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No. 22985

What are you reading, farmers?

No. 22986

GoodReads group when?

No. 22987

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it's pretty good. almost done with it though.

No. 22988

>>72402
I read that, quite liked it. I reference it a lot in a local fb group that tends to attract a lot of sjw types.

No. 22989

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>>72390
Almost done with this one, I really should finish it already….

I have so many books on my "to read" list, I never know where to start. I think next I'll go for Cat's Eye by Margaret Atwood.

No. 22990

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Currently reading this. I am about 80 pages in and enjoying it so far.

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No. 22992

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Finished the first two and dove right into this one. It's pretty good.

No. 22993

>>72441
I'm really considering this one. How is it so far? Any good?

No. 22994

>>72488
I found it incredibly boring for the most part but to each their own.

No. 22995

>>72497
>>72488
Pretty much any other Hesse book is more interesting than Siddhartha. I'd recommend Steppenwolf and Demian, or Narcissus & Goldmund if you have the patience for it.

No. 22996

I'm re-reading a bunch of Goosebumps right now. Currently reading a story with the Slappy doll. Fuck Slappy. I hate that motherfucker so much, but the story is sooo good.

No. 22997

I used to read a lot of things when I was younger but ever since I started high school I only read things that were required for class (books in French). I liked the books I read at the time, especially Au Bonheur des dames. We watched a movie adaptation of Madame Bovary in class and since then I really want to read the book because the whole story seems weirdly relatable in a way: it's the story of some absolute dumbass fangirl in Franch in the 19th century (I think) who was so sheltered that she starts romanticizing everything she read in novels about love stories. Shit happens, etc. the movie wasn't really good but the story itself was pretty interesting.

No. 22998

>>72488
I'm enjoying it. My fave still is Steppenwolf, though. Read it in German if you can, obviously.

No. 22999

>>72511
I actually want to read Madame Bovary now, thanks for the rec anon!

No. 23000

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There's already a book thread but I'll bite.
Reading pic related and I highly recommend it even if you've seen the show.

No. 23001

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Pretty interesting read
Really amazed at how far back everything goes and how interconnected all the various groups/leaders in history have been

No. 23002

The declaration. It's p shit YA nonsense, but I'm trying to get through a particular genre of sci fi

namely to do with euthanasia, eugenics and/or bioengineering on a society-wide scale, and it fits that niche

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I tend to go for non-fiction. I read it this past summer. And I'm kind of interested in the movie that's coming out based on her story.

No. 23004

Re reading Wasted by Marya Hornbacher and trying to get through Austen's Sense and Sensibility but as far as I've seen she's such a shit writer. I liked the Brontes a lot better.

Nonfic-wise I'm still reading Wittgenstein. I want to finish it already so I can start Kierkegaard.

No. 23005

A dance of dragons, the terror, the monstrosity of Christ and the Cambridge Latin course vol.1

No. 23006

>>73507
It reminds me of something I read a long time ago, isn't that about how people are immortal thanks to a treatment and they have to strictly control the population? And the main character is a young girl who doesn't know her parents or something like that so she's in a creepy orphanage?

No. 23007

>>73509
faggot

No. 23008

This thread makes me ashamed to be female

No. 23009

>>72510
I couldn't re-read any if my childhood favorites. I ended up hating some of them because children's books are well, childish.
I had to stop before I ruined Harry potter and the other YA stuff I used to love.

No. 23010

>>73528
Why?

No. 23011

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I started reading this in December, but got distracted and had to return it to the library. But I enjoyed it from what I read.
This is one of those topics that never fails to piss me off but I just can't ignore.

Additionally, I read The Victims' Revolution last year, which goes into how the whole women's studies, black studies, queer studies, etc. education students take in college/university began (back in the 60/70s).
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/15819278-the-victims-revolution

No. 23012

>>73535
haha i get what you mean anon. i re-read them to get that nostalgic feeling, but sometime it backfires. i found some interesting elements i missed before in the books though, so that's a plus, at least for me.

