Books & Literature@4-ch

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1: Was Philip K Dick right? (3) 2: LOTR (4) 3: story of O (5) 4: [Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (77) 5: Return of the King - So what happens to Mouth Of Sauron after destruction of the ring? (3) 6: (^ω^;)←Stop using this face from the sick!! (3) 7: japanese old boy (3) 8: How you like your epubs? (5) 9: Places to get free books on the Web. (4) 10: japanese old boy (1) 11: The Fountainhead. Spoiler. (53) 12: Cat on the Table (1) 13: omniscient foresight network (2) 14: House Of Leaves [Book] [May contain spoilers] (3) 15: New Weird. (4) 16: Library.nu taken down [Academia] [RAGE] (18) 17: Avengers? (4) 18: Reasons why the Twilight series is an abomination in every sense of the word (55) 19: Ray Bradbury Dead! (4) 20: Should I get Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? (4) 21: [Cao Cao]Romance of the Three Kingdoms[Liu Bei] (4) 22: What are you doing for you? (to university students) (16) 23: The Last Question (1) 24: what are some good to read? (5) 25: TAR (4) 26: NaNoWriMo writers, rejoice! (10) 27: Haruki Murakami (62) 28: Currently reading thread (12) 29: Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (63) 30: [Recommendations] Good fanfiction series [Fandom] (2) 31: Should I let my personal politics affect whose books I buy? (5) 32: [cyberculture] The tags say it all [recommend something] (2) 33: Trying to Find a Book (3) 34: Help Put My Novel, "A Burning Youth", In Print! (5) 35: GCSE English Concept (1) 36: [weaboo]The Asian Saga/The Noble House series (5) 37: "Writing is fifty years behind painting." (11) 38: free ebook worth a peek (3) 39: Lets talk about BLOGS (8) 40: Valley of Death (1)

Was Philip K Dick right? (3)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2014-03-18 16:29 ID:y5LX/gE8

Did the Empire ever end?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2014-04-14 13:08 ID:DVS0LEFR

wronutculgency

3 Name: Bookworm : 2014-05-20 05:02 ID:m12Ya/l8

>>1
you're speaking of VALIS and the Divine Invasion?
i loved those books.
i don't know if i will read transmigration soon. maybe

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LOTR (4)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2014-03-27 04:56 ID:T+AmmFo7

Best. Series. Ever.

Am I wrong?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2014-03-29 09:38 ID:YxgX+VeD

It was alright, I don't remember much of it, the last time I read it was when I was in elementary school I think. I recently reread the Hobbit and that was pretty good though.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2014-04-04 16:36 ID:4s39pJkD

>>2
I read it first in elementary school, then I reread it last year and realized how fucking awesome it actually is.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2014-05-10 02:23 ID:j6lGrkhW

Rereading the series. Just finished the second book. Agree with >>3.

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story of O (5)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-24 11:33 ID:4mOCAczA

i caught parts of a documentary on this book. it seemed 'interesting' to say the least. i was wondering if anyone here has read it? and is there an english tranlation?

2 Name: Bubu F. Bombard : 2005-12-24 17:04 ID:Heaven

I have and there are indeed english translations; I'm aware of one 1981 and one 1998 traduction. I've only read the original and the 1998 Hand trad., so I can't really give comments about the earlier one.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2014-04-13 05:59 ID:jchImFgV

Would you recommend it?

4 Name: Bookworm : 2014-04-18 05:23 ID:YwJokK8V

Yes, I read it. In all honesty, I thought it was kind of boring.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2014-04-19 01:56 ID:kx1gSt6h

Is it better than Gor?

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[Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (77)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2008-06-11 06:20 ID:CwXuimoY

http://4-ch.net/games/kareha.pl/1206548566/
This is a nice thread. Let's have a book edition.

