really cared how the Trojan war concluded until Virgil basically decided to finish writing the story. Even then loads of minor stories, like the arrival at Troy of...
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What are his worst plays?
I have a philosophical theory and method that may destroy all knowledge of which we know.
How do I get it out there, without it being stolen and with some help?
(I'm being entirely serious.)
I'll tell you a sure way to do it. It's quite easy, it's a service that lets you post whater the hell it is you want to post in an article fashion, but it'll cost you $5 U.S. and it'll advertise it to as many Facebook and Blogspot Sceince and philosophy related users and groups. (i'm being enitrely serious)
But first you gotta post a picture of your self with a shoe on your head.
What do you guys think of her?