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What's your favorite book, you uncultured swine? Pic related is a god-tier classic.

>inb4 Harry Potter
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>>726842694
narnia: the lion the witch and the wardrobe
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>>726842694
>>726843488
nah seriously though the last book i read was pat conroy the lords of discipline. pat old boy sure has a hard on for charleston south carolina
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At the moment
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since ol' Cormac already got repped
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>>726842694
>>726843911
>>726844178
can you guys recommend me books and i authors i absolutely have to read and cant pass up
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>>726842694
This
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Im reading a stolen life by jaycee dugard cuz im from the area where it happened, its pretty interesting
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>>726844357
I absolutely love Blood Meridian and would recommend it. No Country For Old Men is the same author and is also great. Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy is really funny.
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>>726844647
Beat me to it.
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thank me later
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The Count of Monte Cristo
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>>726844724
The ending (of the whole series) was so dark though, but Adams chalked it up to his being depressed
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>>726844357
Neuromancer created the cyberpunk genre and then the Matrix ripped it off.

Glasshouse by Charles Stross

The Moon is a Harsh Mistress by Robert Heinlein

Heart of Darkness by Joseph Conrad
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This is a classic. Highly recommended
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>>726844931
This one has held up so well. Someone told me Dumas was a black Frenchmen.
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Any of you /b/ros read this? Got it a couple of months ago and read it for the first time, it's so visceral but I think it's a masterpiece
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>>726844803
Didn't they make a mediocre movie out of this one?
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>>726842694
That is a great book

Sun Also Rises is the book that got me to love reading
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>>726844178
Intriguing
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Harry who ..? Im English Bloke .. Top Kek ..
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>>726842694
perspectives on personality by carver .
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the hunger games
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This counts right
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>>726844357
I'll second Neuromancer and Heart of Darkness -- the horror! the horror!

Try Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler if you want some good old noir. Then just follow recommendations based on that as there's a lot of good stuff from their contemporaries to ours too.

Johnny Got His Gun by Dalton Trumbo

Anything by Donald Ray Pollack, start with Knockemstiff.

Darkness at Noon by Arthur Koestler

100 Bullets by Brian Azzarello and Eduardo Risso, comic series

Track your shit on Goodreads or wherever. Use that and the "people also bought" categories on Amazon to branch off from what you like.

>>726844997
I love Neuromancer and would agree it's essential reading, but Matrix ripped off Invisibles, the comic series, like crazy.
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>>726842694
>>726844678

Blood Meridian is top 3 best books I've ever read. After finishing it, I reread it immediately. I believe it would be a much better choice for high school lit classes. Its a great expression of the dying American west. Better than that POS grapes of wrath.

Cormac McCarthy will be in the Mt. Rushmore of great American authors after he passes.

1. Child of God
2. Blood Meridian
3. Empire Falls by Richard Russo.
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>>726846048
I'll have to read up on the Invisibles, I'm not familiar.
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>>726844357
>>726846048

Oh, and don't forget classics you may have missed. A Separate Piece, 1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451, etc., etc. Read enough classic that you can sound smart and you can BS your way into pussy and power aplenty.
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>>726846048
Johnny Got His Gun is amazing, I second this
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>>726846303
It's more based on magic than tech, it's real weird, but worth a read.
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>>726846285
I did the same thing with Blood Meridian. I gave it an immediate reread upon completion as well. It will never become stale for me. Im on read #4.
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>>726846365
Haha, this is actually sound advice.
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The nigger chronicles by nigger mcgee, posted in nineteen niggerty five under publication from negroes (tm)

A.K.A the shining by Stephen King
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>>726846773
I thought that was The Stand
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>>726842694
Dude, LOVE Cormac. You really like this one more than Suttree? I can understand it, but Suttree is hilarious to me.
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>>726844647
Brilliant choice. A different type of humor from Suttree but this book more inspired how so view comedy and humor, it's that perfect level of whimsy and bleak depressing shit.
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>>726844678
No country is great, but I rate Child Of God a little bit higher than that one, then Blood, then at the top is Suttree.
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>>726845747
Yep. Great book.
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>>726846365
I don't know why, but I HATE A separate peace, damn I hate it.
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>>726847362
Reasonable. I can see these going either way depending on preference. As long as you've read these, you're ok in my book, no pun intended.
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>>726847558
Even if I'm black? I seriously am.
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Watership Down 1972 Richard Adams
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>>726845229
Dumas father was the famous Black Duke of France. He was a brigadier general in Napoleon's army he fought in Austria, Italy and Egypt.


https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thomas-Alexandre_Dumas
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>>726847670
I don't see what that has anything to do with it, but ok.
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>>726847845
Do you like the Redwall series?
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All time: Great Expectations

Books I've read in the last year...

