Virtual Reality has been foregrounded by television and film so much that I don't think I've ever come accross a story that focuses on Augmented Reality for its plot - any shorts or novels you can rec?
I wrote a story about how you live in a fag-minted reality
>Everywhere he looked, he saw dicks. Innumerable lines of force converged to reveal a never-ending cavalcade of always more dicks. He had to suck all those dicks.
Sci-fi has had augmented reality since at least the 90s.
What do you mean "for its plot" - you mean more than just characters interacting in spaces that are a mix of reality and computer worlds overlaid and interweaving?
You want a story about an AR software engineer or something?
The only funny part of this is that it's a very /lit/ way to say "OP is a faggot".
>Sci-fi has had augmented reality since at least the 90s.
Yeah, that doesn't surprise me, but I'm just not aware of any, that's why I'm asking.
>more than just characters interacting in spaces that are a mix of reality and computer worlds overlaid and interweaving
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What's so funny about this book? The style, characters, plot etc.? Pls no spoilers because I'm considering reading it.
Also, what are some other books that /lit/ finds funny?
How does /lit/ feel about audiobooks?
Depends HEAVILY on the voice of the narrator (and his accent).
So many bad narrators.
Having said that, audiobooks and narrators are now my companion where I used to listen to music (e.g. on the way to work, at work sometimes, coming home from work, having sex with my bitch wife etc.)
Absolutely disgusting. Only used them once because of their "FREE TRIAL" thing. Audible DRM is a pain in the ass. Hate their apps too. Piracy all the way.
Should I not read bad books?
but you still learn stuff. How are you supposed to know the difference between good and bad books when almost everyone has a different opinion. Reddit loves The Martian, but everyone here says it sucks.
What to do when you lose the urge to read and can't seem to get interested in a book?
we all agree NYRB are the GOAT publishers right?
Their only distinguishing characteristic is their marketing strategy of publishing meme edgelord books to pursue the fedora audience.
If that's what it takes to be GOAT publisher than we're living in impoverished times.
> fedora audience
what edgelord books are we talking about? name 3
>Consumed by New York and AI threat. (Will talk about it later).
is he ok bros?
This is not a troll thread, I'm genuinely curious. Heterosexual men of /lit/, would you read a novel featuring a homosexual relationship and sex scenes?
I don't mean an entire novel focused on the subject matter. I mean an ordinary novel in your favourite genre that just happens to have one gay relationship among several straight ones. Would that put you off completely or would you continue reading if you liked the novel? Pic more or less unrelated.
It doesn't bother me. Sometimes it can be more meaningful to the novel than a relationship between a man and a woman.
What words are almost never worth using? I'll start
I am the universe become self aware. So are you. I am composed of compressed star-stuff, and so are you.
"Every man and every woman is a star" ~Aleister Crowley
"The nitrogen in our DNA, the calcium in our teeth, the iron in our blood, the carbon in our apple pies were made in the interiors of collapsing stars. We are made of starstuff." ~Carl Sagan
If you don't think that's the tightest shit get out my face.
reading pic related at the moment. I guess im enjoying it. The prose is kinda hit and miss, but conveys what it needs to most of the time, I guess. What intrigues me the most is the themes of the book. Its not revolutionary, but Murakami expresses them well. Im enjoying the book so far. The only off putting thing is the prose. Is it the translation thats bad? what are your thoughts on it? also general murakami thread I guess. Post your favorite book of him and I will read it next
Can you please stop this shit? The work of author Haruki Murakumi has absolutely no relation to the Monogatari series of light novels. This is lazy shitposting at it's worst, and is making it nearly impossible to discuss a very popular contemporary author. If you really feel the need to make this comparison, could you at least justify it in some way?
I don't feel like reading more than a few pages at a time, lit.
How much of this should I read to 'start with the greeks'?
Those are the barest of the bare essentials, you bumbling moron. But of course you don't want to educate yourself or read the classics for their own sake, you want to say you did.
So just say you did, talk out of your ass about them, and be done with it, like most people do. You have everyone's permission.
Is analytic philosophy provincial?
What books should i read before i read the communist manifesto /lit/? I've read online that it's a difficult read. Should i brush up on history? or other works from other authors before i dive into it or does it even matter?
