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Drug lit by Phyllis Findlekag - Tue, 24 May 2016 06:30:09 EST ID:R0hfQsc2 No.68390 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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So I've just finished reading Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, been meaning to for a while but surprisingly don't see it stocked anywhere so it was never an impulse buy. I was wondering if you would recommend any more drug related literature? Doesn't have to be something where they are the focus. I'm interested in something to follow Fear and Loathing up with, I often read books in thematic groups. The Doors of Perception perhaps?

Also, I'm also interested in some good contemporary drugs journalism.
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Martin Drankinkirk - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 15:31:51 EST ID:OD0Qt4jN No.68455 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Now Wait For Last Year is a novel by PKD about a drug that haphazardly hurls the user through time. I'd recommend literally anything by PKD though.
Edward Brumblehirk - Mon, 04 Jul 2016 06:29:12 EST ID:9Suhwy02 No.68485 Ignore Report Quick Reply
read transmetropolitan
Augustus Pobberkurk - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 19:27:42 EST ID:o79ePotB No.68523 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I was not overly impressed with doors of perception. It was alright but a bit naff if you've ever taken any hallucinogens in my opinion.

Would highly recommend Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh. It's written entirely in dialect and really forces you into the characters lives.

Any thing written by Hunter S Thompson is great but can't think of any other pieces that are so drug related.
Kara !!Q6ntHZdl - Mon, 01 Aug 2016 04:50:17 EST ID:6zn3qS1d No.68554 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Started Doors of Perception yesterday, given that I'm very interested/experienced in psychs and I found it all too wordy.

A Scanner Darkly is incredible, read it first, watch the film after if you're curious (it's a well done film but misses out far too much imo).

Going to have to pick up lots more PKD based on this thread.
Clara Clenningdale - Tue, 09 Aug 2016 06:58:06 EST ID:CV4gZNBP No.68566 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>I found it all too wordy

Love huxley for that, whenever i read Huxley im like googling words left right and centre, you can mostly get what hes saying based on context but then sometimes he just throws the most unused words in modern english at you like wtf.
PKD is amazing, Flow my tears the policeman said is my fave of his and i LOVE a scanner darkly, but 'flow my tears!' just got me so well such an amazing story.

Can we get an OC poetry thread? by Frederick Snodridge - Thu, 10 Jan 2013 01:05:46 EST ID:tmVYcUte No.59689 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Haven't seen one in a while, let's get some OC poetry! Just wrote this right now,

Three kings and a jack, traveling down the road.
The road is it, it calls them all, with only time as their foe.
The curtain like clouds, blind them all.
Nothing's certain, nothing's forever

On they must go, on the they must go.
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Reuben Cunnerway - Mon, 25 Jul 2016 05:34:36 EST ID:sY/RGcnE No.68537 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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held against the wall,
gagged with father's briefs
he presses into me

into me where the babies are made
where my baby was made
where life met the coathanger
he shoved so mercilessly inside me
as he himself will do each and every night

mother, can you hear me?
Jarvis Hozzledale - Wed, 27 Jul 2016 03:57:11 EST ID:YPLsjmdC No.68539 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Through dark, black forest
must one hike,
to learn to love
the dying light.
Ebenezer Sobbletodging - Fri, 19 Aug 2016 23:16:59 EST ID:6b1c/xU+ No.68590 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I forget the whole poem but I wrote this little nonsense poem in grade school and the only line i can remember of it I really liked it and I just thought I'd share it.

Never Late Never Better
For it was fate that brought the rabbit and the hare together
Frederick Pavingnidge - Sat, 17 Sep 2016 15:20:48 EST ID:lwvD7tkL No.68674 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Erection tickler
Erection tickler
Could you make my election fickler?
Probably not.
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:03:40 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68717 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm usually not fond of repetitive verse but decided to give it a shot with this one...

A sailor came from over seas, and asked his lover this.

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

I see the furrow of your brow; exasperated sighs. I see the way you look aloft when my ship passes by.

Does anger beget scorn of me, or something other hid, or ignorance to be pronounced of something that I did?

Do you resent my love, my love? Do you resent my kiss? Do you resent my love, my love? For long have you been missed.

My love, she said, forgive me please, my hate is void of spite. As I resent my love, my love, from bitterness of sight.

