>that story where the guy ends up raising the kid his wife had with her prior black husband
Could someone explain what the point of this was besides Sherlock Holmes saying it made him warm and fuzzy at the end? Seemed like it was just about pushing a political agenda.
So I'm halfway through the Flemming Bond series. It's been a pretty wild ride and very well written. Curious what the favourite books of the set are for some of you.
Pic related has probably been the best with From Russia in second. The 70 or so pages of Casino were possibly the best I've ever read.
Also, I was poking around for some other good spy novels and Le Carre's George Smiley series has come up. Although it seems to be aesthetically different from the more action-adventure oriented Bond tales, I've read rave reviews. Can anyone confirm?
"'I had a little Bessarabian hell-cat. I had won her in a fight with some gipsies, here in the hills behind Istanbul. They came after me, but I got on board the boat. I had to knock her unconscious first. She was still trying to kill me when we got back to Trebizond, so I got her to my place and took away all her clothes and kept her chained naked under the table. When I ate, I used to throw scraps to her under the table, like a dog. She had to learn who was master. Before that could happen, my mother did an unheard of thing. She visited my place without warning. She came to tell me that my father wanted to see me immediately. She found the girl. My mother was really angry with me for the first time in my life. Angry? She was beside herself. I was a cruel ne'er-do-well and she was ashamed to call me son. The girl must immediately be taken back to her people. My mother brought her some of her own clothes from the house. The girl put them on, but when the time came, she refused to leave me.' Kerim laughed heartily. 'An interesting lesson in female psychology, my dear friend.'"
without going into /pol/ memery what do you guys think of marx's writings ?
>tfw even rejected from /lit/'s fucking shit-tier lit mag
there is no hope
I thought Ideology shut down? Are they still operating? They haven't even put out Issue One yet.
Anyway, cheer up, OP. I got rejected by them too (I think), and within a month a magazine wanted to publish one of my stories, and in ANOTHER month I got a website to publish one, too. Just keep at it.
Don't hear him mentioned here very often, but what do you guys thinks of Don Delillo? i think he's fantastic, but his work is very divisive
I think he's a great writer who has unfortunately never produced a great work.
Underworld and Libra are really good in parts though. His portrait of Lee Harvey Oswald is fantastic, makes me wish Libra weren't a conspiracy book but a straight character study, because he gets the whole 'Travis Bickle' type down perfectly.
Have any of you read this?
Is it worth reading?
It seems to have an eerie atmosphere which I enjoy
What was the most difficult book you've ever read?
What is Shakespeare's best play, /lit/? Justify your answer.
my personal favorite is a midsummer night's dream. i just love the magical atmosphere that is created. whenever i read it, i get very vivid images of a magical, enchanted forests, fairy sprites, and the like. it almost seems to put me under a spell. what's amazing is that there's no real physical description of the environment and i still find it more enchanting than almost any other fantasy I've read.
Does anyone else feel like they read better when drunk? It doesn't seem like that would be the case, but I find that when I'm drunk and reading, it just seems to "flow" better, I don't get so hung up on individual words. It's almost like, instead of seeing individual trees, I see the whole forest and how it all comes together. I think when I'm sober, I have a sort of mental block where I think too hard about the most minuscule details.
"So do you consider yourself a reader?"
"Oh yes, I love to read!"
"What's your favorite book?"
"Oh I don't really know. I only read about 3 books a year. I really enjoyed The Hunger Games when I read it though."
What's the most appropriate response to this?
Im seriously afraid for this generation /lit/.
What do you think about Lord Byron?
I like him a lot. I prefer Wordsworth or Coleridge sometimes, but Byron knew how to convey feelings and sensations through rhythm and sounds.
I liked Manfred, but I prefer Don Juan, it's such a good poem. Some of his less known poems are also amazing. I recommend "The Bride of Abydos". Dem opening lines, m8.
Know ye the land where cypress and myrtle
Are emblems of deeds that are done in their clime,
Where the rage of the vulture, the love of the turtle,
Now melt into sorrow,...
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I've been wanting to read this book for a while now. Still need help on making a decision
Why is this book so famous & popular? I read it in grade 10 for school so I have read it but being that young and "forced" to read it there is very much the possibility that I didn't "get" it. But I've read a lot since then are there are many better books that would also be appropriate for highschool kids. Why this book?
What do you fools think about it?
Someone can tell me some philosophy and psychology essential books?
Being and Time.
Being and Nothingness.
Phenomenology of Spirit.
Phenomenology of Perception.
Zarathustra, Beyond Good and Evil, Genealogy of Morals.
Tons more, read those first.