No. 23013

>>73544
MRA pls go

No. 23014

>>73535
I can't read the first Harry Potter books and it fucking sucks. They're just too hard to get through now. Thank god for fanfiction, which helps me get my nostalgic feels without having to wade through the actual books again.

No. 23015

>>73544
Hush now. Nobody cares.

No. 23016

>>73553
OT, but fanfiction are my guilty pleasures. as long as they don't turned out to a bunch horrible books like that grey series.

back to the topic, now i'm reading a local book about unveiling the dark sides of stewardess life. it was a fiction book, but some of them are inspired by real events. pretty interesting so far, but not 'omg this book is sooo awesome you have to read it!' kind of book.

No. 23017

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I read a lot of horror books but none of them left my horrified as this non-horror book. Whenever I tried to put myself in the shoes of main character I had a panic attack, fucking horrifying existence.

No. 23018

>>73535
The re-read as an adult tends to ruin books for me. Like reading The Giving Tree as an adult a few months ago made me realise how fucked up of a book it is to be read to children in the first place: feel free to destroy yourself and have no boundaries with the ones you "love" even though they're clearly taking advantage of you and only care about themselves - this is what real love looks like, kids!

No. 23019

>>73559
I read more fanfiction than I do original fiction these days. I really like how different authors tackle similar subjects, like war and its related traumas. It's just enough removed from real life to be safe and just realistic enough to feel like it could've happened and you are going to be ill just thinking of it.

>>73574

This book sounds fascinating. I'd never heard of it before, but I know it'll be coming home to me on my next Amazon order.

>>73576

I read somewhere "only mothers will ever get this book" which upon reflection makes me really sad and a bit angry.

No. 23020

>>73553
There are all sorts of plotholes in there these days that are really glaring.

That and all the anachronisms. Remember when Ron and Harry fly the car to Hogwarts out of St. Pancras station? These days that would be on YouTube in a flash.

That being said, the Harry Potter universe is still comfy as fuck.

No. 23021

>>73577

Watch the movie too, it's fucking great.

No. 23022

>>73578
I kind of like anachronisms in my stories at times–makes it extra nostalgic when reading it again. HP is firmly set in the twentieth century.

Anachronisms can be funny, too. I was reading a story where a character's pager going off at a bad time was a huge plot point. What made it hilarious was this was a story set in the far space-traveling future.

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>>73581
Hah. This is exactly why Dune has aged so well though, the novel is ultimately about religion and power, the descriptions of the technology are purposefully vague and it plays second fiddle to the environment of the planet, the Fremen and so on.

No. 23024

Been reading about Bosnian war lately, every time I read about a war it increases my disgust of humanity hundred fold but this one is especially disgusting. I have no idea how can people act like this and butcher thousands of unarmed women and kids because of "muh clay".

No. 23025

>>72517
>>72499
Demian beste Hesse book.

No. 23026

>>73574
This story fucked me up for a week. Goddamn. Flowers for algernon is pretty rough too.


I started paingod and other delusions yesterday. Harlan Ellison is gonna melt my brain.

No. 23027

>>73714
If it makes you feel any better a lot of the shit you hear about that war is false

No. 23028

>>73758
Yeah this, ignore any narrative that paints Serbs as these singularly evil people and the Bosnian Muslims as these perennial victims. The two sides gave as good as they got.

These days Bosnia seems to be becoming more Muslim too, unfortunately.

No. 23029

I'm reading the first volume of The World as Will and Representation, as well as rereading a Harry Potter fanfiction piece called Death of Today.

No. 23030

>>73758
>>73776

Serbian paramilitary groups were fucking psychopaths.

No. 23031

>>73811
And what were Bosnian Mujahidin?

No. 23032

>>73813

Gonna read about them today.

No. 23033

>>73814
Beware if the author is a western liberal.

No. 23034

>>73826

Well I can see why Serbs were so angry after reading about what Croats and Bosniaks done to them in WW2 but still can't bring myself to think it justifies ethnic cleansing.

No. 23035

>>74334
Why not? I'm not saying it's right, but ethnic cleansing is normal for humans. Look at how the Japanese took Japan from the Ainu, or the Han Chinese Taiwan from the Austronesians etc.

