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Bump While Reading by Ebenezer Brookham - Fri, 04 Mar 2016 09:04:46 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68199 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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What are you guys reading right now?

Brandon Sanderson just released the third and final book of his Reckoners trilogy, and it was fantastic. Where are all the Sanderson fans in here? It was this board that told me to read his shit, and now that I do, nobody ever will talk about them with me lol

Now starting Altered Carbon. Netflix is making a show based on it, and I like reading books that have adaptions impending so I can compare them later.
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Edwin Debblelot - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 19:24:23 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.68978 Ignore Report Quick Reply

Just dont do what i did and tell your partner that you've read it, because they think they have been played.
I told my girlfriend i was super happy to be getting a first edition of the truth, which led to us talking about neil strauss and once i mentioned i read the game she felt cheated even though there was no cheating? i was like "what are you talking about? whats wrong with learning to have confidence to talk to you? and talk to you like a person?" The book gets a really bad rap because people think its some kind of cheat code to get women to sleep with you rather than just a confidence builder.

Like the mystery part where he goes into the "peacocking" just said to me if you can go out looking like a fucking idiot, you can go up and talk to that girl looking down at her drink nursing it. know what i mean?

Anyways ill let you read it, its a great book. Emergency by Neil Strauss is probably my favourite of his books, because i enjoy conspiracy type stuff.
Clara Hirringville - Sun, 08 Jan 2017 20:13:34 EST ID:t4dShZJ0 No.68979 Ignore Report Quick Reply

hahaha, dude that's hilarious. yeah, i won't mention it. thanks again for putting me on to neil strauss.
Charles Parrybury - Mon, 16 Jan 2017 23:00:01 EST ID:BYLHNXV+ No.68986 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Not really "reading" but I just listened to the audiobook of I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream by Harlan Ellison. Definitely one of the most depressing things I've ever read/listened to. Truly surreal, horrifying stuff. Loved it.

And the audio book is cut with these weird, trippy, totally 80s synth tunes between each chapter or break or whatever, which surprisingly went a long way for setting the tone and the general mood of the whole story. And Harlan Ellison did a great job narrating.

I decided to upload it to YouTube as well
Henry Drollerpadge - Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:09:16 EST ID:P+czwL1S No.68988 Report Quick Reply
I read books 8 and 9 of Wheel Of Time over the long weekend. Holy shit, these books have gotten boring as fuuuuuck. I can;t wait til Robert Jordan dies and I get to the Brandon Sanderson books, I hear those are better.

80s audiobooks are the best. The corny soundtrack somehow does the trick.
Frederick Cremmlechore - Fri, 20 Jan 2017 19:47:36 EST ID:mDgVwoAe No.68993 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Finished Book of the New Sun and started Dorian Gray. I'm going to give myself time to digest the main series and read other books before I read Urth of the New Sun again. The series was even better the second time around, being 4 years older since the last time I read it and understanding more. Actually, as someone who was raised Catholic but haven't considered myself religious since teen years, and knowing Wolfe identifies as Catholic (and Catholic themes are pretty prevalent in his writing) Book of the New Sun has me reconnecting with religion, or at least more open to its themes and lessons.

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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Charlotte Clommlewod - Tue, 10 Jan 2017 21:46:45 EST ID:9n06QQV+ No.68982 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I've been reading some non-fiction cyber security books lately.

The first was "The Cuckoo's Egg." It's the story of a system administrator at Berkeley in the mid 1980s who tracks down a 4-cent accounting discrepancy and discovers that a hacker has been using his network as a staging area for attacks on dozens of other computers. Thus begins a year-long cat-and-mouse game between a determined hacker and a stubborn system administrator. It's a good read, especially if you grew up in the 80s or 90s loving computers, in which case the nostalgia factor is pretty big.

I also read "Worm", which is the story of the Conficker worm. It starts out strong but the story doesn't really go anywhere. I guess the same thing could be said of Cuckoo's Egg, honestly. Worm was a very quick read though.
Thomas Pittstone - Wed, 11 Jan 2017 05:25:10 EST ID:c+8yEdP3 No.68984 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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I'm reading Ali's autobiography "The Greatest".

It is incredible, even better than I thought. It's well-paced and well-written and an absolutely perfect depiction of how one man achieved the extraordinary.
Fucking Favinghock - Wed, 18 Jan 2017 18:04:42 EST ID:DjhHGfPo No.68989 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Infinite Jest and Gravitiy's Rainbow get posted here so often. Maybe I should check what they're about.

