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BWR: Bump While Reading by Nigger Blytheshit - Thu, 21 Nov 2013 17:49:48 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.63575 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Last one quit bumping, only 2 weeks shy of its 1 year anniversary. T'was a proud thread, and many a good suggestion came from it. Hopefully this one can live up to its predecessor.
Currently reading this new Neil Gaiman book. Can't tell if it's a fairy tale or a badly disguised mid-life crisis, time will tell if the book has substance or is just Gaiman doing some symbolism masturbation
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Nathaniel Saddlemit - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 05:17:50 EST ID:PEi+kMLb No.68109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68101
Haven't read flow my tears, the policeman said (I had my hands on a copy in a 4 books for a £5 store the other day, no Idea why I didn't pick it up).

But The Man in the High Castle is a really good read.
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George Snodman - Sun, 31 Jan 2016 17:17:13 EST ID:JHSbXgM+ No.68112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68104
that happens in every single one of his books. he has such a good mental environment and some cool, insightful stuff will always happen, but he isn't much of a dramatist
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Nigel Devingstat - Fri, 12 Feb 2016 20:08:40 EST ID:2cqnyO9u No.68127 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Bumping while writing, I'm about 40 pages into an estimated 150-200 page novel. I've never written a short story longer than 30 pages before (about 10,000 words). For reference on what word count is in a book, the first Harry Potter had 77,000 words. This will be about as long as that book. It's going to be like Trailer Park Boys meets Stephen King.
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James Subbleway - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 09:53:20 EST ID:lwvD7tkL No.68135 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>63575


Halfway through the unabridged Stranger in a Strange Land because I "just had to read it the way it was meant to be read", but I am slowing down and there are now some jarring questions I have. He was born from humans, just on Mars..how did he learn to speak Martian- do Martians have identical bodies? He mentioned realizing he was "different" from his nestlings, also that martian females are multitudes times smaller than martian males and that human sex could never exist between Martians the way it does on earth except defined in a very technically biological way
I guess I just need to go back and reread beginning parts because I am getting pissed
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Esther Climmlehen - Tue, 16 Feb 2016 12:54:47 EST ID:RwCTBZ0X No.68147 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68135
Basically, yes, the first group of explorers to mars got stuck on mars or something they had a kid. All of the original explorers died at some point and the kid was raised by martians. Martians are very similar to humans, except their all super psychic zen masters or something and they explode if someone gets angry at them. I don't remember that whole thing about the women being smaller, but it's probably true, the martians aren't supposed to be the focus of the book anyways, their just a plot device that allows the MC to be a super psychic zen master from space.


Hi. by Phoebe Chuffingbatch - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 14:32:13 EST ID:dDqikR6w No.68121 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi, /lit/,

I'm visiting from the future's /lit/ because I'm sick of how intolerable those folks can be with their hive mind and general shittiness. I just wanna chat about books without being told I'm an uneducated moron for having dissenting opinions. Are y'all any better?

Maybe lets start out with a "what're you reading" thread if that's kosher?

I'm currently working my way through a collection of essays on the New Expansive/Formalist movement in poetry, and have just begun "The Name of the Father" by Lacan. I'm enjoying and learning a great deal from both.


Literature by Nell Tootbanks - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 10:21:31 EST ID:lsa4EsQe No.68019 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Who was the greater author? Shakespeare or Robert Burns?

http://www.heraldscotland.com/news/14209134.Shakespeare_and_Burns__two_literary_giants_to_be_compared_and_contrasted_at_special_conference/
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Travis Bickle - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:42:05 EST ID:e8INrhRn No.68029 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68026
Its cause all his shit is metaphorical.
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Fanny Hundersture - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:32:30 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68026
Neil Gaiman has some Sandman stuff that made me appreciate Shakespeare more. It sucks that high school English teachers usually aren't on enough drugs to explain it properly.
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A Wizard - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:30:25 EST ID:6ABDF1bw No.68047 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68030

