Book thread /b/ what is the best book you have ever read?
Don't know about best, but this is my favorite series.
read it in 5th grade. Remained my favorite all the way through to college.
Never gets old, it's the kind of story when you finish it, you just kinda have to stare out the window and think a bit.
>pic related, I read it here.
I'll say this just because it left a big impression on me. Shit is harrowing.
It was a great book to read when I was in 7th grade. Heinlein was a goddamn master.
i got throught book 8
and then, jesus christ, i just couldn't bring myself to read anymore
especially after his introduction
and didn't the fag just start a fucking series that takes place before all this shit happened?
Don't read this unless you're ready to finally take yourself seriously and live your life meaningfully.
So much yes
not that guy but I don't know what to think about that book
I read it and as I was reading it it was getting my attention and making me turn the pages to see what would happen then when it was over I was pretty muck thinking
"what the fuck did I just read"
i felt like it meant something really deep and I am just to dumb to get it so to me it's just a monster story about a guy who turns into a bug
I've read a lot of shit but this is probably the book which entertained and engrossed me the most. Love me some true crime.
Does anyone have any Japanese books like this they like?
It's about alienation and, quite literally, metamorphosis.
As he turns more and more into a bug his family starts acting like he's just a bug and not the family he used to be. I'd say that the story is pretty open for interpretation but the general gist of it is alienation.
My impression when i read it was, Rehor Samsa wasnt the one going through the change, it was mostly his family who got through metamorphosis from loving their relative to detesting the bug thing
>implying graphic novels arnt books
I think it's better to read those before Blood Meridian. I think it's a better book, but it's a hard read in a way too. If you don't know Spanish, have a computer handy to translate some because he does wander off in Spanish in those books at times and it'll help you a lot. Very good books. The Crossing is my favorite of the three
i'm a diff anon, but i just had a long discussion about mccarthy with a friend, and they said that Blood Meridian was written during the end of his drunkeness whereas the boarder triology was written when he become sober. I thinkall the pretty horses is his best novel, but it's certianly not his bloodiest. i also read child of god
Shit I was 12 the first time I read it, had no prolems
The great and secret show by Clive barker. I feel like e fucked my mind on this one.
I don't for a second believe in God or fate, but The Alchemist was actually a pretty good book about seeing opportunities and taking initiative.
John Dies at the End has been my favorite book for about 5 years now. Not the best I've ever read, but definitely my favorite.
As your attorney i advise you to take another pellet of mescaline
this shit right here is god tier.
had to read in 11th grade.
one of two books I actually enjoyed from school.
pic is other book
dat hivemind. I just read Dune and all I could think was: I could and should be writing this shit.
Still enjoyed it! Anyone notice that the heroes are muslim terrorists?
He's a good commercial writer, he knows how to captivates his audience and find interesting plot twists.
that doesn't make it good literature, it makes it "a sweet way to pass time".
God-tier, meaningful Literature can be entertaining, but entertaining books aren't necessarily god-tier literature. Otherwise Harry Potter is God-tier
>Which we all know it is not, while i still loved reading it.
I love this book!
A song of Ice and Fire series as well
Crime and Punishment. Quite a good read, Raskolnikovs paranoia really adds extra flavor. I started reading it because silent hill 2 was supposedly partly inspired by this novel.
Only in the first book. Might be the best because you can remove it from the series, but the fifth book might be my favorite.
Gets weird in book for though, that's were I stopped the first time I read it.
But the original 6 books thought me more about our species that anything else I experienced.
Everything by brian is shit though...
>>Thats a good human book OP. Many chicken fucking idiots dont read any more. Or if they do, its some Harry Potter shit type deal. But a God Tier book is thus:
not really missing out. it's not that good.
The Fountainhead by Ayn Rand.
I don't 100% agree with the extremes of her philosophy, and her writing is quite dense to read, but the perspective I gained from reading The Fountainhead was amazing.
I found a similar thing with the Alchemist, but it's such a weak book I could only see it as a vehicle for Coelho's allegorical life meaning.
What you gonna do about it faggots? If only you actually knew more about evolution than what you actually do even though you think you know everything...
>Frank Herbert is God Tier
Read all Dune books while learning English
I still think is the best series there is.
People asked him if he was starting a religion since his themes revolved around God-like persons and people who worshiped such persons. But it covers so much more than made up religions.
Better than Asimov's Foundation series imho
I'm no fucking weeboo, waifu wanting faggot but all the books in this series are fucking awesome
Very sad book, but very good. Would recommend.
This is one of the best writers and stories that came out of Mexico by far. I'm Mexican and I grew up near the areas where Rulfo's stories take place.
A must read but it'll make more sense of you read it in Spanish
I just got done reading this book 3 days ago.
What a coincidence.Great book.
Bring a towel muthafucka.
JDATE is a guilty pleasure of mine. I think the first time I read it I did it in one sitting.
Did you catch the part where he kills big jim by shooting him in the neck with a shotgun.
Island. Fucking great. Surprised it was never made into a movie.
Im impressed by b/ You sand niggers are humans and read great human books. Dostoevsky, Kafka, Herbert, Camus, Milton, McCarthy. Dostoevsky is God Tier Human Author. That poor sweet mofo was a human genius.
best book ever, tbh. Not my favorite, but pretty damn great.
