what are you reading anons?
>>12185879What's with the thumb purity ring?
>>12185879I can tell from this pic that I hate your life.
>>12185896i hate my life too>>12185895go with christ.
Nice dogs desu
>>12185902>go with christ.wait it really is?There is no one rule so I usually have to guess?Are you a based mormon, fren?>alsoreading Crime and PunishmentCatch-22 is a pretty pleb High School novel. I hope you are only new here.
>>12185913You're a girl.
>>12185879Hey I'm reading Catch-22 too!
>>12185879Growth of the Soil by Knut Hamsun.
>>12185922>wait it really is?im fucking with you, i just like the ring. Crime and Punishment is on my to-read list, do you like it so far? I'm in the middle of Notes from the Underground too and enjoying it. I heard Catch-22 was funny so I thought I'd give it a go.>>12185913what's the king in yellow about? i've never read joyce, i wanna read Portrait soon. my dogs say thank you>>12185937I'm just starting it today, what do you think about it?
>>12185946i just looked it up and it sounds like a good book
>>12185879doggo master race>>12185922best I did with my copy was trade it for Kafka's diaries
>>12185957It's actually a funny book. It covers serious material, but the wit is dry and the scenarios are just wacky enough to enhance it. There's a part where one character is named as incompetent, prepares to give a speech to officers only to be told he's giving a speech to NCOs and starts the speech the exact same way the next paragraph, except to the officers on the other side of the camp. It's a literary form of smash-cut film humor that I really enjoy.
>>12185999nice trips, cute pup. The Greeks would be interesting to read, i took latin in high school and loved learning the history of the greek and roman empires>>12186006kek sounds like something ill like then. idc if the rest of /lit/ calls me a pseud
>>12185957It’s a strange cosmic-horror(?) series of short stories. Within the varity of stories, all are linked by this play that exists in fragments. There’s some sort of higher level of existance that is opened up to these readers as they explore the play. The King in Yellow, like a demented God, causes these people to go absolutely insane. The descriptions of Carcosa and our character’s reality splitting in half, as being displayed are uncanny and really well written. I recommend giving the book a look, although it’s rare to find people reading it imo
>>12186031it's a great introduction to the world of ancient greece, specially good when it comes to tracing greek thought and character
>>12186046>Within the varity of stories, all are linked by this play that exists in fragmentsvery cool concept i'll definitely check it out. thanks anon>>12186058i'll add this to my list too then i'd like to know more about the time period before i dive deeper into greek philosophyi love these kinds of threads cause it makes me realize there's so many good books out there that i've never heard of. thanks for sharing so far anons
It’s going slowly but I am enjoying it.
>>12186196Eliot really lets her plot boil slowly in this but when you hit the final part of the novel all that buildup really pays off when you compare the nuanced image of characters in your head to the really sensational and judgmental way they’re viewed by their neighbours. - Been a few years since I read it but I still remember Lydgate and Dorothea as though I lived with them, hope you like it anon.
My recent instabuy.
>>12186196i've heard of Eliot before, what else has she written that i might know?>>12186263heidegger's work intrigues me. hope youre enjoying it anon
>>12186307Being and Time was challenging to read (read him in English while English wasn't my native tongue) and enjoyable so.I hope I'll enjoy that one as well.
>>12186307She wrote The Mill on the Floss which is her other large novel (and perhaps the next most famous after Middlemarch) - she also wrote the ultimate work of comfy-core in Silas Marner (a good short winter read)
>>12186347>comfy-core... short story winter readdefinitely gonna read this tonight im in a wintery comfy-core mood. thanks anon >>12186326thanks anon i'll check it out. what's your native language if you dont mind sharing? and fave author from your language (if you have one)?
>>12186255The ne’er do well son just came down with fever and Lydgate is taking care of him (while pissing off the other doctors in town and flirting with the sick guy’s sister). Casaubon puts me to sleep unfortunately but most of the other characters are more involving.
