Can someone suggest horror shorts,novel,etc that are actually scary.
Has anyone else /actually/ read this? Just finished and I'm unironically hoping to discuss it.
imo it's interesting in its own way. If you read it closely it really enables you to think about what constitutes a novel; what its essential parts are, and what is merely convention. Any notions you have about plot structure, character development, and aesthetics are probably going to be challenged.
Beyond that, It also lets you understand what it's like to have severe but high functioning autism. The main characters are pitiful, schizophrenic, but idealized...
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Have you realised that picrelated is the ultimate pleb filter and if you don't worship his works then you know nothing?
Have you noticed all the high IQers loving him?
I'm a lot smarter than you and I find Donny D pretty underwhelming. I've read a few of his books and it's like I'm trapped in a terrible universe where Thomas Pynchon let Ernest Hemingway influence him too much. Of all the major American postmodern novelists Don Delillo is milquetoast and I find him useful for filtering pseuds like OP.
thoughts on Bolaño?
Which is weirder to do with a massive poetry collection like pic related:
read through it cover-to-cover like a novel
skip around randomly?
assuming that my intention is to read all of it.
Read one poem a day. Read it several times and think and feel about it.
Doesn't matter if you go start to end or skip around, unless you want to see how they develop over time. Probably easier to go front to back though.
I think Keats' odes are in a specific order.
I have that exact same copy (inherited from grandfather) and I'd say that you need to avoid doing a cover-to-cover reading.
I'd pick one to start with and focus on (personally I'd say Shelley because Keats' oeuvre is bunk).
A helpful essay is Harold Bloom's "The Unpastured Sea: An Introduction to Shelley". It provides a fairly vague explanation of Shelley's major works and their chronology.
First poem to start with: Shelley's "Ode to the West Wind". Sets the standard for the late English Romantics.
Most attractive authors
>I tried to read a Cormac McCarthy book and thought, Why doesn’t this cocksucker use quotation marks? I picked up another Cormac McCarthy book and saw that there were six or seven consecutive pages in Spanish. I didn’t know what it meant. My name isn’t Juan Ellroy, OK?
>There were also less formal engagements. He talked to women—on the phone, in restaurants, in his apartment. Late one night he drove to the house of his girlfriend. The lights were on: the woman, her husband, and their children were inside. Ellroy opened the window of the car and proceeded to bay like a dog. He drove around the block and howled again. Then he did it a third time. The girlfriend called him the next day, laughing. Apparently he bayed at her several times a month. They had a unique arrangement.
Have any of you gotten a relevant job with only a bachelors degree
I'm an editor at a publishing house, and I also do freelance and legal editing on the side. The pay isn't fantastic, but I've only been at it a year or so. I'm working my way up and building a list of clients.
So /lit/, I'm about halfway through writing a book and I honestly think I should just quit.
A long time ago, I heard about this book written by some dead guy that sounded interesting. I've never read it, but once in a while I see its name pop up in different forums.
I decided to look at its wiki page just right now, and it wasn't familiar to me in any capacity other than the fact my book sounds like it was heavily influenced by this one.
What the fuck. Is this some weird pop culture phenomena? Did I read this book in another life? And what...
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do not quit, anon. get that first draft out, then walk away from it for a little bit. come back and start rewriting/editing. you'll be amazed/disappointed/reinvigorated all at the same time. start developing/expanding on whatever is really working...
you'll find the uniqueness/novelty in the book on the second pass.
you can do it. just don't ever quit.
You really think so? Thanks anon. I never thought about it that way, that it might develop into something much different than how it started during the editing process.
OK I'll keep at it. Thanks again guys, holding yous accounable.
Not that I wouldn't like the money and attention of course, but I find when I think about others reading my work it makes my writing worse. It makes it shy and vague. Is this a common thing?
Well, if I do get published I'm using a pen name.
Thoughts on Slavoj Zizek?
Am I the only one who thought that Submission was too shallow? In the sense that it posed no real deep and proper challanges for the main character to adopt islam and the new islamic culture.
It makes me htink that that was the point, a sort of joke about contemporary western culture?
Yes one of the points was that what's left of western culture is so shit that even some old barbaric religion for low iq sandniggers is better.
Just make people respect a few rules, let them skip those they don't like, go back to a primitive state of society and things will improve.
It's basically make the women do house work instead of spending billions on their education and let the men do the useful jobs, since the workforce is reduced by half every one will have something more meaningfull to do.
Are there any novels where the protagonist frequently spills his spaghetti? Bonus points for autism
What contemporary novel has made you rethink society and your view on life? Something that really upended the way you think of matters. I mean that for example, reading dostoievsky is interesting, but while some of his insights are eternally human and interesting many aspects of his theology and philosophy are outdated and irrelevant as we are living in a different time, in a different society and around different technologies.
What contemporary book have you read that really blew your mind?
Hey guys, it's me, the 2016 Nobel Laureate in Literature. How's everyone doing today?
new fone, who dis?
true nobel incoming
Can someone help? I'm doing personal endings for conjugations right now in latin.
I don't understand when you stress a vowel and when you don't.
It just switches off between stressed unstressed when the active personal endings are added without explanation.
Do you know any self-help books that are worth reading?
This year the prize is mine.
Overrated. Like Japanese films, it LOOKS like a novel but there's really no content. It's pure imitation of American or European models without anything inside, like a replicant out of Philip K Dick.
Its Halloween fuckers. Post your reading lists for this month.
Finishing Grapes of Wrath today.
Next is For the Common Good followed by Beyond Growth.
A reread of Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
Maybe I'll be able to start One Hundred Years of Solitude
What is the most beautiful book ever written?
I saw images like this one in the pages of Water Pater's Marius the Epicurean.
I honestly never read anything he ever wrote, but he's pretty much Stirner at this point. Every person that has an opinion gets called out as "PURE IDEALOGY" instead of "SPOOKS"
>but he's pretty much Stirner at this point.
Mein Gott, take a look at that pure ideology.
What is /lit's reading speed?
Personally I read about 200 pages per hour.
The girl, i have a crush on, gave me this book.
What am i in for?
She is really shy and always talks about how she loves horses. I only know, that nietzsche once saved a horse from its owners punishment.
What does it all mean?
S T E E R C L E A R
Anon, this is not a joke, this is not haha funny ebin 4chan memes, this is serious serious serious shit. Do not, I repeat, DO NOT (and once more for emphasis, DOOOO NOOOOOT!!!) have ANYTHIG to do with horse girls. There are so many reasons for STEERING CLEAR that I LITERALLY don't have enough time on this planet to explain them all. But please please just trust me that horse girls are to be AVOIDED AT ALL COST
Who are some of the most autist philosophers?
the collective enterprise iS adaptive to its Environment, which is also changing
Alchemy is complex
Sychronicity is your friend
What is a good read from your country?
Why does /lit/ have a problem with Penguin Books?
Their paperbacks are alright. I like the black spine design. So they absorbed Random House right? Is everything published under the Penguin name now or is Random House still a functioning entity?
Disagree with Harold Bloom on some point in this thread.