Okay so, I am trying to get into reading. I want to find a place where I can actually hear about the books, instead of just seeing a bunch of titles and what not. I have watched basically all of better than food book reviews book reviews, some of them multiple times. I almost want to get every single thing he recommends, I've gotten a couple. But beyond him, a valuable resource indeed, what are some places where I can find good books. I look at the lit charts, it's just a bunch of books I know nothing about thrown together by the title and cover. Not helpful.
>I have watched basically all of better than food book reviews book reviews,
How do I motivate myself to become extremely hard working when my massive brainpower allows me to clearly see the meaningless of everything, the impossibility of knowledge, and the triviality of all philosophies?
How much time do you spend browsing /lit/ vs reading books?
I thought it was a quality novel. It was a fairly painful read, but I didn't have any desire to stop reading it.
Tereza was a fantastic character (or would have been had she been a bit more realistic) and her unrelenting cuckoldry wasn't fun.
To me the story seemed like an elaborate piece of metaphorical evidence to testify against Nietzsche's idea of eternal recurrence, but it was still a neat story on its own.
I know this is a weird request, but I need someone who is the smart version of Russell Brand, while also being the Russell Brand of literature.
Basically, what I want is someone who can keep that engaged, passionate, funny, lighthearted tone (like https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3YR4CseY9pk) but on the written word, and who is also not a retard.
It can be about politics, but it doesn't have to. I'd actually prefer fiction.
You suggested me this book and it was shit. Why did you do this to me?
It's written boring, and predictable. There's not a lot of atmosphere, and I was looking for atmosphere of the wasteland. Also, it felt like all of these authors used some standard science fiction formulas and having it be in wasteland was just a feature, like writing a romance on a tropical island
We all know that the biggest loser, Adolf Hitler liked to listen Wagner. What author did he like to read?
>haha hey guys Hitler is such a loser am I cool yet hahahaha please
That's who you put down to feel good?
The worlds most hated man?
Does your life really suck that much?
Try aiming a little higher dude.
>Hitler was Hitler (for better or worse)
>after his death, he is reviled by all
>this makes him a safe target for all kinds of base people to take shots at him
>cowards attack him because they're too frightened to attack any sacred elephants
>mindless status quo worshipers attack him because the mass told them to
>brainless ideologues parrot their party slogans against him
>weaklings spit on him for imposing his will, in an age that glorifies the weakling and denigrates the will
>and so on and so on
>people with noble character are inherently repulsed by these types of people and their behaviors
>they naturally want to distinguish themselves from the mass and deeply suspect its platitudes, they naturally dislike those who "kick someone when he's down," they have a (submerged) disdain for weaklings and cowards that can never be overwritten
>tfw the more a systemically pussified culture shits on Hitler, the more the occultated substrate of truly noble men slowly, imperceptibly gravitates back toward him
>tfw society shifts with them, pulled by their centre of gravity
>tfw the collective instinct of the herd, unconscious by definition, can't sense this shift, and continues to graze on its stale platitudes
>tfw another will rise
>tfw it is inevitable
>tfw too dumb for complex, difficult books
Self-pitying, self-loathing /lit/ thread. Also, what are you reading or about to read?
>tfw get sweaty and nervous everytime i look at poetry
I want to like poetry, i think i do like poetry, i have multiple poetry books, but god is it hard, I'm going to buy some more entry level poets like kipling so i can work my way up.
I'd love to write poetry one day but without a doubt if you aren't trying to mirror the greats you'll end up looking like shit.
I came here to ask anons what order I should read the works of the Cthulhu Mythos.
It will be my very first supernatual kind of reading so I dont want to miss the good ones.
>God is dead
How could something that was never alive (or real) die? Wtf...
The idea of God, obviously.
I think Nietzsche and all those other 18th/19th century German idealists would be surprised, and possibly alarmed, at just how durable religion has proved to be.
What are the best nonfiction books you've read?
Gf is studying international politics. What books do I read to keep up with her?
I. Is there a flowchart for Faulkner's books?
II. What is his best book?
III. Does he shit on Hemingway?
IV. Would you count him as continental and/or existentialist?
V. Is he the American Tolstoy?
Also general discussion.
I. Did you check the sticky?
II. Absalom, Absalom, IMO but I The Sound and the Fury and As I Lay Dying a very close seconds. If you read him, read all three of those.
III.On a personal level, yeah he talked a lot of shit. From a literary standpoint it's like comparing a soccer player to a football player. They both write, but they do entirely different things with their work.
IV. Yeah, probably a continental, I haven't thought much about him as an existentialist though. There may have been a slight...
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I. Pic related. For some reason it excludes Light in August, though – don't forget it.
II. As I Lay Dying.
IV. This is nonsense. He's a modernist – would you ask this question of Joyce, Eliot or Pound?
V. See above.
"No hallowed skein of stars can ward, I trow, who's once been set his tryst with Trystero."
What did he mean by this?
I've only read Heart of Darkness so far and I'm interested in reading more of Conrad's writing. I'm on a tight budget, so I have to settle for just one book. What should I go with, Nostromo, or Lord Jim?
Does anyone know of a good instrumental piece that is good for ambient music when reading mystical fantasy? I like some light music while I read to keep my mind focused.