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Friday Black- Anyone read this book?

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- Sun, 21 Jul 2019 17:19:30 EST 1RrUkY7T No.70798
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I read the summary and thought it would be something I liked but I ended up feeling like I wasted my time unfortunately. There would be moments where I felt like the writer set up an interesting story but fell short very fast. I wasn't sure if it was due to poor writing, or just the short story format, or even both of these things. It was very boring most of the time and the stories felt pointless. I really struggled to understand the point of what I had read.

Very poor effort from the writer. His ideas needed fleshing out. Zimmer land was the most interesting but was very blatantly a rip off of like Westworld or something. What did you think?

Other places to talk books?

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- Sun, 26 May 2019 18:57:22 EST tEOPuSXt No.70657
File: 1558911442089.jpg -(45547B / 44.48KB, 349x509) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Other  places to talk books?
Dunno if this is against the rules, sorry quetz or whoever if it is, but I just decided to check this place out after mainly staying on the drug boards. seems great, I see a lot of books I love being talked about, but this board is so slow now that it seems like it'd be hard to have any decent discussion going. Any other forums (preferably chan style but I'm open for anything) you guys know of that are any good?
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Martha Mebblegold - Mon, 10 Jun 2019 17:20:27 EST UQGIBKqS No.70695 Reply
-Goodreads: runs the gambit from basic bitch to pretentious pedant, but there can be some good discussion to be found as it tends to attract an older audience. Keeping track of what books you read by logging them and easily finding recommendations are bonuses
-circlejerk: Focus on the subcirclejerks; they vary in quality but are numerous enough so that you will likely find a niche to fit in and contribute to. Avoid all the default subs (shit)
-Twitter: pretty terrible and I don't recommend it, but the possibility of interacting with authors whose books you've read is cool, and occasionally you'll find good threads of discussion
-/lit/: Not even memeing, you can find some genuine and excellent discussion on here if you sift through the sea of trash and pretension. Excellent recs to be had as well (see their Wikia charts)
Clara Gizzlenure - Fri, 19 Jul 2019 06:27:17 EST OWh4aBTh No.70790 Reply
I reread The Portrait of Dorian Grey. I deicded to write some literature review about lately reading books. Truly say I am bad at writing such kind of stuff. One of my teacher suggested me to go to grammar classes and use additional help on review https://paidpaper.net/papersowl-com-review/

can some hook a brother up

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- Thu, 18 Jul 2019 16:44:18 EST 7y43FFEB No.70785
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Starving college student any got it?
Graham Sengerkark - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:35:28 EST g47WQyN0 No.70786 Reply
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i'm tempted to scold you for not knowing how to download it as a torrent but here's an epub
Walter Dribberhidge - Thu, 18 Jul 2019 18:45:20 EST q7g4OKoY No.70787 Reply

Thank you bro. I actually quit torrenting.


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- Fri, 05 Jul 2019 15:36:38 EST r0dUTfM8 No.70755
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Do 420chan anymore have these request threads where you could ask for book pdf and anon would deliver? They were mostly science. MFW if you still do this
Albert Packlehood - Wed, 10 Jul 2019 07:36:03 EST ylxQEmun No.70762 Reply
the answer would be "ask for a book and find out"

A Sonnet From Ron Jeremy

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- Mon, 03 Jun 2019 02:41:26 EST iijDXrSk No.70672
I've always loved receiving
The gift of your platter
And if I can't feed you a bun
At least try some sugar batter

When you stroke through honey
I hope you find my hair
But when your smile fades
The moon was always there

Heroic Poems

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- Mon, 18 Mar 2019 13:21:00 EST tw2BMDH/ No.70471
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I recently bought a book of translations of Old English poetry and am enjoying it a lot. I used to read a lot of REH as a kid (Conan, kull, Solomon) and a lot of the poetry in this collection reminds me of the heroic adventure type poetry that REH wrote.

