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Audiobooks pls by Buttlovin Audiobooks - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 11:45:48 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69031 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I just finished Hero Of Ages audiobook, the third book in the Mistborn series. Dunno what to listen to next. I am just listening to young adult fantasy and sci-fi that I missed out when I was younger but if anyone has any recommendations on a good audio book in any genre but preferably fan & sci-fi then pls pls pls gimme gimme gimme. I was thinking about Brave New World or The Wheel of Time (but it seems too long and meant to get real bad towards book 8 & 9) but I'm not sure.
Currently physically reading The Prince Of Nothing by R. Scott Bakker And Wilful Child: Wrath of Betty by Steven Erikson. Loving it
So far I've read/listened to:

The Malazan Book of The Fallen (and the other books)
A Song of Ice and Fire
The Gentlemen Bastards
The Road
No Country For Old Men
The Martian
Harry Potter
I, Robot, Foundation trilogy
World War Z
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Buttlovin Audiobooks - Fri, 17 Feb 2017 13:59:42 EST ID:HAnYOpbN No.69033 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69032

Thanks brah, forgot about Ready Player One. I think I was reading about the author of "The Three Boy Problem" a while ago. Also I have to add American Gods to my list, I dunno why your reply made me think of that.
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Ntnchamp2 - Sat, 18 Feb 2017 19:34:13 EST ID:TVAVsSOp No.69034 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Heir to the Empire by Timothy Zahn and any of the Thrawn trilogy books. It's the best Star Wars expanded universe book series.

Major LOLz to the Wookiee voices in the audiobook. Shit is ridiculous.
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Sidney Surringfuck - Tue, 21 Feb 2017 11:01:48 EST ID:y8XjthGV No.69036 Report Quick Reply
>>69034
I just read the Thrawn trilogy and found the ending anti-climactic as fuck. Thrawn went down like such a bitch.
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Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:29:34 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69061 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69034
cool!
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Lydia Gingernug - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 23:01:11 EST ID:d9E3LvFz No.69110 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Horror Dump:

War of the Worlds (heavily sci-fi based)
It (arguably one of King's best stories)
The Picture of Dorian Gray (fantastic 19th century story about man's descendence into sin)
A Clockwork Orange (more of a disturbing book about anarchism and psychology)
The Shining (another of King's classics)
Dracula (for when you want to out-goth anyone at Hot Topic)
Frankenstein (a creature and its creator)
The Exorcist (to freak out any religious people other than Satanists or Sscietologists)
Anything by Poe (for when you want to be too goth for Hot Topic)
Anything by Lovecraft, notably:
The Music of Erich Zann
The Rats in the Walls
Herbert West - Reanimator
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children's books...aka all ages by Phoebe Grandspear - Sun, 19 Feb 2017 22:31:35 EST ID:3gLiaHu/ No.69035 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i like the way youth geared books can drive a message though the simplest means. intellectualism and elaboration on complex ideas are nice but theres something about the directness and emotional appeal of an easy read.

any suggestions of titles i should keep my eye out for?

'Johnathan Livingston Seagull' is my absolute favorite and i hope everyone gets the chance to read it. obligatory second is 'the little prince'


Johnatan li
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Lillian Sacklemit - Tue, 14 Mar 2017 18:57:43 EST ID:z628orwU No.69095 Ignore Report Quick Reply
hatchet, its sequel river, and any other gary paulsen books i have read were phenomenal material for a young reader. it really drives home "nature is brutal" and the fact that city bitches will get fucked right in the ass if they try to play with nature unprepared.

same for jack london.

also im a sucker for the redwall series. its a little childish sometimes but it delivers on the "good always beats evil" trope which can provide some fuzzy feels
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Edward Duckfuck - Fri, 17 Mar 2017 09:10:59 EST ID:KR9kNGQv No.69100 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69095
you ever read The Transall Saga/Blue Light by the same author? I loved that shit as a kid.
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Ernest Blackson - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:43:59 EST ID:z628orwU No.69102 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>69100
>>69100
>>69100
>>69100

YES MY MOTHERFUCKING NEGRO I MOTHERFUCKING DID!!!! i was just pondering those books like 2 days ago, that shit was some BRILLIANT god damn writing.
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Ernest Blackson - Sun, 19 Mar 2017 10:45:11 EST ID:z628orwU No.69103 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69100

also if you liked those books you would definitely enjoy

And the Devil Will Drag You Under by Jack L. Chalker
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Simon Monnerstock - Tue, 21 Mar 2017 14:10:05 EST ID:cW+QvEl+ No.69108 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69091

If you like that you shout read Kim by Kipling too. He's one of my favorite authors


The Minds of Billy Milligan by darkner - Tue, 07 Mar 2017 19:41:27 EST ID:mna/HmnW No.69084 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone have a link to "The minds of billy milligan" on eng. lang. ?