I see in every passing wake your love reflected true; the sea mirroring my own love, alas scorns me for you.
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Carl Sagan-Cosmos by Martin Bipperhall - Thu, 21 Jul 2016 14:21:43 EST ID:N61ytWeD No.68519 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Download this great book by carl sagan.Everyone should read this

Writing by Samuel Greenfoot - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 13:20:49 EST ID:a8aoh8Dd No.68508 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Are you a writer? Have you ever written something? Published? Would you desire to?
Augustus Gugglefuck - Sat, 16 Jul 2016 16:23:19 EST ID:fy+hcheO No.68509 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There's a huge thread about this 2 down from here.

worst Stephen King book by Alice Fillywill - Fri, 26 Feb 2016 10:16:44 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68171 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What is the worst Stephen King book?
I'm fairly sure it is pic related. A lot of people say Insomnia, but that had some cool, trippy parts, and the people saying that probably never read Duma Key.
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Fuck Bammerchine - Wed, 13 Apr 2016 20:40:16 EST ID:fxzTEF7c No.68298 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sorry OP, I got off topic...
but I put down Tommyknockers and never wanted to finish it
my Mom's been reading his stuff forever and says 'From a Buick 8' is bad
but she also said she listens to Duma Key on CD to fall asleep
Esther Penderhet - Mon, 02 May 2016 05:42:17 EST ID:z6kzJHt3 No.68347 Ignore Report Quick Reply
my fav steking book is Thinner, though it seems no one but me has heard of it
Albert Bommerhitch - Wed, 04 May 2016 07:41:03 EST ID:PLX5NtxK No.68357 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Gerald's Game

She's handcuffed to a bed for the whole book, talking to herself and remembering her boring past. It is pretty creepy how that guy comes in and out of the cabin though.
William Drudgepire - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 06:34:01 EST ID:tevZB9aU No.68501 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I actually really liked Insomnia, no idea why everyone hates it so much, but that's mostly because I like spooky hallucinations involving astral stuff.

The worst of his I've read would likely be misery or firestarter, cell and the under the dome were in my opinion bad enough to call complete trash, but I know of a number of people who enjoyed them. From a buick 8 wasn't great either I feel. I haven't read any of his recent stuff though.
Phineas Billingway - Fri, 15 Jul 2016 08:37:26 EST ID:NcdtqohJ No.68502 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Could you really be able to make a choice without having read everything he's written?

And, if you're able to get through everything he's written, wouldn't that sorta make your taste a bit... queer?

anyone read this book - i forgot the name by James Checklewill - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:07:39 EST ID:NfFqxWyy No.68475 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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its a story about a guy who wants to open up a dirty magazine store.. one night he drinks to much blacks out and wakes up back in his home to find a 19 year old twink running around who assures him they didn't have sex and he complained about his ex wife the entire night

the magazine guy eventually gets involved with a bunch of things and one female 18teenie who is in a strange cult

one night he visits the cults temple to stay while he evades some heat from some bad guys he ran through sometime

one night teenie chick brings him to the cults meeting and the head religious man talks about like jesus maybe but definitely is into abstinence with his members and the chick who invited the magazine guy ends up standing up with a robe on and proceeds to the front of the temple to take part in some bizarre ritual.. admitting she was lusting after the magazine man to her priest guy thing

the priest guy and two of his assistants hold down the teenie chick and the priest pulls out a glass dildo hooked up to a bunch of electrodes and proceeds to violate the chick with said dildo and electricution eventually making her climax infront of the congregation

heres where it starts to get weird.. the 19 year old twink ends up in the grasp of a weird bdsm gay club and magazine guy catches wind and ends up going there with a revovled to rescue him

he finds him in the basement tied to a bondage stock high as a kite on lsd and a 12 inch black dildo in his ass...

magazine guy unties him and takes him to hospital where the doctors treat him for internal bleeding and shit
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James Checklewill - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 22:08:35 EST ID:NfFqxWyy No.68476 Ignore Report Quick Reply
also weird books like this you might recommend to other pulp fiction lovers
Ol' One Eye - Sun, 03 Jul 2016 15:05:22 EST ID:B9Tdpm1J No.68483 Ignore Report Quick Reply

>here's where it gets weird

It sort of already was OP. I have never stumbled across something quite like this but I guess the closest is the Wicked novel

Considering its ties to WOZ that book has some fucked up stuff not that I mind I just didn't expect it

book sources and all by Nigger Conderman - Mon, 11 Apr 2016 13:28:47 EST ID:eQb+oE2L No.68289 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Ok, this'll be a a real parasite type of question, but I'll give it a shot.

