ITT: we recommend each other books based off of things we like other than books, movies, or tv shows
>the color pink
>loud noisy music
>Japanese fashion scenes
There you go
I like Pulp Fiction, that book right there, I Could Do Whatever I Wanted If I Wanted by Snowing (and) anything by Boris, and Garden of Earthly Delights by Hieronymus Bosch always comes to mind.
>Ancient and Early Modern Warfare
i recommend you get fucked
>harsh wall noise
>hardcore erotic photography
>child death/gore collage art
>pedophilia and exhibitionism
>Hallucinogens (but not 'trippy' lit like Huxley and McKenna)
>the ancient world
>being by myself
>any subject not having to do with modern technology
>sitting around contemplating the world like a wannabe philosopher
>hail satan, shemhamforash
>Learning new languages
>Roman and medieval history
>Gaming (Tabletop, Vidya, etc.)
>Regular walks in nature
>Singing and playing music with my band
>Writing literary fiction (primarily short stories)
>Cooking Japanese cuisine
>Torrents upon torrents of rain
>Occasional drive with no destination
>Public-speaking and debate
>Art of illuminated manuscripts and printing
>Physics and other natural sciences
>Some animu, not all of it
>appreciating the beauty of nature
>staying up late
>acting and improv
>tim and eric
>the beach boys
>Art pop (Stereolab, Doopees, etc.)
>Noise shows (not crazy about albums, but I love going to sets, a very cathartic, hypnotic feeling)
>Studying philosophic and artistic movements
>Snow, and how it decorates landscapes
Instrumentals - especially soundtracks
Reconstruction of the classic models to fit into the modern world
World Religions/Philosophy studies
Eastern cultures / Ancient Greece
The process of creation
Visual narrative / vocal acting
Aesthetic stuff: Browns, gray, and white - silence - black coffee - hard mattresses - touching fur
>Entertaining thoughts of suicide
>Dubliners by Joyce
>Eating Ramen at 3AM while the rest of the house is asleep
Tom Jones, by Henry Fielding
>the beach boys
But anyway, try The Sun Also Rises by Hemingway if you haven't yet. I think you'd like it. It has that theoretically happy but with a strong melancholy undercurrent that Pet Sounds has. Pet Sounds is my favorite album, and the Beach Boys are my favorite group.
Thinking fast and slow by Daniel Kahneman would be a good fit, imo.
>i play guitar
>favorite color is green
>grimshaw is my favorite artist
>currently trying to teach myself the geometry and trig I missed out on by switching schools
>I browsed r9k
>infinity is something that amazes me
>i jerk off too much, am obsessed with sex, but never has had a gf, can't view girls nonsexually, and has only one female friend.
This is a cool idea OP. For me:
>the color green
>the texture of denim and canvas
>the burps and gurgles of a percolator
>machinery, industrial modernization
>american landscapes, ie prairies and canyons and never-ending fields of corn, esp in painted form
>depictions of rural life with modern-age tech
>country music as in Waylon Jennings and Merle haggard, and folk like Guthrie and dylan
Are you me? I know /lit/ can get salty over Hemingway, but I cast my vote for The Old Man and the Sea.
>Public transportation and long walks
>Rootsy music - this is just a general trend, everything from genuine traditional music to singer-songwriter
>Staying in the city or the country for extended periods of time
>Talking with homeless people
>the color grey
>minimalist, and brutalist architecture
>the sounds of raindrops intermingling over the squish of rainboots.
>the silence after a snowfall.
Not /lit/, but you'd love The Microphones and Mount Eerie. Two bands (really the same band, just with a name change) solely consisting of a guy named Phil Elverum. Check out Dawn by Mount Eerie, maybe the comfiest album of all time. Or The Glow, Pt. 2 by The Microphones, which I think is the runner up. Both really folky and good.
For /lit/ though, try Jane Eyre. May seem weird based off what you said, but I think you would like how the plot is intimately related with the various settings, all of which are visited for a determined "set" of time, and the sense of freedom in conversation. The characters aren't afraid to really talk with each other, to open up, and I think the homeless people thing kinda shows a little bit of that. A bit of a time when people weren't so afraid to really talk, you know?
This could all be totally wrong, so take it with a grain of salt.
I have. Honestly I like the movie too, maybe because I watched it before reading the book. I feel bad for Murray because I have strong feels for the film as well and it's sad the critics panned the movie so hard.
Not a book but I think you would like 'the goat rodeo sessions'. It's amd instrumental album made by a quartet of classical and bluegrass strings players.
