ITT: God-tier books cont.
I promised to show the scar on my arm from Dune, will do so in a second.
Was Hitchhiker's Guide mentioned in the last thread?
I was in high school and wanted to prove that I could last through the "black box" treatment as well. Not sure exactly what it was called, but you know the box he put his hand into where he felt his hand melt? Yeah, that. I burnt my forearm on the metal edging around a reading lamp. My brother told me it would scar up if I peeled the scab so... I peeled the scab. Fucking high school. Just took pics, will upload in a sec. They aren't amazing or anything. It's not like people look at me and go "OH SHIT WHAT DID YOU DO!" But the scar had stuck with me.
Ferdowsi's Shahnameh, "The Book of Kings"
Dune is a favorite of mine, too.
Ok, here we go. quick posts of a very unimpressive scar. I tell people who ask that I got it from the first job I ever had at Wendy's. I should probably make a better story...
Every one says that. I may have to try and re-read that hitchhiker book. I tried and got all the way through but didn't enjoy it. But sometimes when sometimes you expect something to be epic like everyone says...it's not epic the way you think it will be and you don't like it. Maybe that's why I didn't like it. It's the kind of book I usually enjoy.
Next, not sure how well it shows...
My second favorite book of all time behind Hitchhiker's.
Last, sorry the didn't come out well. Really though it's isn't a very impressive scar, only about a thumbprint size. Wouldn't have posted unless someone asked. Anyways...
I like his witty little tidbits of wisdom. Between his musings on the importance of towels (my favorite passage of the book) and the truth regarding how dull and uninteresting infinity really is, I consider Hitchhiker's the font of all knowledge. His voice is just wonderful.
pic related was pretty damn good
am i allowed to have more than one book per post?
Still waiting on actual god tier books, you plebs.
You should definitely give it a shot. His writing is very unique. He brings a comedy to the table in what is, behind the curtain, a pretty dark series. Much to think about after you read these books, not just a guilty pleasure.
I'd be really surprised if any of you muntard's have read this little 750 page beauty
He's pretty shit tier philosopher but this is probably his best.
I posted this in the last thread, but will post again. I posted it in response to some who suggested the Tao Te Ching. Both books are ones that you can read in about an hour, but can take a lifetime to learn. I really recommend The Prophet if you are in a rut in life. It helped me.
I liked the movie for one reason: it made me think about the book in a whole new way. There were some things I didn't pick up on until Baz slapped me across the face with them. For instance: Gatsby's pink suit. You know how when someone has an idealistic view of their memory, they're "looking through rose-tinted glasses?" The suit symbolizes his rose-tinted view on the world. Gatsby has this idealistic view of Daisy and the past that they shared, and it can't be further than the truth. The film has its faults, but if it makes me think about the book in a new way, it can't be all bad, right?
...maybe not a Feast for Crows... But GoT and SoS definitely.
This was better than American Gods. C'mon, the four other horsemen of the apocalypse? With one of them being "Really Cool People"? This shit was gold.
Is that an agreement or are we shortening "confirmed faggot, underage, retard, whatever" to just "confirmed"?
>Suddenly you rent the veil, what does it mean?
>Left home, drunk with ale, what does it mean?
>Locks in hand, the morning breeze, rivals obey
>Serving all others to such detail, what does it mean?
>King of the Good, mendicants to you pray,
>Made your throne into a jail, what does it mean?
>At first, in my hands, your locks you lay,
>Later on, you make me frail, what does it mean?
>Your loins talk in riddles and your words secrets say;
>Cut me in the middle, to what avail? What does it mean?
>You lure us with Love, and like pawns, you play
>Each piece you play, you fail, what does it mean?
>O Hafiz, if your lover into your heart finds her way
>Familiar is your trail, and your tale, what does it mean?
I don't know if I would consider this a 'god-tier' book or not, but it is a very good one. I always considered it the perfect book for /b/.