I need books. Direly. Specifically, I need any and all books, essays, and works by and on Stephen Greenblatt (and more, but that's the truly indispensible part). Can't really get them locally, because I live in a podunk excuse of a second world country in which almost any texts on literary theory more specific than popular academic textbooks are treated as arcane artifacts of an extraterrestial race, and are almost as expensive to obtain. 70 bucks a pop is waaay too much. I'd get a subscription at one of the sites that offer the books I want (Greenblatt and other), but... let's say I don't trust random sites on the internet that ask for my credit card number.

Anyone able to help will have my undying gratitude, if nothing else.

Picture absolutely unrelated.
Priscilla Pockman - Sat, 02 Jul 2016 05:08:11 EST ID:76pLlnWq No.68474 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Did you even check !libgen? http://gen.lib.rus.ec/search.php?req=Stephen+Greenblatt&open=0&res=25&view=simple&phrase=1&column=author I dont know whatyou're looking for but if you cant find it try harder and ask circlejerk

Collapse of the welfare state by Caroline Pongerbud - Sat, 25 Jun 2016 12:05:17 EST ID:TrBi9CO3 No.68469 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Zizek is always mentioning how the welfare state is on the verge of collapse. Does anyone know where he explicates this idea?
Matilda Gummlegold - Fri, 01 Jul 2016 17:11:07 EST ID:w0PVaXHO No.68472 Ignore Report Quick Reply
does it really need explication? children are playing minecraft on their ipads
Cornelius Turveyshit - Sun, 24 Jul 2016 12:45:02 EST ID:INHiQkMj No.68534 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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book covers by Samuel Nimmersig - Thu, 26 May 2016 12:20:09 EST ID:9oWAX7zW No.68397 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are some of your favourite book covers? Mine's probably either this or one of the covers for 'Under the Volcano'.
rapgamebobbyheenan - Fri, 27 May 2016 11:52:38 EST ID:mqkgsJHY No.68398 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Honorable mention to this: http://pictures.abebooks.com/HUMPUSBUMPUS/md/md17827147800.jpg

As far as modern day stuff goes, Rodrigo Corral and John Gall are leagues ahead of almost everyone else.
James Canninghood - Sat, 28 May 2016 18:13:16 EST ID:+debVspm No.68401 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I think Penguin does a pretty good job with most of their covers, but their cover for Things Fall Apart has stuck with me. Back Bay Books does an excellent job with their Evelyn Waugh reprints. Oxford University Press also has some nice covers (in addition to excellent annotations and notes).
Lydia Mullerhotch - Wed, 08 Jun 2016 10:58:50 EST ID:00Y+gvF2 No.68427 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This cover for the first collected edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy published in Yugoslavia.

It contains the first three books in the saga, the last two were not written yet.

The cover was created by Željko Pahek, one of the best Yugoslav sci-fi comic book artists.

I can't think of a cover that better conveyed the general spirit of a certain book than this one did.
Reuben Nicklewill - Thu, 23 Jun 2016 02:28:37 EST ID:AF3d1JSi No.68465 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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There was a whole series like this for Heinlein paperbacks, more than just these 6

Continue the story by Lydia Wullylock - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 17:00:35 EST ID:uwZHNIch No.68456 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Chiefly British in origin Alexander Andrew knew what it meant to partake in the finer things in life...
Samuel Chibblegold - Tue, 21 Jun 2016 23:52:25 EST ID:S50zOamh No.68463 Ignore Report Quick Reply

closing his eyes, he mechanically pulled the third drawer to his right and retrieved a heavy, gold encrusted box. He inhaled deeply, living in the moment, savoring the ritual he indulged in so rarely. Excitement overcame him as he loosed the lock...
Lydia Pockwater - Wed, 22 Jun 2016 05:32:45 EST ID:liGdPMBC No.68464 Ignore Report Quick Reply
where oh where have you been, a shadow of memory fluttered inside his eyelids. Entrenched in the crusty mud of memory. A small hand ran its fingers along his face. a whisp tickled his tearducts and he wept for the forst time in years, since...... since that same hand had ..............

