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22083789 No.22083789 [Reply] [Original]

I'm home from work. You promised to tell me about the book you're reading while I sit naked and drink.

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>> No.22083796

Sorry, bud, but I am watching From instead

>> No.22083811

Rereading Cellini’s Autobiography. It’s one of my favorite books and usually takes readers by surprise. Cellini had a lot of bravado and little self awareness. It is a cross between a comedy and a swashbuckling adventure. There are great cheesy quips in it as well. Cellini defends Rome with a cannon, fights off multiple attackers multiple times, summons demons, fucks 14 year old girls, gets into heated feuds with powerful Cardinals and Popes, describes every person as either the biggest scoundrel or most virtuous person (no in between), dresses a young boy as a girl to trick people, and a bunch of other great adventures and anecdotes. It is also very informative for the Renaissance era and how things worked and went down

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22083776 No.22083776 [Reply] [Original]

I don't know how to talk I'm basically mute

>> No.22083818

If you're a girl then you can come live with me and I'll teach you how to talk! :D ;)

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22083774 No.22083774 [Reply] [Original]

I am going to write the greatest novel about cuckoldry ever conceived in the modern day. Part of it will be freely based on my life since I fell in love with a whore in 2017. And part of it will be completely surrealistic and insane. The publishing industry won't know what's about to hit them.

>> No.22083800

nah just kill yourself

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Never. I will astonish the world with my masterpieces.

>> No.22083814

Too late, the novel as a medium has been exhausted for years now. You were born in the wrong time.

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22083770 No.22083770 [Reply] [Original]

Are there any books about fringe philosophy?

I just bought fast food nation

Was wondering if there was a philosophy made up of making your life as miserable as possible within reason so when life's over it'll be more fulfilling.

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22083766 No.22083766 [Reply] [Original]

Which in the series was the comfiest? Any other decent Native American reads?

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22083749 No.22083749 [Reply] [Original]

What are some /lit/ films, anime or series?

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>> No.22083778

Boku no Pico

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Dune was okay

>> No.22083782

The Big Lebowski
I Spit on your Grave
Tales from the Crypt
American Pie
American Beauty
Jerry Macquire
Reservoir Dogs
Paris, Texas
The Dirty Dozen
The Man with no Name Trilogy
Batman Begins
The Black Dalhia

>> No.22083797

this is just a list of movies a 15 year old has seen

>> No.22083799

Doki Doki Literature Club

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22083747 No.22083747 [Reply] [Original]

I'm 50 pages into the first volume and I have to make a humongous effort to understand most of the things he writes. Are all the other volumes as hard to read as the first one?

>> No.22083761

You'll get used to it.

>> No.22083762

Does the story get more "alive" eventually?

>> No.22083772

Yes, or I can spoil all the most important moments for you? You’re 50 freaking pages in and complaining about “aliveness”

>> No.22083779

Sorry, thanks the reply, I'll keep reading.

>> No.22083801

Yes. All great stories increase in life as you read through them. I personally read Proust in light of certain Eastern speculations which concern a journey of increasing self-illumination; as Proust's narrator enters into the lives of many richly developed characters and grapples with many different internal ambiguities, he attains what you could call a culminating experience of vision in the final volume viz. gnosis.
Wasn't me, but I do also think you should give difficult authors like Proust a chance. After many years of reading I scarcely trust my first impressions of great canonical writers. Some mental toil is usually in order before one experiences the ecstasy of a poet or novelists life's work.

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22083682 No.22083682 [Reply] [Original]

Books about overcoming internet addiction

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>> No.22083719

it's not that easy, you nigger

>> No.22083721

Just put your phone down and read. If you have an iPhone, go into settings, screen time, and set your phone on downtime mode when you want to read/focus on something. It disables all apps except the necessities like your calls and texts.
Also don’t read a book about internet addiction to fix your attention span, those books are boring and will only set you back. Read something interesting and it will hold your attention.

>> No.22083738

I have Android, Ill check it there apps like that
>Also don’t read a book about internet addiction to fix your attention span
I know, I was just making an off topic thread

>> No.22083751

Downtime really helped me out a lot. Look for something similar on android. You’d be surprised how much that extra feature can stop you from accidentally spending 30 minutes browsing bullshit on your phone.

>> No.22083798

Habits take time to change. What happens is anon thinks about reading, doesn’t do it, and then goes back to square one.
What you need is a progression: ok so you think about reading. The next time, you have to read a short poem. The next time, read at least a page.
The trick is to fool yourself into a progression. Otherwise you start over every time.

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22083676 No.22083676 [Reply] [Original]

Just finished this

It was pretty okay

>> No.22083699

I thought it sucked but a lot of people asked me about it when I was reading in public. I had the sexier cover design though.

>> No.22083706

Yeah I did too, had to bury the book into my lap or on a table when I read it at work

>> No.22083754

They didn't ask me like I should be embarrassed or anything--they were genuinely curious. I only took it out in public once though--to the dentist where both the receptionist and hygienist asked me about it and then I read it in a park on my way home for a bit, two strangers asked me what it was. I told them "it's about a tour guide in Tokyo's red light district who thinks his client is a serial killer. It's a thriller that isn't as shocking as it thinks it is and I'm only going to finish it because it's short."

Not to shit on your taste or anything. Just not for me. Above decent for genre fiction though--I'll give it that.

>> No.22083760

Also, it's good enough to give the author a second try.