I just read my first book by Haruki Murakami, "The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle". Murakami gets a lot of praise in these parts, and after reading this book, I can confirm that it isn't unfounded. The book to me felt a bit weaker towards the end, but I really liked hearing the stories of Nomonhan, Siberia, and such.

68 Name: Bookworm : 2013-03-23 22:26 ID:VYt12S3z

My Name is Red by Orhan Pamuk.

It's a murder mystery novel set in Istanbul in the 1500s, and every bit as bizarre as that sounds. I rather enjoyed it, despite the bits about sticking needles in people's eyes.

69 Name: Bookworm : 2013-06-07 13:38 ID:WRxbX3wz

The Man in the High Castle
Ubik
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
Flow My Tears, Said the Policeman
A Scanner Darkly

Philip K Dick is the only author who matters

70 Name: Bookworm : 2013-08-22 19:33 ID:FcX9oCBn

We Need to Talk About Kevin by Lionel Shriver.

It was horrible. Very well written and all, but the subject matter was just relentlessly miserable.

71 Name: Bookworm : 2013-08-23 01:54 ID:LSQ9kZsF

Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep? and Time Out of Joint. Thanks >>69, I was looking for more Philip K. Dick to read.

72 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-11-01 11:18 ID:3nBB5iRD

誰か居ませんか?

Anyone else?

73 Name: Bookworm : 2014-01-08 08:36 ID:fSd2nmlD

Dead Lucky: Life after death on Mount Everest by Lincoln Hall

I was promised that it was something of a typical mountaineering memoir crossed with a hypoxia-driven hallucination but this assessment is overblown. It's at least 95% lucid. Of these books, it's one of the better ones.

Dark Summit: The True Story of Everest's Most Controversial Season by Nick Heil

Another memoir of the semi-disastrous 2006 season which Lincoln Hall barely survived. This stern warning about the dangers of the worst place in the world will likely do nothing to keep people away from it. You pretty much climb over frozen corpses to get to the top these days.

High Crimes: The Fate of Everest in an Age of Greed by Michael Kodas

Turns out everything about Everest these days is a scam from base camp prostitution, to Sherpa con men, to people passing cheap Indian welding gas off as Poisk oxygen. I bet Everest isn't even really the tallest mountain!

74 Name: Bookworm : 2014-01-24 11:39 ID:fSd2nmlD

Lost in Moscow: A Brat in the USSR by Kirsten Koza

This is the true story of a Canadian, who in 1977 at the age of 11, went on a cultural exchange trip to the USSR with a group of other children from around the world. At the height of the Brezhnev stagnation, the shortages of food and basic consumer goods is apparent even to these kids, whose heavily-censored trip was meant to showcase the best the Soviet Union had to offer (its Party elite). Written in the frantic tone of a hyperactive child thrust into absurdities of a Soviet summer camp, I found it very funny. A weird find. Highly recommended.

75 Name: Bookworm : 2014-01-26 15:22 ID:hEdkJ/UG

A Scanner Darkly - Philip K Dick
Kingdom of Fear - Hunter S Thompson

76 Name: japanese old boy : 2014-03-21 07:09 ID:owb9yEvJ

Your English is good at it!

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Return of the King - So what happens to Mouth Of Sauron after destruction of the ring? (3)

1 Name: Bugbo Buggings : 2013-06-04 04:41 ID:N8AoQQpR

If anybody here has read the Tolkein's "Return of the King" can they tell me what happens to the Mouth Of Sauron after the one true ring falls into the lava of Mount Doom and Sauron is defeated? Yeah I know that in the movie Aragorn kills him, but in the book he like claims diplomatic immunity. With Sauron dead what's a mouth to do? Become a lobbyist?

2 Name: paddy : 2013-06-04 10:36 ID:eEEJnr9x

after gandalf rejected the terms set by the mouth of sauron the Mouth became enraged and fearful at the same time, and the Mouth fled back to the Gate and set Mordor's forces upon the West. He was not seen again.

i am sorry to disappoint you but there is no defined ending for the mouth and what happened to him after the war of the ring was never truly revealed

3 Name: japanese old boy : 2014-03-21 07:08 ID:ip19kPj7

Your English is good at it!

