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Hipster Slut 14/09/04(Thu)04:21 No. 17288 [Reply]
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>A SCREAMING COMES ACROSS THE SKY

So this is Gottfried's scream?


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Hipster Slut 14/09/08(Mon)12:13 No. 17295
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you'll get there some day.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/08(Mon)12:13 No. 17296
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you'll get there some day.




Hipster Slut 14/06/09(Mon)06:29 No. 17193 [Reply]
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Does it go anywhere after the encounter with the Dragon?


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Hipster Slut 17/04/03(Mon)00:11 No. 17750
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The dragon scene is memorable and quite a high-point.

If you found it a slog to get this far, with only the dragon encounter as your reward, you're probably better off dropping it.

Grendel's worldview is shattered. With that, he's on a mission to rebuild and make sense of the world. If I remember correctly, the dragon makes a reappearance, but only as a disembodied voice. There's some humor, and some more historic insight, and a finale of fuck off from the author.

If you like reading realistic history mixed in with legend, modernized, and with much less philosophical emphasis try pic related. Granted, Vidal doesn't know how to do a proper dragon at all, but knows how to write other creepy freaks, vampires especially.




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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Hipster Slut 14/04/01(Tue)11:36 No. 17127
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Hipster Slut 14/04/28(Mon)14:16 No. 17148
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When I was a kid I grew up in a very religious town and was smarter than the other kids I was allowed to be around (and several of the adults...). This book taught me that even though I was a genius compared to the people I knew, being pretentious is a bad call because there's always people a lot smarter than you. Even if you're outstanding, if you were put among your true peers then you'd be average, so getting snotty just makes you look like a stupid asshole 10/10. Plus, there are things more than/equally important to intelligence.


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Hipster Slut 14/05/14(Wed)06:21 No. 17171
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I could mention Bestiario and El Aleph as really relevant readings at some point of my life, but there's no doubt The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is actually the book that have moved me the most. I'm probably an illiterate idiot.




Hipster Slut 14/08/04(Mon)10:02 No. 17267 [Reply]
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He was trying to show off how open-minded he was w/r/t commercial fiction and but so came off as pretentious [1] moron who tried too hard [5].

[1] "Pretentious" in this sense being a reference to the Ancient Greek [2] epic, "Pretension Calculus"

[2] Ancient Greece being an ancient civilization of incredibly hairy people w/r/t their backs [3]

[3] According to a Wikipedia article this author skimmed which I am now going to recite verbatim [4] to make myself seem intelligent and well-read, a human back is "... the large posterior area of the human body, rising from the top of the buttocks to the back of the neck and the shoulders. It is the surface opposite to the chest, its height being defined by the vertebral column (commonly referred to as the spine or backbone) and its breadth being supported by the ribcage and shoulders."

[4] word for word

[5] see: this author's writing


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Hipster Slut 14/09/03(Wed)21:00 No. 17286

the truth is somewhere in between on this. the book doesn't really deserve the accolades that it received but when he gets past the pretension a bit there's some interesting character developments and a decent, albeit meandering underlying plot.

he's much better as an essayist though. i feel like he was trying to make his own finnegan's wake here or something like that.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/12(Fri)19:53 No. 17299

>>17267
It's fun for everyone but aspiring writers. For writers, our egos are far too fragile and our jealousies far too great. In truth, the author is just having fun with literature as a whole, but to minds that have been struggling for so long, looking for their own spark of creativity, it seems like a whole lot of bullshit. Try to separate yourself from the craft and enjoy it for what it is.


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Hipster Slut 14/09/14(Sun)14:56 No. 17300

I'm on page 51 in this book and sort of sick of it already. Not sure whether to keep reading it or not.




Hipster Slut 13/04/13(Sat)13:40 No. 16801 [Reply]
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Hullo /lit/, I recently read Stranger in a strange land and thought it very thought provoking. I liked the way it gradually pinned down and dissected every aspect of life society would rather not discuss. Have you read it? what did you take away from it?


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Hipster Slut 13/04/24(Wed)05:58 No. 16829

>>16825

A human born on Mars and raised by Martians comes to Earth.


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Hipster Slut 14/05/20(Tue)23:08 No. 17185

>>16829
almost.

it's about an insecure lawyer/writer who has his harem of female slaves stolen by a younger man, and how he reacts to it.


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Hipster Slut 14/06/17(Tue)13:39 No. 17205

I haven't read it yet, I read Job: A Comedy of Justice and it was a damned interesting read as well. Is there a pdf of this anywhere?




The Future Eve Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:39 No. 17303 [Reply]
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Future_Eve

keep in mind that this translation is abridged and not the best available.If you are attracted by this book, you should totally read the new version (which you can still find on sites such as abebooks) titled "Tomorrow's eve" which is much more faithful to the original as for the language used.
For the moment, you can enjoy the kindle edition though.

http://www.amazon.com/The-Future-Annotated-Villiers-LIsle-Adam-ebook/dp/B00F4F1YZQ

http://books.google.it/books?id=KEZxhkG5eikC&lpg=PA774&ots=M2GfJ-rF9v&dq=florence%20crewe-jones%20villiers&hl=it&pg=PA773#v=onepage&q=florence%20crewe-jones%20villiers&f=false


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Hipster Slut 14/09/17(Wed)21:41 No. 17304
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internet+library 15/05/11(Mon)23:56 No. 17422 [Reply]
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anybody have downloads for marvel cook and/or exercise books?


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internet+library 15/05/11(Mon)23:57 No. 17423

or even their dictionary




Publishing Hipster Slut 15/12/07(Mon)02:45 No. 17504 [Reply]
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Got a response back from a publisher on some work I submitted. The response was:

"We looked at your submission and at this time, it appears not at this time ready.
Suggestion - seek critiques on the repetition and password sentences.
Regards,"

My question is, what is a password sentence? Also, isn't it ironic that they used repetition a sentence before criticizing repetition?


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Hipster Slut 15/12/13(Sun)04:16 No. 17505

Ow.

I believe what they are saying is that you are writing sentences which sound like they were procedurally generated, as with a random password generator. While they may be parsable, they are inartistic. Clunky. Unrhythmic. Painful to read.

The general advise is to study some poetry. Without seeing an example of your work I can't suggest more.


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Hipster Slut 15/12/22(Tue)20:19 No. 17513

I was thinking the same as you OP. For an editor their response was poorly written. Very poorly written.
Unless they were being a sarcastic asshole and were trying to illustrate whats wrong with your prose.




Hipster Slut 14/09/29(Mon)20:38 No. 17315 [Reply]
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Need some good books to read, could be new or old, fiction, non-fiction, whatever, just a book I won't be able to put down until I'm finished.


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Hipster Slut 14/10/03(Fri)04:08 No. 17324

I suggest Artemis Fowl. It may seem a bit childish, but its pretty good


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Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)08:48 No. 17326
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Out of the Silent Planet by C S Lewis is a good place to start. It is the beginning of a trilogy, with Perelandra and That Hideous Strength.


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Hipster Slut 14/10/07(Tue)09:12 No. 17327

If you like good hard scifi that's not too inaccessible in the language department try Ring by Stephen Baxter. Pretty much anything in the Xeelee sequence is fantastic. Vacuum Diagrams is a great place to start if you just like a collection of short stories.




Hipster Slut 15/09/23(Wed)15:27 No. 17482 [Reply]
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Hipster Slut 15/10/08(Thu)18:34 No. 17488

The sword handle on the cover is shaped like a phallus. Pretty gay.


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Hipster Slut 16/02/09(Tue)14:25 No. 17533
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>>17488

Penis.




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