God tier books, I'll start with some of my favourite
another favourite of mine, come on anons, prove you're not illiterate for once
Changed my world
i like the stranger by camus and hunt for red october
Haven't read it, might write that down.
Another one that makes you think
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another piece that makes your think...
Come on /b/, I know there must be someone that reads here
I was waiting for someone to post H.P Lovecraft
slow going but worth the time invested
I was told to read it but didn't think about it twice... I think I might get it.
Come on anons, I'm writting all these titles down to read them later on, you should do the same, lets learn from eachother once.
My last attempts to keep this thread alive... It really worries me that this dies but a trap thread is on the first page, what we've come to
Here's my favorite. When Im forced to go to church I bring this and read out loud. Fucking sheeple worshiping a fake sky god.
I haven't read it but for some reason it looks like the kind of literature meant for atheists with fedoras who think they're better than anyone else and that they will lead our civilization into the next level
Have to agree here. While it's a good read it really is made for atheist Sheeple who can't make there own mind up. If you want to disbelieve in a loving father, go ahead... Just don't base it on this book..
These and any other work by Stephen king are worth reading.
By the way, I'm sorry for any misuse of the English language I may have, I'm trying to get as much literature as I can to increase my abilities with it and expand my vocabulary so it can just as wide as my native language one.
>inb4 fucking import
Fuck you guys. Seriously if you think "MUH JEBUSS" is real then fuck you. This guy knows what he's talking about. P.S Fedoras are a fashion statement not something to be made fun of
What do you read?
IMO king is a shitflinging autist, please don't talk to me if you read shit like that.
The only book that needs to be posted is Meditations by Marcus Aurelius.
I don't even know what the movie "Seven" is, and I don't consider myself intelligent, I just try to learn as much as I can from everything that comes across me, maybe I don't understand it, maybe I do, I went to a Dante Alligieri school and this book was explained to us, but I don't wish to prove anything my friend, just to share some good literature.
I do not believe in Jesus or God or anything mate, you sound quite angry, maybe you should consider the statement of the guy who agreed with me and think if you're actually one of those guys who get angry everytime someone tries to say something different to what they think, I know this is /b/, but there is no reason to be mad
I mainly read literature in Spanish but now I'm trying to get better at English by reading anglosaxon texts; I mainly enjoy everything but I try t keep myself aways from sci-fi and most of novels.
Don't think that a book is bad in that way, they're all knowledge from someone's point of view and you can always learn something from one of them. I also listen to the stupid guy talk, because inbetween of all the bullshit he says there might be something truthful, that something that the wise man didn't say from fear to be judged.
And when you say "King" you mean Stephen King? No I don't read anything from him, don't really enjoy it, but I don't consider him "autistic"
Haven't read this since like middle school or something. Its not even that long, but to this day I have not read another book that I've loved more
Serious crap? I'm curious as to why you think that. Got an example?
I didn't notice god-tier in the OP, I just thought we were posting books.
>not for the weak of heart
Worth reading yes,God tier no.
SK goes off on a tangent about unimportant details for fucking pages. Another thing that shits me is the constant references to other books, and to himself. And how nearly every story takes place in Maine, and every protagonist is a writer. I used to love his books(the stand is my favorite), but his writing style annoys me to much now. And nowadays he get paid by the fucking word, and he has no fucking editor anymore so his books are fucking stupid thick now, like 1500 pages thick.
Very much this
Man there's a difference between reading everything and recommending crappy books to crappy people on /b/
Consider your audience, why don't you post over on /lit/?
What I like, Dark Tower, Mobiel, Cujo, It, Eyes of Fire and even Dome.
The rest I don't like at all. But I think that's more because my preferences lie somewhere else these days.
sorry anon I'm not exact, I'll need to read a few and then find what I enjoy
>preferably not sci-fi or fantasy
>inspirational would be enjoyable I guess
>Would prefer shorter books to begin with
>not bothered whether fiction or non-fiction
Because I'm on /b/ and this place is meant for all the genreless cancer to come, also, I didn't really post crappy books mate, may not be god tier, but not crappy, if other anons did so that is not my fault, now I will abandon thread as a Kangaroo is destroying my garden and I have to scare him off to the bushes, which are far.
Farewell my /b/tards.
Forgot to post one more, too lazy to get picture.
I am gonna recommend a weird-ish, amusing, sometimes funny, sometimes feeling book. It's not God-Tier but seriously enjoyable. It's short and easy. It has a couple of good points, and it's generally weirdly relatedable.
The Universe versus Alex Woods
kek. Hello wannabe sci fag
Know your opponent and know yourself, and you shall not be in danger in a thousand battles.
I vigorously recommend reading this book.
I actually just looked, and I do have it on my shelf, but haven't read it - reason being they're in Dutch and I got this collection of Stephen King books when I was just transisting to reading English only. However, I will read it next week and try to find you again.
