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/b failed me, so did /pol. I have nowhere left to turn. Alright let's try this again. I know one of you retards has to read.

One of you suggested I read this book and it is blowing my mind. I thought king Arthur was gay. But this is anything but. It is hilarious and really dark and brutal at some points. But also innocent and sweet. It is a mind fuck and insanely unpredictable. I suggest picking it up.

Can you niggers suggest more books to read. I collect used books so I will buy what ever you suggest and eventually read it. You guys have suggested really good shit in the past.

Name some good books niggers.

(I know this isn't /lit. Those guys are the most stuck up bunch of faggots on this website)
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If you like fantasy read The Stormlight archive
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>>26420193
Neato. New fantasy. I have just put it in my goodreads list. I will pick it up when I see it. How many have you read? I try not to get into bigs serieseses these days cuz I have so much to read. But that never stops me. Dune took up a good half a year. That was a good 6 months.
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Short story. A very well known book from mexican literature. Its about a young boy that falls in love with his friend's mother.
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>>26420544
Word it's been added to my list. Might be hard to find but I will look.
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>>26420544

Theres a movie also
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>>26420098
>reading fiction

literal children
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>>26420098
>>>/lit/
you fucking cock sucking fag
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>>26420621
Lmao this is the shit /lit says. Fuck off you faggot.
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>>26420739
I've never spent more than 2 minutes on /lit/. It's just true.
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>>26420098
youre gay but if you havent read crime and punishment you should
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>>26420098
Tfw no bookworm boyfriend to cuddle in bed while he reads
Passionate guys are so hot, I want you to try to explain difficult concepts to me and get a bit frustrated when I don't completely get it
I like simple long books, I recently read the knight of the seven kingdoms and fell in love with chivalry but I don't know any other books like that one
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>>26420932
>topic on books
>manages to turn thread into tfw no bf/gf

Can we not
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>>26420098
The Count of Monte Cristo

Don't be intimidated by the size or the language, OP. Force yourself through the beginning if you need to, but you'll soon be hooked, it's literally perfect.
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Just finished this, it's really fun to read and it's better to go in not knowing about it.

It's pretty short and I'm a slow reader so it's great for me.
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>>26420896
Put on my list.
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>>26420966
Well I also posted about my book preferences but you chose to ignore that didn't you?
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>>26420098
Dresden Files is a really good series. Like, really, really good. Easy, engaging and interesting. I've been reading some of Lit recommendations and goddamnit, they are SO stuffy.
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>>26420987
Nigger I just read infinite jest. Nothing can intimidate me anymore
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>>26421026
Getting defensive there
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>>26420999
That's in my library. I need to read it. Everyone always tell me to.
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>>26421059
Picking fights were you won't find them there
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Narrow road to the deep north anyone? That book changed me
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>>26421037
Yo fuck those guys so much lol
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Freakonomics.
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>>26421037
Added to my list thanks
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This just came in the mail for me today, it's pretty cool so far
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>>26421067
Do it, totally worth it.
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>>26420098

Sure OP senpai.

> Confederacy of Dunces
> Brett Easton Ellis - in chronological order is best
> Philip K Dick - The Three Stigmata, A Scanner Darkly, Ubik
> The Martian Chronicles
> The Book Of Strange New Things
> Childhood's End
> the Exogensis trilogy
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>>26421078
Added to the list. Thanks. >>26421100
Lol read that a few year ago.
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>>26421140
Dude I fucking love ubik. Philip K dick is pretty damn good. I end up liking all his books. Though oddly I didn't like the man in the high castle as much as everyone else seems to.
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Go back to fucking reddit you shit fuck. Nobody wants your kind here and you have a whole website dedicated to you and your own cancer.
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>>26421190
>I'm illiterate so everyone else on this site is illiterate as well
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/lit/ is full of fuckwads who only recommend ancient Greek tomes. Contemporary literature is disease to them
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>>26421237
The books they jerk off the most to are Gravity's Rainbow, Infinite Jest, and Moby Dick though
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Canadians are faggs
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>>26421237
Lmao those guys fucking kill me dude. They are so annoying. I just read infinite jest cuz everyone says to and it was just useless infinite entertainmen. Yes I was entertained. But that was it. It was a fucking jest. I should have known it.
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>>26421298
>book is called Infinite Jest
>get mad when it's an actual infinite jest

Did you get mad after watching Snakes on a Plane when you thought it was going to be about the economical slump if Japan in the early 90s
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>>26421343
Nah I'm not mad! Don't take that the wrong way. I really enjoyed it. Going into it I read a bit about it. I knew it was gonna be like that. I was being sarcastic. It was good.
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>>26421262
>>26421298
Yknow what you guys?

I DON'T LIKE MOBY DICK.

GASP.
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Naked Lunch is a good read, I think. Haven't read it since high school but I read it over 20 times through and it was like reading a different book every time because I didn't understand a goddamn thing.

Maybe being on opiates helps if you want an excuse to start feeling amazing
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>>26421604
Fuck that book so much. Tried to read it once in highschool. Got a third of the way in.

Tried again a few years ago. Got over halfway and then dropped it in a trash can on the street.
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>>26420098
What do you like tho?

People always say I have shit tier taste.

But Stephen King's Dark Tower, also anything by Clive Barker (e.g. Weaveworld) left an impression on me.
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>>26421871
Also if you like wizards/magic type fantasy, Wizard of Earthsea
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>>26421871
I'll read anything man.

Favorite books.

