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] (127) 2: ITT post banned/taboo books you read (8) 3: Interlibrary loan gripes (2) 4: Lenin – Stalin – Putin in Limerick (7) 5: Midwit Authors (4) 6: Books on Hamas (3) 7: Irish Republican Army (8) 8: Hegel Secondary Lit (8) 9: Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (89) 10: LOTR (14) 11: Post porn (9) 12: House Of Leaves [Book] [May contain spoilers] (4) 13: [discord] Philosophy Book Club (3) 14: Recommendations on Labor History (3) 15: Poetry Thread (34) 16: [Snarky] ITT we post entries from the Devil's Dictionary [Evil] (7) 17: best sellers (4) 18: Pareto (4) 19: best (4) 20: Welcome To The NHK! (15) 21: Should I let my personal politics affect whose books I buy? (19) 22: I need Harry potter spoilers (18) 23: \ AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN / (3) 24: The Song of Ice and Fire topic (30) 25: Is it dumb to post here? (13) 26: Rene Guenon (10) 27: Should I get Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? (11) 28: "Writing is fifty years behind painting." (27) 29: [Cao Cao]Romance of the Three Kingdoms[Liu Bei] (7) 30: Reasons why the Twilight series is an abomination in every sense of the word (61) 31: Examples of fanfics that sold well (18) 32: TAR (7) 33: The Last Question (4) 34: [weaboo]The Asian Saga/The Noble House series (6) 35: SciFi of ages past? (6) 36: Worst Fan Fiction ever! (83) 37: [shortstories] Shortstories Online (14) 38: [Author] Mishima Yukio [Passive gay chauvinist] (8) 39: Good scifi thread (96) 40: Haruki Murakami (63)

[Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (127)

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.

118 Name: Bookworm : 2023-03-12 06:36 ID:W0Tg43C/

Messages to the World - Osama Bin Laden translated by Bruce Lawrence

Bin Laden spoke with eloquence and clarity while being the most wanted man in human history. But in the translated interview with Aljazeera reporter Tayseer Allouni, Osama falls apart and comes off as an incoherent chunni whackjob. Other than that, it's pretty simple: America commits crimes around the world and are evil. Nothing new or special. One thing that surprised me was Bin Laden didn't really have much of a political vision of the future he wants to create and he doesn't come up with elborate theories like most paranoid whackjob political types.

4/10

119 Name: Bookworm : 2023-03-27 16:22 ID:K5fpBNQg

>>117
You have to give Ted credit where it’s due. His ideas about technological determinism are pretty on point even if he is just a serial killer.

120 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-15 07:23 ID:Kl17Qsiy

I few months ago I finished reading Self-Made Man by Norah Vincent.
Well, it did not change in how I view men and women.
The problem is that most of her struggles in a social setting were due to the fact that she was afraid that people would discover that she is in drag, and if those people discovered it, they would harm her.
The prose was nice, very easy to read.

121 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-13 05:10 ID:Heaven

All this thread does is remind me that I don't finish anything. I get a few good days, sometimes weeks of reading and then depression comes around and I don't feel like doing anything. I can force myself to read for about 20 minutes during those times and then my brain's noise/self-hate blocks out any further information so I can't even parse the words in a single sentence.

122 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-22 15:35 ID:YU5XI3eE

>>110
shortly after writing this, I got distracted and never finished the sequel. well, I'm here now to announce that I did it! This month I finished the sequels: The Ocean of Years, and The Shores of Tomorrow by Roger MacBride Allen.

The Chronicles of Solace series was pretty good! It's a very tense yet slow experience and the author loves to summarise and revisit previous events, which can make it a bit boring to binge through and potentially frustrating for some - skimming is definitely recommended during the recaps at the start of each sequel, and for the first half of book 2, which really drags itself out. (I originally stopped reading due to boredom getting through book 2 but returned because the plot hook was interesting!) However, I found it lead to a very detailed cast and world, with the story culminating in a satisfying conclusion thanks to multiple converging plot threads tying together neatly. The only irk is some extreme handwaving of sci-fi mechanics at the closure of the book - despite a lot of thought put in to much simpler ones earlier.

