Hello /lit/, I am a pleb. I don't really know anything about literature that you guys would take seriously. It's not like I don't read, it's just that I don't read the right things. I just finished Call of the Wild and I will soon start Lord of the Flies. What I'm asking is, what should I read and know that will earn me some respect around here? I get into books easily, so give me your worst (
Pic, though unrelated, is my style and I was hoping maybe you could even help me find books relating.
If you want personal advice, delve into Thoreau and Emerson once you have a bit more reading under your belt, you will enjoy the themes but struggle with the prose possibly, push through and then continue to read more shit you like
For your pic related, Blood Meridian will fuck your shit up (in a good way). Maybe also Butcher's Crossing. You could also take your survival adventurin' to sea with Joseph Conrad (e.g. Lord Jim, Heart of Darkness) and the gigantic chunk of unimpeachable awesomeness that is Moby Dick.
If you loved Call of the Wild you'll love Into the Wild.
And try to ignore most of the other advices here, except maybe LOTR and Heart of Darkness. Although the latter have 'advanced language'.
Read what you want.
If you don't know what you want to read this chart is the best I've seen on /lit/.
Don't start with the greeks, they're essential reading but you're gonna bore yourself out of any literary habit.
Seriously, though just don't read YA and you're doing fine.
> new to /lit/
> /lit/erally a pleb
> hasn't read the sticky and its wiki
Holy shit, OP, do you want me to feed and burp you too? See what's in the wiki that interests you; read it; come back; discuss; THEN ask for recommendations.