What are /lit/'s thoughts on this? I'm digging it so far.
I have the computer knowledge of chicken, I'm also poor as dirt.
I need to get my hands on Fundamentals of Statistics: Informed decisions using data, 4th edition, by Michael Sullivan
Well that was a fucking stupid waste of my time.
Had a fun idea: in 3-5 sentences we write a distilled version of an authors general schtick. It should mimic language, milieu, and theme, though of course of bit of parody will go a way toward making this more entertaining.
I'll go first - Raymond Carver
He smoked a cigarette.
She climbed into bed.
"Can we get a new bed".
The cigarette set fire to the bed.
She couldn't sleep or free herself from her dull existence (because the bed was on fire); she worked in a bed shop.
He was just a good o'l yankee machinist with a little of that which his grand mother had taken to calling "that kinda' seein you do with your soul". He could of shit his britches when the psychic pedoe millipede opened a macdonalds franchise. Still, his favourite machine was deus ex machina, so he did something gay like really love somebody and the pedo vampire exploded, and he inherited the macdonalds franchise.
"Let us diccuss how the metaphysics of the magical arcana and debt slavery is represented in these unbreakable evil chains of darkness" stated the marine, for he was the top sniper in the Empire's armed forces.
"Nay," proclaimed the infant babe with the power. "such brash action would bring for the storm, and with it, the fury that would wipe out all of us."
"Enough!" shouted the god, his voice shattering two mountains in the distance and creating chasms from which evil beings poured forth. "You are both stupid!"
>he refers to philosophy as "lady sophia"
He is an entertainer. An autistic one, at that.
If you just read Zizek for the fun of it, ignoring all the inconsistencies and goofiness, there is no need to cringe over silly stuff like this.
I see. Pairing a reaction image of an autist with text describing actual autistic behavior is going to cause confusion. Would it really surprise anyone if he did talk that way about philosophy?
How much respect would you lose for a Nietzsche if it was discovered that he had a side project death metal band with songs called "god is dead" "the superman" etc?
Why do I never see /lit/ mention one of the most important books of the twentieth century? Do any of you actually read?
Is Hawkes any good? I know he inspired Pynchon's work, but I'm just not exactly a fan of Pynchon. Is he in the same vein of writer?
Also, reading someone else still isn't an excuse not to get your hands on this fucking beauty.
I like him. He is much, much more subtle than Pynchon, and his ideas are much better. In terms of style, he isn't as flashy, but I think it conveys and creates perfectly, and is able to make you very uncomfortable without being unbearably edgy like Pynchon.
Hi anons. I wrote a book, and you can read it if you want to. It's free today and tomorrow on amazon. Pls no bully.
ooh hoo hoo wat a silly boi u are
Whats the name of your novel anon?
Why did he idolise pre-Socratic Greece?
What do you know of interwhistling?
I've recently been toying with the idea of switching from buying physical copies of books to taking the dive and buying an e-reader. The Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, specifically. I'm just looking for some opinions on the matter of e-readers, especially from those who have made the switch. Is it terribly difficult to adjust to reading everything off of a screen or is it not that hard? I don't browse /lit/ often, but I've recently rediscovered my passion for reading and I'd like to get back into it. Again, any input would be greatly appreciated, thanks!
kindles use a sort of magnetic ink system, they aren't like reading on a computer screen at all. They don't produce light either, so in terms of what your eyes are doing they're pretty much the same as reading a book.
I personally don't mind reading on a screen, but if you don't like it due to eyestrain or whatever I can't imagine a Kindle would bother you at all.
I've only had a few days with my paperwhite, and I like it.
It's nothing like reading off a screen. e-ink was developed specifically for that purpose.
the only annoyance with e-ink is that it has a slow refresh rate. so it can take about a second to turn a page. Frustrating if you're in a section with a lot of short dialog.
But the piracy and storage of them more than makes up for their downsides.
I got mine on craigslist for 40 bucks.
Which Johnathan Franzen book would be the best to read first? I've only heard of The Corrections.
If I like other post-modern white male authors like Delillo, DFW, Pynchon and Ellis (... ) is he a good choice, or is he just total shit?
but desu I really do like some of those authors (some) but I'm not interested in treading the same stuff, Franzen is like a go to when I've run out of choices. I picked up a russian Scifi novel that has sent me into an existential crisis over if I'll ever like reading as much as I did these past few months.
Have you already done the leap of faith, /lit/?
Yes, after many years I have come to develop faith in an objective reality beyond the senses. Even though I can never experience this reality it just makes sense to believe and act as if others are not merely the dream figures I have experienced them to be, but actually, beyond sense, intelligences of their own. I have faith young /lit/erate, but it isn't without doubt.
What do you think about ballsack?