Hi /lit/, was wondering if you could help me out. Im looking for books that have that vague quality of dream and mystery, where something always feels a little off and strange. I guess Kafkaesque is a term that applies although I don't much like it. Examples of books I like that have the quality I'm looking for are Paul Auster's New York Trilogy, Kobo Abe's Woman of the Dunes, Kafka obviously, and Beckett. Any help would be greatly appreciated
Murakami's Kafka on the Shore is, as one would expect, Kafkaesque (I also dislike using the word)
Also Camus' The Stranger. It was written after Camus was studying Kafka and is influenced heavily by his work.
Who is the most original philosopher?
Was Mr. Darcy autistic?
ITT 10/10 historical novels
>haven't touched a book in months
>still browse /lit/
I buy books because I like the smell of books.
Is this a hard read, or is it just long?
On a basic level, novice readers will be able to take a lot of enjoyment out of it but I think a lot of the meaning of the work takes a lot to recognize and engage with so its kind of both
I just read it and loved it (Pevear & Volokhonsky translation). It's not too hard to read, but yes it is long.
It's worth reading for sure, I was I read it sooner. I enjoyed it much more than Crime and Punishment.
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Why do people overrate this book so much?
It's like 80 measly pages of some of the least engaging prose I've ever read, with the overall message of "hurrrr colonialism was bad" which isn't even true.
>with the overall message of "hurrrr colonialism was bad"
why isn't it regarded as one of the funniest books of all time?
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so why haven't you guys read this yet?
So I read a shit ton of books, one after another. But I haven't read a novel in YEARS.
I want a book that's an easy read and yet still epic and gripping. These are books that i've heard a good deal about, would any of these fit what i'm looking for? (Not a hard read, gripping and thrilling story)
>tfw don't want to give up on a book, especially a Dickens book because people will think I'm dumb and a pleb for not reading him
>tfw 150 pages in to Nicholas Nickleby and it's so fucking boring
How to be motivated to read?
I really want to read but whenever I read on the bus I start to feel really tired. How to amend?
I mean literally falling asleep while reading, waking up and catching the book and my hand from falling limp.
Quick! What type of horror/science fiction book to you reccmond /lit/!
The White People by Arthur Machen.
The King in Yellow. RW Chambers is better than Lovecraft tee bee queue H.