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 No.13968[Reply]

Post the last book(s) you have read. It would be nice if you add a synopsis or review as well, but it's not a requirement. Just seeing a snapshot of what other image-board anons are reading is itself awesome.

New feature for 2018! This thread is set to Cycle mode. Here's to a forever book reading thread.

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 No.14914

>>14903

Revolt against the modern world




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 No.8441[Reply]

Thread locked. New thread: >>13968

Aside from having been around forever, the previous thread is autosaging. New year, new thread.

Post the last book you have read. It would be nice if you add a synopsis or review as well, but it's not a requirement. Just seeing a snapshot of what other image-board anons are reading is itself awesome.

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 No.13967

Thread locked.

That's a wrap. Almost two years worth of anons book reading habits and reviews. New year, new thread.

I'll leave this up and stickied for now. Feel free to carry over any discussions into the new thread.




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 No.908[Reply]

Greetings fellow /lit/erati!

Here are the rules:

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2. Try to keep things literature related.

3. No spamming.

4. No illegal content.

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That is all.

Let your minds and fingers roam free!

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 No.14917[Reply]

Realized that I'm not interested in business and I'll just fail my classes if I continue that route, so I'm going english, which I enjoy. I read a lot of smaller things like articles, poetry, and press releases. However I enjoy reporting and romance novels and other things. I'm not into retarded philosophy because its for incels and numales. I know english degrees suck for job prospects but I plan on moving to asia and being a teacher anyways and living extremely frugally in public housing. Thoughts?

 No.14920

>I read small articles

>I read press releases

>philosophy is for retards

you're hopeless


 No.14922

>>14920

Your*


 No.14923

>>14917

>I hate philosophy

>unable to complete a business degree

>Thinking that because you like romance novels and press releases you are suited to teach English to non English speakers

>hating philosophy

>wanting to move abroad and live cheap in public housing

>wanting to move to Asia while hating philosophy

Are you a woman OP? Either way you're retarded and you're going to fail at that plan. I could probably name a half dozen different jobs you are better suited for.

>>14922

You moron, "you're" is the proper form here. It is a contraction of "You are". As in "You are hopeless". If *you* *are* the OP and you think you can be an English teacher Despite not knowing the difference between *you're* and *your* is fucking retarded. Actually it's worse, to call you retarded would be an insult to the retarded.




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 No.14908[Reply]

>buy book

>never read it

who else /devilish/ here

 No.14913

I have an anthology of Peter Handke novellas that I've never managed to read more than like 10 pages into. Just didn't click I guess


 No.14915

>>14908

I bought pynchon books just to have on the shelf for pretentious reasons with no intention to read them.


 No.14916

>buying things you can get for free


 No.14921

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I dropped it the moment the pronouns started popping up.




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 No.14918[Reply]

Pic rel translation is the biggest slog to read I've ever encounteted. Is Constance Garnett a shitty translator or am I too big of a retard? Should I just learn Russian and go with the original instead?

 No.14919

I dont know about that particular translation but I do know Russian is incredibly difficult and probably not worth learning just to read 1 or a few books. Every verb has 2 verbs, there are several conjugations for each verb for each tense, they have different tenses (e.g. immediate future) and pronouncing words is difficult. Unless you dedicate 1-2 years full time to learning Russian, you won't be able to understand the book. Then there's the whole cultural influence on mindset and the wordplay (the latter only makes sense if you are a native or extremely fluent).

Just find a better translation. Startpage or google "best Brothers Karamazov" translation and read some reviews then decide on the best obtainable one.




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 No.14239[Reply]

What are some books that offer entertainment without heavy themes or subject matter? I haven't read any books since November and I really want to get back into reading (depression sucks). Any anons know of some gud books? Easy shit please. Thanks.

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 No.14703

>>14251

Pretty much this. J. L. Carr is good at this, although his books have deeper themes. They can be easily ignored to find what you're looking for. A Month in the Country is a good start and a great book about a WWI veteran restoring a medieval mural in a small English village.


 No.14904

>>14239

Behead All Satans


 No.14905

Adventurers wanted series by M.L. Forman is pretty easy reading. It is a little cliched in its premise but not unenjoyable.


 No.14909

There are some god-tier YA for that. Try:

A Series of Unfortunate Events


 No.14912

>>14337

This post hits the nail on the head, I could have written it myself




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 No.14910[Reply]

>US full-color edition

>UK black-and-white edition

which one?



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 No.8458[Reply]

http://www.parentherald.com/articles/17911/20160128/the-winds-of-winter-release-date-update-george-rr-martin-book-nowhere-near-finished.htm

Hello everyone, I am a lazy fatass fuck. It takes me 7 fucking years to write a penny-dreadful, film-script based "novel". And it doesn't matter that it's my full time fucking job, literally the only thing I'm required to do, or that I jack off at 67 years of age by taking bum fuck vacations all over the world to live off the prestige of my now stagnate series that I can't fucking finish, that I'm constantly giving interviews and bullshit for the industry, and that I'm writing OTHER books that literally no one gives a fuck about. That's right, I'm not writing for the series that is the sole reason for all my fame and which everyone wants, no, I write other books that are truly shit and no one gives a fuck about. And when those that gave me all this money call me out on this shit, the best I can do is twiddle my fat fingers, flip them off and then whine on my blog about how ashamed I am of being a lazy fatass fuck. Oh, did I mention that I waste time playing videogames? I have all this responsibility, I'm 67 fucking years old and I waste time playing videogames, because that's really going to get the job done and get all these people off my back. Did I mention I'm a lazy fatass fuck?

