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NUMERO DULCE: 4 DA /lit/PENDIUM (aka BACKLAWG OV SUBMISSIONS), C THIS MEGA: https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg

Good weekend my friends,

I tried to find a way to show my randomizer results but I couldn't figure out how and I was ill prepared and didn't write it out properly. Anyways, their weeks pick was Eugene Onegin by Pushkin.

>The story is told by a narrator (a lightly fictionalized version of Pushkin's public image), whose tone is educated, worldly, and intimate. The narrator digresses at times, usually to expand on aspects of this social and intellectual world. This narrative style allows for a development of the characters and emphasizes the drama of the plot despite its relative simplicity. The book is admired for the artfulness of its verse narrative as well as for its exploration of life, death, love, ennui, convention, and passion.

Now the pdf is not the Nabakov translation which is what was requested but I could not find the ebook for that.

This is a shorter novel (thank goodness), essentially I don't want to pressure you all into concluding each novel on time but at least a solid list will be built and we can read on our own time.


Any novel that has been banned at any point in time of its publication.


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Starting off with a provocative title White Niggers of America
This one will be a brief history of Quebecers being exploited for English scum similar to blacks in the South. It's relatively short and I was able to find a link easily. Could go under
Criminal Intent as well, the author wrote the book as the head of the Front Liberation Quebec while in jail for bombings which killed a few people.


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Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie


>The Satanic Verses is Salman Rushdie's fourth novel, first published in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. As with his previous books, Rushdie used magical realism and relied on contemporary events and people to create his characters. The title refers to the satanic verses, a group of Quranic verses that refer to three pagan Meccan goddesses: Allāt, Uzza, and Manāt. The part of the story that deals with the "satanic verses" was based on accounts from the historians al-Waqidi and al-Tabari.

>The Satanic Verses controversy, also known as the Rushdie Affair, was the heated reaction of Muslims to the publication of Salman Rushdie's novel The Satanic Verses, which was first published in the United Kingdom in 1988 and inspired in part by the life of Muhammad. Many Muslims accused Rushdie of blasphemy or unbelief and in 1989 the Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini of Iran issued a fatwa ordering Muslims to kill Rushdie. Numerous killings, attempted killings, and bombings resulted in response to the novel

But remember Islam is a religion of peace!


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Aeropatagitica by Milton


>Areopagitica is among history's most influential and impassioned philosophical defences of the principle of a right to freedom of speech and expression. Many of its expressed principles have formed the basis for modern justifications.

It's longer than you think


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did u wanna haev a thread each week 4 commentary awn the reedin oar r >we just knockin'em aot @ a steady clip? i'm k00l 4 w/e just lmk - eef its gunna b weekly overturn lyk this eye'll probably gnawt sticky the threads unless u wanna aggregate the weeks ean2 a monthly general oar w/e since it'll usually reside @ top of the page newaie.

gunna double poast 4 mie rec


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A rebours - Joris-Karl Huysmans; http://www.ibiblio.org/eldritch/jkh/rebours.html

precursor/inspiration 4 flaneur period ov oscar wilde's aotput, a rebours wuz banned ean plethora ov countries @ time ov eets publishean due 2 eets scandalous deviation frum naturalism ov eets tyme n superb catholic btfoean via weaponized dilettantism


Knocking em out at a steady clip I think and I don't think we need to sticky it cause let's face it there's 4 people on this board. It's gonna be tough and in retrospect I wish I hadn't done weekly, maybe biweekly would be more appropriate in the new year, I just don't see myself being able to keep up with a longer work gets selected but we'll see, I'm trying to do more short ones with a long one thrown in for a bit of a gamble.


I do fear I will flood your catalogue so maybe I can do a month per new thread, so next week I'll bump this thread actually with the updated image.


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wuz contemplatean wtf 2 dew n thinq eye've gawt flight plan 4 fewchor nom daies down pat:

- expand current topic list to fit biweekly schedule (dis prolly necessitates slight readjustment awn ur end e.g. 4 christmas entrie soe eet falls awn such a week but hopefully not 2 big a deal given we're @ inception ov endeavor)
- current thread remains stickied 4 upcoming 4 nominations
- thread doubles as nomination thread & commentary thred 4 ppls thawts awn the books, reviews mayb?, etc
- quotepoasting preceding biweekly book listean w/ nu book listing 4 easy blockean ov nomination/critique weeks
- once a 4 nom cycle's completed eye'll unstiqqy the thread 4 a nu 1, w/ cycle resetting then

this prevents clutter by ensurean only 6 individual threads r ever made awn the board on a yearly basis while awlsoe segmentean nominations bie quotepoast across course of said thread allowing ez reference + access 4 ne1 luekin 2 catch auwp/read poaster comments awn specific book @ specific time period - it awlsoe justifies thread as sticky since it'll accrue higher poast count # by virtue ov collective intent lent

hopefully ideas amenable 2 logistics awn ur side - eef u awlsoe rnt feelin doing biweekly w/ current selection i can simply run same course ov action but sticky thread swapping every 8 nominations eanstead


Wow. This is like a real book, eh?


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Sure, how is this for a spreadsheet. Sticky it as you see fit I think one per month but we'll see how many replies we get. I like the quotations idea or interesting passages from the book


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Why the new thread? I don't think anyone would have missed the other one or gotten LOST in the 5 reply discussion
Also this books looks insanely boring!


You didn't even nominate anything so you've brought this onto yourself. Also don't judge a book by its cover. Its short enough I trust you will have faith in my nom.


This may be beyond me, to be honest. I don't think I have the brain for poetry. But I'll read it.


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>Now the pdf is not the Nabakov translation which is what was requested but I could not find the ebook for that.
Found it.
Unfortunately, the only copy I could find was an image-based pdf, which is cancer to render in most pdf readers. Also the Nabokov translation apparently comes in 4 volumes, but only the first volume actually contains the story. Volumes 2 and 3 are a commentary on the story that's literally 3 times longer than the story itself. Volume 4 claims to be a photographic copy of a 1937 edition but the file is corrupt.
Here's volume 1, aka the only volume that matters:


I've also got the magnet for an audiobook version if you are a lazy piece of shit or have trouble with poems. http://www.archive.org/download/eugene_oneguine_ma_librivox/eugene_oneguine_ma_librivox_archive.torrent


OP here, if you haven't started reading yet I really suggest this version. Its thorough as sin.

Read the new version posted it will explain everything down to the most minute details


This pdf seems to end at page 44


Glad it wasn't just me


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Shit you're right. Here, found a better copy.


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blessu auwpu anonu-nantucku ur a tuck-n-roll ean duh pawkit haamie o7


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btw baot a coupla cantos ean n btwn the non-nabakov version n duh nabakov translation the former's exponentially superior ean readability IMO but eye havent read uddur parts 2 dat volume soe wont condemn nab-nab 4 gab-gab glib bilg carpitbag-baggery just yiit %^x

awlsoe am gnawt a fan ov diz sheeyut frum briev portions eye've read but we gawta SARGE ON


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Your posts are so ANNOYING to read! Could you just not


Is the anime that gif is from any good?


tbh, I only understand about half of what he says.


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We is a dystopian novel by Russian writer Yevgeny Zamyatin, written 1920-1921. The novel was first published as an English translation by Gregory Zilboorg in 1924 by E. P. Dutton in New York. The novel describes a world of harmony and conformity within a united totalitarian state.
Banned Russia for 60 years, inspired 1984 and Brave New World



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It's great! It was during the years Doga Kobo was really TRYING with their SOL shows so it has infinite budget and the source material is nice and comfy so it translated well


/lit/ club head honcho here, I nominated this shit based off a recommendation from a friend and essentially it's too long for this type of thing (550+pages) so I'm removing it from the nominations


How is Eugene coming along for everyone by the way ? I keep getting low blood sugar while trying to read it and I'm struggling to pay attention to it. I'm on Cantos 3 and it's pretty but I don't like all the footfag stuff. I relate with everyone's diaspora though and wish the introductions didn't spoil it all


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am gunna plow through sum moar 2nite

eets gnawt muh kinduh read IMO but eye mite trie n compare/contrast duh 2 diff translationz provided hurr 4 a lil synthetic analysis dialysis-paralysis tally cisturn twinge ov duh aol' thyinkun kap tbh %^x cuz discrepancies btwn both r p. severe n ean mie opinion moast dont default 2 pronabakov's posh-toffy hog molly bohemian solly-selleanz


Tried reading it, failed. Now listening to the audio book I found on youtube, and quite enjoying it. At times I lose track of whether I'm following the narrator or Eugene though. Is that the point? I'm not very big brain.


Maybe that's why nabakov wrote a 150 page intro to justify his shitty translation


So after an anon suggested the YouTube audiobook I was able to hunker down and really enjoy the translation. What a clusterfuck this nomination was.

The novel was definitely enjoyable, there was some statements the narrator makes regarding life that I related with, can't name any except the one about no passion leads to ennui. I thought that Eugene was gonna get shot at the end and I'm surprised that he was a villain all along. It was all very well done and the rhymes were definetly on point. Would I say it's a top 5? No, a top 40? Yes.
My favourite scene was the pagan bear stalk and bear rape, really took me for a left turn


Tomorrow is the last day for nominations. Did anyone besides >>539 finish the novel?
Apparently it's one of the most read books in Russia so does that make us brainlets because we are having trouble and Putin's dogs are the true masterrace? I for one hope not. Anyways, submit your nomination


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eye ploughed threw moast ov eet but tbh nabakov's translation sucked soe many ruskie hush puppies n kind ov gnawvuel eet wuz wuz kinda gaie tbh it rly threw mie auwf

eef hes attemptin 2 b legitimate 2 the russian text ean engrish dats 1 thang awn preservationist note but it thrums w/ trepenatin boredom %^( ovurawl

eye'll fill aot duh recs eef eets necessary but crushin pushkin's gem ean2 alchemy dust's da priority nao…stoopid coon cossack boutta GET THAT ASS BANNED


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Alright not a lot of noms these past 2 weeks, I want to cross advertise on /tv/ but I don't know how it will be received type of thing. Anyways, enjoy A Rebours, like I will.



Why was this banned? It seems pretty NORMAL and OK


>precursor/inspiration 4 flaneur period ov oscar wilde's aotput, a rebours wuz banned ean plethora ov countries @ time ov eets publishean due 2 eets scandalous deviation frum naturalism ov eets tyme n superb catholic btfoean via weaponized dilettantism


Audiobook for my A.D.D. Chads


The narrator is hella gay


thought we were reading White Niggers?


Bruhs, is this a book for perverts?


I really wanted that one, I'm gonna nom it again under criminal intent


I'm illiterate, pls help


you already did that one


No recommendations? Guess I'll go then.
I recommend Perfect Dark - Initial Vector, which I just found out exists, and can be found here.
Why? I don't know. Maybe it'll be good.
Also, I couldn't find any downloads for Babylon 5 novels.


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This is a hard week, I tried to find random things but it's all not satisfying I.E. a suicide squad novelization that doesn't take risks. But I found this and anyone who's watched the classic movie should go wtf?
>A group of angry appliances, having fled to Mars to avoid becoming obsolete, now plans to take over the Earth, unless the Brave Little Toaster can stop the invasion



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On Onegin I think there are 2 perspectives you can either see him as a villain or a man of fear. It's tragic because he knows he wants Tatiana, but he is intellectually reasoning that they will eventually hate each other which is more based on fear than logic. He had grown too accustomed to his rejection from society and developed such a fear of commitment that it undid him.