Overall I think the concepts put forward by the series are a fascinating read, recommended if you want a slow burn classic sci-fi with a focus on time and space navigation and terraforming.

123 Name: Bookworm : 2023-12-15 22:07 ID:2ClFzGHs

Guerrilla Warfare by Che Guevara
Che's manual for a social revolution in oppressed third world countries. The basic strategy is to form small bands of men, win favor with the locals and carry out hit and run attacks on the oppressor forces. Once many people have been recruited and enough supplies have been stolen from the enemy, you split off a new band of guerrillas from the original one and in this manner the revolutionary force multiplies like self-replicating cells. The government army is incapable of dealing with this and forced to leave the combat zone, where the guerrillas form their own democratic government and can build permanent bases and supply their troops. The dictatorship slowly collapses as guerrilla forces overrun more areas and the army breaks down.

Che says guerrillas should be concerned with survival and not worry about superior enemy numbers or firepower because guerrillas can always escape encirclement and even if a massive chunk of the revolutionary army is destroyed all it takes is a handful of men to regenerate it. American and Israeli army officers have to read this as part of their training but they don't seem to learn anything from it. Good read.

124 Name: Bookworm : 2024-01-29 23:48 ID:wgK7dR/M

Art of Unix Programming by Eric S Raymond
Its full of pro-open source propaganda

125 Name: Bookworm : 2024-02-10 22:21 ID:YNPFs8xv

ed mastery by Lucas
very good, learn good stuff

126 Name: Bookworm : 2024-02-14 07:07 ID:8o1kbTIV

Steelworkers in America: The Nonunion Era by David Brody
Probably my first serious history book(though the posters here would not be impressed) and I wasn't disappointed. Brody has a focus on the community of an immigrant neighborhood and how steel men slowly dug their paws into it in order to disrupt any future strikes. It exposes their interest in "culture" as an attempt to portray the union men as ungrateful. So many truths in one read. Will dig deeper into the topic.

127 Name: Bookworm : 2024-02-27 17:24 ID:hSiE4Upp

This month I read all three books in the Southern Reach trilogy (Annihilation, Authority, Acceptance). I enjoyed book 2 the most. Interesting premise and engaging setting though it eventually becomes apparent that the setting is more of a vehicle for the author's environmentalism than a puzzle to be solved (at least in my interpretation). Despite this I think it remains a good read and is somewhat comparable to Roadside Picnic in a few areas.

I might read the new interquel novel releasing later this year, Absolution.
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ITT post banned/taboo books you read (8)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-23 01:55 ID:EyNll25V

I read the anarchist cookbook and it sucked! I tried Uncle Ted’s book but everyone’s read that already. De Sade is just porn spam that’s not even gurochan tier. Lolis are banned in my country. I need some recommendations.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-24 00:57 ID:X81qgEiB

Fascism: 100 Questions Asked and Answered. 90% of it is just establishing a new parliament based on interest groups(e.g one for the steel industry, one for agriculture, etc.), holding foreigners on a tight leash, and forcing capitalists to use local labor. I think he mentions something about expanding pensions and welfare, but my memory is shoddy. Honestly not much even a normie would disagree with minus the anti-Jewry.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-14 03:23 ID:Heaven

I read Sayyid Qutb. He really isn't that bad. It's basically, dictatorship is bad, people should be free, religion commands us to fight for freedom. That's literally it. I'm disappointed. CNN told me this guy was the philosopher behind ISIS. It's all a lie as usual.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-19 02:30 ID:ndYHRpm5

I read Bin Laden’s Letter to America. I don’t see what the fuss is about. It’s just him carefully explaining why he attacked America and most of the points were pretty reasonable and not the “he just hates our freedoms” thing. Turns out Bin Laden doesn’t like America propping up Israel or dictators or the Saudis and as a weeb he didn’t like the nuking of Japan. There’s a whole section where he complains about US corporations polluting the earth with toxic chemicals. He also claims AIDS was spread by America, which, looking at the state of online discourse, was probably right.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-27 01:33 ID:5VVGlRQj

I read one of Stalin’s books. He actually wrote philosophy. He’s surprisingly erudite and knowledgable and not the foaming at the mouth lunatic you’d expect. But he sees the world in a very mechanical top down way like you’d a communist dictator naturally would.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2023-12-02 18:51 ID:X81qgEiB

>>5
Which one did you read in particular, Anon? Maybe you could talk about it in the Lenin-Stalin thread?

