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ITT: Literary one-liners that are burned into your memory forever
>He says that he will never die.
How can a brother flirt at libraries/bookstores?
Why are women so much more literary than men?
Im at my university library right now and its empty because most plebs arent in classes and they only come here to do class work
There is a MAJOR qt a the circulation desk
Somebody rec me a good book to check out to impress and strike up a conversation with the QT working at the desk.
Be quick pls
My mom keeps badgering me about my NEETdom.
What are some books that will help me find the will to work?
"How good could it be?" I thought, regarding the burgundy liquid carefully. Across the table from me, the twisted old man smiled slyly.
"Please, sir, try." he whispered, his hushed voice the sound of dry leaves blown over a roughly cobbled street. "Thou shall find it more than lives up to thy expectations, I am sure."
I nodded at him and lifted the crystal goblet into the air, watching the light play through the crimson liquor. I'd come a long way for this drink... searched long and hard for this old man... and I'd be damned to let anything rush me, now. The moment was to be savored.
I raised the glass to my lips, inhaling the stuff's aroma. The bouquet was light, sweet, intoxicating... almost dizzyingly so. I'd tried countless drinks... written tomes about them, their flavors and smells, means of manufacture, in my journeys across the Planes. But this... this stuff was supposed to be legendary. No living man I'd found or heard of had tried the stuff. The stories were ridiculous - nothing could taste quite so good - but if there were the slightest bit of truth to them, this would be some fine liquor indeed.
At last, I drunk of the goblet, a cautious sip...
Incredible! Indescribable! As the flavor washed over my palette, I fought the urge to shudder with delight. Nothing... *nothing* I had tried in all my long years had tasted quite like this. I looked up at the old man, startled to find my glass empty - I had drained it all in a single draught. I wiped my eyes with the back of my hand, not entirely sure when I had begun to cry.
"Tears of joy, eh?" The old man laughed softly. "Quite pleasing to the tongue, is it not? Wouldst thou like some more, perchance?" He smiled at me once more.
"Yes... yes, if I might..."
"Surely." he replied, refilling my glass. Try as I might, I could not resist downing it in a single gulp. I thrust my finger into the goblet in an attempt to find some last, hidden drop of the stuff. Several times more did he fill the goblet, and each time I gulped the stuff down as a starving man would devour a feast, unable to control myself, to deny myself another exquisite taste of it.
"A drink such as this... a man wouldst do anything for it, no?"
I nodded without hesitation. "Yes, a man would..." Looking at him, his sly smile suddenly took on a whole new meaning. A sense of horror began to creep over me, even as I began to yearn painfully for more of the blood-red liquor...
"Yes, yes..." The old man grinned, his yellow eyes gleaming. "A man *wouldst* do anything, in the *thrall* of such a drink... even the most terrible, the most heinous of deeds... as thou shall see, my newest servant."
>his hushed voice the sound of dry leaves blown over a roughly cobbled street.
this isn't how you write. this is how someone who likes dungeons and dragons imagines you write. dropped.
Just finished this. I'm blown away by how complex the novel is and yet how fun it is to read.
General V. discussion, I guess. What was everyone's favorite chapter?
I read V. as sort of symbolic of a mechanized degradation in the west. She was losing her humanity throughout the novel (being a cyborg in the end) and the situations she was in became more and more barbaric, arguably. Basically saying technological advancements are making us lose our humanity. Pretty obvious stuff, right?
Its on my shelf right now, and I haven't read it.
V was good but it was almost 10 years ago that I read it. I should read it again.
Recently finished Mason and Dixon and I would have say I consider my favorite novel. Really think it's Pynchon's magnum opus.
Looking for something new and interesting. Maybe relatable.
Hey /lit/, so seeing as your board is totally inundated with newcomers currently, should we have a QTDDTOT (questions that don't deserve their own thread) thread to try and tidy things up?
Anyways, I'll start with a few I have.
>what Dostoyevsky do I need to read before Karamazov?
>what are some good resources for checking on the quality of various editions/translations of a book, so I don't buy a shit one?
>what are some good online resources for learning better...
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> What Dostoyevsky do I need to read before Karamazov?
I read his shorter works - Notes From Underground, The Double, The Meek One - and then read his other main novels - The Idiot, Devils and Crime & Punishment - before tackling The Brothers Karamazov. There's no real order to do it in, but if you've not read Dostoyevsky before, his shorter works will be the least taxing. Hope that helps, anon.
Thanks. I've been lurking here for a couple of weeks and Notes from Underground seems popular. I might get that and/or Crime and Punishment. How do I assure I don't get a crap translation? Spelling mistakes and stuff also drive me mad, they always kill my immersion.
So /lit/, how's the novel comming along?
how can you not write prose? Its literally word diarrhea. just spew out meaningless redundant bullshit and BAM amazing prose. Its bottom of the barrel writing.
Even bad prose deserves an award for being good in its own right Just for being bad prose. because again, all prose is bad.
Oh shit it just arrived.
So, incoming masterpiece or /lit/ meme of the year?
I hope you elitist jerks can at least write well.
Read the first page online then flicked to the 100 and something page.
It's FULL OF QUOTATIONS!!!
I literally just Googled it. And I'm not helping you.
I'm growing more interested. Might blow some Xmas money on this. Was Totalitarianism in A Tundra any good? Or am I in for some meme shit?
>writer believes using fancy words is good writing
This is a good point, but there's a difference between an author stroking their ego with gratuitous purple prose, versus the incidental usage of less common phrases or adjectives because it's necessary to provide a vivid and accurate image of whatever the novel is trying to impress upon the reader. The distinction should be clear.
ITT: Books series you read as a kid.
fun reading but, what's the fucking point if i don't agree with anything in this book?