Ok guys, this may be a bit of a stretch, but please bear with me.
Im looking for some books on either or both of the following subjects:
An entry level well researched history and explanation of "secret societies" that is not totally /x/ tier conspiracies.
A book on the history of religion, with a focus on the role that religion has played within society as a stabilizing and/or controlling force. Again hoping to avoid fedora tipping "No god no masters!" type literature.
You jelly, senpai?
Post your holiday goodies
I'm working on a novel, and found these books interesting, as they are really short novels, and I'm at 13k words about halfway through my work.
Both works are less than 50k words, and wouldn't have even qualified for nanowrito.
Chuck also says that Fight Club is his retelling of Gatsby, so wanted to reread both one after the other to see if I got that vibe.
Also interested in that minimalist style Chuck was obsessed with early on
Post God-tier covers
I can't be the only one who buys books faster than you can read them. Post your book backlog!
Not even close to being my entire "to read" pile, but more accurately my "to read before spring" pile. Doubt I'll clear that mark.
Dumping OC Poetry
>Enjoy the typos
How flawed our senses,
Gracelessly irked visions and various tenses,
All describing our beautiful romance.
A love affair with time itself, a queer sort of dance.
Beautying to all whom see its light,
Deflated petals and degraded flower, a sight
To remember in this beautifying light.
How imperfectly we describe this delight,
With words, paintings, and sculptures,
To buildings, romances, and cultures.
How we toil to share this beauty from the tallest tower,
The beauty of our favorite flower.
I've never seen the night,
I've lost it in my window,
tinted it with foggy glasses.
But I've never seen the night.
I bashed it away with bronze
candles, and with yellow lights.
I've had ballons fade off into
its doors, but I've never seen
I sauntered through a windy path,
in some rose tinted romance, and kissed
my lover softly like the fading
of the sun. I have never seen
I cradled her soft hair in my
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Car Crash In the Fall
My head spray painted the hood of his car,
the ashy grey matter air-brushed on new
tacky flames and a shiny blue finish. I
was the latest fashion in my last posing
for death. I spattered across the sidewalk
and played hopscotch with their crippled
"Ooohs" and screams. My bones wretched
and vomited onto the asphalt and a single
leaf peckishly dropped down into a pool
of my blood, and made the first ripple
of the day.
This is fascinating.
What are your literary resolutions for 2016, /lit/?
Is rhyme socially acceptable in contemporary poetry?
who is the greatest post-nietzsche philosopher
Aight /lit/, let's say I'm not allowed both, so which book should I get? Which one has had a bigger impact on your day-to-day life?
other works of eastern philosophy are welcome as well.
What are you writing, /lit/?
a story about a late-20s NEET who finds a childhood friend on social media with naked pictures of herself, and he pursues her in a last-ditch effort for >tfw gf. I am a sperg and reformed NEET so I wind up writing a lot about NEETs getting forced out of their comfort zones.
im deciding on starting one of two stories ive been thinking about. both arent fully clear in my head
one is a guy having a bad vacation and the other is a trio of stories around a dentist, granite worker, and ex entrepreneur collecting royalties. these are very bland descriptions tho so whatever.
Man how do you guys do it?
I recently got bored and lurked around for a bit here, I saw a thread on dystopian books and decided to get myself a copy of Fahrenheit 451, a book about book burning and I sat down a read for a bit, after about 2 minutes I put the book down and went on my phone. How the heck do I get a really get into a book?
I'm fucking done with nihilism and secularism.
I want to believe. Which books do you recommend me?
what is the best edition to get for the Cantos?
What are some god-tier short stories? I have a hard time getting myself to start novels because of what an investment they are, but short stories I have no problem with.