Do you guys know of any recommendations for other poetry along these lines? Narrative poems that deal with battles, traveling, exotic lands, etc. I'm mostly familiar with the epics like Homer, Gilgamesh, Beowulf, Theogony, etc but I'm looking for poems that are more in the shorter formats.
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Lillian Drullerdock - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 02:54:40 EST k9TAbtTt No.70510 Reply
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Here's one OP: Winter Rose

"The rains began.
Hard, constant, they battered the fields, turned the roads to mud, crushed the gold leaves into the ground and turned them black. In the wood, the sodden trees and brambles bowed beneath the torrents. Leaves fell, clung limply to vines and wildflowers, slowly buried them beneath their sodden weight. Work in the fields, on Lynn Hall, stopped, though I heard him hammering inside, the time or two I ventured into the wood. I went to the well once: the rain-kissed water gave me nothing, not even my reflection. Another time, near evening, when the rains had grown gentle, drops flecking the air like tiny fireflies, I went to gather the last of the crab apples for Beda. So i told myself: I had to pass the ruined hall to reach the tree. Smoke came out of a chimney, smelling sweetly of birch and maple. Crispin had brought him a wagonload of seasoned wood. I did not see him.

Most of the time, I stayed in the house, sewing beside Laurel, or watching the rain. I had frightened myself in the wood: I did not know, anymore, what was true. If I had invented a world that none of us lived in, then the true world was Laurel's, predictable, dependable, with no secrets and no stray midnight gold that turned to leaf by morning. Corbet Lynn had not walked out of light, but had ridden a horse into the village;Laurel loved Perrin as always, and I wanted them there. I made myself teas of camomile and vervain to soothe my thoughts, and watched Laurel move calmly through her world. She never paced, or pulled a window open to feel the rain, the wind; she never moved without grace or purpose. She never went barefoot.

So I wore shoes and braided my hair, and made lace for her wedding dress, as if I sewed time and promises into each airy loop and every inch of it bound Laurel more securely..."
George Gomblehall - Wed, 10 Apr 2019 14:17:28 EST k9TAbtTt No.70515 Reply
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Noticed the book "The Long Take" by Robert Robertson is a story in a poem format, rather than Winter Rose in prose.
Edward Mecklewater - Fri, 24 May 2019 03:14:42 EST Fi7XA4O6 No.70652 Reply
My cock is shining like an rainbow into your eyes.


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- Sun, 19 May 2019 08:25:18 EST rnkBzW3i No.70637
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The title says it all. Guess who the next author to die will be and win 50 stank tokens or something. My money is on Stephen King and whoever is smart will call dibs on the fat fuck to King's right in the pic. Okay people, go to town.
Reuben Borrybanks - Wed, 22 May 2019 22:24:11 EST 0jgHCyVM No.70648 Reply
John Varley. Ellison and Wolfe have both passed, he's next on the docket.

Star Wars Books

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- Wed, 15 May 2019 13:40:16 EST Bpva3h/8 No.70622
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Anyone got into these? There are tons. I've always been a huge star wars fan big time into KOTOR 1 and 2 (still) and finally am getting into the literature. Started with purchasing this (picture) and A New Dawn (about Caleb and Hera from rebels before the show).

Anyone have any good suggestions for other books/series? Also general star wars literature and legends v. canon discussion.
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Cornelius Choggleworth - Mon, 20 May 2019 01:18:49 EST UQGIBKqS No.70640 Reply
I remember having a blast with Tales from the Mos Eisley Cantina and Tales of the Bounty Hunters back in the day; they're anthologies so the short stories vary a bit in tone/style but overall I found them fun and a quick read.

Have also heard great things about the Thrawn trilogy--as everyone ITT has already remarked upon--some of the Republic Commando books, and the Corellian Trilogy. Honestly I'd just go to your local bookstore and flip through the various offerings to see what piques your interest, but keep these options in mind.
Phineas Gumblenog - Mon, 20 May 2019 16:57:47 EST rXW/delc No.70641 Reply
Never was a big Star Wars guy but I bought and read all the Republic Commando books by Karen Traviss while on a trip in Canada and I really enjoyed them, would recommend.
Wesley Blavingville - Tue, 21 May 2019 23:49:06 EST 7CZ4zA5h No.70646 Reply
Rogue Squadron was fun as a youngin'.

How to write script

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- Fri, 10 May 2019 17:39:31 EST Zn5AOp3d No.70607
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And I find myself back on 420chan for help. I don't know if I should post this here or on /mtv but you are the well read ballers.
Ok, how do you write a video advertisement script? I know how to write a short film script but I'm not sure about an ad, is it the same? Google results are confusing, I don't know which one to trust.
All I want is a guide in any format, or a link or an actual script of an older existing ad if you have one, please!

