Imagine if instead of The Princess Bride, Columbo had decided to read his grandson something like The Story of O? The Sleeping Beauty trilogy? Fifty Shades of Grey?
"Is this a kissing book?"
Yes, what if?
What if Neitzche had been Polish?
What if David Foster Wallace had worn melons on his face instead of glasses?
These are all examples of questions that do not need to be asked. Not only do they propose investigation into an idea that simply does not matter, but they also are not insightful or humorous in any way. These, friend, constitute what we here on 4chin like to call "shitposts".
has anyone even somewhat notable ever been confirmed to have browsed lit? Do we have proof of tao lin, mira, or even pinecone?
It is I *sniff* Slavoj Zizek, and so on. *pulls shirt*
i fucking asked tao a question on his website about a response he made on the kcrw bookworm podcast and he never responded and then turned off questions on his website a day later. that makes me feel like he's a punk ass bitch
For some reason, I love books with giant otherdimensional insectoid monsters slaughtering people.
Right now, The Mist is arguably in my opinion the best insect monster book out there. Do any of you know anything that can one-up it?
Who are some writers who embody the phrase "style over substance"?
Are there any books where the narrator suffers from a gradual mental deterioration to the point that they're no longer coherent by the end of the book?
Pic unrelated, I guess.
Who's the greatest modern
not related, but swell job of companies to promote people to buy their garbage by using a dead man's legacy and slapping an icon from one of his albums on top of their goods
great job consumerism
I haven't read this book because I had always heard it was unfinished. I was reading about his suicide today, and it said that this book was left bundled and tidied and neatly placed on his desk next to his suicide note? Sounds pretty finished to me.
unfinished or not its pretty good and I would recommend reading it
It's very much unfinished. There are notes in the back for what else would have been included. There was going to be a picnic where everyone gets dosed w/lsd & a terrorist attack by a native american woman. It probably would have been pretty good.
what do you think about this book?
I'm looking to expand my literary background, and I've decided that the Bible is a pretty important text to read. The problem is that I'm not quite sure which version to get.
I don't really mind whether or not it's annotated, but I think that I'd be better off with one that is. I'm not looking for one that has either a Judeo/Christian viewpoint or an atheistic viewpoint, just one with that tries to point out literary/historical/archeological/cultural significance. Also, I know that a lot of euphoric persons tend to...
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Thanks, I didn't initially consider getting an interlinear. That might be a good idea, but I'm looking for a copy with the Old Testament as well, not just the New Testament. Idk if there are any interlinears containing both the Old Testament (Hebrew/Aramaic) and the New Testament (Greek).
I guess I should clarify further, however. I'm looking for one with more notes and references, considering that my historical background it a bit lacking.
Voltaire vs. Swift
Which celebrated 18th century satirist do you prefer?
Personally, I prefer Voltaire due to his work being in many ways more charming than Swift's and actually making me laugh.
Should I sign up on goodreads?
I kind of don't get it. Is it like a big book club? A big group of book clubs? Like yelp for books?
If it's just like yelp or facebook for books, I'm not interested. Is there something more to it?
What's it about and is there something better?
It's a cool place to keep track of books you've read and the number of pages. You can also set goals for yourself, see what your friends are reading, read reviews and more. I use it to keep track of everything I've read.
Don't overthink it. It's a nifty little website.
What do you think of the monomyth?
Have you ever incorporated it into personal writings?
Considering the term's relation to Finnegans Wake, you'd think people would give a fuck on this board.
>One never knew after all, now did one?
Why did he cut the extra two "now did one's" in the official audiobook (read by himself).
Is it possible this was originally a misprint? Did he change his mind post-publication because it sounded pretentious?
Or was the audiobook recorded first, and extra added later (like in the pale King)
Also; what did he mean by this?
I just learned from my mother that when I was only a year old, I was taken on a hike to Mt. Olympus. Impervious to the esthetic and a general philistine, my parents failed to recognize that I was smiled upon by the residents of that holy summit and now that I have learned of my true heritage and understand my destiny all the better, I come to you for recommendations.
I would like to read works from those superior beings that involve mortals being blessed into greater paths then they could tread without the intervention of the gods. Something along the lines of Ganymede.