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I've just finished of reading it.
Hundreds of pages of nearly pointless(?) insights and descriptions, and in some passage it's incredibly slow and stodgy.
But when it success in kept the plot togheter, when he focus in some reflections without get lost in any doodles (if you get what i mean), are just the highest pieces of literature i've ever read. All the paranoia discourse is so deep and existential.
He can translate physic concepts on a phyilosophical level so easily, and yet so effectively. Then, i'm a engineering physics student, so i'm quite "into it".
The prose is... well, we all know how it is.
Special mention for the Holocaust passage, i -felt- it like i never did before.
But the sansation is still like i missed something -Do you get what i mean?
What's your opinion, /lit/?
>"another Gravity's Rainbow thread, alright, alright..."
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anyone read any of these?
gotta admit, i may pirate it later, been reading to much philosophy and non-fiction, some adbsurdist BS might help me relax
2014 Reading List
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Hey /lit/ what do you think of my 2014 reading list?
>A Tale of Two Cities - Dickens,Charles
>The Brothers Karamazov - Dostoyevsky
>Infinite Jest by - Wallace
>Collected Fictions - Borges
>The Recognitions - Gaddis
>The Stars My Destination - Bester, Alfred
>The Black Compay - Cook, Glen
>The Lies of Locke Lamora - Lynch, Scott
>Snow Crash - Stephenson, Neal
>Metametaphysics: New Essays on the Foundations of Ontology - Chalmers, David and Manley, David (Editors)
>After Finitude: An Essay on the Necessity of Contingency - Meillassoux, Quentin
>You Must Change Your Life - Sloterdijk, Peter
>A Thousand Years of Nonlinear History - De Landa, Manuel
>Marx's Concept of Man - Fromm, Erich
>The Phenomenology of Spirit - Hegel
>The Birth of Tragedy - Nietzsche, Friedrich
>Critique of Pure Reason - Kant, Immanuel
>Realist Magic: Objects, Onotology, Causality - Morton, Timothy
>Simulacra and Simulation - Baudrillard, Jean
>Anti-Oedipus: Capitalism and Schizophrenia - Deleuze and Guattari
>Desert Islands: and Other Texts - Deleuze, Gilles
>Society of the Spectacle - Debord, Guy
>Literary Theory: An Introduction - Eagleton, Terry
>The Philosophical Disenfranchisement of Art - Danto, Arthur
>The Oxford Illustrated History of Christianity - McManners, John (Editor)
>Six Days of War: June 1967 and the Making of the Modern Middle East - Oren, Michael B
>Beyond Fundamentalism: Confronting Religious Extremism in the Age of Globalization - Aslan, Reza
>A Peace to End All Peace: The Fall of the Ottoman Empire and the Creation of the Modern Middle >East - Fromkin, David
>The Days of the French Revolution - Hibbert, Christopher
>Introductory Lectures on Psychoanalysis - Freud, Sigmund
>Modern Man in Search of a Soul - Jung, Carl
>How to Read Lacan - Zizek, Slavoj
>Insurrection - Rollins, Peter
>The Puppet and the Dwarf: The Perverse Core of Christianity - Zizek, Slavoj
>The Story of Art - Gombrich, E.H.
>Democracy: The God that Failed - Hoppe, Hans-Hermann
>Griftopia: A Story of Bankers, Politicians, and the Most Audacious Power Grab in American History - Taibbi, Matt
>Living in the End Times - Zizek, Slavoj
>An Imaginary Tale: The Story of the Square Root of Minus One - Nahin, Paul
>Dr. Euler's Fabulous Formula - Nahin, Paul
>Prime Obsession: Bernhard Riemann and the Greatest Unsolved Problem in Mathematics - Derbyshire, John
>In Search of Schrödinger's Cat: Quantum Physics and Reality - Gribbin, John
>Gödel, Escher, Bach: An Eternal Golden Braid - Hofstadter, Douglas
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What are some imaginative ways to do world building inside of your fantasy/sci-fi book? I'm new to writing, and I'm working on a short story right now. I've found that just putting a block of text here and there is rather boring, as is having some expository character just vomit everything out. Also, my protag is making the journey alone, so there's no room for a knowledgeable companion.
When I think of this kind of thing, I'm reminded of the beginning of Star Wars, where you see the small rebel ship and the large, dominating imperial destroyer. That kind of visual cleverness, but in literary form. Any examples would be appreciated.
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Hi there, /lit/
Now, I love epic fantasy, to a reasonable extent, specially LotR. But, I despise Game of Thrones, and even more, I despise people who read it and shit their pants about it. In my oppinion, it's a crappy book, packed with action, for people who are too busy pretending to be intellectuals to watch some real soap operas, with better plots than this action packed piece of bullshit. And, to a person who has even moderate knowledge about British history, it seems disgusting from how many things he copied and 'borrowed.
tl;dr Game of Thrones is a cheap soap opera for wanna be intellectuals. It's crap.
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When I get high I feel as if I'm ruining my mental sanity and health. I become lazy, unproductive, introspective(not necessarily a bad thing) and paranoid.
It's like weed makes you dumber and I often want to quit but due to my circle of friends who all partake in smoking up, quitting is quite hard.
I know this is /lit/ and not /b/ but I feel as if there are a lot of people here that are similar to me in this regard.
What are your opinions/experiences with weed?
How has it affected your ability to speak, formulate sentences, read and write?