Ryunosuke Akutugawa's stories
Kjell Askildsen - selected stories
JD Salinger - franny & zooey
What I like:
>cycling through the suburbs at night
>roasting zucchini's in my mate's backyard firepit
>vegetarian Mediterranean food
>playing the mandolin
>drinking coffee at sunrise
>sleeping with the fan on
>homebrewing beer and mead
early web/deep web
empty places at night
empty office/gov buildings
the desert at night
mysteries that come nowhere near being solved
works that are mysteries in themselves
Yep, Justin Townes Earle is named after TVZ; his father is Steve Earle who you also might want to check out if you haven't already. Townes is sort of an obsession of mine, so let me give you some recommendations based off of his music.
Blaze Foley - possibly the most genuinely down to Earth singer-songwriter there ever was, he was one of Townes' best friends and was the walking embodiment of too many stereotypes, positive and negative, about country music. Nothing in his music is of high technical quality, it's all soul, but really, that's what country music is all about.
Guy Clark - Townes other musical best friend. His music is also of the country kind but it's a more thought out than Blaze's and makes better use of storytelling. I don't find his songs as gripping as Townes' or Blaze's but they're still worth checking out.
Heartworn Highways - A documentary focusing on the underground country scene of the mid 1970s. Filled with hippies and hicks. Most of the time you can't tell the difference.
Vintage band t-shirts
The word, "Goose"
Cities in the wrong state or that sound funny ie Milan, MI or Willacoochee, GA
Abadoned Buildings & Failing Malls
Civil War & Prison documentaries
Moe Sizlack & Krusty the clown
Do you know Breexe D'J Pancake? Wrote about a dozen stories about life in rural Appalachia, hunting, working in garages, being poor, mining coal etc. then killed himself when he was 28. Coffee, machinery, landscapes, and country music all play a part in his fiction.
Also Winesburg, Ohio is one you might like.
I'm gonna say Anton Chekhov or Nikolai Gogol's short stories, we have pretty similar interests it seems (the only thing you posted I don't like is comics, never really read any tho tbh).
>tfw reading chekhov on the tram drinking hot coffee
Charles Fuckowski or Raymond Carver maybe. Or Pahlanuik tbh fam
Salman Rushdie - Midnight's Children or East, West
Alice Munro -Dance of the Happy Shades
Jules Renard - Nature Stories
You might like FT Marinetti
Djuna Barnes - Nightwood
Gonna suggest Nature Stories by Jules Renard to you too. Bretty gr8 guy tbh
>Anime and Manga
>Japanese science fiction and classical literature
>The glow the moon gives
>The sound of rainfall
Sounds like you may enjoy Kobo Abe
Pynchon or possibly William Hope Hogdson
Go and watch Rectify if you like prison stuff
>Exremte mental illness
You'd probably enjoy Meryvyn Peake
He was an Italian futurist poet. Most famous work is his poem 'the futurist manifesto' which you can read here: http://www.italianfuturism.org/manifestos/foundingmanifesto/
I have a book of his called 'the futurist cookbook' which is kind of a dada/satire thing loosely based around a cookbook, pretty weird stuff, I'm a big fan though.
>bone (graphic novel)
>transcending limitations of self
>crisp, cold air
>psychedelia (again, as a way of transcending self)
>arguing with logic
>satisfying carnal urges
>not understanding intimate relationships
>a little bit autistic
>outdoor activities, hunting, camping, hiking, etc. . .
>pragmatic to an extent
>having multiple long distance relationships
>writing short stories where I murder or have sex with old women
>pretending I'm a Viking while I hold an axe on my way up mountains
>I don't use a pillow and occasionally sleep in the park
intensely moving bach toccatas
>being secretly emotional but with a blank/dead outward appearance
>obscure old folk/psych-folk music (like Dave Bixby and Ed Askew)
>the song Winters Love by Animal Collective
have you ever listened to Flood by Boris? You'd really appreciate it. I'm also assuming you've heard Astral Weeks if you dig old folk like Bixby, so I'll suggest you listen to Songs Ohia. Sad folk.
also read anything Herman Hesse really
Any Transcendentalist author
idk if this is still going but does anyone have a book for an angsty 18 year old with ADD who's mind goes a million miles an hour?
>really any commentary on society
>punk music sometimes and jazz other times
>anything that will explain the fuckfest that is modern politics
>religions also cool i guess
Thank you! I was honestly just expecting someone too tell me to fuck off for being dumb or whatever.
I don't know if you care but 1Q84 interested me the most so I'll read that one first, I'll definitely try to read all of them though. Murakami seems like my type of author, I'm glad you told me about him 'cause otherwise I don't think I ever would have heard of him!