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(^ω^;)←Stop using this face from the sick!! (3)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2011-12-12 03:54 ID:7W729kqt

(^ω^;)←Stop using this face from the sick!!

2 Name: ya : 2011-12-12 03:59 ID:7W729kqt

(^ω^;)←dobai(he is NEET)
( ^ω^)←punissan(=punis,punios,aikokuyuukou ACE COCK)

3 Name: japanese old boy : 2014-03-05 08:47 ID:+344MJyQ

http://youtu.be/vRdpar5Q8k8

(>_<)←cloud

(=^・^=)←cat

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japanese old boy (3)

1 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-10-24 23:57 ID:mCU1D6G6

the day is byeuthifull days

the cotton cloud!!

pleas at youtube...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3CvIy0aKP2o

sorry..
i am little english (^_^)

2 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-11-01 11:18 ID:mCU1D6G6

誰か居ませんか?

Anyone else?

3 Name: japanese old boy : 2014-03-05 08:45 ID:ESHZsXJt

http://youtu.be/vRdpar5Q8k8
誰も見てない(>_<)

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How you like your epubs? (5)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2011-10-07 22:30 ID:Ok+y6wFE

For people who read ePub files on their eReaders, what are your preferences for the format? I'm converting Creative Commons writing into ePub files, but I want to make sure they're reader-friendly. So I'm wondering:

  • What sort of formatting and fonts do you prefer?
  • What sort of meta information would you like in a header, besides Author and Title?
  • Anything else I can't think of.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2011-10-08 16:48 ID:V8wbVlw1

I use a nook touch

  • fonts and formatting: Most of my readings are done using the default font from the reader, son can't really help you there
  • meta information: date of publication (and or version/edition number), and publisher (if applicable, otherwise/also an url), license, language (I guess English in your case), and a short blurb on the content.
  • a table of contents, and a cover (but only for the 'cute' factor)

3 Name: Bookworm : 2011-11-18 03:23 ID:fdGCBADq

Times or Palatino. They're the standard because they work well. Anything else is distracting.
I guess textbooks and so on can use unusual fonts and layouts though. And scientific papers pretty much have to use Computer Modern. But I doubt you're writing either of those.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2013-03-19 23:08 ID:x71XsH5z

I want to know more about this but the thread is 2 years old.

( ._.)

5 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-11-01 11:20 ID:rcXKyXZf

誰か居ませんか?

Anyone else?

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Places to get free books on the Web. (4)

1 Name: grey!C.MxxuCiTo : 2013-03-19 23:41 ID:ONKs0l2/

Having recently gotten into digital reading I've gone around and looked into places to legitimately get free ebooks. Most will also distribute them as .pdf in addition to .epub files. Since many of these librarys cover the classics, there will be overlap between them.

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2 Name: Bookworm : 2013-03-23 18:50 ID:mLALweBG

Open Library is a good front-end to the archive.org and Project Gutenberg ebook collections.

ibiblio also hosts a few ebook websites, particularly for some specialist fields.

And, of course, there's Wikisource and Wikibooks.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2013-10-16 12:55 ID:A9NmH4rp

Well I mean, there's always ThePirateBay...

4 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-10-18 13:26 ID:/qPqeyBF

hallo i am japanese old boy 42th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuMXPItY34

whritying to english a little

sorry...

look to youtube by japanese

my life is aguricalctuer
my life is dream
my fuetyer is a Amelican dream

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japanese old boy (1)

1 Name: eizi 42th : 2013-10-18 13:23 ID:W7oMpviK

hallo i am japanese old boy 42th

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CeuMXPItY34

whritying to english a little

sorry...

look to youtube by japanese

my life is aguricalctuer
my life is dream
my fuetyer is a Amelican dream

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