Conversely, I wouldn't have called him a villain, I wouldn't have called him a tragic guy out of fear, I would call him a well written human character who was cocky and as the novel progressed and we focused on Tatiana he came around as men do in their 30s without offspring, tried to be a roastie and exert his influence over the one woman we know he once controlled and she being an ideal trad wife rebounds him and the lesson is learned to cherish what you have and not be cocky. I think that's a fairly grounded and well spoken of point of view.

Anyways having these 2 viewpoints simultaneously must make it a great little novel. Plus his use of meta narrative I think was not often used except in Don Quixote.


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I'd like to recommend one of the Doctor Who New Adventures because I have a lot of affection for them (not necessarily because they're great on the whole). You want one of the ones I think is kind of good for what it is, or one of the ones that'll leave you scratching your head, wondering how it got published?


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either/oar 4 mies doep but u should make ur decision ean relation 2 wat i am abaot 2 poast:

my recommendation today is any 1 ov LINKARA'S 4 RAPE FANFICTIONS recently leaked, as a tie-ean 2 the NOSTALGIA CRITIC EXTENDED UNIVERSE

ANGEL ARMOR - https://mega.nz/file/79hAXChR#b0EIqHeodMoQTjrzIzzmymDEcYPmU4Aq2b6UVq7ivyc

CASSANDRA CONFLICT - https://mega.nz/file/exwWFK4C#6LeNTYpQi5vwqDNq31N4vdIREF4Jm9a6COgPuDzT1Os

WHERE THE HEART IS - https://mega.nz/file/q5wEGKBL#-Rby5PWJCsaKLXbxQNPqhkjX21nA7amtCwzmMA2sH2M

YESTERDAY LULU - https://mega.nz/file/Ch5EQQTB#YsPVQV1bK3_JN4bHXEcVygTXwWVsIIJ00MCgPJ22SgM

im not rly an enormous fandom guy tbh but these r such horrendously awful dogshit n r tangentially related 2 nostalgia critic universe 2 such an extent (such az havean his co-worker's names as rapee-manatee victims) dat we mite as well stack'm awn the list n bloat eet aot a little >%^>

pheel frie 2 nom it as 1 n RNG randomize which fic we read though eef moar submissions come ean dat r partially palatable


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Don't supposed you have Alaxander Gordon Jahans' Jim Sterling related erotic fiction on hand, do you?


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Decided to go with Transit, which I think for better or for worse encapsulates the New Adventures range, with it's imaginative ideas, ambitious scope, heapings of 90's edge, and fanfiction writing.


Go with the worst one too


Transit probably isn't the worst, but I'd say it's bad in ways that are the most entertaining. There are some that are just forgettable and boring, which I don't think anyone wants. Transit is edgy and stupid and presents quite a fun universe.


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Ya that was what I meant, the most entertaining and zany, looking forward to it
I'll include them as a bundle and then raffle them individually if it wins, if everyone is ok with that.

How is everyone progressing? I can't help but feeling like this novel could be rewritten contemporarely with an angsty neet at the helm. Dropping redpills, critiquing anime, film, the JQ, women, it would also get banned and someday in a VR neuro room 140 years from now, it will serve as inspiration for another outlook on life.

Im halfwayish, I thought the part with the turtle was hilarious, cholera was cool and him wanting to get manhandled. I can relate with a lot of his views and I don't think I am supposed to, similar to Essaies by Montaigne. I was weary at the beginning but am really enjoying it now


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iz goean p. gud 4 mie. eye rec'd eet mainly bc theres a throughwaie in michael houellebecq's submission re: duh narrator n his relation az huysmans scholar 2 changin infrastructure ov society araond heem via hajj-heralded mudslimification - v prescient book 2 btw will prolly b suggestean eet @ sum pt daon the line - dat characterizes precisely wat a rebours' narrator's concerns r tew, ean metonymically muddled sense

it scans lyk moar aptly paced, bettur-written american psycho ean 1880s tbh w/ sum ov the opulence overphloe 2 but eet waie dat just aint runnin power bidniss mewv apologetics 4 niggas %^x


I was gonna say it was similar to American Psycho, but not sinister, also different format because there's dialogue in American Psycho. I'll be surprised if Des Esseintes brings home a woman and kills her, Patrick Bateman and Des are both gay tho


I finished it out and will admit I petered out towards the end. I just couldn't keep track of all the different authors and philosophers but I got some of it. I loved the perspective of that era and am glad to see how the counter culture has always sort of been there. I really enjoyed the ending especially the digression into religious priests fucking up everything and I will use the body of Christ argument on all Catholics I see. I am not anti religious though. In fact I am Catholic myself. Although I don't practice any of it and was raised Christian.

My friend that is coreading it always says MC-kun is an evil frightening man but we will see what he says by the end of it. I will read at least 1 chapter in French eventually. I preferred this novel to Eugene.

On a side note, is 2 weeks too short? Should I bump it to 3?


Here's a review I'll steal

>Did I really read this book forty years ago? Or did I just read the passages about the "perfume organ" and the jewel encrusted turtle and later assumed I had read the rest? If I did read it, I was completely wrong in my evaluation of this as a static, effete precursor to Dorian Gray, a work marooned in the vanished aesthetic of the late nineteenth century. No, no. "Against the Grain" is much, much richer than that.

>For starters, it is an accomplished work of realism that turns realism on its head. Huysman-just as effectively as the Goncourts or Dreiser-knows how to accumulate a wealth of detail to convey the physical reality of the situation he wishes to describe. Just because he's describing the fantastically decorated and furnished apartment of an extremely wealthy aesthete concerned with pleasing no one but himself is irrelevant to this particular aspect of the "novel."

>I say "novel" because-in spite of its sound realist credentials-I'm not sure it really is a novel at all. It resembles more the philosophical treatise/fictionalized autobiography of Confessions of an English Opium Eater, Sartor Resartus, or Marius the Epicurean. In total effect, Huysmans' work has more in common with De Quincey, Carlyle, and Pater than it does with Zola, Frank Norris, or Dreiser.

>It also reminds me of that great short story of Flaubert's, "The Temptation of St. Anthony," for Des Esseintes-the novel's protagonist-is a saint of the senses, and on his path to enlightenment he encounters demons, delusions and disease. Indeed, the spiritual aspect of this book is so strong-particular in our hero's love for the fullness of the Catholic tradition-that I'm almost surprised at the reaction to the book in conservative circles. In hindsight, it is easy to see that Huysmans is on the road back to Rome.

>And yet . . . the book is wickedly funny too. Huymans views his protagonist with devastating irony, particularly in the frequent juxtaposition of grandiose schemes with physical illnesses and practical and psychological failings. In addition, in more than a few passages-Des Esseintes scheme for making a murderer out of a street boy is the most remarkable example-Huysmans obliquely reveals a consciousness of the plight of the poor that suggests a world of Christian compassion and duty beyond all this preciousness.

>This is a deep, rich work, and-although it is a classic representative of the fin de siecle-it transcends its age and has the ability to speak to ours as well



eyem comfy enuff runnin w/ 2 week intervals but eef ne1 protests dont c y we can't slow our roll a smidge

i gotta blast threw eet 2daie thou since eye've been laqqin ean generhol %^x


It'd be nice to get a few more nominations in, but I don't know if that's going to happen.


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I kind of wanted Brave Little Toaster but this one is good too.

Transit by Ben Aaronovitch


There's a general rule in my life which has been to avoid anything Dr.Who and Star Trek and this will be my first venture into the series so I hope for the best

On October 11th, the next theme will be Letters I apologize I could not find an audiobook version.


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Here's an updated list


I apologise in advance.


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o7 tank u 4r ur service 2 the anti-/lit/otean /lit/ty caws ov buuk klub amigato, time 2 dive ean2 the next selection


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I chose letters because I wanted to read about John Adams and his trad wife during the Revolution. It's pretty long though 545ish pages but the sampling I've done has been sweet and savoury


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o yeah eye'll bawmb awn'm w/ mie recommendations 2 -

1st auwps THE SCREWTAPE LETTERS by C.S. LEWIS - https://gutenberg.ca/ebooks/lewiscs-screwtapeletters/lewiscs-screwtapeletters-00-h.html

moar figuratively prompt-fulfillment den literal; allegorical renderin ov a senior devils letturs 2 his lil luciferian charge awn basis ov hao 2 /lit/tily corrupt an unawares shabbos goyim. replete w/ referrendums awn catholicism, faith, etc. disbursed via dis-dissident's dipthongary but eyeve nevur read eet b4 soe eyedk wat 2 expecht %^.

n den 2 cleave 2 the letter ov der epistolary measures ean rubriqq'd hoity-toit, the uddur recc eye'll provide r Selected Letters ov H.P. Lovecraft (1925-1929) - doozy ovuh thang but eye've nevur had opportunity 2 read wat >ourguy the yog'shoggath shat hogg-goy defiluurr wroet 2 err1 else soe ean2 the box eet goes.



Counter Currents published a series of select "spicy" Lovecraft letters. Pretty amusing stuff


Are you a hardcore Catholic? I find a lot of your nominations are related to it.


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I love the way Aaronovitch envisions hacking as literal piracy taking place on a digital ocean. It's so fucking silly.


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I'm finding letter anthologies are freaking long. I'm trying to find a copy of Philip K. Dicks letters but I haven't found a copy yet. Here's another one that caught my eye.


Ezra Pound letters to some lawyer:
>This volume provides a first-hand survey of the arts and literature during a crucial period in modern culture, 1915-1924. Pound was then associated with such germinal magazines as BLAST, The Little Review, The Egoist, and Poetry; he was discovering or publicizing writers such as Robert Frost, Hilda Doolittle, T. S. Eliot, and James Joyce; and he was championing the painters Wyndham Lewis and William Wadsworth as well as the sculptors Jacob Epstein, Henri Gaudier-Brzeska, and Constantin Brancusi.
>Pound wrote to John Quinn-a New York lawyer, an expert in business law, and a collector of unusual taste and discrimination-about these artists and many more, urging him to support their journals, collect their manuscripts, and buy and exhibit their paintings and sculptures. Quinn at one time owned manuscripts of Ulysses and The Waste Land, Brancusi's sculpture Mlle. Pogany, and Picasso's painting Three Musicians. Yet he was often skeptical about the value of new schools of art, such as Vorticism, and disturbed by the outspokenness of authors such as Joyce. Pound's letters are unusually tactful when he counters Quinn's doubts and explains the premises of experimental art. Pound's letters to Quinn are touched with his characteristic humor and wordplay and are especially notable for their lucidity of expression, engendered by Pound's deep respect for Quinn.

He's got more letters out there if it inspires anyone else to pick more


It's easy to find a pdf of the Exegesis of you put it in a search engine. Was milling over nominating that myself.


This week is fucked for length Exigesis is 700 pages and I read they wanted to make it 2k pages, I don't expect to read some of these noms in the 2 week period and I hope that I won't fall behind on it



I've been hammering away on the Exegesis for a year or so. it's really the kind of thing you have to just pick at every now and again, or it all just becomes a jumble of nonsense in your head. It is pretty much a book of stream of consciousness schizophrenic ramblings, which is fun, but not a light read.
Then again, I don't know if it's always that important you read the whole book. Maybe just read what you can and get a taste. There's value in that.


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apologize 4 laq ov poastin re: current readins fellas, think eyem gunna set toumourrou aside 4 dedicated catch-auwp day n blast threw few ov da selections eye havent been dutifully attendin 2 regularly <%^(

will haev sum commentary poasts 2 baot past n present submishs auwp sumtime aftur dat prawbs, gittin baq ean2 the /lit/ty swing ov thangs aftur pc gnirly gnuked eetselv 2 gnottingham


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>nominate a New Adventures novel
<It's not Lungbarrow


Still haven't actually read Lungbarrow. That's the big climax of the series though. Don't know if it'd be a good stand alone to read.


