Which book will transform me from a cynical, lethargic, brain-dead idiot to some sort of amazing, happy, great, intelligent, calm guy?
Have you ever entered a writing contest before? How did it turn out for you?
Personally, I'd like to, but most of them charge fees, and I'd prefer not to pay money when I know I'm not going to win.
I hardly ever drink, but I should try drinking something strong just to see if I can make it through Oscar Wilde's A Picture Of Dorian Grey.
no, I just have a big folder where all my files go, called my downloads folder. I was looking for an appropriate image, and that one stuck out to me. I really am considering having a drink so I can finish Oscar Wilde.
Funny story, my hard drive crashed about a month ago. That had some good pictures on it, but a lot of the pics on my hard drive are just cutesy yaoi stuff.
Hey /lit/, let's discuss Hesse's Steppenwolf and it's metaphors. What do you think about it?
I've noticed that I enjoy reading shitposts on 4chan much more than your average book.
What books are like reading shitposts?
/lit/ how do i get myself to be motivated to read more?
>To pretend, I actually do the thing: I have therefore only pretended to pretend.
What is your favorite piece by Anthony "icycalm" Zyrmpas?
Anthony "Alex "icycalm" Kierkegaard" Zyrmpas
I was at how many people in the favorite book/movie/tv/game thread picked indie games as their favorites. More people need to read our lord and savior.
What are the best portrayals of the devil in literature?
Anything you guys can recommend from this guy?
I've heard The Man Who Was Thursday is good. I have it but haven't read it, so I can't say. Apparently the devil makes an appearance, from what I could gather from the shopkeep who recommended it to me, so there's that.
Can we talk about this book? It is really one of the most beautiful novels ever written. For those of you who aren't familiar with it, it was found in a monastery in the 19th Century, and is about a wandering Christian looking to learn the secret of ceaseless prayer.
for those interested, here is a collection of FAQ's (for Catholics, atheists, Protestants, etc.) and a reading list for Orthodox Christianity: http://pastebin.com/bN1ujq2x
Should I be embarrassed to read this in public? I feel like I need to read it at least once but I don't want my barista to think I'm a pleb.
Do you read books to impress the people around you or you read books to enjoy a good story and learn something? Why do you care if your Batista thinks you're a pleb?
You can't know if a book is shit or good unless you read it yourself so there is nothing wrong with reading a shit book instead of just following what other people said about a book
If you're reading in a coffeeshop then you've already surrendered authenticity as a person and joined the hipster normie hordes.
Also because it's entry level.
Also I bet you bought it from a bookstore in new condition because you felt like it was something you had to do.
Also I bet you display the cover while reading it.
You're so far down the inauthentic rabbit hole you may as well livestream yourself on YouTube as you do it
You should read this instead, its far better
So i`ve read Dracula (i know Bram Stoker is irish, but it`s kinda near, no offense), and got really into this classy old romance stories, with a bit of fiction and horror in it. I`ve read Sherlock too, but now i don`t know where to proceed. I don`t know if i`m ready for shakespeare yet, because english is not my mother language, and i don`t want to read it in my language. What do you guys suggest?
Read up on the British canon of gothic horror then.
Melmoth the Wanderer
Maybe Ann Radcliffe's novels and Castle of Otranto (boring imo)
The Picture of Dorian Gray
Probably move onto something in the gothic mode like Conrad or Wide Sargasso Sea. I certainly enjoyed reading Conrad when I was trying to learn English. Really buffs your vocabulary.
Whats your opinion on using existing religions in creative writing? Like having angels fight Greek warriors or Valkyries fighting demons? Or even African gods interacting with Hindu and Christian deities?
>"I am afraid that women appreciate cruelty, downright cruelty, more than anything else. They have wonderfully primitive instincts. We have emancipated them, but they remain slaves looking for their masters, all the same. They love being dominated."
Heterosexuals do it better; for they get to know women in every sense.