Books Anonymous 1543
What are your favorite ones, miners?
The Road- by Cormac McCarthy.
Van Gogh- The Life by Stephen Naifeh (best Van Gogh biography out there, in my opinion).
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
American Psycho ( Ellis)
LoTR, The Hobbit, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, all the Tolkien Middle Earth books- by default.
When I was little I used to LOVE Goosebumps so special mention to those (and The Little Prince ofc)
Ginger Pye by Eleanor Estes has a special place in my heart.>>1553
Definitely gonna have to check out that Van Gogh novel, I find him so interesting
He had a very fucked up life, and this book describes it completely. Also they have a theory (makes sense tbh) that he didnt really commit suicide. (wont spoil it for you tho)
I love pretty much everything F. Scott Fitzgerald ever wrote.
>>1553>LoTR, The Hobbit, Silmarillion, Unfinished Tales, all the Tolkien Middle Earth books- by default.
Everything Arda related is my favorite stuff forever
Have you read the new Beren and Luthien book? Im getting it for Xmas even though I know all of the stuff in it is a mix of the Unfinished Tales story, and the Middle Earth tomes.
I'l probably get it when I finish the books im currently reading (which isn't anytime soon)
Honestly I don't enjoy their story all that much, i do however appreciate that version with the lord of cats and his collar of power
and as you said it's basically a compilation of already published texts so I'm not very excited about it.
Any recommendations for dystopian or post-apocalyptic novels? Or anything horror-related? I've just finished reading I Have No Mouth and I Must Scream and I absolutely loved it. I'm not nearly as big of a reader as I was when I was a kid, but it's something that I want to try and discipline myself back into doing.
Have you read anything by George Orwell? I would really recommend 1984, it's like the staple dystopian novel. And Animal Farm to some extent has a dystopian, political feeling. A Clockwork Orange is another great read. I think these books are good starting points.
Agreed with this anon, they are staples for a reason. 1984 is my favorite, A Clockwork Orange is interesting and you may or may not like the Kubrick movie. Watch out that a lot of people who enjoy CO are insufferable edgelords though.
Hello?? The Road! Its short, and will fuck you up for good. One of my fave books but I will never read it again.
Dune and The Count of Monte Cristo.
I use the Moon Reader app to get free books from their open source libraries. Its obviously no Barnes & Noble, but they have a pretty big selection.
anyone /too like the lightning/ here? The Will To Battle is coming out in five days!
>>1850>open source libraries
anon no, just get on libgen, it's got a better selection than any book store
The Reddit or that Trello link?
Many of those links are broken.
I'm reading The Sun Also Rises at the minute. I've never read Hemingway, I'm quite enjoying it. He has a very descriptive style, and I like the pace with which he writes. It's interesting how much he focuses on his characters and how they move the plot, that it's not the plot that moves them, as in so many novels. I think I ought to read more of him.
There's soooooo much stuff! <3
Daniel Keyes’s Flowers for Algernon is a great psychological/science-fiction read. If you enjoy the true crime genre, Vincent Bugliosi’s Helter Skelter is also an interesting book.
Flowers for Algernon is very underrated and I think part of it has to do with that a lot of people are introduced to it in early high school or middle school…by its short story. I remember trying to explain to someone why I enjoyed it thoroughly and they were confused because they thought it was children's literature, which perhaps the short story is, but the novel itself definitely isn't and I'd say at the minimum should be categorized as young adult.
I'd recommend Josh Malerman- Bird Box is really great and a House at the bottom of a lake is excellently creepy. or Mike Carey - the Girl with All the Gifts is brilliant if you're looking for a zombie story. I also really liked Station Eleven by Emily st John Mandel, another post apocalyptic one. as is Justin Cronin's Passage trilogy. If you want something a little older, John Wyndham is great, especially the Chrysalids.
I'll go for the whole Isaac Asimov history of earth. I've only read the cycle of the robots and the cycle of foundation by now, but I'll read the empire one soon and I'm sure it'll be good.
Everything related to the myth of Chtulhu is also really good.
I also really enjoyed Sweet Beans by Durian Sukegawa
I've been doing a Kierkegaard binge for the last month trying to re-read all the texts I didn't totally get and now I'm gonna relax and read Lovecraft :>
Recently I've finished Smilla's sence of snow and it was the coolest thing I've read in a while
The only piece of literature I acknowledge is My Immortal.
Flame me if you want but I actually like the FOS grey series lol
I just finished In Cold Blood by Truman Capote which was an excellent read. He is a captivating writer.
Currently reading The Girl On the Train. I went into it totally blind, not knowing anything about it or its genre, and have been so pleasantly surprised. Would recommend.
You sound pretentious. Many horror books are a great read. That you are mentioning Ulysses shows me that you're a tryhard. (btw it's boring as hell, same with The Illiad.)
>Portrait of the Artist as a young man is probably my second favourite
Whats your #1? The Unbearable Lightness of Being? Please.
Legolas by Laura is also a master piece.
Not that anon, but you sound insufferable. Getting your boxers in a twist because they spelled the title of a classic wrong is ridiculous.
>Perhaps they are, I'm not into the genre overall.
Backpedaling, much? You were making fun of someone who thought a book in that genre was in good taste (and you mentioned the genre, not the book, so don't backpedal further by saying you meant the book was in poor taste not the genre). Nothing you stated gave the impression you merely didn't share their taste.
Good god, I wish men could get banned for just larping on here.
Sage for a somewhat off-topic reply, but oh my God, I was trying to think of the name of a specific author (Capote) for an entire
day recently, before I gave up. Finding this name is indescribably satisfying. Thank you so much!
I read In Cold Blood
in high school, and the literature teacher I had was absolutely amazing (even if, or maybe somewhat because, she openly admitted to grading me more strictly than others), so I really enjoyed the book, on top of being able to discuss it in-depth and really get a better feel for all of its elements compared to my usual understanding of books that I read. That was a nice class.
Entirely separate anon, but
>Like you know Lolita is considered a great piece of prose too but…let's be honest
Let's be honest what? It dealt with pedophilia, yeah. I guess that's the elephant in the room to which you were referring? That doesn't change the fact that it genuinely is a masterful piece of literature. Just because you dislike the subject matter, that doesn't somehow invalidate the weight of the work. If anything, I think that Nabokov was incredibly successful with his writing, due to the extreme emotions it elicits from people, you included.
I used to seriously abhor Chopin's The Awakening. Just absolutely fucking hated the thing. After thinking about it for a while, though, I realized that because she was able to make me feel that strongly about the subject matter, Chopin had actually done an excellent job as an author, and it has since become one of my favorite books.
Haha I'm glad you found it, anon!
And I agree completely about English lessons. I was so lucky to have some excellent teachers who made the texts we did so much more enjoyable. Being able to discuss them in-depth with an adult who can provide alternative and deeper readings was so important to me as a teen. I'm still in touch with two of my English teachers, and that's just reminded me to shoot one of them an email back.
that was good I also really like this one