>telling someone to take me to the library
>and stepping on it
>and there's something terribly sad and banal about that
You and me are a lot alike
Norm is the man...I'll tell you a secret if you respond
But I recommend Tolstoy- specif The Death of Ivan Ilyich and his short stories
Also Chekov- All his short stories including the Duel but just buy a short story collection of his
>in-set tales (preferably used for symbolic purposes)
>References to classic philosophy
City Lights / Traffic Lights seen through a post-rain window
Shitposting - not on lit though
Pretending to be a vapid consumerist to make friends
Everything made before 2006
Sunglasses like pic related
>listening to music
>wallowing in self-pity
>drawing without color
>Edgar Allan Poe
>anything dark and unusual
>looking out into the sky on a quiet night
>anything that's old
haha I forgot I wrote that. The secret is I've talked to Norm M on the phone. He called me in fact. My favorite comedian and my idol, but it's really only a secret or interesting to people who know me that would care about it. Sorry if it's disappointing.
Genuine, funny man though who you can tell is always cool without ever trying to be
Greco- Roman Mythology
Learning about art
Aesthetic stuff- Floral Pattern., Deep Green and Blue. Furs and Lacey Fabrics. Being able to the paint and brushstrokes on a painting.
>Favorite colors: Red, Black and grey
>collecting rare items
>classical, electronic and metal music
>roguelikes and building games
>thinking about the future/science/inventions
Movies: Enemy, Drive, Inside Lewyn Davis, Shame, Under the Skin, Adaptation, Jacob's Ladder, Whiplash, Bird Man, Ex Machina
Music: Animals as Leaders, Miles Davis, Galactic, Kimbra, King Crimson
Misc: Powerlifting, massages, writing, porn stars with big asses and fake tits (Lisa Ann, Sara Jay, Gianna Michaels, younger Ava Devine, Holly Halston, Phoenix Marie, Shyla Stylez, etc. Pretty much the pornographic equivalent to McDonalds)
DISLIKES: Parties, hanging out with more than 2 friends at once, online dating, first dates, early mornings, bright fluorescent lighting, the christian rock my dad plays on guitar with his massive/loud amplifiers, winter, watching most sports on TV, playing most sports, laundry, staying at work an extra half an hour to overlap and help the next shift at work, the dayshift supervisor (my actual boss is awesome though), having to take breaks with my middle aged female coworkers vs having them alone and reading a good book.
>the color blue
>that smell in the air and the red-orange sky of a distant forest fire
>post war Japanese art and culture
>conversations that give me new perspectives
>having my values and beliefs challenged
>politics and government
>music from other countries (outside the anglosphere)
>history, especially the bits that seem surreal
>inside jokes with my friends
Sorry I couldn't recommend anything.
>studying guerrilla warfare / rise of dictatorships
>driving at night
>writing short stories
>the idea of the apocalypse
Not trip hop, but you might enjoy.
>ancient history and philosophy
>classical music (violin player myself) or post-punk
>mono no aware
>girls like pic related
Anything by Dumas, that book that the Princess Bride is based off of (probably just called The Princess Bride), the Causasian Chalk Circle, maybe some Chekov, the Unbearable Lightness of Being, maybe 100 Years of Solitude
The Sailor who Fell from Grace with the Sea, The Savage Detectives, Catch-22, Mason & Dixon and probably other Pynchon books, maybe Pale Fire
>cartoons and visually interesting film
>puns and other wordplay
>black tea in the morning and peppermint tea before bed
>wearing old, beat up and worn out clothing (feels good)
>fantasizing about the distant future or distant past
Sorry, I messed up replying and had to delete and retry.
Thanks. I've read Frankenstein and I liked it. I'll check the rest.
>movements of body/muscles
sorry I couldn't give suggestions, I'm fairly new in reading
I read border trilogy by candlelight when sleeping in the back of a rusty van when working on railways doing abseiling chainsaw work. 10/10 would recommend . getting kicked out of uni was the best thing that ever happened to me
that is fucking manly m8
I have an almost similar story; I was reading Blood Meridian while homeless through the winter.
>Read about people riding through the desert genociding and raiding
>Decide being without a place to stay for a few weeks isn't so bad
>Feel15% more badass for reading that book
Thanks, I didn't have that one from Camus, nor have I started reading the ones I have though.
You may like (but you probably know of it already) Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, I'm currenty reading it.
Love the thought of women
Preoccupied with the idea of King-like success
Either/Or Part 1 if you want to keep living in despair. Both parts if you want to take a step towards realizing that you're in despair and possibly fixing your empty life. No but really, Either/Or Part 1 is a work of art. At least read The Seducer's Diary if you don't care about the philosophy. But his introspective work on Don Giovanni and Greek Tragedy, particularly in Silhouettes, is masterful and worth reading.