7 Name: Bookworm : 2023-12-04 16:32 ID:ZNpUwa6+

>>6
Dialectical and Historical Materialism. Its supposed to be a textbook intro to Marx’s philosophy. Stalin advises readers to just ignore Hegel and his understanding of dialectics is actually closer to Fichte and then he makes it all about biological development. Lenin and Stalin literally think that every physical thing has two basic contradictory elements inside it that are opposites and studying the struggle between them gives you the key to understanding the development of that thing. They take this method and think they can apply it to literally everything, from the history of society to how to read a book and manufacture cars. Its like a crystal ball that can do everything. They consider it objective science.

None of this actually matches up with anything Hegel or Marx actually wrote, except for when Stalin quotes them like a Bible thumper at a Sunday school. It actually explains a lot about communist countries and why they were so fucked up. These people think their geniuses that figured out the truth about the universe and everyone has to obey them because muh dialectic material analysis.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2024-02-04 23:34 ID:M6qRvO12

I tried reading Crowley's books.

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Interlibrary loan gripes (2)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2023-12-29 21:50 ID:WZXsjGV1

Got notified that two of my loan requests just arrived, not by telling me what the titles are, but rather some ID numbers. Why force me to cross-reference my messages manually to see what the fuck just arrived?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2024-01-08 12:43 ID:q9VJMbLu

So we can employ more programmers to debug a system that could have been simple but your company decided to use AI powered AWS Amazon Linux Bezos OS and employ a team of chimps to arrange the books as punishment for their war crimes in Australia

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Lenin – Stalin – Putin in Limerick (7)

1 Name: The Whistling Marmot : 2023-02-08 15:59 ID:APxbwGvr

Hi Folks!

In case anybody does not know the ingenious Limerick by the late historian and poet Robert Conquest, here it is:

There was a great Marxist called Lenin
Who did two or three million men in.
That's a lot to have done in
But where he did one in
That grand Marxist Stalin did ten in.

This calls for a suitable refrain. Instead of the usual one with China and chili I propose the following:

Aye, aye, aye, aye, a new chap has since put his foot in,
who thinks he can rival both Stalin and Lenin
and shoots in the foot he has put in.
Post too long. Click to view the whole post or the thread page.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2023-02-08 20:55 ID:Heaven

kill yourself

3 Name: Bookworm : 2023-02-08 21:28 ID:Heaven

be nice

4 Name: Bookworm : 2023-02-17 21:49 ID:CvIcoEI8

I don't get it. Please rewrite it but have all the characters replaced with pop culture references.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2023-06-02 03:39 ID:Heaven

this dude rhymed in with in like six times

6 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-10 05:26 ID:/4NbO44d

This reminds me that I'm slogging through Years of Hunger. Told myself I would be, anyway. As dry as you'd expect but never too wordy.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2023-12-23 00:20 ID:5iQLAjnV

where is the Putin? what is this joke? Stalin didn't kill 10 million. He killed 100 million. Get it right! How would you feel if you worked hard to get the biggest high score and some asshole online low balled it by 90 million?

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Midwit Authors (4)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-11 16:27 ID:hYZO1PDZ

We talked about pseuds in a long-necroed thread, but what about authors who have just a little bit of truth but not much else?

