Books & Literature@4-ch

Books & Literature@4-ch

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基本的には英語の使用を強く希望します。ただ日本語板の場合は日本語か英語。
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1: [Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (95) 2: Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (80) 3: [Cao Cao]Romance of the Three Kingdoms[Liu Bei] (7) 4: Poetry Thread (4) 5: Reasons why the Twilight series is an abomination in every sense of the word (61) 6: "Writing is fifty years behind painting." (25) 7: Examples of fanfics that sold well (18) 8: TAR (7) 9: Should I get Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? (6) 10: The Last Question (4) 11: [weaboo]The Asian Saga/The Noble House series (6) 12: SciFi of ages past? (6) 13: Is it dumb to post here? (11) 14: I need Harry potter spoilers (12) 15: Worst Fan Fiction ever! (83) 16: LOTR (12) 17: [shortstories] Shortstories Online (14) 18: Should I let my personal politics affect whose books I buy? (16) 19: [Author] Mishima Yukio [Passive gay chauvinist] (8) 20: Good scifi thread (96) 21: Haruki Murakami (63) 22: Mystery Novels / Short Novels (6) 23: Audiobooks on Youtube? (1) 24: Was Philip K Dick right? (3) 25: story of O (5) 26: Return of the King - So what happens to Mouth Of Sauron after destruction of the ring? (3) 27: How you like your epubs? (5) 28: Places to get free books on the Web. (4) 29: japanese old boy (1) 30: The Fountainhead. Spoiler. (53) 31: Cat on the Table (1) 32: omniscient foresight network (2) 33: House Of Leaves [Book] [May contain spoilers] (3) 34: New Weird. (4) 35: Library.nu taken down [Academia] [RAGE] (18) 36: Avengers? (4) 37: Ray Bradbury Dead! (4) 38: What are you doing for you? (to university students) (16) 39: what are some good to read? (5) 40: NaNoWriMo writers, rejoice! (10)

[Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (95)

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.

86 Name: Bookworm : 2014-11-02 08:08 ID:IIVJ6/D1

The Vast Unknown by Broughton Coburn

It's about the first American expedition to the summit of Mount Everest. After having been beaten in the race to #1 in nearly everyone else by 1963, Americans seek to play catch up in mountaineering too. Notable for a few technical firsts, the expedition was otherwise routine, including the death of one member. As far as these books go, it's OK. The best part is mention of the Camel cigarettes tie-in promotion. Oh, 1963, you so silly.

87 Name: Bookworm : 2014-11-02 09:11 ID:IIVJ6/D1

The Greenlanders by Jane Smiley

Difficult to read if only because everyone has a difficult name. Gives a highly-fictionalized account of the many trials of the Norse Greenlanders in a style sort-of reminiscent of the sagas. Greenlanders were the hardest of Viking remnants, who managed to eke out an existence through primitive pastoralism in the worst theoretically-habitable place on earth. They did this for close to five hundred (miserable) years. They died out due to isolation, climate change, and invasion on two fronts. Take note, Western World! Or read about Rapa Nui, I guess.

Otherwise, cherish hilarious (in the Icelandic-sense, so not particularly) tales of St. Olaf the Greenlander and the various drawn-out stories of so-and-so's-dottir living a full and detailed life before suddenly dying by falling through thin ice while seeking out her lost sheep. If you're into misery porn, you might as well learn something from it! Read it!

88 Name: Bookworm : 2014-11-09 10:32 ID:IIVJ6/D1

The World Without Us by Alan Weisman

Taken from a series of magazine articles, it sure has that feel to it. Interesting stuff, most of which is plastic is bad, m'kay. If you deny the human influence on climate change, then buy six copies, have them delivered overnight air, burn them, read it on your good iPad and have a good laugh. Otherwise, it might make you a little nervous about the future.

