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What was the last book /a/ actually read? S2 when?

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What was the last book /a/ actually read?

S2 when?
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reading is for losers
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>>151712829
I haven't read a real book since I was in school. I read the YenPress translation of Durarara's first volume when that came out though.
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I can't read
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Why on earth would I read a book after a hard day/week of work?
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The biography of the philosopher python
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Kizu
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Reading the Farseer Trilogy and Malazan Book of the Fallen at the moment.
Before those I read Dragonriders of Pern. Before that it was the Riftwar saga.
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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.
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I read The Futurological Congress, it was pretty fun.

Also this show should have focused more on het and less on /u/.
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Cloud Atlas

It was good but only the future sections.
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I don't read because I'm not a fucking virgin nerd loser.
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>>151712829
pic related

Anime adaptation when?!
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>>151713236
There was no romance though
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>>151712829
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.
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Sci-fi girl convinced me to read more sci-fi so I'm reading Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? I should've read it when I was younger but I wasn't much into sci-fi then.
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>>151712829
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.
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>>151713393
Why?
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>>151712829
Currently reading all Conan Doyle's Sherlock Holmes stories.
Nearly finished but holy shit there was a lot of them.
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>>151713453

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.
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>>151713397
Does sci-fi girl consider 40k to be sci-fi? Because the entire Horus Heresy is fucking fantastic.
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Twelve Stories and a Dream.
But it was like 6 months ago, I'm starting to feel clean now.
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>>151713492
I wholeheartedly recommend it. It gets better with each page.
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I read The Hobbit

Please do not bully I just started reading on my own recently
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Reading the hobbit now. Reading is actually more fun than watching cartoons.
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I read the entirety of The Hitchhiker's Guide to Galaxy last week.
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>1. All images and resulting discussion should pertain to anime or manga.
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>>151713810

But anon, this is a Bernard jou Iwaku thread.

Are Sherlock girl and the boy as irrelevant as they appear to be in the manga?
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>>151713856
>Are Sherlock girl and the boy as irrelevant as they appear to be in the manga?
They certainly get less screen time than scifi and main girl.
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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.
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>>151713897

I really wish Vertical would license the manga. Seems like something they'd do. Especially since they got hold of Nichijou.
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I've been reading the Alexander Hamilton biography
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>>151713187
How is Malazan? I've head it recommended to me and I'm burnt out on ASoIaF
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>>151712829
I actually got a copy of The Crying of Lot 49 for Christmas, but I've only read a few pages.
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Well?
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>>151712829
Dostoyevsky's The Idiot
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>>151714048
Tolkien
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>>151714048
Is this show good if I have a low reading power level?
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>>151714018
It's vast and gritty beyond "hurr all characters die"
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>>151712829
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.
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>>151712829
Two Ronnies autobiography.
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>>151714255
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>>151714018
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.
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>>151712829
I'm reading war and peace right now desu
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>>151714255
The communist manifesto is super short but its really well made fucking straight to the point, steal it from your stalinist grandpa.
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the Legend of the Galatic Heroes: Dawn. It really is more detailed than the anime.
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Der Golem by Gustav Meyrink
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>>151714246
Yes, because you can relate to what they're talking about if you read manga/watch anime.
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>>151714253

So it's basically just the western version of Akame ga Kill?

>>151714399

Are you doing the /lit/ read along with the reading group?
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>>151714246
Depends. Basic /lit/ memes are kind of a requirement.
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Warfactory by Neil Asher

it was ok - Father Captain Sverl was awesome fun, hope he comes back.

Penny Royal isn't dark enough tho.
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>>151714693
I know a few from just lurking and making shitpost threads about Infinite Jest even though I've never read it
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>>151712829
Stoner. It was pretty fantastic.

This show was really fun, practically /lit/-incarnate.
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The last book I read was "Art as Experience" by John Dewey, two days ago.
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I read How to Make Mistakes in Python about three days ago
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Finished three at the same time:
Vertical's Kizu
Cthulhu Mythos for that certain anime
Freud and Jung shit for flipping flappers
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Non-fiction: Keys to Drawing by Bert Dodson
Fiction: The Shadow of the Torturer by Gene Wolf
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>>151714681
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
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Currently verticals Nichijou book 5
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>>151715148

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.

>>151715193

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?
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>>151715304
Yes it has. I believe #5 comes out on the 10th of this month.
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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.
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>>151715392
shit, #6. sorry dont have on my glasses yet.
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>>151712829
I just finished Terry Pratchett's The Light Fantastic and started Equal Rites.
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Finished and riked Excession, paused Inversions because it was boring and fucking isekai in disguise.
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Last thing I've(a real book not some LN) was Ludwig von Mises's Theory and History
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Hyperion
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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.
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>>151713236
>more on het and less on /u/
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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.
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>>151712952
Then how do you know he was asking about your reading?
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>>151713016
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.
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Alice's Adventures in Wonderland.
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>>151716059
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.
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>>151713397
It's science fantasy if anything, like Star Wars.
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I haven't read a single book all year.
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>>151716305
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.
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>>151716293
what?
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>>151712829
Napoleon's biography. It was a pretty good read.
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>>151713433
>real books, like Nietzsche or Kant
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I am Legend
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>>151713543
>>151713544
The book was good, the movie was fucking terrible.