Take Michael Parenti for example. There's more worth in most of his citations than anything he's written himself, and most of his fans think they're Neo after reading a middle-school level pamphlet.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-14 01:56 ID:7T8eh4lM

Nick Land. His early essays had some good ideas but then he started sipping the crackpipe and did a complete 180 and now he's an alt right shitposter that writes travel guides for the Chinese government. Nick has the dubious distinction of being beloved by both far right schizos and left wing culture vultures, neither of whom can write coherent sentences. Before he became a drug addict and acolyte of Xi Jinping, he had some decent ideas. Like capitalism depends on racism and misogyny for smooth functioning, that humanism sucks, and instead of fighting the system we should just push it to collapse. Then the rest of it is incoherent rambling and filler designed to make him look smart and his more recent writing, if you can call it that, is just vapid /pol/ tier hot takes on twitter.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-17 23:13 ID:PTAfCDVL

Haruki Murakami is one of those boring midwit novelists who is only read by white girls so as to look cultured and cosmopolitan.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-19 18:34 ID:+nf6KLq+

Yuval Harari is possibly the ultimate midwit intellectual of our times. His books a short on scientific evidence and while most of what he says is just a summary of stuff people have known for years, his own innovations are sensationalist and the primary source is his ass.

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Books on Hamas (3)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-30 02:43 ID:VXAR13Y5

So is there any good lit on Hamas? Since we already have an IRA thread might as well have a Palestinian one.

2 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-02 14:05 ID:ICcnpEts

Tariq Beconi’s book is good

3 Name: Bookworm : 2023-11-14 03:20 ID:Heaven

What does Fateh even know about Hamas? Let me tell you right here, nobody takes that Mahmoud Abbas seriously. His own men are trying to assasinate him. While he was scrambling for Israeli pay checks, Hamas went and attacked Israel and made him look like fool again. What's Netanyahu even going to do about it? He's already lost. He's never winning an election after this and that's if the irate Jews don't string up him from a post like Mussolini.

If you want good books on Hamas try Tamimi's Hamas A History From Within. You can also read their 1987 charter (it's not pretty and there's a lot of rambling about Jews) and their 2017 charter (we're just moderate democrats now with guns and Israel is a fascist country). You know I don't think people care. Just don't get your reading list from Herzog who's trying convince us all they have chemical weapons (it's like a meme at this point) and they read Mein Kampf to kids.

Just read Finkelstein's books. You can't sink the Fink. Gaza An Inquest Into It's Martyrdom.

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Irish Republican Army (8)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-03 05:21 ID:MHAzupO4

Just started "The Secret History of The IRA" by Ed Moloney. Anyone else researching this topic?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-07 09:35 ID:dXr6x+iZ

I'd recommend Richard English's book Armed Struggle: The History of the IRA. It's pretty comprehensive, tracing the origins of the IRA in the 20s, covering the various armed campaigns and finally dealing with The Troubles and peace process. He gives a pretty nuanced and detailed look at what drove the IRA to violence in the early 1970s, covers the split between Officials and Provisionals very well and the secret talks with the Harold Wilson government. Kieran Conway, the IRA's director of intelligence, wrote an autobiography, Southside Provisional, which is worth a read. He's featured in the docu series Spotlight on the Troubles: A Secret History which covers the entire conflict with interviews with leading figures on all sides and access to declassified or leaked documents which shine a light on secret negotiations, the role of Gerry Adams in plotting attacks, and collusion between the British army and loyalist paramilitaries etc.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-14 00:19 ID:lsSwjcDT

The IRA had shit tons of guns and ammunition given to them by the Libyans but never really did anything with it other than shoot a few cops and detonate car bombs once in a while. As a guerilla organization they were a total failure.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-19 14:43 ID:w3nFVx1o

>>3
How? They went from being branded terrorists to parliment politicians with one of the largest and most popular parties. I'd call that a success. IRA have shown us that you can bomb, shoot and kill your way into high office. I'm surprised more people aren't adopting this strategy. It would certainly make the two party system more lively.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2023-08-08 23:26 ID:QRZRMG1W

>>3

No they were very good at what they did. They had weapons, bombs and people supporting them. This scared the shit out of the retards in Westminster. They sent their military into Northern Ireland to try and put it all down, but the IRA and Irish in general resisted.

