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Requestin'... by Esther Bundlestock - Wed, 18 Jun 2014 12:58:43 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65162 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anybody have Robert Asprin's bibliography?? I can't find it on Demonoid, Kickass, Filestube, you name it! Someone talked about his work in an io9 post and it got me interested, especially his Myth Adventures series, so I hope one of you can hook me up with an upload or point me to somewhere that has it. Thanks!
Doris Piggletodge - Mon, 30 Jun 2014 03:40:13 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65265 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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bumpin' for (my) literacy! Robert Asprin's works have me wanting to read his material.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 08:56:29 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65273 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I checked and a lot of people are sharing his works, and you'll find most, if not all, of his books there.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 09:04:12 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65274 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Btw, SoulseekQt is the newest stable version of the client, and the only one which is actively worked on and upgraded. I recommend you download that one. Here's the link:

I find it to be a great resource for downloading books and music.
Happy reading!
Sidney Fanworth - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:33:45 EST ID:eMTxOMYe No.65276 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thanks dood! For some reason I just never knew books were on soulseek as well, that other thing you're talkin' though about I have no clue of, but I was able to DL with version 157 NS 13c.
Albert Pitthall - Wed, 02 Jul 2014 13:50:37 EST ID:rO0V1rVI No.65277 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Glad to be of service!

That other thing is the (relatively) new Slsk client, it's better than the old NS version simply because it has more users which = more shared stuff, which = better chance to find what you're interested in.

Cormac Mccarthy Yelps by Sophie Goodshaw - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 19:38:30 EST ID:GWbzb3P+ No.65260 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't spend much time on this board so maybe this is old news, but here is a blog of business reviews written in Mccarthy narrative. Some are pretty accurate.

>>Union Square - San Francisco, CA
>>Cormac M. | Author | Lost in the chaparral, NM

>>Three stars.

>>And they come there in great numbers shuffling into that mausoleum that was built for them like some monument to the slow death of their world and among those tokens and talismans of that faded empire they forage like scavengers their faces frozen in a rictus of worldweary their clothes preworn in some tropical factory and they shop and they hunt with dullbrown eyes through that cavalcade of false trinkets and those shrinkwrapped mockeries laying there in silent indictment and they reach out to touch those trite things and their faces are slack but in their gullets a scream lies stillborn for they are the kings and the queens reigning over the death of their people and the world is not theirs and never was and the suffering and the horrors are not their doing but the work of their bankrupt forbears and before them stretches an abyss beyond man’s imagining and within their lifetime the promise of a coming reckoning measured in blood and in pestilence and they shuffle through that store near paralytic and finally they take a metal thing with a feather on it and they buy that thing.

Some other faves:
Edward Gellerdale - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 21:09:49 EST ID:5wdlzA1+ No.65262 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i lol'd

Short stories by Priscilla Binnerwirk - Wed, 04 Jun 2014 19:30:19 EST ID:hYUtk2Q9 No.65048 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I have in my collection, Faulkner, Kafka, Hemingway, Mann, D.H Lawrence, Maugham, Nabokov, Borges, and some more I can't remember at this moment.

Can any of you recommend some good collection of short stories?
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Beatrice Sunkinwed - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 04:33:56 EST ID:b8YgOuqw No.65221 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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HP Lovecraft. Call of Cthulhu is a good start.
Henry Senkinham - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 06:02:38 EST ID:ntJAvJ2Z No.65223 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Jack Vance and John M. Harrison if you're into the Dying Earth quasifantasy trip.
Shit Shakestone - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 09:31:14 EST ID:Y+RCCR7h No.65224 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Ligotti
Reuben Duckbury - Fri, 27 Jun 2014 22:09:38 EST ID:GeFSb+Pm No.65232 Ignore Report Quick Reply
fuck that, "A Shadow out of Time" is dope-sauce, historical, mythos-ranging, and a bit less racist than usual.
Eugene Bluffingfuck - Sun, 29 Jun 2014 10:31:54 EST ID:YSLtmGmW No.65242 Ignore Report Quick Reply

"The Colour Out of Space" is fucking GREAT as well. Although, it's either that or "Shadow over Innsmouth".

Godel Escher Bach help what to read first by Augustus Turveylock - Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:50:36 EST ID:j0tqAfw+ No.65070 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I read a few little things about this book on this chan and another,then read the back of the book then bought it cheap on ebay.

read the first 40 pages or so then scanned through the book and to be honest I dont get most of it.espicaly all the calculs and algerbrea stuff.

So what should I learn so I can make sense of this book ??
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Simon Sellerhick - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 17:56:42 EST ID:1Z5wcAgD No.65140 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is this book worth the long read ??
Martin Fattingbury - Sun, 15 Jun 2014 18:17:05 EST ID:b3hsrQga No.65142 Ignore Report Quick Reply
How could we tell you when we don't know anything about you?