So, anyone actually manage to read Transit? I skimmed through it again, and I think I feel the same way as I did before. I don't think it's a good book. It's messy and laughably stupid in places, but I kind of like it. It's creative and I love all of that 90's cyberpunk shit.


I just finished it, having had no experience prior I was enjoying the ride for the most part but felt he had issues with his scaling of the whole environments. I liked the way he named everyone and did his perspectives though. There was some humor and more visceral details than I would have expected from a well loved mass appeal series.

The whole tunnel and teleporting thing didn't make any sense to me but in effect it did the job. I think that's the scaling I was talking about and the uprising subplot didn't go anywhere but that's ok. I did like the subtle/not so subtle nod to losing to communism and everyone is multiracial and ruled by Africa and China, very progressive and predictive.

Like driving on the highway and following someone who is speeding but keeping enough distance that the patrol pulls them over instead of you, but ultimately they go their own way and you yours is how I felt towards the end after they save Benny I would like to see where these speed demons end up but I have my own shit to do and will not be following them to their final destination in Transit™. Ultimately I feel bad for the author so I'll give it a 3.5 rounded up to 4.


It kind of feels like Aaronovitch had a bunch of ideas and threw them all at a wall, when it might have been better to focus on just one of those concepts and develop it better. I feel like there were three different books happening at once here.
>the Doctor battling an emergent AI that has taken control of his friend
>working class labourers doing dirty mercenary work for a big company
>something about genetically engineered African super soldiders
Still not entirely sure what Mariko and her gang were trying to achieve, or what they even were.


Anything involving Mariko I mentally checked out of, I had a Spidey sense she would go nowhere or be tied in at the end. I didn't realize everyone but Blondie was black until I did some further reading. That hit me like Gatsby being black, even though I should have put 2 and 2 together when Kadiatu was said to be from an African Tribe ancestry. Also I picture Ming as being like 18 but she's a goddamn grandma, so I mentally checked out anytime it described her life and pictured her as a young Lucy Liu


Kadiatu's the girl on the cover, so I picked up that she was black from the start. Didn't pick up that Lambada was a woman though. They drop that on you in like the last quarter of the book. Dogface is meant to be Asian, I guess, since his real name was Yang. Could have definitely done with some more visual descriptors for these characters.


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Exigesis is this biweek's winner, as a previous anon stated:
>I've been hammering away on the Exegesis for a year or so. it's really the kind of thing you have to just pick at every now and again, or it all just becomes a jumble of nonsense in your head. It is pretty much a book of stream of consciousness schizophrenic ramblings, which is fun, but not a light read.
>Then again, I don't know if it's always that important you read the whole book. Maybe just read what you can and get a taste. There's value in that.

So don't feel pressured to read it all, I was thinking maybe we could all get assigned pages then write a summary but I don't see a lot of value in that.


Or alternatively I found one on 8kun

I can't find an audiobook for free, so if anyone has a lead


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Essentially any author that was out there. Like Burroughs or Finnegan's Wake or someones Manifesto. Have a good biweek.


Schizoidposting sums up PKD pretty well, also.


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gittin mie recc ean nao bc rl + feuilleton preps exponentiualullabyly bialy-ramped %^x sry 4 bein truant 4 moast recent proseidynz 1nce agaien

MITCHELL HEISMAN'S SUICIDE NOTE - https://legacy.gscdn.nl/archives/images/suicide_note.pdf (can awlsoe upload a mega link eef ppl require dat sheeyut)

aheadov da zeitgeist geit-zeist bie baot 500 oar soe deca-decades. prolly kneads no introduction but eye'll leave u w/ my favorite title aot the werk - "The Seditious Genius of the Spiritual Penis of Jesus"

1.9k pages soe obvs readin duh whoal thang aint a tasq 4 the timid but turid loveboaters mite find sumthin aotta ne gievin selection n eets doep 2 discuss az a whole esp considerin the born again bie 12 gauge god-repudiatin layovur he gaev heemself ean frontta duh steps ov havard %^x


Oh. This sounds good.
Still considering what I might nominate. Lot of good possibilities for this topic.


Just do more than one nomination bro


I may do. I'm just thinking.


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Philip, buddy, what's going on?


Roight. Let's get the ball rolling.

Cosmic Trigger by Robert Anton Wilson

Behold a Pale Horse by Bill Cooper


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The Western Lands, the third book in the Red Night Trilogy, I don't think you need to read the other 2 and it's been a while since I've read them but I'm pretty sure the whole thing is pretty nonsensical. I also have the opportunity to nom. This for the beats and swan song categories but let's try it out now.

I think the cover is one of the most pseud covers I've ever seen


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synce duh dewtiphull thread ownurs runnean a tad tardy awn publishean the next biweekly bookclub-bonanza figured eye'd taek eet upon mieself 2 rando eet - the option selected wuz BEHOLD A PALE HORSE by Bill Cooper (link located here: >>662) [eye can't fuckin print scrn awf diz dawgshite laptop but the lads can take mie werd eye hoep %^x]

git crackean 2 da curmudgeontology ov florilegium-flourishistology mie body-polylectic woadies %^>


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o yeh next wieks subz r BEATS (kerouac, ginsberg, burroughs, etc.)

eye wont b noaymin shit atm cuz eyem inconvenienced n munchausen media resurrected bie the oniric driymz atm but sewn enuff lads, SOUN I-NUPH


Roight roight. Time to get boomer conspiratorial. Never made it through the Protocols, last time I read this.


Ah shit I'm sorry, I thought it was next week. That's my bad I lost track of time.



So seeing as the week started late, and this is pretty dense and almost 500 pages what do you think if I push everything back a week and next Sunday (Nov 1st) would be the official start of this week?

I sparsely read the Dick as an anon suggested and usually I keep track of the week by my progress through the novel. Anyways, I played strip poker with anime girls online and I regret it now but I won't if we push it all back a week


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ur aight amigato n yeh eyem gud 4 w/e, eye've skimmed da dickensian ass-pecked werk 2 hvnt rly had tyme 2 plop daon n grind eet aot w/ uddur writtan obligations so if u gawta push eet baq a tad am copacetic w/ dat

eye thinq im awlsoe gunna begin compiling txt ov errie suggestion 4 errie category present ean2 a /lit/pendium 4 fewchur usage/perusal n throe eet auwp awn mega ean the oncomean present - lets /lit/frens revisit selections dey mayb wantid 2 reed but couldnt git raond 2 @ the time n provides bulwark ov /lit/ty board culture traceable ean a rl bodee ov werk

eye'll add l1nk 2 the /lit/pendium ean OP hurr 1nce eye've dl'd/assemblaged errthin spic n spanned %^D


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Guess I'll keep on with this since I already started and I'm burnt out on Dick's rambling for now.
Interesting prediction here.


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OP upd8 w/ /lit/pendium lank, eyem missean coupla entries doe:

- The Maimed (TRADgedy)
- A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (TRADgedy)
- Doctor Zhivago (TRADgedy)
- Salman Rushdie - Satanic Verses (Banned!)
- Au rebours - John Huysmans (Banned!) [mite b abel 2 aggregate scite's html files ean collective foaldur just knead 2 test eet aot]
- The Brave Little Toaster that Went to Mars (Obscure Tie-In)
- Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Letters)
- The Western Lands (Burroughs, Schizopoasting)

will dew mie aon trawlean l8r 2daie/manana but eef ne1 haz pdfs ov ne ov deez email mie @ [email protected] wittem

shalom shabbot my fellow synagogue/lits/ >%^)


Huh. Did they change the way Archive.org works? Never saw this limited preview shit before.


There's things that I can relate with the guy but as soon as I'm about to vocalize BASED AND REDPILLED he starts going of on shit like this or his gook wife and hatred towards fascism. So far it's a decent enough read though. I think he would've benefited from reading some George Rockwell to better shape his worldview


He's very much the "guns and freedom" American Boomer variety of conspiracy theorist. I find it charming in a way. Not something I would go in for when push comes to shove though. You need to build a society on a little more than that.
I'd be curious as to how real people think some of the documents in the book are. I feel like he may have made some of them up to illustrate his point. I feel like they don't really read like government documents, you know? But then what do I know about secret government documents.


So far, this book has inspired me with the idea of creating a novel similar to this, where he starts out kooky (but not too kooky) and as the novel progresses he slowly changes his opinion on who leads the world from say reptilian illuminati to a more immigration loving, persecuted race.

I'm almost halfway and it's always the same shit different smell. If I was reading it the year it was published I'd have probably been worried but hindsight is 2020. But I'll always read an anti government book so it's good


Did you get to the part where he straight up reprints the Protocols of the Elders of Zion in it's entirety? I do respect the man's balls, even if I don't know if he was entirely on the money about everything. Unsurprising he was shot and killed by the police shortly after 9/11.


At the concentration camps in Alaska and the courts denying it all, I was going to assume he was killed but I was waiting till I finished the book first. I like the description for the book I sent a friend
>According to Behold a Pale Horse, JFK was assassinated-because he was about to reveal that extraterrestrials were about to take over the earth-by his driver, an alien himself; AIDS is a government conspiracy to decrease the population of blacks, Hispanics, and homosexuals; and the Illuminati are secretly involved with …

Like he's maybe done 6 pages total so far on aliens and maybe 1 or 2 pages total on JFK I dont know why they can't make a real synopsis on the book but I'll finish and see if it fits.

I've read the Protocols a year or 2 back so it will be a nice refresher. Im impressed he went that route and maybe he will have done my idea


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I don't know if it's been read by you guys but Electric Koolaid Acid Test is one I'd like to read


My friend says there may be a Ginsberg poem in there he likes, can anyone confirm ? Otherwise I gotta nom. some poetry and we don't want that.


I'm pulling my hair out trying to find a copy of Maggie Cassidy and Visions of Cody. If anyone can find a lead let me know


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eye'll cheque eet aot awn prowl 4 current missean dls 4 /lit/pendium (eye've added Satanic Verses n Doctor Zhivago ean their respective categorreez btw - gnawt prittyizt but tangiblet legibility's prio atm ovur edition selekshun)

awlsoe mite az well nominate mie beats selection - ALLEN GINSBERG'S HOWL and prolly FOOTNOTES 2 HOWL az well

ppl can read his uddur werks but hes a filthy facetious pedophile kike (brushean auwp awn knowledge ov enemy combatants) n eet'll b a shorter readean selection 2 ease up awn the pedal w/ these monstrous 1,400 paginated grimoires >we've bean subjichted tew l8ly, wud awlsoe let ppl catch auwp awn previous reedin 2 %^x


Think Behold a Pale Horse is deceptively long. The text is very well spaced.


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I finished off the first book, I gotta admit after The Protocols started I started to drift off a bit when he talked only because I know none of the alien stuff came to fruition, it was still cool to read but too serious for me. All in all I really felt this hit the /littyclub/ theme on the nose.

I don't know if I'm right in saying this but did Cooper inspire all the modern hatred towards the Illuminati and Freemasons? Is he the guy that put it in the forefront and brought it to the masses? I can see from the book referential stuff from pop culture and I'm proud of him for that. But looking at a broad sense theres a lot of people dragging his name through the mud to give credence to their own conspiracy theories. Pic related would make you think he had something to do with pizzagate


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iz important 4 anti-samzidat authoritarians 2 "indelibly contaminate" troof w/ mingleans ov hairbreihn'd "dupspiracy" - n reprintean goy-mischling-starred document (protokaulz) wittin bounds p. much eansured his palanquinizin az scarecrow-scapegoat 4 de-accoutromentalization ov illuminated man/non-orange-ean-blew circles klubas

eye aint turrably surpryss'd tbh (mfw when incorporated)


From what I gather he was kind of a proto Alex Jones. He ran a radio show and had a sizable audience for a while there (until they shot him). The show was called The Hour of the Time, and it used to all be on Youtube, if you're interested in tracking it down.


