Am I just a contrarian or are the Harry Potter books shit? Maybe I was just the wrong age bracket when it was released but I just did not enjoy the books. It seems like the target audience are Tumblrites and Reddit neckbeards who don't read books but will read popular books to give the illusion that he does read.
Neither Reddit or tumblr existed when Harry Potter was published.
It's just a kids book. Kids loved it when they were young, and that love swept them up and made them think it was the best thing ever. If you have no nostalgia for it, and you're an adult, there's little chance you'll enjoy it. A friend gifted me the books in high school, and I couldn't get through 5 pages. It's obviously a kids book.
It's literally a fucking children's book, however you didn't realise this before reading it I have no idea but that's the only concerning thing in your entire anecdote.
The primary and realistically only reason it is so popular because of the nostalgia everyone has including Reddit tumblr and even this subreddit because Rowling tapped into the psyche of the child really well and in her latter books the romantic hooks of the teenager
Hey /lit/, I figure you guys might be interested in my work.... Here's the first part of a large story I've begun assembling for my senior year of high school here, though it's almost over and this is all I have to show for it, nobody from school has done anything with the copies I've presented and given so far. What are your thoughts?
Alright /lit/, finished all the books I had finally so bought this new stack. Whachu think? I know the beats are hated but fuck it, why? Because of their Tumblr fans? I loved Big Sur so I picked up these other beats. Also read I Wonder As I Wander by Hughes and it's probably my favorite non fiction book.
Well into the Flannery O'Connor stories at the moment, very good stuff. Maybe I'm ignorant because this sounds like too easy a conclusion but her style really does remind me of a middle ground behind Faulkner and Hemingway.
What do you mean "teenage book"? That it's edgy and masterbatory? Because that's what I'd been led to believe about Kerouac, but Big Sur seemed almost the opposite of that. It seemed like a humble description of a lifestyle that could easily be romanticized. But I guess that is the later book after he had matured so maybe you're right, but I'll see.
And I already have Naked Lunch so too late
On the Road is just that generic teenage tale of finding yourself and doing what you want and just driving around like a listless loser. The people who loved Boyhood are the same people who will and do like On the Road. The character's names are trash, the plot is real sleepy, and there's just not much there going for it. Stick to his poetry.
You're not going to understand Naked Lunch anyway, but y'know if you read the two prior, at least you'll have the context that this guy is coming...
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>Referring to books as "works"
The story goes, that this book was left by an /x/phile's grandfather, and for the past week, /x/ has been trying to read what it says.
Individual repeating characters have been identified, transcribed and assigned substitute letters.
Quipquip.com is an online cryptogram solver which, with some help, can be pretty useful for checking possible letter substitutes.
Based on the possibility of this being written in coded English, we've figured out the characters for t, h and e, as seen in pictures below.
Let's give them a helping hand, guys!
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Here are the identified characters, and their corresponding frequencies.
Here is a picture of the 5 pages, and there transcribed characters (ignore the coloured boxes, they're just to signify some repeating big rams, ect), and here are the character substitutes for quip quip.
The grandfather had possible Freemason ties, and his family moved to America from Germany around 200 years ago.
>"An artist respects the silence, it serves the foundation of creativity"
Do you agree with him?
Do you guys ever hold off on reading a book because you feel you won't be mature enough to fully appreciate it?
No, I've never felt too immature to appreciate a book and nothing is stopping you from giving it a go and putting it down until you're more "matured" if you find it too difficult or whatever.
I want to start writing but I suck ass at it. I always kinda wanted to be one but apart from the occasional poem or story in school I never acted on it. Needless to say I suck ass at making anything good and I've never written a book. Is there a way for me to learn how to write a decent novel? Would it make any difference if I said I wanted to write fantasy and science fiction specifically?
Also, how could I avoid making any original names sound stupid?
to be competent at writing you have to write a lot, keep doing it and don't get overly attached to your ideas
you won't be writing anything worthwhile for a long time though so whether your names sound stupid or not doesn't really matter
If I wanted to learn about materialism and idealism, etc., what should I read? Should I look for articles or books? And what should I look for?
I don't think /lit/, for all of its handwringing about truth and wisdom, addresses propriety enough, especially within the domestic sphere. Creating a welcoming environoment is so important and there are so few sources on it that arent essentially clickbait, or some victorian source.
Like I am throwing a house party in a few weeks and am planning Italian. Is that a faux pas, especially in summer? And I was considering inviting some people from a significantly lower socio-economic grouping. Is that an error as well?
ikbago whorshnittx- nudilution salve fore a couple of duves. the web claims all in its vortex.
such turbulent times
is the sacrafice we make by using the internet worth it?
no idea what youre talking about
i typed this on a skateboard in a busy los angelean street
Who here achieved a high literary status yet? Or feels like it to some degree?
How does it feel compared to when you considered yourself ignorant on most issues and authors?
Most of the people I know consider me well read, but the more I learn the more ignorant I feel and the less likely I am to provide my opinion on a topic.
And here, poor fool! with all my lore. I stand, no wiser than before
What's your favorite story from Dubliners?
Psychedelic drugs: raising new questions or confusing known answers?
Me and my friend are aspiring writers who had a question we were discussing today: is it possible to take novel writing classes and take things away from it and go write books without a degree? We spoke about how we're both voracious readers and that we can take things away from the class but requirements from our college make it a waste of time to go for a degree (math req., several damn classes ect.) Can /lit/ throw their opinions on the matter?
This. Degrees are just endorsements of your ability to, essentially, read what you're supposed to and produce essays.
There's no reason you can't survey american literature without actually taking Survey of American Literature
Just work smart. Read a bunch of the good stuff, write often
>inb4 someone says class discussions are better than the alternative