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What am I in for?
>>18744555Incredibly dumb question, just read it retard.But anyway, it's one of the top 5 Sci fi books ever written.
>>18744555>Uses still from the movie for the book coverHas Tarkovsky eternally BTFO the Strugatskies? Just watch the movie.
Also, you niggers don't actually buy books, do you? I've known people who obsessively collect books but they probably don't even read 20% of their library.Just read the PDF you fucking dumb-dumbs.https://dokumen.tips/reader/f/arkady-and-boris-strugatsky-roadside-picnicpdf
>>18744618Nothing will replace a real book.
>>18744618>The writer Umberto Eco belongs to that small class of scholars who are encyclopedic, insightful, and nondull. He is the owner of a large personal library (containing thirty thousand books), and separates visitors into two categories: those who react with “Wow! Signore professore dottore Eco, what a library you have! How many of these books have you read?” and the others — a very small minority — who get the point that a private library is not an ego-boosting appendage but a research tool. Read books are far less valuable than unread ones. The library should contain as much of what you do not know as your financial means, mortgage rates, and the currently tight real-estate market allows you to put there. You will accumulate more knowledge and more books as you grow older, and the growing number of unread books on the shelves will look at you menacingly. Indeed, the more you know, the larger the rows of unread books. Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.
>>18744630Everyone with an internet connection possesses a nearly limitless library. Certainly one of such size that you won't even make a dent if you spent your entire life reading.Buying books in the modern age is ego tripping.
>>18744610The brothers were active participants in the screenwriting process with Tarkovsky. They're credited for both the novel and the screenplay itself.
>>18744648>Everyone with an internet connection possesses a nearly limitless libraryI can read my books during a blackoutYou have to phisically enter my home to destroy them
>>18744718I'm sure she'll compliment you on your fine collection and be amazed at how well read you are bro.
>>18744742I don't care, not an argument
>>18744649damn didn't know this
>>18744648>Buying books in the modern age is ego tripping.No, there is also an element of retention.
>>18744829>>18744884I'm just baiting. When the world collapses you negroes are gonna be the monks of the Order of Saint Leibowitz. Keeping the embers of knowledge burning for the rest of humanity.I hope you've got some science and practical shit in your libraries.
>>18744555Just read the fucking book cunt.
>>18744649It's still a Tarkovsky film, and Strugatskies were not super fond of it.Anyone who watched it and read the book should be able to see how different their ideals are.
>>18744555Some of the best scenes and ideas surrounding humanities first contact with aliens. A chapter where a scientist discusses his ideas on the arrival in a pub is particularly insightful and thought provoking. Also sexy monke girl and undead daddy.
>>18744936>I hope you've got some science and practical shit in your libraries.That might be a problem, that stuff becomes obsolete fast, and it's not like I can afford a new engineer book every couple years. But you're right, maybe some basic boy scout shit would be nice to have
>>18744970Yeah and Stanislaw Lem wasn't fond of Solaris. Fuck these book niggers, Tark is an absolute genius.
>>18744996I'm not sure there actually is a rule that a movie based on a book should only be a technical reenactment of its plot. Why put one work of art behind the other?
>>18744996>takes you on a trip to a heavily polluted former Estonian hydroelectric plant>it's all for the kino bro, just a bit of toxic sludge bro
>>18744555>translationnothing actually written by Apкaдий Cтpyгaцкий nor Бopиc Cтpyгaцкий
It was a terrible book. The premise is really good, but the plot and prose are awful. I read the original translation and took a look at the Chicago version. They're both bad.
>>18744718>mfw this appalling, unorganized mess, replete with random boomer knickknacks scattered about the top shelftruly disgusting, anon
>>18745071I do not mean to imply that the translations do a poor job at capturing the meaning in Russian. I don't know Russian. Rather, I believe the flaws of the book to be from the author, not the translator.
>>18745051I had a hearty kek.Good one anon.That being said, it absolutely was kino, and the crew, some of the actors and Tark dying of cancer was worth it.
>>18745073>unorganized You just don't see the order behind it, because only I know it. I can usually pinpoint one single book I need in under a minute, even if I read it ten years ago. That said, yeah, it could be organized better, but space is scarce.>truly disgustingI don't care about your disparaging opinion desu
>>18745073Maybe you'd like this one better
>>18745071>prose are awful>I read the translation let me guess, American?
>>18744618>pdfhow are your eyes not fried
>>18745462pdfs are based because unlike epubs, you get the full page on a screen. I usually have night light on at minimum intensity with lowish brightness.
>>18745470i pray on some e-ink device surely
>>18744630>Let us call this collection of unread books an antilibrary.