I'm currently reading 'Persons and Things' from Roberto Esposito. It's reelly neat. He's a contemporary italian political philosopher. The book's about how the traditional distinction between persons and things has become blurry with the new advances on technology, and the changes in juridical and biopolitical regimes, and that the ultimate distinction between both (one that has always been obturated) is the body.
Edward Clacklehork - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 03:15:26 EST ID:F4/G8Wqg No.68990 Ignore Report Quick Reply

yeah they do and its so weird because since they have been getting a lot of mentions here ive been seeing infinite jest everywhere, watched a movie the other day, it was on his bookshelf, watched the simpsons, infinite jest was used as a "book people pretend to have read" or something.
Its really weird, whats that word for that phenomena when you start seeing something everywhere that you hadnt before?

About 1/4 of A Dance of Dragons left for me, Theres something about this installment of a song of ice and fire that just has me so unenthused to read it, i keep looking over and seeing gravity's rainbow and valis on my table and im so tempted to just dump a dance of dragons but i know if i dont finish it now i never will.
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.

OC poetry thread stopped bumping after 3 years... time for a new one. by The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Fri, 30 Sep 2016 04:08:24 EST ID:FUcwYk7C No.68718 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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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.

So I resent my love, my love. Yet not resent your kiss. So I resent my love, my love, and how long you have been missed.
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Nigel Meckleville - Thu, 01 Dec 2016 00:22:04 EST ID:XmxLzzOm No.68893 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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Her face is hidden by a black veil.
I have no memories of her, just a faded photograph.

I don't love her when I'm awake;
Instead of dreaming I see the disappointment behind her veil,
And I know she couldn't possibly be real.
No memories.
I want to be alone.

And I want to keep dreaming.
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:23:56 EST ID:2IIAwKMz No.68956 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Since I found myself I've been lost in ecstasy.
Surfing on something I can't see.

Now that I try to talk to you about it seems like I only achieve opposite ends.

But I'm a fool and I can't help myself.

After surfing the only thing I want to do is to find others to go surfing with.

But we live on an island where everyone pretends there is no ocean.

Don't take yourself so seriously.
The reapers joke is when you see what you do is what you didn't.

So there's no point in doing anything else than what you love.
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:32:51 EST ID:2IIAwKMz No.68957 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Those who want power because they want life, get it.

Those who want power for the sake of itself, get it for a time.
The Fool !oj3475yHBQ - Mon, 26 Dec 2016 17:54:26 EST ID:2IIAwKMz No.68958 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Ego's are like Suns, they provide warmth.

Women are cold because they are less egotistical than men. That is why they seek heat.

The biggest ego's act like suns to a solar-system, and most relationships fall into this pattern.

Fuck that.

I don't want a bunch of planets rotating around me.

I would rather be a binary system of two suns, caught in the orbit of each other.
Nathaniel Fuvingkig - Thu, 19 Jan 2017 17:15:06 EST ID:ZrZIQZ8N No.68991 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Fool, did you used to post with a Camus avatar in /b/ tripfag threads?

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


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

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.

Pick a name any name [from this pic related] by Nathaniel Buzzwill - Sat, 31 Dec 2016 15:16:05 EST ID:NkZiLXS3 No.68968 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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>share a piece of their literature you like
>tell me what form of thought or philosophical contribution they made to your own / the general evolution of understanding mind in any way
>and one quote that just makes you ponder by the bastard

Ex. (Easymode just for example)
>The course of true love never did run smooth.
>romeo and juliet (not quoted)
>wrote some deep shit way way way way way back


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.

Writers thread by Edward Hacklestock - Wed, 17 Feb 2016 20:22:13 EST ID:2cqnyO9u No.68150 Ignore Report Reply Quick Reply
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How is your writing going /lit/? Anyone here working on something or have any work they want to share? Not poetry, we have the OC Poems thread for that.

