When I write, at my main character invariably has a name that starts with E.
Do you have any weird habits when you write?
Do you ever think about, if you became a famous author, if there was a quirk you'd be famous for?
Every main character I write is always in average strength or weaker strength physically. They are never really the bravest of the group either. Normally those two traits fall onto side characters. The main character never develops to be stronger/braver than them, either.
Still not sure if this is a bad thing or not.
Post your favorite novel of all time.
I always felt like this book was criminally underrated.
Why are her books so fucking comfy?
>The Accidental Tourist
>Ladder of Years
I'm jumping straight into pic related. How many times will I have to read this book before I understand? Any good guides out there?
Hey /lit/ what books should I read to become a certified patrician?
>there are people on /lit/ who actually read translations
Why would you do that? It's like watching a film upside down.
I don't have time to waste learning other languages when I have so many books to read and I'm already native in the language best suited to reading the widest range of literature on the planet.
I'm new here. Currently I just read Fantasy, but I want to read these clever things I see here. But... How I start? What book I start? And what Autor?
The Iliad and The Odyssey
1) It'll appeal to your fantasy tastes
2) You'll be reading true patrician lit
3) Starting with the Greeks
So, what was the thing that Maxine saw in Gabriel Ice's basement?
Reading is for FAGS, right? Right? —Ahem, no I read, just not this pomo shit. I can talk intelligently about, like, Franzen and Murakami and Nabokov... I read the first third of Lolita, I can discuss it. So much elitism. Pynchon is just garbled nonsense, deny it. Even I, yes me, couldn't get through that trainwreck called Gravity's Rainbow.
Can /lit/ recommend me some patrician tier gay/bi lit such as pic related?
On another note, have you seen this lady's review of the immoralist? It's so fucking bizarre.
> not humbert and dolly
So what is the most important literary couple /lit/?
What are the essential books of the Bible?
The Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles
Allogenes – The Foreigner
The Apocalypse (Revelation) of Adam
The (First) Apocalypse (Revelation) of James
The (Second) Apocalypse (Revelation) of James
The Apocalypse (Revelation) of Paul
The Apocalypse (Revelation) of Peter
The Apocryphon (Secret Book) of James
The Apocryphon (Secret Book) of John
The Book of Thomas the Contender
The Concept of Our Great Power
The Dialogue of the Savior
The Discourse on the Eighth and Ninth
Eugnostos the Blessed*
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Best value for money E-Ink E-book Reader?
can someone tell me how this works? i read the wikipedia page briefly, but i do not quite understand exactly how it works. i have seen people reading such books before on the airplane etc. and to me, it looks like a regular paper-page with a plastic frame around it, but is it like a glass screen similiar to an iphone or something like that? (sorry if english is bad, not an english person).
For German books, should I read the Dutch translation or the English one.
Usually I go for English but I read that Kafka doesn't translate well into English, and Dutch is of course closer to German.
My English is pretty much on par with my Dutch, I have only really read Enlgish books so far.
I just have the feeling that English translations are somehow superior, I base that on nothing though.
Is "Beyond Good and Evil" a good book to start reading Nietzche?
>I have a crush on DFW