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Literary confession thread
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>>7581905
This board is shit.
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I constantly post. I reply to every fucking thread. I can't stop posting. 40% of the posts you see are me. I post all day long, every day.
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>>7581912
>newfag detected
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The number books I own that I haven't read: absurd.
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>>7581924
I've been here since 2012.
It's shit, now more than ever.
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Sometimes I browse r/books
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chinese mot is a fucking piece of human trash
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>>7581921
The ride never ends, friend
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>>7581905
I liked Doctor Sleep more than The Shinning
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>>7581935
>2012
>not a newfag
Am I being rused?
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>>7581955
No, you're being autistic.
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i enjoy reading from time to time
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>>7581965
Not in any sense of the word I'm not.
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>>7581905
i haven't read faulkner, but i take every opportunity to disparage him. he's the only author for whom i do this.
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Philosophy is dumb and I hate it
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>>7581905
I've spent years on /lit/ spewing hate about Thomas Pinecone without having read him at all. Recently I started reading V and I love it. GR still sounds pretty lame though.
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>>7582127

so you've learned nothing lol
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I only read Hemingway because his prose is piss easy to digest
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>>7581912
That's an opinion you don't need to hide, bud.
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Moby dick sucks dick. Come at me. Also the brothers karamazov. In fact, in regards to prose works, romanticism in general sucks whale dick.
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>>7582144
What's it like being a fucking idiot?
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>>7582159
bliss
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I like "The Pillars of the Earth", and read it every year again.
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>>7582153
You suck dick. Moby sized.
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I struggle to read any works of fiction, I just read 1984 and fuck me it was a chore
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>>7581905
I've never read a book in my life and just come on here to grab random quotes and books that I can bring up in conversations to seam smart
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I don't read books, I just pretend to by reading summaries on wikipedia so that people will think I'm smart
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>>7582174
1984 is sort of a slog. Orwell wasn't an exciting writer. Continue your quest. I recommend Joyce.
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>>7582320
I took a look at Joyce and he doesn't look like an easy read either. Where should I start with him?
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>>7582328

Dubliners.
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>>7582334
Righto I'll look into it. Thanks man
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Reddit's Literature board (/r/literature) is a hell of a lot better than /lit/, but it's slow.
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>>7582363
>a site that thinks Hitchhiker's Guide is high literature
uh huh
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>>7582363
Fuck off, you cancerous virgin
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i absolutely hate pynchon
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>>7582378
>a site
>everywhere on Reddit is the same

This board is like North Korea.
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Here's a random recent /r/literature thread...

https://www.reddit.com/r/literature/comments/40dq4p/the_next_great_epic_poem_herman_melvilles_clarel/

Try to get a good discussion about Melville's "Clarel" going here. Good luck.
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>>7582382
No you don't. Read V.
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>>7582387
Try to have ANY discussion here. It's pointless.
/lit/ is falling lower than r/books.
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I'm working my way through this list. I don't come to /lit/ that often, so I have absolutely no idea why Infinite Jest is number two
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I absolutely love Warhammer 40k novels. I read a full one between every other book I read for entertainment alone. Titanicus is one of my favorite books if measured only on pure enjoyment
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>>7581905
I like Stephen king and think he is a great writer
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>>7581935
>2012
>being this new
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>>7582387
Don't you understand that no discussion on reddit will ever be as pure as a /lit discussion because of le upboats?
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>>7582391
i did it's terrible

and i even like some other postmodernists, even dfw and delillo are better
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>>7582399
I am also enjoying the guilty pleasure of Warhammer (specifically Horus Heresy) novels between normal reading.

p.s. Lorgar did nothing wrong.
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I liked Slaughterhouse-Five.
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>>7581905
I read 3 books a year, tops
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>>7582413
>outing yourself as a redditor
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>>7582384
>>7582379

Maybe you should go back there then
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>>7582413
no shit, it's the perfect mix of humor and war literature. It actually uses it's sci-fi premise to fulfill both of those purposes. It's a fantastic book that's equally tear jerking and laughter inducing.
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>>7582399
>>7582408
so newcomers should just read Dan Adbnett and then go on from there if they want to?
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>>7582408
>p.s. Lorgar did nothing wrong
calm it down there buddy
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I hate Bloom.
He is an annoying, effeminate and indecisive, uncircumcised, cuckolded jew.

I hope he has a stroke before this fucking book ends.
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>>7582420
3 more than the board average than you're doing pretty well :^)
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I don't read books. I just read wikipedia articles, sparknotes and literary reviews of them and pretend that I've read them. I post strong, informed-seeming opinions here and pretend to be patrician.
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>>7581921
I do the same. Does it mean that 80% of the posts are either you or me?
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>>7582279
Tai Lopez?
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>>7582473
Why? What do you get out of it?
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>>7582460
Pretty much. Abnett's definitely the best writer and he does something a little different with each one. Aaron Dembski-Bowden is rock solid. Graham McNeil is workmanlike at best, cringe at worst.
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>>7582398
>Catch-22
>#21
heh
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>>7582460
Dan Abnett's "Gaunt's Ghosts" is a great intro series for the fluff (look for the first omnibus, "The Founding," of the first three books). His "Eisenhorn" series is also great. Sandy Mitchell's Ciaphas Cain are endlessly badass as well.

