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Have you ever read a book without pictures in it /a/?
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Goosebumps
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What, a textie? Of course not.
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>>102301464
Yes plenty, i read a lot.
Otherwise it would be hard to get the master's degree i'm working on.
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>>102301464
Are you implying there are people who haven't?
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>>102301464
I saw a kid reading one once, don't know why he would do that.
I guess kids really are stupid.
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H-Harry Potter
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of course

in fact i've written one
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Only one.
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There ARE books with no pictures in them?
Who the fuck wants these.
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>>102301704
What's your MA, anon?
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No.
What do I look like? A nerd or something?
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>>102301704
>>102302059
you fags are so pretentious
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i don't even read books WITH pictures in them.
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>>102302180
my ma is a postman
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Reading is for nerds. I prefer audiobooks and Drama CDs
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>>102301464
We /lit/ now?
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>>102302317
/illit/
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Several yeah.

But that's not something for /a/ to discuss.
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The last book I read cover-to-cover was Brave New World. That was for a school assigned book report roughly 10 years ago, when I was 13, or so.

The thing with books is, I have such bad short term memory that I'll read 50-something pages in one sitting, then when I come back to it, I have to reread the same 50 pages to clarify what I had read a few nights ago. I get nowhere reading books.
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>>102302223
No I've literally only finished one novel and that is it.

I don't care much for reading, but that one novel that did interest me enough to finish it was amazing.
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>>102302412

You should get that checked but who am I to judge
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>ameripoor education
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>>102301464
yeah my 600+ pages epic fantasy novels have pictures of maps and shit in them.
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I read a lot of manga, comics and books
Step up and get some taste, all the worlds have awesome things
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>>102301464
Heaps I used to read a bunch before I had to pour over text books again. I still read the occasional magazine and I can knock a novel over in a plane flight if its on the smaller side.
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I read a lot.
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Have you ever breathed air /a/?
Have you ever been alive /a/?
Have you ever been on /a/?
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Novels? Since I was a little kid. I believe I started on Double Game from Ken Follet when I was 10, though eventually I drifted more towards the Golden Age of Science Fiction stuff (Asimov style, not 40k and Dustesque fantasy mess style).
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>>102301940
Good for you, no one asked.
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>>102301464
I read the Gentleman Bastards books a few days ago, great read.
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>>102301464
before I had access to video games and the internet?

yes, and a lot too
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Have you ever gone through a day without sucking a cock, OP?
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>>102301464
I read onepunchman.
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>>102304013
In fact someone did ask. It's ironic you'd write this in a thread about being able to read.
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Yes, last one I read was about the Soviet spy network in Eastern Europe during 20's and 30's.
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I hate books. Most of them are so badly written with more plot holes than SnK. Some are trying be deep but get too pretentious instead.
I have never read a good book in my life.
At least there are pretty pictures in manga.
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>>102301464
Yes it was boring, a waste of time and mones
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There are people who don't read?
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>>102304702
There are people who do? Seriously there are better ways to spend time.
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>>102304846
watching anime for example
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>>102304846
What are you, American?
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>>102301464
I used to read a lot years ago. But then I started watching animu again.
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>>102302180
Anime & Manag
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>>102304891
What are you, not?
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>>102304080
Make it twice, i even thought of reading now but everything in stores seems so "ZOMBIE THING 1009203" , ¨TOTALLY NOT A TWILIGHT REHASH GUISE¨ or "IM INTO BDSM IM SUCH A CREEP XD" last thing i've read was H.P Lovecraft tales though mainly because i think it's tiring to read pdf's.
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What's the last thing you read /a/? I just finished the fifth Malazan book of the fallen, is pretty good so far.
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1984 master race
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>>102304946
I read, remember?
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>>102304891
I don't really get that image, most of those characters aren't even American
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I read a lot of nonfiction, mostly focusing on the business of industries I find interesting or periods of history I find interesting.

