Reading a book is just about as /fa/ as it gets. Post favorite books and what you're currently reading. Pic related is what I'm reading right now.
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Came here to say that book is perfection. I have no better words for it; just absolute perfection.
Anons who are in high school or early university should read her first book, The Secret History.
>pic is the author. /fa as all hell. Plus, she fucked Brett Easton Ellis, creator of dubs king Patrick Bateman, in undergrad.
Let's get some more favorites and recommendations in here
I've actually been collecting books I've already read or (w/r/t textbooks) know the subject matter of - lost a lot of my collection way back in the day, now collecting hardbacks for fun.
I got a 1936 copy of Moby Dick - one of my favorite novels - that's legit amazing. Beautiful illustrations, appears to be hand-bound, just goddamn pretty.
I also found a 1911 book on metallurgy (which I know a bit about) that's obviously quite useless at this point but that has a ridiculously hefty quality to it. Love it to death.
just finished The Sheltering Sky by Paul Bowles. One character gets typhoid fever and goddamn the descriptions of his psyche as he suffers from it. Great work.
currently reading a collection of short stories by Ethan Coen. not very good really, but it occasionally has some of that signature Coen bros. humor so it's not a total waste of time
From my experience (a few issues of LEON and shit like that), most people are just fascinated. I wouldn't be insecure about it.
But I know that feeling - a weeaboo friend of mine wrote a really self-serving mary sue style anime book and I bought one to be a good friend. It's currently hiding in my closet, aint no way that's going in my bookshelves
I'm currently reading The Martian, favorite book is Old Man and The Sea. Got a pretty large backlog, looking at The Stranger and Being and Nothingness next, end goal is getting into Joyce.
The last time I posted a pic (my collection has tripled since then) someone said that nobody outside of the fashion industry should have such an expanded collection of back issues
Dude my sister puts on anime conventions; literally every pale introverted anime/video game/cosplay person in every corner of my area knows who she is
Im reading H.P. Lovecraft stories at the moment, I don't know if that's "/fa/". What should I read when I'm done with this? I'm open to anything, I just needed a change of pace because I read LOTR and the Silmarillion before this
I don't really have a favorite book but this is what I'm reading right now. Im a libertarian socialist so I don't agree with all of what he has to say but it's still a pretty interesting read.
It's not a bad book until the very end, which just seemed way out of character.
You're a bit of an enormous faggot if you think some old book arguing for various forms of individualism is /pol/.
a lot of Kafka lately. I was looking on wikipedia and many of the things he struggled with personally I face, too. his work helps me expand on my hopelessness.
Just finished The Metamorphosis yesterday.
most effay author coming through (or at least my favorite not sure what an effay author even is)
any recs for other good fiction that explores existential themes?
Unfortunately that genre has become saturated with YA shit. Consider what you find appealing about the novel and look elsewhere.
I trying to live as minimal as possible, so I only have a few books in my room. These are my favorites and currently reading.
How could such a qt 3.14 ever turn anyone gay?
>tfw you'll never be as effay as Piel Divina
>any recs for other good fiction that explores existential themes?
Dostoyevski, Camus, Sábato.
King's best book and probably my favorite book.
People call it horror but it isn't really unless you're a little bitchboy. I read it every year.
working my way through the entire murakami catalog slowly but surely
read this recently and really enjoyed it. I'm about to start Love in the Time of Cholera
Reading Brothers Karamozov on the fiction side. Just copped pic related for nonfiction. I always try to have one of each going.
Attempting to übermensch
I can see the period of my life when I was reading this series was the most happiest. Does anyone else read Mishima?
Also have Kafka on the Shore in my work bag but I haven't started it.
I was just about to post that one. Last book I finished. I did enjoy it, there were at least 3 fantastic passages that I thought defined the book, but a lot of (conciously) pretentious shite too.
Only decent parts were the WWII portions. His writing is awful and honestly he only sells due to his gratuitious surrealism and hipster fanbase. The wind up bird chronicle was a book about nothing. Only like two of his books are worth reading.