>It has homosexuality (closeted, just like OP)
>It has bestiality
It has wincest (if you consider MIL sex wincest)
>It has prostitute sex (with and without retards)
>It has student fucking the teacher's wife.
>Also the main character gets deformed.
Pretty much every thread on /b/ this book already has covered.
>stole it from the library because of it
>actually read it
>books are actually cool
Masha'Allah, long live the Lisan al'Gaib
it's 2015, no one has time for that shit. That was an era where you were paid by the page...
Anyway, Grapes of wrath can suck my dick, read this if you want steinbeck at his best.
I had the first book on tape. I was driving a few hundred miles at night, pitch black highway, and the cruciform story is still firmly etched in my mind as one of the creepiest experiences ever. I mean, I was driving but it also felt like I was there... fucking excellent writing.
Been wanting to get into Dune for years, picked up the Machine Crusade from the library years ago, part of the trilogy written by Herbert's son. Anyone know how that stuff compares to the original?
Be right back, need to make myself another white russain. In the meantime I will recommend an author who I've been obsessed with recently: Terry Pratchett. If you are looking to get lost in another world, one full of adventure, fun, and without the sinister tinge that of real life, read his books. Any of them. If you need a starting points, read the Watchmen series, starting with Gaurds, Guards! Amazing author.
Holy shit, I read American Gods (which was the only Gaimen book I've read) and it was awesome. I love Pratchett (just posted about him) but I haven't read this yet. Know sir, or madam, that you have sold me on this book already.
How do we feel about comics? Can we make an exception for The Sandman? People hype it up, but it really is brilliant.
The shit by his son is an abomination. It's childish, predictable drivel that doesn't compare in the slightest to the originals. That also goes for the two "final" Dune books he wrote from his father's notes. Consider Chapterhouse to be the final book and leave it at that.
are you fuckin' dirt bags even trying?
Please man, pick up The Prophet, Great read whether you believe in God or not. (Still figuring that out myself.) If you are looking for some uplifting books, let me know. I can give you ones that are guaranteed to make you smile.
>picks a book written by a chick
On a completely opposite note, and I'll preface this by saying I was very excited to read it, but I HATED HATED HATED this book. Think Sword Art Online meets Snowcrash, The dialog is so horribly written, it was as if the author was 70 years old and like "this is totally how teenagers talk man... "
And when the dialog isn't a terrible attempt at teenage colloquialisms it is just completely monotone and boring - like all the characters using the same voice.
The concept was totally sound, and there are good things to be said about it, and the dialog problem was kind of odd because the narration by the protagonist was more that adequately done.... But fuck FUCK FUCK this book.
They are. What the father wrote (at least the first few novels) is true literature. What the son and KJA wrote was something that wasn't good enough for a Xena episode. I only read one. I was so embarrassed for him I had to stop. It's actually unimaginable to me that they made as many as they have.
Yeah, exactly why 4 harry potter books totaling over 600 pages are among the best selling of the modern era...fucking idiot.
If you can't read a book longer than a steinbeck novel, well then you're a moron. Steinbeck is great though.
Some may be disconcerted with the way many of the originals time jump from the last book (sometimes hundreds of years), leaving you to learn all new characters, but Chapterhouse is good enough to make the journey worthwhile.
>hes getting warmer
Of course. Many graphic novels have some very very great writing in them - and the beautiful art doesn't hurt either. Alan Moore, Neil Gaiman...
I love The Killing Joke so much I transcend it above Batman.
Read original post. I was reading Dune and wanted to prove that I could last through "The Box" treatment. Burnt my arm on the metal shade of a strong reading lamp. Nothing special : C
Nobody else likes High Fidelity as much as I do? Nick Hornby is an excellent writer with a great style... But I guess I get not counting it as "god-tier" or great literature.
>picks a book written by a chick
idk, women can write horrifying shit... there's no classic that competes with Frankenstein.
