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Back to basics by Simon Brottingmane - Wed, 28 Mar 2018 05:59:06 EST ID:rotji6Aw No.69975 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The movie Captain Fantastic inspired me further more to live with my Family in co-existence with nature. Im not interested in society at all.

Movie plot: Ben Cash, his wife Leslie and their six children live in the Washington wilderness. Ben and Leslie are former anarchist activists disillusioned with capitalism and American life, and chose to instill survivalist skills, left wing politics, and philosophy in their children – educating them to think critically, training them to be self-reliant, physically fit and athletic, guiding them without technology, demonstrating the beauty of coexisting with nature.

I explored some works from Erich Fromm and other humanists.
Does one of you know literature with humanism + naturism?
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Esther Pittdale - Tue, 03 Apr 2018 07:37:54 EST ID:oEOx2hC6 No.69993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
check out Island of the Blue Dolphins as well as Hatchet

both are written for younger readers but both left a permanent imprint in my mind. another good one is Incident at Hawk's Hill
Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:30:45 EST ID:xu3HwFv7 No.70079 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer is an obvious pick.

You should explore deep ecology. Naturism is another term for nudism, and naturalism just means you don't believe in the supernatural. Deep ecology is what you want.

It may be worth your while to check out Murray Bookchin, and also to explore anarcho-primitivism.
Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:32:12 EST ID:xu3HwFv7 No.70080 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Oh, and also check out "If a Tree Falls," a documentary about the eco-terrorist group the Earth Liberation Front.
Ian Murdville - Tue, 08 May 2018 23:55:46 EST ID:xu3HwFv7 No.70083 Ignore Report Quick Reply
One more recommendation: All the Little Animals by Walker Hamilton (also has a really good film adaptation, if you want something quick)
Nicholas Cunnergold - Fri, 11 May 2018 20:15:03 EST ID:f95yQ643 No.70089 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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"Country Wisdom & Know-How: Everything You Need to Know to Live Off the Land" and "In the Shadow of the Sabertooth e-book: A Renegade Naturalist Considers Global Warming, the First Americans and the Terrible Beasts of the Pleistocene" both sound interesting. Stuff about Earthship Biotecture is interesting.

Popular during the heyday of ELF & ALF Primitivism theorized that humanity's hope was a return to hunter-gatherer systems, but its pretty much a joke now because of its impracticality.

A Song of Ice and Fire by C-Higgy !lfsExjBfzE - Thu, 20 Jul 2017 20:52:21 EST ID:MnaUA0rp No.69298 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Guess the other thread got bumped off. General discussion of the books (and Game of Thrones by extension).
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Henry Hucklekud - Sat, 11 Nov 2017 14:53:09 EST ID:ql7zsZ64 No.69582 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Thomas Brinninghood - Fri, 17 Nov 2017 02:23:13 EST ID:ITW5QW3V No.69606 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I gave up about half way through dance with dragons. I will pick it up again one day. I honestly think GRRM is waiting for the series to end so the books can take on their own life again mainly because when reading dance with dragons i would begin thinking of the tv show and it would fuck with how i was reading the book until it became too muddled and i had to put it down.
Hamilton Cobblebere - Wed, 25 Apr 2018 19:25:46 EST ID:ya0N4xDn No.70044 Report Quick Reply
We won't get Winds Of Winter this year, but the fat fuck managed to churn out the first book in a 2 book series about the history of Westeros, basically his version of Silmarillion.

So, who is gonna finish the books for him after he kicks the bucket? Steven Erikson is what I want, but many think Joe Abercrombie will get the gig, who I am not so hot on.
Hannah Greenhood - Mon, 30 Apr 2018 04:56:12 EST ID:4vZzZP5I No.70051 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yeah I'm sure that whenever they do finally get published I'll have to go back and read the last few books because all the deviations of the show have probably fucked up my memory of the story.

Yeah it's pretty clear that what he is doing is trying to add as much as possible to the universe and to his legacy before he goes. He probably has quite a few books all outlined and 75% written but he's trying to pump out as much as possible. Can't really blame him for that though I do resent that I've been waiting so long.
Emma Breblingstone - Tue, 01 May 2018 02:11:32 EST ID:7Df882Aq No.70053 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sandor Clegane died and you need to accept that already.
This isn't an anime and not everyone who doesn't get their head chopped off/squished is coming back to fly through the vacuum space using the Force. Some people just die between the lines and then continue to be dead.

Where is it? by Betsy Wabblefuck - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 05:52:59 EST ID:lbKeyumT No.70039 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hello /LIT. I need some help finding a book.

