For some reason I'm drawn to books that seem "unacceptable" to be read/owned
I've currently set my sights on "Rage" by Stephen King, but I haven't been able to find a pdf online and it's sorta expensive to buy physically. Does anyone have a pdf of it? Is it even worth reading?
Also, the general point of this thread is to recommend controversial or banned books that you found worthwhile. At least in my experience it's been tough to sort out what is actually a worthwhile read vs. what is merely hyped up because it is banned. For example, I found The Anarchist's Cookbook to be entirely worthless and only hype.
Similarly, would you recommend The Satanic Verses to be read solo? I had a friend take a class that had her read it, and she said it might not be as enjoyable without other people to critically discuss it with.
If you need an example of "controversial" books.
Catcher in the rye is considered "controversial". Controversial just implies it made a group of wealthy 60 year old white men in suits mad or confused.
which philosopher should i read if i want to acquire gf?
Where do you find your ebooks /lit/?
Find A Flaw
a kike was cheated and wronged while it's kikes are supposed to cheat and wrong
the kike was a fool who forget that the force draws its own laws and bids the existing ones to its favour
also portia is extremely unlikeable
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Which is it, /lit/?
suggest books for a lonely 18 year old with no future
I don't suggest books, I suggest action. At 18 anyone can find a future. Don't piss away your formative years faggot
but if you NEED some books ....
>she's really gone
can literature ever fill the void left by genuine love?
Read Gravity's Rainbow and lay extra attention to the parts with Roger and Jessica. That really broke me down in a good way after my worst breakup.
But in reality only time and further experience will fix it.
Gravity's Rainbow is a distraction from and a mockery of love, not a confrontation of it. It's like Frank Zappa's doo wop songs on Freak Out! But that's just my opinion.
I know it sounds a bit melodramatic but I really only wanted her, and now that she is gone all I'd like to do is move into the mountains outside of my town and become a hermit.
Usually when people bring up C. S. Lewis on /lit/ it's in connection to The Chronicles of Narnia. I'm interested in knowing what the verdict is on The Screwtape Letters.
It's definitely Lewis' fiction at it's preachiest. It's fine, but it is what it is: a series of letters. It's better to read as a play or a parabolic essay, not as a straight piece of fiction like Narnia.
ITT: Confess your /lit/ sins
For the longest time I thought Hesiod was Heisod (Hey-zod)
Hey /lit/, I'm an unpublished writer about to begin sending out some of my stuff to agents/publishers and journals/reviews.
I have social media accounts but hardly any activity and little followers. Obviously, the only thing that will matter, ultimately, is the quality of the work, but I'm wondering if anyone here has any insight on how much my lack of social media will affect my chance of getting published?
Is it possible to be a new author in the 21st century without a social media presence? I'm not talking about established writers or well-known...
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>Is it possible to be a new author in the 21st century without a social media presence?
Of course, it's not that important. Focus on your work and your query letters. It's the publsiher who has to think about the marketing
If I listen to one audiobook every day at work can I say I read 5 books a week?
Give me a good reason why I should read literature in a diferent language than my native one.
Have you read enough to know good prose from bad? Usually the words just sound better in their own tongue. Its really a lot of effort if you are spending years to learn a language just for a few books.
Literature women will never understand