89 Name: Bookworm : 2016-04-02 06:30 ID:IIVJ6/D1

Empty Mansions: The Mysterious Life of Huguette Clark and the Spending of a Great American Fortune. by Bill Dedman and Paul Clark Newell, Jr.

Las Vegas is in Clark County, Nevada. This story is about Hugette Clark. The woman inherited something like $300M, when that kind of money was a lot more than a Powerball prize. She used her fortune to live as a recluse in a New York apartment for thirty years and thirty+ more in a hospital room. All this while she owned sizable estates on the Santa Barbara and Delaware coasts that she hadn't visited in sixty years. Purely from an accounting perspective, this is a lot of fun!

90 Name: Bookworm : 2016-04-28 00:37 ID:uK1l8L95

Man I need to start reading again

91 Name: Bookworm : 2016-07-05 01:09 ID:IaD7nxEl

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up: The Japanese Art of Decluttering and Organizing by Marie Kondo



A Japanese woman obsessed with throwing things out and organizing (she admits to reading home magazines from age 5 for tips) tells you that you will be happier if you do the same. Essentially, you are to go through all of your possessions, hold eat item in your hands, and if it doesn't "spark joy," discard it. Gets wierder as you go along; at one point she advises people to thank things for their service as they are discarded. Heretical animism aside, she has a decent method. It won't change your life, but I was motivated to get rid of some things.

92 Name: Bookworm : 2016-08-09 17:42 ID:D9/mWCVp

>>91
I think the thanking is a good idea. For whatever reason, people get unduly attached or committed to their items. I guess it's the sunk cost fallacy. Making that commitment explicit by "thanking" it, makes it easy to get over and realize it was just a tool that had a purpose which is no longer needed without feeling guilty.

93 Name: Bookworm : 2016-08-30 05:33 ID:+Q4uelD3

>>90

Me too

94 Name: Bookworm : 2016-10-08 18:10 ID:lF4hvNsB

<i>Constellation Games</i> by Leonard Richardson

A disenchanted antihero game developer quickly becomes a pivotal player in a first-contact scenario by reviewing alien video games. I loved this book and I plan to read it again soon. Highly recommended for science fiction fans who also happen to be programmers.

95 Name: Bookworm : 2019-09-08 01:09 ID:fESqXmxM

Serotonin, by Houellebecq.

It was bleak. I love this author.

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Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (80)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2008-09-18 18:34 ID:hyJfuQuU

Some books seem promising then you start reading and just can't read it because you either don't like the style, it's boring, it's crap.... etc.

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71 Name: Bookworm : 2018-10-20 10:52 ID:96DuNXfk

The Monk Who Sold his Ferrari
almost 10 pages through
got suggested in a workshop, its a self book so thats enough reason for me to hate on it.

72 Name: Bookworm : 2018-10-21 01:19 ID:qlguLp/3

i havent read a book in a year
ive still managed to pass all of my comp lit classes and have two TA positions in my department

73 Name: Bookworm : 2018-10-24 09:52 ID:8HeF8yMS

>>72

you can probably go through your whole adult life not reading any books. doesn't mean that you should

74 Name: Bookworm : 2018-11-11 19:34 ID:lG1Zu/7t

Naked Lunch
About one third in.
I can only stand so much graphic gay sex and semen splurging.

I've yet to properly stop, but rather put it on a kind of hiatus. Hoping to eventually forget about it lest my stubbornness dictates I get around to finishing it.

75 Name: Bookworm : 2019-02-03 20:41 ID:k6sDCxzT

Infinite Jest. I keep trying to to read it again and again but I always give up after the first few chapters. Probably read the first two chapters 5 times now.

76 Name: Bookworm : 2019-02-17 08:26 ID:YUX+/rRi

A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man.
1/3 of the way through
Couldn't connect with the story or the language.

77 Name: Bookworm : 2019-06-18 03:04 ID:A6+v5KCB

Anti-Oedipus by Deleuze and Guattari

I want to read it but it makes no sense to me.

