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Hipster Slut 12/12/23(Sun)05:42 No. 16495

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ITT: Books that have powerfully impacted/moved you.

Hipster Slut 12/12/25(Tue)14:35 No. 16506

Really? How did it impact you? I mean it's good book, love Camus, but it didn't really do it for me.

Dostoevsky Crime and Punishment comes closest to having an impact on me, mainly because it's my favorite book and I read it at least once every year since I was 16. And I still feel that I don't really explored or understood every topic in the book.

not+op 12/12/26(Wed)17:11 No. 16511

the redemption part is far from convincing and the whole plot is silly if you take a step back. Moreover you have Russian lit snobs joking about killing random people to make a point or actually doing it to quote Raskolnikov in court:
also see Yury Mozhnov and Maxim Golovatskikh. such cases

Hipster Slut 12/12/27(Thu)03:24 No. 16512

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Norwegian Wood.
Simpler than a lot of Murakami, but definitely had the biggest impact on me.

Hipster Slut 12/12/27(Thu)03:57 No. 16514

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Oh shit, Murakami.

For me, it wasn't Norwegian Wood, rather A Wild Sheep Chase.

Even broadly would I say Murakami's works in general, his writing speaks to anyone who appreciates isolating themselves, whether be in a cabin out in the furthest reaches of the woods or at the bottom of an abandoned well.

I just recently watched the movie adaptation of Norwegian Wood, Do Not Watch That Movie, for the love of everything, don't.

Hipster Slut 12/12/27(Thu)05:21 No. 16515


That's funny, I was about to watch it. I'll take your word for it.

Hipster Slut 12/12/31(Mon)04:29 No. 16538

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Olaf Stapledon -- Star Maker

Its a very nice stretching of the imagination, limbers you up nicely for musings on consciousness and the universe.

Hipster Slut 12/12/31(Mon)06:10 No. 16540

My favorite's Hardboiled Wonderland and the End of the World.

As for stuff that's powerfully moved me: Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?

Hipster Slut 13/01/02(Wed)15:31 No. 16557

The book 'The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time' really opened my eyes when I read it when I was about 7.

Hipster Slut 13/01/07(Mon)02:01 No. 16575

Grotesque by Natsuo Kirino. And I'm even into japanese stuff really, but i like this. it's basically a book about loneliness. and people in big cities. anyone that ever saw a neon sign in new york will like this i think.

Hipster Slut 13/01/07(Mon)02:16 No. 16576

*not even. let's ignore that slip shall we, no need to search deeper meaning within.

Hipster Slut 13/01/07(Mon)06:44 No. 16578

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To live made me cry once every few chapters.

The book of disquiet mad me pretty depressed.

Hipster Slut 13/02/16(Sat)23:48 No. 16651

Lit it Come Down by Paul Bowles was excellent. It left me depressed but inspired in a way.

Hipster Slut 13/02/17(Sun)02:18 No. 16652

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Hipster Slut 13/02/19(Tue)17:30 No. 16663

I'm a rusfag and I found it annoyingly moralistic.

Other than that, I loved the contrast between the MC and the inspector(? been a while, I actually read it back in school, can't remember the names). The fucked up psychological state of the protagonist was also very familiar.

Hipster Slut 13/02/26(Tue)00:25 No. 16677

The Happy Prince and Other Stories by Oscar Wilde, in particular the Nightingale and the Rose. i read it when i was small and it emotionally fucked me up.

Hipster Slut 13/09/23(Mon)07:47 No. 16985

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one of my favorite books since 6th grade

Hipster Slut 13/10/06(Sun)07:23 No. 16990

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For starters.
Warning: You will want to read everything this man wrote. And that's a good thing.

Hipster Slut 13/10/06(Sun)07:28 No. 16991

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I want Elizabeth Warren for president in 2016, and in her cabinet I want, Gar Alperovitz, Richard Wolff, and Van Jones, among others, in some capacity.

Hipster Slut 13/10/06(Sun)07:35 No. 16992

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Best fiction I think I've ever read.

Hipster Slut 13/10/27(Sun)03:13 No. 17035

Wow. You are one sick puppy.

Hipster Slut 13/11/03(Sun)04:40 No. 17038

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James Joyce is an excellent writer. This book here moved me

Hipster Slut 13/11/29(Fri)06:33 No. 17067

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The Seven Mysteries of Life.

An excellent look into science and philosophy. It mixes the two in a very interesting way.

Hipster Slut 13/11/29(Fri)19:34 No. 17068

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The Brothers Karamazov.

Get the one translated by Richard Pevear and Larissa Volokhonsky.

Hipster Slut 13/12/01(Sun)01:24 No. 17069

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Soup!dFWLYuAM4U 13/12/12(Thu)03:51 No. 17075

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Momo of Michael Ende, was the first book I read completely in one sit. i was 12. It teached me forever to never bother for stuff i can't control, to never rush and to never "grow up" from the things that make me happy.

anon 13/12/13(Fri)14:22 No. 17076

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Dying Inside, by Robert Silverberg.

It's about dealing with the bitterness that comes with aging and the perception that you've wasted your youth.

Hipster Slut 13/12/29(Sun)03:03 No. 17088

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Hipster Slut 13/12/30(Mon)01:43 No. 17089

oh wow, a girl recently gave Ishmael to me. im excited to read it after Dorian Gray

Hipster Slut 14/01/06(Mon)11:21 No. 17090

Camus was recently mentioned in "PhilosophyNow". Check out "The Rebel"

“Every act of rebellion expresses a nostalgia for innocence and an appeal to the essence of being.”

― Albert Camus, The Rebel: An Essay on Man in Revolt

Hipster Slut 14/01/11(Sat)19:36 No. 17092

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anonymous 14/01/11(Sat)20:11 No. 17093

hyperion and the fall of hyperion

Hipster Slut 14/01/12(Sun)11:36 No. 17095

On the Road. Maybe it's a little cliché, but I found that book at a time in my life where I felt I was suffocating in a small town, held down by the weight of isolation. All of its themes about life and adventure lit a fire deep inside me, and unfortunately I ended up feeling the same defeated, world weary melancholy as the protagonist when I finally realized that nothing will ever be the way I want it to be.

Hipster Slut 14/04/01(Tue)11:36 No. 17127

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Hipster Slut 14/04/28(Mon)14:16 No. 17148

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When I was a kid I grew up in a very religious town and was smarter than the other kids I was allowed to be around (and several of the adults...). This book taught me that even though I was a genius compared to the people I knew, being pretentious is a bad call because there's always people a lot smarter than you. Even if you're outstanding, if you were put among your true peers then you'd be average, so getting snotty just makes you look like a stupid asshole 10/10. Plus, there are things more than/equally important to intelligence.

Hipster Slut 14/05/14(Wed)06:21 No. 17171

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I could mention Bestiario and El Aleph as really relevant readings at some point of my life, but there's no doubt The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy is actually the book that have moved me the most. I'm probably an illiterate idiot.

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