Gaston Bachelard by Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Mon, 19 Sep 2016 03:52:25 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.68685 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Does anyone here read him, or his (late) Jungian student, James Hillman? He goes pretty deep!

Note to The Fool ~ I've got your three pieces and am in process of reading them.
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Molly Hullyped - Sat, 01 Oct 2016 05:01:55 EST ID:JRgk/hWz No.68730 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68705
>observation of Jacques Basquet: "An image costs as much labor to humanity as a new characteristic to a plant."
WHO THE FUCK IS HE
I'd rather read him than Gaston. I prefer his style. Drives the point much better with much more ease. It's got top-notch poetic imagery.
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Charlie of the Chans !!kWjRhGF5 - Fri, 07 Oct 2016 04:34:00 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.68750 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68730
Haven't gotten that far (Basquet) but thanks. A little side factoid, Bachelard and Sartre knew each other. You might find Hillman's work more accessible.
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Isabella Dummlepork - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:36:41 EST ID:/Z0qBoay No.69065 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68685
>Does anyone here read him
Yep, I do.
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Walter Clittingheck - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 04:54:44 EST ID:2nzGWha6 No.69068 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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>>68750
Sartre took mescaline in 1938 and for a year after, thought that a giant lobster that lived in the ancient sewers under Paris was going to eat him.
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Barnaby Cracklefuck - Tue, 28 Feb 2017 01:46:18 EST ID:QwKOT86j No.69077 Ignore Report Quick Reply
this thread made me want to give Bachelard a try. Is The Poetics of Space a decent place to start?


Writing for the chronically unfocused by Isabella Billingwater - Sat, 25 Feb 2017 18:30:46 EST ID:Tq0VT7wP No.69069 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Sup /lit/?
Honestly I don't come here often, but I got a question for y'all regulars who know a bit more than I do. I like to write, I don't do it very regularly, but I do love doing it when I get around to it. The problem is I'm not great at doing things regularly unless I have structure. When I took a writing class I'd be writing multiple times a week and I'd be constantly thinking about this. This semester I don't have a writing class and I'll write one time a week if I'm lucky. Having a deadline, and knowing that what I'm writing will actually see other peoples eyes and get a response goes a long way for me. So for a guy like me, what's the best way to get some structure in? How can I get myself into a situation where I'm writing in order to present it to others?
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Samuel Herringstock - Sun, 26 Feb 2017 19:40:18 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69074 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I can think of two ways right now that both involve the internet. Wordpress is a way to write and get people seeing it, you can get some feedback that way. Or you could take the route of making your own site and writing for it so you can get some responses from people.

The deadlines will have to be self imposed. But these are just some ideas of ways for you to write and get people reading it a bit. There's other sites too take a look, depending on what you write and your acumen for networking you might like one site more than the other.
http://stylecaster.com/best-free-blog-sites/


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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Isabella Blackdale - Fri, 24 Feb 2017 16:30:59 EST ID:gzTaKzPW No.69063 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68120
H.P. Lovecraft- The one and only is a good one


Wrote a short Story by Walter Nannerfield - Mon, 13 Feb 2017 11:53:30 EST ID:1qIPOamG No.69026 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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https://www.pdf-archive.com/2017/02/13/the-sun-still-shines/
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Doris Dallytit - Thu, 16 Feb 2017 11:04:25 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69030 Ignore Report Quick Reply
You're still 12 years old.


Burgomeister's Books by Doris Wubberhet - Thu, 09 Feb 2017 00:03:20 EST ID:IpqaMlaT No.69018 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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First time posting in years. I haven't been to this guy's site in a long time and it looks like it was shut down. I was wondering if you guys knew of a site mirror or archive? He used to sell discs with copies of everything, any way to find those?


