What are Books that changed your life /lit/?
no worries, it basically died from people only posting jokes anyway instead of being serious so we can always do a serious one here
just a tip for next time though if you want a more serious thread where people open up you would be better off posting a picture that is more neutral like a nature scene so people don't feel like the thread is being made by a joker/troll/etc.
right book at the right time
fueled my interest in philosophy and philosophical novels by Hesse, Dostoevsky and Camus.
this baby in pic related
evola and hitler are also cool btw, every white man has a duty to read them
Mankind what at its height in the Roman Empire. They did more for mankind than any other group ever will.
>implying the whole planet shouldn't have belonged to them
Survival of the fittest.
>Mankind what at its height in the Roman Empire.
The Roman Empire during it most of its history was a large state that was well-extended out of its limits that was in a constant state of moral, military, and economic decay. The idealized picture of ancient Rome was a consequence of the Renaissance and the Enlightenment's romantization of Rome because their extant material on Rome were ancient Roman historians that portrayed themselves (and the Greeks) as the best people ever.
I've not read anything aside from the odd non-fiction (how to) book in the past 8 years or so
I'm a bit lost though so I've been looking for cool things to read so I read 'The Stranger' by Albert Camus but to me it was nothing but a short story about a made up kind of man essentially. Nobody acts or thinks like this man in real life
Can somebody help explain this book to me?
Lol no they didn't, building a Colosseum here and there doesn't count as monumental achievements
whatever you might have heard, the truth is girls can't resist fedoras. That explains the irrational hatred feminists feel for the fedora. It awakens primal submissive instincts. That's why they must stigmatize it
I just got this one over the weekend and it is amazing. I particularly like when his character of Demopheles defends religion and beats off the fedora by stating that the truth of the parables outweighs the literal truth.
They think he's badass. They are in awe of his fedora/ suit combo.
Read it when I could have been out getting shit faced in college. I don't know how I came across it or why I read it, but I'm glad I did.
Space Wolf got me into reading.
Ringworld got me to read for ideas instead of action
Book of the New Sun got me to read for prose/beauty instead of ideas
Bridge of Birds made me want to write
Illuminatus! Trilogy made me wake the fuck up
from what I understand that book is mostly selections from one 1000+ page essay of which there exist English translations