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>>18220067
For WW2 there is a hoard of war memoirs. What sort of historical books about war do you like? Memoirs, biographies, dramatized retellings, dry factual recollections, books on tactics, books which focus on just the war itself and goes into detail on every battle, or broader discussions that forgo the former to focus instead on society and the world at large during the war, etc.? There are a lot of different types of books about war.
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>>18219911
>I just like historical trivia
triviafags should literally be shot and killed.
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>>18219970
>Also history is just hecking cool and fun.
Time to go back.
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>>18219907
Because Jews are smart and they did stuff
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I couldn't give you a rational answer, it's just a lifelong obsession starting from childhood.

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Good books about conspiracies?
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Crying of Lot 49
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>>18217594
Actually a good one
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>>18217594
Don't get the reprinted version. The original has 16 chapters, 15 being removed on Amazon. 15 is the protocols
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>>18217589
The Franklin cover up.
Fingerprints of the gods.
America BC.
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>>18220402
This is what I have for chapter 15
I made sure to look for the original. Did is this the original?

QRD: my older brother is almost 30 and he’s a shocking disappointment. He never follows through with anything, quits minimum wage jobs 6 months in after his bosses are “mean to him”, alienates everybody in his life, and is always scraping by because he blows what little money he has on literal toys and retarded hobbies. He’s the stereotypical victim millennial.

In all truth I care very little for him, live thousands of kilometres away, and haven’t even spoken to him in years (my mum insists of giving me updates about him) but I feel that it would only be right to extent him one final act of brotherly kindness. I want to anonymously send him a book. Just one book. He probably won’t even read it, but at least I can rest easy with the knowledge that I tried to help. I was maybe thinking “Travels with Epicurus” by Daniel Klein, which would hopefully set him down the path of mindful living? I’m really at a loss. Do any of you have any suggestions?
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>my family should live according to me superior values
Cope. No wonder he left
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>>18216331
>>18220086
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>>18216298
he seems based and you a faggot tbqh
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>>18217448
>Perhaps it's an American thing because I could never imagine just abandoning family. You're blood for Christ's sake. You stick together. I have some family members, cousins, etc that I don't like. But I put up with it because we're family.
idk man there must be some things one just cannot put up with sometimes
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>>18216298
>book to help my faggot older brother
remove the beam from your eye, first.

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PROSE EDITION
>Who are our favorite wordsmiths? Provide examples of their work if you can.
>How purple do you like your prose to be?
>List at least one modern SFF book that you think has good prose.
>What are you currently reading?

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Thread rules:
>No anime
>No manga/comic books
>Only books by western and European authors

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>>18219737
Halo lore is kind of a mediocre ripoff but still pretty comfy military sci-fi to read.
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>>18215319
>>18215366
Caitling's books are hot trash. He can't write
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>>18216542
They put harlan and Asimov with him and the difference was palpable.
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>>18215021
I'm so tired of this, you guys only talk about the same fucking books
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>>18215021
>The Dread Empire
I just tried Dead Empire but the pacing is so bad I had to double check and make sure I didn't get a back epub.

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/lit/ BTFO
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>>18220192
I'm not the >>18220155

The answer to your question is miracles. There are thousands of them, such as incorrupt bodies of saints, Eucharistic miracles, and my favorite one: tilma of Guadalupe. These miracles not only demonstrate that God exists but what his true Church is.
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>>18220155
>Reveal the Bible
Jesus didn't reveal the bible retard, thats what Islam teaches. You christcucks can't even keep your abrahamic tales straight for fucks sake
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>>18220099
Yes, Bach is the most profound of artists, not the quasi-pop shit you faggots listen to.
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>>18220332
"As I live -- declares the Lord -- I do not take pleasure in the death of the wicked but in the conversion of the wicked who changes his ways and saves his life.” (Ezekiel 33,11)
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>>18220362
Somehow all those miracles seem to die once the experimental sciences became a reliable tool, and the camera was invented.
I guess God hates science too.

