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/lit/ is for the discussion of literature, specifically books (fiction & non-fiction), short stories, poetry, creative writing, etc. If you want to discuss history, religion, or the humanities, go to /his/. If you want to discuss politics, go to /pol/. Philosophical discussion can go on either /lit/ or /his/, but ideally those discussions of philosophy that take place on /lit/ should be based around specific philosophical works to which posters can refer.

Check the wiki, the catalog, and the archive before asking for advice or recommendations, and please refrain from starting new threads for questions that can be answered by a search engine.

/lit/ is a slow board! Please take the time to read what others have written, and try to make thoughtful, well-written posts of your own. Bump replies are not necessary.

Looking for books online? Check here:
Guide to #bookz
http://www.geocities.ws/prissy_90/Media/Texts/BookzHelp19kb.htm
Bookzz
http://bookzz.org/
Recommended Literature
http://4chanlit.wikia.com/wiki/Recommended_Reading

What is John Green's best book?
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>>9553538
Why do you prefer to make threads about things that trigger you instead of threads about works that you genuinely like?

You already know all the answers you'll get.
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>>9553538
Looking for Alaska.
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his suicide note.

tho that's more of a short story.

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Durdane Edition

Vintage Treasures: The Durdane Trilogy by Jack Vance
>https://www.blackgate.com/2015/09/12/vintage-treasures-the-durdane-trilogy-by-jack-vance/

Speculiction...: Review of The Durdane Chronicles by Jack Vance
>https://speculiction.blogspot.com/2014/05/review-of-durdane-chronicles-by-jack.html

Pointless Philosophical Asides: A Long Post About Jack Vance's Durdane
>https://philosophicalasides.blogspot.com/2009/11/long-post-about-jack-vances-durdane.html

Fantasy
Selected:
>https://i.imgur.com/r688cPe.jpg
General:

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>>9553258
ur a faget
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>>9550008
>>9550053
>>9550079
Aviendhas third trip thru the crystal pillars in Rhoidion
It almost made me want to stop reading. Everything felt so hopeless because you didn't know if it was the exact future or just a possibility.
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>>9553331
*Rhuidean
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>>9552818
Never have I felt that Bakker was using the characters to preach his own views, except for one time. Every single time it's down, it always felt like something that character himself/herself would espouse. The one time I do feel that way is when Achamian talks about doubt, which I think is diagetic, so it's not inconsistent with the world. And also it's poignant, because he's literally telling you "doubt everything everybody says in my works".

So I am actually curious, so it would be interesting to see what passages you felt this way about. Not saying that I disbelieve you: I'm sure that you did feel Bakker himself was using characters as his own mouthpiece, it's just that I almost never felt that way.
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I hate writing several straight pages of description/action due to only one character being present and doing shit. It makes me feel like my momentum is slowing, even though I'm still writing the same number of words per day as usual.

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What is the worst book you've ever read, and why?
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>>9552436
Of course that's your answer.
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The bible
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>>9553007
Fuck. I bought the book on a whim, and now I have to believe it's bad because someone on an anti-moose Hungarian hoverboard said so.

I can't even find the receipt to return it.
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>>9553502
Which book?
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>>9553507
Hard to pick one, the old testament has a lot awful ones like Deuteronomy.

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Yo, /lit/izens, I have an idea.

Buy my book, you fuckmen.
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https://www.amazon.com/Francis-Drizzlecock-Adventure-Gay-Manns-Gigglers/dp/1542621232/ref=sr_1_fkmr0_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1495755114&sr=8-1-fkmr0&keywords=popefrancis+drizzlecock

consume it
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Where can i pirate the ebook?

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What are some of /lit/'s pet peeves about books?

A big one that triggers my autismo is when the author's name is larger than the book's title on the cover.
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>>9553454
You're stupid.
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>>9553433
>third-rate snark
DISCARDED
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>>9551157
Wouldn't get sold without his name in big type
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>>9553344
You're either a troll or someone who checks their phone mid-conversation yourself.
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>>9553589
Sorry what was that? Hold on.

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anybody else wanna talk about mieville's stuff?
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no
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he has xboxhueg arms
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>>9553579
Yeah sure. Perdido street station was one of the most worst shittiest books I've ever read. Great world building for gay fantasy steam punk faggottry but the story was dog shit. I wanted to blow my brains out it was so boring and I cared so little about everyone.
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Makes sense for a communist to be a fantasy writer, since communism is by itself a political fantasy.

Hello /lit/! It's me, the polling anon, back at you again with the results of the poll.

I closed voting 1 week ago and since have been spending my time counting the votes and constructing the graphic. I had to get some help from my friend, who will remain nameless, but to whom I owe endless thanks and gratitude.

In the first couple days of polling, I accidentally left the poll in such a state that it was possible to vote multiple times. Accordingly, I was able to go through and, by hand, compare votes that appeared to be made arbitrarily close to one another, or had suspicious parallels in style and content. Thus, I have conflated the votes that seemed too suspicious to be true. I've spent a lot of hours on this, and I can confidently say that next to no legitimate votes were affected and illicit votes were reduced to a negligible minimum.