Alright now I've finished it

Good tier:
>Panama Papers (I knew nothing about),
>anything related to the Bushes (I'm not from states I thought he was just an innefectual leader that screwed up from incompetence, not from being the leader of the C.I.A.)
>His opening

/x/ tier I wish was true
>Alaska Superjails
>Jupiter Nuclear Holocaust accompanied by Lucifer I wonder if he ever regretted this
>all alien talk

Shit tier
>Chinese wife
>Not blaming Zionists and Mossad till the end
>Getting killed before his Magnum Opus exposé on the Twin Towers

All in all 4/5 maybe 3.5, but I'm a sucker for someone who works hard especially pre-mainstream internet

Sunday is beats so get your noms in, there ain't much and a lot I've looked for I can't find so I'll try to get one out beforehand


I don't know nothin about beats, but I'm looking forward to whatever comes up. May as well resubmit this.>>664


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kk soe eye ran the 3 subs threw da randomizer n eet came auwp w/ HOWL and FOOTNOTES TO HOWL soe synce eye'm ov mynd err1's otheriwse foremoastly occupied/cupidly conkified bie pass't coupla copula-wiekz AND we've been slammerhoauzin'd bie ungoliant monsterwerks ov scrolls dat caem b4 eye haev proposition 4 dis week: dis can double az a catch-up interregnum 4 ppl whue haevnt been abul 2 maintain pace w/ da list OR give >us a bit ov breathean rewm 2 investigate 4 moar recs 4 upcomean categories since dis goe-araond wuz sparse n parsley-palsey %^(

r ppl gud w/ dat? shud the img b repurposed 2 mirror dis lacuna? lmk

o yeh howl + a footnote to howl r hurr:


but eef u dun wanna provide cliqs 2 kike scites a .txt file version w/ both'll b auwp shortlee ean the /lit/pendium %^3


I had talked about the theme with my friend and we both agreed that it was too strict of a category so my bad for including it in the list. Realistically, it's like 10 authors total or whatever, and most of their works are kind of the same barring the poetry. I can see some of the next categories getting more nominations like coming of age or even the vanity project one. I'll try to crosspost on /tv/ on occasion, and I could look into publishing this list on other sites Goodreads, Reddit (yuck!) if we are really desperate for more inclusions. But so kind of like it because it's pretty quality and I've been interested in everything nominated


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o sry lemme b clur - eye thinq the categories u established r v. kewl n super fine, just meant dat a short readin entry this goe-around would give people moar time 2 scrounge 4 recommendations 4 the upcomean categories %^>

u've dun a splendiferous jawb keepin dis auwp fren n eye'm hurr 2 help aot errie steppuv duh wei. eye dont thinq >we shud goe newhurr aotside ib circles butt w/e ur binnacle pts will suffice 4 wat happinz tbh %^' am confident leavean eet ean ur handz


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I've wanted to read Howl since highschool so I'm fine with this, no problems on anything and I'll keep my cross advertising to irl.

What I would like to know and this is probably going to have sad results, but does anyone lurk and not post? Or has anyone joined since post inception?

Here's an updated list, with some updated dates but I don't have a calendar and don't want to do the rest ATM.



I was planning on A Story of the Artist as an Old Man by Joseph Heller (Catch 22) but I gotta find a copy still so I'll stall with the classic
WHAT HAPPENED by Killary Clinton since it fits the theme and is an easy find



Would like to submit Alexander Gordon Jahans' Farshnuke stories, but I don't know if there's a current archive of them anywhere.


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Aha. Okay. I submit everything in this image (or just like whatever you can stand to read). Archive links are included.


I've got Ginsberg reading Howl if you want to hear it from the source

As well, I have 120 bucks worth of Amazon credits and I can waste them on any books that you can't find a copy of. I won't purchase it unless it wins the nomination and once I purchase it I'll upload it so it can be shared. This should free up a lot of nominations


I read Howl. Never quite sure what to say about things like this, but I enjoyed reading it. conjured up some vivid imagery.


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yaw'll r sum bona fide GIGACHADS duh lot ov ya, thnxs 4 awl the suppohrt scrivineland efwens %^>

n yeh eye'm gunna renom linkara's octavo bie dossier quevo'd longphorminx legacee-threnody 2 raep again az depictid hurryn >>567


I haven't read the footnotes yet, but Ive read On The Road and have kind of an understanding of Burroughs life and I guess it's just a summation of each of the major beats existence done in an effay way at least for part 1, part 2 I don't know about all the Moloch business or if he is actually going /x/ tier with it part 3 references someone from part 1 I'm not too familiar with their backstory and essentially is their lovers quarrel and subsequent makeup/more backstory

I don't know if this is what you were seeking with your comment but there ya go


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Here's the deal, A Portrait won, but I nominated it myself and having read reviews and whatnot I've come to the conclusion that at worst it's mediocre, so I am redoing the draw, but only including the Hillary, the Linkara and the furfag.

So it turns out Mr.Jahans himself is the winner. So I will be doing a second draw with all his titles included. I am going left to right, top down ordered 1 through x.


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Once again I've randomized it. I am not familiar with this series at all, so I'm open to either The Many Claras http://archive.is/79c1w (19) or the first in the series (Pretty and the Brain) http://archive.is/XghVo
I'll leave it open to debate and if no one puts input by the end of day we are going with The Many Clara's, a Doctor Who companion piece.

December 13th Coming of Age, COMING SOON


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incredibly bay'sd startup, skimmean threw Jahans' werks he looks untrammeled bie realitee ean the /lit/tyest waie conceivable

my personal vote wud bie 4 Many Claras


As far as I'm aware most of these are just single page blog posts, so the idea was to submit all of them as a singular entity, but I guess you can just read as much or as little as you like.


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Just going to copy out all of the links so I can find them faster when I'm phone browsing on the shitter

Down the Rabbit Hole

Origin of the Slyphs

The Taming of Me

Laura Queen of Earth

Pretty and the Brain

The Fall of the Patriarchy

The Ludicrous Logic Lady

The Valkyrie

The Toy Maker

The Game




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gadspeed ganjahans amanuensis-anon, @ sum pt eye'll trie n convurt awl ov these archive links ean2 files 4 the /lit/pendium but ty 4 givean the thread da manual linkage touch %^]


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Just read The Taming of Me. Absolute Nectar. It was everything I hoped for and more.


Some of these say audiobook available, and I'm gonna assume it's him doing it. I really wanna listen to that but on the archive site I can't find an audio link or file. Any tips?


It was probably on his Youtube channel, but he seems to have deleted those videos. You might just not be able to find them at this point, unless someone saved them.


The /cow/ thread has a good amount cataloged, and there's a bitchute archive of his videos
You'll have to sift through them though. Bitchute doesn't seem to have great search functionality.


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About half way through Laura Queen of Earth. Honestly don't know if I can keep doing this. I'm starting to feel violated.


Just finished it, I hope the rest aren't that long but there was humor in it. He really seems to get tripped up on his dysmorphia about 3/4 through and starts preaching about it, the end lines for example: The sylph pills offered new ways to live and new ways to love. The society became more liberal as the shame that held it back and repressed it was exorcised. Trans and genderfluid people ceased to have any discrimination or dysphoria because the cure to the sylph pill was the answer to their problems. Like I can't think of anything to say that I'm sure hasn't been said. But it's real cool he's able to include that in the short summary of life in the normal


You can definitely see that two sides of him are at odds in his writing. He has this fetish for dominating women, but then he'll flip it around and make it a pro-liberal thing. It's very interesting to see the gears in his head turn.


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aight /lit/pendium's been upd8 w/ sum missean werks (au rebours, western lands) n awl epubs haev been converted 2 pdf/r ean midsts ov eet az wie speak. duh last missean noms 2 b thrown auwp r:

- A Season in the Life of Emmanuel (TRADgedy)
- The Brave Little Toaster that Went to Mars (Obscure Tie-In)
- Dear Scott, dearest Zelda : the love letters of F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald (Letters)
- Her Story (Terrible Vanity Project)

so eef ne1 has waies 2 funnel variants ov thoz mie waie eye'd b v appreciative

eye'll b nominatean CATCHER EAN THE RYE by J.D. Salinghur 4 Comin' ov Age - quintessential bildungsroman, de-ansiblither ov /lit/ty consensus, guaranteed gr8 time 4 awl eef selected %^>


Im re-noming A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, will source later




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Cat and Mouse is the shorter one of the Danzig Trilogy, but also the most boring. I remember it being ok though and I never see old Gunter get the attention he deserves.


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Rounding out my nomination blitz with Prester John, I read about half and then I lost the book somehow, so here's hoping it wins


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tanks 4 plethora ov recs fren - the issew w/ the archive.org lonk 4 season ov emmanuel eez dat it dsnt let u actewallie dl the phile bc archive.org iz kiked %^x iz onlee rzn eet hasnt been eanclewdid atm. eef u can rip the file frum thurr az a pdf and upload eet sumwhurr eye'll slot eet ean2 the /lit/pendium

awl your other recs r uploaded 2 the /lit/pendium az pdfs soe readahs phiel free 2 drauwp awn bie ean the link above at the OP >>465 if ur ean pursuit ov perusully oar catchean auwp w/ a piece frum a category prior 2 u joinean /lit/ty kloobaz %^Y


The Jahans update
>Laura Queen of Earth
That was a fucking ordeal. Feel like I just waded through an Odyssey of smut. Not much to really say about it narratively. Did it have a story? Feels like it almost did in a few places, but Gordon's fetishism kept rising to the surface and compelling him to write another paragraph about turning women into sharks and frying their buttcheeks in breast milk, or whatever else. Cute to see him trying to come up with solutions to things like ethical farming through this bizarre mythology of his. I can't tell if he really believes in all of that, or if he's trying to excuse himself (in the eyes of what I guess he perceives to be an existent and very liberal readership) for this clear fetish for dominating and butchering women. I can just hear him saying "no look, it's okay, they want it!"
>Pretty and the Brain
Not much to say about this one. Short and kind of boring
>The Fall of the Patriarchy
More a blog post than an actual story. Fun to read Gordon raging about 4chan and Gamergate though. He seems to think 4chan and sci-fi fanboys are in league with world governments, and there was something inherently patriarchal and illiberal about the Barack Obama and David Cameron administrations of 2015? I don't really get it. Funny to see him call out other people for "wanting to rape" when that makes up the thrust of most of his own writing.
>The Ludicrous Logic Lady
I kind of liked this one. It was almost an actual story. Only a little bit of anal rape. I might be developing a form of Stockholm syndrome for Alex's writing though
>The Valkyrie
Felt like a tighter version of The Taming of Me. Interesting to note that he actually has progressed as a writer, if only a little. Gordon lays out a little more of his cosmology and philosophy of ethics (which seems to amount to it being okay to abuse someone if they want it. I don't really get it). Some surprisingly lucid observations on the true nature of feminism, and also a sneaky suicidal cry for help hidden away in there. Not bad.

I want to add that I actually do kind of like some elements of this fictional universe of his. These psychopathic god beings who incarnate in different forms and have their own twisted sense of morality. The concept of this highly logical race who came to the conclusion that reality itself was illogical and needed to be destroyed. These are fun ideas in a pulp sci-fi kind of way. Okay, 80% is Doctor Who, but it's an intriguingly warped take on Doctor Who. Hope one of these stories is eventually about all of this stuff, rather than squirrel sylph shit injections, but I wont get my hopes up.


