It had it's moments but really it just made me want to read Epicurus
spot on, although I got the feeling he was bullshitting and playing the ' I forgive you for your sins' card to come out as superior to his prosecutors
top fucking lel
need to put something in about curved dicks though
should have the obligatory Achilles ref pic related
fresh oc. (this is actually one of my favorite books I even got a first edition)
There's a line in that edition that's cut off like half way through and turned from a long run-on sentence into "Your task in these dreams is often to pens"
Supposedly there are lots of other errors too but no one really goes into detail about them.
congratulations on being one of the few people on this board who has actually read this thing from cover to cover
good job i am very impressed and i enjoy the irreverence with which you can now treat it; an irreverence i will probably never earn
you are a god amongst us, but a humble god
This is on point. I thought it would be about her depression and so on but most of it's her disparaging men that she finds unnattractive and generally acting like an entitled bitch.
(The first guy)
For some reason I expected realistic social satire about 19th century russia and bureaucracy. Did not expect the morbid, unexplained world Gogol created (not saying the satire didn't exist as well, ofc).
The second guy I dont get neither.
Is The Pale King better or worst than Infinite Jest?
It's not bad at all, just like the first Harry Potter books weren't bad either (at least back when I was 13 or so). It's just that I was expecting something different. I don't know. I may have to re-read it to fully get it.
I've read half of Robots of Dawn when i was a kid. What do you think of the series? I'm thinking about reading it.
Honestly going into it thinking about the same as your expectations, I was pleasantly surprised! If someone has described to me the plot of the book beforehand I would never have read it in a million years, but it is so cool.
A lot of people on /lit/ don't seem to realize that Notes from Underground is a satire of that kind of thinking. It is very much like A Confederacy of Dunces in that respect - same with Oblomov. I don't think there yet exists sincere classics on NEETdom.
(Read Joseph Frank's essay on Notes from Underground to understand what exactly Dostoyevsky was parodying and his methods.)
I'm absolutely laughing my ass off at the absurdity of this image. Anyone with even the faintest knowledge of history would know that the "corn" that Caesar speaks of in Commentaries On The Gallic War is not the corn that we in the west are familiar with, but is rather a poor translation for the word "grain" which in Latin is "Frumentum"
Myself and many others who have read the commentaries would know what you're trying to refer to with your image but it's wrong. Unless of course you were already aware of this and you are posting this ironically. In which case I commend you for your post but it's still blatantly wrong. I would have gone with a collage of images of wheat instead.
>posting the historical revisionist pasta
Popcorn was literally invented when attempting to render a corn kernel into it's contituent elements by the application of heat. The resulting pooped corn was then used at the colosseum to hand out to the audience. The true mistranslation of this ancient literature is 'Bread and Circuses' when in fact 'Popcorn and Circuses' was the documented phraseologyia.
got some OC here
he stated that he did that partly because Mein Kampf was an evil book that foreshadowed death/destruction, and his (Noseguard's) book is also "evil" for broadcasting family secrets, although he sees his book as about life and creation.
kek'd, had to read this piece of shit in high school.