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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
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.
Phyllis Goodman - Fri, 27 Jan 2017 13:06:27 EST ID:CudoB9ff No.69004 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Last year? Infinite Summer atarted in 2009
Ernest Memmerfet - Sun, 29 Jan 2017 01:08:17 EST ID:iwDYYELn No.69006 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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.
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.
Sophie Clellermed - Wed, 08 Feb 2017 03:56:12 EST ID:c+8yEdP3 No.69016 Ignore Report Quick Reply

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?

Lillian Bobberridge - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 11:04:29 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.69014 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Nah you can keep it.
Nigel Nishbene - Tue, 07 Feb 2017 14:57:05 EST ID:yfUM4nSP No.69015 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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
Walter Dabblelock - Sun, 22 Jan 2017 11:10:23 EST ID:ylxQEmun No.68995 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Textbooks aren't literature, mate.
Sophie Chingerfoot - Sat, 28 Jan 2017 01:18:08 EST ID:n4lgAsFr No.69005 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Sure, they are.
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.
Priscilla Murddock - Wed, 01 Feb 2017 01:40:21 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.69008 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Forgot my own link.
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.

Memoir of a Sad Child by Betsy Dartridge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 00:50:51 EST ID:bHpImEF2 No.68987 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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The Bo Weevil Club Book


publishing my book by fitmis - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:32:06 EST ID:J4yNpbPa No.68980 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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i am a student , who is currently doings bachelor's in comp. science, and in desperate need of money. . . .
i have written a book on c prog lang of 600 pages. .. . .
and acvording to me my books is far better than those in the market. . . .
how can i publish it in a way that i get a percent of money that is totally earned by the publication. . . .
open to any suggestion
FYI i don't know anything about profiting or publishing a book . . .
just C
John Pommledale - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 11:56:19 EST ID:iRjKqKT1 No.68981 Report Quick Reply
I have heard that self publishing on Amazon is extremely lucrative if you have a non-fiction work better than those currently in the market.

If you write fiction, you should find a real publisher, but I have heard only good things about self-publishing textbooks and instruction manuals if you have more comprehensive info than anybody else is putting out.

If you have your own website you want to sell from, use Create Space to make physical copies. If you don;t want to do the distribution, sign up with Amazon. They will ship the books ordered and also offer an e-book edition.
Wesley Menderstone - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 01:07:44 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.68983 Ignore Report Quick Reply

The only issue i can think of is that you might need some editing before publication and or someone to proofread it. if you have had it both proofread and looked over by an editor then go ahead and self publish, im sure you could hire someone to do this for you.

Otherwise, find out who publishes programming textbooks and approach them, maybe they will buy it from you for a couple of grand and give you some of the royalties or something?

I know a few people that have sold their books on amazon as digital downloads, their book just gets lost in the nether because they dont promote their work and neither does anybody else, so if you do that, make sure you go around to all the programming communities and spruik your work, you might make an easy $50 or something depending on your pricing.

What's the best novel you've ever read by Shitting Fedgedock - Thu, 13 Oct 2016 00:00:52 EST ID:Ds6vD/LV No.68778 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Pic related
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Thomas Siblingshit - Thu, 22 Dec 2016 15:33:58 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68951 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I used that exact guide when reading it! Highly recommend!
Nicholas Diblinghall - Sat, 24 Dec 2016 00:31:30 EST ID:+55q69kT No.68952 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Lots of things have made a big impact on me at different times in my life. I don't know.
the flicker (I, Plato, am the truth) !FwnV7hV52I - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 02:56:21 EST ID:srL2IGAJ No.68959 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I would also accept: Life A User's Manual, The Recognitions, The Man Without Qualities, Moby Dick.
Ntnchamp2 - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 00:55:56 EST ID:oyTTCZuB No.68962 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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What's The Recognitions like? I asked for it as a gift because of DFW culture; but is it more like the groundbreaking prose of Ulysses or the intellectual mess of gravitys rainbow?
the flicker (無適焉, 因是已) !FwnV7hV52I - Wed, 28 Dec 2016 04:12:02 EST ID:srL2IGAJ No.68963 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I wouldn't try to compare it to either novel that way. Overall it is less expressionistic and its narrative voice more grounded. Not sure what "DFW culture" is, sounds terrible.

Master of Metaphysics by liam esoteric - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 17:46:45 EST ID:IlBVrZGU No.68941 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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If you Did Not Exist... You Would be God...

Phyllis Goodman - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:31:38 EST ID:rqp8sPb/ No.68947 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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obvious cult-scam is obvious

Worst book you have ever read by Barnaby Blackway - Mon, 26 Sep 2016 01:27:38 EST ID:YRg4uZgL No.68700 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Atlas Shrugged.
There's literally a section of the book where SOCIALISM causes a train crash in a tunnel, and Rand consoles the reader by going through various ways random passengers supported altruism/socialism and therefore deserved it.
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Martin Gedgeson - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 04:36:46 EST ID:Ul6WSItk No.68927 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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The Painted Man, by Peter Brett.

It was like reading a fanfiction with slightly better grammar. The pacing was fucked, and the characters were unbelievably annoying. His attempt to bake in pro-feministic messages was simply ridiculous.
0/10, wouldn't even wipe off cum with it.
Sophie Bibberhirk - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 18:29:01 EST ID:CV4gZNBP No.68936 Ignore Report Quick Reply
There are much worse books for me than this one, but this is one of the books ive actually stuck with rather than just throwing it into the shit book pile.

