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/lit/ book club 2017 edition Hipster Slut ## Mod ## 17/03/14(Tue)21:26 No. 17719 [Reply] Stickied
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I'm going to put this in motion, but since the response to the sticky was so low, I'm going to set a glacial pace. At least for now.

I struggled with whether to pick something fiction or nonfiction, so I'm selecting two books for the rest of the year:


Permutation City by Greg Egan

and

The Spell of the Sensuous by David Abram



You may also use this thread to suggest a book, but I'm more likely to pick the suggestion that comes at the end of the best post about one of these books.

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Hipster Slut 18/06/19(Tue)23:51 No. 17885

Hello, sorry for bad english,
I am learning this language and I will learn it from english books, so, if it is not difficult for you, give me an advice of good english literature.
Or just give me the names of your faworite books.
Thanks.




Celsius 09/07/12(Sun)16:23 No. 3532 [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts] Stickied
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Post some goddamn books


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Super nice page evilpage2 18/05/01(Tue)19:55 No. 17874

Please check us ---->> http://www.evil-page.com




Hipster Slut 18/04/04(Wed)13:13 No. 17867 [Reply]
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Where the fuck can I find a copy of Almost Transparent Blue of Ryu Murakami in English? I can’t find it anywhere online


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Hipster Slut 18/04/04(Wed)22:20 No. 17869

Amazon, maybe?


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Hipster Slut 18/07/19(Thu)12:08 No. 17894

There is one in the "Post some goddamn books" sticky




Must-reads Hipster Slut 18/05/21(Mon)04:31 No. 17877 [Reply]
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Where are the best places for an uncultured /lit/let to start?


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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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PATRICIA "MOTHERFUCKING" HIGHSMITH 18/07/19(Thu)05:39 No. 17893
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>>17877
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).
>>17891
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.




Horror Hipster Slut 15/08/03(Mon)23:53 No. 17455 [Reply]
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Why are some people so infatuated with Lovecraft? He is probably the most overrated horror writer ever.

He is basically emulating Hindu mythology and name drops 40 000 different gods while building some pseudo-imaginative netherworld where everything boils down to madness and hurr nothing makes sense durr. Pretty much every neckbeards wet dream besides watching anime.


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Hipster Slut 18/07/18(Wed)03:55 No. 17889
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>>17455
People feel small. They want cosmic horror to fulfill their constant dread. Lovecraft didn't do that for me, and I have a suspicion that many of his modern """FANBASE""" is just reposting aesthetic-as-hell fanart of the creatures he describes.

There is just no well-written cosmic horror genre fiction out there. It's more of a backdrop for good story anyways, unless it's just jerking off and worldbuilding.

Bloodborne was spectacular, and I think it is telling that it doesn't draw narrative elements from his work apart from the Interstellar Miscegenation angle.


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Hipster Slut 18/07/18(Wed)04:43 No. 17890

>>17707
Lovecraft was extremely xenophobic in his younger years. He entertained a profound fear of everything 'other', and this fear of the 'outside' and things coming in from 'beyond' to destroy everything familiar is the engine of his works.
The Shadow Over Innsmouth, for example, is how Lovecraft dealt with his fears over immigration and foreigners coming in to breed with the 'pure American' stock.
No. Really.


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Hipster Slut 18/07/19(Thu)05:27 No. 17892
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>>17707
The Rats in the Walls amongst a few others which deal more directly with his xenophobia can be a little more atmospheric.
As others above ahve mentioned, C.A.Smith and E.A.Poe blow him out of the water in that department as well.
>>17455
I think people like the idea of an amateur writer of pulp fiction achieving widespread acclaim, interacting with his fans via letters, and collaborating with other people in order to flesh out a universe. I like it too! He's not the greatest example of this, though.
I disagree with the reasoning (let's just call it faux outrage) behind the removal of his face from the World Fantasy Award, but others are more worthy in spite of his hilarious bug-eyed expression and fake wide audience.




Hipster Slut 18/04/29(Sun)22:52 No. 17873 [Reply]
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i don't get it, is this supposed to be a dystopia or a utopia? seems like a good place to me so far but then again im only 5 chapters in.


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Hipster Slut 18/05/02(Wed)22:14 No. 17875

>>17873
Dystopia.


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Hipster Slut 18/07/17(Tue)04:51 No. 17887

>>17873
Its 1984 flipped upside down. In fact, Huxley was a friend of Eric Blair, the author eternally known as "George Orwell."


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Hipster Slut 18/07/18(Wed)03:43 No. 17888

>>17873
Most utopias have free will




Anywhere you can submit longer short stories? (6,000 words) Hipster Slut 18/05/31(Thu)04:25 No. 17878 [Reply]
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I'd like to try sharing my story with stories. I wrote the story for myself in a way, and I've sat on it for a year, and feel that I should try sharing it with others.

It seems like places want shorter word counts. Are there any outlets for this?




Great spot to download books - Mobilism Sharklops 13/10/26(Sat)18:29 No. 17029 [Reply]
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I imagine most people know about it but if not, the Mobilism forums are a great place for downloading ebooks.. you can make requests as well and often will end up finding stuff there that you can't wrangle up anywhere else:

http://forum.mobilism.org/viewforum.php?f=120


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Hipster Slut 18/02/08(Thu)09:17 No. 17858

Some story type audiobooks on Google Drive for streaming/downloading.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1IuBs67romlxAyx7RMSfkcQkllFiuV2EP

Some horror type audiobooks on Google Drive for streaming/downloading.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1Vq7L3_GxefOdiU0bmJj05EL1pFzHpMnh

Some philosophy type audiobooks on Google Drive for streaming/downloading.
https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/1focvxmvK0-DGA9sLavfhSjECLVuTRdes


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Hipster Slut 18/02/09(Fri)10:54 No. 17859

Here's how to convert Audible books into .MP3 files for yourself; please do consider providing your Audiobooks back in return.

The following .ZIP has two important applications in it and a folder titled "STEPS" with images; this is really easy to do.
http://www.mediafire.com/file/alzrfumev6fnur3/BOOKS.zip

0. Install the yellow Audible application. You won't need to do anything with this just yet; there's not even a sign- in.
Install the application named "BLACK" that looks similar. This is in German though we'll return to that.

1. Go to Audible.com .
To the far left it'll read "Library" and hovering over that reveals "My Books", click that.
Here there's a listing of all your books with misc details on them. Press the "DOWNLOAD" tab to the far right of each book.

2. Doing this will rigth away open the Audible application and start downloading a .AAX file to the Audible application itself.
When that finishes press the "Downloads Folder" button so you can find that .AAX file.

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Kostas 18/05/12(Sat)21:18 No. 17876

could someone upload ''I walk in two worlds: the tale of an unlikely pornographer'' by Lyle Mcdonald?




Daoism book depressedbuddha 18/04/25(Wed)02:57 No. 17872 [Reply]
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The Method of Holding the Three Ones: A Taoist Manual of Meditation of the Fourth Century A.D.
By Poul Andersen
ISBN-13: 978-0700701131
ISBN-10: 0700701133

Further information: https://www.amazon.com/Method-Holding-Three-Ones-D/dp/0700701133

Went looking for it already on libgen, #bookz, #ebooks




Yes 18/04/12(Thu)20:52 No. 17870 [Reply]
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Can anybody help me. I'm looking for a book, but i cant find it no matter how hard I try.
It's name: Mathematics for everyman.
Author: Egmont Colerus

Help. Please.




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