Also this guide is p good.
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>>7581905
No one critiques my work to any lengthy depth and I am too much of a pussy to find a way to approach is and instead I suppress my frustration like the fuckboy i am
I've made 17 threads on 4chan, 3 of which were (by some limited means) a success
Though I don't mind people not putting effort or thought into a response I still expect them too and it reflects in my posts... it makes me look like a baited faggot all the time
I can only lazypost or make myself off to be like some dweebish moron
I use to term lazypost to rationalize my benign shitposting
I've only read 7 books in the past year, 2 of which I enjoyed
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>>7582511
Tl;dr
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i think the only people who read here are me and one other faggot that i can recognize by his writing, and every worthwhile post made here in the last two months have been made by either me or him replying to each other and the rest of /lit/ is just shitposting mouthbreathers who have never seen a book in their entire lives.
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>>7582520
Hate to break it to you, faggot, but reading Inifnite Meme and Pynchon doesn't really count as reading

>>>/Reddit/
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>>7582516
its a confession thread, im not throwing a line out for someone to help me on individual points. If someone would like to answer in bulk or can pass the threshold of the tl;dr factor then I would love to hear a response, otherwise its just for me.
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>>7582526
>he thinks the only two books in existence are memes he read on /lit/

prime example of my point
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>>7582520

>I am the best and no one is as good as me and someday I'm going to get all the pretty girls with the big tits and I'm going to suck on them and they're going to suck on my penis while I shitpost on /lit/ and pretend to read books so more super hot girls with big tits come to me so I can suck on them and they can suck on my penis. I am a genius and no one else is as smart as I am.
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Of the meme trilogy, I've only read Infinite Jest.
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>>7582533
>virgin detected

You obviously only post in meme threads bar this one. Now, please leave my thread and never return
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>>7582537
you're projecting so hard they could use you for imax bro
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>>7582542
it's cute that you think this isn't a meme thread
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ALERT

This thread was made by a Reddit poster. Please ignore this thread promptly.

ALERT
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>>7582549
>cute

I think it's about time you head back to Reddit, newfriend :^)
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>>7582537
M-Mr.Amis, what're you doing here?
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>>7582273
>seam
Yeah you need it, buddy
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I feel like I don't take in everything while I read and I'll forever be a pleb forever foresaken to read shitty books because I don't understand literacy masterpieces.

I also still don't get the Infinite Jest meme.
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>>7582466

Being uncircumcised is better.
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>>7582562

Oh, you know. The usual I guess. I was just trying to point out to >>7582520 >>7582545 this anon how utterly silly he sounded and how much I utterly disdain his answers to everything. The saddest part of it all is that no matter what any of us say and no matter how little he gets his penis sucked on by no girls with big and beautiful tits will he ever think that he's in the wrong. He'll even sit in the same room and masturbate using his tears as lube as he watches another get sucked on by a pretty girl with the big and the beautiful tits and he'll cry louder as the other man cums into her mouth and it dribbles down her chin and this makes him cum all over his chest. And then the pretty girl with the big and beautiful tits will laugh at him as she wipes up the other man's cum off her chin with her finger and licks it up just to make sure she gets every drop, and she'll turn to that crying anon and tell him to quit being such a squibbledy wibbledy little bitch and make him eat his own cum from his chest using a baby spoon. And he'll still think he's never wrong.

'tis a pity, really.

oh well.
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>>7582576
>uncircumcised

why is this even a word? i think you mean normal.
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>>7582542
>virgin detected
That's some 10/10 rebuttal right there
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>>7582595
I-I-I loved The Rachel Papers!
(on a side note, you're right)
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>>7582618

Thank you. And shhhhh. Don't tell anyone. ;)
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>>7582632
I hate to pester you, Mr. Amis but we here at /lit/ were just wondering if you could tell us: what DID Christopher Hitchens flaccid cock taste like? I know the joke answer is "Sour" but can you peel back the curtain a bit for us please?

*old photograph flashbulb*
whataa scoop!
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>>7581921
That's me on /b/. /lit/ is my only outlet for a hopefully serious discussion.
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>>7582604
Thanks :^)
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>>7582650
What're you reading atm, Anon?
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It by Stephen King is the closest to literary fiction than anything else King has ever written. Despite genre tropes. I say this mostly because the language and characters. It's his only book that, to me, nearly every sentence just feels honest. Just composition of the sentences, and really simple once too, make me just FEEL. And the characters are actually really real. All other books I've read by King, especially the Stand, all the characters just seem flat and undeveloped (or archetypes).
>inb4 pleb
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>>7582641

>what DID Christopher Hitchens flaccid cock taste like?