No. 23036

>>74335

Murder is always morally wrong with dozens of ideologies unless it's for self defense. We are the most advanced living beings in universe as we know it, we have brains that allow us to control our instincts so we won't act like bunch of animals. I smell /pol/ in you a lot.

No. 23037

>>74341
>murder is morally wrong

No one actually believes in this. NATO were quite happy to bomb civilian infrastructure targets and kill a few thousand Serb civilians after all.

>advanced living beings


If you're an atheist, understand that you're ascribing quasi-spiritual qualities to human beings now. We're animals. Same as anything else.

No. 23038

>>74346

NATO is just an another organization of murderers.

>If you're an atheist, understand that you're ascribing quasi-spiritual qualities to human beings now


No, we are animals capable of critical thinking and we can suppress our instincts. There is nothing spiritual about showing self restraint.

Mind that I'm saying all these as a half kebab/half Croat, Yugoslav war as a whole was really fucked up but every source I read shows Serbs as the provocateurs. If you have any sources that shows the other side of story please share them with me because my googlefu is really weak on it.

No. 23039

>>73524
Yep that's exactly it. The main character is an insufferable mary sue. I'd recommend you to read "unwound" instead.

No. 23040

Currently reading:
-The gift of fear
-Solaris (lem)
-On writing (Stephen king)

No. 23041

>>72437
that's a bad book and an even worse movie. fuck that book.

No. 23042

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I'm loving this. It's one of those "makes me proud to be european" novels.

No. 23043

I recently read Kevin Flude's Divorced, Beheaded, Died (The History of Britains Kings and Queens in Bite-sized Chunks)
Its very easy to digest, full of good information and silly deaths. >inb4 died from a surfeit of lampreys

Its also interesting to see who wielded power compared to who does nowadays (looking at you Vatican)

No. 23044

>>77196
/pol/ out

No. 23045

>>77208
quit shitting up this thread

No. 23046

>>77208
>/pol/ out

You realize I'm the OP right?

No. 23047

>>72394
It's been two weeks since this, did anyone happen to make a GoodReads group I can join?

No. 23048

>>77196
I've only read the first book - are the rest worth reading?

No. 23049

>>77234
I just finished the first, onto the second. I'm led to believe the first is the best but I'm enjoying the second too.

No. 23050

>>77208
How is that book pol?

No. 23051

>>77255
More your reason for praising it

No. 23052

>>77274
How does being proud of being european make you pol???

No. 23053

>>77255
>>77274
>>77284
Stop.

No. 23054

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I just finished reading this and I must say I loved it. If there are any other dystopian novels without romance please recommend it to me!

No. 23055

>>77562
What exactly do you mean by "romance"?
I like Blueprints of the Afterlife
https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/8856041-blueprints-of-the-afterlife

No. 23056

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I saw this book mentioned as some kind of mystery which I always like, and that it's literary fiction so I was interested. Only a few chapters in but it seems there's gonna be a romance which I'm more than ok with

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i have 'the secret history' by donna tartt coming in the post at the moment, and currently i'm reading pic related. over the last few years i've been struggling with ptsd and other mental bullshit (won't bore you all w/ the details) & i'm finally getting back into reading consistently which is nice. i used to read constantly when i was younger. /csb

>>83657

holy shit thank you for posting this, i wanted to order this book but i forgot which one it was!

No. 23058

>>72560
Lol This book is trash, anon. Are you baiting right now? It's literally on par with truck stop harlequin "novels."

No. 23059

>>73577
>"only mothers will ever get this book"

I feel like the moms who actually say this are fucking delusional. While I love my son so much and will help him as much as I can through life, I will never give and give and give myself into oblivion. I'm a person too, fuck. Also, that book paints a recipe for a disastrous relationship, imo.

No. 23060

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Her writing has improved since H.P., although it may just seem that way because this is an adult book. I liked it, but the story still felt like it was lacking something. Also, the ending was pretty sad, which I did not expect.

No. 23061

>>83706
i've considered reading 'outlander' but i never did, is it really that shit?

No. 23062

>>83657
this is the best fucking book in the world.