I've always felt like fiction novels are a little bit overrated. I just don't attempt to read them that often -- I've already got a massive backlog of anime, manga, western TV, films etc
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I am interested in reading books but I just like doing other things better.
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>>102304970
Go for the classics anon. Even modern classics will do (Assimov, Dick, Gibson, Lovecraft, Tolkien) but lit like The Odyssey or The Nibelungenlied is extremely enriching.
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I hate how every time something like this comes up people feel the need to subtly brag about their reading skills, like it's something that makes you really smart just by doing it. Like those people casually saying their read difficult books in elementary school. It's just a big ego-boost, it makes me sick.
Reading should just be a nice hobby without all this attention-whoring to go along with it. It's not really any different from watching anime or films.
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I only read a few books.
And out of those, my favorite would be Memoirs of a Geisha.
i guess i'm a weeb through and through..
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>>102304979
Pratchett's 40th Discworld novel, "Snuff", and the first one I didn't really like.
Not sure if it's his Alzheimer's, or just his age, but the last few books weren't all that great, though I did like them up until this one.
And I've heard Raising Steam is even worse. Fuck, Terry, why.
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>>102304979
Hayek's "The Fatal Conceit"
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>>102305122
Agreed. People treat novels like this ascended form of media that only the elite take part in -- but it's really the same shit as everything else.
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do visual novels count
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I read books about as often as I read manga, meaning all the time, pretty much every day.

>>102304979
I am reading Children of Dune now, it isn't as good as the second book, which wasn't as good as the first, but it is still pretty great.
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Javier Sierra's La dama blanca is what I'm reading
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>>102305301
Alzheimer's + Pratchett = tears, did anyone else see that special on euthanasia he did? He's such a great guy.

Anyways. I read a lot. A lot. Man, I even read fucking Ulysses, but Finnegans Wake fucking broke me, I couldn't read a bit of prose for like 3 months because it just didn't make any fucking sense. Then I read Lolita and I'm enjoying reading again, but seriously, Joyce, what the fuck?
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>>102305005
It's an eagle made of girls. What's to get?
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GlKL_EpnSp8
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>>102306026
>without pictures
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>>102306405
Some don't even have CGI.
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>>102306316
Finnegans Wake has that effect on people. The last person I knew who tried to read it started smoking, dropped out of college and moved to New Jersey.
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>>102306426
Would stuff like Narcissu be the grey line there? I mean, its mostly just WORDS with backgrounds and the odd CGI here and there.

Anyone read actually /a/ related stuff, like the original Welcome to the NHK or Shin Sekai Yori? Or stuff by Tomihiko Morimi? Wish they had a larger selection of decent translations, like for Murakami stuff; I'm not prepared to learn moon just yet.
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>>102301464
>I haven't read anything in a year
Yeah, I have read books withouth pictures but now I don't feel like reading "books" again. People think that if you don't read you're dumb or something but reading is just another hobbie like watching animay or listening to music, they're just pretentious faggots.
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>>102306480
I'm honestly not surprised.
I got to page 98 before I NOPE'D out of that bullshit.
I legitimately enjoyed Ulysses though.
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>>102306625
Your opinion makes me sad.
But then again you're a tripfag, so opinion discarded.
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the girl with the dragon tattoo saga
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There are books with pictures?
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>>102306605
Exactly my point, I don't even consider Narcissu's art to be a real image, more like a cover-art or a guide to how stuff looks, nothing else.
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Just finished the Leviathan series by Scott Westerfeld, its about the adventures of an snobby Prince and a cross dressing tomboy that secretly joined the Royal Air Force to fly. Its all set during an alternate history the First World War.

Pretty cool story. It's supposed to have pictures but I DL'd it.
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>>102307154
Oh; I know of that series. From the art.
Look up Keith Thompson's work. It's pretty great anon.
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>>102307154

>Serbia is a fucking skeleton

Cool
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>>102307429
>Not pointing out the kawaii Netherlands and Denmark.
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>>102307492

Skeletons > Kawaii boys and girls
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it was terrible
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>>102307429
Too poor for flesh.
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I'm reading a great book. I'd post it, but I'm so in to it, I don't even want to risk it being spoiled.

It has a lot of NTR though, didn't expect that.
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Im reading the New York trilogy by Paul Auster. I've read it a couple of times before but I like reading it again once in a while.
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>>102301464
All the time.
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>>102307492
How does Denmark even be that cute goddamn.
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>>102301464
Its hard, almost all of my books have pics in them
>tfw no guytons phsysiology without pics
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Who Dune here?
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>>102307711
>I'm reading this great thing but I won't tell you about it!

K.

