Picked this book up at an auction yesterday, I never read any of his books but I've seen some of his movies on /tv/ and I figured I'd pick this up since it was only 12 bucks.
Is the book any good, and do you like him as a writer?
and i really tried to like him, because i have a cousin who really likes him. read probably a half dozen of his books. and i shamelessly enjoy stephen king, michael crichton and game of thrones, so i'm not just some smug e/lit/ist who disregards koontz out of hand because of "muh genre" bs.
I haven't read a book since 2011. It was The Wheel of Time series, I think the fifth book or something. It had people who controlled others by some sort of magic device and could force them to do things or cause pain or something to that degree.
Anyway, I haven't read a book since 2011. What do I read? I'm normally /ck/ and /tv/...
Best ever true crime book?
So many things, like
- deep character analysis
- funny "Coen brothers" plot
- mystery (for several months the killers got away with it, Capote went to Kansas long before they were arrested)
- very /lit/
The Godfather books and movies are based on this true crime novel, and those movies inspired an entire genre of Mafia films and media.
I haven't heard much about it, except for one guy that claimed it was one of the best books out there. Also, I know it's sort of a /lit/ meme. Am I in for something good?
Some people love it, some people hate it, some find it boring or confusing.
There are a lot of events in it but they're not presented in chronological order, rather each chapter more or less focuses around one character at a time. It's probably my favorite book and has been since I read it in high school.
True or False?
Hey /lit/. Quick question, when a character goes through a sort of fall from grace, is there a literary term for it? Plot strategy or something?
For example, John is in love with Jane, but because of his love-stricken mind, Jane dies. Now he's a changed man, all that mess.
>has an in-text citation
>cites an entire different book
>now you have to read that entire different book in order to continue.
Anybody else fucking hates that feel?
I know that feel.
>reading academic article
>by the time I'm finished I have 5-10 more articles queued up to read
>each new article adds 5-10 more to the list
Pic related, my current (digital) backlog (I have about ~50 books lying around my room I still need to finish).
I'll never read everything I want to read.
Why does /lit/ hate this guy?
What's a good book on literary history?
Are there any /fit/ intellectuals?
Not typically. You kind of have to be obsessed with what you're doing to be an intellectual, having it occupy all of your time and energy.
Beckett was said to walk 5 to 10 miles nearly every day though but I don't think that'd fit /fit/s stamdards/
itt:plebs that dont know the true /fit/ intellectual of the 20th century
Questions about Hegel
Is this good?
The favorite books of every president of the United States: http://www.buzzfeed.com/daveodegard/the-favorite-books-of-all-44-presidents-of-the-united-states#.qxy2rVLr3
Recommend some good secondary lit on Shakespeare, please.
I've got The Meaning of Shakespeare which is great, but I'm looking for some different perspectives.
how can you distinguish pseudo intellectualism from actual intellectualism?