I know right? My fiancee got me into them. Read about 10 of his books in a row before I had to go out and spend about 100 bucks to get more. It's so worth. After reading all his books, I felt lost when I picked up another series.
I'm 30, I understand the nostalgia aspect. Still doesn't forgive the atrocious dialog from someone who is supposed to be a professional writer. We aren't talking E.L. James here.
Female authors compare to male authors the way female athletes compare to male athletes. I don't bother reading anything written by a woman any more.
I've been reading this, it's great so far. I've read some other Jodorowsky and his comics are all good. (Love his movies as well.)
Also Saga has been amazing so far.
Has anyone read this? It was the most imaginative book I've ever read. One of the most interesting fantasy worlds I've ever seen.
>harry potter books
A page of Dostoyevsky takes way longer than a page of rowling...
If anyone wants an adventure story by the master look here.
It gets a hell of a lot better around the midway point, how far are you into it?
This book was pretty good. I tend to enjoy books about the mind or human experience
About a fourth into it. Gonna read some more tonight. I'm such a sucker for Moebius' art that each page takes me twice as long as normal to read it cause I just sit and stare.
Can bet my left nut that none of you fuckers has read this. Thousand times better in original language doe.
>I'm such a sucker for Moebius' art that each page takes me twice as long as normal to read it cause I just sit and stare.
Yeah its pretty amazing. One of the biggest reasons its so highly regarded.
The Gom Jabbar is the needle inside the box. You die if you move your hand. That's why only those worthy and faithful to the Bene Gesserit are even allowed to attempt. Lady Jessica had to beg the rev mother to even give the test to Paul.
Anyone read this? I've met so few people that even recognize the author. Shit was so good.
Fireshapers Doom and Darkthunder's Way are fantastic.
The Picture of Dorian Gray. Jesus Christ that book.
this book made me stop being so obsessed with the opinions of others and made me truly love myself.
idgaf what anyone has to say about Ayn Rand or her books, I would still be an insecure little shit wandering through life if it wasnt for this book
the whole series is good, but this is by far my favorite
pic related also
the first book is incredibly short. 2 and 3 are amazing compared to it, 4 you'll either love it or hate it, 5 6 and 7 are not so good but people should read them anyway just to wrap up the story. The end was pretty unsatisfying though.
I need to sit down and read that someday.
lol, ayn rand is mocked for a reason...
>I would still be an insecure little shit wandering through life if it wasnt for this book
So now you're a sociopathic, narcissistic little shit? I don't consider that to be an improvement. Ayn Rand was a hypocritical, ugly whore. She's considered deep by those who aren't.
you do understand why these books are on highschool reading lists thought right?
Its very easy to make fun of highschool required reading books but lots of those books are great books & im sure other avid readers would agree
The first one was boring. He wrote it in the 70s when he thought he was a real writer. When he gave up the idea and realized he was a drunk hack he relaxed and actually wrote a couple of decent stories. You can start at book 2 and never even miss that piece of shit. Most of them are worth it. The last couple suck ass but are worth it if only for the closure. Everyone bitches about the ending but really it's the only ending with any logic.
i think you should still read the first one, there is a lot of foreshadowing of the end in it. I didn't like it at first either but after rereading it after the last one I came to appreciate it a little more.
No im not sociopath or narcissistic at all, the book taught me to do what I really wanna do so long as that doesnt get in the way of other people doing what they wanna do.
After reading this book last summer I made straight A's last semester, lost 20 pounds and my parents & friends respect me more.
AND even if I was what you said I was... I would rather be an ignorant wolf in this world as opposed to an ignorant sheep
the "calla" speak in that book was infuriating. It was fucking dumb how fast the main group started talking like retards with all the "do ya"s and shit. Also the lightsabers and harry potter snitches were pretty fucking stupid.
6 is better in some ways, but not much better. I liked the last one until the crimson king is revealed. I'd give them a read, there are some good parts here and there.
