[ 3 / a / adv / an / asp / cgl / ck / co / diy / fa / g / gd / int / jp / k / lit / m / mlp / mu / n / o / out / p / po / sci / sp / tg / toy / trv / tv / v / vg / vp / vr / w / wsg / x]

/lit/ - Literature

<< back to board
[Delete this thread]

Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)17:58 UTC+1 No.5057179 Report

ITT: We discuss war novels. Your favourite, recommend, etc.

Dumping covers to start discussion.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)17:59 UTC+1 No.5057182 Report

>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)17:59 UTC+1 No.5057185 Report

Almost finished this. I don't especially like military novels, fiction or nonfic, but this one is excellent. I live somewhat near Gettysburg and am looking forward to visiting it in the next few weeks.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:00 UTC+1 No.5057189 Report

>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:03 UTC+1 No.5057193 Report

>>5057185

Looks good, I'll check it out. Got to be honest though I prefer primary source war novels.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:05 UTC+1 No.5057199 Report

King Rat is my all time favorite war novel. The author really knows his shit but there's still alot of meat to the novel as well. The Naked and the Dead wasn't bad either.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:06 UTC+1 No.5057203 Report

>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:06 UTC+1 No.5057206 Report

J√ľngers In Stahlgewittern is excellent.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:09 UTC+1 No.5057218 Report

I'm looking for more foriegn war novels, i.e. not written by Americans. I haven't read All Quiet, anything else?
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:11 UTC+1 No.5057222 Report

>>5057179
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:11 UTC+1 No.5057225 Report

>>5057199

I'll check those out. I only know King Rat as a Modest Mouse song.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:12 UTC+1 No.5057230 Report

>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:14 UTC+1 No.5057234 Report

>>5057222

Reading this now, that edition too. I'm about 120 pages in and have decided I'll give up at the end of part one.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:15 UTC+1 No.5057240 Report

>>5057234
It gets easier to read after part one, The plot (Slothrop's anyway) starts to pick up speed in the second part.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:17 UTC+1 No.5057247 Report

>>5057240

That's good to know. If I made it through Infinite Jest I can make it through this.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:35 UTC+1 No.5057282 Report

>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:45 UTC+1 No.5057311 Report

>>5057234
Go to page 139, if you see the sentence "your goal in these dreams is often to pens" you have a broken copy <3
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:46 UTC+1 No.5057313 Report

>>5057311
Task* sorry, but if you see the word "pens" then yeah.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)18:47 UTC+1 No.5057318 Report

>>5057311
How's that?
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)19:05 UTC+1 No.5057398 Report

>>5057318
Th sentence is supposed to read in a way that makes sense. I'm at work but you can look it up if you search the book title and printing errors. There may or may not be more errors.
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)20:06 UTC+1 No.5057660 Report

>>5057230
>I channel my war-related grief into a story about a young boy losing his innocence from time to time
>>
Anonymous 06/25/14(Wed)20:09 UTC+1 No.5057675 Report

Not a fan of war as a setting for a novel. I guess I would have to say GR is my favorite, because the plot has little to do with war.
All the content on this website comes from 4chan.org. All trademarks and copyrights on this page are owned by their respective parties. Images uploaded are the responsibility of the Poster. Comments are owned by the Poster. 4chanArchive is not affiliated with 4chan.