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File: d9b125cc4251681⋯.jpg (394.35 KB, 1080x1920, 9:16, Screenshot_20180825-024057….jpg)

 No.14778[Reply]

Plebbit

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 No.14779

>Going on Reddit

>Ever

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File: d4c8ab747e8d8ba⋯.png (576.82 KB, 1140x464, 285:116, bad-fanfic.png)

 No.13124[Reply]

<you write horribly. This is like really bad fan-fiction>

<This is terrible, like really bad fan-fiction>

<This appalling fan-fiction is so bad, it's like really bad fan-fiction made love to E.L.James and when the resulting hellspawn vomited, OP ate and regurgitated it onto the page I read.>

While it seems to be insult-for-creative-works de jour, sometimes it is hard to tell whether your critics are right, or whether they're just retards with no talent of their own, so they belittle anyone else. And yet, it isn't an impossible failing to be writing so badly that it sounds like something E.L.James would vomit on a page.

How do you self-critique to avoid this kind of obvious failure? Is it just a numbers game: the more critics, the better evaluation.

The problem I find is that everyone's a writer and no one's a critic. So, for that matter, where do you hang out to get your shit refined?

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 No.14142

File: 969106cd000c9b0⋯.png (9.27 KB, 600x92, 150:23, shit-writing-from-express.….png)

A basic grasp of the English language is a plus

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 No.14748

>>14142

journalists can't english, dude. You should know that.

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 No.14768

People keep shitting on fan-fiction but that 50 Shades chick became rich because of her Twilight fan-fiction. You either die a poor slob like Joyce or live rich spewing out garbage.

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 No.14773

File: 0698623cd629220⋯.jpeg (27.03 KB, 516x338, 258:169, a friendly face greets yo….jpeg)

>>13124

Post it here and I'll call you a faggot review it for you OP.

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 No.14836

File: ed835785cfcd78d⋯.jpg (10.7 KB, 311x300, 311:300, 51575ad0.jpg)

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File: 04cde945066f65d⋯.jpg (182.5 KB, 312x475, 312:475, 36040947.jpg)

 No.14617[Reply]

Please recommend me some wholesome and pure, Christian romance novels.

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 No.14657

Unless you need Christianity to take centre stage, any romance novel written up until the 1900s ought to fit - Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, &c.

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 No.14658

>>14617

just read Dostoevsky i

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 No.14660

>>14658

>Dostoevsky I–

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 No.14693

>>14657

>bronte

>wuthering heights

>christian

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 No.14751

The Bible has some hot father-daughter incest stuff in it.

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File: 0a488c89396874d⋯.jpg (35.57 KB, 1280x720, 16:9, sam-hyde.jpg)

 No.14706[Reply]

LibraVox has classic lit in the public domain. The quality varies. Here is their classics section: http://librivox.org/search?primary_key=4&search_category=genre&search_page=1&search_form=get_results

What do you think would work well in the audio format?

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File: 590d45c9106ab25⋯.jpg (977.14 KB, 822x1030, 411:515, henry_brooks_adams_harvard….jpg)

 No.14698[Reply]

What makes a memoir stand out? Henry Adams didn't live a very exciting life, other than being a descendant of two presidents, but his "Education of Henry Adams" is frequently cited as among the best memoirs ever. I read it and I was pretty impressed, but I can't really put into words why.

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File: 74cc2339d45024c⋯.jpg (188.05 KB, 700x884, 175:221, houelle.jpg)

 No.14079[Reply]

thoughts on houellebecqs works?

just finished theelemtary particles, thoroughly enjoyed

what to read next?

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 No.14135

>>14079

frenchfag incoming

The more you read of him ,the less you will enjoy it. He eventually always talk about the same thing always in the same manner.

>western man are untermensch and post-modern environment is highly toxic

I won't say that he doesn't describe it in a good way, but as i said, his work just goes in circle

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 No.14644

>>14079

I just started Atomized andI'm liking it. I'll let you know what I think when I'm done with it.

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 No.14647

>>14079

platform is the best

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 No.14655

All I can think of when he's brought up are his constant references to "large, sagging breasts." Awesome tbh

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 No.14689

>>14135

American here. yes, I skipped "platform" for this reason, but read most others. they are very entertaining, and also make me feel comforted (i know this sounds gay). i really enjoy them even if his concepts are repetitious.

i love his description of food, culture, french literary history, and scenes. i feel like i learned a lot about France from it.

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File: b525c00d6928631⋯.jpg (2.15 MB, 1600x1600, 1:1, yuri to read list.jpg)

 No.13908[Reply]

Is this a good reading list?