Hunter Thompson by Raoul Duke - Wed, 04 May 2016 01:32:11 EST ID:yGQtAug1 No.68351 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Figured this would be the best board to post on.
I'm trying to compile a folder stuffed full of images of Hunter Thompson or things related to his work. I've posted on the future as well and nobody is contributing. Please make a fanboy's dreams come true /lit/

Any links to documentaries on the man's life of his works are also appreciated!

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Isabella Cronderpurk - Thu, 05 May 2016 06:15:19 EST ID:+VJWd5yG No.68360 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Ebenezer Fipperfit - Mon, 20 Jun 2016 19:33:06 EST ID:oIHnCbHV No.68460 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Hilarious sounds like my Single days in a double wide trailer

Book series by Jarvis Bebblefodge - Fri, 16 Oct 2015 14:13:43 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.67678 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I am a big TV guy, and love watching shows season to season. Because of this, I prefer reading books that are part of "series" or franchises, that have multiple sequels, or trilogies at the shortest. Where each book feels like a full season of a show. I'm not in the mood for young adult stuff either, which is where most hit book series come from, like Harry Potter and Twilight and The Lord Of The Rings. Grown up stuff, please, no stories about kids who are the chosen ones. Recommendations, please. I hear the Foundation trilogy and Wheel of Time are good series.
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James Pickwell - Sun, 10 Jan 2016 13:11:29 EST ID:4jOD7ecD No.68004 Ignore Report Quick Reply

I don't think LOTR was written for kids...
Wesley Foppershaw - Fri, 15 Jan 2016 17:32:35 EST ID:FgQzMmSA No.68018 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I second "The Malazan Book of the Fallen (10 booksand a trilogy + extras) by Steven Erikson". It will keep you busy for a really long time. = ) It also develops a huge, detailed, interesting world you can get yourself lost in more thoroughly than any kind of TV show, but in a similar way to what you've mentioned.
Samuel Niggerwill - Sun, 17 Jan 2016 16:14:03 EST ID:TkLSrPeS No.68027 Ignore Report Quick Reply
>his sons books are worth a read

They absolutely aren't, in my opinion! His son can't write for poopsicles and it was shocking to me to try and get into those books. I felt like I was reading something an amateur pieced together. The format is so, so... bland. He has no prose, his narration is lifeless and typical.

They appear to be decent because he has his father's entire saga to write off of, a masterpiece at his fingertips that he has the license to build on, but still be supported by.
Whitey Fedgeham - Thu, 03 Mar 2016 12:36:30 EST ID:V3cZCjNb No.68192 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I highly share your enthusiam for the Dune series, those books really shaped me as a person.

The only books of his son that I like for the story are the Houses of Dune, mainly because I found Duke Leto fascinating.

I tried reading the Prelude but I disliked it so much in the beginning I never even finished the first.

The 7th and 8th are just to give the story from Chapterhouse a definite finish, since apparently many people felt there should be more, I personally was satisfied with it ending with Chapterhouse.
Rebecca Poshdune - Mon, 30 May 2016 00:52:47 EST ID:DZPURyhG No.68406 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I dropped Wheel of Time during Book4. I read books 1 and 2 nonstop for a couple days, and began to get excited for the other 12. TWELVE. Omg! I had this idea that The Wheel of Time was going to wrap up the main story in a few books, and then turn the wheel and let a new age pass. As I remember it, people are reincarnated through the ages. Maybe not everyone, but possibly. You'd never know who was who, because they're entirely someone else now, but it seems certain traits follow. The soul, I guess.

I thought that would be cool, of showing different characters fighting an endless battle, but with subtle characteristics familiar to the reader. Maybe we'd even have to guess/theorize on who used to be who!

I was not impressed with his writing, but I thought the story had promise. His characters do a lot of expressive, but unrealistic things. They mutter to themselves all the time, which people overhear, and then the character is surprised that someone heard them. I can't even remember what else, but they're like... cheezy. I don't know the literary word for it. Stereotypical behaviors that real people don't do, but give "character" to the characters.

Oh, and all the girls are gigantic bitches. I think being an Aes Sedai comes with the drawback of permanent PMS while not diddling the One Power.

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