Anyone read Animal Farm? I just finished the book and wanted to discuss it with you all!
Has anyone here read The Alchemist? I know it is a popular book but many decide to ignore it. Can you guys tell me your opinions on it?
>greentext general conclusion
>less than one or two sentences
The last two books you read are now combined into one book. That book...
>Needs a name
>Needs a paragraph description
>Needs a director for the inevitable film adaption
"Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Old English Heroes" - a combination of "Beowulf" and "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children."
Beowulf travels through time to the 1940's and kills Nazis with his sword. The British government sanctions him as a hero, and he goes around slaying the most evil monster of the 40's - Hitler and his minions.
Directed by Joss Whedon.
The Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man + Dubliners = Dubliners
Various short stories of the lives of Dubliners at the turn of the 20th century with special emphasis on one Dubliner.
Who is the best sex goddess in literature?
Pic related, a sex goddess.
/lit/ I want your honest opinion on what differentiates literature, both fiction and nonfiction from regular books and great literature from normal works of literature. what should a great book aim for? accomplish?
Dunno about normal or great but from my experiences there's
>the guys who think they're some uber shit knowing something nobody else does and purposely retarding their growth in order to understand every minute detail of what ever small part of the world caught their attention for what ever reasons
>the guys who want that sweet sweet pussy
If you want to write, figure out which one you want to be and go for it.
ITT: Books that a lot of people pretend are good, when they're actually shit objectively
Starting this thread with the obvious.
Tell me if this a decent idea for a novel, it's a sort of noir.
In the future, just about everyone is a designer baby, generally chosen by a single parent. Relationships exist but are invariably open. The only people who still have children through sex are the Orthodox Church, who now are so small and isolated that they are seen as an ethnicity. A woman in the Church, but drifting more and more away from it in personal isolation (lacking acceptance from the outside world) falls in love with a guy outside of it (of course it's unrequited because he looks like...
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How many of you have read the complete ISOLT in order? What are your opinions on it?
Also, on a semi-related note, how does one get a mustache as stylish and graceful as Proust's? I strive to have one just like him.
I've read it all in order (I think everyone who reads all of it reads it in order). I don't know if there's anyone I've felt as deeply connected to as Proust. It wasn't until reading this that I realized I could be attracted to a man. I'd have loved to have been Proust's lover.
>go to Starbucks
>see a bunch of idiots there reading classics like Don Quixote and Monte Cristo while drinking "coffee"
>even one reading The Art of War
>I fell for the "classic books are good" meme
1) Whats more important: content or style?
2) Poetry or Prose?
3) E-Book or hard copy?
4) Post-modernism: y/n?
5) Fiction or non-fiction?
6) Continental vs Analytic?
7) Plato or Aristotle?
8) Iliad or Odyssey?
9) Contemporary literature: y/n?
10) Shakespeare or Milton?
11) Whitman or Dickinson?
12) Yay or nay?
Don't know if it's 100% related to /lit/, but due to Christmas and what not, I'm thinking of getting an E-Reader.
Currently favouring a Kindle, to be honest.
Also where do I find Warhammer and Star Wars books? :(
Get the powerful, full-featured Fire HD tablet—with beautiful 7" HD display, 2x faster quad-core processer, unsurpassed reliability in its class, and dual speakers with Dolby Digital Audio.
Currently have a Nexus 7 which I use more than frequently.
Only issue is that it's a bit too heavy to hold it up all the time while reading, also I'd kinda prefed the screens of the E-Readers a tad better for longer reading sessions, I guess.
itt: /lit/ memes you fell for
thanks faggots, now I'm depressed as fuck
This one understand why someone would be sad, however, doesn't the realization that life only has the meaning you give it and you are not tied by anything except what you tie yourself to make you feel liberated ?, I mean I know I could just grab my things and walk straight north without giving notice to anyone, I could but I don't want to because I enjoy my life I find that really relaxing :^)
Was anyone here a total ADD non-reading faggot in the past but developed a passion for reading later on?
If so, how did you do it? I ask because I'm the latter and really want to read but can't seem to get more than a quarter or fewer into a book before putting it down forever and moving on to something else.
Best books about the sea, sailing, whaling, or fishing? Preferably nothing too modern
Fleet tactics and coastal combat by Wayne Huges
Someone on reddit (inb4 >reddit) made fun of me for liking Military Doctrine and theory books but I don't know, you might like them !