I liked The Valkyrie because he started using actual metaphors especially about infinity. Like when Jessica says "Im just a snowflake in a blizzard" and his musings on killing himself. I do think it was that one that I physically cringed the most at though. I do like the fall of the patriarchy the most though and I get that he finds solace in thinking that the left will defend his malformed ass but I just wish that he would see even he takes part in the canabalization of those who dont tow the line in virtue signaling and he will never truly be comfortable with his left leaning kin as they are always degrading those around them in an effort ro onw up each other. But maybe the right side is exactly like that as well in his experience with all the /cow/ threads. I just like to think if he rejected modernity and applied himself he would find himself more comfortable in his own skin among those that (I may me generalizing here) dont truly view women as saviours and equal minded individuals.


I think Gordon's supposed political affiliations come from two places.
Firstly, he hates bullies. true or not he identifies the right as being the bullies, and the left as being the anti-bully rangers.
Secondly, he recogninises himself as being more or less unemployable, and he wants free money. All his posturing about the coming "post scarcity society" amounts to that. He doesn't think he can support himself and he likes the idea of UBI.
The feminism angle is interesting because he clearly has (and I'm not judging) quite misogynistic attitudes toward women. I don't think he's really a feminist, so much as he's anti-masculine out of spite for what he can't be. And I don't doubt there's some misconception there that if he presents as a good enough leftist, his friends on the left will eventually swoop in to save him and reward him with sex, because they're the "compassionate ones".


I got to the Bam Kursh stories but I'm struggling here is it work it?


I've got as far as Toy Maker.


Toy Maker completed. Struggling to comprehend how the Farshnuke and Bamkursh even differ as characters. The Farshnuke turns women into pets, and the Bamkursh turns women into toys. Clearly this all means something to Gordon, but if anything the Bamkursh seems to be the nicer and less psychotic of the two. This man's mind is a labyrinth, I tell you.


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aftur baot a coupla hrs ov copy-pastean + brief reformattean, eye bring 2 /lit/ty glyphic-slyphic non-syphillic lyf - THE ALEXANDER GORDON JAHANS READER

incorporatean awl archive linkz ean duh current img, arranged relativelee ean oerdughr (barring Weresylph Rising, which will b deposited ean2 the /lit/pendium az separate pdf posthaste), n eantended moar az archival document den reedan thang (unless niggas rly want mie 2 fucking put a table ov contints durr given the archive img exists/will b maintained ean the /lit/pendium, etc)

%^D enjoie frens: https://mega.nz/file/jkIhRYyI#lDxtVLZO5rG1SIwU7y5B7t4iD1Ac-6JhOHfxYAMoyCw

aight time 2 fuggin brain bleach fugg :DDD


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This is a long one, I am going to post the audiobook as well which is 22 hours, doable if you bump up the speed.
Within a Budding Grove aka In The Shadow of Young Girls in Flower



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aight mayde dis bitch a pdf n tossed eet ean2 the /lit/pendium, blessed bie the niggas whew waulc duh waulc n taulc duh taulc w/ records n sheeyutt

i'm missean A Season in The Life of Emmanuel bc archive.org is kiked w/ regards 2 eets acquistion, as noted hurr >>789 ean index ov missean pieces, soe if ne1 can render dat shit daon az eithur an epub oar a pdf eet will b acceptable 4 the rng ov nxt book klub entrie but uddurwise shud prolly b discardid (much az eye h8 2 dew shit lyk dat)

does sum1 have an archive.org account oar noe hao 2 rip frum a daisy file? dis wud b halpphoal infoe 4 horizon ov nominationz, etc.


For completionists sake i tried to buy it off amazon but i could only get a physical copy. Ill keep looking for a digital i could buy but i got sidetracked afterwards


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It (un)fortunately happened that A Season in the Life of Emmanuel got the pick this week, ill work on finding a stable source but for the time being you can find it here if you make an account.


>In her third and most powerful novel, Marie-Claire Blais explores, with sober compassion and realistic detail, a season in the life of Emmanuel, the sixteenth child of a poverty-stricken farmer's family in rural Quebec.



So, anyone have a copy of this book?


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Ive been using the archive link, just made an account real quick and it lets you borrow it in perpuity, works like other archive links. In fact maybe just include the link in the compendium? Its the best your gonna get. I dont think a digital version exists. I even tried looking for the french version and couldnt find a copy but a lot of university papers on it, so whats up with that?

Its pretty alright so far Im about 2/3s done. It feels sort of like misery for the sake of misery but I grew up in -40 winters that last 6 months out of the year and that farming lifestyle. I dont see why the priest is the only recurring non family member. I feel like there would be a much greater sense of community in a small village, and I think the author really hates her father as he only serves one function, so far (maybe 2 if you count babymaking). Anyways its probably the same quality as Eugene Onegin in English in its original french format, maybe thats an over appraisal though.

In closing: The want us to celebrate a female author as she tells the pov of a male mc but when your a tranny isn't your original viewpoint that of a male?


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Christmas was a stupid nomimation in retrospect, not a lot out there but I did have this in mind:


We know Tolkien for high fantasy but lets see his holiday spirits.
>The Father Christmas Letters, also known as Letters from Father Christmas, are a collection of letters written and illustrated by J. R. R. Tolkien between 1920 and 1943 for his children, from Father Christmas.

Coulda fit in Letters too but oh well…

Also, has anyone read this weeks book? I finished it today and it really felt like misery for the sake of misery. I sympathized at times but everyone is so apathetic and just lets fate give their strings. Something like a female Quebec Thomas Hardy was the vibes I got, just not as good. 3/5 or lower


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gittin kinda sledgehammurred irl w/ hawlidae/familia/nxt feuilleton draftean concurnz soe haev onlee briefly perused seasunz, apologies 2 the logos-ledger loogaroos non-lapsarian non-lapsean awn keepin awn gleanin the forbiddin /lit/ty knowlidge D^%

aight mie driev-bie noms:

shudnt rly require ne explanation but will b phun 2 read a nigga who gawt paid bie the world sesquipedalianly dilly-dally his azz raond duh chimneysweep jointz ov heez lyf


THE X-MASS SMORGASBOARD: Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle, Philip Van Doren's The Greatest Gift, and O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

collectively the above totals baot 40-sumtin pgs but iz a hodge-podge which eye thinq justifies aggregated brevity, n mite put a jolt baq ean2 avenues ov discussion ean contrast 2 1-anuddur az a solitary entrie %^x

both ov deez r slightly shorter recz but eye suspect eet'll behoove time 2 sneak aot n whorf'm daon rl celerituous-lyk durean festivities

dey'll awl b auwp awn the litpendium bie the time dis iz published alawngside the pdf Father Christmas letturs %^>


Im going to nominate a 1 volume manga Chocolate Christmas by the creator of Sailor Moon


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Figure people wont want a heavy read around this time, so I guess I'll nominate one of my favourite kids' books.
I have the scans on file, so if anyone wants to hook me up with some place to dump them, that would be appreciated. Otherwise, I guess I can start a fresh thread and just drop them there if I get the pick.


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Almost forgot
This week had a decent amount of noms and I think they are all short except the Tolkien, if you could post the links for the trio for this week and the Father Christmas I wouldnt mind reading it.

All in all, my place of being was in lockdown so it was a boring christmas, but I caught up on some mangabooks.

Next Weeks Times Theme Is:PSEUDOPIGRAPH which to my understanding means Ghostwritten? Or possibly 2 writers?


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duh trio's awl aggregated ean the /lit/pendium under duh CHRISTMAS! %^D foldah but eye'll poast duh lonks below 4 posterity's sake:

https://mega.nz/file/3p5FBapC#IhVBgYte3e8OTdvqeqlxKMdDmUciR05JHXrUjcxEhK4 - O. Henry's The Gift of the Magi

https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/u4plUCDR - Arthur Conan Doyle's The Adventure of the Blue Carbuncle

https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/axxVUIaaand - Philip Van Doren Stern's The Greatest Gift

eef the father christmas anon wants 2 maek a thrad 2 poast his screens eye'll attempt 2 merge'm ean2 a singular pee-dee-yeff 2 awlsoe plop ean2 the 'pendium

pseudopigraph relates 2 a werk attributed 2 sum1 (usually purported 2 b real) dat iznt actewallie whew wrote eet az well


EDIT: eye'll propose mie nom 4 nxt week az well atm, which is The Private Memoirs and Confessions of a Justified Sinner by James Hogg - http://www.gutenberg.org/files/2276/2276-h/2276-h.htm

eye'll attempt 2 locate a bettur pdf variant 4 the /lit/pendium eef sum1 desires 2 dl eet


Went ahead and uploaded the Father Christmas scans to a new thread
Hope that links correctly.


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Thanks for gift of the magi, I picked up his complete works, hopefully Ill read someday


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am glad the .txt inspyred u 2 pick auwp sum tomes urcelph fren %^> keep dat bad boy handee cuz eet mite maek a valuable scansion-sampsonite historycaul artikuel eef thangs goe topsy-turvy ean meatspace sewn enuff

newaie since eye've been sumwat remiss 4 initial run ov /lit/ty book club supposed eye'd remand such inclinations bie scribblean daon sum thawts baot the selectionz hurr:

gift ov duh magi - v terse, tight-strung lil comfy tale. impressed w/ o henrys writtan and eye will 100% b investigatean his uddur werks 2 c eef the trend follows through elsewhurr

the greatest gift - gnawt a supar-favorito tbh, kinda 2 evun-keeled n the writtan dsnt hoald much 2geydur

adventures of duh blew carbunkull - a /lit/ty classic. big birds, bridled gemstones, and topaz 2 blue-heron heroin deduction duptfos. v good /lit/ty xmizz taelz, mie fav aotta duh bunch

have until duh end ov 2daie 2 git ur noms ean 4 PSUEDEPIGRAPHIA , which again iz a work attributed 2 a writer oar historical source that didnt rly exist/wuz falsified

i'm okay potentially w/ awlsoe pushean dis category baq anuddur week eef rl's overtaken ppls ability 2 oblige time 2 reedin/suggestean tangs tbh


I also enjoyed it in that order as well. Liked having short stories and a variation thereof.
Ive got Titonus Andronicus (sp?) I worked with a guy whom I dislike and he says its his favourite play, so Id like to have the chance to read it and fuck up his hipster shit with some hot takes.

I am fine continuing on to the next category but if one of the other 5ish people want to wait I dont mind maybe waiting an additional week, I am trying to get through some Twin Peaks lit. and its a time as well



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aight eye'm makean executive decision 2 push PSEUDEPIGRAPHIA 's initialization til the 16th (nxt Saturdaie) cuz seams lyk a lawta ppl r eithur preppin 4 wats comean oar just afk atm recovurrean frum hawlidaies


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was a hard week for nominations, with only 2 in the running. The Confessions won:

January 31st is: An Authors Babby Steppes aka first piece of work


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So I think I finally understood the theme. Would Lolita or The Secret History of Twin Peaks fit then? The first, is an account by Humbert Humbert (if I remember) and a police epitaph and the Secret History is written by Tammy Preston, reading notes of "The Archivist" but was totally written by Mark Frost. Anyways too late now, I just wanted to post the audiobooks for lazy listeners:


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eef sekrit historee ov twin peaks wuz published az tammy preston irl but obvs beyin writtan bie mark frost wud def qualifie - lolita dsnt since eet wuz published undar nabakov's name but eye'd b daon 2 allow eet since its /lit/tyrature newaies %^x

eye can grab cawpees ov both az l8 nominees 2 supplement the audiobook variants n will dew soe shortlee 4 the /lit/pendium


does William Shatner's Tek War count?