Recently read a few of Hemmingway's books. For Whom The Bell Tolls was my favorite
Currently reading The Brothers Karamazov, but It's almost painful to read after going on a Hemmingway binge
lol this book is pretty anti-/fa/
reading this atm. got dat sweet sweet melancholy vibe. effay as fuck too
well shithead, I think it's just that TBK is just so more dense with literal description it overloads my visualization, and I get mentally exhausted from reading it.
I'm about halfway through it now, but It's so well known I think it breaks down into smaller pieces, or at least there's famous parts of it. I've Discussed a few parts already with a philosophy teacher despite not finishing it yet.
what did you think of fiesta?
just finished it and maybe i browse this board too much but it seemed like the epitome of this place. the characters, the setting the way they interacted. even tho they were all cunts with shitty lives. it was just really fashionable
That's actually one I haven't read, but the next one of his I want to. I've been reading and looking at photos of WW1 so the idea of the "lost generation" was something that interested me.
In order I've read The Old Man and the Sea, For Whom the Bell Tolls, and A Farewell to Arms
sorry, it was because the first half of you post is fucking stupid. I mean if you don't see how calling E.H. a meme is shit headed, then fuck you, and everything you stand for, but I still wanted to answer your question, so I did. Why don't you read 3 Hemmingway books then try to read Dostoyevsky, the writing styling difference is fucking jarring. Just go back to your cop or not thread
I read it because it was short, and i thought it would be a good sample, and I liked it enough to read FWtBT, and I'm glad it got me to do that.
Lmao, I was referring to the double-m spelling of Hemingway which is an old (and shitty) meme. Also I've read more than three Hemingway books as well as The Brothers Karamazov and I can see your issue with the writing style, but maybe the difference in subject matter and complexity of the plot is a bigger problem.
I am not so convinced you're right on that one. Anyway... here:
oh, well I'm not great at spell checking. I don't get how that's a meme though. The bigger stuff is mustard, it's the rich descriptions that make it tiring. It's not tiring in a negative way, it's like if you stopped smoking for a while, and then once you start again you get a cigarette buzz. If you've read both then I'm sure you get it.
About as /fa/ as it gets - the Kubrick movie ain't half bad either.
I always hoped there would be a lot of /fa/ and /lit/ crossposting when I first came here from there a few years ago, but it's not very present. I think both are helpful to each other.
This is a good read. Would suggest.
Cormac is an incredible writer. I enjoyed The Sunset Limited a lot (though it's lacking in some areas as a play), and HBO did a pretty good film interpretation of it.
Kafka is GOAT. >>10875590 and >>10876203
both mentioned Camus, and he is a nice place to start, but honestly, if you enjoy what Kafka presents, you may find his conclusions to be a bit lackluster and unfounded in their optimism. I would recommend Sartre more strongly, because his journey to the somewhat similar (but less disappointing) conclusion is more enjoyable. Nausea is a good place to start.
Gorgeous cover, but the translation could be better. Also
>Not working from the Birth of Tragedy and Beyond Good and Evil to Ecce Homo first
I'm sorry, it's bad.
I hope you've read Dubliners and Portrait of the Artist and plan on getting a companion book. I always liked Joyce in an academic setting because he is a lot of work and I found it most enjoyable when you're expected to do it. It can be a little less tiring that way. If you're doing it on your own, good luck and enjoy.
Just finished rereading this.
Now I gotta find something else to look like an intellectual in the break room.
It's alright, I guess. Beautiful prose, broken storyline. Not his best work.
any murakami fans recommend more books by him like pic related. i don't enjoy his surreal stuff but found this book pretty relatable and sad(which is what i like in books). actually any similar books in general?
protip: you're reading the wrong murakami
If you like sad then this is the shit for you. But if you don't like surrealism then give it a wide berth
Nah what I mean is, there are two japanese novelists called Murakami;
Haruki and Ryu,
You're reading Haruki Murakami
I'm suggesting that Ryu Murakami is better
subjective though ent it desu senpai
most of his stuff other work is heavier with the surreal/magical realism influence. you can try Norwegian Wood, his most realistic and doesn't really have any of that in it iirc
after that, maybe After Dark, The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, and South of the Border, West of the Sun
this is actually a real thing. the people who seem to be most attracted to her "philosophy" are generally really lacking in emotional skills. see: http://www.ruthlessreviews.com/23848/ayn-rands-objectivism-cult/