>>12186391FrenchAnd honestly, I don't have a favorite writer in my own language... Jules Verne maybe?
Am reading Hamlet , its based on the lion king
Storm of Steel and Meditations
Not sure which one of these to start.Any recommendations?
Mises, Deleuze & Guattari.
>>12185879Fuck dogs. What are some books where the protagonist kills some?
>>12185879>>12185937>>12186006These. Enjoying it so far, 70 pages in.>>12185922> Catch-22 is a pretty pleb High School novel. I hope you are only new hereSurely there is a time for light reading too?
>>12186564>Surely there is a time for light reading too?It is actually pretty good. A bit long for the type of book it is but maybe that is what helps differentiate it even more from the ill compared Slaughter house V.Nately's whore is my highschool years favorite aspect.
>>12186420french language is beautiful. jealous that i can't speak it. i've heard jules verne was a pretty big influencer on 20th century science fiction>>12186442kek. love shakespeare, ive read a lot of his plays but never got around to hamlet. hope youre enjoying it anon>>12186507you liking it so far? seems like this board is kinda split on Jünger>>12186526i've heard good things about The Aeneid. I really liked les miserables so hugo may be a fun read to start with. haven't read the rest but they're all classics so it's probably hard to go wrong just depends on what kinda story youre in the mood for>>12186537based dosto. thoughts so far on notes from the underground?>>12186539i might be wrong but i don't see much work written as collabs between authors often. is stuff by deleuze and guattari ever specific with who wrote what or is it never addressed within their work? sorry if this question is worded weird i hope it makes sense>>12186547not based but i think I Am Legend has some dog killing. never read the book tho just watched the movie which has some differences>>12186564>Enjoying it so farglad to hear it anon
>>12186827regarding storm of steelI'm 1/3 through it and it's been very good so far, albeit repetitive. I don't know if it will continue to be.
>>12186838https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Questionnaire_(von_Salomon_novel)Check this out if you like Junger
Just finished Imperial Bedrooms because I'm a BEE enthusiast and I like his take on immorality in HollywoodCurrently reading through The Merchant of Venice because for whatever reason I missed that one. After that, I've got Hamsun's Hunger and, just for Christmas, Sedaris' Calypso
psych ward post
>>12186845where the hell do I buy this book in english?
Currently Reading >Crime and Punishment >First 7 Ecumenical Councils, History and Theology >The OSB >Battle for Belorussia; Red Army's Forgotten Campaign from Oct. 1943-Apr. 1944>Homeworld, by Turtledove
>>12186862IDK bro. Try e-mailing Curtis Yarvin if you can't find scans lmaoohttps://unqualified-reservations.blogspot.com/2008/07/olxii-what-is-to-be-done.htmlHere are multiple quotes from the book.
>>12186851would you recommend Imperial Bedrooms? plot sounds good i like characters that are extremely flawed. merchant of venice is one of my favorites by shakespeare, hope youre enjoying it as much as i did anon>>12186855based ward poster. sending you well wishes anon hope you're finding it helpful. can't go wrong with classic russian lit
>>12186898> At that time - it was high summer of 1922 and the Oberammergau Passion Play was being acted - Munich was filled with foreigners. Even the natives had not the time to attend big political rallies. Thus I did not even have a chance to hear Hitler - and now I shall go to my grave without ever having once attended a meeting where I could hear this most remarkable figure of the first half of the twentieth century speak in person.> "What does he actually say?" I asked the Kapitän's adjutant.> "He says more or less this," the adjutant began, and it was significant that he could not help mimicking the throaty voice with the vengeful undertones, "he says, quite calmly: 'My enemies have sneered at me, saying that you can't attack a tank with a walking stick...' Then his voice gets louder and he says: 'But I tell you...' And then he shouts with the utmost intensity: '... that a man who hasn't the guts to attack a tank with a walking stick will achieve nothing!' And then there's tremendous, senseless applause."> The Kapitän said: "Tanks I know nothing about. But I do know that a man who tries to ram an iron-clad with a fishing smack isn't a hero. He's an idiot."> I know not whether the Kapitän, lacking in powers of oratory as he was, found Hitler's methods of influencing the masses as repugnant as I did, but I assumed this to be the case. I also obscurely felt that for the Kapitän, deeply involved in his political concept, to be carried forward on the tide of a mass movement must seem unclean. Policy could only be laid down from 'above,' not from 'below.' The state must always think for the people, never through the people. Again I obscurely felt that there could be no compromise here, that all compromise would mean falsification.> But it was precisely his effect on the masses that led to Hitler's success in Munich. He employed new methods of propaganda, hitherto unthought of. The banners of his party were everywhere to be seen, as was the gesture of recognition, the raised right arm, used by his supporters; the deliberate effort involved in this gesture was in itself indicative of faith. And everywhere was to be heard the greeting, the slogan Heil Hitler! Never before had a man dared to include his essentially private name in an essentially public phrase. It implied among his followers a degree of self-alienation that was perhaps significant; no longer could the individual establish direct contact with his neighbour - this third party was needed as intermediary.
