I just realized that it has been about a decade since electronic music and the rave scene got big again in the US.
Have there been books coming out reflecting that? People write about doing drugs in small little groups together like alt-lit did but what about the rave scene?
whoever makes these dumb threads about "did someone do a book about xyz yet" is a fucking big dummy. reading for the setting equally pleb to read for plot, why don't u just take it to reddit
What do you think of fantasies almost absurd homogeneity as a genre? Is it lazy in it's rigid commitment to Tolkien or is that simply the nature of the genre now and the nuance is to be found within?
Are there any good books with zero allusions whatsoever? Where you don't need to know anything about other books/art/movements etc to fully understand it?
Has anyone ever read this? If so, is it any good?
I have the book but never got to read it. I did see the movie so I'll give a summery from that.
Teen boy (Craig, 16) has depression and almost tried to jump a bridge but realises he is too pussy to An Hero and checks into the hospital mental-health clinic and stays for a week. Meets a guy named Bobby becomes his mentor/guy buddie meets a girl Noelle who he starts to "like" even though he already has a batshit crazy GF. In the end he is released and him and Noelle goes on a date and it ends. Craig...
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my mom rented the movie and i watched it with her. it was shit nd the director (or was it writer?) killed himself which is kind of a funny story itself considering the whole thing is about how much there is to live for
basically a generic piece of shit wish fulfillment romance tho. young angsty boy nobody understands meets cute quirky girl who shows him life. pathetic cuck shit breeding a generation of beta males.
Anyone else find Big Daves excessive use of footnotes sort of annoying at times?
This whole thing about IJ being chock full of footnotes is absolute bullshit and is a lie perpetuated by /lit/ trolls. Just flip through the book and you'll see that it has no more footnotes than an average university textbook.
I'm tired of being bored and disappointed by books not worth my time, so I decided I'm only going to read one book, repeatedly, and and get to know it by heart.
What book should it be?
Harper Lee is dead.
Thoughts? I'm about to buy it because I liked the preview of the first book on Amazon and enjoy the genre in general.
I've read the first two. I liked the setting of the first more, but the second was definitely more realized. It does look like it's entering the same spooky description black hole of unnameable, unspeakable, indescribable and unnatural spooks and feelings. I'm definitely interested in the third book just to see how it plays out.
I'm also excited to see these adapted to a show/movie, whichever way they're going with that project now.
>"The need for sex, not the love of one person, would finish the Party."
What did he mean by that?
>he proved, algebraically, that Hamlet's grandson is Shakespeare's grandfather
>Joycefags WILL defend this
DFW ripped off the Bard because hes an incredibly sad and banal hack with no discernible talent. The only good scene he ever created was his hanging. He also claimed not to have read and ripped off Pynchon, now theres an infinite jest lmao
How do I break my internet addiction?
What prevents greentext from being literature?
Do any of you have a link or copypasta of the monologue Patrick Bateman delivers in the resturaunt about all the 'good' save-the-whales shit you are 'supposed' to do, which he obviously does not believe, or that he beleives and does not actually act on because he is too busy being a Psycho?
Fine, I will oblige you:
>Oh come on, Price,” I say. “There are more important problems than Sri Lanka to worry about. Sure our foreign policy is important, but there are more pressing problems at hand.”
>“Like what?” he asks without looking away from Vanden. “By the way, why is there an ice cube in my soy sauce?”
>“No,” I start, hesitantly. “Well, we have to end apartheid for one. And slow down the nuclear arms race, stop terrorism and world hunger. Ensure a strong national defense, prevent the spread of communism in Central America, work for a Middle East peace settlement, prevent U.S. military involvement overseas. We have to ensure that America is a respected world power. Now that’s not to belittle our domestic problems, which are equally important, if not more. Better and more affordable long-term care for the elderly, control and find a cure for the AIDS epidemic, clean up environmental damage from toxic waste and pollution, improve the quality of primary and secondary education, strengthen laws to crack down on crime and illegal drugs. We also have to ensure that college education is affordable for the middle class and protect Social Security for senior citizens plus conserve natural resources and wilderness areas and reduce the influence of political action committees.”
>The table stares at me uncomfortably, even Stash, but I’m on a roll.
>“But economically we’re still a mess. We have to find a way to hold down the inflation rate and reduce the deficit. We also need to provide training and jobs for the unemployed as well as protect existing American jobs from unfair foreign imports. We have to make America the leader in new technology. At the same time we need to promote economic growth and business expansion and hold the line against federal income taxes and hold down interest rates while promoting opportunities for small businesses and controlling mergers and big corporate takeovers.”
>Price nearly spits up his Absolut after this comment but I try to make eye contact with each one of them, especially Vanden, who if she got rid of the green streak and the leather and got some color—maybe joined an aerobics class, slipped on a blouse, something by Laura Ashley—might be pretty. But why does she sleep with Stash? He’s lumpy and pale and has a bad cropped haircut and is at least ten pounds overweight; there’s no muscle tone beneath the black T-shirt.
>“But we can’t ignore our social needs either. We have to stop people from abusing the welfare system. We have to provide food and shelter for the homeless and oppose racial discrimination and promote civil rights while also promoting equal rights for women but change the abortion laws to protect the right to life yet still somehow maintain women’s freedom of choice. We also have to control the influx of illegal immigrants. We have to encourage a return to traditional moral values and curb graphic sex and violence on TV, in movies, in popular music, everywhere. Most importantly we have to promote general social concern and less materialism in young people.”
>I finish my drink. The table sits facing me in total silence. Courtney’s smiling and seems pleased. Timothy just shakes his head in bemused disbelief. Evelyn is completely mystified by the turn the conversation has taken and she stands, unsteadily, and asks if anyone would like dessert.
The self is a relation which relates itself to its own self, or it is that in the relation that the relation relates itself to its own self; the self is not the relation but that the relation relates itself to its own self