Which is better /lit/?
Both are shitty editions
Necronomicon contains so much of Lovecraft's mediocre work. It doesn't deserve the fancy binding.
The BnN edition is almost good, but does not compile his collaborations, some of which are good, such as the two about sneku peepil. There's also no analysis, making it hard for a newcomer to dive into him.
Id go with the BnN one.
This is my favorite short story. What is yours?
I've never read much in the way of short stories outside of English courses, I'll admit
Though probably Araby. A fantastic story that I've only grown appreciation for over the years that continues to amaze me in new ways when coming back to it or reading new criticism on it.
New bookshelf thread: no Tolkien/GRRM edition
Should I buy the Paperwhite? If yes, should I buy it with or without special offers?
I like mine, but it lacks the romance of a real book. It's nice that you can go practically catatonic with it. No awkward positions for bed readers. Oh, and get the back light unless you read with a lamp over your shoulder.
Are there any song lyricists with literary merit?
I don't exactly know if you're asking if they're actual authors or whatnot, but check out The Decemberists' album The Hazards of Love.
It's a concept album with a really long, beautiful story and songs to match. Just reading the lyrics is like reading a Shakespearian work. Go for it.
Experiencing a pretty deep depression.
Any books that helped you out in a similar situation?
Is it true that all great writers eventually kill themselves? Think it's related somehow?
>ITT: Good books written by women which are actually good and not by Ayn Rand
I'll start with pic related
i thought this was really good. i keep meaning to read more of hers
A few months ago I posted about the upcoming adaptation of the New Sun series into 2 feature length movies. I dont think anyone actually cared except to say 'dont do it' but for anyone interested the film is in production. And if you maybe have a teeny bit of a sense of humor youll appreciate the music that will be in the theatrical trailer.
Ill be here for your questions comments fanboyism
Also I have supremely low expectations.
Best thing to come out of it could be more widespread acknowledgement of Wolfe, but it's implausible, assuming this isn't some next level bait.
Not really no there is a pretty comprehensive NDA i mean i have no problem telling you the plot but if i prove it i am in a legal bind, ya dig? Ill try and think of something.
Each book is approx. 45 min shadow, claw, lictor the last one is going to be "Part II"
ITT summarize books with a Spongebob quote
>Last book you read
>Book you're currently reading
>Next book you plan to read
Prove that you actually read books and don't just browse the internet all day, /lit/
>tfw you read enough about academic literature to know that there are thousands of masterpieces in all languages that aren't discussed on /lit/ or on the internet apart from some obscure literary forums
>tfw you're too pleb to prove it
>tfw people think /lit/ is patrician
who shares this feel?
He's right, you know. The hagiography around DFW is fucking awful. It's one of the main reasons I absolutely despise Franzen.
Also, American Psycho is better and more literary than anything Wallace ever wrote.
>I am seated in an office, surrounded by heads and bodies
So I've been reading books on the train to work all year so far. On a whim, I picked up Kafka on the Shore, positively loved it, although the ending was less than stellar.
I immediately picked up Wind Up Bird Chronicle, liked that even better, although the last 1/3 of the book, until the very last chapters was such a cluster of unnecessary additional characters and links, in my opinion. Still really enjoyed it.
Then I read 1Q84. I just finished today. I can hardly fathom how empty it felt. Extreme, constant repetition, illogical character choices, This is...
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This. The worst part is that now my brain linked the beatles song to that shitty book.
>tons of references to western culture
>explicit lesbian sex for no reason between a 12 year old and a mature woman