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: Welcome To The NHK! (10) 2: LOTR (13) 3: Should I let my personal politics affect whose books I buy? (19) 4: Poetry Thread (12) 5: I need Harry potter spoilers (18) 6: \ AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN / (3) 7: [Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (101) 8: The Song of Ice and Fire topic (30) 9: Is it dumb to post here? (13) 10: Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (83) 11: Rene Guenon (10) 12: Should I get Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami? (11) 13: "Writing is fifty years behind painting." (27) 14: [Cao Cao]Romance of the Three Kingdoms[Liu Bei] (7) 15: Reasons why the Twilight series is an abomination in every sense of the word (61) 16: Examples of fanfics that sold well (18) 17: TAR (7) 18: The Last Question (4) 19: [weaboo]The Asian Saga/The Noble House series (6) 20: SciFi of ages past? (6) 21: Worst Fan Fiction ever! (83) 22: [shortstories] Shortstories Online (14) 23: [Author] Mishima Yukio [Passive gay chauvinist] (8) 24: Good scifi thread (96) 25: Haruki Murakami (63) 26: Mystery Novels / Short Novels (6) 27: Audiobooks on Youtube? (1) 28: Was Philip K Dick right? (3) 29: story of O (5) 30: Return of the King - So what happens to Mouth Of Sauron after destruction of the ring? (3) 31: How you like your epubs? (5) 32: Places to get free books on the Web. (4) 33: japanese old boy (1) 34: The Fountainhead. Spoiler. (53) 35: Cat on the Table (1) 36: omniscient foresight network (2) 37: House Of Leaves [Book] [May contain spoilers] (3) 38: New Weird. (4) 39: Ayn Rand (21)

Welcome To The NHK! (10)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-07 05:26 ID:nK+V/uX3

Have any of you on here read the original Welcome To The NHK novel by Tatsuhiko Takimoto?

2 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-11 09:03 ID:G4u8tBHt

Yes, I read the novel. It's very good. I tried watching the anime and reading the manga, but it felt like a chore since I don't usually watch anime or read manga.
To anyone who hasn't read it: read it, it's short, good, and quite relatable.

3 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-12 04:10 ID:nK+V/uX3

>>2

It is also more realistic and relatable.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-12 20:53 ID:FWXLRzWa

>>3
I read it after I stopped being a hikikomori, and I was, for some reason, surprised by the realism of the book: the drinking, taking drugs, sleeping more than twelve hours a day. I used to be a chain smoker, literally lighting the next cigarette with the previous one. Since getting out of bed was only really necessary to go to the toilet or get more food I would try to build a large tower of cigarette butts in my ashtray, trying to keep it stable like a house of cards.
The book is more relevant than ever.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-12 22:45 ID:ExwyfVm+

>>4
haha I'm in the hikikomori boat for a very long time, I've successfully pushed everyone that I cared about or felt they cared about me in manipulative ways; anybody I did that to won't ever want to contact me again. I've made "friends" with some manipulative people and I'm egging them on to ruin my entire existence as I pretend to be ignorant about everything that they're doing to my life and everything that's going on around me.
I enjoy destroying myself in ways that others would find repulsive.

don't care if this is off-t0pic; my existance is going to be over soon-ish anyways.haha

6 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-12 23:09 ID:ExwyfVm+

>>5
the only reason i exist is to suffer reality is a joke all of humanity is slowly fading away into nonexistence. there is beauty in extinction.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-12 23:26 ID:ExwyfVm+

>>6
im been in a manipulative situation my entire existence all I know about relationships is based off of manipulation;I want to hurt myself in ways that fuck myself over entirely such as running our of money and being forced into the streets or making those I live distrust me, death by a thousand cuts in order to make them despise my existence to the point of my existence being completely unbearable to them. i want to feel despair i can't help but to manipulate others in order to get what I want at this point and all what I want is to do harm to myself and manipulate others into manipulating me to do so. i always get what, its easy when what i do to myself is what normal people avoid by instinct i deserve i always got what i deserved.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-13 00:04 ID:ExwyfVm+

nobody I know will read this post so i dont care.
i ruined myself financially by wasting money on things that I hate and hurt myself with those things; i intentionally looked at things I wanted and then bought something I didn't want at 2x retail price.
I should be brain-dead with the amount of drugs ive overdosed on, it didn't matter what drug I took, tylenol, antidepressants, opioids, psychedelics, it did not matter as long as it was in my posession, i stopped doing this but I would hoard prescriptions and take around 5x my perscribed dose for a couple of days before stopping suddenly and doing it again.
my family have all emotionally abused me since I can remember, scaring me with suicide and divorce at times, they got less direct with their manipulation as time went on.
I don't deserve friends. I deserve manipulation.
I deserve to be hurt, I want to be hurt.
I don't need people.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-13 01:22 ID:oHKJy8sU

>>5-8
penis.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2021-02-15 20:56 ID:Heaven

>>5-8
do you maybe want to talk somewhere?