Just try it. It starts from ground zero and builds from there. Even if you quit halfway through you'll walk away with some interesting notions.
Faggy Bladgewill - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 00:45:29 EST ID:vQ6et2x3 No.65175 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Is anyone else reading this right now? I finished chapter 8 a couple days ago so I'm about 1/3 of the way through, it's starting to get complicated. He does a very good job of explaining everything though.
David Smallstock - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 18:59:04 EST ID:PPudydiJ No.65182 Ignore Report Quick Reply
i'm reading it too. but along with Don Quixote but i'll definitely keep my eyes on this thread. it takes about half a year for a thread to actually disappear from this board
Shakira - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 20:24:43 EST ID:GoJpanfc No.65226 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Yes, if you are interested in mathematics. Think of it as a taster of some advanced math as well as parallels between it with art and music, packaged for the average educated person who has taken a few math, music, and art courses as well as some independent study at some point.

To OP, to make sense of the book there are a few things I'll suggest, but remember that I read it a long time ago so I may be missing a few things. If I remember correctly there's not much (if any) calculus stuff in there, what you DO need to make sense of it is some foundation in logic. Try getting a primer in propositional logic or something like that and it should make more sense. The farther you go with logic the better.

As far as the non-mathematical stuff goes I don't know what to tell you other than that it has a lot of music theory stuff. The art stuff in there was easy to digest, but some of the music theory for sure went over my head.

This book is so wide in scope that it only glances at so many things, so don't feel bad if you don't understand something fully from it. If you don't understand something, look at it again, and if that doesn't help and you are still interested, go to amazon or the library and get a more topical book on it! I remember there is a great bibliography in the back of GEB.

Influential by Sidney Greenbanks - Tue, 22 Apr 2014 11:44:48 EST ID:+zeqV8w/ No.64749 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Has a book had an influence on your life in the sense that it goes from paper, to mind to actions? I have recently been reading material by a certain author and I am starting to think a lot like certain characters and it is starting to spill over to me wanting to put thoughts into actions. They are not exactly against the law but they are not ethical put it that way.
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Ebenezer Publingfadge - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:36:57 EST ID:i0IMOJ9l No.65184 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That book in particular is fantastic.
Fuck Pisslebury - Sat, 21 Jun 2014 18:42:15 EST ID:SbSyuhOI No.65190 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Beyond Good and Evil and this book I read on false philosophy that I can't recall the name of have both haunted me over the years. The books I still actively think about are the ones that challenge my state of philosophical idiocy at the time I read them.
James Murdfoot - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 02:58:54 EST ID:UzKt6U/T No.65196 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Someone on here posted a few quotes from Shantaram by Gregory David Roberts, and I spent the last of my money to get a copy just based on the strength of those quotes. If you're still on here guy that recommended Shantaram two years ago, you fucking changed my life and fundamentally changed me into a better, happier, kinder human being.
Matilda Buzzletig - Tue, 24 Jun 2014 19:55:51 EST ID:KWahOc/y No.65211 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Yes they're good at shaking up your mind a little. I'd recommend prometheus rising rather than quantum psychology as quantum psychology has group exercises whereas prometheus rising has exercises for an iindividual, although that said just reading quantum psychology broke me out of my depression and was the first RAW book I read.

For any RAW fans out there who don't know yet, cosmic trigger is being made into a play, you can find out more here...

It's a kickstarter type funding so you get stuff for donating like pic related.
Sidney Ginnerfirk - Thu, 26 Jun 2014 03:50:48 EST ID:qJ7FpUDP No.65220 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Currently reading Oyasumi Punpun and holy cow is it near perfect. It might be the emotional climate I'm in that's really allowing me to appreciate it but it seems to me to just be a huge hit. It encourages me to be as good a person as I can be.

Time by Cyril Didgedock - Sat, 14 Jun 2014 12:03:38 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65138 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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ITT we post profound quotes about time.

Thoreau "Walden" p.64
"Time is but the stream I go a-fishing in. I drink at it; but while I drink I see the sandy bottom and detect how shallow it is. Its thin current slides away but eternity remains."

Ecclesiastes 1.9-11
"What has been is what will be,
And what has been done is what will be done; there is nothing new under the sun.
Is there a thing of which it is said, "see, this is new"?
It has already been, in the ages before us.
The people of long ago are not remembered, nor will there be any remembrance
Of people yet to come by those who come after them"

Dr. Manhattan from The Watchmen
"All we ever see of stars are their old photographs"
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Shit Blackdock - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 17:25:13 EST ID:V768a4aa No.65217 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Clara Cranderstork - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 19:43:56 EST ID:gsiFWvgG No.65218 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Time is an illusion, lunchtime doubly so. - Douglas Adams
Charles Gondershaw - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 21:57:23 EST ID:hYUtk2Q9 No.65219 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Mann, Joseph and His Brothers.

