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What is the literary equivalent of "True Detective"? I want fiction, so inb4 "The Conspiracy Against the Human Race." As literary as possible. That's if there even is an "equivalent." Anything besides Ligotti, Bierce, Chambers or Lovecraft?
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How do I get into horror as a genre? Are Poe and Lovecraft good starting points?
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Why are books so expensive
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Why is there no section for writing in creative? who else here is a writer? Published or not. I myself am a limited published playwright
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Is MDE literature? I'm hyped for their book.
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Ok, so wtf is this shit? It's one of the worse books I have read all year. The whole things is fairly unintelligent and you can feel that the whole world is just the concoction of a naive thirty-something trying to sell her gossipy love stories with the brand-new sheen of dystopian fiction managing to get the worst of two worlds: the mediocrity of genre fiction and the bleeding-heart sentimentality of contemporary mainstream literary fiction. And yet it's receiving universal critical appraisal and even won the national book award...seriously what the fuck?
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/lit/, how do i strengthen my will? i feel so apathetic and devoid of energy. all i want to do is stay in bed and play pokemon.
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ITT: Most important/influential novels
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Itt: Worst book covers ever.
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>It was a dark and stormy night.
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daily reminder that this is a fucking good book and you better have read it
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Why is contemporary american literature so flat earth? it's all insular little stories about the author's immediate experiences; tentative, idiosyncratic observations that say ultimately nothing. gravity's rainbow was 40 years ago guys.
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ITT: The worst idea for a book you can come up with >Homoerotic objectivist sci-fi vampire novel
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As the human society keeps developing, the audience nowadays demand much more from a story telling medium which can affect each of their senses effectively in a honest manner. In order to tell a great story, you need to accordingly have attractive images, compelling sounds and music, interesting presentations. Literature has fallen short in this aspect and soon will be regarded as a pretentious medium whose values lie on dreamy, unrealistic words spit out by incompetent people who don't have the means, the talent or the money to tell a story in ways that will reach an audience's perception as a whole. Books in the modern life have also lost their ability to invoke creativity and imagination of the readers due to overused wording and repetitive prose. There could only be so much we could do with language and upon the huge amount of literary works over the course of history and geography, it could be said that the experience brought through literary has become incredibly dull. This explains why there won't be anything considered an all time classic from the 21st century and later. Moreover, literature has become a medium of lowest standards. A writer could come up with a vaguely deluded viewpoints or expressions and takes advantage of readers' imagination to lead them into thinking he was trying to convey something deep and meaningful. In near future, novels will become extinct and books will serve the only purpose of exchanging logical and scientific information.

Disturbing/Demented books

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Hello /lit/ I would like to hear opinions as to what you feel is the most downright disturbing book of all time? It would like to know if there are books out there written by people who are mad in some sort of way. If both cannot be found then just the most demented book you know of will do.
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>Oh hey anon, I'm just reading the new book you got me.
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Reminder that to judge another person is to conform and become slave to a system of conventions such as good, bad, beautiful, or ugly.
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2 Questions 1. Should I feel guilty for buying cheap books from charity shops and not donating them back? A guy from /lit/ on Omegle once said that I should. I like most book covers and it fulfils my need for having a physical representation of the experiences I had with the books. I like opening my book cupboard and seeing my favourites books and remembering the good times when reading it, and the stage I was at in life. When I go to charity shops that are run by volunteers, I feel like I'm getting such a good deal by getting physical books for less than a pound, I feel like I must be ripping them off somehow. 2. Is picrelated the solution to all of my cliched problems? I've read about a quarter of it and haven't quite gone on to the practical sections. It has so far done the usual self-help thing of making me feel good while reading it. Although when I googled for the picture, the author looked like a normalfaggot or a Chad. Thankfully I illegally downloaded it.
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>tfw you drop your book
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