What the fuck am I reading
What are you reading?
What does /lit/ think of this absolute legend?
Prey was pretty good but underwhelming. I read a lot of sci fi and thrillers so the prose being bad wasn't an issue I just thought the ending and the apocalyptic potential could have been a lot more. I have never read any of his other stuff
I'm learning French, but only saw the wiki.
Recommend the best only. I probably won't catch up at first, but I will over the years.
whats so bad about april t b h
It's springtime, everything is alive and blooming in nature, which is the exact opposite of what the spiritual and emotional side of people, which is dry and infertile.
He's tormented by this because he longs for a spiritual rain that would make our souls healthy and fertile.
Is it autistic / illegal to debate the value of your work with an agent who turns it down?
I've completed 4 parts of my 6 part memoir (around 600k words so far) and have started sending around the first in the series ready for publication. The first and only place I send it to (an agent representing many of the biggest names in contemporary publishing) said it was "overwritten" and that it "presumes too much" about how interested the reader is in the "minutiae" of my life. I sent him an email asking to reconsider which he interpreted...
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>McCarthy reveals that he is not a fan of authors who do not "deal with issues of life and death," citing Henry James and Marcel Proust as examples. "I don't understand them," he said. "To me, that's not literature. A lot of writers who are considered good I consider strange."
He's right you know.
Proust very much writes about issues of life and death. What the fuck do you think À la recherche du temps perdu is about? Some decadent trouncing around France for 3.000 pages? In terms of wit and knowledge, wisdom and style, Proust and James blow the fucking pants off that autist Hemingway wannabe.
Peter Stamm - Agnes
If you don't like his work, the problem lies squarely with you.
Who are the /lit approved poets?
Who here has read William Maxwell? Specifically So Long, See You Tomorrow. So far it's my favorite novel, and I feel like he's severely underrated. I've never seen him mentioned on this board before, so I'd like to know /lit/'s opinion on him. He is really famous by any means.
I've never read any McCarthy and want to give him a shot as I've heard nothing but unanimous praise of his writing and have loved every film adaptation of his work I've seen. What's the best place to start? (Not necessarily his best work, but the best place to start.)
I've read plenty of classic literature and am no stranger to literary fiction, just haven't read any of his stuff. I have Blood Meridian and have half a mind to just start there.
Child of God, The Road and No Country for Old Men are the lightest reads.
Blood Meridian is the best and you might as well just read it, but it's dense and a lot of people have false starts with it.
I'd start with Outer Dark desu. It's far from his most praised but it's a good foundation for his style, themes and erection for Faulkner.
I haven't read any of his stuff, only the shitty quotes ("If people were rain I'd be drizzle and she'd be a hurricane"), but from what I can tell, he's just like every other shitty YA author. Why is there so much hate specifically directed towards him? Is it because he's also on yt?
it's because c/lit/s have probably come into contact with girls who read his stuff and see it as somehow "outsider literature" and therefore intellectual. it must be grating. twilight or the hunger games doesn't have that tinge to it. the perks of being a wallflower does. perhaps now you understand.
So, what makes a good story /lit/?
What makes a bad story?
Can we agree that execution > concept?
What would you say are the fundamentals to bear in mind when attempting to write a story?
How do you write a good hook? And I mean a really good one?
Let's try and redeem OP incompetence.
GR's Blicero: too comical to be taken seriously? Or sinister and convincing?
Think of his treatment of Franz, sinister right?
But then his introduction, balls deep in Gottfried, pretty blatant right?