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Humbly request Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson.
I read a lot of fantasy novels and somehow this one wasn't anywhere on my radar. A friend suggested it and it turned out to be really great...right up there with some of my alltime favorites:
hello anthony. yes it is worth buying, isn't it?
mimimimimii. thats all i have to say to your moralfagin'
The novel is rather difficult to summarize, as several critics have noted (Bellour, Gerould, Hustvedt), since a large portion of it is devoted to the philosophical musings of Edison and the philosophical dialogues of Edison and Ewald on the nature of beauty, love, the soul, and being. As for what happens, the novel centers around the so-called "Wizard of Menlo Park," Thomas Alva Edison, (8) and his young friend and one-time benefactor Lord Celian Ewald. Ewald had once upon a time given Edison some money to fund a project, a gift for which Edison remains grateful. Ewald, however, has come to say farewell to Edison. He is about to blow his brains out because he has met the Ideal beauty, Alicia Clary. The problem for Ewald is that, while he finds Clary heart-wrenchingly beautiful and utterly irresistible, he finds her personality (and/or "soul") irredeemably corrupted by materialism, positivism, and above all "Reason." If only Alicia Clary existed without her present soul, he could continue to live. Upon hearing Ewald's tale, Edison makes him an offer. If Ewald will forestall killing himself for three weeks, Edison vows that he will present to Ewald a mechanical replica of Clary (which he calls an "android" and, occasionally, an automaton"), (9) indistinguishable from the "original," but without her troublesome personality. (10) Edison had already constructed the android, but he will now engage in the process of making android, named Hadaly Habal, into a copy of Alicia Clary. True to his word, Edison presents the new Alicia, "Tomorrow's Eve" (98) and fools him in the process.
Can anyone suggest some books like: Piercing, Almost Transparent Blue and In The Miso Soup ... They're all by Ryū Murakami so I'm looking for books and authors similar to him.
Hey, /lit/. I'm going to start attending a class on Thomas Pynchon soon. I've already read through The Crying of Lot 49 and Bleeding Edge. Gravity's Rainbow is next on the chopping block for me. I've skimmed through it, and I can already say that it's gonna be a bumpy ride. I'm looking for all the critical material I can find in regards to it. That being said, I'm especially on the lookout for the Gravity's Rainbow Companion by Steven C. Weisenburger. Does anyone have it and would they be willing to share?
I can't really tell you much, except that as a nonsupersrs reader, I had trouble getting through the first chapter and grasping what was going on.
I ended up having to put it down because school required me to read a bunch of stuff
Now, I officially read every single word Mr. Charles Dickens has ever wrote.
Hyperbole ill becomes you.
Hi there 7chan. We are a couple of guys that just has started a lit-mag, the writer base stems from the /lit/'s of the net.
I'd thought i'd let you know so you can submit you works if you want to.
I'll pass on editing but I would appreciate an RSS feed exclusively for the magazine/reveal, this thread is the only reason I'm even aware of new issues. I don't use facebook/twitter and I don't want a feed with every single article you release cluttering up my current feeds.
Here is the feed you are looking for.
Metric 08 is out.
I'm writing a novel about a snobbish has-been author.
I normally plan out my stories and write the events, but I'm trying out a different style this time.
Sort of a "Just write it" style. I don't know where the story is headed, but I feel liberated and unsure.
I'm hoping my story doesn't run out of steam.
I plan to revise and probably rewrite once I've spilled my thoughts on the word document. (I read Stephen King uses this method, his books tend to be long, with a ton of characters.)
Has anyone else tried this type of writing style? If so, what is your experience on keeping the story fresh. I find myself expanding on scenes, when I normally keep them as short as possible.
there's a variety of ways to make a plan come together
I know of 3
you can spill your thoughts out, you can outline a general plot and make the individual sections fit the theme, or you could have a general starting concept and then gradually evolve it as things go along, keeping in mind the importance of the rough structure
I guess I'm trying to spill my thoughts and write it sort of like "On The Road".
ITT: Books that have powerfully impacted/moved you.
hyperion and the fall of hyperion
On the Road. Maybe it's a little cliché, but I found that book at a time in my life where I felt I was suffocating in a small town, held down by the weight of isolation. All of its themes about life and adventure lit a fire deep inside me, and unfortunately I ended up feeling the same defeated, world weary melancholy as the protagonist when I finally realized that nothing will ever be the way I want it to be.
To these few words, it seems to me,
A wealth of sound instruction clings;
O Learn to Take things easily –
Espeshly Other People’s Things;
And Time will make your fingers deft
At what is know as Petty Theft.
Your precious moments do not waste;
Take Ev’rything that isn’t tied!
Who knows but you may have a Taste,
A Gift perhaps, for Homicide, –
(A Mania which, encouraged, thrives
On Taking Other People’s Lives).
“Fools and their Money soon must be part!”
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