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/lit/ Literature

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What's an original way to murder someone? Please nothing ridiculous
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Hey /lit/ - I finished up the last book in this series http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Rise_of_Theodore_Roosevelt and I'm currently looking for more like this. What I really enjoyed about the books was Morris having gone over family letters/etc and collections of accounts like that. I'm pretty sure the entire prologue to the first book was from a collection of newspaper articles the day after his inauguration. So there any other giant historical books that don't read exactly like a story but definitely not just a encyclopedia-like collection of facts.
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>ITT: first sentence, line or paragraph from your current writing project. I have Jim Belushi arms, and that's good, because now I'm in a diner in middle America, not knowing why.

Woo! 6 books so far.

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Not a huge number, but certainly doing well for reading so far. Amazed I managed to scrape together the money, more than anything else. How are YOU doing? I'm going to probably buy a new book tomorrow, but I dunno what. Posting in epic sunhock bread! Archive quick!
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What in the actual fuck did I just read?

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>What you read >What you expected >What you got
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Hey /lit/, what are some "manly" books? I feel we need a proper collection. I am not trying to be a complete narcissistic asshat, I'm just curious. Here are some of my choices: -Tarzan: Lord of The Apes -Jack London Collections -Hemingway novels -Moby Dick -Blood Meridian Pic related: One manly motherfucker
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Need book recommendations for a gift for a friend, he's just been told there's a 95% chance he'll never walk again and he'll be in hospital for a while. He's a pretty smart guy but doesn't really read that much.
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How many of you guys actually take this man seriously? I'm not American and I find his books and lectures absurd and childish. I'ts good if you are an angsty 15 year old "haha Americans... haha freedom... empire haha..." Does he understand we are post-Cold War and the U.S is actually the main force of liberation in the world today? >blames the U.S for literally everything. >the corporations are trying to control you. >denies the Cambodian genocide.
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"I strike thee, maid, with my gambanteinn, To tame thee to work my will;" - Skírnir Skírnismál (Stanzas 25 to 26) Skírnir confirmed for knowing how to handle his bitches.
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ITT: the truth "KNOW THYSELF" "BIG BOOK BIG BORE"
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I'm looking for a particular short story by Philip K Dick. It takes place in a sort-of-dystopian near future where most people live in a very dense urban setting and are wage slaves. Anyways, one of the elements of the story is this machine that has the power to tell you your fate/the meaning of your life. Everyone wants to know this, but it's expensive--most people can only afford to buy it in small bits and pieces. Someone will work for a few months and then buy a sentence of fortune from the machine. That's all I can really remember, but any help you can give me in remembering the story's name would be appreciated. Thanks /lit/
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Can we discuss cyberpunk /lit/? Its not something I expected to be into, but I picked up Neuromancer (which I'm told is the classic of the genre) and I've really enjoyed it. Its been a while since I read any scifi and this really hit the spot. What other good books are there? What ones have you read?
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What does /lit/ think of pic related?
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Can somebody explain to me why this book got many positive feedback ?
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Would there happen to be any advice you guys might be able to give when searching for a book? I don't really have a ton to go off of currently. I lack the author, any names, or much truly concrete information about the book. I remember that it had to do with a prince who had his brothers all killed except for one, who later inherited the throne. The prince had gotten locked away so that nobody would discover him incase there was an attempt to take over the empire. A deal was made where a girl from the NotMongols tribe was going to be brought to marry the current king/emperor. There was a city hidden in the sands, and something important about a pattern of symbols appearing on the people. Geometric patterns. Squares, circles, triangles, lines, crescents, all appearing in blue on people. I don't remember exactly what it had done, but I want to say it had been involved with causing them to attack people. There was someone manipulating this pattern and the people it "infected", but I don't have a name. It took place in a desert setting mainly, I think. I don't know if anyone might be able to help me out here with finding it, but I'd appreciate it greatly. I read the book like a year ago or so, and I want to re-read it/see if any other books were put out in the series.

Beep Boop

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On a whim, I read I, Robot recently. I quite enjoyed it, so I was wondering if you guys would recommend looking into the rest of the books by Isaac Asimov, and if so, which ones should I hit up first?