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Yachts of Cocaine

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- Sun, 05 May 2019 15:35:55 EST ygphWvhT No.70583
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this book is very something. not sure exactly what. but if you just want to read something that is just very something, then I suggest this.
Lydia Gengerstock - Mon, 06 May 2019 19:15:11 EST YHGK5cUA No.70588 Reply
>>70583 Hmmm, there's something about your suggestion...
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Modern religous interpretations

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- Tue, 05 Jun 2018 04:17:33 EST 4vZzZP5I No.70132
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I'm looking for stuff on modern interpretations of religions and how they intermingle and carry over into each other. How mythology morphs in such cases as pagan Saturnalia translating over to Christmas. Maybe even breaking stuff like investigative religious journalism. I've always been interested in the subject but have done no reading on it. Specifically interested in Christianity but anything interesting on any religion in any time period is cool.
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Ernest Socklenirk - Sat, 29 Sep 2018 19:32:17 EST pzzBCzyM No.70336 Reply
There's this author called E.R. Dodds. He specialized on greek cultural history. He doesn't talk much about our present time, but he has this amazing book called "Greeks and the irrational" about the pagan, magic, mystic roots of greek culture. It quotes really obscure sources and gives a pretty good explanation of some greek cultural and psychological phenomenon. It's pretty well reviewed in the academic community. He also wrote a book on the socio-psychological consequences of the advent of early christianism in pagan cultures, it's called "Pagan and christian in the age of anxiety". I think it's a pretty good place if you want to go beyond scientific divulgation, but still want something sort of general and literary, and not some uninteligible academic mash up of ancient and modern languages intertwined from a thousand different sources.
Samuel Fushville - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 17:49:00 EST TbUII6vM No.70568 Reply
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Karen Armstrong has written several fantastic books that may be of interest. She writes in a fairly concise and engaging manner without being overly academic.
"The Great Transformation" might be what you're looking for as she discusses the development of judasim, Buddhism, Confucianism and the greek philosophers in the axial age. So, for example, she writes about how the aryan religious/cultural practises developed into vedic culture, proto hindu culture and then Buddhism. She discusses the development of judasim and the old testement from the void left by the disintegration of the egyptian empire and the influence of Canaanite/Phoenician cults on the early Israelites and, thus, the abrahamic faiths in general.
Its goodstuff.
In "the history of god" she concentrates on judasim, christianity and islam and is a little less accessible.
Samuel Fushville - Sun, 28 Apr 2019 18:08:39 EST TbUII6vM No.70569 Reply
>E.R. Dodds.

Never heardof him before. His books look really interesting. nice rec

Writing discussion

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- Fri, 15 Mar 2019 23:03:36 EST 6MptVB4y No.70455
File: 1552705416127.jpg -(270476B / 264.14KB, 960x640) Thumbnail displayed, click image for full size. Writing discussion
Anyone writing? Post what you're writing and get ideas/feedback

I'm working on a uncanny vally book where a guy gets stranded in a weird town. Unsure why, and it's really not progressing trying to tie things together like why the town is coo-coo. NFI what I'm doing at this point.

Trying to develop a narrative on the uncertainty of a lot of our society and how it effects us as spiritual beings. Internet, commodification of culture and existence, the black hole of drugs, crime, ideology. Thinking of tying it into a source portal that is corrupting the townspeople and a man has to struggle to try and survive and flick the switch off on this portal before it and the townspeople get him.
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Nicholas Chappertutch - Tue, 23 Apr 2019 20:23:49 EST dofm0qUW No.70553 Reply
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Deftworm @ twitter.

I write bad short poems. I do it because I do, but I do appreciate any input.


Most Engaging History Books

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- Wed, 25 Jul 2018 14:06:11 EST RQSkkkju No.70245
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I'd like to learn more about history but my attention span isn't the greatest and I have trouble reading even fantasy novels, so I need something that's not too dry or hard to get through. I want a book that's a real page turner but will also educate me about historical events.