City of god (linns)
Vurt
The virgin suicides
The English patient
On a winters night a traveler
Snowcrash
Journey to the en of night
Ubik


Aaaaanything
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>>26421974
Oh sick. Added to list. Thanks.
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Brave New World. You can read it in a day.
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>>26422071
good good

also read Immortality Inc by Robert Sheckley

that was a book that has stuck long in my mind for some reason
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>>26421237
>He can't into ancient greeks
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This year i have read
1984
Brave New World
Animal Farm
Fahrenheit 451
Lolita
American Psycho
The last templar
To kill a mockingbird

Right now im reading The jungle and The bell curve
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>>26422112
Read that a few years ago. We need a society like that. These captchas ar Killin me today fuck
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>>26422221
I just finished Brave New World last night. Ending hit hard.
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>>26422221
You sound like me when I was a young reader. I read all of those except the Templar. How old are you. I read thos when I was about 17-20ish
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>>26422250
>>26422252
It's a robot's dream.
We already live in a world with no meaning or intimacy.
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>>26422250
>we need a society like that

Why senpai?
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>>26422301
For the love of the funnies
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Read Wool
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>>26422346
I never really understood the book.
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>>26422341
I need me some soma
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>>26422346
Cool never heard of it. Added to list. Thanks.
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Art of The Deal
Crippled America
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>>26420966
Stahp no
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>>26422446
Heeeeey nowww that's not cool
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Also His Dark Materials trilogy. Golden Compass movie was shit, but the books are fucking great.
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>>26421727
Yeah, I guess we just don't "get it." I've had an easier time reading books on C++ with no coding experience and poor math comprehension than that fucking book but the couple people I talked to that liked it said they had no trouble following it.

I swear they were just fucking with me.
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>>26422538
>His Dark Materials trilogy
I was gonna suggest that but couldn't quite decide if it was nostalgia due to being young when I read it. But yeah, it felt pretty epic and somehow eye opening at the time.

>they did indeed fuck the movie up so bad
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>>26422552
I think they are just fucking with you. I got a buddy of mine to read it and he did the same thing I did. Gave it 2 shots over the couple of years and gave it away. I came back to it a smarter more mature reader. Ready to finish it no matter what an soldier on even if I didn't like it a I still threw it away. Fuck maybe one day I'll do it.
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How about Satan Burger? I was surprised that I liked it because I went into it with the title and cover seeming "so edgy XD" but gave it a chance and it was interesting fantasy even if it was kind of shallow.

All right fantasy for a quick enjoyable read for sure
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>>26422635
Aight added to list. Thanks nigz
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>>26420098
T.H White's version is dank as balls.

Man, some of the cheeky stuff he put in, like where Arthur meets Thomas Malory, it's great fun.

But then the sad passages of Guinevere aging really stabbed me in the gut. It was the passage about the eventual realisation of a childless woman.

If you like flawed protagonists and dark/brutal mixed with beautiful and sweet then I reckon you'd like the first trilogy of the Thomas Covenant the Unbeliever series.

The second trilogy is really good as well but I haven't read the recent continuation from there.
Honestly the first trilogy has the most horrific passage I have ever read in it, not because of gore or spookles or whatever it is just really well written and you actually care about the world and the characters.
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>>26420098
Ethan Frome by Edith Wharton. It's a romantic tragedy with little to no romance.
It's about some guy who lives in an empty bleak landscape in a small town isolated by a harsh environment.
He's felt crushed under social obligations his whole life. First having to take care of his ailing parents then some nurse who assisted him whom he later married out of convenience, but she becomes sick quickly and he becomes obligated to helping her too.
Daily he toils long hours on his farm just to be poor and barely get by.
These unfortunate circumstances hold him back from his earlier dreams of becoming educated and seeking a better life.
There's not a lot of dialogue in the book. In fact the other two major themes besides isolation, which I feel are things we all can relate to, is silence and escapism.
His most major mean of escaping his dreadful reality is fantasizing about leaving his short loveless marriage for his wife's cousin. I feel John Green's Paper Towns rehashed this. It's the sort of bad escapism that stems from idealizing women which leads to bad consequences.
It's my favorite book, but most people find it boring from what I see. It's one of the few books that has legit made me sad about a character who felt so trapped.
Also don't worry about this spoiling too much if you're interested. All of this is gone over in the first chapter.
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>>26422680
Man, glad to know I'm not the only one.

Still read it over 20 times as a young reader trying to figure out what makes the book so popular. I got into it after On The Road and into the whole beat generation of writers when I was in high school, it was so cool to me to just drift around and experience whatever may happen anywhere you go as a kid going to school every day.

I like it as a time-killer and taking away something different from it every time I read it so if you can't bring yourself to finish it don't, I swear there's no resolution. Just unanswered questions and looping it again.
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>>26422761
Man I just got to when the gaelic kid kills the fucking unicorn. Went from beautiful to holyfuckingshit in 1 paragraph. The comedy is so goddamn good. Like how did this exist so long ago.
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>>26420098
pic related is my all time favorite.
and this is my all time most original comment
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>>26422923
Woah sweet added to list will check out.
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your new waifu coming through
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http://www.mervynpeake.org/gormenghast/
A fun read,and if you invest in the audio book from Audible, a fantastic one,as the reader Simon Vance brings the characters to life in all their eccentricities. They made a good miniseries from it. Watch this:
https://youtu.be/GsQJ8nYvyLE

And speaking of Vance,try Jack Vance. The Lyoness trilogy, Cugel's Saga,the Dying Earth. High fantasy with truly lyrical prose.
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>>26421140
>Exogensis trilogy

xenogensis trology
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