They didn't have aims to cause immense terror and suffering on the Irish population which is why they never really sought to use those weapons in excess. This is why they mostly did targeted attacks or would detonate bombs in places but give warning to authorities ahead of time so they could evacuate.

They successfully harassed the United Kingdom enough to make them essentially concede and withdrawal. There was no Irish reunification (not yet, at least, but hopefully one day) but they managed to draw down the conflict and get the UK to fuck off. They then evolved and morphed into one of the most successful political parties in the history of Ireland.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2023-08-29 11:37 ID:iy5CyYne

The IRA was never that successful outside South Armagh and maybe East Tyrone and Monaghan (at least untill Pat Kelly was killed at Loughgall). They had weapon supplies that most guerrillas could only dream of and lots of talented people but never used them well. There's a former US marine who fought with the IRA who wrote a book about his experiences. He said the IRA leadership just didn't care about skill. They had guys with serious military training but never used their full potential. They never had those guys train or lead other men.

>They then evolved and morphed into one of the most successful political parties in the history of Ireland.

Yet the Provisional IRA is still banned in the Republic and the UK. Politics is what happened. The IRA could have fought an effective military campaign to force the British out of Ireland. But Sinn Feinn realized they could use the army as leverage to further their political careers and that's exactly what they did. That's also why the Libyans and the Palestinains begun pulling their support.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-24 23:25 ID:FElAr3QT

Still better than the nothingburger that was(and are) the Puerto Rican nationalist movement.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2023-10-30 02:41 ID:uswgZO0q

>>7
Hey they almost assassinated Truman. The real nothing burger was Scottish National Liberation Army.

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Hegel Secondary Lit (8)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-20 21:33 ID:k25jwNWj

I've been reading Hegel's Phenomenology of Spirit. Needless to say it is close to unintelligible for me. What secondary lit should I read to properly understand it?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-21 01:15 ID:3KaHjL4n

>>1
You can’t go wrong with the Cambridge Companion to Hegel. There is Hegel, Haiti, and Universal History by Buck Morss which is provides an alternative look at Hegel’s intellectual influences. There is a series on YouTube called Half Hour Hegel which goes through the entire Phenomenology including the preface and introduction.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-21 15:14 ID:9poA3X0W

>>2
Thank you! I have heard of Half Hour Hegel but it the book on Haiti, that sounds very interesting.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-21 16:05 ID:I3u0Dmg+

I've been here, >>1, and I recommend giving up. Whilst it does start to sink in after a lot of study and exposure to dumbed-down explanations I'm not sure it's worth the effort and what little I did gleam from my initial attempts I have long since forgotten. Go read Kierkgaard instead (who likes to poke fun at Hegel)

5 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-22 01:44 ID:I7lT4wE0

>>4
You still learn quite a bit by pushing through a dense philosophical book, even if you don’t understand what the author’s trying to get across it makes reading these books in the future a little easier. Sometimes the journey is better than the destination as the old cliche goes. It’s perfectly fine to go through a book and not really remember what the author is doing beyond a vague gist of what they’re trying to say.

>>1
Mind if I ask why your reading Hegel? Have you tried reading Hegel before? your a beginner you shouldn’t really start weigh Hegel and if your new to reading him you shouldn’t start with the Phenomenology but his Lectures on the Philosophy of History which provides you with nice intro to how Hegel sees world history and eases you into his dense writing style.

Anyway, if your looking for secondary sources I’d seriously recommend the Routledge Philosophy Guidebook to Hegel’s Phenomenology of the Spirit by Robert Stern. It’s a really good introduction that’s beginner friendly and written in an easy to follow clear fashion.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-25 05:22 ID:ZmHEdUEl

>>5
I am reading Hegel because he's pretty much the guy everyone thinks overcame Kant (who I really like) and I wanted to evaluate his criticism.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2022-11-29 02:47 ID:26GwTPCW

>>6
Great! With a bit of patience and second hand reading you shouldn’t have an issue. I actually think Hegel is a lot easier to read than Kant lol

8 Name: Bookworm : 2023-09-26 18:27 ID://9NucCl

Since the creation of this thread Pinkerton has released a paragraph-by-paragraph explainer companion. I recommend this and Houlgate's reading guide for a boring-but-classroom reading of the Phenomenology.