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 No.14589

File: c202fb5ba5518e6⋯.jpg (708.57 KB, 1114x1438, 557:719, cold black metal.jpg)

>>14588

>were random anons' favorites lists

*random anon's favorite themed lists is what I meant, instead of essentials under themes. Seeing lists like pic related was always more interesting to me than the black metal essentials.

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 No.14591

>>14588

>>14589

>Gimmie subjectivity!

We could use a porno list guide too, or erotica if you will. Amusing asides, uh, aside, I do like seeing other's opinions and lists. This was all on point to the what have you read thread as well.

One thing I've picked up from my own reading habits is my failure as a consumer of recent literature. I'm a publishing house nightmare with my attention being diverted so often to authors of times past, meaning early to mid twentieth century. With the worldwide availability of used book aggregators writers are not so much in competition with their peers as they are with their predecessors.

Does anyone really use the NYT Bestsellers list as a guide to anything anymore?

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 No.14601

File: 57b6a69849f3af1⋯.png (510.61 KB, 1726x675, 1726:675, 1531288064108.png)

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 No.14685

File: 6b14fe38e151177⋯.jpg (61.23 KB, 693x232, 693:232, stablegeniusmemequaternary….jpg)

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 No.14686

File: 1aabdd58d65be47⋯.png (278.17 KB, 519x248, 519:248, RetardsArePleasantlyElegan….png)

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File: 3af0f43271c2c3a⋯.jpg (103.53 KB, 1000x1430, 100:143, 1523849627807.jpg)

 No.14582[Reply]

>read book

>it's shit

>have to finish it because autism

Fuck you book

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 No.14596

Look on the bright side, you'll feel good when you finish it because you'll never have to read it again

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 No.14616

>am born

>its meh

>have to finish it because autism

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 No.14634

File: bf3321e1ecfe301⋯.jpg (11.58 KB, 181x278, 181:278, index.jpg)

I'm currently going through that one torrent of "The top 100 Sci-fi" audiobooks. There's a couple so far that I've skipped through:

Stranger in a Strange land (When it develops into a weird sex-cult thing, though I like the word Grok)

Anything by Heinlein after Starship Troopers

Some Kurt Vonnegut (Though, I may read Slaughterhouse 5 one day)

The Left Hand of darkness just seemed like Feminism: the book

Lord of Light: I get where he's going with it "could it be fantasy, could it be sci-fi", but wasn't interested.

I think that's it for now. I just got off a binge of 31 of the 41 Discworld books and am looking for something else. (I started the Witcher books in chronological order)

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 No.14650

>>14634

Could you maybe provide a magnet link? Thanks in advance.

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 No.14676

>Read book

>It's shit

>Has to burn it because autism

Libernull & Psychonaut and chaos magick is shit, just a thing for edgy teenagers, only Austin Osman Spare has actual content.

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File: a83607c4ddbbf8f⋯.jpg (131.89 KB, 800x497, 800:497, wikdik.jpg)

 No.14584[Reply]

(recommendations would be appreciated:)

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 No.14587

File: b57ff0008edc4cc⋯.jpg (72.34 KB, 320x487, 320:487, Live-and-Think-cover.jpg)

To Live and Think Like Pigs

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 No.14606

The Technological Society and The Myth of Progress

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 No.14607

File: 27e58918236a53c⋯.jpg (39.19 KB, 364x500, 91:125, Wyndham_Lewis.jpg)

File: 0cda7ca9d2dcd09⋯.jpg (42.8 KB, 311x475, 311:475, 991715.jpg)

The Art of Being Ruled (1928) - Wyndham Lewis

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 No.14609

>>14606

Ellul is good, but do you mean Sorel's Illusion of Progress or the recent book by Wessels?

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 No.14661

>>14587

Just arrived. Weighing in at 171pp, should be a fun diversion. Not quite sure where he's going with all this cultural class struggle, or who shall win, but my money's on The Four Tuxedos (of the apocalypse?).

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File: d40f028d413c2ee⋯.jpg (106.73 KB, 450x634, 225:317, 130586427217.jpg)

 No.14652[Reply]

Russian history student that struggles with most of life's options here. Have an opportunity to change for the better but it will require drastic measures. I am looking for a book that embodies such change, as a book can easily be both a guide and a friend for the rough times ahead. The trilogy by Remarque will always have a good place on the shelf for similar qualities.

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File: 0ed8c44e315e607⋯.png (126.61 KB, 320x400, 4:5, Frederick Prokosh in profi….png)

 No.14464[Reply]

Or, today, Friday. Of attempting to post yesterday, let us say, I am rather appreciative of the brassy tune: "Baker Street" by Gerry Raferty. Real life and all.

Most recent change of any note was the inclusion of /pdfs/ in the related boards space-bar.