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 No.14675

>>14663

Lord of the Rings.

Considering your post this is easily the best option for you.


 No.14774

>>8458

And yet he's still more productive than you.


 No.14847

>>14663

>fiction equivalents

Viking sagas. Volsuung etc

The Iliad


 No.14878

Cannot believe /lit/ is SO slow that this thread has been alive almost three years.


 No.14906

>>14878

Still faster than GRRM himself.




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 No.14901[Reply]

where can I grab pdfs? More specifically, this book.

 No.14902

Have you tried >>>/pdfs/ ?




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 No.14186[Reply]

>We, Brave New World, Player Piano, Fahrenheit 451

>concise refutations of the utopian literature of the previous century

>warnings about social and economic trends that are actually spreading throughout western democracies

>outcry against the dehumanization of man

>thought-provoking observation that one's man utopia will always be another man's dystopia

<1984

<dude fascism lmao

Why the fuck is 1984 treated like the greatest of the old dystopian novels?

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 No.14875

>>14846

What the fuck does 1984 have to do with socialism? IngSoc is supposed to be reminiscent of the fascist Nazi party, who put "socialist" in their name to dupe the rubes.

How the fuck does anyone miss the point of 1984?


 No.14880

>>14875

You tell me.


 No.14897

>>14770

>Some people would love a sex based society around only feeling joy but for others it would be pure hell.

Don't we already live in that?


 No.14899

>>14897

In reality you can still opt out of mindless hedonism without attracting the direct attention of the continental dictator.


 No.14907

>>14875

True socialism has never been tried, right?




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 No.14739[Reply]

I read a book as a kid about some Asian girl in an orphanage or something. The cover was a blue/yellow/green stripes and she was sitting on the cover wearing pigtails and a skateboard in cartoon style. Also what was the name of the mathematical philosopher who fought in WW1 he's well-known.

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 No.14813

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>>14809

>Three-dimensional character

>Believable


 No.14828

Don't want to make a new thread but does anyone else remember a children's novel set in a near future Britain where the water levels have risen and tribes of children live on tiny islands and war with each other. A girl has to escape from a tribe that lives in a church turned fortress by fixing a secret boat.


 No.14886

Anyone know agents or publishers that specialize in rightwing literature? Not implicitly racist/nazi stuff, but anti-diversity, race realism and sjw type of fiction.


 No.14889

>>14886

Arktos


 No.14898

>>14809

>>14803

Well since you say giving them hobbies, flaws, beliefs and such isnt working is it how you describe them or how you have them acting? Are they clunky or robotic?

Maybe if you post a little example we can see what’s wrong and help you out.




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 No.14894[Reply]

anyone have a copy of this book they wanna share with me? any format is fine!

https://www.amazon.com/Letters-Dead-Man-Horto-Dumbarton/dp/0884024113

i'm not gonna pay $75 for it

 No.14895

>about half a zillion available from $44.95, used.

I've never been a fan of brand new. Content over presentation and all. Still a bit far from an ideal price, by an order of magnitude. Thriftbooks got nothin'. I'm still poking around.


 No.14896

>>14895

thanks for checking. i may end up just paying the used price, i've managed to find a collection of some of his letters, but the entire collection would be good.

this is what i found: http://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/46223




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 No.12867[Reply]

Hello everybody. We have a book club on Discord, where we'll be reading old and new works relevant to economics and politics, mostly from a libertarian or classical liberal point of view, although we also discuss leftist and fascist works or other classics.

The first two books we'll be reading are John Lockes Second Treatise of Government and Adam Smiths Wealth of Nations, first book. After that, we go on with Bastiat, Ricardo, Ayn Rand, Karl Marx, Rothbard, Eugen Richter, Sumner, Mises and Hayek. That isn't set in stone though, so feel free to propose other works.

No one has to read a particular work or participate in discussion, but we got a few members already, some new ones and some fairly experienced, so we can get discussions started.

Here's the link to discord: https://discord.gg/4MP7WA

If it expires, just let me know, I'll post another one then.

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 No.13719

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 No.13757

>>13054

I love her work and you can't stop me.


 No.14882

>>12987

can tell you're repeating buzzwords you've heard but don't understand

fuck off NPC


 No.14883

Post new invite pls.


 No.14892

use Telegram for god's sake




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 No.14887[Reply]

alrighte thise fuckine slaps

 No.14890

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 No.14891

Edmund Britannia, Rex Anglorum




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