Finally this is over...Let's discuss.
What is /lit/'s opinion on G.W.F. Hegel's philosophy?
That's a peculiar view, I mean I could see how some pubescent prick could 'overcome' Stirner or nihilism or something, but Hegel isn't some meme philosopher to 'overcome' or grow out of. I don't claim to understand him yet, but I've read portions of Philosophy of History and History of Philosophy and Philosophy of Right, and there's a depth and systematic force there that I want to try to grasp.
I genuinely found this novel to be extremely inspiring and original. It really did take into account so much things that I had to be impressed.
Perhaps not /lit/-tier in narrative but what does the average /lit/izen think of Max Brooks?
I like his zombie books
world war z has some really good/interesting chapters (and some horrible ones)
the survival guide is great in some parts, I especially liked the last chapter with "real" zombie events
If Every Ocean Tells a Story
Can this Princess
Use her quippish finesse
For her and I to see
to the island of our love?
Celebrate our love
With such cupidity
Maps left for real territories
Our own island in the sun
Smellin the breeze
No need to freeze or be frozen
Love was always an open door
The ride of our love
to the shores of our wildest dreams
Is is a pretty powerful thing
HP Lovecraft has just taken your favorite book and rewritten it to his liking
Gravity's Rainbow is about a transcendental self-perpetuating system of violence with complexity and form beyond human comprehension fuelled by the ritualistic sacrifices of life by occult fanatics that speak to the dead.
.. Wait a minute....
Abie Poe rides down from the mountains and into Ukulore preaching the ancient knowledge of the Old Ones, swiftly converting the town and announcing Beth as a vessel.
Only Euchrid can see the horror unfolding both in the town and the valley itself.
They all die when Euchrid leads them into doghead.
I heard a rumor from a close friend of George R.R. Martin that the new book won't be released in time before the series because he was working on the prequel A Knight of the Seven Kingdoms.
How does this make you feel?
First time on this board. Looking for something to read.
I don't read much at all anymore, and was wondering if you guys could recommend some books to me that are addicting.
I remember in highschool I loved reading science fiction books and such.
Anything with suspense and that will keep me on my toes that you can recommend?
That or just any good books in general that are worth reading?
Any great "really out there" kind of literature? Something that is not really structured, something really weird? I'm new to reading, but reading classics isn't cutting it for me.
Is this series worth checking out? At 4,250 pages its a pretty large investment.
I read it when I was in highschool.
I greatly enjoyed it, however I have only read it once, which says a lot, considering I have read other sagas I enjoy at least 5 times.
The ending will piss you off.
Go fucking read it.
Rest of books in packing boxes, this is my current bedside stack
Post good books, fiction or nonfiction, about war
MESSAGE TO GARCIA! OORAH DEVILDAWGS!
Anyways, if anybody is interested in the Korean war I highly recommend The Coldest Winter by David Halberstam.
Six Frigates by Ian Toll is a great primer on the early history of the US Navy, not only does it cover the military aspects it also covers the politics of the time.
read this a couple of weeks ago. It's pretty fucked up
What does /lit/ currently have checked out from their local library?
So what are some scifi/fantasy books with hot lesbian sex that are actually good?
What are some publishers that put out quality but very radical, extreme, fringe, avant-garde, extreme, weird and so on, work?
What does /lit/ think about John Rawls and Theory of Justice?
Is redistribution of wealth and equal opportunity worth attempting to reach?
Rawls acknowledges this flaw in political liberalism, how the idea of the original position only works when society decides to be secular. But, with secularism rising, doesn't Rawl's model work for the future?
Any notion of justice that departs from justice as an institution to deter criminal activity is bullshit and dangerous. An injustice cannot come from a spontaneous order, it must be a deliberate act by an individual. Rawls's idea is basically a blank check for increasing government power.