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LOTR (13)

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

Best. Series. Ever.

Am I wrong?

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

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

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

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Should I let my personal politics affect whose books I buy? (19)

1 Name: German Bookworm : 2011-03-21 17:52 ID:ScStXWjs

So, um, where to begin? A while ago some Google ads next to a GMail conversation about my reading material (mostly about David Weber and other Baen Books authors) led me to a site advertising a German alternative-history series of military SF called "Kaiserfront 1949". The basic premise is that Germany narrowly won WWI against France and is a major world power with its own military alliance by the year 1949 (WWII did not happen, nor did the Nazi regime or the Weimar republic - the Kaiser is still in power). It is also the only country owning nuclear weapons and wants to keep it that way. The publisher's site provides the first book as a free PDF download, so that's all I've read so far.

Apparently these books aren't self-contained stories, they literally end with a German "to be continued". What I read was not too awful, but a bit boring. The author seems to have decided that German technology roolz, all other tech droolz, so German planes can often simply fly above the maximum range of their enemies, German tanks are unharmed by a direct hit from a Russian shell, but fire one shot at the Russian from the same range and the tank is reduced to molten metal, etc etc. What did annoy me a bit was the way almost all German soldiers were portrayed as honorable people, whereas the Americans like torturing their prisoners, the British lack any troop morale, and the Russians love attacking without any formal declaration of war.

When I looked at the publisher's other offerings, it quickly became apparent that their books are largely aimed at the German-speaking right-wing xenophobe market. One novel set in the mid-21st century, for example, depicts Europe as firmly under the yoke of Islamic oppressors, who have instituted sharia law everywhere but the Vatican, with just a few valiant Germans to resist them.

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10 Name: Bookworm : 2014-12-15 08:55 ID:Gu67V/kT

anyone know where i can download lewis 'scooter' libby's "the apprentice" for free? i don't want to give him any money for it but am afraid if i get it used the pages will all be stuck together with old semen

11 Name: Bookworm : 2014-12-27 18:23 ID:+JbvY8Ye

>>9
I was drunk when I wrote this. I'm sorry.
What I mean is exposing yourself to opposing ideologies is one of the best things you can do for yourself.

12 Name: Bookworm : 2014-12-27 21:07 ID:xvRcR8YR

>>11 Of course.

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17 Name: Bookworm : 2020-07-30 06:23 ID:xbccN+WO

not too long ago my mom bought "The Room Where it Happened" by John Bolton despite her being devoutly liberal. Needless to say I was somewhat disappointed but could not help but feel slightly responsible.

18 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-31 04:38 ID:Heaven

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19 Name: Bookworm : 2021-01-25 10:29 ID:qG7YSIQt

>>1
I find it somehow stupid to avoid a book simply because it's liberal or other bullshit. Don't let this political nonsense affect you. Do whatever you want, but make sure it's you that's making the decision.

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Poetry Thread (12)

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

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.

(link broken due to the spam filter)

5 Name: Bookworm : 2019-12-21 02:16 ID:9SoPi/Xk

Freddy is a treasure

6 Name: Bookworm : 2020-01-04 10:04 ID:+eJKAapX

Ram Ranch

7 Name: Bookworm : 2020-02-05 21:53 ID:DbDfTtVf

Hey, you retarded mongoloid, you stupid jerk, you know that's not how dialectics work, right? I didn't read EVERY FUCKING HEGEL BOOK THAT EXISTS TWICE to support your pseudo-Hegelian bullshit straight out of Fallout: New Vegas art hoe quality "OH I'M A TEMPORARY DIALECTRIC THINKER: THESIS, ANTI-THESIS, SYNTHESIS" right now. Stop passing Fichte off as a dialectical thinker and equivalent of Hegel; Fichte was a bitch and Schelling was sucking Hegel's dick VIGOROUSLY in Tübingen. If you had READ SOME OF STALIN you would know that Hegel's immanent criticism only goes back to the dialectics ONE PART of the construction of intuitive thought and consciousness. For fuck's sake, you're such a pseudo-intellectual, you're seriously fucking retarded. Do you think Hegel keeps the reflective understanding and academic mentality of "HURRRRRY BEING IS THE OPPOSITE OF NOT BEING" intact, lisencephalus? I bet you think that porn is dialectically turning you into a "volcano" and performing better in class, you pseudo-intellectual sperm-brain. Fuck you. Larpero motherfucker, fuck you and stop believing that Hegel postulates sensible certainty as a complete reality, and STOP THINKING THAT BEING IN AND FOR YOURSELF IS A NECESSARY NOUMENAL FUCK TO RETURN TO THE "UNITED" REASON.

