>you will never be this talented
when does the story start. when do i get a main character.
i might not be up to lits standards but the only chapter that was making remote "sense" was the chapter about buying marijuana and him failing to quit.
am i getting memed hard?
i thought it was going to be one of those "every chapter different mc different plot same world" kinda deal.
but the prose/style/whatever seems to change every chapter and sometimes its very hard to read without cringing desu.
is this "art" the same way the cia paid andy warhol to make art?
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Let's talk about them. Here's one I really like. What are your favorites?
What am I in for?
it's a bit shaky in places, but it shapes up really well. the other Culture books paint a picture of a future that i would really like to live in, which is more than you can say for most SF today.
when you've finished this, go read Player of Games.
An adventure. Banks said he'd like to have seen it filmed, and wouldn't even mind if they messed the story up as long as they got the action scenes right.
there is a cannibalism sceneso be ready for that.
What's your excuse for not being a proponent of psychological egoism?
"I woke up at 7,ate a big bowl of cereal,got dressed then went to work"
How come high school lit class made me want to burn books? Why are there no good required lit highschool books?
Books I had to read in highschool
Catcher and the Rye
Old Man and the Sea
Romeo and Juliet
Various poems by Poe
Each and everyone made me hate literature so much that I've never read a non-textbook after that.
Tell me /lit/; after being raped by shitty books could I ever enjoy reading a book again?
What does /lit/ think about Guattari?
His works are really difficult to read but really rewarding. I think he was better than Delueze.
Anyone have any ideas on Schizoanalysis?
I've slugged my way through most of A-O. Still working on it from time to time. I just finished Chaosmosis, which I think is amazing.
What Lacan do you recommend? I've worked through some of Ecris. I literally can't bring myself to read Zizek. Every time I pick up one of his books I just end up thinking "Ug, this again?"
Thoughts on The Witcher series by Andrjez Sapkowski?
I listen to fantasy and sci-fi books on my commute to work and daily walks. I really liked the Last Wish. Blood of Elves I'm not done with, but it's decent.
Never played any Witcher games, and I know audiobooks are probably heretical on this board, but honestly I tend to prefer listening to books instead of music sometimes. Especially when you're sitting in traffic. I still read too, but usually higher-brow stuff or nonfiction.
Who starts feeling/feels apathy for books?
>me 14- 17 yo
>passionate reader stage. Lover of historical, classic, fantasy novels. Little bit reading philosophy.
>loved to read. That was one of my hobbies since i was autistic introverted robot and that was how i used to spend few hours before sleep. Really enjoyed it.
>apathetic reader stage. Reading philosophy, history books and classic novels.
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I don't feel apathy, but my internet addiction/ADHD behavior keeps me from reading a lot. I am thinking that I might have to cut myself from the internet for some time. I have become competely addicted to the feeling that there is always "someone" with me, be it TV, skype, youtube videos, music. I need to readjust myself to silence again. Used to be able to read for whole days.
Holy fucking lol at this video. The ending goes completely over zizek's head
>Making fun of a man who can barely say five words in English without stumbling or using a malapropism for not getting a highly colloquial word gag in a loud environment.
Not even a Zizek-aboo, but holy fuck is this dumb shit.
Hey /lit/ I'm looking to do a critical study of American Folk Tales or "Tall Tales." Are there any good reference books on this subject that may have already looked at them or their place in storytelling/American literary tradition?
What are some good books told from the perspective of a young girl? I want to know how they think, how they act, how naivete clouds their judgement and how they develop mentally. Ill take anything as long as it is accurate and informative, like the opening chapters of a bildungsroman like Jane Eyre for example, not just books.
Where the hell can I find a PDF for this book?