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Celsius 09/07/12(Sun)16:23 No. 3532 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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Post some goddamn books


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The Scarlet Gospels Joe Schmoe 15/01/22(Thu)11:01 No. 17397

Looking for The Scarlet Gospels by Clive Barker if anyone's liberated it yet.




Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:42 No. 17398 [Reply]
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I need to find 3 really obscure books for my thesis (On Gogol and Oscar Wilde). Could you recommend any websites for me where I could try to find them? Bookz don't have them.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:49 No. 17399

>>17398
I guess I should tell you which books I'm looking for, if, by some minuscule fucking chance, you have some of them.
Nikolai Gogol by Vladimir Nabokov
Gogol's Artistry by Andrei Bely
La poetica di Gogol by Jurij Mann (I don't even know if this is translated. Italian is fine.)


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Hipster Slut 15/01/26(Mon)02:53 No. 17400

>>17398
I wouldn't succumb to stealing those books if I had a
choice btw. I live in a far away shithole, no way I can find these, and Amazon doesn't deliver to a far away shitholes.




Hipster Slut 14/11/02(Sun)08:50 No. 17347 [Reply]
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proofread my post:
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>>733346
Yes and no... You see, Japan is real but it's capital city, Tokyo, is not. At least, it's not what you've been lead to believe.

Tokyo is actually a moon colony, buried beneath the moon's surface on the Bright Side.

The Shinkansen system was initially an ordinary bullet train, bit since the Bubble Era, they were converted into mass-driver launched spacecraft. Every window is equipped with an extremely high definition screen to maintain the illusion of coasting through the countryside at a speed significantly less than you are actually moving (the gradual acceleration is deceptive).

It may seem like a lot of trouble to launch an entire metropolis of people to the moon and set up elaborate deceptions--even portals for aircraft entry--but there really was no other way.

In the early 90s, Japan discovered point-to-point teleportation in the midst of an economic boom, yet still the costs and materials were too precious for practical implementation. Then these... things came through the soft places product testing had made in the barrier between our worlds.

Original Tokyo was overwhelmed. In a matter of hours, half a dozen wards were smoking rubble. Then it stopped. The hero remains unknown, but survivor accounts told of last-ditch nuclear engagement. The cold-war cache, buried--by Nixon--in a secret silo in Hokkaido, finally saw the light of day; and exploded with a flash times brighter. The portals collapsed and all EM activity for ten miles out went static.
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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:39 No. 17395

It is not going anywhere. It is an over long bland passage of descriptive text that doesn't ground the story in any way. I assume there is eventually going to be a character somewhere, doing something within this setting? If so, start with that and scrap this crap. We can then infer the setting and history vicariously, through this character's perspective on the world.




Hipster Slut 14/05/09(Fri)00:09 No. 17162 [Reply]
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Anyone know any books that have underage gay relations?


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Hipster Slut 14/10/31(Fri)10:34 No. 17341

>>17162
Let the right one in

I'm going to let you read into it.


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Hipster Slut 14/11/30(Sun)02:20 No. 17363

if you can read French, read Les Funérailles de la Sardine


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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:29 No. 17394

Sugar Rush by Julie Burchill, (about lesbians).




Beta 14/12/02(Tue)06:41 No. 17364 [Reply]
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26/M. Can someone recommend a book on how one would become an alpha fucking male? I'm too generous and nice. I want to learn how to not give a fuck. And how to talk to women because I have absolutely no game.


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Hipster Slut 14/12/18(Thu)18:13 No. 17372

> you're a fucking human being.

I suppose his problem is that he is a human being who is not fucking. Frustrated desire being the root of suffering and whatnot. Otherwise I agree with your sentiment.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:27 No. 17393

Besides, you don't just "become an alpha male". You just need to be incredibly arrogant and self-confident, attributes which aren't things you learn from a book.