8 Name: vc: jeckass : 2020-02-06 09:58 ID:xWRRdrWt

>>7
solid poetic effort, but can't say I'm really a fan of free verse tbh

9 Name: Bookworm : 2020-02-12 12:14 ID:K7/l0Tf9

Love bade me welcome, yet my soul drew back,
Guilty of dust and sin.
But quick-ey'd Love, observing me grow slack
From my first entrance in,
Drew nearer to me, sweetly questioning
If I lack'd anything.
"A guest," I answer'd, "worthy to be here";
Love said, "You shall be he."
"I, the unkind, the ungrateful? ah my dear,
I cannot look on thee."
Love took my hand and smiling did reply,
"Who made the eyes but I?"
"Truth, Lord, but I have marr'd them; let my shame
Go where it doth deserve."
"And know you not," says Love, "who bore the blame?"

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11 Name: Bookworm : 2021-01-19 23:30 ID:Z2HRiYkU

>>10
A modern masterpiece.

12 Name: Bookworm : 2021-01-20 06:11 ID:Oyt3kPzC

Shel Silverstein is best

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I need Harry potter spoilers (18)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2007-07-21 23:16 ID:WbHOMEFB

Yeah, I don't particulary like (or hate) HP, but I'm not interested in it either, however, a couple of HP fans are kind of starting to drive me nuts while they are waiting (and thay can't read english so they will be like 2 years either waiting for the spanish translation to roll out or learning english) for it so I'd like you people that are reading the book to dump some spoilers =)

9 Name: Bookworm : 2007-07-24 10:08 ID:5Zb+NzB/

>>8
You could have at least worded it a little more interesting.

OMG HERMOINE AND GINNY GET PREGNANT!!!!

10 Name: Bookworm : 2007-08-13 07:00 ID:6bSvbX5E

Snape had the hots for Harry's mom since they were like 10.

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12 Name: Bookworm : 2016-11-08 19:04 ID:gj0y5aSF

This is somewhat relevant again.

13 Name: Bookworm : 2020-07-16 09:49 ID:4xgKFjrK

JK Rowling is heinously anus

14 Name: Bookworm : 2020-07-26 22:18 ID:MvYxL8hx

Harry's mom has got it goin' on

15 Name: Bookworm : 2020-07-27 13:11 ID:4xgKFjrK

Snape approved

16 Name: Bookworm : 2020-07-27 22:40 ID:35+g9GR0

You ever heard of Snape kills Dumbledore?

17 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-30 07:21 ID:Hrkh0eSs

Dumbledore is gay

18 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-30 18:00 ID:O+wWAZbA

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\ AN APPEAL TO HEAVEN / (3)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-15 20:22 ID:caP7TWBX

READ RENE GUENON

2 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-30 02:32 ID:GNK4ylVW

and become muslim after that

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[Applause]Everytime we finish a book we post here[Praise] (101)

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.

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.

96 Name: Bookworm : 2019-11-05 13:18 ID:l31cmCac

I recently finished The English Patient, by Michael Ondaatje. It had some really breathtaking prose, and the narrative structure is also fantastic.

97 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-07 02:09 ID:bVHDjfST

Diary of a Wimpy Kid, by Jeff Kinney

I fucking lmao when Greg's dad dumped a garbage can of water on teens for Halloween, classic.

98 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-10 15:50 ID:ndOGv5GW

I finished Profesor Unrat by Heinrich Mann yesterday. It's about a paranoid nutcase of a teacher and it's beautiful. I've read afterwards that it#s about social critique and changing politics embedded in the historical context in which it was conceived yada yada yada but I think it's quality is vastly increased if you read it like it is. Compared to Thomas Heinrich's style is a lot more funky and interesting but also more light-hearted so it hits altogether differently.

>>95
I liked that one as well, I read Oblomov some time before that and somewhat hoped he would kill himself so I was welcoming the serotonin ending

99 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-08 17:42 ID:mFXuGBPU

Just finished "Flower for Algernon", by Daniel Keyes.
It got me in tears at the end, I just realized how much potencial I am wasting with each passing day by doing nothing at all, while so many people wished they had the opportunities I have.
It is a very good read and I can't recommend it enough.

100 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-23 00:12 ID:izY1XUaU

>>99
I read that when I was a teen and cried as well at the ending.

101 Name: Bookworm : 2020-12-31 04:35 ID:Heaven

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The Song of Ice and Fire topic (30)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2005-12-25 10:05 ID:MV3L+na2

So when's the next book out?

21 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-19 00:11 ID:sexr4aRr

>>17

>>No dragons or anything else like that either.