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Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (89)

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

>>77
lol

81 Name: Bookworm : 2020-08-04 18:28 ID:B8kBaXLz

Philip Mainländer's philosophy of redemption. I got into it for the cool hyper pessimism but after like 100 pages of convoluted ontology I dropped it. I knew all the juice stuff beforehand anyway. Now I read the original instead (Schopenhauer)

82 Name: Bookworm : 2020-08-12 01:14 ID:tDt2WMUg

Logic of Sense by Deleuze. I read it after Difference and Repetition but it was a bit boring imo.

83 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-31 04:36 ID:Heaven

i am a heron. i ahev a long neck and i pick fish out of the water w/ my beak. if you dont repost this comment on 10 other pages i will fly into your kitchen tonight and make a mess of your pots and pans

84 Name: Bookworm : 2022-12-28 03:37 ID:mgyGDzgl

Biological Exuberence. I started reading it for completely childish reasons(wanted to see how many gay birds there were) but got bored of the concept quite quickly.

85 Name: Bookworm : 2023-01-03 03:41 ID:r/KXWVSB

Mein Kampf. Bought it when I was going through a childish edgelord phase and took it to high school to everyday to piss everyone off. I never managed to read it all because it’s boring as fuck, especially the biographical parts which are just whiny and annoying. It’s just a dude bitching about his life.

>>82
I’ve never been able to get through any of the books he co wrote with guattari, but his books on Spinoza, Foucault etc are a pretty good read

86 Name: Bookworm : 2023-04-17 06:21 ID:C6u6R58n

Ai no Kusabi
In my first attempt the first five page filtered me greatly with its cuckold + rape + bdsm combo.
In my second attempt it was the horrible prose, I could not tell what the hell was going on, who is who and why does what.
I think I read the first 10 pages.

The anime was ok.

87 Name: Bookworm : 2023-06-26 18:59 ID:hSyy9z+R

>>76
Just be glad you got out before the second two thirds of the book, which consist entirely of the main character spiraling stream-of-consciousness style into catholic guilt.

88 Name: Bookworm : 2023-08-01 02:24 ID:KMRCzBHh

150 days of sodom by marquis de sade. I couldn’t stop fapping and interrupt my reading.

89 Name: Bookworm : 2023-08-30 17:09 ID:MyAMl+9T

The Man Who Knew Infinity
Page 80 or so
Found it kind of boring. Maybe I hadn't gotten to the more maths parts of the book, but it was dry and too autobiographical for me. I'll probably try and read it another time, but there are other books I would read before then.

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LOTR (14)

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

Best. Series. Ever.

Am I wrong?

5 Name: cockjizz : 2015-05-07 21:57 ID:U1Zx0DHz

>>1

Yes you are wrong. It was good, but definitely not the best. Still, it's a matter of opinion.

6 Name: cockjizz : 2015-05-07 21:57 ID:U1Zx0DHz

>>1

Yes you are wrong. It was good, but definitely not the best. Still, it's a matter of opinion.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2015-06-18 23:46 ID:EP43V4eR

I read The Hobbit and then LOTR when I was a teenager in the 80's. Some parts of the trilogy were really slow-going, and I didn't fully grasp everything, but still enjoyed it a lot. The Hobbit was completely enchanting, and I couldn't put that book down. I'd stay up late through the night to read it, over and over again.

But I also greatly enjoyed stories by Robert E. Howard (Kull, Conan), Moorcock (Hawkmoon, Elric), Lovecraft, various other pulp-era stuff that was later compiled into book format, and last but not least, the great Jules Verne.

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13 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-04 01:37 ID:JV5CmiM5

Dwarves are Jewish

14 Name: Bookworm : 2023-07-26 01:08 ID:BnNPkbkw

Best series is Perry Rhodan.

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