78 Name: Bookworm : 2019-07-14 03:34 ID:X3v8KqSU

Walden by Thoreau.
Given up for a second time, even after skipping the longwinded first section.
Heavy horrible prose. Sanctimonius sarcasm throughout.

79 Name: Bookworm : 2019-07-27 01:40 ID:Av/7qVAE

3 Musketeers
I got around a third of the way through.
I wound up so lost and clueless about what the fuck was going on and didn't know where I should flip back to catch up. I also wasn't very interested in the first place, hence why I let my mind wander while reading.

80 Name: Bookworm : 2019-08-20 00:46 ID:Heaven

>>77
lol

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[Cao Cao]Romance of the Three Kingdoms[Liu Bei] (7)

1 Name: Guo Jia : 2012-04-22 00:05 ID:YI7KESpE

Romance of the Three Kingdoms, written by Luo Guanzhong in the 14th century, is a historical novel set amidst the turbulent years near the end of the Han Dynasty and the Three Kingdoms era of Chinese history, starting in 169 and ending with the reunification of the land in 280.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

My favorite!

2 Name: Bookworm : 2012-04-25 07:11 ID:+JMp2tql

That sounds really interesting. I'll read it. Any recommendations for novels along this line?

3 Name: Bookworm : 2012-05-05 07:36 ID:DCmkSb1m

4 Name: Bookworm : 2012-05-07 16:44 ID:+JMp2tql

>>3
Thank you very much!

5 Name: Bookworm : 2017-10-05 15:27 ID:Fg9dRqE4

Japanese love it.
And me too.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2019-06-25 21:28 ID:GsyoIAii

Sun Ren reaches marriageable age on turn 87, FYI. Get her before she's gone, the AIs snatch her up quick.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2019-07-11 13:01 ID:enbT2qEU

yes

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Poetry Thread (4)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2019-05-17 23:31 ID:yHCOemEs

Post your favorites:

秋深き (aki fukaki)
隣は何を (tonari wa nani wo)
する人ぞ (suru hito zo)

  • Matsuo Basho

2 Name: 2GET : 2019-05-18 19:19 ID:L606KfLW

Baka baka bleak dispair
Neko neko everywhere.
Darkness fills the world with wai
Heart of pain is so kawaii.
Soul of anguish on chibi wings
Genki genki evil things.
Tormented heart oh so sugoi
Crushed beneath the dark yaoi.
Neko neko everywhere
Baka baka bleak dispair.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2019-05-20 00:11 ID:yHCOemEs

>>2
sauce

4 Name: 2GET : 2019-05-24 01:34 ID:L606KfLW

>>3
I didn't know the source myself (found it on DQN), but http://skree.blog spot.com/2004/07/egad-ive-made-clean-spot-in-garage.html reveals it's from "Ghastly's Ghastly Comic," an ancient webcomic. The webcomic is surprisingly still online, but the site is garbage so good luck finding the exact strip it's from.

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Reasons why the Twilight series is an abomination in every sense of the word (61)

1 Name: Crawd : 2008-09-03 02:53 ID:q7Azlvgj

I'll start off with:

  1. Edward
  2. Sparkly Vampires

52 Name: Bookworm : 2012-02-10 20:49 ID:wLjURccI

>>51
I wonder that as well. The first two or three pages was enough to make me vomit.

53 Name: me : 2012-02-15 18:19 ID:EfPcM/82

I think stephenie Meyer is a problem seeing as without her fail of a book there wouldnt even be a readership convinced a dead guy watching them sleep is fantastic. I don't believe you can comment on how terrible a series is if you haven't read it. That's common sense, especially when the first reaction from twi hards is "if u just reed it u wil get it!!"
I was given new moon for a birthday gift and after reading five pages I threw it across the room and left it there, then I heard the media buzz and realised new moon was from that series and thought "surely not...that was awful, I must be mistaken". So I went back and read them because I wanted to understand why they were so popular. I still don't.