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>>18219871
>English is so antiquated and awkward
I guess I can't help you there, as I don't consider it to be either of those things. I hate modern vernacular and find a particular loftiness and splendor in the English of old. It's a pleasure to read for the same qualities of its substance as the KJV, Milton, Longfellow, or even Melville.
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>reads in english

Apex kek.
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>>18220268
lmao torilla tavataan :DDDDDD ebin
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excuse shit tier webcam but finally decided on two books to stick to and not get distracted
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>>18220324
Have you started Napoleon yet? and thoughts on it?

I have the same edition of The adolescent too; Everymans are lovely.

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discuss books you are reading right now and tell us your thoughts on them
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>>18218302
I used to like Hemingway when I was young like everyone else but really his novels kind of blow. His short stories are much better than his novels but I feel I’ve matured from Hemingway. I recently reread the old man and the sea and found it quite bad.
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>>18218969
Just tried to read the republic after enjoying gorgias and apology. I felt as though I was wasting my time with it so I skipped to the allegory of the cave and some stuff about the forms and then put it down. Don’t regret my decision
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I'm about half way through Burning Chrome. I've read the Sprawl trilogy and liked it a lot, so here I am. Gibson's short stories feel a lot more fantastical than the Sprawl series, but it's interesting to see how his magical thinking developed. I understand the writing a lot more of Neuromancer now and especially Mona Lisa Overdrive. 'The Belonging Kind' is especially interesting because of how bizarre it is. Overall it's my least favourite of the books I've read from him but I'm enjoying it in more of an inquisitive way since I'd like to learn more about what led him to write Neuromancer.

I'm, also reading The Strange Death of Europe. Yeah, it's pretty depressing. Nothing I didn't already know but it's providing me with a fuller understanding of the situation. I think Europe is utterly done for.

Also re-reading Pride and Prejudice. After having read a lot of Sci-Fi recently, Pride and Prejudice feels so easy to read. It's very enjoyable, I forgot how funny this book is.
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>>18219174
My favorite adventure story ever
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>>18217370
Makes a case for democracy, and, how and why so many ideologies and systems of philosophy make metaphysical claims against it. I have a few arguments against his arguments, but so far so good.
>>18218969
Read picrel as an antidote.

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for those who have taken the GRE, how did you study for it?
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>>18219434
I didnt study, a drunken 7 year old can get a decent score on the gre
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>>18219434
The same way I studied for the LSAT.
I didn't.
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Have you actually found a place to take the GRE?
They make it damn near impossible. The closest testing center was a 5 hour drive from me and I live in Chicago
I took the GMAT instead
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>>18220189
just suck it up is my advice.

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I want to learn Philosophy,history, literary fiction and poetry
Where should i start
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>>18220263
>INDIANS AREN'T GREEK
for fucksake cunt learn about how the aryian invasions work in linguistics.
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>>18220352
I thought that has been refuted and oy nazis used it to clarify hinduism is a white invention
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>>18220163
What do you mean you are new to reading?
You only just learnt how?
Read the Puppy Patrol series or something then
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>>18220366
You know what i mean anon why act retarded?
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>>18220357
No, it's commonly agreed upon that both Greeks and Indians (and Persians, Germanics, Celts, Slavs, Romans etc) are descended from the Indo-Europeans, who were white. So language, mythology, but also genetics.
There's some Indian nationalists who disagree because they don't like the idea that their culture is the result of invasion/mixture I guess.

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How big is your local library?