I've also received a number of fake titles and authors, some of which were amusing. I saw a Gregory Berrycone or two, a number of plays on Thomas Pynchon's name, and youtubers. While I had to discount these votes, I have to say they brought a smile to my face as I was laboring over this for you guys.

Anyways, this is the last of me you'll be seeing for a while, but sometime next year we can conduct another poll...

Anyways, signing off,
The Polling Anon

P.S. How many out of 100 have you read?
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>>9553328
Wait, so it's the same guy who ran the poll originally? I'm really confused
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>>9553572
No, different guy. Actual polling anon had no part in it.
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>>9553572
these fucking cucks on discord are trying to make a fake top 100. This makes me angry because I take /lit/ very seriously
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>>9543999
Is this a a joke? Cause Mein Kamf is really shitty and Elders of Zion was likely a hoax.
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>>9553572
yes.

t. polling anon

Lewis Carroll was a pedo?
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He did nothing wrong, and he died a virgin.
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for all you know every writer you like was a pedo deep down.
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>>9553198
Even Hitler?
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>>9553183
The worst ones

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Literally the greatest author of all time.
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I prefer Vergil
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>>9553470
Woah woah woah. I love gaddis. He is one of the greatest of the 20th century. Top 3. J R and the recognitions and I guess agape are all top shit. I wish more people read him. What was he trying to say with the recognitions. My tiny brain can only begin to grasp at the straws. Is everything fake? Is all of life just one giant shit fuck and you best learn to play it fucked up? Even piano guy got fucking wrecked and he was a genuine beta.

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>>9542425
>sweetie
gets me every time
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>>9551665
Nuh uh.
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>>9550745
Philosophy is the world's longest conversation, if you just jump in towards the end you'll be completely lost.
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>>9551086
What are you still doing in the marketplace, anon :^)
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>>9542404
He isn't that edgy. Recognized the coming twilight of Christianity and meaning and got swallowed whole by his attempt to overcome it. There is no glee, mockery, snark of a Voltaire. He was a serious man

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This. Look familiar?

https://youtu.be/x4CxJyz8F48
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>>9552988
you ass, your pic related was the second thing i recommended [>>9549333]
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in my personal opinion, if even ambient music doesn't hold your attention enough for you to read you have poor musical comprehension, and if you can't read without music you have poor focus.
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Anyone have any decent recommendations for molded ear plugs? I really hate the shitty squishy disposable ear plugs, but I recently moved to a fairly loud area and it's really difficult to read because of all the noise.
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>>9550771
>Merzbow's Merzbient

What in the fuck have I downloaded

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Why do people generally assume that life has an instrinsic meaning?
And if you believed that, why would you want to know the answer? With that kind of logic the answer will completely ruin your existence.
To me it seems that nihilism is the only possible way of dealing with the absence of God, by embracing the fact that nothing matters we are able to appreciate the pleasures that life gives us, and if we never feel enough joy to make up for the pain and sadness that life also gives there's always suicide.
What does /lit/ think about this?
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>>9553510
End your life then, you don't have to suffer
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>>9553531
I'd rather carry a heavy load to counteract the suffering.
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>>9553356
>Nothing maters
>Here's a graphic explaining my position that doesn't matter because I desperately want you to understand how much I don't matter

Really convincing stuff there.
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>>9553443
>our universe is infinite

[Citation Needed]
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>>9553552
I'm not trying to convince anyone here, all I wanted was to see other people opinions about the subject

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What's the Twin Peaks of literature?
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>>9553501
2nd Season is still crucial to the 3rd, and Frost's book is canonical in the sense that the plot threads line up, but Lynch was completely strung out by the studio for Season 2. Not surprising he's unhappy about it
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>>9551222
Not defending twin peaks specifically but 'making shit up as you go along' does not = void of intellectual content. You can put minimal conscious intellectual thought into art and have it be jerked off to and 100% and have it be laughed at. You think Kafka sat around thinking of intellectual implications?
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>>9553517
Yea read recently he is only "truly proud of" the pilot.
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>>9553535
I feel like that's a bit of sour grapes from him, since each of his later works which were intended as Twin Peaks spinoffs were relegated to movies and such.

That said, Season 3 is pure unfiltered Lynch and it stands out so strongly. He obviously has a deep love of the series, even it became bastardized.
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>>9551154
>missing the blatant jungian underpinnings

read more, pleb

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damn...
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>>9553425

A few last ones:

herbs
gardens
and to our work
it’s us your work

when your hair
and call.
apology
of man he picked up. half of that

it was you were soaking you

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>>9550117
a tree died for this
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>>9552399
How Can Poems Be Real If Our Ears Aren't Real?
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>>9550428
I had
To
Fall

To lose it all
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>>9550422
It's
All yours, my
Friend.



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