Has anyone here read pic related? I am very interested in reading up on the Islamic reformation movements that have been taking place in the past few decades.
Also related, what do you think of the idea that Islam today is at the same place Christianity was back in the middle ages?
Reform? It's called Sunni, Shia, Sufi, Ahmadiyya, Baha'is. All a total and utter failure. Those "moderate" Muslims preaching reform are involved in Taqiyya. Muslims are low IQ people, worshipping a mass murdering pedophile that's deemed perfect and must be emulated as much and as closely as possible. He’s the source of all evil. A source that no muslims is willing to denounce.
The Christians, at least, had Jesus, the Ten Commandments and Martin Luther.
Jesus the hippie > Muhammad the rapist.
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Best novel by Mario Vargas Llosa?
Did this fucker like any other writer at all?
>Last name, first name. Dislike him. Adjective, adjective.
>tfw not born timely/smart/focused/confident enough to study directly under notable continentals like Marleau-Ponty, Lefebvre, Adorno, Habermas, Latour, Lacan, Agamben, and so on, and write important theory.
>tfw you might try really really hard and become a technical writer or editor or journalist
why even live?
>tfw I was instead born stoic and wise and can accept the shortcomings and randomness of life with utter serenity
Damn it feels good to only need the bare necessities and my own virtue to find completion in life.
Damn it feels good to be a gangsta.
Nobody's just born with all those traits fully formed. There are dyslexics with C-titles at Fortune 500 companies right now, so get your shit together and gun for the much less competitive world of academia if that's your dream.
Hey, /lit/. My friend is describing a book he read in school in 8th grade, but it's been over 10 years and he can't remember what it was called.
He was saying it was like A Wrinkle in Time with unstable dimensions. At some point, the heroine sees a group of stones in a shop, and the keeper asks her to pick just one. Each resembles powers or something like that. He also remembers a black lake where that girl meets another version of herself, who tells her all the things she's doing wrong. There's also a guy who leads her through these fantasy worlds. Sound familiar to anyone?
We're good friends so I can ask more questions if you guys come up with something to ask. OH, and the book MIGHT have had "blue" in the title.
Do you know books with really good illustrations? Were they made by the author or another illustrator? What do you like about them?
I esp. like the illustrations of Walter Moers. - pic related
this entire book is like a little work of art. the fonts, margin illustrations etc
>War and Peace
>Pride and Prejudice
>Fear and Trembling
>Being and Nothingness
>Crime and Punishment
>Of Mice and Men
>And and And
How do I get into this? Are there any pre-reqs or must reads before diving in? Im ready to tackle this thing but I wanna make sure I get the absolute most out of it. Also would mind finding a nice hardcover box set for under $50, but I suppose /lit/ can't help me with that.
How much does the cover of a book influence the way you read it? Are you willing to pay more for the same book but with a better cover? Are you more likely to read a book if it has an intriguing cover?
General discussion about the physical appearance of books
I dislike when books have pictures of the characters on the cover. Every reader will arrive at an idiosyncratic idea of what a character looks like within the confines of the author's description. To have a picture of the character is imposing someone else's interpretation onto yours before you even begin the book.
What did you guys pick?
If you have a Prime account you get a choice of six of books from Amazon's publishing for "free".
>Of Mice and Men
>there's no mice
Is there anything worthwhile written by indigenous americans?
Any good Romanian authors? I checked the sticky but found nothing. I've already read all of Cioran's work.
Just finished marathoning this book. Is it good?
Should I read the sequel?