What was the last book /a/ actually read?
Even though I like to read I don't do it much because the story gets into my head too much and makes me depressed. I'm starting to lean towards reading nonfiction. Right now I'm reading a guide to classical music.
But thanks to the thread I remembered that I wanted to check out the manga.
A while ago, Yahari
I have a hard time reading, I keep going back and rereading a paragraph because my brain just can't process what I'm reading.
I read 40k novels all the time. I also read weebshit novels from time to time, but a lot of those are actually just terrible so I don't read them as often.
Unless you mean real books, like Nietzsche or Kant, in which case the last time I read was in uni.
I should read those since I've got the entire short story collection sitting on my shelf gathering dust. To be fair, I wasn't that taking with A Study in Scarlet but I've heard the other novels and shorter stories are better.
Twelve Stories and a Dream.
But it was like 6 months ago, I'm starting to feel clean now.
I read The Hobbit
Please do not bully I just started reading on my own recently
A retranscription of 1918 left wing communist political newspaper harshly critcizing Lenin the right wing communist, predicting how soviet Russia would turn to shit fast.
Atlas Shrugged right now, but i wanted to read the Communist Manifesto afterwards. My dream is to write my own political manifesto from the ideas I've gathered. Don't really agree too much with Ayn Rand though desu.
I'm honestly having trouble keeping up with it. There are a lot of characters all in different places doing different shit and it seems to change every book which doesn't really help. But it's alright I guess.
Yes, because you can relate to what they're talking about if you read manga/watch anime.
I know a few from just lurking and making shitpost threads about Infinite Jest even though I've never read it
Stoner. It was pretty fantastic.
This show was really fun, practically /lit/-incarnate.
Not at all, though it can be a bit edgy at times. What makes it great is the vast scope and the massive amount of characters. Most of them are very human, even the most powerful ones. You experience the plot not only through the eyes of the commanders and leaders, but also through the eyes of the military grunts. Even those many grunts are distinct from each other and recieve simple, but effective development. Quite a few characters slowly turn into something completely different over the course of multiple books, changing their name or even appearance. Though I admit the sheer amount of people you have to remember sometimes works against it.
There are also no info dumps about the inner workings of the world. you slowly figure everything out as you go along. Because of that it starts out slow and confusing but it's worth sticking with. In the end the many, many plot threads all tie into another
No idea if I'm ready to invest in a long series like Malazan, I'll probably read the first book to see how it is. I'm still trying to finish Dune and Foundation.
I'm three books behind, it's been a pretty solid release, hasn't it? Surprised we are catching up nearly to the Japanese release. When is the last volume ready to be scheduled?
Just finished reading "Fight Club" by Chuck Palahniuk an hour ago on the train home. Pretty damn good. Before that I read "The Grapes of Wrath" by John Steinbeck, which was good, only not as good as East of Eden by the same author.
I'm finishing Guderian's Panzer leader after after having read Achtung Panzer!
The part where he trashtalks Hitler and the German high command is pretty nice.
Roadside Picninc and I am a cat were great too.
Been reading the entire Asimov series of robots and empire. Currently reading The Robots of Dawn.
I can't even understand why there hasn't been a proper adaptation of this entire series. And no, the I Robot movie doesn't even compare to the original book.
Would be interesting to see a proper anime adaptation of this though.
Sounds like a programming book.
I'm reading Implied Spaces and Learning Python by O'Reilly (I never formally studied Python and it's useful for interviews). The last book I completed was probably Neuromancer, which I re-read last year.
Maye because it doesn't have a proper MC to follow.
I haven't read the robots part, only the 7 books from foundation but I assume it has the same style since it's all part of the same univerese.
The robots series does, is a detective in which he needs to solve a series of murders in the earth and other planets.
Although the foundation series is huge, like you said, it has several characters and stories and I believe that it would be quite hard to adapt and follow. Is a shame I have to say, since if you put some though to it is not that hard to follow.
The foundation series has the difficulty of focusing on a group of people rather than specific character thus when adapted into a medium that is video would require too much exposition or obtrusive narrative.
Also I still say the mule was a dick joke.
Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
>/lit/ read along
Why doesn't /a/ do this with older shows? Would be fun.
Specifically because someone on /lit/ said it was reddit trash.
It was actually really good and probably had the most "anime" fights I've ever read in a book.
Magic system was also god-tier.
Mistlings ingest and burn metals for various effects. Each metal is paired with another that is usually an alloy of it.
Some of the uses are surprisingly clever and nuanced. For example if you push against a small coin you can shoot it like a bullet. If the same coin is on the ground below you however, you would be launched upwards due to your weight and the resistance of the coin against the ground.
There's also different types of magic and uses for metal besides the allomancy in pic related.
I tried reading The Beast that Shouted Love at the Heart of the World becuse I saw it referenced a couple times in anime specifically YU-NO and Evangelion but it was absolutley terrible.
Last book I read was whatever the last fully translated Kino no Tabi book is.
I wish I was literate, I feel like an intellectual midget
Fear and Loathing, currently going through Mishima's works and sporadically reading The Complete Chronicles of Conan.
Gonna try and prepare for Joyce after that.
Looks like it was for you
Not a meme
The Ancient Greeks
Works and Days; Theogony.
Aeschylus (525 BC - 456 BC)
Oresteia; Seven Against Thebes; Prometheus Bound; Persians; Suppliant Women.
Sophocles (c. 496-c. 405 BC)
Oedipus the King; Oedipus at Colonus; Antigone; Electra; Ajax; Women of Trachis; Philoctetes.
Euripides (480 or 484-406 BC)
Cyclops; Heracles; Alcestis; Hecuba; Bacchae; Orestes; Andromache; Medea; Ion; Hippolytus; Helen; Iphigenia at Aulis.
Aristophanes (ca. 446 BC - 385 BC)
The Birds; The Clouds; The Frogs; Lysistrata; The Knights; The Wasps; The Assemblywomen.
Thucydides, ca.460 BCE
The Peloponnesian Wars.
The Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus, Empedocles)
Plato, c.427-c.347 BCE
Aristotle, 384–322 BCE
--------Here you can stop-------
Menander, ca. 342–291 BC
The Girl from Samos.
On the Sublime.
Hymns and Epigrams.
Aesop (620 - 560 BC)
I'd been reading and listening to DFW's works all over the place (mostly listening).
I'm actually surprised at how illiterate /a/ is -- but it's not like I'm much better.
They're the foundation of western civilization, you barbarian
The left is CLEARLY Hellenistic, and the right is pre-Christian, you fucking baka.
Well, google is your friend, as always.
I used to have a text file of historical manga, but that's on my old HD.
The first thing that comes to mind Historie, about one of Alexander's generals. Hox works on that, as well as on Vinland Saga, but I haven't read it yet. There are others, like one about Hannibal Barca (whose title I forget)
Thermae Romae is a fun comedy.