Gaiman is a hack. He only goes halfway and ends up spreading misinfo. So, he's more likely a shill than half the people we call shills on this board.
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Phoebe Dennershaw - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 11:24:50 EST ID:/QONVyyg No.68118 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68047
>shills
I wish you faggots stop using that word.
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Hamilton Piblingforth - Fri, 05 Feb 2016 18:39:41 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68119 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68118
Don;t worry, that cunt is banned now


book hype thread by Barnaby Cruvingstit - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:20:36 EST ID:nOX/Rchu No.68039 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What books are you waiting on/getting hyped for?
Joe Hill's new book comes out in May.
Stephen King's 3rd and final Bill Hodge's book (Mr. Mercedes sequel) is in June.
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Barnaby Cruvingstit - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 17:23:08 EST ID:nOX/Rchu No.68040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This too obv, I forgot to include it because I doubt it will ever come out.
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Simon Pittcocke - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 02:58:08 EST ID:g/JLFISI No.68042 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68040
it'll be out this year, after s6 of got finishes
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Isabella Sapperledging - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 20:37:59 EST ID:U/i6uTI0 No.68048 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68042
>believing this
oh you poor gullible fool
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Ian Siffingcocke - Sun, 24 Jan 2016 16:55:12 EST ID:ta4EK9n8 No.68064 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68048
it will almost definitely maybe be released in 2016, probably
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Charlotte Bossleford - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 22:48:16 EST ID:f4b8xcIm No.68107 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Doors of Stone by Patrick Rothfuss and The Core by Peter V. Brett


Completing a collection by Jack Sibberbeg - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 08:58:51 EST ID:Jnk9p+Zu No.68002 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hiya guys im in need of help, i am looking for a specific book cover for Frank Herberts Dune Messiah (pic related) but i can seem to find that cover anywhere. the reason why i want this cover is to complete my collection of these covers.
Is there anywhere that you know of where i may be able to get this?
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Ernest Brossledetch - Thu, 14 Jan 2016 00:28:17 EST ID:N6DzaUNu No.68014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I actually have this exact copy. I work at half price books and I see this cover variation quite often do you have a HPB near you? You can call the stores and have it shipped to you or you could try searching on amazon if you haven't tried that already
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Samuel Pozzleworth - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 19:30:10 EST ID:YWAmnexy No.68090 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68014
I have two lol
One from a thrift shop and one from a box of free stuff someone put out near my house.

If it weren't a bannable offense to post personal contact info on 420chan I'd make a throwaway email so you can send me your address and I'd mail one to you.

I started out looking for all those dusty red covers but after finding the blue Berkley paperback of God Emperor and Heretics, I ended up getting the Berkley Chapterhouse too and I've been looking to complete the set ever since. I think they are my favorite covers. I'm not the type to horde/covet books but sometimes I just enjoy having beautiful and pleasing objects around me. I find the design really inspiring, as corny as that sounds. I feel like the aesthetic suits the subject matter.


Please review my short story by Cedric Lightford - Mon, 25 Jan 2016 23:00:32 EST ID:aakQRj0h No.68082 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Here is a link to a short, completed story I wrote today, about 4000 words. I wrote it specifically for an online publication that is offering money for short supernatural stories about sex toys lol. So basically a trashy porno rag. It ia just a first draft, I know the punctuation is shit and will fix that. I'm looking for narrative help and identifying which lines come off cringy. A coupe lines are shitty and just placeholders for something more clever down the line. But even if this is very low-rent, it will be worth it to get bragging rights for getting something published.

Help a brother out. I am OG 420chan and want you guys to read my amazing paranormal porno story. I could win a small amount of money for this shit! It's like penthouse forum meets Stephen King.
http://textuploader.com/5zems
Please read this and critique before I submit it to them.
After hearing this contest was sex toy themed, I did research into vibrators until I came across this classic vibrator from the 20's (pic related) and it inspired the story that follows.
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Frederick Publingstod - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 02:08:24 EST ID:mLN7HFVm No.68085 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68082
Paragraph 1 (P1) liked the reference to Skid Row and how rhymes with Marilyn Monroe.

Nix (delete) "Over the years", it feels like filler and the sentence sounds better without it.

Maybe flip the sentences and combine them for fluidity: "Some say it was not suicide but an accidental overdose, others accuse President John F Kennedy of being involved."

nix "in her death"

maybe get rid of "its impact was so wide that" and leave "The suicide rate in LA doubled." or maybe mess around with it to give more character, my suggestion still sounds a little weird.

P2 change "the" to "her"? Nix "still".
"to go down" feels weird, maybe "Not wanting to leave his patient with the legacy..."

