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textbooks by Beatrice Widgestan - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 22:14:44 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68163 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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where's a good place to pirate text books? I know avast is okay but I can't find what I'm looking for
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Betsy Hinkinham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 02:18:53 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.68196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68163
Add this shit as a bookmark.
http://google.com/?q=intitle:index.of(pdf|epub|mobi|txt|doc|lit|rtf|zip|rar|7z|torrent)%20%s
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Augustus Nuppergold - Wed, 16 Mar 2016 17:03:56 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68242 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68196
It's not working for me. Would you please explain how to use this?
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ChrisTopHer - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 07:12:03 EST ID:ofC+Qoq9 No.68254 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68242
Let me guess, it just keeps taking you to the Google homepage??? ...think about it ....ah, now you got it, right?
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Cornelius Chiffingkune - Fri, 25 Mar 2016 17:39:25 EST ID:US+4aHnB No.68256 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68254
No. I don't. How does this wooooooork?
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Henry Smallway - Sat, 02 Apr 2016 16:47:33 EST ID:FYLgYtLW No.68273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
libgen.io (Library Genesis)
Also any of the usual torrent sites

Libgen also is full of research paywall papers somebody is leaking


Horror literature by Jarvis Wuckleridge - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 06:25:18 EST ID:h/ilEKgy No.68245 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm on a horror novels kick and need suggestions. I've already plundered the Stephen King, HP Lovecraft, and Clive Barker catalogs, so this is going to be in Hardmode. Now that King, Lovecraft, and Barker are excluded, I'm sure most of you are already out of suggestions, but I'm hoping you guys have some hidden gems that will scare the shit out of me, or at least trip me out.

Pic related is one of my favorites, a trippy book about the Lovecraftian forces behind 60s druggie mysticism.
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Matilda Blytheson - Sun, 20 Mar 2016 09:43:21 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68246 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well, if you think you've read all of Lovecraft, think again.
In a closed down magic shop, an unpublished Lovecraft story was discovered, and even cooler, it was a story commissioned by Harry Houdini himself. I can't wait til this gets published, it sounds awesome.
>mystery Lovecraft story commissioned by Houdini found in abandoned magic store
Just this sounds like the beginning of a Stephen King story.
http://www.cnet.com/news/lost-lovecraft-manuscript-penned-for-houdini-found/


/lit/ bookclub? by Rebecca Wankinstone - Sun, 05 Jul 2015 00:28:58 EST ID:0b6hfaOI No.67265 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are you guys interested in creating a type of bookclub where each month someone chooses a book for all of us to read, and we all discuss it?

Thoughts? i guess my only problem would be who gets too choose the book or maybe we have a vote thread or something?
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Graham Sickledud - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:55:24 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I just read the book and loved it. Not going to bother with the show.

I liked some of the predictions that came true, like the comments about how much TV would be produced in the future. He pretty much predicted the Golden Age of TV we are currently living in.

I liked the ending with getting to watch Earth get destroyed. The overmind was a pretty crazy revelation, I like the idea that what we considered Gods were just servants to some other God. It felt like it went full Lovecraft with the ending, just more sci-fi than horror.

The concept of time ripples moving backwards in time was crazy. I wonder if there's something to that, and will probably meditate on it next time I take /psy/s.

Does anyone view the overlords as evil in the end? Or are their actions justified? At the end, were they saying that Overlord scientists are actively seeking a way to fight the overmind, and that until they find something that could work, they have to keep doing what they are doing? Or are they gigantic passive pussies who are just accepting that everything is fucked?
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Graham Sickledud - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 16:56:36 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68156
>I don't really understand the idea that in the 3rd part everyone would just give up...
well half the shit we do as humans is only because we need to preserve the worlds good standing for the next generation. Without that burden, we can do whatever the fuck we want.
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Graham Sickledud - Tue, 01 Mar 2016 17:38:58 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last post, what Clarke book should I read next?

Also, I hope the other reader smoked as much weed while reading as I did. The book was pretty trippy.
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Shit Murdfuck - Thu, 03 Mar 2016 11:13:49 EST ID:4Ry4SBXq No.68191 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68183

I liked how he explained how huge every piece of technology would be at the party only for everything to get so much smaller.

I kept thinking the overlords were to kind to be good. But they're just as in as of the overmind as humans were of them. Like, why couldn't Jan take a picture of it? They're doing just what he humans were doing to them, study it.