Give us a review of your book! by Thomas Droblingseg - Sun, 04 Dec 2016 08:57:15 EST ID:CV4gZNBP No.68896 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Tell us about the book you're reading and tell us how you're finding it so far? bit of a bore? bit of a breeze? "just one more chapter" 3 chapters ago?
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Phyllis Haffingwock - Fri, 20 Jan 2017 09:06:27 EST ID:4NhWCFnK No.68992 Report Quick Reply
>>68990
Infinite Jest was pushed real hard last year, there was an internet movement called Infinite Summer where the whole web was pretty much an Infinite Jest bookclub. I missed it but am the guy reading it currently, I'm right in the middle. It's fucking long but worth it since it feels like a bad acid trip. Every other chapter is like something from Requiem For A Dream with horrible scenes of people on drugs doing despicable things.
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Phyllis Goodman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:06:27 EST ID:CudoB9ff No.69004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68992
Last year? Infinite Summer atarted in 2009
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Ernest Memmerfet - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:08:17 EST ID:iwDYYELn No.69006 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68984

He achieved the extraordinary by never having to fight any Eastern Europeans due to the Cold War. Ali was way too small to go up against Slavic beastmen.
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Betsy Pockcocke - Thu, 02 Feb 2017 17:14:35 EST ID:8rp8A23H No.69009 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I finished the first two books of the Hyperion Cantos. A grand adventure and a big universe to play in.
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Sophie Clellermed - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:56:12 EST ID:c+8yEdP3 No.69016 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69006

What a silly person you are


CHILDREN OF ISIS - WELCOME TO MAINFRAME 6 by Nigel Nishbene - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 07:44:11 EST ID:yfUM4nSP No.69013 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I would like to share a story with you that came to life in the late 90s when I was a teenager and took full form whilst I travelled and lived in Hong Kong last decade. It is a fast paced journey following the lives of two shadow-government agents in a city reaching critical mass. With each year that passes I see more of its prophecies come to life and feel more empathy with the main character. It is a strange reflection of my own life and the world we live in.

I present to you Children of Isis: Welcome to Mainframe 6

Isis: The sprawling island macropolis of Mainframe 6. The islands, originally built long ago as mass-quarantine regions, have now become permanent homes to all. The city's most successful inhabitants live up on the highest and brightest peaks, whilst its poorest are forced to live underground in darkness. In a world so crowded and divided only one force can keep order in the chaos: The Hidden Source. A clandestine organisation which controls all yet only few know of its existence. Roach and Gwent are Psi-Ops agents, trained covert mentalists who use their powers to carry out the Hidden's will. They assassinate, manipulate and sabotage all that threaten its code. Yet as social situations build to a critical mass, as renegade factions seek to shake the foundations, can the Hidden Source still keep control?

http://pastebin.com/nGkWsD4Y
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Lillian Bobberridge - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:04:29 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nah you can keep it.
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Nigel Nishbene - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:57:05 EST ID:yfUM4nSP No.69015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69014
I surprised you took the effort to read the blurb with ADHD so bad.


i need books by rubyismyhopetogetajobin3rdworldcountry - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 16:54:41 EST ID:S2/QJGSZ No.68985 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i am new to ruby and ruby on rails. . .
i need books for ruby version 2.0 or greater
and books on rails 5 or 4. . . .
only latest books. . .
also books on ajax , angular js, mongodb ,nosql,javascript,bootstrap ,css etc will also help
i cannot afford to buy pls help
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Walter Dabblelock - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:23 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.68995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Textbooks aren't literature, mate.
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Sophie Chingerfoot - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:18:08 EST ID:n4lgAsFr No.69005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>68995
Sure, they are.
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Priscilla Murddock - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:39:51 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69007 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Start pocking around. They have a lot of fucking books on this subject you'll just need to do a little digging my man. But they are there I've seen them.
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Priscilla Murddock - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:40:21 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>>69007
Forgot my own link.
https://archive.org/
There you go op.


Classic Bolted Book online by Russell Fernandez - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 10:44:36 EST ID:yjXQleWX No.69003 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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For the first time, every page of Fortunato Depero's classic 1927 "Bolted Book" manifesto is online at www.boltedbook.com.


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