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22083663 No.22083663 [Reply] [Original]

Arrrrr me mateys, tell me of some good pirate books to read while I sail the high seas with me crew!!!!

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>> No.22083679

Are you going on a cruise? What’s wrong with treasure island?

>> No.22083696

>Are you going on a cruise?
No matey, I'm going to pillage and plunder some booty with me crew!!! I will of course have to read these in-between pillaging and plundering.

>> No.22083755

My mother said to me
Arr matey ye should buy
A schooner with many cannon
To journey as a privateer
Stand with a parrot on your shoulder
Steer a grand vessel
Find a peaceful harbour
Cut down a Spaniard and another

>> No.22083768

Get off my ass, ya wee bitty fuck
If I pull out the claymore, you're shit outta luck
Who's that girl, that pretty young thing?
After I fuck 'er, she'll get up and sing
Aye, aye, aye
Sharpen your boot and bludgeon your eye
Aye, aye, aye
The Blarney Stone brings a tear to me eye
Down to the pub for a two shilling ale
The bread on the counter is going stale
If I don't get some fresh bread soon
Gon' punch in your face and bark at the Moon
Aye, aye, aye
Sharpen your boot and bludgeon your eye
Aye, aye, aye
The Blarney Stone brings a tear to me eye
Ain't got no girl 'cause I haven't the time
Got too many other things on me mind
Patty was nice, she was pale and cute
But I threw her away like an old piece of fruit
Aye, aye, aye
Sharpen your boot and bludgeon your eye
Aye, aye, aye
The Blarney Stone brings a tear to me eye
Got ooze in my pores, my feet are all wet
Got mold in my ears, but I ain't dead yet
Got stones in me bladder, got a crack in me head
When Patty starts cryin', this is what I'll say
Aye, aye, aye
Sharpen your boot and bludgeon your eye
Aye, aye, aye
The Blarney Stone brings a tear to me eye

>> No.22083803

Yo Ho Ho mateys!!!! These shanties bring a tear to me one eye.

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22083654 No.22083654 [Reply] [Original]

This make shit and piss the goat fuckers

>> No.22083684

You forgot word

>> No.22083704

A book for an eye :DD

>> No.22083734

>think it's shitting on christianity at first and don't want to read it
>learn it actually shits on pisslam
based. can anti-pisslam books get published on his coattails?

>> No.22083740

Anti-islam sentiment is cringe because it's essentially pro-Jewish.

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22083643 No.22083643 [Reply] [Original]

why does it feel almost effortless to read an article, essay, opinion piece, critique, etc, but it feels like it takes much more mental effort to read a novel, story or poem? i find that i can read blog posts and essays and reviews, even very long ones, with almost no real effort and it feels like leisure, but when reading novels i find it feels much more like work and a very conscious effort is required. i can't understand why causes this. do they engage in different parts of the brain?

>> No.22083816

You might be reading awful novels and are coming to the understandable response of disinterest.
Name the last three books you tried to read.

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22083614 No.22083614 [Reply] [Original]

Is it important to read his work on pragmatism before his papers on consciousness? Or vice versa?

How easily can we connect his theory of mind to phenomenology?

>> No.22083633

this bloke have any relation to john williams?

>> No.22083653

Read Varieties of Religious Experience

>> No.22083707

This is the only one I’ve read. It was cool as a broad survey of different religious experiences. But it really reaches its nadir when he starts invoking the “science of psychology” and presenting this dated and unworkable perspective. Not sure I’m interested in reading an entire book devoted to that.

>> No.22083793

You could start with him and progress through the field as it developed over timd, you know like how you would in a course teaching this stuff.

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22083595 No.22083595 [Reply] [Original]

Book characters that are literally you
I start

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He's just like me frfr

>> No.22083623

Ascended Norwood

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22083592 No.22083592 [Reply] [Original]

Was he a good and necessary catalyst of change in the children's lives? An evil agent of mayhem? Or just a cruel and unstoppable natural force?

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22083587 No.22083587 [Reply] [Original]

I'm looking for a file containing an epub of every single classic work of literature, in English. Please share links to the highest regarded digital collections of this nature.

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>> No.22083794

Just grab the PDFs of Great Books of the Western World from archive.org

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22083570 No.22083570 [Reply] [Original]

Is there any good book about the philosophical consequences of brain damage? Specifically, how this relates to free will.

>> No.22083611

A Scanner Darkly
I'm Thinking of Ending Things

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22083550 No.22083550 [Reply] [Original]

What are some books about hiking and other man vs nature scenarios? long pilgrimages and explorations also count.

>> No.22083576

John Muir

>> No.22083804

bump because interested

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22083545 No.22083545 [Reply] [Original]

Any good books on the Corsican revolution or Corsican history in general? I tried /his/ but I do not think those people read.

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22083537 No.22083537 [Reply] [Original]

Where do I start with Borges, and what are the essential reads for Borges, in your opinion?

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This book, along with The Aleph and Other Stories

>> No.22083557

Chronological order if you want to try appreciate the development of his style.

>> No.22083560

Start and end with Ficciones. It's cute and fun and shows you him at his best writing and best humour.

He's actually a troll deep down. And a wicked one in some of his essays. He delights in tricking you like some vulgar occultists. Both with his plot twists and subtle alterations of fact.

Love him tho.

>> No.22083571

Also read Kafka if you want to see his intellectual inspiration for fiction

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