I remember this book from my younger days. It was one of those search and find books ala"Where's Waldo?" and "I Spy". These books were a hot commodity in grade school. This one was a sort of Waldo ripoff. It featured a lady that went on vacation to exotic places and i think you had to help her find souvenirs for her friends on a cruise ship at some point? i think she wore shades. If any of that helps.

Also i was hopeing to find an animal hidden picture book that had a backyard scene where you could see underground to insect colonies and find like 50 ants. Brutal

It is really hard to image search these puzzles for free. i'm hoping i don't have to go to the kids section of my public library to browse the puzzle books all coked up to get to the bottom of this.
Betsy Wabblefuck - Tue, 24 Apr 2018 09:09:59 EST ID:lbKeyumT No.70040 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Found it


Short story recommendations by Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 10 Feb 2018 20:30:04 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69868 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Short stories are good bite sized wisdom. I collect a lot of the annual best of collections and usually find them interested in sex.

I’m teaching a freethinkers class with Thoreau, Catcher in the Rye, and One Flew over the stallionoo’s Nest. I would like to find other short stories, specifically by women, because the class is already heavily male authored and male protagonist.

I am already thinking of The Yellow Wallpaper and Kate Chopin’s “The Story of an Hour.” Any other recommendations of free thinker short stories ? Or poetry?
Angus Finderkot - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 04:28:35 EST ID:JtA15m2E No.69869 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I mostly just know SF and fantasy writers, but I'll give it a burl.

C.L. Moore's "Shambleu" and "Vintage Season", which are respectively about male rape and disaster tourism.
Ursula K. Le Guin, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" and "The Word for World Is Forest".
Shirly Jackson's "The Lottery".
Anne McCaffrey's "Weyr Search" and "Dragonrider".
Joanna Russ' "When It Changed".
C. J. Cherryh's "Cassandra".
Mary Shelley's "Mathilda".
Doris Lessing's "Through the Tunnel".

There's also Poppy Z. Brite and Andre Norton, but I'm not familiar enough with their oeuvre to make individual recommendations.
Esther Blurryhood - Sun, 11 Feb 2018 19:29:43 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Young Goodman Brown
The Last Question
To Build a Fire
Fanny Fivingtidge - Wed, 14 Feb 2018 02:13:01 EST ID:YeJF4Xy8 No.69874 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I would really recommend "Bloodchild" by Octavia Butler.

Seconding the person above recommending Le Guin as well.
Walter Clizzleham - Sun, 18 Mar 2018 17:49:46 EST ID:O/eWPvU3 No.69960 Ignore Report Quick Reply
"Lost in the Funhouse" by J Barth is phenomenal. It's a series of short stories that are all somehow tied together. The first story "Night-Sea Journey" is really powerful, would recommend at least popping that open.

Books recomendations by Beatrice Fuckinglock - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 15:58:55 EST ID:un3sx+VQ No.69924 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I'm looking for cyberpunk. Not that cyberpunk with drugs, implants, AI, gunfights and whatever. I need something with a lot of communications via Internet, crafting devices and related things. Closest ones I've read, are "When Sysadmins Ruled the Eart," by Corry Doctorow, and "Cryptonomicon," by Neal Stephenson. The first one presented a lot of communications, and the second one had a lot of cryptographic stuff and devices. It may be not really a sci-fi, but even some kind of slice of life, I guess.

Atrocity Exhibition by Caroline Pittbury - Fri, 02 Mar 2018 19:19:32 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69919 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Is this the greatest novel of the 2st century? I think so.
Archie Buzzman - Sat, 03 Mar 2018 13:00:58 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69921 Ignore Report Quick Reply
it's the best Joy Division song at least

Goodreads recommendation thread by Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 00:06:30 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69909 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Post your Goodreads profile
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Polly Blytheman - Sun, 25 Feb 2018 16:49:21 EST ID:PIrgMXlN No.69912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
George Blytheman - Mon, 26 Feb 2018 23:53:24 EST ID:zbsbjabk No.69913 Ignore Report Quick Reply
It's new as of this year, but I update a lot and am reviewing everything I've read this year
Rebecca Povingsit - Wed, 28 Feb 2018 07:17:07 EST ID:LSzbuRvn No.69915 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's what I've read so far in 2018, 20 books.

I don't write reviews but read about two hundred books annually, here's my list from last year with 200+

My only goodreads friends are 420channers btw, networked through irc

Audiobooks by Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:10:55 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69864 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Provided below in G- Drive for streaming/downloading from my own Audible.



Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:11:25 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69865 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's how to convert Audible books into .MP3 files for yourself; please do consider providing your Audiobooks back in return.

The following .ZIP has two important applications in it and a folder titled "STEPS" with images; this is really easy to do.