I think so for Pseudo theme, but not this weeks theme because he wrote a memoir first.


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Ive got Dubliners Ive wanted to read for a while. I read Araby in highschool and maybe it would be nice to reread it again. http://giove.isti.cnr.it/demo/eread/Libri/calm/Dubliners.pdf&ved=2ahUKEwjFzq_GmKzuAhVyGVkFHTMdBL0QFjACegQIARAB&usg=AOvVaw2gVaNCG83Y4QyPtPUk0Z5T


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gunna put 4wurd THOMAS PYNCHON'S V. az mie nom - apologies 4 gnawt updatean the litpendium atm, eye'll c 2 dat shortlee

dis link dsnt resolve anon unless eye'm a massive fuccin dummy but mite b able 2 find a dubliners cawpee newaie - but eef u haev an alternative link plz bie awl means poast eet %^.


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I really enjoyed V, one of the only books to make me laugh out loud while reading. Theres also a great rape scene thats actually a nose job? Or perhaps dental work I forget… anyways I hope it wins, but Ill spice it up with Player Piano by Kurt Vonnegut



Stuka Pilot
>Hans Ulrich Rudel was a Stuka dive-bomber pilot during World War 2. The most highly decorated German serviceman of the war, Rudel was one of only 27 military men to be awarded the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves, Swords and Diamonds

I have the pdf not sure where to upload it, but I'll try mega at some point


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mega def. werks, u can awlsoe email eet 2 mie @ the feuilleton email dependant awn size n eye'll just throe eet auwp awn the /lit/pendium stat

aight everythin ean the /lit/pendium shud b up 2 date, eye wuznt abul 2 pull frum the given lanks 4 titus adronicus and dublinahz but secured sum repleycemints soe forgive mie 4 ne inconsistencies/foie pas ean their formattean (the titus adronicus iz a dif translation + dublinahz a bit bootlegged butt moar werkable az a pdf den uddur variants)


I thought I wouldnt like Confessions, but it was actually pretty great. It just kept getting better and better especially once we got to the main characters. Anyways, 5/5 perhaps the best pick yet.
Im going to nominate Carrie by Stephen King
and also double up the V vote.



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V by Thomas Pynchon won out this week possibly to having 2 votes, but here we are and if you choose to read this one you are in for a real treat.

As far as first books go Im going to call this a postmodern masterwork although alledgedly his other books are better.

Next week is Authors Swan Song aka last book an author published before death (or posthumously) or before retiring. Draw will be Valentines day or the week after, this is a dense one.

Audiobook which I got of R*ddit havent checked if it works yet


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ya eye'm def daon 2 give V an extra week tbh just bc eets v. meaty + wud b supar fun 2 taulc abaot w/ the roight time overhead - pynchon iz rly one of those niggas who can thread duh needull ov a yarn yeetably untarnished n maruunatean ean duh joosiz iz wurth errie sizzle he firewerks auwf imo

dat chafellatio irrumatio'd my nom 4 this week is ROBERT BOLANO'S 2666 - https://mega.nz/file/u1gxUYCY#j5dLnJwEgU5WYlgif4RG_zYvsPnmIYN-CZGDsiKQEc0

eye've nevur evun crackid opin duh payges oar read a dayum thang bie dis nigga but eets anuddur hulkean juggernaut n a duptective gnawvull ostensibly soe will prollie maek 4 a drivean reed %^>

tanks again 4 err1 contributean/reedin, as usual awl noms @ sum pt will b poasted awn2 the /lit/pendium ean the thread OP ean pdf format


Can't seem to reach that link


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theres a cawpee ov /v/ awn the /lit/pendium linked ean the OP above, but hurrs a direct lonk 4 u: https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/e5oRhCiB


Ta, brud


Which one for curiosities sake?


The b-ok link. The audiobook works.



That one works. Already downloaded it though the mega, but thanks anyway.


Im extending it another week (at least). How's is going for everyone? I dont remember there being so much war parts. My fav. Is the alligator hunting mouse church area, anything with Mafia or Pig Bodine and Esther.


Got through about two hours of the audiobook. I'm intrigued, but I don't know if I have the stamina right now. Will probably revisit at a later date.


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tbh i'm p. gud w/ extendin diz 1 4 anuddur week evun awn tawp ov diz as well - esp since de facto the nominee wud default 2 mie oan %^x

bezt 2 let ppl percolate ean a coupla moar recs b4 wie swap auwf a v. fuckin /lit/ty candidate tbh


I have been absent from noms but brooding on options. Ive got Glass Bead Game Magister Ludi

I was also thinking a phillip roth but couldnt find a copy

J.D. Salinger Raise High the Rooftop

YUKIO NIP The Decay of The Angel

Tolstoy The Devil

Gabriel Marquez Memories of my Melancholy Whores

This should round out the list a bit

Inspiration drawn from here: https://lithub.com/when-80-famous-writers-published-their-first-and-last-books/
If anyone wants to peruse


And Ill give it one more week, I have 30 minutes left in my audiobook and theres parts I could relisten to, as I skimmed it at points.


Thought I would go for No Longer Human, which I don't know much about, apart from the fact the author killed himself shortly after writing it. I hear it's very angsty.


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v beys'd recommendation startup, awl these r available @ the /lit/pendium linked abouv ean pdf renderean par duh coersairrigait %^>


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The Decay of the Angel won yr his week, I didnt realize when I was nominating it that it is was a tetralogy, and is the 4th. So I mean I can redo the nom's alternatively we can read all 4 or option C just this one. Ill give 48 hours notice for a consensus.

NEXT THEME IS CRIMINAL INTENT The author must be a certified criminal. Ill start with My Twisted World by Elliot Rodger.



Okay, let's start with an obvious one



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I am saying fuck it to this weeks nom and I redid it. Its My Melancholy Whores. By the author of 100 years solicitude or love in cholera.



I Am a Fugitive from a Georgia Chain Gang!

Killer: A Journal of Murder

You Can't Win by jack black


Did Charles Manson write any books or was that just a joke in South Park?


Heres a list of books hes wrote, pretty impressive tbh


That doesn't actually help.


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I finished The Sea of Fertility series this morning and have atoned for my sin of such a shit week. Overall the series is really good but not masterwork level, the concepts are vast but maybe a little too shallow and the characters are more ideals than flesh and bone. I felt the same way as when I read Crime and Punishment, that the hype was overblown but its definitely something I could reread.
Spring Snow 4/5 Lays the framework for everything and gives you that glimpse into Nipponland and how it once was. Characters are worst in this one but there is a lot of amazing musings
Runaway Horses 5/5 Going on my top 3 nationalistic literatures, everything is so bleak and resonated with me to a degree where he has thought everything and more than I ever could.
Temple of Dawn 4/5 Cool concept but too much spiritual ennui, his overall message gets muddied to justify his reincarnation plot but I appreciate Hondas lust. Ends very poorly
Decay of an Angel 5/5 Whos the angel? Whos decaying? We live in a society Youll have to read to find out. Ending subverted my expectation and was perfect.

Anyways, this week we are taking a trip to Georgia to learn the perspective of some fugitive. I was really hoping for My Twisted World but alas.




What about Italy?


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ffs eye supar fourgawt 2 upload awl the subs 2 the /lit/pendium 'n evun giev a sub 4 last week, eye'll rectify dat poasthaste D^%

eye awlsoe gawta go huntean 4 a sub 4 duh nxt categorie, apologies awl araond amigatos


If theres nudity Ill allow it


Ill further expand, the topic is comics from the non-civilized and since *talians are not white Ill allow it


This book is pissing me off to no end. I did not read the introduction except the brothers statement so I dont know if they talk about it. This guy is probably the biggest liar I have ever read, I have never heard so many convenient little occurrences without witness or with an unreliable witness. He also has such a drive to pass himself off as normal and good it reeks of criminality. The Georgia chain gang may have been glad but I am happy he had to suffer through it.


I finished the book and Im glad the foreword politely called him out on his bullshit. It also said The brother wrote it and the other guy dictated it, and the brother was a piece of shit hippy who never got famous


This week is a bust I cant think of any except The Cummoner which is a webcomic and I think the author is from north Europe and Alfie which might be German


Cancel that Ill do Heavy Metal-Taarna


Mafalda & Friends

Spider-Man: India

wallestein the monster


Someone told me to read Corto Maltese years ago, and I never did, so I guess I'll rec it. Think this is the first one.


The actual comic starts on page 23, by the way.


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I read Elliot Rodgers manifesto too, Ive provided some screencaps. I think he was partially autistic, he couldnt stay in school, he was obsessed with lottery tickets and get rich quick, he wasnt self aware and he retreads the same 5 topics for the whole book with minimal metaphor or pretty language. That being said I feel for the guy definitely, but Im sure its all been stated before. I have to upload this separately.


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Thats all I really took away from the book.


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Winner winner
This go round is the comic Corto Maltese, which is good because it must tie into the material we studied in Pynchons V.

Next time it will be POSTMODERNISM which I guess is anything after a certain period in the 1900s and has that woah, flair to it.


Pale Fire by Nabakov, there are a few copies available but I wasnt sure which to pick, so I went with Berkley 1982


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am terribly sry baot still gnawt puttean nethin 4wurd 4 the kawmiks categorie, but eye come bearin tidings 4 a bettur idean den wat march marched awn 2 left us wit %^i

if on a winter's night a traveler - italo calvino: https://mega.nz/file/6kQ13IRS#YZVazZnXJwBgaX93VEQugHGpQRBGoYXtw5wXit30D04


House of Leaves - Mark Z. Danielewski: https://mega.nz/file/q9ZlAYYY#SliBKG9n4QBNiNYraIPwEAs1gdPWuyysWS-jy_mzZmo

r mie noms 4 dis week's shazbawt - eye'll b incorporatean erriethin else ean2 the /lit/pendium shortlee par the usual

hoap u lads enjoied the festivities this past weekend - eye'm p. shoar eye shaoted aot the book klub thrad but the absinthe haze puts the memories ean2 an azimuth-spiral a smidge D^%

hao dew ppl thinq ov the thrad stayean stickied?


The Magus by John Fowles
JR by William Gaddis
against the day by Tommy pinecone


Stickies good I like having the novel before it
Great picks, been meaning to read The Magus for years


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I forgot that it was Sunday, I didnt read Corto Maltese but I skimmed the pages up to the third chapter, the girl was good looking but I didnt like the plotline overall it was too much effort to get invested and I wanted to read Re Zero the webnovel instead. Anyways, heres Postmodern, one of the subjects Ive been looking forward to since inception. Anyways, Ive never heard of Tommy Pinecone Fuck its Pynchon but I have high hopes in my fellow bookreaders.


Next time it will be an Autobiography


Read the first fifth of the Corto Maltese TPB. I liked it, mostly for the interactions between the characters, but I got tired past a point. May return to it in future.



This is definitely a 3 week minimum'er
I dont know if anyone is reading it but its not as polished as V was, I like the Chums of Chance and the concept of light but its jumping so much without context I have to keep rereading and Ive fallen asleep multiple times.


The Disaster Artist: My Life Inside The Room, the Greatest Bad Movie Ever Made
Hard Tack and Coffee: Soldier's Life in the Civil War


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apologize 4 duh sabbatical recentlee, had 2 deal w/ sum IRL concurns but eye'll put 4wurd mie recommendeyshun as BARACK HUSSEIN O-BAH-MUUUH'S DREYUMZ FRUM MAH FAD-DURZ N SHEE-YUTT - http://library.lol/main/1D78D0A3FF01DCC78163DB6ABF098EC0

a lil poison pill ean duh roulette will dew >us nicelee @ pts methinks >%^)

awlsoe eye'm gud w/ keepin auwp w/ the current theme's pick 4 anuddur week cuz eet iz quite a fookin doozy

i'll put the current autobiography noms up awn the /lit/pendium shortlee


Big yikes from me dude

For My Legionnaires


I postponed it a week, I'll finish it up by then, not liking it as much as V. I do admire his confidence to write it though. Favorite part is the dog blowjob, very funny stuff.