Lord Of The Flies, The Winter Family, Bury My Heart At Wounded Knee, Horns, NOS4A2, Dr. Jeckyll & Mr. Hyde, Twilight, New Moon, Drood, Fear & Loathing In Las Vegas...to name a few.
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>>726848118
This is pretty cool.
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>>726842694
Go back to >>>/lit/
you filthy intellectual.
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>>726848118
Weird that Dumas doesn't look black at all, other than his afro.
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Pic related
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The Tatami Galaxy.

The only way to read it in English is to download the fan-translation pdf from online.
If you're into anime, I'd give the adaptation a watch too.
The whole story hit very too close to home the first time I read it.
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>>726842694
>Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
>Fevre Dream - George RR Martin
>Dies The Fire - S.M. Sterling (1st in a series of 8 or something)
>Miss Peregrine's Home For Peculiar Children - Ransom Riggs

Just a few.
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>>726848777
Tips of truth. Get out.
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Archeron by Sherilyn kenyon. All time best and most eloquent book ever written.
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>>726848777
>topics from other boards can't show up on /b/
Looks like someone doesnt know the meaning of the word "random"
Lurk more, faggot
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>>726848976
Fear and Loathing in America was even better. It's his autobiography basically.
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>>726842694
Foundation Trilogy by Isaac Asimov
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>>726849225
this
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>>726842694
Household Gods - Harry Turtledove and Judith Tarr
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>>726849225
You're so fucking right
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>>726848777
>being this new
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>>726849225
I found a recommended reading order of The Entire Robot series that takes into account the book release order but dances around the spoilers that reading in chronological order would have.

From what I've heard I'm really excited to read The Foundation Trilogy, but I think they're near the end of the list. Sounds much more interesting than the nearly modern Earth setting of the Robot trilogy.
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The road by mccarthy.
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>>726849225
I only read the first one, but it was good.
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>>726848118
Cool, I love 17th and 18th century anything.
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>>726847845
Great book
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>>726847845
Kek, my mom bought me this as a child.
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I read The Castle by Kafka and really liked it. He definitely has the most unique style I've ever read.
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>>726842694
Lord jim was pretty good
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wow im surprised to see a book thread and such camaraderie on /b/. there might still be hope
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>>726844357
As I Lay Dying
Absalom, Absalom
The Metamorphosis
The Sun Also Rises
The Idiot
The Man In the High Castle
Ubik
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>>726842694
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>>726844357
Start with Chronicles of Narnia champ.
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>>726843911
In which part are you now, anon?
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The Catcher in the Rye
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>>726851978
Why does everyone say this? Why?
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>>726851675
who is john galt?
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>>726842694

McCarthy's novels are the tryhard anti-nu-male nu-male John Wayne Donald Trump wannabe's bible.
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>>726851781
lol i literally already read all of those when i was like 9-10. im 20 now btw if that matters
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>>726844997
Joseph Conrad's way to describe the flow of honor and morals of the old world always makes me feel like in our times the value of our "word" has nothing of sustainble tangibility... but probably it's only my own cowardness talking about the way i can handle this modern time.
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>>726852312
I would recommend moderately versing yourself in philosophy before getting into classic literature. You will get so much more out of the classics (which I assume is what you were asking about) and lighter novels in general because any worthwhile literature is almost a roundabout way of discussing philosophy, or it at least features prominently in most if not all of the most well regarded classics of all time. You're not going to understand much of what is going on in anything worth reading until you have a basis of what underlies them.

Jumping into this list >>726851624, unless you are a natural or a genius, is like getting dumped off into the middle of the Atlantic not knowing how to swim. I doubt that fag that posted all of that read most of those or understood them if he did.

Also, if you really want to get into literature, 4chan is not the place to discuss it, don't go to /lit/, it's full of people who fetishize books based on cursory understanding and use their identification with these certain books that have been deemed to be cool to makes themselves feel not gay. It's not about reading at all, it's about ego.

So, get an intro to philosophy textbook and verse yourself on the common philosophical debates and ideas if you want to get anything out of reading worthwhile literature. Literature is essentially a puzzle and you need to be able to get some sort of basis for determining how to put the pieces together.
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>>726851624
I love As I Lay Dying. I can't believe those little fagmo emo kids cribbed that name for their little gay band.
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>>726851675
This has not aged well.
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I'm surprised I haven't seen any Drizzt Do'Urden fanboys in here yet. Salvatore would be sad.
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>>726846365
>1984, Brave New World, Animal Farm, Fahrenheit 451
why would i want to read the same pretentious book 4 times over?
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>>726848989
>anime
leave
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A classic book I read every now and then.
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>>726852138
because all 16 year old americans have to read it and thats what this board is full of
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>>726854450
Do you like Mao's Little Red Book?
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