Serious question here
I read 1984 about a month ago after I've been hearing about it on 4chan for a couple of years actually.
Beside the concept of the story and the world it is played in, whats so good about this book ? I enjoyed part 3 the most. As soon as they got caught the book finally started to get good in my opinion.
the audiobook, read by Stephen Fry, was pretty fucking good
This is my personal favorite book of all time.
Overbearing tyranny < distracted to mental exhaustion
1984 < Brave new World
No one understands 1984 anymore. When it was written people trusted scientists and government way more. Cats Cradle is much better.
I have to say, more than any others, Harry Potter books made me the person i am today. I know it's embarassing to admit, but it's true
>When it was written people trusted scientists and government way more
People still do, just they pick and choose who and what to trust with greater scrutiny, for better or worse.
you shouldn't be embarassed. most people that don't understand what you're saying haven't read the books at all.
This series, especially from Speaker for the Dead onward, really changed the way I look at the world. People who stop reading after finishing the first book really are doing themselves a disservice by missing out on the real powerful message Card was trying to put forth.
Catcher in the Rye is without a doubt one of the most loved hipster books.
I hate I enjoyed the book and have to deal with faggots dressed up as holden caulfield in the winter where i live
>blatant and unfounded anti communist anti Bolshevistic propaganda, only instituted as a "school book" to brainwash kids into political dogma
stuff like this book being required reading in the USA school system is what caused your fucked up look at socialised medicine etc
What hit me the hardest was the hopelesness of the characters and the very fine links that can be made with todays' world. Not trying to be edgy with "muh oppression" but in a way, we are in a "one-way thought era". What we casually say on 4chan, we'd go to jail for saying in public and so one is forced to smile benevolently at so many things one hates and that are destroying society the way it has always worked.
Devil in the White City. Best book I've read in a couple of years.
The book is a lot better than the movie and teaches many lessons in cunning and subtlety.
I learned a lot about social dilemmas and how to solve them there.
That is a strange way to look at a classic.
you don't have to take it as a propaganda book solely against communism or other sorts of government.
for me it's about injustice and how injustice can find its way into our lives without us realizing.
The old man and the sea is the book that impressed me the most.
Also, Kafka's trial scared the shit out of me. I love reading horror literature, I have no trouble reading stuff like The voice in the night by Hodgson or Lovecraft's stories but The trial really got me.
>edgy teen protagonist
>protagonist who can count to potato
>johnny walker sperglord
its like this book was made for /b/tards
errr. yes ? His style is very peculiar and he came forward admitting the motives for writing said book.
Now if you'd rather believe there was some complex conspiracy to make him switch board under threat, that's fine too, but he could have done a lot worse of a job if he was being coerced.
The best I've ever read, alongside with Cyrano de Bergerac.
no, the point i originally made was that the only reason its one of the books kids have to read in the USA is because of the red scare... its a decent book, but by far not up to par with the other classics.
>monkey with a wrench
There are no monkeys with wrenches in petrochemistry... if there are we would have again Chisso type accident every day...
only highly educated and motivated staff in this job, others dont make it past applications
One of my personal favorites, takes awhile to get going, but so good overall
The Man in the High Castle
At what point does this book get good? It's sitting on the floor of my car right now because I couldn't get past how shit the first couple of chapters were and literally dropped it in the middle of a sentence. Actually hadn't thought about it until just now, so it's probably crammed up under the seat.
Come on, this seems to be written by a retard. I read it because of what it is, but damn it was a chore. So poorly written. I'm good with "offensive" content, but this shit was just terrible.
mfw i read pic related for the first time at 22 fucking years of age, and loved it
20 at the time and same. Lewis Carroll is a master.
The Children of Húrin is the goddamn best book I´ve ever read.
Matt Ruffs´ Fool on the Hill is near perfect if you like modern fairytales.
Wheel of Time is pretty much fantasy in perfection.
If you don´t mind looking like a weeb, The Book of 5 Rings is a fantastic read, too...or actually many to most asian philosphy related books. They´re damn intense, even if you don´t agree with their philosophy.
WoT was good, but it's a hell of a slog through 7/8/9. Too long, too many characters to keep track of. Ending also disappoint, but pretty much as expected.
Didn't go through thread, but obligatory Dresden Files.
Read Demian and liked quite a bit.
I'm certain I could read it again several times and notice new things every time.
I've read Siddharta aswell and liked it even more.
At the time being I've read five out the seven books in the series by Castaneda, and they are like nothing I've ever come across nefore.
Some of the things he brings up completely blows my mind to bits.
Give Robert Rankin a try. Pratchett did support him when he started writing and frankly? He´s better - and evne if you prefer Pratchett, he´ll definitely help you to come over his death.
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Great plot, great characters, funny, suspenseful; probably one of my favorite books.
I'm currently reading this I'm not going to lie I heard of it through Bioshock bit it's amazing.
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