I have to decide what to read after I finish off my art books. I'm feeling Patrick White's "Voss" is next.
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>>102307808
I saw the first six books in a bundle at a local second hand bookshop for $25au; I might get them next time I'm in the area if they're still there. They'll probably sit around for years before I ever get to then though.
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>>102307812
Fine, I'll tell ya. It's this book. It's too good to keep to myself.
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I'm reading The Reality Dysfunction right now and I've also been reading the books in the Culture series and The Serpentwar Saga. Some good shit.
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>>102307808
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I've never felt so depressed reading a book.
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>>102307884
I wish I had that bundle. Most of my books are all brown and brittle. Afraid that if I re-read them, the pages might just break.
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Yes, but to be honest it has been years.

Is the "Wheel of time" series any good? I've been thinking about reading those.
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This bitch can write. I read this a while ago and liked it a lot.
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>>102307995
Didn't the author drop dead before he finished them though?
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>>102304979
Caleb Williams by William Godwin.
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>>102308086
He did, but wikipedia says he had the ending planned out and someone else finished it based on his notes.
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Ada should be compulsory /a/ reading; it involves incest and lots of sex involving minors.
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>>102308226
Wait; you chose that over Lolita?
LOLIta?!

>I haven't read it yet, but Nabakov's a bit of a genius so I'll add it to the list.
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>>102308452
>Lolita
>Skips the dickings
>Lolita
>Good
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last book i read, which was like 3 years ago/
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Maybe you guys would like Japanese literature.

A Dark Night's Passing - Naoya
Mon (The Gate) - Soseki
The Miner - Soseki
No Longer Human - Osamu

If you enjoy self-pity stories like Welcome to the NHK and Evangelion, the japanese write plenty of that.
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>>102301940
>>102304411
The question was if you've read one. You can write one without reading it. I know because I wrote four.
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>>102308598
I'm planning on reading some of that when I master their runic alien language. Non western literature should be some interesting shit.
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>>102308620

About fucking what dumbass
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It's about pretentious, vaguely edgy people who are too lazy to do anything.
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>>102307808
Read them once a year or so, same as LOTR and Mars trilogy.
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>>102308695
so it's 95% of 4chan incarnate?
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>>102308598
No longer human was a pretty "eh" ride.

Murakami is where it's at; read Hard Boiled Wonderland and the End of the World, and you don't even need to watch Haibane Renmei, because you've just read a better telling of basically the same story.

Has anyone actually read Paprika or the Girl Who Lept Through Time? Paprika was fucking great, GWLTT? Meh.

>>102308534
Well... I liked it anon.
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Yeah, what autist haven't read at least three fully fleshed books...at least some fanfic!
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Of course, reading is fun.

I read a lot of genre fiction though, sorry, /lit/izens.
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>Not reading books
>Reading is for nerds

Why does America have such a shitty education system?
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Currently reading Man in the High castle and I'm going to start a Canticle for Leibowitz after that.
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>>102309471
cause reading is for faggots
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>>102301464
Outside of English class?

I once read Eragon so my parents would let me watch the movie. Bad idea.

Less of a bad idea was Hitchhhiker's Guide to the Galaxy.

Also, to this day, Series of Unfortunate Events is the only book series I read through completely. Good shit, the only instance where I can confidently say that Spats is worst girl.
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I'm reading this.

The plot is pretty complicated, the characters are really boring, and the setting is all over the place. I wouldn't recommend it.
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>>102309105

Tale of Genji and Colorful are also more Anime adapted from a book.

Altough Tale of Genji is way more famous than a novel
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>>102301464

Sure - as long as the plot is compelling enough.
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One day, you fucking son of a bitch, I will get off /a/ and finish you in one sitting. It's been almost half a year, fuck.
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>>102307429
>Croatia aiming Knives at serbia

and all was as it should be
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>>102308598
>If you enjoy self-pity stories
> the japanese write plenty of that

gee, I wonder why...
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>>102308598
>Soseki
Nice. I have Kokoro and I Am A Cat on the shelf/backlog. What do you think of Kenzaburo Oe?
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>>102304979
End to end? I think it was Holes by Louis Sachar. I'd call it one of my favorite movies, on top of that.
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does /jp/ disucss japanese literature?
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>>102309656

I fail to see what a jellyfish has to do with self-pity.
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>>102309105
Currently reading through Kafka on The Shore since I've heard so much about it and Murakami. Not that impressed yet though I've only gotten 1/4 of the way so.
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How many breads have you eaten, /a/?
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>>102309105
I've never actually talked to somebody who had anything nice to say about Murakami before. I don't mind him personally, Hard Boiled Wonderland was a quick, thouroughly entertaing read, though I would say his writing style is just barely above LN tier
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Quite a number. However I mostly read technical manuals/nonfiction books/historical documents/etc. Was a book nerd back before anime.
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>>102309105
What's your favourite Murakami short story collection/novel? I have a particular liking for A Wild Sheep Chase, Underground, The Elephant Vanishes and Kafka on the Shore.
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I just want to be able to read a story and enjoy it, but it seems too many printed works are just written by children. I can't enjoy some generic fantasy with a plot I know is probably shit if the author forces babby's first romance during the middle half.