0. Install the yellow Audible application. You won't need to do anything with this just yet; there's not even a sign- in.
Install the application named "BLACK" that looks similar. This is in German though we'll return to that.

  1. Go to Audible.com .
To the far left it'll read "Library" and hovering over that reveals "My Books", click that.
Here there's a listing of all your books with misc details on them. Press the "DOWNLOAD" tab to the far right of each book.

2. Doing this will rigth away open the Audible application and start downloading a .AAX file to the Audible application itself.
When that finishes press the "Downloads Folder" button so you can find that .AAX file.

3. Open the BLACK application and press that damn "Durchsuchen" button and find that .AAX file. With this your Audible book is now an .MP3, friend!
Archie Dundlepitch - Fri, 09 Feb 2018 05:12:45 EST ID:AY474hdP No.69866 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Here's the PasteBin I made of a audiobook torrent thread on the future's /t/ Torrents.

Books with best written magic/powers by Matilda Hublingted - Mon, 10 Oct 2016 23:03:59 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68773 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I mean, cool and interesting and with consequences and a complex system and all that. I loved the One Power in the Wheel of Time series, and it is the only thing that kept me reading those god awful books (sorry to fans, it just got so boring and drawn out). The One Power is pretty overpowered, but is balanced with enough weaknesses and drawbacks that it is very cool still.

Harry Potter system is uninteresting to me because it seems limitless and confusing. So many unnecessary spells. Spells themselves come off as wishes that people conjure into reality by speaking phony latin.

COOL spellcasting books ONLY.

Or UNCOOL books if you want to vent.
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Hugh Clodgeshaw - Wed, 12 Oct 2016 02:44:12 EST ID:NnSLnhxt No.68775 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Thank you for a well thought out response! I have watched Naruto, and found the fighting system interesting, but never got very far.

Eternal Darkness: Sanity's Requiem is one of my favorite video games. That magic system rocked! Runic magic is great, especially needing to combine and think through the time it takes to mystically carve those runic circles in real time, which takes longer and longer as you summon greater power. That's a good summary of how I like my magic. With great power comes greater complexity and consequences.

I still remember all the god's names. Chatturgha, Xellotath, Uly...aoaoth. MANTOROK. The most 'helpless', but cunning of them all (if you played through the entire game and got his essence as your primary). Kills off all his enemies by using you to summon them to fight at the end, then converging different timelines so they simultaneously destroy one another... damn! That was the most badass ending ever. Highest replay value game I've ever owned, it is basically like 3-4 games in one, with an ever-evolving understanding of a complex story if you get into it and pay close attention.

And the whole insanity meter effecting your ability to fight, on top of needing magick and health. That insanity meter, and the visual/audio effects were legitimately creepy and occasionally nauseating, as well as "jump scares". Made you really WANT to keep your sanity meter up - or down, if you're feeling freaky. ;)

Do they even make games like this anymore? Bummer.

I loved Earthsea magic. Spoken word having power. Ursula Le Guin is a favorite author of mine, I believe I've read all of her work. The non-magical ones, too. The Dispossessed and the other novel that takes place in the same universe. Good stuff. Her take on magic was lovely and it didn't gobble up the story, it was beautifully interwoven into interesting plots with memorable characters.

My favorite was probably the second Earthsea, where the priestess girl is learning about the labyrinth she is supposed to guard. Creepy, that whole place.
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Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 08:52:39 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69777 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Clive Barker's The Great And Secret Show
Wizard of the Pigeons, by Robin Hobb writing as Megan Lindholm.
William Hope Hodgson's Carnacki The Ghost Finder stories.
Jack Vance's "Dying Earth" books are what Dungeons & Dragons cribbed their magic system from.
Larry Niven's The Magic Goes Away. and the novels that followed in the setting, has magic as a non-renewable resource, as an allegory for the oil crisis...
The War Of Powers series had a pretty good magic system for unapologetic low fantasy.
Charlotte Dubblemork - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 21:23:05 EST ID:MiEbPJi0 No.69789 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Night Watch and it's sequels have a unique system that uses it's dual (or tri, because vampires also exist) source of power system as a mild social commentary. There are some really neat concepts about the way a season "combat magician" would employ magic. Rookies use wasteful things such as fireballs, etc. whereas someone who specializes in magic combat uses creative application of phsyics manipulation.
Isabella Cuzzlechet - Sun, 28 Jan 2018 15:34:03 EST ID:Vg0OC53D No.69828 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Bartimaeus Trilogy probably has my favorite depiction of magic in fiction.

Essentially, magic is done by summoning demons (the hard way, with pentagrams and circles and herbs and runes), and either slaving them to your will or drawing power from them/their home dimension for spells. And if you mess it up, with a broken circle or a misdrawn rune or whathaveyou, the demon is probably going to kill you.