Um, yes.

But that's not the point of asoiaf. It's good because the author has storytelling and character writing talent - the world and the characters feel real and believable, unlike the comical "characters" of 99% of all other fantasy books.

>>15 really lives in a fantasy world, saves him the time to actually think about what people say.

22 Name: dmpk2k!hinhT6kz2E : 2006-01-19 01:00 ID:Heaven

> Um, yes.

Hah, I completely forgot about them. Guess it shows how peripheral they are.

23 Name: 15 : 2006-01-19 12:53 ID:Heaven

>>21

what

24 Name: Bookworm : 2006-01-21 00:24 ID:VntbR6tZ

>>23

RAFO

25 Name: Bookworm : 2006-12-30 20:34 ID:Heaven

lmao

26 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-08 01:32 ID:ghhkk7/c

bump

27 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-09 19:16 ID:2fvLvPu7

>Other than some walking dead that you rarely hear about, there's no magic at all for the first two books.
>No dragons or anything else like that either.
>Hah, I completely forgot about them. Guess it shows how peripheral they are.

If only they all knew...

28 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-10 15:45 ID:U2DL18ZA

>>27
still largely true, if you discard the show, which you should,
dragons are pretty minor, only one of them serving as a vehicle and that's basically it
the dead are as enigmatic as ever
that being said, the series is hardly fantasy anyway, as has been pointed out, it simply has a medieval setting but the characters and their interactions could take place in pretty much every other period, it's being argued that it is sci fi even but that's a whole nother can of beans

29 Name: Bookworm : 2020-10-12 17:54 ID:ghhkk7/c

>>28
The idea that there's a clear dichotomy between fantasy and sci-fi tends to be kind of muddled, anyway. One can argue that sci-fi should mean things that make a strict attempt to be scientifically plausible even if dealing with things that are not yet a reality, and I'm pretty sure there's a movement that rejects the term "sci-fi" in favor of their own that they specifically define as such, but often times that isn't the case in actual usage. For instance Star Wars is generally classed as sci-fi because it's in space and has lasers and shit but if you ignore that, a lot of the tropes are much more in line with what's typically classed as fantasy. There's plenty of other "sci-fi" that has stuff that's essentially magic in it (possibly thinly disguised under some other more "sciencey" name like "psionics" or such) and there's been plenty of "fantasy" that involves building machines or traveling between planets or whatnot too.

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Is it dumb to post here? (13)

1 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-12 21:40 ID:MD0mwgOE

Anyone else think that it's kind of absurd to post here? I'm pretty sure that at least 85% of 4ch reads nothing that isn't online.

4 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-15 01:08 ID:BKNlKQm1

It is entirely possible to use the net AND read books. Saying otherwise is perpatrating stereotypes.

5 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-16 00:42 ID:Heaven

>It is entirely possible to use the net AND read books.

Not at the same time though. That ends in nothing but confusion.

6 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-18 02:10 ID:eh5FjzVJ

Many classical literatures are available online as electronic text nowadays.

7 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-18 14:08 ID:3qbtZWpt

OP is wrong. I love books.

8 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-24 01:45 ID:onJ2v25O

umm I find it's better to post on any of these text boards than on imageboards. I'm just so afraid I'll get made fun of by other /b/tards.

9 Name: Bookworm : 2007-11-30 04:57 ID:Heaven

I love books. Though I think it's unfair to discount the internet as "unliterate" or whatever. There's the Gutenberg project and stuff, yeah, but...I have been truly amazed by the beauty and veracity of some internet copypasta. Or at least some good writing.

As we all know, smoking is really bad for your health. What a lot of people don't realize is that when you smoke, those few minutes of your expected lifespan are literally transformed into the ash you flick away into an ashtray. Ashtrays, each and every one of them, are constructed by a single group running several dozen front companies.

Basically, unless you're putting out your smokes beneath your heel or in the ashtray your kid made at camp, you're dispensing your ashen life into this group's eager little recepticle. Their ashtrays absorb the life force from the ashes and sends it to a central holding facility. No one knows for sure what these guys are going to do when they've collected all that life energy, but it's probably going to be huge.

Incidentally, there's talk of a rival organization leading the anti-smoking political agenda from behind the scenes. They probably figure removing smoking sections, and thus ashtrays, from restaurants and bars is a good first step towards thwarting whatever it is this ashtray company is trying to do.

10 Name: Bookworm : 2008-02-27 17:11 ID:FqHmKlw8

"The copypasta" may become the great new literary form of the 21st century, just as "the film" overtook "the novel."

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12 Name: Bookworm : 2020-08-13 09:12 ID:BJ3a7dIU

Yes

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Books you started reading but just coun't get through. (83)

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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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

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

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