No. 23063

>>83708
I've been debating whether should I buy this book for the longest time since I'm a huge fan of Rowling. I read the synopsis years ago, but it doesn't seem interesting enough for me. In your opinion, is it worth buying, anon? Would you re-read this book in the future?

No. 23064

>>83704
Haha, you want to order the one I posted and I want to order (well, more like start reading) the one you posted. I've got Tartt's Secret History somewhere on my computer, I'll get to it once I finish Rebecca

No. 23065

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Currently reading picture related. It's okay so far, but I tend to get this feeling of "okay get to the point Murakami" which is happening more in this one than in his other works. I read Norwegian wood and kafka when i was 18, about 8 years ago, and i loved them. Maybe it's my change of perspective? Other than that i just finished "Find her" by Lisa Gardener, which came out now in feb. After Gone girl i got hooked on the trash and have been searching for the perfect high ever since. Find her had it's moments. I read everything Gilligan wrote, and Girl on a train, which was okay as well. Any recommendations for bitches who love trash? (I'm half way through "in the woods" which people often mention as a good "gone girl" type book but I'm not so sure about this one)

No. 23066

>>83735
how strange! haha. i started it yesterday & i've been temporarily distracted so i've only got to chapter 2 - i know the gist of it though because i watched the second part of the film in my a2 english class. i liked the film, not entirely sure about the book atm; mcewan seems to be overly detailed which i find is a bit of a drag.

No. 23067


>>83710

It's like Twilight for adults, imo. Take that how you want it.

No. 23068

>>83721
Worth buying? Not for me. You could check it out at the library though and see what you think. I don't re-read many books.

No. 23069

I watched the recent BBC adaptation of war and peace and it got me wanting to finish the novel once and for all.

No. 23070

>>83741
It's probably because this one isn't translated by Jay Rubin like the other two you mentioned. (Although I've only read 1Q84 and part of Norwegian Wood, so I'm mostly speculating here)

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>>83802
that's an interesting point! I did start 1Q84 but it had such a heavy build up and I haven't been in the right mood to really get into it. on a different note, if you like thrillers and the whole "set in japan" thing, check out pic related, creepy as fuck. one of my faves.

No. 23072

>>83854
I read that a few years ago, super weird. There were times I started to sympathize with the other guy but then he goes and does something again and I'm back to normal.

No. 23073

>>83854
1Q84 has an interesting build up, but there's wayyyy too much going on even for Murakami, and the payout/most forced love story ever isn't relaly worth reading the two very long volumes. I have also been disappointed by his last novel, which had an interesting built up and the most boring, generic payoff.
SPOILER
All the build up in 1Q84 for a love story between people who had brief interactions like, 15 years ago?? But they are sooo in luv 5ever?? Usually Murakami's love couples at least have some personal relationships for a longer time, and it usually makes sense. And his latest novel has such a ~deep~ build up, all because of a bullshit fake rape story no real person would believe, and problems that simple communication would have solved. Ugh.
Sorry for the rant.

I'd rather recommend Sputnik Sweetheart, and some of his older novels. And definitely try out his short stories!! They're all worth a read.

No. 23074

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YA romance garbage. It's like mindless fun. I can't help myself sometimes and I must apease my inner high school girl. Although, I wish these authors would start giving their characters better names. This book in particular had some retarded/plain ones.

No. 23075

>>84308
oh my god, i know right? sometimes i can't take young adult novels seriously because of their names. i still can take plain names, but the ridiculous one like renesmee (yep, from twilight) is just ridiculous in my opinion. my country's young adult novels seems to have this problem too, and i just gave up on young adult novels in general.

No. 23076

>>73557
>Hush now. Nobody cares.

???

No. 23077

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Reviving.

So, I've been reading a good bit this month. Two books down and working on a third. I know I won't finish it by June, but that's okay. Currently in the middle of pic related. (I'm trying to read all of the "classics" and Dorian was next up on my list.) Finished Sold by Patricia McCormick and When Kambia Elaine Flew in From Neptune by Lori Aurelia Williams. Both of which I got from a flea market for $3.