Maybe nix "shopping bag", unless you especially like that detail and "that he brought back to his office." Sentence seems more succinct as: "..and packed it away." That he goes to his office is implied in the next paragraph, which is cool how you do that.
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Cedric Lightford - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 08:52:59 EST ID:aakQRj0h No.68086 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68085
Thank you for the editing note. I wish you had finished it, not for the notes, but because my biggest worry still is that the sexy parts aren't sexy enough, and that the trippy/creepy scenes aren't trippy or creepy enough.
Thanks for the p1 notes, I'm taking pretty much all advice given.
I hadn't written in a few years, so I was using this weird contest subject matter to dust the skills off.
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Cedric Lightford - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 10:00:53 EST ID:aakQRj0h No.68087 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I did a bunch of editing, so here is the current version of the story, read this instead of the OP link http://textuploader.com/57ata
so if anyone wants to offer critique or editing notes or just thoughts on if the plot worked, I'd appreciate it.
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Fanny Grimgold - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 11:55:06 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68088 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I like the story! I have no clue how to edit. But it was well told, seemed researched, I started to have a crush on the main girl lol, it got sexy, then freaky. I was enjoying the sexy parts and pretty peeved when the ending happened. It was a good ending, just a downer, you killed my new waifu
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Cedric Lightford - Tue, 26 Jan 2016 17:57:41 EST ID:aakQRj0h No.68089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68088
Thank you, thank you.
This is what I hope will be my final draft to submit: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1trhIym9xQjaDcZp7As8LLuEe5b1uaH7HN-0TRo0Rwpg/pub


Books? by A Wizard - Thu, 07 Jan 2016 00:26:48 EST ID:KJ+IcUog No.67987 Locked Banned Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I hate books! grawwawwwwwwww!!!

my favorite book is The Matrix
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Basil Blythewell - Sat, 23 Jan 2016 22:47:08 EST ID:h0NevVoZ No.68063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>67987
Yet another glorious A Wizard post


Codex Gigas by Beetlejuic369 - Mon, 18 Jan 2016 06:54:50 EST ID:8nkTRAo+ No.68032 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Anyone knows where i can download Codex Gigas(in english) or anyone has it in pdf and wants to share it whit me?
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A Wizard - Wed, 20 Jan 2016 19:28:33 EST ID:6ABDF1bw No.68046 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68032

We didn't help you in the other thread, we will not help you here.

Also, what makes you think you can use or comprehend something, when you can't even manage to find it?
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David Chellytudge - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 03:19:21 EST ID:oFFBogM+ No.68050 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68046
Who the fuck belives in some13th century crap?I just wanna know how the writer trolld them.
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press !QUHukXEvkY - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:47:08 EST ID:CrYSEoNK No.68051 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68050

so youre too inept to find it and yet estimate yourself capable enough if somebody back then wrote the biggest volume that there was just to *troll* people.
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A Wizard - Thu, 21 Jan 2016 19:15:34 EST ID:6ABDF1bw No.68053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68051

He doesn't understand the kind of labor it takes to create anything. A common issue today, and honestly it disgusts me.
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Shitting Niggerbanks - Fri, 22 Jan 2016 19:05:47 EST ID:x7MsJWxE No.68059 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68053
someone else will take care of it


looking for a book by Molly Drapperdot - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 08:08:18 EST ID:xWljOfBf No.68036 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hi,
I'm looking for books on the western influence in Eastern countries (Iraq, Libya,Syria...)

I want to know why western countries wanted to take down dictators, and the reason behind all the refugees fleeing to the West.

I don't want some Tinfoil bullshit, just good critical journalism.
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Martha Ceppernore - Tue, 19 Jan 2016 13:01:58 EST ID:4Ry4SBXq No.68037 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68036

Untangling the Web: A Thinking Person's Guide to Why the Middle East is a Mess and Always has Been
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Nathaniel Parringwadge - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 02:56:06 EST ID:mLN7HFVm No.68099 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I don't know of any off hand, but mayhaps goto a big library or book store to the history section and look there? Even in literature there's revisionists misportraying reality. Here's a good list: http://www.juancole.com/resources/books-on-mideast


Pirate books for kindle paperboard 1gen by James Mother Fucking Randi !lwriJ94kMg - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:32:31 EST ID:AI9S28M2 No.68021 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Whats the best site to pirate ebooks? Im specifically looking for "ender in exile", preferably in kindle or mobi format but i can't find it. Any help is appreciated.

Pic not related.
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James Mother Fucking Randi !lwriJ94kMg - Sat, 16 Jan 2016 14:33:17 EST ID:AI9S28M2 No.68022 Ignore Report Quick Reply
My phone auto corrected paperwhite to paperboard.


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