Where do I download free retail ebooks?
How was this worth a thread
Is this proper /lit/ attire?
Anybody read this?
Characters were either extraordinarily cuntish or incredibly unrealistic.
>start writing my 1,000 words for the day
>decide to read what I've done
>it reads exactly like an anime
Just fucking end my life
The way the characters move is Moore like an anime. I'll make them gasp like an anime, let their jaws and hands quiver, use the "widened his eyes" meme, or they would speak to another character while passing each other. Also some plot points would become anime like. Such as someone sacrificing themselves for another or someone getting beaten up only to remember a fond memory and getting up to fight immediately after. It's a mess overall
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What's your favorite chapter?
I liked the one just before the chase begins when Ahab is talking to Starbuck about the first whale he ever killed.
Is anything on this list homosexual?
Teleny, Carousing with Gazelles, Gay Tales and Verses from the Arabian Nights, there is other Ihara Saikaku that has gay stuff, like Comrade Loves of the Samurai.
Singular Pleasures is masturbation and has men, not quite gay, but still.
why did i read this?
>tfw actually paid american dollars for this blogpost of a novella instead of just reading it in the store
Sadie completes ruins what began as an interesting story.
Every character is incredibly 2-dimensional, but Sadie, goddamn, it becomes a painful read.
LOL. If you can't recognize and appreciate the hidden motives behind Sadie, then I don't see how you should even be able to read ANYTHING by King. Read the sticky, start with the Greeks, read all the recommended books, and then first read IT and Carrie to get used to his complex writing style. THEN try again.
Say favourite episode and y
>Derides homeric heroism thru citizen and the listin of names
>At same time ordered by the classic epic
>Narrators pissin scene (perfect mix of physical/abstract not operatin as one, plus captures bein drunk so well)
>actually hilarious description of the thrown biscuit tin
>Bloom's biblical ascent
Can some of you guys list me your favorite What-if books?
All I have is Man in the High Castle and that's bad for obvious reasons(drain the Meditteranean, like what the shit)
Why plays are treated as literature, but screenplays aren't? Their potential for complexity, sophistication and inclusion of cultural elements is far greater, especially compared to 20th century plays.
Because, with theatre, the only thing that remains intact from place to place and country to country is the play itself.
With film, the thing that remains intact is the actual film.
This isn't even difficult to think out.
Hollywood likes to keep screenwriters down because they're the number one threat to their system, its why they get no attention or fame despite being the most important role in film making by far
How many hours do you read a day: X
How many books do you read a month: X
(mine is 3 and 4 respectively)
Can we promise happiness?
Happiness isn't a constant emotion—like saddness or surprise or fear, it's not sustainable.
To chase after happiness is to try to preserve that which cannot be preserved; it has always made more sense to chase after something sustainable, like contentedness, satisfaction.
Who is the final boss of philosophy?
Or if not *the* final boss, *your* final boss?
For me, it's pic related.
The final boss implies that the works of the man you propose as the 'boss' must be overcome in one's life mission so I agree. Schopenhauer is a fine distillation of the sentiment that you must grow out of if you wish to do well in life.
>hear about Dune all my life
>used to be a big scifi fan but somehow never got around to it
>finally read it
>it's just some faggy fantasy shit set in space
150 pages in and its terrible, should i even bother finishing?
Or they're nerds who keep cumming over how amazing the "worldbuilding" is or whatever.
I guess it's admirable the amount of thought and detail the author puts into it, but it doesn't make the book more compelling at all. How about interesting characters? or a story that isn't cliched?