ITT: Handsome writers/philosophers/thinkers

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>Tfw herr nietzsche was actually pretty good looking hell, shave that soup-catcher and I'd let him stick it wherever he wants
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Are the parody books; Pride and Prejudice and Zombies Sense and Sensibility and Sea Monsters even worth the read?
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Why is /lit/ so anti-academic lately?
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Got plenty of free time to read now, please recommend good books that can provide wisdom, otherwise I'd just keep my videogames and movies addiction. I'm tired of reading just sci-fi, fantasy and nihilist texts. If possible, something romantic/poetic, but easy for someone without prior experience, I've been assigned as lyricist in a band, and sometimes I have trouble expressing some ideas, or they sound very plain. pic somewhat related. Finished it a few days ago
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will you edit my poetry explication essay? https://docs.google.com/document/d/1IwlKqrKCcq44ULxt-og789OOq0gQ_EF9RLNbYcs0QxQ/edit?usp=sharing
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This is sort of /lit/ related, and I can't think of any where else to put it, but what do you guys think of this 'thing' called Weird Twitter? I find the comedy written/tweeted/blogged by supposed Weird Twitter users to be hilarious, and in some ways is really poetic. It's just really clever comedy. Often makes me think about why something is funny in general. So, thoughts?
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Is /lit/ comprised of mostly females? Is this why the board is so shit??
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what are the best non-fiction books for the following: immigration (from u.s.) to australia and continental europe personal finance (post 2008, and taking into consideration the vast changes that have been happening) education- when people say you don't need to go to college, what the fuck do they actually mean? I want to learn employable skills from a book (even though that seems doubtful, employable skills would be learned on the job, no?) I want to figure out what I should be doing to build a future for myself, and I'm looking for ideas. an ebook would be great, because it'd be easy to download, but really, anything will do. thanks guys!
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I completely lack any knowledge of the basics when it comes to politics and war history, which is something I'm interested in being educated on. (Worldly, not just American... I'm not American anyways.) Does anyone know any really great books that could teach me at least the basics? Fiction or non-fiction, as long as it isn't textbook format.
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How many images of Max Stirner do you have on your computer? Also, does anyone here even actually agree with Max Stirner's philosophy?
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>Reading in the study lounge >Cute girl in front of me >She turns around after a noise from behind me >Keeps looking at me >I wonder why >"I'm trying to see what book you're reading." >I show her the cover >"Good book." >I don't know why I typed all that, it's not like anything interesting happened.
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*BOOM* *BOOM* *CRASH* That's it. That is all it would take for the dark lord Sauron the Deceiver to kick your door in with the intent to bend you to his will & cover all the lands in a second darkness. Why don't you own a gun /lit/?
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So /lit/ you made me read Stoner. Thank you so much, this book is a piece of masterly storytelling. >tl;dr Stoner general
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any good?
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Does this ever happen to you?
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Just like Gatsby, Fitzgerald started to epitomise the glamour of the American jazz age. Discuss.
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What does /lit/ think of the Shadow of the Wind and Carlos Ruiz Zafon in general?

Transsexuals and the Bible

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Why doesn't the Bible mention transsexuals? In my opinion, there are only two possible conclusions, either transsexuality didn't exist in biblical times, which I doubt, or God is alright with it. Deuteronomium 22:5 states that the Lord views crossdressing as an abomination, however crossdressing itself isn't a requirement for transsexuality at all. If a transsexual undergoes transition, he/she doesn't have to wear a certain kind of clothes (from the clinical point of view, not Scriptural). Still, bear in mind that Christians are no longer bound by the law of Moses (Romans 7). The only other verses that could be related, are the ones about eunuchs - pretty much people who underwent genital mutilation and can no longer reproduce. Deuteronomy 23:1 says eunuchs cannot enter the congregation of the Lord, however other passages of the Bible speak favorably of them, amazingly enough in both Old Testament (Isaiah 56:4-5) and New Testament (2 Matthew 19:12). The blatant difference between Deuteronomy on one hand, and book of Isaiah and the Gospel of Matthew on the other, likely isn't a contradiction. The former refers to Mosaic Covenant (which Christians are no longer bound by), the latter two talk about the situation after atonement, as Isaiah was a Messianic prophet and Matthew was an apostle. Obviously, those latter two references are more relevant to Christians than the one in Deuteronomy. I think we can safely conclude that the Lord is okay with transsexuality.
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Ok, so I REALLY want to write a novel I have a pretty good natural talent for writing and I am very adept at making observations about people and places. My personality type is INFJ which I'm told is very well suited to writing also. I have written some good stuff but nothing more than ideas really. Paragraphs and half-chapters here and there which are technically well written and involving but where I struggle is having the patience to keep at it. I tend to get bogged down in details and find it hard to form a story in my head before I begin the task of writing it. I prefer to instinctively make it up as I go along but I know this is not the best way of doing things. Strangely, I don't particularly enjoy reading fiction very much. I much prefer to write but this has limited my experience of what makes a good book I guess. So I'm looking for general advice on writing a novel, the most important do's and don'ts and examples of the different writing techniques of various authors.

Quotes on the covers of all books

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>hilarious (when the book has two genuine laughs in 300 pages and characters with zany names) >searing critique of our modern culture >haunting >our generation's dostoevsky
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For quite a while I've wanted to read something about contemporary weirdos. Any recommended book about furries, bronies, stuff like that?
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What do you think of Stalin's favourite book?

Wanna help a young reader out?

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So i really enjoy reading fantasy and sci fi but cant find much that isnt generic main stream such as wheel of time or star wars books i would love some recommendations please pic is my favorite fantasy series
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Do you ever write something, and then come across something similar but totally superior in every way? I feel like my ideas are sound but I express them bumblingly at best. Or maybe just that I draw from experiences I haven't had yet when I sit down sometimes.
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Can someone recommend a good English translation of Jules Verne's "From the Earth to the Moon"? There are quite a few terrible translations to Verne's books and I can't find much information about this book's translations in particular.
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What are the most famous and/or recognizable book covers of all time?






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