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I recently read it and was blown away by how amazing it was in everyway
I have love for Jack London... and this book, I swear to god this book. Marked my life.
>Post The Great Gatsby
Is this fucking middle school?
Bang! Bang! Bang! Bang! Four shots ripped into my groin and I was off on the greatest adventure of my life!
Need I say more?
Not exactly god-tier, but close
It was still a great read
I always crave pancakes after this little gem.
Literally anything by Hunter S. Thompson. He has a great way of drawing you into the written word, you almost feel like you're there. My favorite HST piece is The Kentucky Derby is Decadent and Depraved.
>edgy atheist 12 yo not getting joke
Just grabbed it off the shelf to read again. It's been like 5 years.
Terrible book, it's just about some dude who's too fucking scared to talk to a girl and how everyone is literally full of themselves and blow each other based on how much money they have.
if you haven't read this why are you doing anything else
These niggers know what's up.
The silfen are really cool, thought the void trilogy wasn't up to the level of the other two arcs. The thing I really love about his books is the amount of detail out into the world everything is in.
My favourite from all of them has to be the chase to the star flyer on far away though.
What do you guys think of yahtzee
ITT high schoolers turn on each other
It's not exactly Paradise Lost, but I fucking love it. I tore through this book in a day and then reread it.
Yeah Because it's totally impossible I've been out of high school for 3 years right.
ITT:current highschooler faggot whom enjoys the great goyimsby gets mad and thinks it's because of fellow highschoolers
This was god-tier in middle school
"another thing is, no matter how much you think you love someone- you'll step back when their pool of blood moves too close."
Downloaded from bay. I prefer downloading rather than buying so that works for now.
Also, another book that kept me reading it.
"If you will practice being fictional for a while, you will understand that fictional characters are sometimes more real than people with bodies and heartbeats."
I don't know about god tier but I'm a huge fan.
the show was complete shit though. Glad it didn't last longer than it did
Good Omens is a fucking fantastic book!
Haven't read Night Watch yet. I'm reading it all out of order. But the Night Watch books are definitely my favorites.
And besides Discworld, this is a great book too. A Pacific Island kid leaves home on a manhood ritual, returns home to find that literally his entire tribe was killed by a rogue tidal wave.
I was surprised at how good this book is when I first picked it up. It's well written and the ideas are interesting, although I feel like if I was smarter or older I wouldn't like it as much, hell, I may not like it now if I were to reread it...
When you read it, you'll shit bricks.
Also great by Camus
I forgot the name but maybe somebody can help me. I have the book but its in the car and the car isnt here.
Its about 3 sibling 2 boys 1 girl and they all are children of a emperor of some major kingdom in their land. 1 son becomes a monk of sorts. 2nd son becomes an elite warrior of some group. The daughter is trained in politics and the emperor dies. It was an internal assassination. The one son who was with the monks got a new teacher who would always beat him. If you need more info ask. Please help
The memories. I used to get those books from Scholastic Magazine or whatever that shit was we could buy books at school.
Why not both?
also. how has no one posted a tree grows in Brooklyn??
Composition teachers are the worst / most irrelevant professors in existence. Congratulations, you're trolling as the least qualified type of English teacher, which (as we all know) is saying something.
Here's a solid list of good shit I've read. Not posting covers:
-1984 -George Orwell
-A Clockwork Orange -Anthony Burgess
-Red Alert -Peter Bryant
-No Country for Old Men -Cormac McCarthy
-Blood Meridian -Cormac McCarthy
-The Road -Cormac McCarthy
-Lolita -Vladmir Nabokov
-One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest -Ken Kesey
-American Psycho -Bret Easton-Ellis
(Fun Fact: This is the only 18+ book in Australia)
-Mein Kampf -Hitler (Written badly, still interesting)
-Animal Farm- George Orwell (1984 is better)
-Dracula -Bram Stoker
-Anything by Poe or Lovecraft.
I bought it originally because Terry Pratchett. It not only became one of my favorite books, but also convinced me to read Neil Gaiman. I had never read his books before that. I've read them all since & they are all great.
For crying out loud, read his follow up post before making such an ass of yourself. Actually pretty funny.
ITT: we post our favourite quotes from books
"That was why his head had seemed lower than his legs. Because he had no legs. Naturally they seemed light. Air is light too. Even a toenail is heavy compared to air."
It's a good one. I really got pulled into the world the author was trying to create. I highly recommend it.
Also, any good novels that are post-apocalyptic (I'm thinking nuclear war, not like zombie or virus)? Looking for a new read, and I love books like that.
maybe good fire starter. younger readers will kiss up to later for the enlightenment of anti-establishment material.
I'm currently reading Gravity's Rainbow.
I like it, but it's a difficult read, it very stream of conscious in some ways... scenes just shift without any real clear indication and suddenly I'm reading about a giant blob taking over London?
Going to keep at it, everything about it says it's right up my alley. It's a worthwhile challenge.
>Passing it off as a troll to not look like an edgy atheist.