Huzzah! You're a very funny, anon. I like you indeed. No, I never did nibble on old Alfred, as Hitch liked to call his member (get it? Hitch's cock? Hitch-cock? Alfred? Because of HITCH'S COCK?! - great fun we had). And he never nibbled on mine. The girls told me he did love to dip his prick into a glass of whiskey or scotch and he would tighten his kegel muscles and try to drink the booze up his urethra. He was never able to get that to work apparently but he had heard some monks somewhere (I believe they were Belgian) had perfected the technique. Regardless, he would do that before they would blow him so he didn't have to clean it up. So, although I never had a go at it, I'd imagine old Alfred tasted a bit like a 12 year old Scotch blend.
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>>7582662
Just finished Disgrace, nearly done with Infinite Jest, and about to read Home by Mayline Robinson.
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I think Philosophy is pointless. There is really no point of reading philosophical works for non historical reasons.
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>>7582679
The esteemed readers of Penthouse Forum, thank you sir!
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>>7582679
ALFRED HITCHCOCK! YOUR JOKE! IT WAS A REFERENCE TO A NAAAAAME! BY MY ARSE, SIR! A NOVELIST & A WIT SECOND TO NONE! GODS BE PRAISED!

I shall sever my one remaining ear and mail it to my beau for it shall never have a finer use for it's faculty than the jape you just made!

All my esteem,
Your greatest fan
Vincent Van-Gogh Esq.
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>>7582680
That all sounds pretty solid. I gave up trying to impress /lit/izens a while ago so I just read whatever rankles my curiosity.

I heartily recommend Lint by Steve Aylett to you.
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>>7582685
I you said this to my face I'd stab you in the eye. No offense.
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>>7582743
If*
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>>7582685
I would also take the opportunity to stab you in the eye.
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I work manual labor job and due to the long hours, I have to use audio books rather than reading it.
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>>7582760
What kind of labor?
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>>7582760
This is fine.
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Im literally too dumb to appreciate poetry

Dune is a bad book
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>>7582768
I just started it and already the use of italics for characters thoughts is already driving me up the fucking wall.
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Ihave never read a book cover to cover.
Usually I read half and quit after that.
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>>7581905
I've always liked harry potter books and got defensive about them when people seem to randomly shit on them. (they have valid flaws, but when some ones argument boils down to "BUT TRIX ARE FOR KIDS!" they can go suck on a landmine.)
Maybe not really a confession since I'm pretty open about it but hey.

Also:
I like books about magic in general. Specially Magic in today's society (like in Potter) is fascinating to me but sadly most books like that are total fucking garbage.
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>>7582798
Really? the thing i hated the most at the start was the constant use of gibberish words as if it added depth to the book
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>>7582833
>Harry cuck

>>>/Reddit/
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>>7582850
Good argument there.
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I wasn't born from a patrician bloodline. I'm a first generation college student and my mother is a Trump supporter.
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>>7582478
He forgets to kill himself.
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>>7582851
Fuck off, redditor. Your kind is ruining our beloved board. Please fucking leave.
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>>7582532
tl:dr

>>7582760
>>7582765
>>>/reddit/
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>>7582833
I mean, I do roll my eyes at people over 20 gushing about them. However I'd still defend them as good. Mainly cause Snape is actually a pretty fucking interestingly drawn character. Like, best part of the whole thing imo.
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>>7582857
Even better Arguments! Continuing to not give any specific points against Potter but rather try to discredit me by saying I go to "the evil site" that is ruining your secret club. Well done! But a swing and a miss as I don't go there.
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>>7582861
Top drawer fucking shit-posting.
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>>7581937

me too. I've been going on 4chan since 2009 and only started looking at reddit about six months ago though. r/books is pretty pleb but it's kinda funny to read people's dumb opinions.
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>>7582833
>>7582864

I went to the Yale University bookstore and bought and read a copy of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone." I suffered a great deal in the process. The writing was dreadful; the book was terrible. As I read, I noticed that every time a character went for a walk, the author wrote instead that the character "stretched his legs." I began marking on the back of an envelope every time that phrase was repeated. I stopped only after I had marked the envelope several dozen times. I was incredulous. Rowling's mind is so governed by cliches and dead metaphors that she has no other style of writing.

But when I wrote that in a newspaper, I was denounced. I was told that children would now read only J.K. Rowling, and I was asked whether that wasn't, after all, better than reading nothing at all? If Rowling was what it took to make them pick up a book, wasn't that a good thing?

It is not. "Harry Potter" will not lead our children on to Kipling's "Just So Stories" or his "Jungle Book." It will not lead them to Thurber's "Thirteen Clocks" or Kenneth Grahame's "Wind in the Willows" or Lewis Carroll's "Alice."

Later I read a lavish, loving review of Harry Potter by the same Stephen King. He wrote something to the effect of, "If these kids are reading Harry Potter at 11 or 12, then when they get older they will go on to read Stephen King." And he was quite right. He was not being ironic. When you read "Harry Potter" you are, in fact, trained to read Stephen King.