Is there a community book rating service where you can filter the ratings by age and sex.
I like to use the internet for recommendations, but in all the places I know the "best book ev0r" might be voted there mostly by 15-20 females.
No need to be that specific. I was already anti discriminatory when I suggested complicated filters when in my educated opinion just filtering out women votes or teen votes would be enough.
>mfw reading Schopenhauer's "On Women"
It reads like a Black Pigeon Speaks video
I'm just goofing, my friend. I don't agree with him. The whole essay reads like a /pol/ post. Full of generalizations. It's actually kind of depressing to think one of the most respected continental philosophers wrote this garbage as well as the brilliant essays he did.
>my prejudices on women make me incapable of reading clearly
tbph anyone who thinks it's unbalanced or hateful is a raging bigot who'll never confront their own prejudices, so it is good for that
All memes aside, why is this man the greatest American writer in a generation?
>mfw this is the plot of one of his short stories
That must have been intentional, right?
Also, pic related.
What are some film adaptations you'd consider better than the book?
Is that just reworked courage wolf memes?
What are some examples of "angry" books? I want to read a good book that is an expression of the author's rage. Pic only somewhat related, but author related.
The Grapes of Wrath
The Fire Next Time
that Black Lives Matter guy with the unpronounceable name who I can't be arsed to lookup something Coates or something like that
blacks in general are angry
What ideas interested you most about this book
>implying it was a dystopia
>comparisons with 1984
>Huxley predicted the internet/TV/the contemporary world
>"it's pleb shit, go read some real literature"
ehh, looks like I just killed your thread, kiddo.
I am 18. 19 tomorrow. I am taut and malleable and have the whole summer before I start my Philosophy undergrad at UCL in September.
My favourite books are The Plague and American Psycho
Please rec. a book which you believe would be rewarded for someone in my situation. I was thinking of reading Stoner next.
What are your favorite chapters from Ulysses?
What books should I read after finishing this to expand/discuss it
Also how/what books should I record to rectify these concepts or fuse these concepts somehow with Nietzschean morality
You desire to LIVE "according to Nature"? Oh, you noble Stoics, what fraud of words! Imagine to yourselves a being like Nature, boundlessly extravagant, boundlessly indifferent, without purpose or consideration, without pity or justice, at once fruitful and barren and uncertain: imagine to yourselves INDIFFERENCE as a power—how COULD you live in accordance with such indifference? To live—is not that just endeavouring to be otherwise than this Nature? Is not living valuing, preferring, being unjust, being limited, endeavouring to be different? And granted that your...
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Seems the general mantra you're looking for is facilitate your own flourishing to the extent you can and don't waste time thinking/doing things which don't converge on this goal effectively.
Now do the rest of the thinking for yourself on how to do this or remain a fuccboi to the philosophers for the rest of your days
But I just started being a fuccboi to philosophers, I want to be a fuccboi a little longer. I've realised what I want but I'd like to see a historically renowned philosopher's take on something similar which may advise me
anyone to talk about catcher in the rye?
Spoiled rich kid bunks off from ritzy private school and runs home to NYC. Hangs out with little sister for a while but mainly spends more in a weekend (on hotels and liquor) than the average worker makes in a month, and then decides that the world is full of phonies and he's the only purity around.
Is it passable to mix first person narrative with third person narrative in a novel? I had idea to have protagonist narrate in first person to show his state of mind, but also include chapters with other characters and how they react to him
Who here likes to reread books? Why do you do this? Is reading the book for the first time more exciting?
Some good ones I reread. Usually nonfictions whose lines of thought I want ingrained into my mind. Like several of carl sagan and terence mckenna's stuff. But in general no. I can't bring myself to pay attention to a book a second time unless it's just amazing.
If a book has enough in it to warrent a second reading. Also, when you grow older your perspective changes which in turn will change what you get from a book. I already know that I will read Moby Dick again some day.
This is my favourite I must say
i feel like dying. have not eaten anything in the last 3 days. i feel very powerless, hands are shaking. an ache in my stomach. what is needed for happiness? people go out and drink and laugh. what is my fault? i write. but what else? why do i breathe? what's the point? what do i need? what?