>Every character is a mary sue
>The protag is essentially jesus
>Where'd the plot go?
>Shitty retcons and plot holes
>Pacing goes from a chapter of a city's worth of adventure to a duel that lasts half the book's length

What the fuck am I reading? This is essentially anime.
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A part of my finished collection of books. It's a surprisingly stable stack. I was obviously born to be a mason. I probably own this amount again spread throughout my house. And always adding to it too.

>now with 100% correct image.
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>>102309105
I thought Paprika was pretty great until the end, at which point I guess I just lost interest or something. I felt like I was just slogging through the last fifty pages or so.
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I'm currently reading this
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>>102306316
>Alzheimer's + Pratchett = tears, did anyone else see that special on euthanasia he did? He's such a great guy.
I saw that, holy shit. Don't even remind me.
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>>102301464
I read all the best of classic Russian, German and French literature but I only came in to say that Ryuuko is the best girl in the history of anything.

There never was a girl like Ryuuko, there never will be a girl like Ryuuko again.
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IN THE GRIMDERP FUTURE OF THE 41ST MILLERNMINUM THERE IS ONLY...

WAAAAAAAAAAAR
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>>102309889
Supposedly any fantasy novel released after Tolkein's time isn't worth reading.

That's what I hear though, I don't read fantasy.
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Ya, I read a lot actually. I'm currently reading Tender is the Night by F. Scott Fitzgerald.

Its kind of cool to see what authors could get away with in the 1920's.

>Nicole looked down at the body of the slain negro and shrieked in horror
>"Come now, Nicole dear, its just a bit of nigger scrap" reassured Dick coldly.

4Chan wishes it could make racism this entertaining.
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>>102307154
>dat fly in Russia holding a Mosin Nagant
Glorious.
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>>102301464
Of course, books are amazing.
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>>102309893
That's a large stack?

>Room filled with bookcases with the shelves all double stacked with books and piles of books roughly that size just scattered around the room until I get more shelves to put them on.
>I've read them all

God damn, I'm pathetic.
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>>102309932

Its really good. Murakami is probably my favorite author and its not just because I'm a total fucking weeb.
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>>102304979
>just finished the fifth Malazan book of the fallen

Muh nigga. Epic series that
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>>102301464
yes I do, I even enjoy it
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>>102301464
Yes. I read quite a bit of literature. I actually haven't read a manga for about 8 years, I do read a fair bit of LN's however.
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>>102310068
>tfw I had no more room for books and had to buy a kindle
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>>102309916
Oh really? Thats disappointing, the movie was glorious. Eh, I'll still pick it up and read it though.

>>102309885
Hard Boiled Wonderland is a real winner for me.
>>102309845
I don't know about that, it's accessible that much is true, but I don't feel it lacks anything in quality? If its just pulp entertainment, then its good pulp entertainment. I've read Kizumonogatari and other Isin things and theres an obvious gap in quality; to the point of "It's so bad its good."

But I feel the objective criticism of a novel's hampered when we're discussing a translation, an interpretation.
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>>102304979
Sorry Please Thank You by Charles Yu yesterday.

It's a pretty decent collection of short stories in my opinion, and I'm about halfway through Shada by Gareth Roberts I think. I don't even like Doctor Who that much but it's a good read, admittedly I only bought it because Douglas Adams was involved with it.
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>>102310181
It was definitely still good, I think I was just preoccupied with classes and other things while I was finishing it.
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>>102309608
I don't see a Croatia there, not like you ever had a problem being germanic slaves though.
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Yes. I even have an account on goodreads to jerk off at the amount of books I've read.
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>>102310068
I-I-I didn't say it was large senpai. I used to just read stuff out of libraries, but I'm more into collecting stuff these days, like I've got 2 first edition White's, and a collected edition of all of Kafka's major works and selected letters and essays. Oh, and that really nice newly edited version of Finnegans Wake that wasn't printed all that long ago.
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>>102301464
I've read Attacks by Erwin Rommel and Panzer Leader by Heinz Guderian among other military books.
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>>102310318
Relevant to my interests. Did you like them?
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>>102309961