Our society and our literature and our culture are being dumbed down, and the causes are very complex. I'm 73 years old. In a lifetime of teaching English, I've seen the study of literature debased. There's very little authentic study of the humanities remaining. My research assistant came to me two years ago saying she'd been in a seminar in which the teacher spent two hours saying that Walt Whitman was a racist. This isn't even good nonsense. It's insufferable.
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>>7582890
You sound based. I like you.
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>>7582882
>be me
>go there, right now
>top thread is about David Bowie's book list
>top comment is that he's a badass to the core
>that exact wording
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>>7582685
You sound illiterate.
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>>7582400
You'll burn in hell sinner
>I un-ironically enjoy Douglas Adams
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>>7581905
i kind of believe in god after reading Berkeley
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>>7582398
>74
>404
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>>7582890
I mean, none of those were my points. Yeah, they're flawed congratulations you figured that one out, Poirot. This isn't an "all time favourite 250% climax classics". It's a guilty fucking pleasure thread. Start your David Foster Wallace thread. I'll pop in and gush over Nabakov.
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>>7582864
>>7582890
>dropping "muh education" right at the fucking beginning.
Nigga that added nothing to your argument but "I'm kinda in love with myself because my farts smell soooo good"
>continuing to argue that "bu-but those books are better than these!
well tough shit.
And yes Potter started out a bit painful. The first book in particular was clearly aimed at very small children and trying to analyse it to such a degree is laughable when it clearly is just a few years away from "I want my hat back".

The quality improves a bit over the course of the series to a degree where young adults and if interested in magical fantasy, fully grown adults can find enjoyment in it. Like Kings work it is not meant to be literary masterpieces but as something enjoyable to procrastinate with. An enjoyable little story.

Sitting here and saying: "I would prefer Dostoyevsky or Kafka" doesn't make you look smart, It just makes you look like a cunt.
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>>7581905
I enjoy posting fragments of classic writers in critique threads and seeing how people tell me how bad they are. It shows that most people here only recognize good writing if they know that it was written by a well-regarded author - basically, this place is full of snobs.
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>>7582942
>>7582933
That's a Bloom pasta, you fucking retards. Wanna know how I know you're from Reddit?
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>>7582943
lol I remember that thread
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>>7582947
MUH SECRET CLUUUUUB!!!!! GET OUT NORMIES!!!
I'm not from reddit I'm from /v/. But again, nice argument.

Since I don't often go to /lit/ I didn't recognize some pasta. sue me. I just came here because I repaired my kindle and was looking for some recommendations
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>>7582958
>Kindle

GET THE FUCK OUT NORMIEEEEEE
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>>7582943
Ha!
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>>7582958
How about you fuck off and go to Reddit for your recs, you virgin manchild
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>>7582947
What an AMAZING board this is.
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>>7582933
>>7582942
how fucking new can you get
absolutely disgusting

>>>/reddit/
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>>7582975
Do you really have nothing better to do with your time?
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>>7582963
>>7582968

fuck the both of you faggots
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>>7582968
Why are you EVEN posting you miserable cunt? If this thread is SUCH fucking cancer? Or better yet, go "scope out" reddit to catch people out so you can police people on /lit/ actual trying to talk about fucking books.
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>>7582153
>Moby dick sucks dick

You're actually retarded and should leave /lit/.

I'm not even joking right now, you need to fuck off.
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>>7582958
>>>/v/
>>>/b/
>>>/reddit/
>>>/imgur
>>>/out/

lurk moar
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>>7582984
Get the fuck out of my thread, virgin
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>>7582989
Nine times out of ten these posts are worse than the posts they're responding to.

>>7582993
what a worthless post
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>>7582174
>>7582320
>1984 and fuck me it was a chore
>1984 is sort of a slog

What are you guys on about? 1984 was just fine, the only slow parts were the chapters where Winston reads from the fake book, because it's filled with things we already know.
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>>7582563
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>>7582993
Wow still throwing round that "virgin" word that haunts you so much.

You're going to miss be THIS 14, one day.
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>>7582995
Why are you still posting in my thread? Fuck off to Reddit
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>>7582963
I was sceptic about it at too at first. But then I got one as a gift and I fucking love it. It's just so comfy to read on. Specially in bed while on your side WAY less annoying than a real book. (But not as nice to the touch)
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>>7582995
A lot of the pieces in here are noticeably written by teenagers/young adults. This isn't. This is well written. It's simple enough, and doesn't try and show off. The writer (you) is more or less invisible, which is a good thing. Keep it up!
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>>7583003
you're a waste of time and space. kill yourself so the resources being used for your miserable existence can go to someone more deserving.
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>>7582997
1984 is great. That whole part about the changing of the language is fucking terrifying. I mean it's dated and it's impact has lessened but its still VERY good.
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>>7583000
>You're going to miss be THIS 14, one day

What's it like being illiterate?
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>>7583014
>he's still posting in my thread

I think it's about time for you to go back home to Reddit, champ.
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>>7583000
>You're going to miss be THIS 14, one day.
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I'm thinking about reading the Dresden Files.
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>>7583023
get a life
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I only read four books last year and they were all by Stephen King.
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>>7583023
reddit redirects here
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>>7583017
Nice trips. That's all I have to say. And now I'm going to talk about books to other people. Wow, I misused grammar? OUCH! And on the internet. Just go back to calling me a virgin instead of being pedantic it's much easier to tune you out you watery cunt slit.