They could harm everyone at a bullfight the overmind probably has some power over them. They're like angels and god. Only the angels are demons and god and heaven are one eternity as a single being for who knows why. And the demons can't join it for some reason, and they seem immortal too.

I wonder why the overmind was on their planet, and why the conquered it.
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Cornelius Chubblehall - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 10:25:10 EST ID:v1vMwpUb No.68214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I'm jealous of people reading Childhood's End for the first time. It blew my mind when I first read it years ago.
Related, I read Clarke's 2001 novelization last week so that I can check out the sequels. Any word on the quality of those follow ups to the classic film/book?


Essays by Martin Bunkinladge - Sat, 05 Mar 2016 11:53:56 EST ID:mxCuIHim No.68206 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have a five page extended essay on who would make a better ruler based on this question:

"Which one of the three Greek philosophers; Socrates, Plato, or Aristotle would create a would relevant to you as the youth of the 21st century, and why?"

Now, I'm not that much of an essayist, but I'd like to improve my essay writing. Any tips/guidelines would be really appreciated.
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Nicholas Hettingfield - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 09:31:50 EST ID:Zw7X0HlP No.68208 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68207

It's actually for homework.

Tell me how to write an essay. I am a tabula rasa, and you are the pigment.
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Phoebe Girringlure - Sun, 06 Mar 2016 12:24:50 EST ID:X3lin2bb No.68209 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68208
Research and regurgitate while inserting your own unique ideas. Point out similarities and differences between the time when those philosophers were alive and today and address which one you think would "create a world relevant to you as a youth of the 21st century.".

Honestly that's a pretty stupid question, especially considering the student-pupil relationship of those three. Your teacher probably just wants you to bullshit a bit, you can't really write a "wrong" essay on that topic.


nyaa by Isabella Didgesun - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:54:43 EST ID:TZZIV5Ii No.68201 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I went from working in Academia to teaching Maths in China.

What books should I read to make sure my English doesn't suffer from speaking like a simpleton out here?
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Polly Dishshit - Fri, 13 May 2016 04:55:37 EST ID:eg1jJvP0 No.68370 Ignore Report Quick Reply
east of eden
things fall apart
paradise lost
Have a nice summer OP


plays by Cornelius Songerstodge - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 17:28:45 EST ID:flf6NaZj No.68160 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for plays for my theatre company to put on.
Something thought provoking and written in the last 100 years is best.

any thoughts?
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Hamilton Wallermit - Tue, 23 Feb 2016 19:07:16 EST ID:IpuWZJnh No.68167 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Madam Butterfly
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Rebecca Weddlewell - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 18:11:14 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68169 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Hateful Eight would be a cheap movie to turn into a play
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Phyllis Grimfuck - Thu, 25 Feb 2016 19:28:10 EST ID:+debVspm No.68170 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Crucible, Death of a Salesman, The Glass Menagerie, A Streetcar Named Desire, Our Town, A Raisin in the Sun, Rosencrantz and Guildenstern are Dead.

All classics that could be put on by a local community theater and are great, engaging pieces of drama. Check out the summaries and see if any of them interest you.
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Jack Berrydale - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 14:10:27 EST ID:kSXpy+0U No.68172 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Nightman Cometh.
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John Bunningkun - Mon, 07 Mar 2016 23:44:19 EST ID:lwvD7tkL No.68215 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68172


laughed my ass off upon hearing that title for the first time. long live charlie


What is a really nice and quirky book? by Sidney Niggerdock - Fri, 29 Jan 2016 04:42:48 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.68100 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent of Earthbound? Quirky surreal and able to make an embittered adult like me feel childlike with wonder?
Good examples off the top of my head:
Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy,
Dirk Gently,
2001: A Space Odyssey
Big Trouble
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Charles Nocklegold - Mon, 01 Feb 2016 10:54:10 EST ID:4jOD7ecD No.68114 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ringworld
The Integral Trees
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William Wavingfuck - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 04:23:32 EST ID:vKthL9P9 No.68124 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>A Confederacy of Dunces.

Alright so this ties in to your criteria a little less directly than what you might like but fuck you this book is amazing. The sense of wonder, for me, came from witnessing the protagonist's shenanigans and not really knowing what kind of direction they'd take.