I am 2 acts done with a 3 act novel. I have written short stories before, and this is my first long endeavor. I had always lacked confidence, but one day, I suddenly stumbled upon the perfect horror novel just sitting in my mind. Like, it is literally the greatest horror story if this generation. It will go down as The Wire of horror stories for it's brutal look at reality at the bottom of the barrel. But it will also be like Trailer Park Boys and have a cast of lovable losers, who are down and out, living where every day feels like the end of the world, and having that corner of the ghetto become the backdrop for what will be the end of the world for real, with the local stoners and crackheads the last line of defense before an ancient evil reclaims the planet it once ruled a millennia ago. It is not a horror comedy like John Dies At The End, it is straight horror with some comedic moments the way an action movie can have good comedy. I know it will be an insta-classic and probably get a film adaption. As a long time 420channer, I will find some way to get it to you all for free after I find a publisher, since I know this site thrives on piracy, even if I have to pay them for digital downloads for all 3-5 regulars here. Drugs and the apocalypse, it should be right up most of /lit/s alley.
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Ernest Sosslekore - Thu, 08 Dec 2016 10:09:14 EST ID:an5iNyfz No.68912 Ignore Report Quick Reply
  1. None of the above. The Union Jack only applies to a) when it's on a naval vessel, otherwise it's The Union Flag.

2. None of the above. The current monarch, Elizabeth II is the longest-reigning British monarch and the longest-reigning queen regnant and female head of state in world history.
Shit Cundlegold - Sun, 11 Dec 2016 08:00:37 EST ID:slhPKeQH No.68924 Ignore Report Quick Reply
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In all fairness I did ask to be roasted. Thank you for the harsh criticisms, in all honesty I was just venting, which is what I'll do now.
God why do I keep posting my writing while I'm high? At least it can't get any worse.
hey did Yojimbo die?
hey do spoilers even work on this board

""I played three shows today. I think that just maybe this may-be what I’d like to devote my time to. I touched upon something truly interesting during the third performance.
Yet my purple prose knows I steal my flows and [blank] my clothes.

I am enthralled to the timbre.
My lungs are enslaved to every trill.
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Alice Bummerway - Mon, 12 Dec 2016 18:57:23 EST ID:km0ecDjO No.68928 Ignore Report Quick Reply
Yojimbo is dead as fuck.
Caroline Pollerkidge - Thu, 15 Dec 2016 10:41:16 EST ID:bq5scg8g No.68940 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, I'm hard at work writing the sequel to my first novel. I had started a different book but got sucked back into my first novel and inspired to write what happens next. I'm about 1/2 done with the first draft, it'd be nice if I could finish the draft before 2016 ends and get back to my other book in January. I write horror, so often the first 1/2 of a book is a little boring to write, but now I'm at the point where I'm done character building and every scene is just nuts. I have an end scenario planned out but not which characters need to be alive for it to happen, so my main characters could all get it at any time. I'm flying without an outline and Stephen King says to kill your darlings, so I need to start thinning the herd. In my first book, only 6 out of 22 characters survived. The 6 survivors of book 1 are back in the sequel and I need to kill some of them and not just the new characters. I'm trying to let the story flow as if events were actually occurring rather than writing what I think is cool. I set up cool characters in a fucked up situation and now am letting nature take its course rather than steer them in any direction. It might sound like a dumb writers cliche, but I like letting the characters come to life and have them direct the story.
Anyways, I'm off to orchestrate my bloodbath.

Also, what substances do you guys do your writing on? Coffee + weed here every time.
Sometimes I do a little writing when drinking but I can only get one good hour of amazing inebriated prose before I become too drunk to keep the ideas coming. Here's a chapter I wrote last time I was drunk, my villain is a drunk and I thought the booze would help me get in is head. Boy did it ever, I channeled the fuck out of him and now he's the weirdest character I've ever written about. https://justpaste.it/11daw
Esther Blarrydock - Tue, 27 Dec 2016 10:17:17 EST ID:b3o+PfkK No.68960 Ignore Report Quick Reply
OP here, I have given myself schizophrenia from too many writing projects. For a time this month, I was working on three different novels at once in a massive fit if ADD or something. I finally managed to focus on just one book and I finished my second novel. It was the sequel to my first novel, while the other two books I am writing are not sequels to anything but original content. If I maintain momentum, I will have 4 novels under my belt before my job comes back in march/april. The book I just finished was so tightly outlined that the writing poured out of me. The next books aren;t as tightly outlined and have a lot of parts I need to make up as I go, so it could take longer from here on out. But I have so many characters across multiple projects being developed that my mind is spinning out of control trying to keep them all straight. Anyways, I just poured coffee and had a wake-n-bake, I'm going back down the writing rabbit hole for the day, I'll be back in 12 hours.

Any other writers here have a weird writing process? I basically inundate myself with weed + caffeine until I lose grip on reality and can fully lose myself within the world of my book. Eventually I run out of steam and find myself back in my room, unable to re-submerge myself in the world of my book without getting some sleep.

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.

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