55 Name: Bookworm : 2012-07-28 14:39 ID:Rw0LVy6E

Twilight was written to appeal to a certain audience, teen girls and people who wish to read some crappy YA and leave their brains somewhere else while enjoying crappy romance filled with marysues and elements of fantasy.
I read Twilight, I didn't like it much, I'm not a zealous hater either. There are a lot of novels and series like Twilight.

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57 Name: Bookworm : 2017-11-07 15:12 ID:6liv6Y7s

What, Vampires that can cross running water, don't ask for permission to go into people's houses, don't count every grain of rice if you spill some and can be in direct sunlight? No thanks.

58 Name: Bookworm : 2018-03-18 14:18 ID:aDtMdcyh

because im not in the intended demographic. owee, a 23 year old dude with hella hair on his belly doesn't enjoy a book intended for 13 year old girls, who would have thought.

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60 Name: Bookworm : 2019-02-24 20:15 ID:9lugiCv2

>>58
Post belly.

61 Name: Bookworm : 2019-03-20 21:46 ID:UevSL7aJ

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"Writing is fifty years behind painting." (25)

1 Name: Artfag : 2010-09-27 12:18 ID:gr82mqjd

Prove me wrong.

16 Name: Bookworm : 2016-02-21 04:17 ID:XFUkexwg

I am completely correct.
Prove me wrong.

17 Name: Bookworm : 2016-06-07 12:01 ID:JS+CdjLh

>>7
Video games do that and more.

18 Name: Bookworm : 2016-07-05 00:56 ID:2ccpFmXu

So books in the 2060s will be either totally indecipherable or commercial rot?

Western culture had a good run, I guess.

19 Name: Bookworm : 2016-07-25 18:13 ID:kiS4xuWQ

So... books in 50 years will be:

>Badoop
>fhgfhdhfdflhdglsadgfqwhuodghdzlfh
>AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAA em em em DA!
>ping
>The end

I'm glad literature is still behind

20 Name: Bookworm : 2016-08-07 07:06 ID:2ccpFmXu

Futurist literature was already there in the 1920s.
Excessive Haste, a play by Verlaine.

Scene I

The curtain rises: a gentleman and a lady are seen locked in a close embrace.

Scene II

A second gentleman approaches noiselessly and shoots them both dead. The corpses remain in close contact, faces down. The killer draws near them, raises the man's head and starts back. He then raises the woman's head and shows even greater astonishment.

2nd gentleman: "My God! I've shot the wrong couple!"

fin.

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22 Name: Bookworm : 2017-03-13 14:24 ID:JS+CdjLh

>>7
But the video game encompasses film and more.

23 Name: Bookworm : 2017-05-08 03:33 ID:0RUflnh1

Leck mich am Arsch

24 Name: Bookworm : 2019-01-05 22:26 ID:2n0ZmfgR

painting is gay

25 Name: Bookworm : 2019-02-17 08:30 ID:jDJU8oLl

Here we go in a flung festoon,
Half-way up to the jealous moon!
Don't you envy our pranceful bands?
Don't you wish you had extra hands?
Would n't you like if your tails were -- so --
Curved in the shape of a Cupid's bow?
Now you're angry, but -- never mind,
Brother, thy tail hangs down behind!


Here we sit in a branchy row,
Thinking of beautiful things we know;
Dreaming of deeds that we mean to do,
All complete, in a minute or two --
Something noble and grand and good,
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Examples of fanfics that sold well (18)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-21 12:17 ID:V/SwbFzg

The only one which comes to my mind is "Wicked", a fanfic about The Wizard of Oz.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-29 20:22 ID:ttdxEjXk

>>5
Don't forget "The Da Vinci Code."

10 Name: Bookworm : 2007-01-30 19:35 ID:0iFEIAax

>>9

Da Vinci Code has actually very little to do with the Bible. It's more like a fanfic of a fanfic.