It's definitely quirky and fucking hilarious, but pretty cynical and idk if I can call it surreal. Maybe in the sense that I was in disbelief of what I was reading at times.
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Simon Hezzlehick - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 11:17:00 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68126 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68124
That dude is my nigga. Shit like that paved the way for such humor as Always Sunny or Trailer Park Boys and pretty much invented the lovable loser. Fucking sucks that the writer killed himself before he could achieve fame.
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Shitting Goddlestut - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 02:51:14 EST ID:cz7PVszP No.68133 Ignore Report Quick Reply
If you liked Earthbound 2/Mother 3 you should read The Notebook, The Proof, The Third Lie. It's the game's primary inspiration and is thematically very similar.
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Nicholas Greenville - Sun, 21 Feb 2016 04:29:40 EST ID:eUp7C72R No.68159 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68124
Seond this shit, hilarious in a laugh-out-loud-and-have-to-explain-yourself-to-the-people-around-you kind of way, great NEET/anti-NEET lit, will inspire you to get your shit together novel


Weird Fiction/Decadent Movement by Whitey Turveygold - Mon, 08 Feb 2016 02:33:43 EST ID:Pzjg6R/p No.68120 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I've been trying my best to marathon all I can in order to try to emulate the spirit of the genre through my own stories... Can we get a discussion/recommendation going? I'll contrib00t more when I'm not so xannied out... So far I've got a pile of books conisting of:
-H.P. Lovecraft- The one and only
-Lord Dunsany
-Clark Ashton Smith
-Arthur Machen
-Robert W. Chambers (with the King in Yellow)
-Edgar Allan Poe (of course)
-Thomas Ligotti- My personal favorite so far; can't get enough of this guy's shit
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Basil Wuvingfit - Tue, 09 Feb 2016 07:17:19 EST ID:taTKC37o No.68125 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68120
Try some Ray Bradbury, even if it is more speculative than weird, I think his writing style is more fluid. All those old horror writers were so antisocial that they had no real grasp of how actual humans interact and, while the stories were great terrors, the prose and dialogue could often feel clunky and unnatural. In stories where the characters die at the end, you need to make the audience actually care about the person and see them in something other than a miserable light.
This is the last short story I completed. I knew the ending would be very unsettling and wanted it to freak the audience out, but realized that it wouldn;t work if I spent the entire story trying to build a creepy atmosphere, so I gave it a light Bradbury tone for the first half of it, and then let it slowly slide into horror territory. I wanted people to genuinely fall in love with the doomed heroine of this tale, and Bradbury's style will make the audience love a character much more effectively than some morose Lovecraftian loner ever could. http://textuploader.com/52sit

Bradbury wrote plenty of disturbing short stories that maintained a glib tone the whole way, yet still made the killing blow at the end completely devastating.
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Hedda Cucklewell - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 10:40:48 EST ID:VkKRYWvb No.68152 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Robert Aickman, especially "Cold Hand in Mine", but almost all of his stories are good.

Algernon Blackwood's "The Willows", though you have probably heard of it already.

Some of M.R. James' stories.

Joseph Sheridan Le Fanu.

Michael Cisco, a modern "fantasy" author that you might enjoy.

William S. Burroughs definitely has elements in his fiction derived from Lovecraft, if you don't mind reading about violent, frightening gay sex in every other chapter. Try the Cut-Up Trilogy or his last three books, especially the Western Lands.

Brian Evenson's short stories may appeal to you.

Lafcadio Hearn's collection of Kwaidan, and Pu Songling's Strange Tales from a Chinese Studio.
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Linguistics by Fanny Gassleforth - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 06:38:36 EST ID:AnrGnVVo No.68134 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /lit/, what are some books that must be read if one would like to study linguistics?
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Doris Wockleford - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:27:11 EST ID:a1SHIZEA No.68139 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68134
Mother Tongue by Bill Bryson
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Hannah Mibblehin - Thu, 18 Feb 2016 08:44:17 EST ID:KhVNVNZT No.68151 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68139
any good textbooks?


Books on qlipoth by Hannah Brasslenore - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 04:46:46 EST ID:pPjVc/Uq No.68130 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Books about qlipoth?
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Betsy Pishtudge - Sun, 14 Feb 2016 14:27:25 EST ID:lwvD7tkL No.68132 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68130

read this while rubbing your nipples
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Charles Gagglemuck - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 16:46:27 EST ID:+9Bmt5QC No.68140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68132
To know the light you need to see the underystand the darkness first.


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.


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