Does anyone want me to delay it one more week? I have 80 pages to go, so I cant provide insight whether it was worth completing or not quite yet.


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ya eye wouldn't mind keepean eet auwp 4 anuddur week, awlsoe bc categories r kinda gittin scarce n durr shud prollie b a pow-wow frum where das kloobas goes from hurr wrt 2 the next crop ov category entries imo %^x


Its delayed one more week

I finished it up and I cant summarize it like this review can. Caution Spoilers:
Like all great things, Against The Day refuses summary. By its length and complexity, the sheer amount of Time it takes to get through, the concentration it requires to keep track of its multitude of characters, its encyclopedia of settings and events, its fascination with emerging ideas, scientific advances, political movements, technologies, its exploration of a wide variety of metaphysics and religious ideas, its globe-spanning survey of world events at the turn of the last century, by its very form and nature and what it demands of its serious readers it consumes one as one consumes it- a dedicated reader must live with it and make it live with them. I found myself unable to read anything else while reading it. It tendrils itself into one's being, and at multiple levels, for its vast intellectual wells, its deep humanity, its overt tenderness, its tendency to search out the ineffable anima of its characters, to locate the emotional node in a natural setting, often only by a fleeting observational note, how it errs on the side of the complex and the mind-bending and often absurd, how it is dedicated to not explaining its mysteries, while at the same time not shying away from lengthy digressions on mathematical abstractions and physical properties of minerals and light and space, might seem in contrast to the fanciful "boy's adventure comic" framing device of the novel, its frequent low-brow wordplay and ridiculous jokes, and the many turn-of-the-century story cliches it employs, expands upon, subsumes into its cosmos- pistol-packin' Westerns, hard-boiled detective novels, science fiction, prairie family dramas, etc.- but this is far from the case. The "types" employed that fill out this huge cast of characters and events are only more framing devices, tropes, daubs on the palette of a set of collective narrative tactics, a kind of collection of familiar apparitions used to set in motion Pynchon's universe-sized epic.

This is one of those Big Books where it is arguable that the true "characters" of the novel are the mechanics of the universe. Light and Darkness, Time, the Stars, Gravity, Earth, Mathematics, Death, Rebirth, New Life. But this would be disregarding that the novel is really, simply, a drama of two families at the end of the 19th and early decades of the 20th century, living through its changes and disasters, its sociopolitical upheavals. And how perfect their names- Traverse and Rideout. Rideout and Traverse. One might also easily be persuaded that this is a pure fantasy novel, for it cares not for adhering to the rules of this universe, and the Chums of Chance, the aeronautic motivus of action in the book, transcend all rules of space, time, and physics. Ghosts and wanderers from the future dwell in its pages- psychics, seances, the Tarot, other-dimensional interventions are ubiquitous, impossible objects and geometry-defying buildings and landscapes abound. Within the world of ATD the fantastic lives directly astride the Real, parted only by a thin veil that is constantly leapt across. As well, one could be tempted to call ATD an historical novel (because it is pure historical fictioneering) for one of Pynchon's great preoccupations here is the "singling up of all lines" of history into its inevitability- how the past, when it was present tense, shed all other possibilities to become the future it became. But he extends this and asks: What of the infinite possible pasts, and if their infinite futures were realized? What have become of and where are located the possible futures we have shed by narrowing down potentiality through choice and chance?- These other worlds, dimensions, or speculative universes are the true setting of Against The Day, and all the talk of Vectorists, Quaternions, Riemann surfaces, tesseracts, properties of the Aether, of Light, of Iceland spar and its double-refractive properties, are ways of asking a huge question, one we are caught in the very middle of in this experiment of becoming ever more conscious beings: Once, men sat and looked out on a flat plain and called that plain the world, and the world was thought flat and the center of the universe- then we built ships and set out, and found the world was round, and then we went further and found that the earth was not the center of the universe at all, but a speck in a cosmos unimaginably huge and complex- and so we built ships to attempt a crossing of that other ocean, the one not of water but of Space, and as we progress onward making discoveries and refining mathematics, it might follow that that first uncentering of the earth, the first rounding of the earth, might be the first of a long process of uncentering, of "rounding" the universe into its proper form and setting- maybe a thread, a membrane, or a spheroid amongst countless, uncountable other universes, maybe expanding forever into what we can't conceive, and what might this mean, and who is out there living beside us, invisibly, each and every fractured moment of our lives? And are there other Selves out there, doubled, trebled, even uncountable versions of us living out lives across this multi-dimensional sprawl? What are their destinies? And, considering the unbearable tragedies of History personal and universal, what might have been?

Light and darkness, their ambiguities, how their antagonism creates our reality. Life and death, and the borderlands between, thin as a tissue, wavering in a gust of wind. Dreams and waking life, and what's the difference and how would we know when we are within one and within the other? Identity, what we are at any given moment, the way we know ourselves to be ourselves. Mathematics, science, and religion, the development of how humans attempt to explain their strange presence here in this baffling realm, which seems made not to be bound in words and symbols, but always becomes so, more and more, each day, with each new sunrise, both more understandable and simultaneously more mysterious, unexplainable. The heart and the head. All lines of history, specifically at the turn of the last century, singling up into the slaughterhouse of WWI and its death-twin two decades later, hand in hand, devouring generations and echoing like the tolls of dead bells even now, remaining in toxic presences flitting in and out of our collective consciousness, what those events tell about our nature. The horror behind us, and what's ahead? What might we make of the Time remaining? Love and absence. Family. Madness and revenge. Chance and determination. Free will or despotism. Anarchy and capitalism. These ideas, questions, problems, swirling around us in the aether, facets of mind and world- our Being is composed of how we confront these. Against The Day has somehow managed to map and tell a comedic epic of Being underneath these storm-skies, these cloud-form-phenomena that hang above us all, ready to let light in or rain down lightning and thunderous darkness. How does one possibly novelize questions like these, bring them into our terms and under the control of our language? However it is done, Pynchon has achieved that here.

And it builds and builds throughout its 1100 pages to the finale, and it is fun and funny the entire time, and it is packed full of adventure and danger and heros and villains, narrow escapes and love affairs, and it is deep and wide and tender and sad and strange and struck through with longing and loss and incomprehensibility, like existence. And like us it anticipates something parting the darkened sky, a vehicle of magic bearing "good unsought and uncompensated", from some dimension better than ours, to deliver us, to carry us away in light- We of the Futurity of Narrowing Possibilities, we await our Chums of Chance. They fly toward grace


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I guess we are going to read/listen to a roastie talk about her exploits. I dont know what this book entails but when I was looking for source material I thought it would be a good pick because Im assuming shes going to cover a lot of ground.



I am going to keep the book club going so we will need more themes. I am fine retreading themes that might not have got your nomination or were popular enough. Ill leave it open until the final week where ill amalgamate. Anything you think I'll most likely add.If there is anything you would like to change about my process I am open to that as well. That being said NEXT TIME IS BALZACS BALLSACK The guy wrote over 1k stories (I think) and in the competition for premier French writer he should be in the running. Anyways the tentative date is the 23rd of May.


I got a couple of themes that you might like:

>way down in dixie

Books written by a southern and sets in the south
>wild wild west
Books set in the wild west but includes the Mexican revolution and neo-westerns
> Picaresque
Novels that are picaresque. Which is about a hero usually of low social class, who lives by his wits in a corrupt society.
> grimoire
Basically Books with spells, talismans , amulets and other such things
>the pipes, the pipes are calling
Books by an irish and set in ireland
>sea faring
Books set in the sea


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the /lit/pendiums been upd8'd w/ moast ov the subs (eye can't phind ne ov duh kawmikz 1s soe eef sum1 cud aggregate those/point mie ean duh riet direkshun durr dat'd b splendid tbh %^x) n eye'll throw a coupla rec-recs ur waie OPmigato:

- Ergodic literature (requires "work" done outside of reading it to read it - House of Leaves flip-pages, hypertext werks lyk The Maze, etc.)
- Non-fiction historicals/primary sources
- /lit/ty blogs (things lyk Unqualified Reservations, The Last Psychiatrist, etc. oar nethin similahr)
- Cinema scripts of X period (mayb dual-selection dis 1 given script lengths)
- THE DUP BTFO - ne sorta literary/non-fictional werk seething/related 2 Dup oar his BTFO @ ne point ean time

just wanna lob a yuuge ty aot 2 duh OP 4 ur efforts n scrivene-striveenin ean maintainean dis thread - its v. phun 2 have an index ov wat /lit/ reads az a board n attendin 2 the /lit/pendium awlsoe gives ppl a resource dey can goe 2 eef dey evur wanna git awn track w/ the mien ov duh times/c whurr its derived frum aotta the maelstrom ov user enthusiasm/recs ov their own impeccable reckonean %^D


>books that didn't make the randomizer (any previously nominated)
>free week (whatever you want)
>Eastern Philosophy
>Criminal Intent
>Playboy Issue or magazine
>One Shot Manga (or short one)


I don't have much. Maybe just pulp (anything originally published in a magazine or disposable format), and maybe audiobook as it's own catagory, since recording a good audiobook is a whole artform in itself.
New Age or religious literature could be an interesting one. To be honest, I just want an excuse to read Dianetics.


Book you have recommended to someone else

la peau de chagrin or the magic skin for balzac


It was a nice viewpoint into the pre globalized roastie mindset. She claims all these rockstars loved her but while searching for her Jimmy Hendricks sextape (which wasn't her anyways, she just said it was real on no basis and many believe its not) I read on some old message boards shes a big phoney and just a loose woman (back when you didnt have fear of reprisal) anyways, Ill give it a 2 out of 5 because I think shes a liar and she ruined an entire generation of women.

Lost Illusions - Honorée de Balzac


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2 add 2 duh actewahl balzac rec eye'll throw aot Scenes From a Courtesan's Life + Father Goriot ean2 duh mixe awldoe eye've nevur read a dayum thang bie dis nigguh miecelph:

Scenes: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1660
Goriot: https://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/1237

enjoie laddos %^>


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Scenes From a Courtesan Life was the winner this week, Ive never read Balzac either and I felt this is a good addition. Ill post a pseudo list.
Heres a librivox audiobook


NEXT WEEKS THEME IS THAT BOOK YOU NEVER READ BEFORE premiering in a possible 2 weeks



Way down in dixie
Wild wild west
The pipes, the pipes are calling
Sea faring
Ergodic literature
Non-fiction historicals/primary sources
/lit/ty blogs
Cinema scripts of X period (mayb dual-selection dis 1 given script lengths)
Books that didn't make the randomizer (any previously nominated)
Free week
Eastern Philosophy
Criminal Intent
Playboy Issue or magazine
One Shot Manga (or short one)
Pulp Fiction
Audiobook Extravaganza
New Age/Religious Philosophy
Book you have recommended to someone else

Few more days to get your noms in, I did it chronologically but I can also randomize the weeks too if you like.