I don't even use reddit but I swear after this I'm going to go there and lead the charge here just in the off chance it upset this tiny pond you like to piss in.
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This thread has actually helped me stop being a pseud and read literature. I just come here for the bantz
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>>7583030
Go back to Reddit, faggot
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>>7583033
Well...at least you've got an easy record to beat this year. I didn't manage my goal either. But I prioritised getting through more stuff and did so.
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>>7583046
Don't you mean "Come back to Reddit, faggot"?
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>>7583046
We have posts like these all the time on reddit. Reminds me of home. :')
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>>7583035
Did you just say nice trips to someone who didn't even get trips?

Are you fucking autistic? Or did you mean to say nice trips to yourself? Because that's even more autistic.

Fuck off back reddit.
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>>7583041
Once a psued, always a psued
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>>7583054
>psued

You're great at pretending to be retarded, friend.
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>>7583051
>>7583050
Why won't Reddit leave?
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>>7582320
Modern /lit/ everyone.>>7582174
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>>7583054
whatever you say, friend :)
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>>7583064
Because we're the only people trying to fucking talk about books and we're worried what will happen. I don't want you feckless elitist snobs giving up and going back to /tv/
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>>7583066
well memed
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>>7583066
Don't be a retard. If you think 1984 was a gripping read or that it was anything really exemplary you need to get back to the high school classes where you belong.
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>>7583064
I stay for posts like these. ;)
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>>7583053
I'm deliberately goading you. Or maybe I'm not. Whichever you find more annoying at this point.
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>>7583053
What are trips? I see that posted around and thought it was a meme. Also fuk you. I've been here 3 years.
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>>7583085
I'm glad we're having fun.
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>>7583084
1984 is shite but it's very easy to read. It shouldn't be a slog in any sense of the word. It's short and straightforward.
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>>7583098
It's a slog because it's boring, brah. The ideas aren't enough to keep the language from making you want to shoot yourself in the knee to make time go faster.
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>>7583103
Fair enough, I suppose. It's shallow, repetitive shite.
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>>7583086
Sure thing, reddit.

>>7583087
Go away, reddit.
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>>7583103
>reading for enjoyment

sure is reddit in here

you should be able to read 1984 in a sitting, though you shouldn't be reading it at all because it's plebshit
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>>7583064
What's your favourite YA novel?
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>>7583109
I like it here better. I think I'll stay.
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>>7583110
>greentext
Sure is meme in here.
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>>7583086
(you)
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>>7583110
I know. Why can't I hold all these reddits amirite?
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>>7583109
You didn't answer. Nice trips by the way.
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>>7583116
>>7583116
In the words of Edward Bulwer-Lytton "Well memed mey frend"
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>>7583123
I think you meant tits, due to the obvious lack of mental faculty
Inb4 go 2 r9k
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>>7583112
>what's your favorite YA novel
>what's

It should be "which YA book is your favorite," you illiterate faggot


My diary desu
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>>7583116
What's your /lit/ confession? Is it being incapable of contributing to a thread or genuine illiteracy?
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>>7583132
Nice dubs. I haven't had my grammar corrected like that since I was a l33t mod on 9gag.
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>>7583136
Ha ha Ha. You feel more my trolling memes.
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>>7583132
I was going to guess it was Dozstoyesky's "The Idiot"! Geddit? Ahaaah. u mad?
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>>7583000
Failed that 14 get
But nice trips regardless
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>>7583128
Women are very intelligent. Go to /r9k/ if you cant accept dat.
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I like to imagine that all of these "Go back to rebbit" posts are written by one single fat angry neckbeard who can't leave his chair.
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>>7583147
>telling me nice trips
>I don't even have them
Fuck off to Reddit
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>>7583150
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>>7583152
You misread whom that was a reply to. Get back to Reddit, Newb.

Look...I got trips. Don't be bitter. I can't help it.
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This thread right here is proof that /lit/ is ruined.

Ever since that fucking faggot redditor posted Hypersphere to /r/4chan and that faggot who forced a new book that was written and published 2 days, redditors flocked to /lit/ and ruined it.