The fuck?
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Yes, pic related is what I'm reading right now
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last books i've read were from the inheritance cycle
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>>102310181
Are you saying Nisio is "so bad it's good"? Because I couldn't really agree with you there. The only Lns I have read were by him, and I thought they were pretty good, certainly they are better than most LNs, or so I have heard. I would imagine that among all of the LNs that are "so bad they are good", Nisio's stuff stands out as legitimately good comparatively. Of course, I would need to understand Japanese to really judge any of it.
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I read quite a lot in fact. I'm currently getting trough the complete edition of Sherlock Holmes when I'm not dealing with stuff from college. By the way, that fucking collection is GOAT. My most rewarding purchase from amazon.
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I have only read about 4 manga to completion, read many hundreds if not thousands of novels though.
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Who Philipp Dick here?
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This thread has nothing to do with either anime nor manga.
And they say that KlK fanbase isn't filled with dirty crossboarders.
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>reading

why the fuck would I do that outdated shit
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>>102310560
My name is Phillip, I have a Dick.
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umm... I read fanfictions. Does it counts?
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Currently going through a lot of post apocalyptic/dystopian stuff. It's a shame there's so little anime about this subject.
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>>102310503
Yeah, the issue of the comparative quality of translation is probably the largest difference between the two. I feel Isin's a little heavy handed, don't get me wrong, I eat up his work like a starving man, but still... I wish there was better translations out there.

I really want to read Katanagatari; Togame-chan... ;_;
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>>102310503
I enjoy Nisio as a mystery writer, although unfortunately, not speaking moon greatly limits the amount of his work I have access to. That being said, Zaregoto book 2 is amazing. Mystery as a genre though tends not to be very deep or have much of an underlying message.
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>>102310626

I'm far more worried about other genres not being present enough.

Like...actual good and thoughtful slice of life
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>>102310626
I don't think it's a bad thing. Just imagine a vast quantity of garbage if this topic was actually popular in anime.
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>>102310550
I have a massive complete Sherlock Holmes, I hate it. The stories are great but the book is fuckhuge and a nightmare to read comfortably. I wish I'd just bought the individual books themselves.
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>>102309957
DOSH FOR THE DOSH GOD.
MERCHANDISE FOR THE MERCHANDISE THRONE!

Games Workshop is pleased with your offering puny money bag.
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>>102310130
I know that feeling Anon.
But it's even worse now, I bought/downloaded a fuckton of books for my Kindle because it's like building a collection. 900 something books now.
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>>102310313
Oh I didn't mean it in a condescending way, sorry. I just meant it in a "holy shit I guess I really do have no life" kind of way.

I also collect a lot of things. I will buy a book twice if I see another version with a different cover art that I like.
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How is this thread /a/ related?
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>>102310616
No.
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>>102309957
How do people actually read trash like this when there is an abundance of thoughtful and well written literature easily available?
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>>102310845
Anon, I think they might enjoy it.
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>>102310832
I'll make it /a/ related.
Etheldreda is best, Al Azif is a translated whore.
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>>102310793
I know that feel. My collected copy of Kafka weighs like 3 kilos, and my collected Edgar Allen Poe weighs 2 kilos. I've yet to read either.

>>102310626
Oh anon! What about Coppelion?
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>>102310845
They're enjoyable.
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>>102304979
This right here.
Kinda unrelated, but lately I've been wanting to start reading Discworld-books. Sadly I'm too lazy to go to the library.
Also not anime and manga, why am I even replying.
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>>102310934

well ur a burnt nigga m8
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>>102310965
fite me irl cunt
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>>102310945
>but lately I've been wanting to start reading Discworld-books.
Do it, trust me. They're all kinds of awesome.
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>shelves of books with what little manga I own hidden away in some far corner

Does anyone else do this?
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>>102310994

Most of the early ones are trash, the guard books are funny, rest is meh and just a very long line of jokes on a stage disguised as a fantasy world
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>>102301464
I read mostly science fiction, but I am a science student so I have that excuse.
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>>102310364
Attacks was definitely interesting and is a fairly good look into his thought process as a strategist. I can't remember too much about Panzer Leader as it's been a while since I've read it.
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>>102311056
>Rest is meh