"Deep is the well of the past, shall we not call it bottomless?"

Help Buy My Course Material by Whitey Sunnerstock - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 18:30:16 EST ID:JvFWoEQb No.65201 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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As some of you may know McGraw Hill is evil,exploits students and puts small book merchants out of business. Unfortunately after 72 hours I have been unable to find the text via torrent; in addition the professor requires the publisher access code. So I'm screwed unless I can get the money to buy the book.
Shit Blackshit - Mon, 23 Jun 2014 21:27:01 EST ID:wnPsxWNb No.65202 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Cliblingwater - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 10:03:13 EST ID:Yf0Wup7C No.65214 Ignore Report Quick Reply
here's a pro tip I used when I needed that McGraw Hill Access BS.

  1. Sign up for the trial
  2. You have full access to the e book during the trial
  3. Screenshot the book (this only took me like 15-25 minutes)
  4. When the trial is over, just buy the option that gives you access to the web
Clara Cranderstork - Wed, 25 Jun 2014 14:58:16 EST ID:gsiFWvgG No.65216 Ignore Report Quick Reply
That's some straight up bullshit.
I'd tell the professor to buy them for me or deal with you not having a legit copy.

Name that author! by Hannah Greenford - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 03:11:16 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65102 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post one of your favorite quotes and people try to guess the author, and, if possible, the book.

>Man thus not only works for the animal within him, but, for a symbol of this, man works for the animal without him.
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Fuck Harryham - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 01:58:18 EST ID:9KIRjmUJ No.65165 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Well you're right, it was Thoreau...

How about this one?
"...a book is like nature or the world. When you question it, it answers you only to the extent that you do the work of thinking and analysis yourself."
Thomas Mattingkeck - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:24:20 EST ID:ditkJXYf No.65166 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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> In the deep glens where they lived all things were older than man and they hummed of mystery
Priscilla Nicklebury - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:26:25 EST ID:AuAmYuhV No.65181 Ignore Report Quick Reply
“For a moment, nothing happened. Then, after a second or so, nothing continued to happen.”
Molly Degglelock - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 19:08:00 EST ID:rQTMYRF4 No.65183 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Douglas Adams?
Charles Smallville - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 20:15:48 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65185 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Terry Pratchet?

Question by Beatrice Fanbanks - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 08:53:37 EST ID:nR3OmAy3 No.65167 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey /lit/, I'm writing a fantasy series (don't laugh) and I want a general name for a series of rebel groups. I want to groups to be called "cartels" - so they'd be the "Something Cartel" or the "Otherthing Cartel" but they're not actually cartels in the way that we use the word - they don't deal in illicit substances. I want to use that word because it suggests its undercover/illegal, and the sound just fits the culture, but is it a mistake to use an existing word that already has a meaning? Would I just be confusing my reader?

Any advice/thoughts appreciated.
Hugh Fonningdotch - Thu, 19 Jun 2014 20:59:53 EST ID:56COEIAo No.65174 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You can make words mean anything you want. I like it when authors use a word slightly out of context. It gives the impression that something is going on in that world, something hidden from the reader.

Personally I like making up new words.

See also: Gene Wolfe, Jack Vance.
Priscilla Nicklebury - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 17:23:06 EST ID:AuAmYuhV No.65180 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Try to think of it as organically as possible. Imagine you're the person in your series. You start a cartel for... I dunno because you hate the government. So, you would probably name the cartel something to do with their illegal activities, but obviously phrase it from their perspective. So, a group that blows up buildings or something could call themselves "The Freedom fighter cartel" or whatever, but their opponents would call them "terrorist cartels". Just think about the groups internally and what they do and you can come up with some basic themes for making names.

From there, the possibilities are more concise, but still endless. I would say before giving them definite names, think long and hard about what languages are used in your series and how those languages are rooted. For extra lazy, you could just go Latin and Greek. But, a true fantasy series would have Tolkien-esque ConLangs.

Basically what I'm saying is that the word in itself doesn't have to make sense to the reader as long as you can tell them the story of why the people in the books use it.

The Wind-up Bird Chronicle by Doris Billingforth - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 06:59:11 EST ID:HOHdDYCE No.65103 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I have done my read through of a selection of Irvine Welsh and have been pleased with every title I have finished and yesterday bought a new book on Ebay, yes Ebay. I buy all my books second hand because firstly so what if it is new or old, as long as it is in good condition, and secondly I like that old book smell, call me strange.