The one place where I could maturely discuss a topic on this site has been ruined.
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>>7583157
For instance, this post. I imagine him sweating profusely as he swivels his chair forward, knocking over several empty cans of Mountain Dew, and frustratingly searching his images file folder, his face soaked in grease and sweat, empty buckets of Kentucky Fried Chicken stacked one inside another next to his anime mousepad, and posting the picture, only to continue scouring for more posts with a squinted eye, searching for whomever else he can call out, to justify his lonely existence.
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>>7583170
It was actually Imgur, friend. The /lit/ top 100 chart got 1,000,000 views on Imgur.
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>>7583170
Blah blah blah.
The redditors will eventually confirm or die off like always happens when lesser sites here of our success.
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>>7583165
Stop shitposting. I didn't even get trips. Now fuck off and stop trying to stir the shit
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>>7583175
imgur and reddit have a lot of community overlap due to image hosting on the former
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>>7583170
It's ruined by people on /lit/ who instead of talking about books simply bark "UH! UH! R-R-REDDIT!" at people. Like.It.Even.Fucking.Matters.
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>>7583171
>gets mad when others point out that he is a Redditor
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>>7583186
>implying it's the /lit/ users who are telling people to go back to reddit
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>>7583180
I got trips you dense fuckwit. I'm trying to actual talk about fucking books. i.e. ASKING about them and what people are reading but that got derailed by The Salem Reddit Trials you seem so obsessed with.
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>>7583186
If you Plebs had assimilated and not made threads about Star Wars, Vonnegut and other Reddit shit then we wouldn't have to say it. >>>>>Reddit
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>>7583192
>>>>>>>Reddit

where you won't have to be burdened by people like me trying to talk about books.
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>>7583170 ad infinitum
If only /lit/ and its conf/r/eres would set aside their internecine pettiness and focus on their true enemy
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>>7583191
What are you talking about? I >>7583000
Got trips. You fuckwit. Fuck off you fucking vestal virginal prostitute.
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>>7583192
Start with the Greeks, pork-chop.
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>>7583198
/lit/ is for the discussion of literature NOT books. >>>>r/books
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>>7583202
"vestal virginial prostitute" Ahahaha!
#sojellyofmytripsicouldspreadyouontoast
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>>7583209
>>7583215
These posts are why I keep coming back here. Thank you.
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>>7583198
>book=/=literature

>>>r/books/
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>>7583209
So pedantic. Love it.
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>>7583221
So none of your literature is in book form? Or is your point the most stupidly anal thing since you used a mouse brain as an enema.
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>>7583224
what do you read?
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>>7583220
You're welcome.
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>>7583231
Literature is by value. High literature is welcome here where as plebs are not. Also, not all literature is books. Hamlet isn't a book.
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>>7583231
>it's the printed word on paper so it's literature xd
>car manuals are literature xd
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>>7583233
Currenlty?
I'm re-reading Dubliners and thoroughly enjoying it. The prose is fantastic and I feel dense for not being identify why exactly I love it but I think it's something sublte about Joyce's style. As I said earlier I started Dune as a side book and I've not been enjoying it much and I'm also just finishing a book of Robert Aickman short stories that are wonderfully unsettling and creepy. He's a master of not giving you enough information to unsettle you as a reader. Reminds me of Ligotti. I'm also dipping into The Golden Bough which is hard going but very rewarding. Thanks for asking.

I'm sure I'll be denounced as a pleb now.
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>>7583231
You are autistic if you interpreted it that way.

Literature is measured by the quality of the content. Literature can take on any form, whether it's a physical book or a pdf.

A book however, cannot always be considered literature.
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>>7583256
>falling for bait
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>>7583250
Ooops misspelt "currently" better discard my opinion then. My point isn't that all books are literature. It's that I meant literature when I said books because I don't really respect people who spend an entire thread on /lit/ barking "reddit" at people instead of contributing enough to be impeccable with my words.

What has everyone else been reading? Literature? Books? Papyrus?
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>>7583256
REALLY??????? Wowie kazowie! Thanks Mr. Frye I won't ever forget it no mistake!
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>>7583266
Shut the fuck up, faggot.
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>>7583270
You're a poet.
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>>7583266
Ironic shitposting is still shitposting, you waste of space.
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>>7583270
>>7583278
Wowie kazzowie. You kind sir are upvoted.
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>>7583278
I love how I've tried to discuss literature and you're not willing to do anything but call people faggots and tell them to go to reddit. Cause that's what discussing literature is all about?
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what has this board become
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>>7583270
You are everything you fucking hate but you are too ignorant to notice.
"These reddits are wrecking ma /lit/"
and you do NOTHING but post memes/reaction images, call people faggots and DIVERT DISCUSSIONS OF LITERATURE TO REDDIT!
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>>7581905
I tell everyone to go to Reddit.
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>>7583286
What're you reading? Are you enjoying it? Do you have any critical thoughts on it to share at the stage you're at with it?
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>>7583291
What the fuck are you talking about. I'm not the same guy as the one posting the pepe.
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>>7583296
Strong. Very strong. I chuckled sensibly.
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>>7581905

the first novel I ever loved was written by Nick Hornby. I'll never go back and read it and I still enjoy the memory of who I was at the time, even if I really shouldn't.
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>>7583298
actually by dragging this out and continuing to not discuss literature you kind of are.
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>>7583298
>posting the pepe
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>>7583302
Was it High Fidelity?
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I read half of Infinite Jest before quitting. I read half of the Iliad before quitting. Now I'm halfway through Ulysses and don't know if I could make it.