>The Death books
>Meh

You're a funny guy, anon.
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>>102309944
Shh, only tears now ;_;
And then they showed that little room where countless people have died ;_;
And he has a nice cup of coffee with him just before ;_;

Man. I support euthanasia, and i found that hard to sit through.
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>>102310994
+1 read them, the humour is clever as fuck
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>>102304979
just finishing up The Broom of the System by David Foster Wallace
before that I read The Crying of Lot 49 by Thomas Pynchon
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>>102306316
Did you see him on Channel 4 news? You could see him struggling when being asked questions, it was fucking heartbreaking.
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>>102311072
I'm an international relations student and I only like historical or historical fiction. Funny how that works.

>>102311087
I'll definitely look into both of them then, thanks.
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>>102311147
We really ought to enjoy abd appreciate Sir Pratchett whilst we can.
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>>102311210
>whilst we can

True but being an author, he is immortal.
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>>102311039
I always put the few mangas that I own behind my books. I don't really know why I do that though.
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>>102306316
>Alzheimer's + Pratchett = tears

I almost forgot. Dammit anon, I was having a good day.
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>>102311056
I'm inclined to agree that the first three are somewhat meh, I disliked Eric quite a lot for some reason and the last 2 felt like he was losing his grip, but everything in between (and that's still 35 books) is glorious, in my opinion.
Especially Death and Watch series, but I also enjoyed Small Gods and Monstrous Regiment a lot.
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>>102311190
>Jünger's In Stahlgewittern
Shit Anon, excellent taste.
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>>102311183
Ah, has he gone down hill recently?
He can't have that much time left ;_;

I've moved on to more "lit" stuff, but that doesn't, and won't, change how much of my childhood I spent reading and enjoying his books. I'll still pick up one I haven't read just for nostalgia.
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>>102311333
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rNt5O5X5QhQ
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>>102311264
If you want to get on to the suffering train properly, see if you can find his special of euthanasia. It's pretty heart rending. Plus if you needed any proof that the man's a consummate scholar and gentleman you need not look past how he treats the people he interviews with dignity and empathy.
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>>102311419
Oh fuck Anon.
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>>102311419
Fuck this shit.
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>>102311486
It's on YT

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=slZnfC-V1SY
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From memory:
All Splinter Cell books
Arthas Rise Lich King
Star Wars Prequels (although had film pictures in the middle)
Eddie and the Rock's books (half of Mick Foley's)
School for My Village
Mocking Bird
Catcher in Rye
Some book about a Nazi Russian dude
Some Shakespear
1 Pokemon book
1984
Great Gatsby
Crash
Something about a nigger and dumbass kid getting stuck on an island
Something about a kid dating an autistic girl and being ignored by the whole school
Christmas Carol
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>>102311419
FUCK I couldnt even finish that.
Gonna re-read Night Watch now and cry myself to sleep.
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>>102301464

Yes. It was awful.
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>>102311279
>is glorious, in my opinion.

Well, sure, they have lots of humor, but it doesn't do it for me and love humor. There is just something about his writing or way of projecting his jokes that just makes it dry or boring to me. Funny enough, if you retell or explain the situations in his books, they sound way more funny to me.
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>>102311486
I watched that a few months back, and it was absolutely heart wrenching.
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>>102311711
Really?
Well, I guess it's all a matter of personal taste.
Out of curiosity, have you read them in the original or a translation?
I'm asking because I've started reading a few of them in German and then switched to the English versions, enjoying them way more.
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>>102311419
Jeeeeesus Christ, Terry...
God. The difference between this, and that special that was made only a year or two ago.

That was torturous to watch ;_;
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I love how Pratchett is pretty much universally liked on here, I've had great Pratchett threads on /a/, /tg/ and /k/.
Though /k/ wanted to go looking for his sword, admittedly.
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>>102311791
Some people really struggle with the "English wit", stylistically and culturally it may've just passed that anon by. Which is fine, we can't get all jokes by all cultures.
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Pratchett who?
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>>102311791

The german ones. It's all downhill from there. English? A little better, you can explain stuff much better. I still don't get it why so many nerds cream their pants over it. Sometimes I get the feeling I HAVE TO find it funny.
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>>102311880
When he finally makes that one way trip to Switzerland, or somehow manages to do it at home, there's going to be a pretty big outpouring of grief across a few of the boards I bet.
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>>102312049
Pratchett and Douglas Adams both share a very witty, clever way of writing and their humour, not everyone gets it.

