How did loneliness or sexual frustration impact your last reading experience?
we can compare experiences.
I got out of an LTR, read On Chesil Beach, and then switched to two other books rather than reading the somewhat devastating final chapter.
Why is it that people at large don't read and aren't interested in learning?
the fast-paced technological media of our modern-day society. people are used to focusing on things for only short periods of time. reading requires long-term focus. also, the adult reading level in the usa is at an 8th grade level. hence why the king-grey-potter-hunger-tattoo books are so popular.
>Underneath everything in your life, there’s that thing—that "empty forever," that knowledge that it’s all for nothing and you’re all alone. Life is tremendously sad just by being in it.
What are some books that deal with the "empty forever"?
What's he literary equivalent of PBR?
>inb4 Tao Lin
What are your thoughts your thoughts on "The Little Prince" /lit/?
What's wrong with reading books on an e-reader?
The world is ending in approximately 48 hours. You are locked in your local library with no escape.
What do you read?
What are the major books about the power/authority in philosophy, psychology, sociology, etc?
for example: I want to understand the relation between dominant and dominated, the origin of the power, its importance, etc.
Alright /lit/, I'm going to start reading again.
Whats the best book in the world? Give me your recommendations.
You Liss Seas
Also Gravity's Rainbow—not so much Endless Fun but hey, when in Rome!
What's some good pro-labor and far-left fiction?
Is sarcasm and irony the highest form of humor?
In Germany, everyone is sarcastic and ironic all the time, even in situations in which it doesn't make any sense. I fucking hate it. Good sarcasm can be funny, though, but most of the time, it's low humor for low people.
How do I into Don Quixote? I want to get it but I also want to make sure I get a good translation. Are there any that are preferred or some that should definitely be avoided?
How complex is the underworld compared to the tunnel and gravitys rainbow?
It's really just Delillo writing a nostalgic period piece and wrapping some high concept shit around it because he didn't want to come off as being sentimental and uncool. It's a decent read but it is nowhere near the level of GR.
Just finished this. Wow...
Anybody want to discuss? Did you like it? How did you read it? Should I check out Augustus?
it was okay. i think the brilliance was a bit lost on me. i admit i cried at the end but it wasn't a very gripping ride overall.
im torn between thinking the flat and repetitive prose was annoying and thinking it was effective and necessary. i don't know. i guess i just walked away thinking it was bretty gud.
What one book would you recommend someone to read if they asked what the greatest book of all time was?