>>12186855Did you attempt suicide?>>12186347what about based Adam Bede
>>12186526damn, your taste is pretty good for an Australian
Reading some Kishon. Pretty cozy.
>>12186998>Did you attempt suicide?No, but I came awfully close. I have been self-harming and my suicidal ideation has been pretty intense recently. My 72 hours have passed, but the doctors want me to stay longer.
I've got a backlog that bothers me with its size. I was reading a few books simultaneously but life pulled me away from them. The best reading I do is when I am doing background research for a big writing project. Then I sit down with a stack of book and read for hours. My last big project had me reading a pretty involving set of books.One is called the Black Box Society: The Secret Algorithims That Control Money and Information by Frank Pasquale. It is about how data analytics systems are changing the world and creating vast shifts in power balances. It's quite interesting to investigate how these algorithms are shaping society and while it doesn't make you want to eat popcorn in the proper fictional context it can be entertaining to read about.
>>12186904I'd only recommend it if you liked Less Than Zero, it's a continuation of their hedonism but set in Los Angeles and the world of the casting couch. The ending is kind of wild, but that should not come as a surpriseThe Merchant of Venice is fantastic, but I expected nothing less.
Last time I read fiction was like.. fucking decade ago.
>>12187341Maybe it would help with your writing if you read more.
>>12187343I don't write. I just read autistically about economics law philosophy memes.
>>12185913>>12186666Yeah, which one? I didn't realize how lucky I was to live near such a great bookstore until I moved away.
>>12187347Do you do speech to text for your posts?
>>12186405Yea Casaubon is very dull, someone who’s failed to leave their mark on the world and can’t cope with that - I was quite affected by Eliot’s portrait of him, never getting round to putting his ideas down in a way other people could understand, his writer’s block seems to link with his inability to communicate with his wife (quite similar to Mr Ramsay in To the Lighthouse perhaps), bubbling over into his rather bitter will (in relation to Dorothea).
>>12186998Never read Adam Bede! - weirdly passed over it despite reading Felix Holt, will check it out now you’ve reminded me of it.
Recent reads have been:>HungerGreat. Very realistic depiction.>To the LighthousePart 2 is astonishing>The Yellow WallpaperOkay, but could have been more developed. Couldn't care about the charactersCurrently reading One Flew Over the Cuckoos nest.
