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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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William S. Burroughs Inspector+Lee 14/04/12(Sat)04:33 No. 17143
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12/???: "Western Lands (Red Night #3)"




Hipster Slut 14/04/18(Fri)18:27 No. 17145 [Reply]
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Chapter 1
The boy walked out into the middle of the grass oval. He looked straight into the sun letting the rays radiate his face.

He reached the exact centre of the oval and stopped.

He then did something that was extremely strange.

The other school children who were eating their lunch at the edge of the oval were now watching the boy with intense scrutiny.

The boy got down on to his hands and knees.

"What is he doing?" The children whispered to each other.

The boy started to wiggle his fingers into the earth. Deeper and deeper he plunged his fingers. He then kicked off his sandles and started to do the same with his toes.

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Notes From Underground Hipster Slut 14/04/17(Thu)08:08 No. 17144 [Reply]
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Gentlemen,
I just read this- I'll start off by saying that I really liked it just for the feel of Dostoevsky in my head. However, I'm a little conflicted as to whether or not Joseph Frank's interpretation is a good one. Conventional wisdom says D. was just almost mindlessly rebelling against nihilism and rational egoism (think what's to be done), but this guy says it was a deliberate parody of those ideas, and stemmed from a logical examination of radically extending the impacts of science. Can anyone offer clarity as to what D. was more likely doing. I'd appreciate it.




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 14/02/06(Thu)23:11 No. 17109

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


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Hipster Slut 14/04/10(Thu)12:50 No. 17131
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>>17109
if school is keeping you from reading GR, then you should burn your school to the ground.




talk to me...? Hipster Slut 14/03/24(Mon)17:22 No. 17124 [Reply]
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i am currently in the middle of 3 books. Naked lunch, to the light house, and doors of perception. i want to finish them all but need some motivation. worth finishing any of them, or should i just abort that shit like your mothers shoulda? what did you Il\lit\erates think about sometimes a great notion. ill check back in a month i guess...


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Hipster Slut 14/03/26(Wed)03:11 No. 17125

i saw this thread on 4chan a couple days ago. you clearly think 'abort that shit like your mothers shoulda' is quite clever and amusing, since you keep saying it.


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Hipster Slut 14/04/01(Tue)23:22 No. 17128

>>17124
I used to read books in sets of three all through high school, usually finding some way to interconnect them thematically. I found it deepened my experience of reading the stories to see their similarities within completely different settings and points of view.


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Hipster Slut 14/04/10(Thu)12:47 No. 17130
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op: drop the second and third books from your selection and replace them with "Cities of the Red Night" and "The Western Lands".




Hipster Slut 12/12/23(Sun)05:42 No. 16495 [Reply]
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ITT: Books that have powerfully impacted/moved you.


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anonymous 14/01/11(Sat)20:11 No. 17093

hyperion and the fall of hyperion


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Hipster Slut 14/01/12(Sun)11:36 No. 17095

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.


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Hipster Slut 14/04/01(Tue)11:36 No. 17127
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Word lover 13/10/12(Sat)22:40 No. 16999 [Reply]
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I can't think of a better place to do this than on an image board, where pictures can accompany a post.
Feel free to read if you want to share knowledge, but I'll be posting regardless. Feel free to correct any misinterpretations as well.

lierne (lee-urn)
noun
A tertiary rib of a vault used for decoration rather than support/outlining.

Primary rib: main rib
Secondary rib: "tierceron"
Tertiary rib: "lierne"

Main ribs are those which define the shape of the roof, which can be found horizontally and vertically. Tiercerons connect main ribs, which are diagonal. Liernes are the lines which may connect the tiercerons and main ribs. They are the smallest of three.

From out standpoint, it appears the main ribs aren't horizontal. Just change your point of view as though you are directly under the main rib.


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Word+lover 13/12/01(Sun)05:46 No. 17071
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drosera (draw-sir-ah)
noun
a small carnivorous plant that uses its sticky hair-like tips to catch prey.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cZ7Fws1HaL0


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Hipster Slut 13/12/08(Sun)00:01 No. 17073

I am actually learning something here. What an unusual experience.


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Hipster Slut 14/03/30(Sun)06:37 No. 17126
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stolon (pronounced stolen)
noun
a twine-like horizontal stem branching off from the roots of a parent plant which serves as a reproduction mechanism at the nodules along the stem where daughter plants grow. It can be an invasive plant when the chain becomes large.




Hipster Slut 14/02/06(Thu)02:55 No. 17105 [Reply]
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Now, I officially read every single word Mr. Charles Dickens has ever wrote.


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Hipster Slut 14/03/12(Wed)20:35 No. 17117

lub u


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Hipster Slut 14/03/17(Mon)22:01 No. 17118

>officially
Care to provide a reference from an appropriate and valid source.


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Charles describens Hipster Slut 14/03/24(Mon)17:17 No. 17123
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i hope you didnt... PAY BY THE WORD!




Blood Song by Anthony Ryan Sharklops 13/10/26(Sat)18:45 No. 17033 [Reply]
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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:

http://forum.mobilism.org/viewtopic.php?f=1293&t=636978


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Hipster Slut 13/12/22(Sun)17:15 No. 17083

hello anthony. yes it is worth buying, isn't it?


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Hipster Slut 14/02/27(Thu)11:50 No. 17114

>>17083
mimimimimii. thats all i have to say to your moralfagin'




Tomorrow's Eve Hipster Slut 14/02/15(Sat)11:14 No. 17112 [Reply]
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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.




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