Plus assuming you are German, you're not exactly known for your sense of humour m8, might just be a case of that.
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>>102311932
I struggle with English wit, too, I'm not ashamed to say that I've read a couple of Pratchett's books three or four times and always found something "new".

>>102311979
Terry Pratchett, the author of the Discworld novels.
You really could've google'd that, Anon.

>>102312049
Well, to each their own, of course.
I have to say I generally don't enjoy humorous books, but Pratchett and Adams I like, somehow.
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>>102312049
It's probably nostalgia glasses more than anything. Though, his novels are just pure fun and a send up of fantasy fiction. I guess if you've more immersed in that lore, the more amusing it'd be.
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>>102312113
>not everyone gets it.

That has nothing to with getting it.

>Plus assuming you are German, you're not exactly known for your sense of humour m8

Oh come on. Seriously? I enjoyed Douglas way more, altough I stopped reading them after the half of the third book, because it was just a tangled mess of words glued together with ideas and space shenanigans.
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>>102309728

DON'T ACKNOWLEDGE OR MAKE EYE CONTACT WITH THE JAPANESE JELLYFISH OF SELF-PITY

>>102311126

Did they have the Four Seasons playing over films of naturalistic landscapes?

>>102311279

Eric is ironically equivalent to a light novel

>>102311419

To avoid being sad I was fixated on his GIANT CURLY EYEBROWS and telling myself that he's just not had his coffee yet. Yeah, he's just a bit groggy and tired...

the worst bit was when he mispronounced a word, got annoyed at himself slightly, and then restructured the sentence to be simpler because he clearly couldn't hand the multisyllabic word he first tried to use. Like, he's got all the intelligence still there but the tools that intelligence needs to communicate are fading away even as he tries to use them.
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>>102311650
No. No. I'm not watching this again, I'm not putting myself through all those feels.

Thanks for the link though anon.
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>the worst bit was when he mispronounced a word, got annoyed at himself slightly, and then restructured the sentence to be simpler because he clearly couldn't hand the multisyllabic word he first tried to use. Like, he's got all the intelligence still there but the tools that intelligence needs to communicate are fading away even as he tries to use them.
Goddammit Anon
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>>102312256

See

>>102311650

Enjoy?
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Fuck this thread
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>>102312402
Shh, only feels now ;_;
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>>102312453
There are no brakes on the feels train
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>>102301464
When I was in high school I asked every guy in my drama class what kind of books they read, all of them said they didn't read, period. One guy said 'magazines' and then this one guy said he actually liked picture books for kids.

This was in Canada.
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>>102312532
"I'm going to take it with me." Or something like that. Sir Terry's so cool ;_;
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>>102312618
I'm 20, and I'm only just starting reading as a hobby for fun. School did a good job turning me away from books somehow.
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>>102307886
Spoil the NTR.
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>>102312618
Did you punch them all and turn them into enough coins for some more reading material for yourself?
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Yes. My favorite authors, who kinda changed my life a little, are Dostoyesky, Tanizaki Junichiro, Elizabeth Gaskell, Stefan Zweig, George Orwell, Mervyn Peake and Richard Russo.

I've always wished light novels and VNs would be better written. But writing, even in the West, is generally pretty bad and pointless since so many write now without anything to tell and they just aim for scope and postmodernist nonsense. Generally it's hard to have something to tell to meet a deadline.

Maybe someday I'll be able to enjoy a story as intense as, say, Beware of Pity, but with lovely visuals and a beautiful soundtrack. Seriously, the atmosphere and the loli are just right.
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>>102312702
>School did a good job turning me away from books somehow.

Really? I liked reading at school. Albeit it took fucking ages to get through a book, and we had to read parts out loud in class.

Catcher in the Rye was decent to read and analyse at school, as were the millions of poems we did.
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>>102312731
No, because I had no extra lives.
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>>102312756
>Stefan Zweig
My gentleman of colour.
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>>102312725
Read the book, and you too will be subjected to the horrors of NTR.
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>>102312731
>not punching people who anger you so they turn into doors, and then walking through the doors.
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>>102301743
Are you implying there are people who HAVE?
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>>102312856
Like, Venetian doors and shit?
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>>102301464
The last book I read was... Welcome to The NHK months ago.
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>>102312924
Precisely.
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>>102312826
Worse than Nagi no Asukara?