Most of the series is told from the point of view of one of these demons, who's something like 1,500 years old and served in Ptolemaic Egypt once upon a time. It also deals with the societal effects of magic being around this way: Magicians form the nobility of England, the only way to become a magician is through a dangerous, difficult and heavily guarded educational process, so the proles have no chance of getting ahead, and technological progress seems to have taken a back seat. You don't know what year it is in the books, but neon is noted as a new invention, guns don't seem to exist and America is still a rebellious colony.

Pretty cool series.
Edwin Suckledark - Tue, 06 Feb 2018 19:35:23 EST ID:4ZAy8Pkj No.69857 Ignore Report Quick Reply

that does sound cool. ill add it to my to-read list. i'll return you this one: And the Devil Will Drag You Under

crazy story about the end of the world being imminent, so a tricky demon summons two humans to go on a crazy quest to alternate dimensions to save earth from a catastrophic meteor collision (for a price of course)

History book request by Suicide mode d emploi 1982 (Claude Guillon - Yves Le Bonniec) request - Thu, 01 Feb 2018 17:53:48 EST ID:rgxtH2hl No.69846 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Can someone post where to find this? Have you read it?

SUGGEST SPACE OPERAS. other mindfuck sci-fi too by Alice Favingdet - Mon, 22 May 2017 07:23:56 EST ID:uFYLvNzV No.69212 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i need space opera books due to the continuing lack of widescale extraterrestrial visitation. suggestions??
Phineas Bugglesudge - Mon, 22 May 2017 17:52:00 EST ID:9HurK2R3 No.69213 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Leviathan Wakes and the rest of The Expanse series.
Really good shit.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:35:09 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69782 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Gap Cycle, by Stephen R. Donaldson.
Spaceways Series, by John Cleve.
The Wanderer, by Fritz Leiber.
The Dark Wheel, by Robert Holdstock.
Prostho Plus, by Piers Anthony.
Sector General series, by James White.
Combat-K Series by Andy Remic.
Eliza Fivingtut - Sat, 27 Jan 2018 16:15:48 EST ID:LbayZHfR No.69822 Ignore Report Quick Reply
The Culture series, by Iain Banks
First book is Consider Phlebas but a lot of people recommend starting with Player of Games.
Martha Crebberdad - Mon, 29 Jan 2018 10:41:52 EST ID:nBD5SVPt No.69832 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I enjoyed "Avon: A Terrible Aspect", by Paul Darrow.

/lit/erary equivalent to Avatar? by Shit Clayshit - Mon, 20 Mar 2017 09:56:47 EST ID:7baJyOyq No.69105 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the literary equivalent to Avatar: The Last Airbender?

A cozy quest across the world, with a trio of fun characters like Aang (fun-loving and honest, but mischevious), Kitara (responsible) and Sokka (annoying but well-intentioned).

And an enemy that within his own clique is struggling to maintain status and has honorable or understandable motivations.

Just a book with some of those general elements or feelings. Not a literal novelization or anything.
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Caroline Brookman - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 22:39:28 EST ID:16jOxY8y No.69109 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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You might want to try The Wheel of Time, it is very centered on the four elements, and has a very unique system of magic. God, it's impossible for me to suggest this book without saying how much I actually HATE the series itself for so many personal reasons, yet I read through the whole thing because damn is The One Power an interesting concept and well developed. Characters are.... well, YMMV.
Ernest Heblinghall - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:08:33 EST ID:C/fZvkOx No.69111 Report Quick Reply
b but those boring middle books
Hedda Blythewater - Sun, 26 Mar 2017 18:10:24 EST ID:l3tlhtCg No.69120 Ignore Report Quick Reply
pretty much anything by Brandon Sanderson is a good read. maybe not always Avataresque but fantastic all the same.

the WoT is what i broke my teeth on with fantasy and is pretty similar to Avatar.
3 mains and a few good secondary characters.. but be prepared for the long haul.

14 books and a prequel, each book is huge, and a couple of the middle books are considered boring.
Nicholas Crellerped - Sun, 21 Jan 2018 10:05:05 EST ID:MxImXeEr No.69780 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Margaret Weis and Tracy Hickman's Dragonlance Chronicles.
The Zagor Chronicles, by Ian Livingstone and Carl Sargent.
Photon Force, by Peter David writing as David Peters (lol).
The Mind Pool by Charles Sheffield.
Charlotte Nickledale - Wed, 24 Jan 2018 02:24:17 EST ID:Um6muhSf No.69802 Ignore Report Quick Reply
This. Wheel of Time is such a great series, don't let "the boring" middle books get in your head. It's a great series throughout.

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