No. 23078

>>93719
OSCAR WILDE MY NIGGA
i would legit have smashed this man if only i had lived like a century ago and he wasn't gay as cum on a moustache

No. 23079

>>93726
I think he may have been more like bi, but preferred men. Still would've tried to get him to dick me down anyway. Even though I haven't read The Picture of Dorian Gray, I have read some of his other works and I really enjoy his writing style.

No. 23080

>>93728

I really hope you don't try and get random men irl to "dick you down".

No. 23081

>>93742
Shut the fuck up robot

No. 23082

>>93742
/r9k/ needs to go.

No. 23083

Has anyone here read A Clockwork Orange?

No. 23084

>>94150
Yep! Very interesting book and I'm really glad they include a glossary for all the slang used. The movie adaptation wasn't bad but it just didn't capture how dystopian everything really was.

No. 23085

I'm working my way through the Dune books, I also picked up these two volume collected stories of HP lovecraft.

I really want to get into more say serious books, I tend to just read a ton of fiction.

Really into fantasy like thrones but I prefer low fantasy setting, like a little magic but nothing WOW crazy

No. 23086

>>94160
I watched the movie and it was just really hard to force myself to sit through. Just wondering if the book was better/worth it. I really like the concept, but not how it was portrayed, I guess?

No. 23087

>>94167
The movie made it a bit cheesier in my opinion. Gotta love the 70's I guess. The book is much darker and thought provoking. If you like that sort of genre I'd recommend it.

No. 23088

>>94166
So, like, you want to get into philosophy or something? Non-fiction?

No. 23089

>>94169
I guess just moving from fantasy to reading the classics books or really books that are a must read.

maybe some philosophy too

No. 23090

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Because I have a huge justice boner and I love reading about law cases/captivating trials.

No. 23091

I'm currently re-reading Les Misérables
I haven't even got to the part where Fantine dies and I've already cried three times
I was also reading the Bible… But my brother took the book away (it was his), so I still haven't finished it.
Oh, and I'm also reading "The Case of Charles Dexter Ward" and "The Invisible Man".

No. 23092

I actually just finished up book 3 of Abarat by Clive Barker (actually read 1&2 twice). Book 4 has been in the making for years now :(. So right now I just started reading BioShock for fun cause the games are great.

No. 23093

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niggers

No. 23094

>>94197
I reread the Abarat series a few months ago. I don't think we'll ever get to read the end of the series. :( He just keeps on jumping to different projects instead. Though I did really enjoy The Scarlet Gospels.

No. 23095

>>94204
Yea must likely wont :< If you haven't read imajica by him you should! I still got to read The Scarlet Gospel.

No. 23096

I'm reading Mike and Psmith, one of P.G. Wodehouse's earlier works. The man had such a way with words…

No. 23097

>>94207
Mah nigga! I've read Imajica as well! The only Clive Barker book I haven't read yet is Coldheart Canyon and that's mostly because I'm just not into ghosts.

No. 23098

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Just used a B&B gift card to buy this (in Spanish). Read most his other stuff already so I am hoping it's good.

No. 23099

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Have any of you read the Captive Prince series? There's been a lot of controversy about it on tumblr, but I haven't got the chance to read them yet.

http://artermis.co.vu/post/145999199547/ive-seen-a-lot-of-good-things-about-captive-prince

People are saying it's racist, but I was under the impression that the main character was supposed to be Greek.

No. 23100

>>98307
That's the first of that controversy I've seen tbh, my tumblr feed loves the series.

I've been meaning to read it once my courseload opens up. It just looks like a regular bodiceripper type story with more violence in it to me. But I guess sjws gonna sjw.

No. 23101

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>>98307
With a dumblr profile like this, is it really that surprising they would manage to twist literally anything as racist?

No. 23102

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Anyone ever read the First Fifteen Lives of Harry August? It's sooooo good. Any recommendations for something similar?

No. 23103

I'm splitting my lungs with blood and thunder trying to get through some Deleuze & Guattari.

I should have learned not to read things without first learning about the historical context and which works they reference (etc) but I'm a dumb shit and looking for the information seems like a lot of work (though I know it isn't, at least no more than flying blind).

