Have you ever read the Bhagavad Gita? If so, what did you think of it? If not, why haven't you read it yet?
What do you think of her writing? Never read her.
I've heard The Fountainhead is great. Is it worth it?
Her writing's terrible.
I'd really recommend something about a pirate captain or rogueish nobleman from Mills and Boon before The Fountainhead. Or a biography of Frank Lloyd Wright.
The prose in either would be better, and the plot the same.
The best opening sentence in literature is?
>go on amazon to look for new books
>>Top 20 Best-Selling Books of All Time
>fifty shades of grey series
>hunger games series
>girl with the dragoon tattoo series
why haven't you read some of the most popular books of all time?
Would you guys recommend reading this book or something similar for someone new to serious reading? I can read just fine but don't feel I absorb as much as I'd like.
I'd avoid it personally. Just read a lot of good books, read the intros and notes that come with them. But mainly enjoy and experience the book. Don't get worried about 'the correct way to read'. You'll become a better reader with experience.
I wouldn't recommend it. It's pretty old and some of the sections are useless.
For someone getting into "serious reading" (and by that I assume you mean getting into literary novels and the classics and stuff), I'd recommend pic related, which is mostly about analyzing symbolism and subtext, so you'll understand a story's themes and overall get a deeper understanding of a piece of literature.
>tfw you've bought 5 more books by the time you finish 1
>tfw you check out five books at the library, read one fully and half of another, then return them all and check out five more
I know that feel. But multiply it by like 8.
At least it's entirely free. And it's a nice feeling you get when you quickly finish 2-3 half read books in a day or so. Sucks when it's a popular book with only a few copies and you have to wait months for it again, though.
>desperately trying to restrain yourself from buying more books
>give in anyway.
The book is done, now we're waiting for copy editing to finish.
In the meantime, artfag here could use some help. Need a few things for the back cover:
For a novel (brief, enticing introduction to the plot) and/or for a short story collection (description of the author's skills and credentials, touches on overarching themes and specific scenes).
>About the author
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How do you write female characters? I'm a male in my early twenties and I always write very poor, superficial female characters.
Could anyone recommend any male writers that portray female characters well?
""I always start with physicality when I'm writing as a woman. So I always have a vagina and think about having periods. I always start with an embodiment. And I think when I read men writing about women, they never seem to have thought about that. They've never thought: actually, you've got a cycle, you're different. So if...
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I love reading Haruki Murakami. I normally find him very easy to read, don't want to put the book down, and find the themes in his books very relateable (e.g. love, loss, loneliness). I'd go so far as to say I find his writing profound, and even moving at times. However, I have been known to like pleb-tier literature before (ASOIAF, for example) and typically these signs mean that /lit/ will consider him plebeian-tier.
So do you think he is patrician or pleb? Is it possible that he's one of the few writers who manages to deliver genuinely good writing to a wide audience?
I have mixed feelings senpai
I read WUBC first and I still love it. I think it's meditative, I love how dryly funny it can be with its passive narrative voice, and I love the supporting characters.
But then he writes NW and Tsukuru Tazaki which kind of establish their own sort of genre fiction and IMO just use the leftover themes and motifs of WUBC.
He's alright at his worst yet excellent at his best
Is he the Camus of our time?
So how does your accent fit into the prescribed US accents?
Pic related is mine, I'm from urban Australia
What does this mean? Im not even a native speaker.
I grew up in the states, but I didn't grow up in any of these places. I lived six years in Sacramento. Me and my brother both have weird, affected accents.
> that face when neither Nietzsche nor Hume ever refuted, or even addressed, Aristotle
Hi /lit/, I usually post on /fit/ but I have decided to improve my mind as well as body.
This is my nascent book collection. Please rate what I have and suggest new books to read.
I know I read too much science fiction and fantasy, need some non SF/F suggestions.
We always talk about how fast you read, but how fast do my fellow il/lit/erates type?
test yourself and post results
trash talk others who are slower, feel superior, feel inferior
How come he has not responded to Sam Harris yet? Is he afraid he will get a bruising?
No need. The correspondence that was published showed Harris to be completely outclassed and out of his element, to the point where any reasonably neutral observer would consider him a dishonest and in all respects vastly inferior adversary, essentially unworthy of Chomskys time.
Tldr: Harris got F'd in the A.