11 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-01 23:28 ID:TLtV9vv6

Ok, it didn't technically "sell," being a webcomic, but I think that Dan Kim's fancomic "Nana's Everyday Life" was far superior to it's source, the animu "Elfen Lied."

12 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-02 20:54 ID:Heaven

>>7
>>11

Neither the new testament nor a webcomic are fanfics or commercial.

13 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-03 21:15 ID:Br1s0dWM

Paramount had an arrangement with some publishers, and maybe still does, to sell "original Star Trek fiction."

I'm told it sells pretty well. Do Star Trek novels count as fanfiction?

14 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-04 22:37 ID:TLtV9vv6

>>12

What do you define "fan fiction" as? A piece of fiction, based upon a previous work, written by a fan of that previous work?

15 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-06 00:29 ID:Br1s0dWM

>>11

nyoro~n

16 Name: Bookworm : 2007-02-21 17:33 ID:pZs/UoHc

"Angel of the opera."
DO.
NOT.
READ.

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18 Name: Bookworm : 2019-02-03 20:44 ID:IA6BAOdf

50 shades of grey. I win yay

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TAR (7)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2011-07-02 21:26 ID:T/nRXmdu

Hey 4-ch, just wondering if any of you feel like reading or submitting content to the literature zine I help manage.

http://www.theaprilreader.org/ is our site, we're pretty new but are growing steadily.

Our Mission Statement: "The April Reader is a monthly publication of poetry, prose, and other user-submitted content. Initially conceived as a successor publication to the now-defunct Zine Writers Guild, The April Reader aims to become a
hub of online writing and content. Operating under the belief that the rise of the internet has allowed the written word to regain parity with mass media and television, The April Reader hopes to serve as a launching point for the future writers of this generation"

Not bad, eh? If any of you feel like submitting content to us, our email us theaprilreader@gmail.com. We're non-profit, so don't expect high submission requirements or money in return.

Thanks for your time

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2 Name: Bookworm : 2011-07-15 18:41 ID:KRqyxbRk

Just read the TAR issue 4 story on the parrot with the attached penis. RAD!

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5 Name: Bookworm : 2017-11-08 15:11 ID:SGUdIZbF

dicks out for Harambe

6 Name: Bookworm : 2018-01-17 02:46 ID:OLbovOmJ

>>5
I'll give you a dick.

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Should I get Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? (6)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2012-06-29 23:06 ID:CV+wzPBn

I saw it in a bookstore and it seems like a nice read, but I did not have the time to get it. It was pretty cheap. Should I go back and get it?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Norwegian_Wood_(novel)

2 Name: Bookworm : 2012-06-30 00:45 ID:Heaven

Maybe. I really liked the short story which was its germ, it provoked in me an enjoyable feeling of languor. A lot of other people seem to like the novel. Some people probably dislike it. When a creative work isn't out-and-out terrible it's hard to say what the interaction between the work and the audience will produce, and given I don't know anything about you, this being an anonymous image board, it's even more useless.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2012-06-30 15:51 ID:CV+wzPBn

>>2

>this being an anonymous image board
>anonymous image board
>image board

Excuse me.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2012-06-30 22:33 ID:Heaven

>>3
You are excused.

5 Name: Beavis : 2017-10-01 19:24 ID:6puQds5A

Mmmm heh heh mm heh heh heh heh heh hey Butt-head, he said "Norwegian Wood", mmm heh heh heh

6 Name: Butthead : 2019-07-27 17:02 ID:Heaven

hewheheheheh... wood

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The Last Question (4)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2012-02-15 18:15 ID:42IKZicp

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3 Name: Bookworm : 2017-05-30 00:48 ID:vSs94rul

Read that story a while ago, quite nice

4 Name: Lucy : 2017-09-04 14:20 ID:/JJFeS7J

I'm a 18-years-old girl.
If you talk me, please call +81 80 5941 0307.

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