>I would rather be an ignorant wolf in this world as opposed to an ignorant sheep
It's funny that you think your minor accomplishments make you a wolf. Yip yip is what I hear from you. Anyone who is inspired by Ayn Rand is a delusional asshole.
This Ayn Rand is literally the worst hack out there.
I feel like some of you guys would like this.
This thread is about God Tier books, not your pathetic neckbeard hipster books that only you've heard of
I could deal with the Calla speak, I even didn't completely mind the lightsaber and snitch stuff (I would've preferred he kept his inspiration quiet but whatever) but the way the book ended with them finding the book just killed me. Stupid fucking concept in general and definitely not a way to want me to keep reading. I am going to finish them soon though just to get it over with and see if Roland's badassery redeems the series
>perverted old man writes his autistic fantasies about medieval rape and medieval politics\
>boring suburban white women with rape fantasies buy it up in droves because drama and rape/sex
I said "Even if i was what you said I was", I felt that you were describing a wolf.
& before that I said I wasnt.
Im not a wolf at all, im a guy who read a book that changed his view of the world and made him a little more goal oriented and secure with not knowing everything.
If any of you play Dungeons and Dragons, you should read any of the Fafhrd and the Gray Mouser books, by Fritz Leiber. His and the Conan books really kick started the whole D&D framework. Fafhrd and the gray mouser comprise all of the D&D classes between them. They are wonderful books, and the humor still holds!
Still one of my favorite authors, shame he died
Ayn Rand whinge whinge whinge. all the cool kids just love to hate her.
for English as a second language; escaping the communist plague and trying to warn the free world of their own decline; and writing several books that still sell enviable quantities today, she's pretty fucking impressive.
“They were watching, out there past men's knowing, where stars are drowning and whales ferry their vast souls through the black and seamless sea.”
>Can't actually make an argument about what I said
>lol but ur a pleb who doesnt like popular things
>yfw making those posts
This one is great it's about a boy who grows up in a whorehouse on an alien planet with a robot for a teacher
it sounds silly but it's actually really profound
>getting assblasted on a mongolian cartoon image board
Atlas Shrugged, the only real book on this post
I'd like to know what Kylar does with his powers after the last book ends, and in future lives after Vi, Durzo, and Momma K die.
It will probably be a long time before there's another major evil threat worth using the devourers powers on though. Pretty much all the old power is locked away either with Kylar or in Ezras wood. except for the handful of still missing ka'kari.
i think this is one of the best underrated post-apocalyptic books written
didn t like how azoth fucked up everytime and never used the kakari efficiently or his potential power of archmage
I preferred lightbringer better
any other book where the protagonist goes through an "apprentice phase" ? I really like it in lightbringer or in kingkiller when kvoth is in the university amazing everyone, same with Kip in training. I loved the magic system in kingkiller too.
yea section doesn't make sense. I guess that anon meant the books after god emperor. I'll agree that they took a strange swerve, but I think it all would've been tied up in book 7 had Frank lived long enough to write it.
it'd be nice if we could at least get the elusive outline and notes. but instead, we get brian & kevin churning out dune-themed potboilers.
back when niggers knew their place
True. I was never really satisfied with the explanation as to why the Emperor flew the Choam company flag. Or why Fenrick refused to kill what he wanted most to be but knew he couldn't.
What I'm reading right now, almost finished. So much yes:
"It can be hard to wait for the flow to start," he said, "but when you have to wait, you have to wait. In the meantime, assume you're dead."
"You mean I should stay dead for now?" I asked.
"YOU MEAN I SHOULD STAY DEAD FOR NOW?"
"That's it, sonny. 'Dying is the only way / For you to float free: / Nomonhan.'"
And you!!! <3
"Dune" is great -- but ends so strangely. Maybe it's just because you don't identify as female, but the last line of the book is: "While we, Chani, we who carry the name of concubine -- history will call us wives." I mean, that's kind of creepy, right? But whatever, Dune is legit.