>>12187095>I've got a backlog that bothers me with its sizeme too desu it's almost stressful. theres so much shit i wanna read but only so many hours of free time in a day.>The best reading I do is when I am doing background research for a big writing projectthat would be a lot of fun, i love research with a specific purpose in mind. data analysis fascinates me. i was never good at math or anything but when someone lays out data and statistics and help me piece together what they mean it always feels fulfilling knowing i learned something of substance. >>12187189>I'd only recommend it if you liked Less Than Zeroi've only been on /lit/ for a couple months so there's a lot im not familiar with/haven't read (including this), should i start with Less Than Zero?>>12187319I see this book talked about kinda often here. what's it about?>>12187347>I just read autistically about economics law philosophy memes.absolutely based>>12187356the only bookstores i have in the midwest are half priced books, barnes and noble or mom and pop shops that have a selection focused more towards pulp, YA or romance fiction>>12187611>The Yellow Wallpaperive read this too. thought this was okay, not by any means my favorite but decent. One Flew Over the Cuckoos Nest is great in my opinion. Loved the characters
>>12187189>>12187647just looked up Less Than Zero. didn't realize that Imperial Bedrooms was a sequel i shouldve read closer to the wikipedia entry. i'll start with LTZ
>>12186827>based dosto. thoughts so far on notes from the underground?I've read very little else so well portrays the anxious and depressive thoughts of someone like Underground Man.
It's been a while so I'm rereading it from the start. Pretty entertaining.
A Modest Proposal by Jonathan Swift.Wow, it is savage as fuck
>>12188130i like the cover a lot>>12188157based j swift. very savage
>>12186526Don't be a pussy. Read musketeers.
>>12185879Almost finished, its a good shitpost novel desu
>>12185879Nice choice, OP. Here’s what I’ve got.
Currently rereading these before moving on to some “promising newer authors” at the beginning of the year.
Pic related. I'm constantly having to look words up and going at a glacial pace but it's pretty good so far. I like Flaubert's writing style, what I can discern anyway. Would appreciate any recs for learning-French-core. I've already read Le Petit Prince and L'Etranger.
I'm too lazy to get my phone and take a picture
>>12188500>forgot the damn picture
>>12185879Clevinger's trial is the hardest I've laughed at a book so enjoy OP.
Just started, going through chapters on Heian literature and poetry.
>>12185879war and peace is $1.99 on google books so you know Im on that
gf got it for my birthday today, what a coincidence. is it any good?
>>12187085Hang in there bro. /lit/ loves you.Your taste is too patrician, we cannot afford to lose you.
>>12188695I was thinking about getting that book, how are you liking it so far?
>>12188506how do you like it so far?
>>12189327Patricians never die.
Gems of the equinox. Just some more Crowley for ya
>>12187393No. I meant that I don't write like blogshits.
>>12189403Maybe reading would help.
. Wish i hadn'tUlysses put it off so long. I fell for the meme reputation and got intimidated, but it's actually fun as fuck and not that hard to read at all.
>>12187356>>12186666Nashville, TN. What about you guys?
Posting dog and book.
>>12185879wt dog is that? >>12189435lol thats one gay ass fucking dog; put it down.
>>12189450Say that to my dogs face fucker not online and see what happens.
My dog named Winston
>>12189435I like your dog’s runtish look>>12189498And your dog looks like a civil war general
Cramming for spanish final; wish me luck guys
>>12186537That's a really neat cover. Those old Penguin Classics are usually really great, they feel nice to read too when they're in good condition
Not even pass the 30th page and there's already a dialogue discussion about the superiority of the white race and its preserving and also the word 'kyke' included. What did he mean by this? Or those were only the unfolding traits of the personages' characteristics?
>>12189656Viewing a text through a present day critique will bring up some issues like these. I would usually apply those characteristics to the characters and basically leave it at that. Reading a text through a new criticism lens is the best way to approach novels like that. But i know you didn’t mean this, but i wouldn’t pass judgement on a work or author based upon these sorts of observations. You could definitly take the extra step and think about how those values of these rich niggas reflects the author’s view of these individual’s social status. But yeah cool find, i’d like to hear what you think about them
>>12185879My dog ate my copy of Lovecraft. I didn't even care because Lovecraft is garbage, but I still had to punish her for principle.
>>12185879>what are you reading anons?Dubliners
>>12189656Tom Buchanan is a pathetic blowhard. The book does not advocate his views.