I read All Quiet on the Western Front recently.
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>>151717904
I read that a few months ago. Not much like the movie at all.
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Tbh.
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>>151712829
I'm too dumb to read books, that's why I just watch anime.
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>>151712829
I don't read books only manga and the last one was Shingeki no Kyojin just a few days ago.
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>>151712829
Guys what book was she reading at the bus stop? The one about the frozen world? I want to read it.
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>>151716059
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.
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>>151718551
Don't put yourself down like that anon. You are a valuable person.
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>>151717661
can you read your own posts?
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>>151718830
Don't heighten his expectations, anon, you're just setting him up for disappointment.
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Hard-Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World
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>>151718848
I dictate to my mom and she reads the replies to me
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>>151714681
>/lit/ read along
Why doesn't /a/ do this with older shows? Would be fun.
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Froth on the Daydream by Boris Vian
I now finally understand the sandbox scene in Nichijou.
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I'm in the middle of some Ian M Banks and a Ted Chiang compliation.
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>>151719163
It just would not work.
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>>151719298
Well, that's a shame.
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>>151719163
I remember a long time ago a small group used to have One Piece watchings

No idea what happened to them
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>>151719163
/a/ can't even have nice threads about shows where the source material is available
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>>151716293
Text to speech
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I'm reading roadside picnic right now.
like I'm literally having 2 minutes sessions of /a/ and book
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>>151718677
"Ice" by Anna Kavan. I also want to read it.
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>>151719612
Thanks I kept searching Mori but there's like so many books titled ice in Japanese.
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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.
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>>151716299
>The last book I completed was probably Neuromancer, which I re-read last year.
Did you like it then?
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>>151719767
I've heard about the magic system briefly mentioned on /tg/. Care to explain it a bit?
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Currently reading the king in yellow.
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>>151719864
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.
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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.
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>>151712829
Reading is for nerds.
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An hour ago, The Crying of Lot 49 by Pynchon.
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>>151714255
>posts Stirner
>reading Rand
shiggy diggy doo
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>>151720111
Oh, so it's alchemy but with a focus on alchemical reactions. That's a cute approach.
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>>151712829
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>>151717852
What, are two of the most influential philosophers to ever exist too baby-tier for your "patrician" tastes?
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>>151712829
I'm currently reading Loomis.
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>>151712829
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>>151712829
I'm too retarded to read books.
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I wish I was literate, I feel like an intellectual midget
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>>151720610
Find a subject you enjoy and read. Its never to late to learn anon.
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>>151712829
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.
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>>151720686
>to late
>to
Looks like it was for you
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>>151720610
start
with
the
greeks
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>>151720610
Start with Beyond Good and Evil. In German.
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>>151720686
>>151720796
I bought Mythology by Edith Hamilton and the Republic of Plato recently to start

Is the greek thing a meme or should I actually start here?
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>Mfw already read two books today

I'm off to a good start so far, might go for a third before the day ends.
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I was reading Glass Mask and couldn't follow the characters' Midsummer Night`s Dream play because of the language. It made so upset I borrowed a collection of Shakespeare plays.
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I'm too lazy to read a book.
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>>151712829
I finally got around to reading The Legacy of Totalitarianism in a Tunda, but it was 2deep4me and I only made it through the first two chapters.
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>>151720867
Not a meme

The Ancient Greeks

Homer (ca.800BC)
Iliad; Odyssey.
Hesiod (ca.700BC)
Works and Days; Theogony.
Archilochos
Sappho (ca.600BC)
Alkman
Pindar.
Odes.
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.
Herodotus, 485–420BCE
The Histories.
Thucydides, ca.460 BCE
The Peloponnesian Wars.
The Pre-Socratics (Heraclitus, Empedocles)
Plato, c.427-c.347 BCE
Dialogues.
Aristotle, 384–322 BCE
Poetics; Ethics.

--------Here you can stop-------

Hellenistic Greeks

Menander, ca. 342–291 BC
The Girl from Samos.
Longinus.
On the Sublime.
Callimachus.
Hymns and Epigrams.
Theocritus.
Idylls.
Plutarch, 46–120
Lives; Moralia.
Aesop (620 - 560 BC)
Fables.
Lucian.
Satires.
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>>151712829
Eden Green. Pretty cool story.
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>>151721781
Why start with the Greeks?
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>>151720407
I wonder if they have brought your thinking to a whole new level? Or maybe you are wasting your time?
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>>151714037
Whoever got you it is patrician as fuck.
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>>151722320
So you can tell people to start with the Greeks
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>>151722320
The first civilization to produce written works of significant artistic merit
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>>151712829
Do Androids dream of electric sheep (the book blade runner is based on)
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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.
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>>151722320
They're the foundation of western civilization, you barbarian
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>>151723879
>post-christian Roman Empire
>Ancient Greece
pick one
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>>151723452

I just finished reading that like thirty minutes aog.
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>>151724065
The left is CLEARLY Hellenistic, and the right is pre-Christian, you fucking baka.
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>>151712829
Asterisk War

It was buy 1 get 1 free at Barnes and Noble after I bought manga for my nephews for Christmas. That's my excuse anyway.
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Is there a manga about Greeks or Romans?
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>>151724294

Thermae Rome

Hot Tub Time Machine with Romans
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>>151724294
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.
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Kizumonogatari
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My country,my people by Lin Yutang
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>>151715508
You're in for an amazing ride. It only gets better.
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