>>102312856
>Not punching all of their highlights out.
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>>102312702
For shame, man. That means you never did fun stuff like Harry Potter midnight release parties when you were a kid, I pity you.

I've read a good number of heavy novels and even though the Internet has trapped me I still try to read when I'm takin' a poop or something.
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>>102313024
I don't know, but it's NTR with impregnation if you're into that. Shit put me into a gorllia fit that I haven't eased out of yet.

All the NTR aside, it's the best book I've ever read.
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>>102312764
Oh fuck the catcher in the rye, I just finished that recently, was the appeal how much you wanted to punch that little cunt Holden in his stupid childish face? Jesus Christ, he needed to harden the fuck up.
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>>102312764
A lot of books aren't even that long, it kind of shocks me that so many people have never even finished a short novel like The Hobbit or Catcher.
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I started reading Romance of the three Kingdoms because some Anon recommended it in the LoGH sticky.
Goddamn is that shit complicated.
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>>102313046
>Harry Potter midnight release parties
Anon-kun you are such a fucking faggot holy shit
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>>102310913
>Oh anon! What about Coppelion?
Coppelion made me really fucking upset. It took a great topic and decent art direction and ruined it with an inane story.

>>102311056
>>102311279
I liked almost all of them, but the guards books in the Night Watch era are my personal favorites along with Monstrous Regiment and Going Postal. I feel like the books where his writing style matured from pure comedy into semi-serious material with strong societal commentaries that still managed to be really fucking funny are the best, especially before he started going too far down that path and got unpleasantly preachy Snuff.
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>>102312702
My high school had us read books in small amounts over periods of months and then had us overanalyse every detail of them hunting for symbolism. There was no "fun reading" at my school. Pic related was the most painful.

It wasn't all bad though. One English teacher of ours had us read about life in the inner city and other things to improve us as people.
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>>102313108
The guy who shot Lennon thought he WAS Holden, but he also said he was possessed by the devil so.
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>>102313091
Just to be sure, the protagonist gets NTR'd right?
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I cry everytime
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>>102313150
Dude, for fuck's sake. I was a kid. We all used to be kids once, you know? I wasn't holding D&D games in my basement or anything.
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>>102313046
I did that, I never finished the series though, my taste progressed faster than they were published. Let's be honest anons, Harry Potter is barely above LN-tier.

I used to chew through a book in less than a month when I worked in the city and had a 2 hour plus commute.
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>>102313155
That's exactly what went on in my school. My teachers thought I was so good at it that I should major in English, but fuck that shit. I just want to enjoy myself. We read some good books though. John Steinbeck's shit and Brave New World were pretty good.
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I've been reading the Hunchback of Notre Dame, I'll complete it some time next year
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>>102313183
Dude the protagonist NTR's his friend, the protagonist's other friend NTR's the same friend, and then the protagonist gets NTR'd by another guy and gets his wife pregnant.

That's the levels of NTR going on here. The author spares no details.
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>>102313155
>the meaning of place and evolution of courage

EEeuuuugggghhhhhh. Just reading that makes me groan, so pretentious
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I read Oliver Twist.

It was shite.
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>>102313153
>Slavery's bad guise
>They can make pretty good music so they can't be bad people
>Did I say slavery's baaaaad?
Come the fuck on Terry.
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Yeah, textbooks. I don't have time for lit. But have time for anime and manga. This is because I'm a slow reader. Typically, a single volume of manga takes me an hour to read, maybe two hours if it's very heavy with text. With literature I spend about 5 minutes a page. It takes this long because I read with the voice in my head, instead of just following the words with my eyes and processing the text as I go by. I don't understand how faggots read 500 words per minute, all I know is that you have to read faster than the voice in your head and I don't like that since I want to fully absorb myself into the book, like giving all the characters different voices, imaging the events take place in my head.
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>>102313115
I go through about 2 books a week depending on the length, and I only read for a while before bed and on the shitter.
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>>102313162
It says a lot that he was obsessed with a self obsessed, selfish, sophistic cunt.

>>102313153
>upset.
Thats why I suggested it. If you actually want /good/ post apocalyptica, try Now and Then, Here and There, prepare for the SUFFERING.



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