What ereader do you use? not looking to spend much money is the cheap fire any good?
I bought an Amazon kindle 2nd gen for $20 at a thrift store. They're probably cheap on ebay or whatever as well. You can put pirated books on it no problem, and although the screen and font are probably shitter than the new expensive ones, they're pretty good. I say go for that.
>youll never be a literary superstar
Mine is Infinite Jest
Broom of The System is better
arguably more pretentious, but less didactic, and interested in entertaining the reader instead of literally boring them on purpose to communicate a preachy moral
This book is surprisingly erotic. Can /lit/ recommend any more boner-material?
Also Catch-22 thread
So /lit/, tell me about the essays you've written for uni, how you wrote them, what you talked about. Did you manage to write about your interests in a way that related them to the overall subject? Were you able to write something that, regardless of its topic, was enjoyable?
Of the papers I'm proud to have written:
>Faulkner's use of pulp genre conventions in Sanctuary, Light in August, and The Wild Palms.
>Keats's synthesis of Keats's suspicion of the eternal in "Ode on a Grecian Urn" and "Bright star! Would I were stedfast as thou art."
>How’s this for a powerhouse combination: Russell Crowe is in talks to star in a James Franco-directed adaptation of Cormac McCarthy’s Blood Meridian with Tye Sheridan and Vincent D’Onofrio also boarding the cast.
So this man will be playing Judge Holden, right?
Can someone tell me why this USELESS FUCKING UNTALENTED HACK CUNT FUCK NIGGER FAGGOT IS DIRECTING THE MOVIE ADAPTATION OF BLOOD MERIDIAN
I am in the process of writing a sex filled erotic story and I just discovered that stories like that arent allowed on Wattpad. What are some other online places similar to Wattpad that allow pornographic books and stories to be posted?
I've noticed that, of all the world religions, Zen tends to get the most respect on this board, which makes me wonder. What books does /lit/ recommend on the subject? I've been told that Zen Mind, Beginner's Mind is the only book that you need to practice Zen, but that just...that seems like it can't be right.
Suzuki has a very specific vision of Zen, he was very consciously trying to promote it to 20th century westerners.
Personally, i'm not interested in 'practice', but I am interested in Zen as literature.
I'd recommend "The Record of Linji" translated by Ruth Fuller Sasaki. It's a translation of some 9th century Chinese stuff. Go to the source m8, it's weirder and more provoking than a polished 20th century self help book.
There's a free pdf if you google it.
What are your thoughts on animal extinction? There seems to be this, apparently arbitrary, ethical weight laid on the extermination of an entire race of animals juxtaposed on the killing of individual ones. It's sort of a whimsical attitude, isn't it? That the world shall not be deprived of this template of creation but rather smaller instances of it.
What are some unique books about dystopias? Surely there are other ways of doing it. Are there more happy dytopias, like Brave New World?
Yes. I'm interested in the idea of the happy dystopia where the people go along with it because they feel their meetings are being met. Or maybe they're actually being met. Can there be a functional, altruistic dystopia?
ITT: write the logline of the book you're writing, the book you want to write, or the idea for a book you've thought of before.
A group of people find something valuable, diamonds, and deliver it somewhere safe in africa. Some people don't like the authority and rule of the leader so they try to rebel. Concepts ripped off from LOTR and Paradise Lost
And then there's one about life in a sex cult, there's more to my idea but I need to write more before sharing it.
So /lit/ lads,do you have any good books on political science,political philosophy and economics?
Is pic related the ideal philosophical ubermensch?
What is some /lit/-approved right-wing literature?
Could you please link me to some books or a reading list? (Also, no mein kampf please, thanks.)
All 'literature' with overt political overtones, whether they be right-wing or left-wing, are complete shit
If you're looking for something that generally promotes but doesn't emit miasma of edgy mid-pubescent crisis then I guess Dostoevsky
>he doesn't even know that all art is propaganda
Anyway, OP, pic related is the usual fare, even though quite flawed (The Glass Bead Game, wtf)
I'm partial to Storm Of Steel, WW1 autobiography very positive in tone