Years ago, we considered linking to it. We were put off by their overt cultural bias that I would call stereotypical /pol/. Between then and now, no other 8Chan book sharing board has made the slightest headway in size and popularity when compared to /pdfs/. Put simply, image-boards are technological generalists, making for extremely poor fileshareing systems. Specialized offsite servers are far better equipped to deal with the unique challenges posed by file-sharing, while image-boards function best by keeping tabs on offsite services. As seen in this light I will give them this, their due: they are trying.

An attenuated bias today remains, but I am not aware of any official barrier to adding literature of any kind on /pdfs/ that does not otherwise impose on the legal framework of the United States.

Two after effects have I noticed:

1. They have politely linked back to us in turn.

2. We have a modest influx of /pol/sters.

We have always had a resident /pol/ poster or two. They have not caused any particular problems, and kept a mellow profile. Personally, the only issue I have with stereotypical /pol/ is the "you're wrong, I'm right, let's fight!" style of posting. This moves things away from literature into the tar-pit of cultural wars.

I am not entirely happy with the potential misstep this may turn out to be, but I am willing to remain tolerant, and continue observing how things play out.

Personal disclaimer: I reside in the upper right quadrant on the green square of ye olde political spectrum, and I have remained there since the classic quiz first appeared. In theory, one might use this to predict my online behavior. In practice, I practice stoicism.

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 No.14468

There was a thread on /tv/ with some literally who, I think his name was Sam Hyde, together with the guy from Dagger. He said that something cool is coming soon and it will be good. I got the impression that he's a faggot overall and he won't finish editing the holiday issue ever.

It's too bad that the ponyfags formed that board with /pol/ and not with /lit/. We could try bringing some OC makers here again. /bane/ has less than 20 UIDs, but it's better than when it was fast; I'd add them on the tea plan this time.

I don't think there will be anything very good or very bad that will come out of any particular linking or invitation.

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 No.14481

>>14468

Insofar as MLP is popular it could have added some activity. Fanfiction discussion would be the most probable result, and would not be out of line with the level on which image-boards operate. However, while such discussion exists and can be both lively and surprisingly nuanced, it all takes place on non image-board websites devoted to fanfiction.

I agree nothing much, good or bad, will come from linking /pdfs/. Mostly just more of 8Chan.

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 No.14643

One change needed is a dedicated request thread. A thread collecting together "Can't remember the title," "Help find ebook version," and similar.

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File: 7c5801d2f475f5e⋯.jpg (95.58 KB, 500x714, 250:357, 1383802289885.jpg)

 No.14641[Reply]

So, I'm having a hard time remembering the title or author to this book I read sometimes between 2006-2008. It was from a local library I'm not longer near. It was a new issue in hardcover so I assume it was first published around that time.

All I remember is a vague recollection of the cover art having some sort of modern special forces soldier.

As for content it was definitely geared towards adults. I recall the plot being of a former American soldier moving to a village in Georgia (Country) and buying an estate there which including what amounted to serfs. Once there he basically started a harem of girls he was "buying" from the local whore houses. All the while having some sort of insatiable lust towards a specific girl he was never able to bang.

What seems like a subplot to me is that he was equipping and training his serfs into a private army.

Sorry for the vagueness and I appreciate any help.

Oh and I got the feeling that it was a sequel to another book by the same author or at least a continuation of a story with a character from a prior book.

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File: a9b98efecfb35c7⋯.png (286.49 KB, 2518x1024, 1259:512, sartre-camus.png)

 No.14532[Reply]

I just wanted to share this OC

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 No.14635

>>14532

>Perfect health

>Camus

The faggot had emphysema

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File: eb462efdef074ab⋯.jpg (62.11 KB, 631x612, 631:612, eb462efdef074abe4b77e3f680….jpg)

 No.12994[Reply]

What was his fucking problem?

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 No.13800

File: 5d5e75ab489ed80⋯.png (475.84 KB, 406x495, 406:495, pol jew gf1.png)

>>13573

because even though they talk about only wanting to fuck pure aryan women most of pol is so crippling lonely they would waifu the first jew or black who showed them a little attention

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 No.13803

>>12994

Hunters in the Snow?

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 No.13988

>>13061

I agree fam. Shame the author commited sudoku otherwise he might have made more funnies

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 No.14628

>>13061

I agree that it's very funny, though it has a largely pointless story. That's the reason why it was so hard for the author to publish it, which is what made him catch the bus in the end.

Do you guys know of any more comical books?

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 No.14631

File: 5538409635aaa36⋯.png (199.6 KB, 852x944, 213:236, greenwizBAS.png)

>>13019

MAI BOY!!!1111

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File: 0fbbd84d0c1a877⋯.jpg (29.72 KB, 375x266, 375:266, Earthsea_Trilogy.jpg)

 No.14618[Reply]

Are the Earthsea books still enjoyable to read for adults or are the mostly just for kids?

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