I haven't read a book in 6 years. What book should I read that'll make me want to pick up another one immediately afterwards rather than another 6 years from now?
I did and they don't have any recommendations for people who haven't read a book in 6 years but who want to start reading good books regularly. Perhaps you can add one for me right now?
And what's your recommendation?Fucking Ulysses?
Vonnegut is very easy to read, even for someone who hasn't read in a while, and if he ends up liking S5, there's tons of jumping off points for where to go next.
Already read Animal Farm.
I think I'd like to go for something that's not set in old times, or having anything to do with islands/the sea/etc.
But I also want to read one of the classics, even if it's a modern classic.
Why go immediately to the meme. There are a lot of books better than Vonnegut, who's only really enjoyed in america. Jack London for instance has a lot of good, easy to read, books. Simple and many of them full of substance, especially Martin Eden.
To be fair, Slaughterhouse 5 is on the wiki's starter guide list, so if you guys hate it take it off of there. You guys don't do a very good job of getting people into reading on here, it's always start with the Greeks or read the meme trilogy. Thanks for giving him a recommendation though.
That's still pretty damn vague. Do you have any favorite directors or movies?
I had no hand in choosing the books on those lists neither do i make a part of any online community. Those are just the same repetitions ou see on all boards i guess, the same jokes being repeated over and over by stupid people. The only similar thing i can think of the top of my head is the Bentner, Penaldo or Missi on Football sites. Same jokes repeated ad infinitum. Don't pay attention to them
anything that resonates with your current personal life situation. For most people it's some personal crisis that brings them to literature.
Happy people DO NOT come to /lit/ for reading advice. They read Jo Nesbo - which i think you should start with.
>All The Pretty Horses
If you're at all interested in:
>The Old West
all delivered with McCarthy's signature style of minimalist Southern-Gothic
Made me fall in love with storytelling again and I guarantee that if you're a late-teen/twenty something male you'll enjoy it
The Sesame Street book finishes with a blank page. The reader is left to realise that only he remains, and is himself the monster at the end. It is truly a wake up call for children to awaken from their innocence and understand the darkness that lurks in humanity.
I got my friend into literature by recommending him A Confederacy of Dunces, so that might work. Also Vonnegut is usually a pretty good starting point for somebody interested in serious literature. He has deeper themes than most mainstream authors, but is able to maintain the same level of entertainment that makes them appealing in the first place. If you were to read him I'd say choose Cat's Cradle, Slaughterhouse-Five, or The Sirens of Titan.
Read all the pretty horses while sleeping in a van and working on the railways after being kicked out of uni. It was like mccarthy reached out and grabbed me and shook me. I spent 3 years breaking rocks and chainsawing while abseiling before I got a good job on the oil rigs. Thanks man you reminded me of some lively times