>>580480421 is probably the best book I've ever read, but this one makes me happy
Tried but never finished. For some reason I couldn't get into it. I've read a few of his other works, I'm not a big fan.
La guerra del fin del mundo, by Mario Vargas Llosa. That was a headtrip of a book. I got so mad when he killed off Gall halfway through the book that I stopped reading it for like 3 weeks.
What a difference compared with OP shitbook
Love Bradbury. Martian Chronicles is my personal fave of his. Pic related is my favorite book of all time.
Wanted to post that. Good choice.
I also enjoy Lovecraft.
this is another book that influenced me enourmously when I was young, really had ideas that were completely new to me at the time
Not your cup of tea then? I've read it at least three times and each time I learn new things.
Never read Vargas Llosa. I guess I'll try some time. I've read many other US authors like Faulkner, Hemingway, Melville and other modern fiction writers, but I keep coming back to Latin American writers because I identify myself with them for some reason.
martian chronicles is good as hell, too. don't like it quite as much as dandelion wine, but "there will come soft rains" is probably one of his best stories.
Something Wicked this way Comes is also the GOAT halloween book.
Have you guys ever tried Brazilian Literature? Specifically Machado de Assis.
This pic related and Dom Casmurro are the shit.
surprised this isnt in here yet. By far the best character progression out of most of the books listed here.
Anybody read John Wyndam's - Day Of The Triffids?
Was good at the start but the pace at the end was unbareable.
I dint throughly enjoy it, the themes should have focused more on the politics and importance of the women and leadership. Meh
I don't know, I'm pretty fucking high...So it's about a human boy raised by Martians after a botched landing. He grows up in their culture and then gets brought back to earth. It's an old book, so it's kinda dated now probably, but the Martian culture was fascinating, and it was the values of that culture that blew my mind when I was 14
First off, did I say I am American? (I am)
Second of all, I've never met a single human being who has read this book and not loved it, it's fucking incredible. I'll be the first to admit, king has written some sub par books, but don't hate just because you didn't read it.
I read this last month. Stranger in a Strange Land was much better. Starship Troopers was way too fucking preachy.
Read this in 7th Grade. Always in my top 3.
i believe the russian word 'poshlost' comes close
look it up
pic related, my favorite book
Here's a guide for the Mexican literature
I know, it's King... but it's so damn good. Addictive as shit..
Much appreciated, I have only read some of these. Wife is Mexican. I had an appreciation for Latin American authors prior to even meeting her, but she says she knows many of these authors here.
Agreed about god-tier Rulfo.
Definitely pick up Suttree. isn't set on the border though
Read the whole thing. Fucking boring.
Zarathustra introduced me to Nietzsche, and now I've read a good portion of his works. While I read The Antichrist, I could have sworn he was echoing my own thoughts. Certainly my favorite book by my favorite philosopher.
It's a pretty good book, but you need to understand that the guy who wrote the script read the dust jacket of the book.
The name of a few characters, and giant space bugs are about the only thing they have in common.
I don't care if King is a shitty writer, I loved reading this book
Ultimate God Tier. The book that spawned most stories till now. The grandfather of modern literature. The book, that the Gods read. Him and Shakespeare are the Gods of literature GOAT...Cervantes
I don't know why, but I found myself enjoying Speaker for the Dead way more than I did Ender's Game. I felt that the moral dilemmas were more "immediate" and loved the level of mystery sustained throughout the entire book. Don't know how, but I honestly forgot about these books until I saw them in this thread.
I fucking hate this book, my Spanish teacher made us read it In like 3 days and if we didn't she would fail us, I couldn't understand shit (and Spanish is my native language -.-")
niggers that know what's good
also paulo coelho? OP you flying faggot just end your life
i'll post a few authors nobody i know seems to read/have read
Yeah as was already mentioned The Alchemist is a shit tier self help book, doesn't deserve to be called literature. Veronika Decides To Die is a lot better.
That book is a contrived, pretentious piece of shit that gave me nightmares for a week. I have a love/hate relationship with this book- I like the premise, but it could have been done so much better.
It really is a great book though. Makes you question morality. Which is probably why I always really liked The Way of Kings.
I had no idea he made a continuation of that book, I've only read three of his books so far: Crime and Punishment, The house of dead flies, and The idiot. The first two are my favorite, I enjoyed the final scene from the Idiot as well, not some cliche marries his love and lives happily kind of bullshit. Seemed more realistic than some kind of fairytale fantasy.
Just finished one of NDT's books, Space Chronicles. About to start on Origins by him as well. It was a great read for the science-minded person, and it isn't so complex that it's unapproachable. Went to one of his talks this year and he was a wonderful man.
I just looked this book up.
I just saw your post scrolling through the front page. I'm looking for something new and interesting to read. Would you recommend it? It looks unique, to say the least.
The best book I've read and one of the biggest mindfucks in the history of Sci Fi.
no one has posted these yet?
I finished what Martin has so far and literally all other literature seems elementary and poorly written because of how incredibly well the SoIaF series is written.