It was me all along by Andie Mitchell.
Its a story about a fat girl who lost weight. The first few chapters were good, well paced, well written then almost just instantly everything jumps so far ahead and where she used to be details she now lacks them, shes goes from one eating disorder to another then she tries to balance it out but then goes back to being anorexic and then because of her anorexia loses weight and then uses it as an accomplishment and at the end of the book shes just trying to maintain her weight that she starved herself to get and its just holy shit, someone paid you for this book.

Someone paid for your intricate childhood memories of you being stuffed with cake and chocolate and how your dad abandoned you, your mother was overworked, your after school rituals of stuffing your face with cereal, then you're like "oh shit i gotta finish this" "then i went to italy and everything was such small portions there! and i lost weight by walking around!" "then when i got home i put it all on again" "then i decided i didnt want to be fat anymore and began not eating" "this became a huge issue which i now need to fight constantly" "everyone likes me more when im skinny" "i dumped my bf who loved me when i was fat because i was too good for him skinny" "the end".

Seriously it has made me reconsider reading memoirs, i went into it not expecting her to not just become anorexic just to become skinny and for people to like her. I wanted it to be good, i really did. but i seriously threw it in the shit book pile almost as soon as i was finished.
Polly Hallyshaw - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 03:09:07 EST ID:pgkrUgiW No.68942 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Heinlein was not a fascist, its not his ideology it was a fresh take on fascism from a futurist point of view which he is very good at doing. See Strangers In A Strange Land.
Doris Hublingforth - Fri, 16 Dec 2016 14:33:00 EST ID:04FK6Uy+ No.68943 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Phyllis Goodman - Sun, 18 Dec 2016 19:13:24 EST ID:rqp8sPb/ No.68946 Ignore Report Quick Reply
And I thought I was the only one who hated this book. I haven't seen the movie somehow but the novel reads like something that should have been a screenplay to begin with.

Literature of non-western countries by Hamilton Naddlebury - Tue, 13 Dec 2016 00:18:57 EST ID:C0njyYo1 No.68931 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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I don't know how many of you are into Breton, Kafka, Orwell, Homer, and the likes. And how many have read No Longer Human by Osamu Dazai, but I'd guess a few. It's probably the most famous Japanese authored book in Japan at the moment, at the very least among the classics. I was instantly fascinated by it. Most of his other works are great too.

I don't think I've read fiction better than of some auto/semi-autobiographical novels.

Now I've come across this book in this image, which is like the Egyptian equivalent of Dazai and NLH, near identical from their upper class upbringings, their suicides, their understanding and expanding of all the authors above and more, they even lived during the same general time period and effect their modern cultures as sorts of ethical revolutionaries.

So I wonder, perhaps other countries have produced such books as well? Who are the Hesse and Bukowski of Thailand? Korea? Mongolia?

No matter what variation of shit a country is in, there's always an educated guy who talks of the plight and pleasure experienced by the people at the time, one who writes it as an honest and grabbing account, rather than a noisy manifesto.

Foggy Memories by Eugene Grandhood - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:54:07 EST ID:2JfbfTPM No.68922 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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Hey there /lit/,

Sometimes, at random, fleeting memories will dart through my mind of a novel I read when I was 9 or 10 years old. I cannot remember the title or author, or much of the story. What I remember was that the cover of the paperback had green vines all over it. It was a story about a young woman in europe or the u.s. who went down in a stone cellar that transported her back in time or something. I think she fell in love with a young man after they went skinnydipping together, then there was probably some conflict about them being from different time periods. If any of this rings a bell please share your thoughts, otherwise keep

Eugene Grandhood - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 00:59:14 EST ID:2JfbfTPM No.68923 Ignore Report Quick Reply
nvm i learned how to use google. book is The Root Cellar. nb.

Bathroom Literature? by Basil Caddlestudging - Mon, 15 Feb 2016 13:46:28 EST ID:UDR65Rbh No.68137 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What ever happened to the books and magazines people would keep next to the toilet? Did bowel health improve in the 20-10's or is it the mass popularity of the smart phone?

For anyone that hasn't abandoned this tradition, what's some good bathroom literature? With introduction of recent health issues I've taken to reading The Incorrigible Children of Ashton Place. Even half alive and brain dead at my 1am appointments, it digest easily. I can pick it up or put it down at any point, and not be lost as to what's going on.
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Thomas Cremmlested - Mon, 24 Oct 2016 02:09:54 EST ID:g2j3oGaX No.68823 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ebenezer Nizzledodge - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 02:54:11 EST ID:ml+ANZ0D No.68868 Ignore Report Quick Reply

You take longer the older you get. Better keep some Tolstoy ready for when you're old.
Clara Goodstone - Tue, 15 Nov 2016 16:56:45 EST ID:4AaNsiKm No.68870 Ignore Report Quick Reply
I keep an 'Uncle John's Bathroom Reader' and a revolving number of books. Currently I have 'Chapterhouse: Dune', the first in the Jedi Academy trilogy, 'Flow My Tears the Policeman Said', and something else that I can't recall at this moment.
Isabella Bonnerdedging - Mon, 05 Dec 2016 01:47:28 EST ID:UMsgPp0v No.68901 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Those compilation books of the onion. It really only takes me a few minutes to go take a poop. But the articles in those are quite short and give me a nice quick chuckle. Thats about everything that I could ask for out of a bathroom read if any of you'e looking for one. Nice comfy, comical, enjoyable.
Fanny Sundledad - Fri, 09 Dec 2016 00:37:52 EST ID:gLW8+jfo No.68914 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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This book was practically made for shitting. It's called "a crackup at the race riots" by Harmony Korine. Harmony Korine wrote the movie Kids and wrote and directed Gummo, among other movies. This book is great because it's a bunch of 1-3 page stories and ideas, so you can read one or two each shit session. It was written in the 90s and became rare as fuck and super expensive but was reissued a few years ago. Pic related is the edition I own.

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