>>94268

How's he like? As a south american it's very strange to see Bolano being talked about so often in english speaking communities when nobody ever talks about him in… well, South America. At least not where I live. Even Vargas Llosa is more well known.

>>94184

>>94184
You want to read "serious" stuff merely because you feel like they're more appropriate? Because that's kinda what your post sounds like.

If that's the case, don't bother. Le serious literature is hypervalued by (for a lack of a better word) commoners, there is nothing inherently profound and cultured about it. If you're not exactly passionate about it you'll end up a pedantic dilettante who doesn't know her shit.

If you want to get into the whole thing for good reasons, though, I recommend you start your non-fiction with literary theory (Sartre's What is Literature is very nice, especially because he mixes his opinions with decent explanations on the nature of poetry and prose) before you move on to philosophy. This way you'll get used to the heavily abstract kind of arguments that philosophy requires but it won't be as intangible because it'll still be about things you know rather than ~le Being is Thrown in the World such geworfenheit~ stuff. Have fun, shit's pretty good.

No. 23104

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Just bought this online. I've read his letters and short stories (metamorphosis did nothing me tbh but i like his other writing!) Just finished reading Henry and June so i'm going for something not so crazy romance/sexual themed

No. 23105

>>98527
Henry and June…

No. 23106

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>>98530
Forgot to upload

No. 23107

This might be weird to some of you, but I've never read Lord of the Flies. Apparently, it's required in most school curriculums, but I guess I just had a lazy teacher or something. Idk. So, I'm thinking about reading it. I'm the anon who read Dorian and is trying to catch up on as many classics as I can. Basically, I'm asking if it's worth the time to read…

No. 23108

>>98532
It's worth your time and it's an easy read

No. 23109

>>98530

Yeah that book was……uh….something…..I really like Anais Nin's writing style tbh, it's really pretty and fun for me to read, but reading someone's romance journal entries almost always feels weird and over the top. Plus all the adultery and her trying to rationalize her behavior made me eyeroll a bunch.

No. 23110

>>98531

Omg i knew the title of that book reminded me of something…this is so weird

No. 23111

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I noticed most of my favorite authors are male, so I tried to seek out some books by female writers and was very, very pleasantly surprised. Gonna dump a few.
Threats by Amelia Gray

No. 23112

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Dark Spring by Unica Zurn
Very dark. She was a patient of Freud and this book foreshadowed her own suicide

No. 23113

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This one I really fell in love with; The Old Child and Other Stories by Jenny Erpenbeck. It's one novella and 4 short stories. The title story is so fucking beautiful

No. 23114

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This one is by a woman too, and a bit of an easier read than the other ones. The Heart is Deceitful Above All Things by JT LeRoy.
It was made into a movie where one of the Sprouse twins from The Suite Life of Zach and Cody gets dressed up like a girl by his crazy junkie mom and gets raped by Marilyn Manson.
Man, I'd post my whole bookshelf if I had a good enough camera, but alas. I'm clearly into dark shit; if anyone wants some suggestions, please, feel free to ask!

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"The Road" by Cormac McCarthy is the most recent book I've read. it's pretty critically lauded and was published like ten years ago, so most have probably heard about it.
Anyway, it's a dystopian novel that follows a young boy and his father. Really graphic and heart-wrenching, as post-apocalyptic dystopian novels should be.
I'm looking to read more of McCarthy's books if anyone has suggestions.

No. 23116

>>98555
Yes please. I love dark books even if its VC Andrews trash

No. 23117

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>>98564
This book was great. Really easy to read too.

I'm currently reading In Cold Blood by Capote. As far as true crime novels go, this is a cut above the rest.

No. 23118

>>98564
I love dystopian fiction most of the time but this book was just soul-killingly depressing to me, and I did not like the ending. I won't spoil it for you if you aren't finished with it.

No. 23119

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I read Metagame a few months ago but I liked it so much that I would definitely recommend it to anybody who likes cyberpunk/techno-dystopian fiction. I can't wait to see what else this author puts out.