Besides literature, what else do they have (albums, DVDs, newspapers, vidya, comics and manga)?
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>>18218523
big enough to pack all our smelly homeless people and stink up the place for decades
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>>18219167
Fuck me. The more I look into my libraries, the more depressed I become. There are 0 copies of Mein Kampf, but 8 copies of the Commie Manifesto and 5 copies of Lolita. There are more copies of Anthem than The Fountainhead and Atlas Shrugged combined. I own more copies of Have Space Suit - Will Travel (again, 1) than the entire county in any medium. They also have no Christopher Stasheff at all, which is a shame because I liked what I read of his "Wizard in Rhyme" series. They have Robert Asprin, but none of his Myth-Adventure books, and all of what they have for his Phule Series is audiobook. Only a handful of Aristotle's more popular works are also found. 13 copies in all mediums of Meditations, 12 of which are checked out.
The more I dig, the more I'm glad I buy my own shit. Not only can I read at my own leisure, but I don't have to worry about availability and I can pass on my books.
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>>18218523
It's enormous. It has a lower level and upstairs. The upstairs has two computer labs with 30 computers each. The main level has a ton of DVDs, books, and study rooms. The lower level is the teen/children zone that had like manga, YA shit, children's books, even a children's reading corner. There's also a big room down there where they host monthly movie nights and provide free popcorn.
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No one goes to libraries anymore except for poor black people who want to watch DBZ and porn on the computers.

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What's his best lyric?

>What she asked of me at the end of the day
>Caligula would have blushed
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>>18219464
>I'm a nazi terf cunt
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>>18219631
>>With a big nose
moz knew all along
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If you’re so very good looking
Then why do you sleep alone at night?
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>>18219606
>NOOOOOO YOU CANT EAT HECKIN MEAT TTTTHATS UNETHICAL
spooked
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The song 'Panic' is a perfect example of Morrisey's ability to write about the real and express the unexpressed in an entertaining way. He called his era out for the manufactured, plastic sham it was, and can get you singing along with a call to hang the dj.

Say what you want about him, but at least he got straight to the point.
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>>18219301
Isn't that Jack London?
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>>18219301
What’s his fucking problem?
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>>18219301
He's literally my ideal writer
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>>18219301
the more I learn about him and his life the more his writing just feels like his covering up his own insecurities.
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He should have been executed for treason

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Any progress on your novels?

Previous thread:>>18193298

For Prose:
>The Art of Fiction
>Story Genius: How to Use Brain Science to Go Beyond Outlining and Write a Riveting Novel (Before You Waste Three Years Writing 327 Pages That Go Nowhere)
>On Becoming A Novelist
>Writing Fiction: A Guide to Narrative Craft
>How Fiction Works
>The Rhetoric of Fiction
>Steering the Craft
>On Writing, Borges

For Poetry:

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>>18220212
"Argument" is hardly an explanation. I'm just asking for details, you people are so sensitive.
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>>18220205
She over-stepped her boundaries, got closer than he was comfortable with and not to mentioned the talk they had.
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>>18220205
>also, post more
Also not going to post more, I'll rather work on Restructuring my story.
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>>18220278
Probably for the best of you do. Why waste time with a defunct story?
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>>18219331
Write from experience, anon, that always seems to work in those type of situations.

Human Nature is no different from Animal Nature I think in an example of beating one another either physically or socially for resources or a mate.
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>>18220185
Animals can't tell you "no" while you're fucking them.
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>>18220296
They can't say it, but I'm sure their body is indicating discomfort.
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>>18220245
Under the threat of punishment or social shame, any behavior can be imposed on us and later claimed to be "human nature".
Further, under the same prolonged conditions, there are still big variations in the behaviors of people under somewhat "free" environments.
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>>18220202
Of course they do. Look at Chimps, they all have big egos.
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>>18220185
>Human Nature is no different from animal nature
eh its kind of hard to explain something like computer programming as identical to animal nature. Humans are more different then the other primates, then the other primates are from dogs.

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Are there romance novels set in the modern day where the couple is chaste and do not cohabitate?
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>>18220010
bump
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>>18220019
Wow someone actually bumped my thread...
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>>18220010
Lol no
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>>18220010
Maybe, who knows, either way it isn't a realistic portrayal of contemporary life.
Sex is a normal, fun thing to do that builds emotional connections. Stop being so repressed.

I'm guessing you have a micropenis or something, which is why the concept of casual intimacy terrifies you so.
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>>18220374
>Sex is a normal, fun thing to do that builds emotional connections. Stop being so repressed.
>I'm guessing you have a micropenis or something, which is why the concept of casual intimacy terrifies you so.
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