I rarely have time to read, due to a busy schedule and many other hobbies. I've been trying to get through Ulysses since August.
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>>7583298
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I have a hard time understanding poetry. I mostly read it because it sounds nice and some of the words paint pictures in my head
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>>7582897
that's harold bloom you dumb shit
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>>7583367
>falling for bait
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>>7583337
Me too. I really want to get into it but I never feel any of these emotions people always talk about when reading poems or the beauty of it. It seems to me like so many of the stories poems tell would be better just written out, except for all the meta stuff of course, which I also don't really get. Maybe it's like beer, a somewhat acquired taste.
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>>7583313
Yes. 14 -yr -old me read Male Cosmo and thought 'oh, I get why people move on from fantasy to Real Literature.'
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>>7583337
The simple beauty of the prose and the painted pictures are the most important parts, poetry should be a very immanent art, you don't have to worry about the chartist movement's effect on Woolf's verses before you find them pretty. Poetry is often an attempt to artificially conure up the full mental feeling of a single emotion or momeny, with all it's intermingled references and images and implications and puns. Artificially rendering something like the method of the mind and doing it prettily, the 'meaning' ought to be secondary, like in a painting.
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>>7582071
>enjoying reading
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I have a novel manuscript but I'm not sure how to pitch it to anyone. And my brain isn't helping me either.
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>>7582473
Some men just want to watch the world burn

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efHCdKb5UWc
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>>7583291
>".. nothing but post memes/reaction images.."

m8 theres a website that is free from memes and reaction images and memes. I think it's been mentioned a few times.
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>>7583462
You can do it.
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>I came from reddit about a year ago when someone posted a thread saying "/lits/'s recommend reading is actually pretty good" with a link to the wiki
>I couldn't finish A Portrait of the Autist as a Young Man
>I'm so insecure about reading that I'll only read classics
>I believe about 95% of philosophy is garbage but I've never read any in my life, nor do I plan to in the foreseeable future
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>>7581934
I decided to get out of this misery and systematically read through my own library, it is really satisfying to know that when someone sees my show-off meme shelves I can confidently quote something from every book ;') miring my own taste tbqh
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>>7581947
fuck you
>>7582153
and you
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>>7582760
get a decent job
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>>7581921
>>7582476
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The Stranger is a shit book.
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>>7583769
oy vey
I think it's more supposed to be a medium to communicate absurdism
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>>7583804
It's a shit book because absurdism is a shit philosophy for teenagers, the depressed, the feeble, and the french. But I repeat myself.
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>>7582080
Thank you cornfather.

Seriously though, Faulkner is good but he's overrated as well.
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I don't read books, I just shitpost.
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>>7581905
There are a bunch of books of which I only read half, lost interest and shelved. Sometimes I talk about them like I read them in full in order to seem smart.
Lolita, Moby Dick, Paradise Regained, Crime and Punishment, Portrait of the Artist, and Through a Scanner Darkly are the ones I can list off the top of my head.
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>>7582379
>>7582378
/r/literature isn't /r/books, but hey. it's not like i really care all that much desu, i'm staying here till i die, give a fuck if anywhere's better
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>>7582516
fuck you you goddamn redditor holy fug
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>>7582596
>Why does a word exist that functionally describes a condition of an object in existence? How bizarre!
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>>7582958
lurk moar
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reddit: 51 results
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>>7583000
>You're going to miss be THIS 14, one day.
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>>7583035
>Wow, I misused grammar? OUCH!
wew
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>>7583171
Don't bring anime into this, my guy!!! Also, nice nubs™.
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I've read every book by Derek Landy and thoroughly enjoyed them.
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>>7581905
I find it hard to read because im addicted to the internet
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Having a rivalry between websites is one of the most retarded things I've ever seen. You people are corny as shit.
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>>7581905
I REALLY like Mary Pope Osborne
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>>7583658
>I only read classics

There's nothing wrong with that.
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I've almost completely lost interest in it
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>>7583066
>>7583098
>>7583103
>>7583108
Original fiction chalenged-poster here. I can read a 1000 page book on Napoleon or the Byzantines in a few days and enjoy every moment, but I can't for the life of me sit and concentrate on a work of fiction (something I've been trying to do for the past few months).