Anyway so I have bought The Wind-up Bird Chronicle because I heard good things about it in various places, has anybody here in /lit/ read the book and if so what did you think about it? Without giving anything away of course.
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Cornelius Mablinglock - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:06:55 EST ID:HOHdDYCE No.65113 Ignore Report Quick Reply
man this board is so slow, it is depressing almost
Sidney Mizzlelot - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:14:40 EST ID:zClLRbVu No.65114 Ignore Report Quick Reply

What did you want someone to reply to your personal blog?
Not everyone has read every book, this one guy who has answered you, if you haven't even read it yet theres nothing else to discuss.
Henry Worthinghood - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 03:25:24 EST ID:X3lin2bb No.65115 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This x1000. So you're excited for a book, woopie. It's unlikely that anybody who browses /lit/ will have already read it. Maybe someone will come along and say "hey! I read that too! what a [insert descriptive term here] book!".
Cornelius Mablinglock - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 16:41:01 EST ID:HOHdDYCE No.65123 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This board is kind of a book club or sorts, it is a shame that 420chan has not so many intellectual people interested in books. I am sure many people have read this book and your posts to be honest are harsh, blunt and annoying. Yes I am excited, the first reply was from a decent poster and I am glad they posted, THIS IS WHERE PEOPLE TALK ABOUT LITERATURE! Sure I have fun shit posting in /b/ etc, but this is where I like to discuss one of my passions, relax on the harshness...
Clara Cleblingworth - Fri, 20 Jun 2014 07:17:41 EST ID:m/0JXVJH No.65177 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I don't know what the fuck is going.

How's my resume? Be honest. I have no job experience by Nigel Crishlock - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:24:17 EST ID:CeeG6ycp No.65109 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am a student who is seeking part time employment. My strongest areas of study are the social sciences, but I also consider myself as proficient in English and biology. In my free time, I enjoy practising my musical instruments, exercising and reading/writing.


To earn job experience and to become a more productive, independent individual, as well as to earn an income so as to better afford post-secondary education.

Skills and Employable Traits

Comfortable with both directing others and following directions

Can be a team player or undertake challenges on my own

Able to communicate in an appropriate, effective manner (written and orally)
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Eliza Chottinggold - Wed, 11 Jun 2014 22:37:47 EST ID:UzKt6U/T No.65110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You'd probably be better off taking this to /howto/.
Nigel Crishlock - Thu, 12 Jun 2014 00:02:08 EST ID:CeeG6ycp No.65112 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thank you, I really wasn't sure

Stephen King's Mr. Mercedes by Nigel Fondersitch - Thu, 05 Jun 2014 19:01:45 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65056 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So the new King novel, Mr. Mercedes, is out. Anyone read it yet? I'm gonna buy it tomorrow and jump in, I can't wait. This man never slows down or declines in quality. The only release of his in the last 10 years that I was less than ecstatic about was Duma Key.
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Yojimbo !zuhmdSRuSE - Sat, 07 Jun 2014 13:31:35 EST ID:7KD2lVFx No.65069 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>A cop named Bill Hodges must come out of retirement to

If it wasn't King everyone woulda stopped right there. Let me guess, does his old partner die 1 day from retirement too?
Thomas Tillingham - Sat, 07 Jun 2014 16:59:52 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65075 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Where I've read to, the cop retired and became depressed, and was actively planning his own suicide. Then a killer he never caught sends him a letter trying to taunt the cop into actually killing himself, and mocking him, saying he's spied on the cop and watched him hold his gun when he's alone and can tell he's thinking about doing it. It sounds like they're about to enter a Hannibal-esque correspondence. I'm hoping he doesn't actually come out of retirement and join the police, but just gets back on the case privately

Also, it's worth reading for the parts with the killer, who is a weirdo NEET and jerks off thinking about how he ran over a baby and turned it into jelly.
Nell Harringpidge - Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:17:34 EST ID:bQ5GOW0o No.65078 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>This man never slows down or declines in quality
I guess it's easy to keep up your pace when you're only walking
Eliza Blillerford - Sun, 08 Jun 2014 11:23:13 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Damn, the killer and his mom are like a white trash version of Bates Motel, the mom just drunkenly tongue kissed her son
Angus Hattingdale - Mon, 09 Jun 2014 19:14:58 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.65093 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Just finished this book, it was so fucking good. I was surprised that a character who didn't show up til past the halfway point, Holly, became my favorite character. Holly, you crazy lady, I hope you're cute in the movie adaption.

I like that this was King's homage to all his favorite TV shows that have started telling horror tales in non-supernatural settings. Lots of TV name drops, and the tale was clearly a mash up of Luther and Bates Motel. The killer was terrifying, and we got way deeper into his mind than I felt comfortable going. And dat ending "He's asking for his mother" oh shit, sequel please.[/%] The book almost felt like King intended to publish under a pen name and changed his mind at the last moment.

Oh yeah, and I cried like a bitch when Brady blew up Kermit's psuedo-GF. Brady, you motherfucker. Literally.

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