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Just a female passing along 13/10/24(Thu)03:02 No. 17027 [Reply]

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Thoughts on Edgar Allan Poe? He's one of my favorite authors.

Hipster Slut 13/10/24(Thu)03:17 No. 17028

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He's hardcore

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?

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.

Hipster Slut 16/05/02(Mon)01:03 No. 17563 [Reply]

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What are your thoughts on The Fall by Albert Camus?

Here are some resources on it I would like to share with you:

- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQCsSuj3LgA (rare BBC documentary)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYuEwEhOzRs (a lecture about The Plague and The Fall. He starts talking about The Fall about halfway through.)
- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b7UiShv7a8A (continuation of the previous lecture, entirely dedicated to The Fall.)

Chinese Whiskers? Hipster Slut 17/02/15(Wed)06:14 No. 17711 [Reply]

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Anyone got a pdf/any format for Chinese Whiskers by Pallavi Aiyar?

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 15/01/18(Sun)14:24 No. 17392

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

Hipster Slut 16/04/14(Thu)20:09 No. 17558

Heart of Darkness isn't what I would call easy either, but it is easier than DFW. Hemingway is a good recommendation.
If you need something to read for a while, try to find his complete stories.

Hipster Slut 16/04/22(Fri)12:52 No. 17560

Infinite Jest is really tedious and stupid. It exists so that litfags can act pretentious.

Robert Anton Wilson Hipster Slut 14/05/12(Mon)00:15 No. 17165 [Reply]

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two points to this thread. the first is to collect books by this author. i've read several and have a few physical copies, but only this one digital book.

the second point is to ask if anyone has suggestions to authors akin to this. i truly love this style. the way he writes really enthralls me, he throws my head around and always drops it in confusion while i'm strung along behind an erratic story line. BUT, better than his more novellas are these on consciously implemented brain change. the cosmic trigger series, especially this first book, really made me slow down and think through the long ramifications of his words, and they'd appear in my life the next day (what the seeker seeks...). no book has ever quite held my attention, even while not reading it, as those of Wilson.


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Hipster Slut 14/05/24(Sat)18:01 No. 17186

Do you have Cosmic Trigger III in electronic format?

Hipster Slut 14/05/25(Sun)03:33 No. 17187

i'm excited to read from a gnostic perspective. i've not had a lot of exposure to it. tho i do desperately love RAW's agnosticism in the face of each chapter he wrote. i love how it spills over in every sentence because, if he's not committed to any belief, every phrase holds doubt and he may be lying or truthing and never says which. it keeps me doubting and investigating and believing and then striking down that belief, my assumptions proving my foolishness
thank you, the list is nice. joyce was an obvious one, RAW couldn't stop talking about ulysses (or something like that) so i've been looking for that book.
i've not found his super early stuff. the earliest i've read thus far is the cat trilogy. as for the pubes, i wouldn't have said obsession, tho i've not read enough to truly know. he does seem to focus on some obscure peripheries when his prose gets erotic. but i still like it. by highlighting what's normally glossed over, i stay more engaged with the narrative and envision his painting a lot better. for example, in Masks of the Illuminati, if he had just done the usual 'lola is hot and lithe, skin and breasts, etc' i would've just kinda had a 'yeah yeah yeah' in my head and, while i'd still have read the words, the paragraphs as a whole would have been empty.

Hipster Slut 16/05/22(Sun)22:44 No. 17584

Christopher S. Hyatt.

How do you find books? Hipster Slut 17/02/15(Wed)06:43 No. 17712 [Reply]

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Curious as to the methods people use to find books online.

To share, I use a Chinese app (iOS) named Dou Ding Shu Fang or "DocinBooks". It's green. Tends to have most titles I look for most of the time, but sometimes it's missing some.

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Hipster Slut 17/03/06(Mon)06:32 No. 17717

I've put myself in the habit of being a very good critic, well above average, and I haven't read that many books. Wat do?

LINDËFIRION Crow 17/03/14(Tue)20:33 No. 17718


Hipster Slut 16/09/11(Sun)16:43 No. 17605 [Reply]

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I have come into possession of a 5 book series of unpublished memoirs.

They are very interesting to me, but they are written in a style that I think is probably a divisive "love it or hate it" thing.

I am attaching the first book of the five.

This find has made me interested in what other "secret" or unpublished works might be out there somewhere. If you are in possession of or are aware of any such thing, I am interested to hear about it.

Also if you read the attached book, I would be interested in your thoughts on it. It's an odd artifact.

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Hipster Slut 16/12/18(Sun)06:34 No. 17685

If you are still taking request for the link


would love to take part in the unknown books

Hipster Slut 17/03/02(Thu)00:11 No. 17715

If you're still doing this, please email me at



Hipster Slut 16/08/24(Wed)01:06 No. 17601 [Reply]

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Does anyone have links for free pdf downloads of William Gibson's bridge trilogy? Any or all just would like to read those books again and am very poor. Any help is most appreciated.

Hipster Slut 16/08/25(Thu)03:23 No. 17602


Gibson is here:


Site can be a bit sluggish, so have patience.

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