I don't know what it is but my brain just doesn't take in what it's reading
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>>7584015

It's necessary for group cohesion to gather around hating something.
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>>7583658

>I believe about 95% of philosophy is garbage but I've never read any in my life, nor do I plan to in the foreseeable future

You're not a smart man.
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>>7584553

Legitimatel no troll, it's likely autism. Being incapable of taking in and enjoying fiction is one of the hallmarks.
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>>7584573
I don't think so, I'm perfectly fine socially and not a NEET. But then again I don't know much about autism
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People at work think I'm smart and educated because I read a lot (on breaks and lunch) but I read complete shit. Old horror, sci-fi, Stephen King. They just don't realise it's the McDonalds of literature because they don't read.
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>>7581947
I couldn't even finish the shinning. I really tried too.
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I leave for 3 weeks and this is what I come back to. What the fuck happened, I mean lit always had cancer but this is fucking ridiculous.
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>>7582569
Me too. When I put the book down I don't even think about the book at all or process it. I forget what I've read. I still enjoy it but I feel like a moron.
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>>7582668
I've got it but haven't read it yet, but your post has convinced me to pick it up.
Good show chap.
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>>7582833
Did you like the magicians? I don't mind books about modern magic, but I agree a lot are rubbish unfortuanetly.
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>>7582864
Not the person you are replying to but I really loved the books at the time I read them. But that was due to when the books were released I was always about the same age as harry. I think reading them as an adult now I wouldn't enjoy them.
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>>7582890
One day you'll go through puberty an bloom into a patrician
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>>7583186
>Like.It.Even.Fucking.Matters
but it does, you have to lurk before you can post. It's like going to live in another country and not bothering to learn the local language: you sound retarded and pretentious.
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I wish we could continue our confessions and discuss books instead of people calling each other faggots, telling people to go back to reddit or kill themselves. I know its 4chan and all but the shit posting is tedious.
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>>7584735
This only happened in the last month or so desu, so anyone who has been posting and has arrived in the last month needs to seriously refrain from posting until they've read more or have at least become accustomed with how this board operates.
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>>7584723

Sure, lurk, but you don't have to adopt the same views as everyone else. /lit/ is a fucking circlejerk. It's the same bullshit threads every day. It's been the same bullshit threads for years. Never any fucking substance.
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>>7584744
>It's been the same bullshit threads for years

You can't substantiate those claims and we both know it. Bitching and moaning won't solve anything, Lawrence.
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>>7584681
everyone is convinced they are the patrician '4channer' and every one with an opinion countering theirs is a plebian 'redditor'
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>>7584741

It's been like that for years. I come back from time to time and it's the same bullshit. Low self esteem faggots that have nothing to offer other than their pathetic need to feel superior without actually providing any insight in to anything at all.

People keep claiming that /lit/ is getting worse but that's not what's happening, /lit/ is a phase that people go through when they first discover that there are a lot of really good fucking books in this world that are better than what they read before. They think this discovery somehow makes them better than people that haven't made this discovery yet. They sit around posting nothing more than "I like good things, you like bad things" for a while then they get tired of that and move on. They get to a place where they can just enjoy their good things without the need to show off and they realize that no one here actually wants to discuss books, most people come here to list off books they like, books that they think they're supposed to like, and books they dislike or think they should dislike.

Maybe you got something good from /lit/. I hope you did, I didn't but I got over my need to validate my tastes before 4chan even existed. I probably would've loved it here when I was 14 or so but /lit/ just isn't very good and you will realize that soon and you will most likely be much happier when that happens.
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>>7584764
>They sit around posting nothing more than "I like good things, you like bad things" for a while then they get tired of that and move on.

Before it got shitty though 75% of threads were decent threads about specific authors, books, philosophers, questions or literary movements where people had good conversation.

Anyone that acts like the deterioration in posting quality has been imaginary must not have spent much time here before.
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>>7584681
>some faggot posts the top 100 chart on imgur and has a lot of visits
>then some other one starts shilling hypersphere in reddit
Board had its fair share of redditors, but those ones actually seemed to lurk before posting.
These ones just come and fill the board with their newfaggotry, shitposting and shit taste, along with the faggots who actually put up to call them out on every thread.

Just delete /lit/ already.
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>>7584774

I've been on 4chan since about 2005. I loved literature way before that, I've been coming here on and off for a really long time and I don't recall it ever being good. Maybe there were a few months in there where /lit/ was an amazing place and I missed it, maybe you've just matured beyond the shallow depths that /lit/ has to offer and you're seeing your change as a change in /lit/.
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>>7584758
>4channer
Kill yourself my man
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>>7583000
nigga what are you sayin
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>>7584741

I lurked for 3 months before I made my first post. I was brutally anal raped. Remembering it makes my heart soar with joyous rapture.
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>>7581905
>I like YA lit better than any other genre
>I browse /r/books
>Harry Potter is the best book I've ever read
>I'm a writer, I write fanfiction
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Books such as "To Kill a Mockingbird", "The Outsiders", anything remotely Steinbeck associated have been used in public education to generate beta-faggot cucklords who will contribute nothing to the literary world and have made a mockery out of thought. Along with encouraging nigger sympathy
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>>7585642
*and anything remotely Steinbeck related*
holy ass.
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>>7582398

Even in another image that Crime and Punishment cover makes me laugh.
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>>7583150
literally the most reddit post I've seen all day
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>>7583186
wasup reddit?!
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