These two are fantastic. I also thought 'All Quiet on the Western Front' was amazing
From my collection
Nausea - Sartre
Metamorphosis - Kafka
The plague - camus
Of human bondage - Maugham
The good earth - pearl buck
The art of war
The big sleep - raymond chandler
Zen and the art of.motorcycle maintenance
39 steps - john buchan
Disgrace - coetzee
A passage to India - e.m. Forster
Great expectations - dickens
A tale of two cities - dickens
Crime and punishment - Dostoevsky
Don Quixote - Cervantes
if youre a person who enjoys computer science
this book will be amazing to you
Is this better and these are from this year of reading top shelf will hit limit and I'll start from New I have boxes of books. I'm a costom pc designer and a technician at Coen oil
My personal work horse 8core coy hydro cooled with two 770ti super clocked sli 12 gig of ram 3 tb of hdd with win 7 ultimate tri monitors. Going to be upgrading when do put your email I'll do a raffle one of my /b/ros can have for free
The grapes of wrath - Steinbeck
Kim - Kipling
Rebecca - Daphne du Maurier
The Day of the Jackal - Forsyth
The Spy who came in from the cold - Carre
Three men in a Boat - Jerome k Jerome
The count of Monte Cristo - Dumas
Siddartha - Hesse
The trial - Kafka
Thus spoke zarathustra - nietzsche
The stranger - Camus
The moonstone _ collins
oldfag here, just read Gatsby since figger should before i die, it was interesting, liked the misogyny and misanthropy of it.
rum diary was pretty good and so was hell's angels
kewl, i will give it a retry too, bailed on it 20 years ago, but had a few laughs
Agree with most of that anon however, a tale of two cities starts perfectly, ends perfectly...but the rest of the book is the worst Dickens wrote imho.
Try some gabriela garcia marquez...he was god tier without a doubt.
speaking as a Morlockslaving away to supply the blissfully ignorant Eloi with itoys, I agree HG Wells saw it all too clearly
the only god tier is the most pretentious sounding answer
everything else is shit in comparison
Every thread on god tier books someone posts Pratchet.
Not even pratchet himself thinks his books are god tier...they are a good way to waste a couple of hours...but they only God tier to people who don't read much or don't understand literature.
Have read his love in the time of cholera book and one hundred years of solitude. Loved the latter and hated the former. If its magical realism, Rushdie's Midnight's children is miles better than these two IMO
Pretty good it's super fucking russian though.
One of my favorite novels
Simply amazing probably the only novel I've read that pulls off the author insert
While I like the themes I find Bradbury's writing style to be a chore to read.
Had to read this for a lit class in highschool. I hated it so much that when we were supposed to discuss the themes in class I spent the entire period talking shit about it.
Fucking loved this shit Philip K Dick has such an amazing making fantastical worlds seem real.
Was pretty good
10/10 Sci Fi Classics I prefer the time machine myself though
The first book I ever read and half way through realized I had no Idea what was going on. I fucking loved it it convinced me to voraciously read until I could come back to it and at least attempt to put together all the allusions and shit myself.
Pic Related is my curennt read
I never really realized how much Sci fi I read maybe I'll check out this banks fellow.
If anybody is looking for some good relatively unknown sci fi I recommend The Stars my Destination by Alfred Bester. I was recommended it by /m/ of all places and god damn is it a fine little stories equal parts 50's sci fi, cyberpunk, and the count of monte cristo it's a fun short read that I think some of you will enjoy.
Yeah It actually made me legit laugh out loud at one point which is extremely rare for a book to do. And hidden behind the humorous characters is some real cool writing about New Orleans and how things were back in the day.
Some of the more NEET anons might not appreciate how similar Ignatius is to them selves though.
>my growing library.
Missing Herodotus' Histories and
Hayek's "The road to serfdom"
Ask questions, make fun, or bitch.
Why are all your copies so old anon...do you steal them from the library.
You seem to be trapped in amber of 19C capitalist dogma...nothing to report here....you are a dinosaur.
Lel. Libraries are going out of business, their books are cheap as fuck
I read a biography of Marx and have a list of the work mentioned. I'll get to them eventually, I have a big file of books to be read
We posting our shelves now? My upper shelf
Have not gotten to Paine in my philosophy study. If anyone is interested Download "The History of Philosophy without any gaps" on your podcast app
It's a complete history, and extremely comprehensive
Wait I misunderstood. No I wouldn't consider it a real classic It's honestly not that good. It's plodding in the way that many novels from that era are but it doesn't have that good of a payoff in my opinion.
It's translation is either stilted or Russian as a language is stilted but either way the novel is stilted. It's also very Russian in it's outlook do not go in expecting happiness or cheer only dread, fear, and hopelessness.
It differs a lot from the game and for the better I find, there's no good ending in the novel for instance. If you have an interest in post apocalyptic fiction through a non American point of view or want to try to get a better sense of the conflicts in modern Russian society I'd recommend it.
Honestly, my favorite book to sit down and enjoy.
Atlas Shrugged is my favorite book overall.
In reality ibe never played metro but im considering trying the game out,, would it be best if i read the book first?
finished it a week ago
funniest thing i have ever read period
best written book i have picked up so far
another great book
the movie is so shit
massive massive massive shit in comparison that skips out on the main themes because it has kids in it. If they wanted to do the movie justice they would have made it an adult movie with child actors and not a kids movie.
read moby dick in middle school and Im never doing it again fuck that shit. But i respect Melville for his work.
I just started reading the name of the wind untill I took an arrow to the knee
literally just stopped reading when I go to that part
I don't think it really matters. The games really make it easier to envision the hell scape that is the metro but the novels have a better since of dread and hopelessness. The game is really pretty but the gameplay is janky.
That's cause it's a shit book. Pick up almost anything else posted in this thread and you'll have a better time.
The beginning is slow, and nothing really explosive happens until the end of Part 1. From then on shit hits the fan and it is absolutely amazing, given you're not a Liberal, otherwise the book is pure Kryptonite.
I risk sounding like a huge faggot but On the Road is my fucking life. I haven't really read anything else by Kerouac but I read On the Road during the spring and it was the best thing I've read in ages. I just love the old-timey simplicity it engenders. I started The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test today 'cause I've heard it's similar. It's great so far.