> that encounter with the comanches where only The Kid and a few others survived
> that encounter with Toadvine and The Kid in the mud
> Toadvine in the hotel
> the Mexican bartender that annoys the Kid
Shit, people weren't kidding about the violence in this, everything is so ugly in this book (and I'm loving it).
It gets worse, huh?
It's a brutal book without being edgy about it. The violence is just part of the environment.
Remind me again, why does Toadvine burn the hotel, some guy stole his horse?
There is also a lot more brutality in the book. Babies getting fucked up and all.
Does this offer insight about the writer's psyche?
Has anyone read it?
>Five God-Tier books
I will start:
Ulysses - James Joyce
Don Quixote - Miguel de Cervantes
The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
Nausea - Jean-Paul Sartre
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
what book was it where one of the characters has a diabetic or epileptic seizure of some sort getting into or out of a taxi?
i feel like it was the main character's brother or some estranged friend/family member, also that it is written from the perspective of the person having the attack and all we get is fragmentary dialogue from the people trying to restrain him
something tells me it might have been Infinite Jest or Underworld but i haven't read either in a while
i apologize if this isn't from a book and i am remembering a scene from something...
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That's another part. He goes into a seizure from alcohol withdrawal after spending days in a public bathroom trying to ease his heroin withdrawal with codeine/alcohol cough syrup, AFAIR. He has visions of his father, I think, and nearly swallows his tongue.
What's it like? Why did you like it if you've read it? What's so special about it?
Gassposter? Plz explain me, senpai.
What the fuck do I care if you read it or not. What a shit fucking thread. I hope you feel bad about being this fucking reliant on other people to do any fucking thing that you can't even pick up a fucking book by yourself.
I read fast (not very fast, but fast) and tend to skip words (and sometimes whole lines) that I don't understand.
I tried forcing myself to slow down, and read "carefully" but it turned reading into a painful exercise.
Am I a bad reader if I skip things that I don't understand while reading?
Of course you are. Not only that, generally reading fast also makes you a bad reader. How can a metaphorical sentence affect you, if you read on immediately. How can the image a writer paints emerge in your head if you skip ahead just to get by with the story?
Is there a literary version of Frank Zappa?
I'd like to read it.
Gimme a list of Greek and Roman philosophers relevant to understand recent western philosophy.
I'm tired of postponing starting with the greeks
Can we all agree that this is objectively the greatest book of the 21st century?
Yeah, if you're a purple haired androgynous college girl who only likes the book because you heard it was all just vaginal symbolism
> I got all these books for ONLY $14.54!!
write whats on your mind
which one lit
I wish to memorize the iliad and odyssey in original ionian. I am going to learn attican greek first then ionian. what is a good version with facing translation and transliteration and commentary?
The Loeb editions have the Greek and English face to face. There are no good commentaries on Homer besides the ones in the Cambridge Greek and Latin (Greek and Yellow) series which only cover a few books of each poem. There's also Geoffrey Steadman's editions of 6 & 22 of Iliad and 6-12 of Odyssey, which have the vocab and grammar on the same page or facing the text.
Also the Homeric dialect is just an older form of Attic/Ionic with a few differences in inflection.
thanks. I went with Mastronarde's Introduction to Attic Greek and got a facing copy of plato's symposium with translation by John Burnet and commentary by steadman. and the loeb book 1-12 of the illiad.
I figure symposium is as good a place as any to start.
How long would it take someone to recite the entire thing from memory? Each one takes several hours just to read, I can't imagine saying them all at once
If you actually manage to learn it that'll be cool as fuck op
Was it autism?
>actually has a poo in the loo sequence