Hipster Slut 14/06/20(Fri)19:33 No. 17209 [Reply]
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I can pick up Heart of Darkness for €11 and Infinite Jest for €20. I'm going to my home country for a few weeks, and I needed a book to read while I'm there. My English isn't very good, so half the reason why I want to read is to develop my grammar. Which one is the better buy in this situation? I'd rather own a paperback than pirate it or lend it from a library.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/07(Wed)09:38 No. 17386

>>17209

The grammar in Infinite Jest can be somewhat complex [1] at times, but it should be doable. I haven't read Heart of Darkness so I can't say anything about that. I would check out A Farewell To Arms by Ernest Hemringway if you have the chance. He started out as a newspaper writer and most of his work is not grammatically complex.

[1] I hope you like footnotes.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/18(Sun)14:24 No. 17392

That's pretty damn expensive. Just go into a charity shop and get them for a euro.




Hipster Slut 14/11/19(Wed)00:06 No. 17359 [Reply]
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Hello.

I need my fix of good literature because only recently have I stopped flooding my head with that fraud that is called philosopy.

Since I'm spanish and I'm counting with the fact that many of you are not pretty much anny suggestion might serve.

I'm looking for a good lighthearted adventure like Stevenson's or a raw, crude, careless one (should I say "morals free) like Blood Meridian or other Mcharthy novels.

I do not have a problem at all with touching any subject.

Inmersive novels are very welcome too, since I'm also leaving my videogame and procrastination life and thus i need good material to start exercising my imagination.

I trust you good taste!


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Hipster Slut 15/01/16(Fri)23:20 No. 17389

Hmm. Nice bare-bones adventures, with a minimum of moralizing or pseudo-intellectualism. Have you tried Edgar Rice Burroughs?


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Hipster Slut 15/01/17(Sat)21:24 No. 17390

Alexandre Dumas might be good too. Scarlet Pimpernel is pretty much the prototype for the modern superhero with secret identity, Three Musketeers goes without saying, dude does adventure.

Count of Monte Cristo is my personal favorite, but it isn't as "lighthearted" as the ones previously mentioned. If you're in the mood for a satisfying revenge tale, though, there is none better.


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Hipster Slut 15/01/17(Sat)21:42 No. 17391

>>17390
And I am a dumbass because Pimpernel was by Baroness Emma Orczy, not Dumas. It still stands as a good suggestion, though. The title character is pretty much the main predecessor of heroes like Zorro, the Shadow, and Batman.




Neurmoancer /William Gibson/ PDF pl? Hipster Slut 15/01/14(Wed)20:57 No. 17387 [Reply]
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Is here anyone who has polish version of Gibson's Neuromancer?




Hipster Slut 14/01/30(Thu)10:35 No. 17101 [Reply]
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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?


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flood 14/04/24(Thu)09:12 No. 17146

>>17131
thankfully schools almost over. and maybe i can start again. Maybe I should buy this companion book to go with it.

To anyone whos read it, what makes it so complex? is its complexity justified or is it just pretentious?


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Hipster Slut 14/05/20(Tue)23:03 No. 17183
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>>17109
i'm particularly stupid, so i had to read GR about six times before i caught on to what it was about.


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Hipster Slut 14/12/30(Tue)12:31 No. 17383

>>17146
the thing that throws most people is, it doesn't follow the 'hero's journey' plot. i won't give it away, but it weirded me the hell out the first time i finished it. i can appreciate what he was doing now, and it's a little like building an incredibly ornate and perfectly crafted bridge that goes half way across a river then twists and goes straight up.




Books Wanted Please Strider 14/12/27(Sat)05:10 No. 17380 [Reply]
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so has anyone found or made a pdf scan or copy of Megaverse In Flanes yet if so i would love to get a copy of the link to it, or if possivle a link to the Rifter books 58 - 68, and also if possible a link to pdfs of the Dragon Tree Press game books especially the Dragon Tree Spellbook, also if needed i can provide a link to all current palladium books up to World Book 35 and all Rifter books up to 57




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