Ok, I lied. I did see that. I think that Stephen king is god-tier. I like how a lot of his works hint to others and how they all go together in one way or another.
>this is the internet and you have every right to disagree with my opinion.
Did anyone like the Dexter novels? I liked the story in the book more that the show, still haven't read the last to. I also like how its written so you can hear dexters internal monolog(is monolog right? Meh you get the drift).
pretty much everything written by bolano
Seriously, no clockwork orange?
Next time don't lie. Stand up for your convictions. No matter how wrong you are....
Cloud atlas - David Mitchell
Frankenstein - Mary Shelley
Are god tier
This book is excellent.
i like this series
sci fi is god tier genre. this is god tire sci fi
I liked the first one, but the second started getting a bit too gory for my taste. I heard the last ones have like vampires and shit, so I dropped it.
I did enjoy the witticisms, like when he described how the janitor/whatever at the arena
>were in a hurry to find a new place for his breakfast
when he saw the chopped up vic. I read the translated version, so that's not exactly the correct phrasing.
You'd probably like this.
A short book. A revealing book. Especially if you bother to read the historical context regarding the author.
>guy the average joe or jane knows nothing about, but whose methods permanently altered the course of history
If you want to start reading
Start with the greeks
I'd pay natelys whore to beat the shit out of me
Twisting words now, heyyyy stooopid.
Gonna have to agree with this post. God tier books are any book that makes you change yourself for the better. Pic related.
Some of my favorites
>Meditations - Marcus Aurelius
>The Brothers Karamazov - Fyodor Dostoyevsky
>Blood Meridian - Cormac McCarthy
This is the only book /b/ should read
Helped me to heal my depression.
You posted one book and it was a terrible one at that. The rest of your posts were spent talking shit about other people's taste in books and calling people pretentious.
>have fun trolling m8
the lord of the rings obviously.
It's been on my shelf for a couple of years now. Might as well finally read it
Boring. And Dawkins is an arrogant cunt
I've read most of the less mathsy works of Feynmann and they should be compulsory for science/engineering students
>TFW I wanna read some HP Lovecraft but don't have the vocabulary of a English teacher, and can't be fucked reading with a dictionary next to me.
Too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks too many cooks
please tell me some other anon has read this book.
If you're into dark fantasy
Much underrated in the West
The solution to this is simple, read it multiply times. And he doesn't really use hard words, just old words.
I have the same problem, I am about 5 stories in on the "Complete fiction' tome.
Much better than the movie
My only regret was that he didn't write deep enough into the 2 blue Istari and the Haradrim.
I would of loved a book about those 2 and there adventures
I bet you stroke your neckbeard while reading that you fat downie cunt.
Read it in high school. Doesn't contain much maths. Tbh much easier than our course book, which was filled with numericals. Give it a try anon, reads like novel
So far I like it, but maybe overrated.
However his stories are short and know how to deliver. It's definatly a must read if you're a serious reader.
Unabridged version is my favourite fiction novel of all time.
yea sorry about that. not bait, just posted without thinking of the possible risk of thread derailing. i really don't like dawkins unresearched stance on religion however silly religion might be.
Anyone read the books king penned as Richard Bach man, some good shit, I had rage in PDF format on my phone but deleted it, got a copy of thinner from when it came out, the pages are nice and yellow/brown its that old.
Also, I got a question.
Are there any decent zombie reads? I read World War Z (Which I liked) + that survival guide he wrote. I also read the series feed/ deadline and blackout which was alright but nothing special. Are there any good close to god tiered zombie reads?
Multilayered thriller. The book's intertextuality, well-researched occult subject matter, and incredibly erudite tone give it huge potential for re-reading. I've read it six times so far, and I know that there are still things in it I've missed.
best book i ever don read.
I will look into that, that might be cool.
Zombies are my non-sexual fetish, but zombies never reach god tier in movies or books shamefully.
The Reapers Are The Angels
Is one I found and am gonna need to buy and read though, it's said it's a really good zombie read.
Put a whole lot of stuff in a new light to me.
Absolute yes. God tier. In fact everything by Kafka.
I don't know why you bother reading such silly books. Unreastically hyped by neckbeard readers. Move along, you are not 13 anymore.
Are you serious?
Yes! The movie as well
I would argue that you should read it if you are seriously into politics. You should try at least. Just to better understand evil.
Also in random order, fiction and non-fiction: Thomas Pynchon. Steven Pinker, Thomas Elliot, Hannah Arendt (Eichmann in Jerusalem is revealing), Thomas Kuhn, e.e.cummings
there's always one isn't there.
not for you if you have short attention span
You know you guys used to love these books
Also in full here: www.angel.net/~nic/askitiki.html
My favorite book.