What are some history books you found highly engaging and easy to read? Any period in history is fine.
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Hannah Clellerkeck - Sat, 17 Nov 2018 21:20:00 EST JfA8ZcEt No.70394 Reply
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I'm slowly getting through Robert Fisk's "The Great War for Civilization". He's an awesome war correspondent who does his best to remain neutral in his assessment of the middle east, its history of foreign interference and the consequences of such interference. It's not too dry as a lot of it reads more like his own memoirs than a standard history book.
Emma Trotfoot - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 14:48:28 EST UHeTaZni No.70539 Reply
I'm reading "The Pillars Of The Earth" it's fiction but historically acurate. It's during the times of king stephen in early 12th century england.
It's a pretty long book but it reads fairly quickly.
Betsy Wennernurk - Thu, 18 Apr 2019 19:09:21 EST v8LfIP4J No.70540 Reply
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Master and Commander series. Pretty much every naval battle in the series actually happened, the author just slips his protagonist into it all.

The consolations of philosophy

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- Sun, 17 Mar 2019 08:49:43 EST q7RgTLNM No.70458
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I wonder, what have you learned from a philosopher or piece of philosophy that has had a practical impact on your life?
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Fucking Pittstone - Mon, 18 Mar 2019 08:07:13 EST QJgEfxFN No.70470 Reply
That's interesting! Do say more

I'm just starting to get into some Buddhism, the idea of cultivating Bodhicitta appeals to me. It's like that universal love for mankind that Jesus talked about, but without all that higher power taint. There are also practical exercises for how to attain it, where as in Christianity we were just told to love our smelly neighbor, we were never told how on earth to do that.
Lillian Drullerdock - Fri, 05 Apr 2019 03:08:51 EST k9TAbtTt No.70511 Reply
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What about The Way?

Also, there's John Cowper Powys mayhaps,
"n. Powys combines twentieth-century introspection and analysis of the relations between men and women with the social panoramas, humour and prolixity of the eighteenth- and nineteenth-century novelists. The uninitiated might do worse than to attempt to imagine an amalgam of Lawrence and Dickens, Hardy and Dostoievsky, Proust and Scott. To these great names two others need to be added: that of Wordsworth, in order to suggest Powys’s characteristic attention to and communion with the natural world, animate and inanimate; and Blake’s, since Powys shares his reverence for life and belief that ‘everything that lives is holy’, as well as his radical rejection of the established order.2 It is also a commonplace of Powys criticism that he possesses an empathy with women, an entry into the minds and feelings of women, unrivalled by any other male writer.3"

1 See, for example, Boris Ford (ed.), The New Pelican Guide to English Literature (Harmondsworth: Penguin, 8 vols., 1983), VII, pp. 86, 99, 187–90, and VIII, pp. 68, 100; Boris Ford (ed.), The Cambridge Cultural History of Britain (Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 9 vols., 1992), VIII, pp. 37–8. The writers are John Holloway, the Leavisite Denys Thompson, and Wilfrid Mellers and Rupert Hildyard.Goodway
2 For Blake, cf. Glen Cavaliero, John Cowper Powys: Novelist (Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1973), pp. 105–6. The other principal work of literary analysis is G. Wilson Knight, The Saturnian Quest: A Chart of the Prose Works of John Cowper Powys (London: Methuen, 1964). See also the seven items on Powys in G. Wilson Knight, Neglected Powers: Essays on Nineteenth and Twentieth Century Literature (London: Routledge & Kegan Paul, 1971); and Jeremy Hooker, John Cowper Powys(Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1973).
3 This, admittedly, is something that has usually been said by men – but see Belinda Humfrey (ed.), ‘Introduction’, Essays on John Cowper Powys (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1972), pp. 24–5; and Carole Coates, ‘Gerda and Christie’, in Belinda Humfrey (ed.), John Cowper Powys’s ‘Wolf Solent’: Critical Studies (Cardiff: University of Wales Press, 1990), esp. p. 159. Alice Wexler has commented to me that, while Powys ‘obviously’ had an empathy with women, ‘it was stronger than that’, ‘more an identification with women’ (letter of 22 July 1992)

Anarchist Seeds Beneath the Snow, pg. 93
Edwin Drangermane - Mon, 22 Apr 2019 16:06:38 EST EdSW6qpl No.70549 Reply
Hey guys, figured I'd post in this thread instead of making a new one.

What reading would you recommend for somebody who hasn't ready anything philosophy related? I'm not sure why, but I think it's a thing that's missing in my life.

Thank you.


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