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Must-reads Hipster Slut 18/05/21(Mon)04:31 No. 17877

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Where are the best places for an uncultured /lit/let to start?

Hipster Slut 18/07/18(Wed)16:04 No. 17891

I am also new to literature. I used to read a great deal until I fell into anime, videogames and crap like that.
Now I'm starting to climb my way back to literature, and I want some good books to read.


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As a former 57.14%-er, I am obliged to suggest Greek classics and philosophers despite not actually having read them.
Just kidding - although stoicism is dope and I like Roman Imperial propaganda as much as the next guy (Meditations).
To be a little controversial, I suggest you start with things which you actually like instead of shunning the genre fiction ghetto.
In both of your cases it is impossible to suggest anything without knowing what you have already read. Were you dissatisfied with it? This is the best way to find new literature - washing away the foul or saccharine taste by figuring out who the author was raping and pillaging to make a quick buck. Soon you'll be more cultured than a bucket of yogurt, and you'll be full of literary factoids to impress people at, uh, parties or something. Yeah, sure.

Hipster Slut 18/07/20(Fri)13:10 No. 17895

Okay, lets see.
In the past few years of not reading, I had read 5 books all by one author, Robert Cormier, who's books I rather enjoyed. Recently, the novel to make me think that I should be reading more was Nabokov's Lolita. Since then, I read Perfume by Patrick Suskind, and I thought it was utter crap, and I do not have any access to English books currently, due to being overseas.
If you could suggest to me anything that could be of interest to me, I would greatly appreciate it, and I will definitely try reading anything that you suggest.

Hipster Slut 18/07/22(Sun)13:22 No. 17896

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Thanks for Cormier - got interested skimming his works and grabbed an EPUB of The Chocolate War. Really needed this in my life five years ago.
Currently brain crippled post-dental surgery. I can confidently suggest only things I really liked from my own past several years of not reading. Very selfish memory - will take it for a jog and find more suitable offerings when meds wear off!
Ordered by train of thought:
- There Are Doors by Gene Wolfe
- The Forever War by Joe Haldeman
- Snow Crash by Neal Stephenson (Cryptonomicon is superb, and the writing is much better. Totally different books. However some people find this one to be completely unreadable!)
- Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
- A Confederacy of Dunces by John K. Toole

I'm going throw my hat down and second your request for books to culture myself up. Was really just bluffing and repackaging advice I've received. Patricia Highsmith writes great suspense novels, check her out, I have EPUBS of all of these suggestions if you want. Sherlock Holmes holds up very well. It's interesting to watch Doyle's evolution, plus the mysteries are bite-sized.

Hipster Slut 19/02/02(Sat)10:18 No. 17943

i have many cool books

Hipster Slut 19/02/21(Thu)12:19 No. 17947

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BrickLodbrock 19/02/22(Fri)18:15 No. 17951

home or green park. where you can calm down and be alone with yourself

Hipster Slut 19/04/23(Tue)12:36 No. 17973

>The Forever War by Joe Haldeman

>Naked Lunch by William S. Burroughs
not just yet

Hipster Slut 19/08/20(Tue)17:10 No. 18015

Storm of Steel if you like history type stuff
The Sorrows of Young Werther if you like beautifully written but kind of sappy stuff
Gulliver's Travels or Tristram Shandy if you like comedy
Houellebecq if you like modern and cynical stuff
Journey to the End of the Night if you like cynical and somewhat less modern stuff

Hipster Slut 19/09/12(Thu)22:49 No. 18024

Anything that really catches your eye. Do you like philosophy? Start with the Greeks. The Republic or The Prince are good reads.

A good place to start with fiction is HIGHLY acclaimed children's books (not Harry Potter) bu The Tales of Despereaux. It's an easy read but also an exciting adventure that you can read quickly. I personally used to have a hard time sitting down and reading even though I read a lot, but I found that knowing a book will be an easy, quick read that I will enjoy made it a lot easier to sit down and start reading.

Shakespeare is great. Richard III is a great play. Othello is great too. Read the book then watch the performances.

English and American classics. Wuthering Heights, Edgar Allan Poe stores and poems, Of Mice and Men, 1984.

Hipster Slut 19/10/12(Sat)19:33 No. 18034

Moby-Dick. Try it, your brain will thank your eyes for reading it!

Hipster Slut 19/10/21(Mon)20:57 No. 18039

Anyone have recommendations for military and tactics books? I'm looking for a 'world leader' style zip package.

Hipster Slut 19/11/10(Sun)01:14 No. 18044

The best place? Probably any and all self-publishing places with incredibly low sales. That's a good place to begin. lol You should just but any and all books you can get and leave them around your house in every space. There's no conceivable way you can avoid being a part of it. You'll see books everywhere and feel mildly guilty from not reading them. Then you can have a high book diet and you'll be good. You got your reading material and reading process, there's nothing more to know. Glad to help. lol

Hipster Slut 19/11/19(Tue)17:20 No. 18046


Hipster Slut 19/12/18(Wed)10:04 No. 18051

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anything by louis-ferdinand celine, then maybe james ellroy. read the bible & melville's whale book. you will seem like less an illiterate after that reading.

Hipster Slut 19/12/18(Wed)10:05 No. 18052

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anything by louis-ferdinand celine, then maybe james ellroy. read the bible & melville's whale book. you will seem like less an illiterate after that reading.

literacy ambassador J55 20/01/22(Wed)09:49 No. 18063

Animal Farm by George Orwell and Emma by Jane Austen. Both are written by authors who are "classical" but these books aren't that boring and complicated.
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Hipster Slut 20/02/10(Mon)04:28 No. 18066


Hipster Slut 20/02/10(Mon)04:31 No. 18067

Start with the Greeks. It's so obvious. Work your way up, and make sure not to merely study literature, lest you'll stay a fucking -let. If things go well, you should find 99% philosophers after Schopenhauer generally retarded ("generally" because a broken clock is right twice a day).

Hipster Slut 20/03/03(Tue)22:10 No. 18072

Just read what you like. You could start with the book that your favorite movie is based on, or google "books similar to *movie/game/anime name"

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Hipster Slut 21/03/26(Fri)09:17 No. 18167

Barnes N Nobles classics had some really good picks

Not sure they even sell a good chunk of them anymore but you used to be able to get some steals on some epic works

Avoid most greek/roman shit though 90% of it is just bullshit about shit that never happened (idolic religion) and the last 10% is poor-man's philosophy

Your goal should be to finish a KJV Bible btw

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Hipster Slut 21/12/02(Thu)05:43 No. 18223

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Hipster Slut 22/06/13(Mon)06:04 No. 18252

Call of the Crocodile, of course

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Hipster Slut 22/08/14(Sun)09:06 No. 18278

Edgar Allan Poe

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