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Did you know that Alan Moore wrote Watchmen with William S. Burroughs and Bertolt Brecht as an inspiration?
The Brecht, I guess, isn't so surprising, because of the Black Freighter subplot in Watchmen and all, but when I heard Watchmen was inspired by Burroughs I was surprised for a little bit, and then it made a lot of sense.
Moore said he was inspired by the comic Burroughs did with Malcom MacNeill, "The Unspeakable Mr. Hart" (see picture), and also the way in which seemingly random motifs in Burroughs novels would gain meaning with repetition.
It's cool how Moore is one of the only writers in comics with interests outside of comics. I think that's why the writing in comics is often so bad; the writers have no knowledge of literature, or, for that matter, any kind of writing that's done outside of the comic book industry.
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Hey guys. Checked out the recommended reading and I've got some ideas but I'm also looking for more. Basically: I have never read much before, i finished 1 dark tower book in HS, then holes and harry potter 1 in middleschool. Thats it. But I've always enjoyed reading quotes and short stories, so I think I just gotta give it another shot now that I'm older.
I like story and thinking, I'll give you guys some people that say shit I really like
carl sagan (so, I'll read Contact)
john green (FIOS and LAS?)
kurt vonnegut (idk)
some more generic? ones that i should probably read because I like quotes from there:
fight club, perks of being a wallflower
So what do you guys think? Any particular recommendations in what I have now, and some other ones that you think I might like?
As I'm a total noob to reading books, I want to ask, do most of you read before bed? Or do you find it does not make you drowsy at all and you can just do it for an hour or two during the day and then go about your day normally?
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Hey everyone. My girlfriend has asked me about getting into fantasy fiction, but she's not ready for the kind of stuff I read (Malazan Book of the Fallen, Song of Ice and Fire, Wheel of Time, etc).
She's liked Harry Pothead, but that's it. I've been thinking of telling her to check out some Redwall or Narnia which might be more her speed, but that's all I can think of.
So, TLDR; give a dude some recommendations for some easy-to-get-into fantasy novels. Thanks in advance!
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Sorry /lit/, i have to trouble you with a request for help. I´ve recently read Jonas Jonasson's The centenarian who climbed out of the window and disappeared and found it to be a nice piece of writing, I now want to give the book to my stepmother as a present, in russian language. I am not able to find the isbn of a russian edition, so after nearly an hour of searching, i come to you and ask for help.
Could anyone be so nice and provide me with the isbn of a russian edition?