>>12188376the goodreads reviews are like 2.5/5 so this book is confirmed too patrician for plebs. based.>>12188470i havent read any cormac mccarthy but i really want to. i loved the No Country for Old Men movie. there was a thread posting some passages from The Road a few days ago and the prose is really pretty>>12188480youve got a thicc stacc anon>>12188496i'm about a third of the way through an english translation of The Stranger and really enjoying it. also interested in some french recs >>12188506what do you think about it so far anon? war books are usually bretty good imo>>12188510thanks anon ive heard there are a lot of great moments>>12188632>>12188695i like these covers a lot>>12188775based>>12188913im liking it so far. not too far in but im already hooked and entertained. the first chapter had me chuckling>>12189327>>12189390this>>12189398the occult has always interested me. based choice>>12189430i need to read Ulysses too i still haven't read any joyce and feel like im missing out>>12189435nice book. cute dog>>12189450goldendoodle (golden and poodle mix) in the back and a golden retriever pup in the front. anons dog isnt gay anons dog is cute and based>>12189498Winston looks presidential, i'd vote for him>>12189623¡buena suerte anon!>>12189656i've read Gatsby a couple times and really liked it, hope you are too. you're supposed to think Tom is a dumbass brainlet which is why Fitzgerald included that passage>>12189752i hope by punish you mean give her pets and treats
>>12190084good choice with joyce. semi related and i know this question has been asked a billion times but where would anons recommend starting with joyce? is there anything i should read first? ive been thinking id save finnegans wake for last when im more familiar with him and his style
>>12186526Marco is the book I would grab.
>>12188632Excellent book anon, I enjoyed it.
>>12190113>save finnegans wake for lasti wasnt aware people read this book outside the realm of academic essays.
Pretty weird desu
>>12185879Why do you wear shoes inside the house?
>>12185879OP do you realise you dress like a girl?Also in agreement with >>12190332 why wear shoes indoors on a nice cream coloured carpet?
>>12189699Given that 'The Great Gatsby' is my first reading among Fitzgerald's works, I wouldn't assume I am eligible enough to form any genuine observation about the author's views on the upper class whatsoever (besides, I'm only halfway through the book). But having done a brief research about him in Wikipedia, I think that he didn't anticipated that much in terms of being part of the upper-class, but more like wishing to fulfill his wife Zelda's constant 'necessities'. Perhaps at some point he had had some sort of indignation towards those 'rich and dishonest' people, and this gave him a new, sober point of view about their nature and all-daily mannerism, later used in the portrayal of their manifold qualities in the book. Of course, I could be entirely wrong, so don't take my opinion too serious.
>>12190332>leaving the house ever
>>12190332i had just gotten back from running errands>>12190426i'm a prettier man than you'll ever be a pleb
...a light novel
>>12189376>>12190108Well dispatches talks about things that no one really talked about in vietnam. In the first pages the reporter is embedded with a group of LRRPs, a division in the green berets who are pretty badass. Then it talks about going from the front line to the rear and how it's almost like another planet.
unironically enjoying this its really cute
>>12185879Catch 22 is good fuck the h8rs xd
I'm doing itI'm starting with the greeks
Any other future Martians here?
>>12191295we mars now
I liked Blood Meridian; I haven't read much of fiction in past 15 years. What are some books like it?
>>12191333The Painted Bird is not dissimilar. Very rough stuff.If you want to read more McCarthy, read the border trilogy.
>>12191097>Spanish speakers unironically call him "Homero"I feel that this fact alone sufficiently proves that Spanish and Spanish-speakers need not ever be considered in any serious literary discussion.
Just finished As I Lay Dying, I dont get it.
>>12191302We always have been, anon
>>12191097You and me both
reading Atlas Shrugged. Who knew the running of a railroad company could be so compelling
>>12191373>SpanishDELETE THIS RIGHT FUCKING NOW
>>12191373I'd recommend you to delete your post before more people can see how retarded you sound.
Trying to get in a festive mood.
>>12192138Dicken’s has a lot of other little-read Christmas stories outside of Carol too if you fancy more after, all very cosy, enjoy it anon