Someone mentioned "Crime and Punishment" -- I'd go for "Notes from the Underground" instead ["I am a sick man... I am a spiteful man. I am an unpleasant man."].
I love "Metamorphosis" and "The Trial" by Kafka more, though.
Yuhg, no. Sandman.
"The Secret History" and "Wolf in White Van" are tits.
If you're looking for philosophy, "Madness and Civilization," and "Suicide: A Discourse on Voluntary Death."
Oh! oh, and "The Life & Times of Michael K."
Finally, "Fahrenheit 451" was my favorite for so long, since I was a kid. Super nominate for God-Tier.
do none of you niggers Infinite Jest?
How could stop at the first book? That cliffhanger ending was just ridiculous. I'd have been tearing it to pieces if I had read it when it first came out and I had to wait years to see the action.
These books will sit along side Tolkien and C.S. Lewis as one of the greatest fantasy series ever created.
This book is absolutely horrifying (in a good way)
I'm sorry, what ground break hit fantasy series have you written?
you could have just not bothered. Or you could have read the original Canterbury tales, since Hyperion is a massive rip off of it.
Everything about Hyperion is so fucking plebby, it really irritates me when people try to hold it up as a quality work.
A song of ice and fire isnt ground breaking in any way. Its just another shitty fantasy book that people are obsessed with because it is filled with descriptions of dicks. Stupid faggots.
not worth reading. I read that cover to cover 8th grade for fun. I should have been just getting some jailbait pussy, fuck reading...
451 is alright, but here is some real bradbury
>Or you could have read the original Canterbury tales, since Hyperion is a massive rip off of it.
I see that you just read a description of the series, and the not the books themselves. Otherwise, you wouldn't have made such an asinine judgment. Aside from pilgrims each telling a story (which only lays the groundwork for the subsequent novels), there is no similarity between this series and the Canterbury Tales.
Next time actually read the books before shooting off your ignorant pleb mouth.
Alan Dean Foster's Speelsinger series was shithot. Would recomend it to the people who talked about H2G2 earlier in thread.
Also, Forgotten Realms and Dragonlance series.
I don't know if I'd say Godtier but The Black Company was always a favorite series of mine. It encompassed like 40 years of the lives of mercenaries, and you felt like you grew old with them, you went through their struggles and their good times, and when someone went down you felt like you were mourning with them too. Cook did a really great job of getting you attached to people and killing them off, better than RR Martin did in my opinion.
Didn't care for it.
"Aww, you feel out of place being a wall street monkey surrounded by these people who are obscenely rich, and you feel awkward about setting up your cousin with that guy who invited you to a party one time and has for some reason decided to confide in you?"
metro 2033 god tier imo
read about 6 times
metro 2034 is down syndrome tiered special little brother
the 50 thousand other books i have no idea but was not limited to learning to read russian just for the purpose of reading god tier level government funded fan fiction novels
A friend recommended it and I read the entire thing waiting to feel the same way he did about it, but it didn't happen.
If bland cardboard characters and a shitty knockoff plot are your thing then enjoy it.
You're just looking to annoy people.
>all star superman
>v for vendetta
I can keep going. If you don't think at least one of these isn't great, you don't deserve to keep speaking.
These get pretty crazy at the end. The first four books take place in a world of air, stone, fire, and water respectively. The last book is the shortest of the whole series.
Was just about to post those. I power-read the whole first two chronicles, but i gotta take a break before i dig into the last one.
I thought they were pretty ridiculous.
>I am stupid I am gonna kill
>I plan kill, I am Napoleon
>I kill, oh noes
>I kill, oh noes, I go crazy, can't control
I read every single fucking page and fuck that book sucked. Together with the brothers it cured me for ever of wanting to read Russian literature.
It was 10 years ago dude.
>Space Jesus and the battle through time against Space Satan.
Thats all anyone needs to know about that utter shite you're desperately defending like a mong.