I think so. I may be missing one or two of those. I do have "Rage" and If you can find it, I would recommend it. It's been pulled out of print since it caused too many shootings.
I don't read paper books. I'm only 25 so I didn't buy his books new. My aunt is a huge fan and got them all new but needed the space so she gave me them. Now she is on a mailing list so after she finishes his newest book she gives it to me. I'm a kindle guy but my shelf looks rad.
I live about 3 hours from his Bangor mansion. I should have him sign some older copies.
Witty, clever and hilarious are pretty desirable qualities but not necessary for a memorable book in the course of fiction. There are several counterexamples and some examples as well. Adams books are fun to read, but by all means not everlasting. Same is true for Tolkien's I'd say.
Egyptian Sinuhet - Mika Waltari
never said it did. just added that. the fact that you can't scientifically prove that a god doesn't exist makes it that. or maybe a belief is a better word for it.
Get on my level pleb. ALLAH HU AKBAR!!
I love paper books don't get me wrong. I just like the size of the kindle. If i finish a book at work, I am able to start a new one right away. There are some books I will read in paper. Like I wanted to read The Green Mile again and I have the original 6 part book set. I would rather read it that way than in one file on my kindle.
Roadside Picnic is god tier by all means.
ordered it yesterday, tell me how awesome it is so i know how quicky i should finish pic related
eh, I found 100 years of solitude really really really boring. just endless 'woe is me' unrequieted love and generations using the same names as their fathers and grandfathers, plus the constant time-skipping just made for dull, confusing reading.
that looks interesting, ill keep an eye out for it thanks.
I liked this, really enjoyed the unbiased 'dual lens' approach he took, let me form my own opinions and connections :)
awesome read, loved it.
<<my personal pick, gotta read the sequel as well.
in the realms of philosophy:
suprised no ones posted this yet
My Struggle by Karl Ove Knausgård, 3600 pages with beautiful self-hatred
Well of course they're not necessary qualities, but they're qualities that Adam's writing has in abundance. I'm just confused as to why someone would fob off H2G2 as silly books unless they're the type of pretentious person who thinks comedic books aren't worthwhile literature, or just plain boring.
This is my list of sci-fi god tier books. Anyone want to add something?
"A Planet Called Treason"
"Three Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch"
"Our friends from Frolix 8"
"Left Hand of Darkness"
"Brave New World"
"Do androids dream about electric Ships"
Lel it's sheep dummy. Good list though.
America's Great Depression by Murray N. Rothbard
All of this.
critique of pure reason is a very difficult read. many page long sentences. the guy was a kraut after all. Also, he provides tons of examples based on physics, XIXth century physics. Most of it is bullshit, though his points still stand. All in all, I wouldn't recommend for most of valuable things stated there are already common knowledge and you won't be learning much from it.
has some nice insights, though it's hard to understand the good parts. if you are not smart enough to comprehend it, you'll end up reading a silly book about silly aliens
god tier, these plebs are undeserving of it's presence
neolithic humans vs lizardmen
will change the way you view the world
This. Together with Ender's Game, Xenocide and Children of the Mind.
A great series about fear of unknown and how that fear affects men.
I read it after watching Ender's Game the movie. I refused to believe that something that bad could make it to the silver screen. Director of that movie should be shot or better, burned alive.
You may mock Dr Icke now but dont come complaining to me when youve got ancient reptilians crawling out of your ass
Its a must read in my opinion. youll realise your eyes have been closed to the hidden powers that influence our daily lives
sheeeit cant beleive i forgot those, love that series!
If you want alot more back/sidestory and context to do with Bean (amazing charachter, so much deeper than ender) and Peter Wiggin i'd highly reccomend Enders Shadow and Shadow of the Hedgemon.
(I havnt seen enders game film yet, and I really dont want to.)
Mate I've read ALL about the global elites playing puppet with the world leaders, but the way David goes about it makes him look batshit. Besides you really think knowing the truth about it all will change anything, Whatever is in control of our leaders and our planet has been in control for most of our evolution, they have there plans for us and there's nothing anyone can do to stop it.
I also recommend The Bone Clocks by David Mitchell. It's similar to Cloud Atlas
And thats exactly what David Icke tells us. He tells us that shills like you will say exactly that in order to keep us distracted and our eyes closed
I was bored an evening, watched that movie and felt robbed of my time.
But then again it was a childs movie.
Books are adult-ish and actually good?
Dude spends 7 days murdering people just because he can
It's difficult to describe...
It's written in the style of the Canterbury tales and is well deserving of its Hugo award.
There is an interstellar government called the Hegemony of Man. This planet is beyond their reach. These 'pilgrims' have come to see the Shrike, which is a monster/deity. The other books in the series are also worth reading.
I'd say that's almost as awesome as Dune.
Also this. A short novella about a guy who likes to fuck cows