is this any good?
(i generally like King style - i read & liked 11.22.63, The Stand, Green Mile, It, Eyes of the Dragon)
best books on aliens?
or should I be asking /x/?
non-fiction or literary fiction is fine, no scifi junk tho, thanks.
>inb4 nonbelievers greentext part of my OP in an attempt to ridicule
Solaris maybe? It's the source material for one of the best films ever created, but it's also sci-fi so idk. I don't know what you mean by a fiction novel on aliens that isn't science fiction.
Galactic Pot Healer
War of the Worlds
Off the top of my head..
Thanks for the suggestions. I've read and enjoyed all of those but Barsoom but I guess I wasn't specific enough...
I'm looking for, I guess, realist fiction about aliens or the possibility of aliens, if not good non-fiction. I am interested in the possibility of aliens in our world, ya dig?
A lifetime isn't enough to learn even the most rudimentary things about life, our world and its history. I need at least a millennium.
Evening, friendos. Lately I've been toying with the idea of scouring the net and retrieving every DFW non-fiction essay of note, editing the typeface to make it slightly more presentable, compile each one into individual pdf files, and then making a mediafire file for the collected folder and distribute it on /lit/. I think this is very doable, the only problem is I have no idea where to obtain a cohesive list of everything DFW ever wrote/published. The below links seems like a good place to start but I'm unsure as to which direction to go proceed in after that. Any help would be appreciated.
On another note, DFW's non-fiction is a million times better than anything else he wrote, why don't you guys talk about it more?
What are some books that take place over a very short time frame, along the lines of catcher in the rye, I find them super comfy.
Give me a good true crime book.
Any good books on how to educate yourself in a subject? or how to develop yourself as a reader?
>give me a book that teaches me how to read books
Daily reminder to leave this board as quickly as possible, before your priorities shift to trying to fit in by shouting buzzwords and insults instead of actually enjoying literature.
I really hope I never get to the point where I stop thinking about what I'm reading, stop examining the complexities of it, and stop forming my original thoughts on it and "just read, man", relegating word and thought to just another shiny consumable to feel and then discard.
So like.... he won right?
>mfw that one kid rips his own throat out with his bare hands while screaming to the heavens
I heard this is a god-tier book for understanding people. Can anyone on /lit/ verify?
It's the only " text book" I kept from six years in Psychology.
Definitely the definitive social psych book, to the point that everyone in the field is terrified to even try and compete. You will not find another good book that covers the broad range of social psychology issues.
Whether that is right or not is questionable, but if you want to get into social psych, you will find that every other relevant text is building off of Aronson, not competing with him. Generations of social psychologists have been educated based on his writing.
If your fellow anon wrote an instructional guide named How to Get Over Yourself what topics would you expect it to cover?
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For those of you who are unfamiliar with how problematization works, here is what it is: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Problematization
First of all, I will not outright say problmetization is useless in of itself, rather I will say it is a bad thing insofar as what it is intended to do. The method was developed by Foucault as a *replacement* for polemic, and that right there is an issue, because problematization does not fulfill the function of polemic, and in this capacity it is seriously flawed on two counts.
1. It does not actually argue against the *truth*...
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>I'm a bit of a literature buff. Vonnegut, Green, Pratchett? The list could go on!
So I rarely see this guy discussed here, actually i dont think i ever have. Im a big Faulkner fan and i was reading somewhere that Faulkner was asked to rank his contemporaries and he put Thomas Wolfe as number 1.
anyone here read him? how would you describe him? whats his best/worst works?