No. 23120

>>94160
I was kinda disappointed with the nadsat glossary. I feel like working it out is a necessary part of getting to know Alex and his droogs. Its easy enough to pick up.

No. 23121

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Necroing but this was actually great. Was really hesitant but she can write a good adult fiction and it’s nothing like the twilight drivel.

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No. 23123

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This was £1 on amazon the other day and looked interesting.

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No. 23125

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I really enjoy Shirley Jackson's writing.
I'm only half way through but really enjoying it

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>>23121
I keked at the "bestselling author of The Host" part, even the editors don't want Smeyer to have associations with Twilight.

I'm currently going through Yukito Ayatsuji's Mansion Murder series. I like the pacing and the foreshadowing is just right. I love the first book's ode to Agatha Christie.

No. 23127

>>23126
I’ve got this lined up and I’m glad to hear it sounds worth it. Japan seems to do a good mystery.


Finished the annihilation series a month or so ago, that was fuckin weird. Gets really unwieldy at times but overall it was pretty cool. Couldn’t stop cringing over the name ‘Ghost Bird’ tho.

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90% of the original story was lost and you have to pick an annotated version to understand what's going on, but it's a really interesting read about sexscapades in pre-christian roman times

No. 23129

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"Out" may be my favorite book of all time, it's so well-written (although I didn't read it in English), the characters are well-developed and the plot is interesting, I haven't found anything like it. It might be too brutal for some people though, there are some questionable gorey scenes.

>>23125
Ohh I liked this one too, I love stories about lunatic families living in isolation.

No. 23130

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Have any other anons read this? I read it but didn’t really know what to take from it so I’m considering re-reading it

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has anyone ever read "The Beautiful Boy" by Germaine Greer
I'm thinking about getting but I fear I will be put on a potential sex offender watchlist

No. 23132

>>23131
Holy shit, fuck off pedo anon - why do you keep posting everywhere about this book and that shitty quote!

No. 23133

>>23131
Why are you so fucking obsessed with posting about that book?

No. 23134

>>23131
This is so gross. Not only is this disturbed person a pedo but also shits up random threads with their spergy obsession. Oh, and they necro to boot.

No. 23135

>>23134
>>23133
>>23132
Do you think it's a tranny that keeps spamming these? They try to portray Germaine Greer as a pedo and thus trashing the name of one of the most important feminists, who is also gender critical.

No. 23136

>>23135
Yeah, they posted about Greer in the Kinkshaming thread as well so not unlikely.

So, anons…read anything good lately? I just read Sherlock Holmes for the first time, can lit anons recommend other good Victorian era mystery novels ?

No. 23137

>>23136
Dracula, Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde, The Picture of Dorian Gray. I'd also recommend Edgar Allan Poe's short stories such as "The Murders in the Rue Morgue" and "The Mystery of Marie Roget"

No. 23138

>>23136
>>23137
There is an active book thread in /m, this one should have been closed…

No. 23139

>>23137
Thanks. I'm gonna get Dr Jekyll and Poe's works, I somehow have not read them despite liking classics.

No. 30361

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I read the first few chapters of 'Cows' by Matthew Stokoe right before breakfast and I had to fight the urge not to throw up when eating.

If you look past all the disgust in the book it's actually pretty relatable if you grew up with shitty parents.

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No. 93911

>>23011
what did you think of the victims' revolution? clicked the goodreads link and am interested in reading it (i'm currently at a progressive university)

No. 93912

Use this book thread
>>>/m/8561

No. 93913

>>93911
Anon that's a 4 year old post!

No. 93915

>>93913
you never leave, op will probably respond soon

No. 93922

I'm reading Knife of Dreams (the 11th Wheel of Time book), The Last Wish, Salem's Lot, and also attempting Ninth House by Leigh Bardugo. I have no idea how long it's gonna take me to finish these, since I've been barely chipping away at them and I'm going back to work next week..

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No. 94680

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Don't want to come across as an edgelord, this is actually a really good read.

No. 94803

>>94671
Stop shilling your stupid self-publish junk.

No. 94804

>>94803
It's art anon



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