For books Ive been putting off:
The Arrow of Gold by Joseph Conrad
The Tropic of Cancer


Super Mario Bros. 3: Brick by Brick
by Bob Chipman

Joe Steele
by Harry Turtledove

The Last Viking: The Life of Roald Amundsen

The Diary of a Young Girl

The Dirty Parts of the Bible

drums along the mohawk


is it ok that you can add alternate history on the list? like what history took a different route instead, kinda thing


eyell throw ean Finnegans Wake 4 thangs eyeve put auwf reedin eef noms r still open - duh bezt pleyce 2 givvit a shawts def here: http://www.finwake.com/ch01/ch01.htm since dis joint has p halphul annotations etc


Of course
Theres a guy who does the audiobook on youtube and its pretty crazy. I would have thought you read it by now based on your prose, it's really something else and always what I say the number 1 book of all time is


I feel like Im the only one that is reading this one, and Im almost done, but I could use another week. If anyone says yes to another week Ill take it. But if not Sunday it is.


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eye'm daon 2 keep eet goean 4 anuddur week eef u knead dat %^x

irl batterys clonked ne attempt 2 keep auwp w/ thangs but eye've crested dat hurdeleemosynary swill-swell soe eye'm swoled n malandrageminently readie 2 giev a full synopsis ov diz last entrie %^> n eye'll trie n participate moar overawl 2 ean2 the fewchur w/ the nxt set ov entries




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eye'll b participatean moar ean this thread iz the tl;dr %^x



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I typed out the first season of bookclub, if you could attach it to the MEGA for reference sake.
I feel like a different person since the 9 months we have been doing this, I didn't finish Exigesis or Corto Maltese but I have enjoyed all of the books so far. My top picks were Sins Justified, A Rebours, The Sea of Fertility and Father Christmas. It doesn't seem like a lot read but it feels like it.


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You can still add more themes and I can put them through a randomizer too, so that everyone has a chance of seeing their week sooner, but I won't unless explicitly told to but this is how it's looking to shape up, I'll draw the put off book on Sunday


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ya eye gawta catch auwp awn addean awl the balzac pdfs + erriethang else refurranced 4 duh next category soe eye'll def throw dat ean2 the mega sewn enuff %^x

n this has been a v. gud exercise/robust literary exploration awl araond methinks - pluz duh added boenus ov havean a repository ov letturs w/ which tew preserve 4 future edjewcationallie BTFO'd generations bein a sawlid supplement ean mie book >%^>

i wud hard vote for scrambling the noms ean w/e waie seems moast fair - mayb takean 1 @ random frum each rec poast for the first few weeks, then trew RNGin' the remainean bundle ov'em


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Its not what I expected it to be, but I guess an internet culture phenomenon regardless

Bob Chipmans Super Mario Bros 3 Brick by Brick

I'm going to take the first theme nomination of each post in chronological order, and randomize the rest, so in 2 weeks
Way Down in Dixie
>Books written by a southern and sets in the south
My nomination for now: As I Lay Dying


What are some good resources to learn how to read? I can't read /lit/bros.

Anyone else /illiterate/ here?


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Just do audiobook format, reading takes time and until you treat it as a past time and not a goal you wont enjoy it (probably). I take the file and download it on my phone, then I use Epubator to convert it to a pdf, then I use AIreader and text to speech it, then when Im driving or walking I listen to the soothing voice of my robot gf as she narrates the stories to me (at x175 speed).

If I actually sit down to read I prefer a physical book, no distractions and no deadlines, you should also consider its an average of like 10 hours investment so thats where treating it not as a goal comes in.



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Is it ok that you can put mystery and alt. History in there??? Pls


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I took the first nomination of each poster and added them chronologically to the chart, the remaining nominations I put through a randomizer and these are the results. You can still add but unfortunately you will be placed at the bottom. Anyways, I hope thats to everyones satisfaction.


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Fucking thing uploaded the same pic twice


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aight puttean ean mie two cents awn mewviebobs bloboreel bona-fide jeremiad baot super markio gaymes:

its p. fuckin shit, basically a prima strategy guide flatlined bie duh voice ov a bing bong wahoo golem who's waie 2 investid ean recapturean n bein obsequious 2 the idea ov his minimal 16-bit childhood life distraction. mayb az a document awn moviebob's ineptitude az a writar/cultural critic/etc eets a decent read but uddurwise brought the propur form ov bile 1 wud expect vituperative /v/igger vexeans 2 exude aotta mie n eye won't b perusean eet again aftur dis >%^(

as 4 mie nom 4 waie daon in dixie, i'm gunna re-submit Kate Chopin's The Awakening cuz eye'm phielean a bit lazy atm n bix nood creole befits a raond auwf ov the buck broken juneteenth we awl didnt noe we kneadid, but awlwaies knew we bucked >%^)


Didn't read it, but I actually kind of respect MovieBob in a strange way. The man's fucking nuts, but he sticks to his guns, I don't know. He's not the kind of man to bend to the times. He's going to be calling for his Randian Nintendo utopia where his highschool bullies are publically executed in the town square, until he dies. There's something admirable in that. I just don't ever want to meet him in a dark alley.


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I love that he inherently knew his story was boring as shit and added the part of his grandma dying to spice it all up, very psycho move imo.
I also liked him decently for the same reasons but then at some point he talks about The Passion of the Christ coming out and some military man who was employing him fired him for not giving it a good review, which is out of place for a Mario Bros book. I havent seen any of the eugenics stuff but whenever I looked the guy up that was always talked about. Overall though, it was a very peaceful read and I was sad it was over so soon.

In regards to this weeks, its Steamboat Round the Bend, which as usual I have no clue whats its about but it sounds like a Tom Sawyer Spiritual Succession.

NEXT TIME ITS ERGODIC LIT. Scheduled for July 11th. I found a few lists online so Id look through those if you dont know what it is.


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What a retard. Nobody is going to make a nigger with eugenics


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well since diz wuz a category eye suggestid eets onlee rite dat eye lead auwf w/ sum noms -

House of Leaves - this shud already b under the POSTMODERNISM section ov duh /lit/pendium but its p. much duh framewerk auwpon which moast common references 2 ergodic literature start aot frum ean league ov duh academe soe mite az well b a joint startid frum hurr 2 (eye'm gunna b poastin a massive catch-up upload 2 the /lit/pendium btw these past coupla months haev just been D^% ean regourds 2 prsnl/IRL thangs inhibitean mie ability 2 keep auwp the pace)

The Maze (Christopher Manson) - http://archives.obs-us.com/obs/english/books/holt/books/maze/index.html

a lil bit different, but ov the sayme principle, n far moar interactive ean hao its requestin 4 eets reedohrs 2 werk aotta dis. a fren recommended eet 2 mie n eet wuz the inspiration 2 suggest duh categoree tbh %^x eye won't ruin wat eet iz but the site dsnt have ne jumpscares oar nethin lyk dat just html pgs 2 cliq araond, but it does 100% fit duh prophiel %^>

again /lit/pendium'll b upd8d sewn n awl dat jazz, tanks 4 patience awn errie1s end w/ dat %^x


Round the Bend was pretty good, reminded me of a swamp-like, nicer Of Mice and Men for some reason. It doesnt seem very well known so impressive that you nominated it.

For me its If On a Winters Night a Traveller which is probably Ergodic based on a list I had, so apologies if it isnt


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House Leaves is the winner this time. I wanted the Maze one, I even had a weird dream where I was experiencing it, like that Windows Screensaver but book style. I havent done any research into House of Leaves but I hope it translates well to an ebook format.



Never met a man I didn't like : the life and writings of Will Rogers



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I took a break this week from reading so someday Ill read House of Leaves, in the meantime I have 2 nominations, one would be a reread of Lolita for me,
and secondly Babyfucker.

Not a pedo btw just interested this week in some controversial writing


The Catcher in the Rye was banned from several schools at different points in time, one as late as 2001 with the reason being "because it's a filthy, filthy book".


Does he rape his sister?


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shayme u skippid aot awn house ov reabes, butt eets an understandable book 2 pass awn givin hao free-roamean/-wieldee eet eez - it's gawt 1 ov the best triplicate frame narratives dunn eannuh book doe n low key BTFOs roastoid insanity/abortion luvvean @ its moast esoteric lvl soe eef u evur git duh tiem eye'd def revisit eet 4 a sawlid folloe-threw

eye'm gunna put 4ward Paul Muldoon's One Thousand Things Worth Knowing bc the onlee cawpee ov Moy Sand and Gravel i can find online converts lyk shite n looks awl fugged :DDD auwp (n eets awlsoe a sawlid introduction 2 muldewn's poetry imo): https://mega.nz/file/2t4GVKrb#Gg3m1tFJTkvWe4RuG5p--cBSPTe0N_GBetzX7tU8VUs

n eye mite haev sum uddar recommendayshuns l8r



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The Hobbit wins
Just remember they are all niggers as per Amazons orders and Tolkiens wish



Its a loose definition so I'll leave it open to interpretation.



>Pulp Fiction
Don't suppose anyone has a good source for Micky Spillane or Doc Savage PDFs?


>The Spider Strikes!

>Red Harvest


>The big sleep


>the living shadow


>Tales of Chinatown


when i was looking up for the pdf file of red harvest, i found out that H. L. Mencken created the black mask magazine. which is bizarre, because i always thought he hated these kinds of things.


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last minuto interlopparlor triq 4 queuean auwp a nom:

THE MALTESE FALCON by Dashiell Hammett: https://libgen.is/book/index.php?md5=7AE10341105817CFB949FB08FF01CA4B

eet wuz v. comfveve 2 romp threw the hobbit again, tolkien's 100% goatelier'd tbh ean duh care n state ov manufacture he puts ean2 ne 1 ov hiz scribbulls n ean duh brawdur lotr kawntixx'd eets p. essential 2 c wat a lead-auwp 2 a time ov absolute strife wud resemble vis-a-vis the exploration ov duh hawbit/dwarf/elven/hummie dynamic b4 duh unifyean instance ov sauron's dupturn emerges

eye'll haev stuph auwp 4 the /lit/pendium @ sum fewchour pt - IRL tahngs sorta walloppean mie tiem again harr'dkkkorewa D^%


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The Red Harvest wins

I didnt nominate this week because frankly, I have never read anything Pulp Fiction except a book by Samuel Delaney "Dhalgren" and it was ok but not worth rereading. Anyways glad you were both able to put something down and I look forward to what I am anticipating is some sort of murder man or communist plot.

The Hobbit was great and goes to show that simple things have a lasting presence. My only complaint is LotR adjusting the pre-established lore, and maybe the eagles only because I didnt see it coming. It almost made me want to watch the trilogy but I dont think so.

Anyways without further rambling:

NEXT THEME IS Alternative History which is pretty vague, so show me a paradise where the Nazis won, JFK lived or maybe something even more generic than that.


Im scared to nominate The Plot Against America because what Ive read thus far of Roth he has been able to be Jewish in viewpoint but bearable. This one however, seems like it's going to be over the nose semitic, but maybe Ill give him the benefit of the doubt.




Ill do more Turtledove kino


Lest Darkness Fall, a 1939 novel about a guy who gets transported back in time to save the Ostrogothic Kingdom.


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The Red Harvest was pretty kino. I wouldnt have been able to tell it was written in the 1920s. While the characters are slightly one dimensional I didnt see the plot coming and liked that the inital murder only took up like a quarter of the book and the femme fatale gets her comeuppance, and he may have done it I guess its got a sequel and possibly more so Im inclined to check those out at some point.
Its also pretty indicative that Dashielle would be a /tvch/ poster, pic related



this is for the alt his week. just letting you know…


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I almost forgot this week. Hey!1776 is the winner, looks like an audiobook havent clicked it yet if its short Ill do a second.


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I failed that, for the sake of retardation Im going to leave it up.

Doing a redraw, and next time Ill investigate the source material before ratifying my results.

LEST DARKNESS FALL is the true winner this week

Here is the book solo


Here is the book with others



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For the Play theme Im going to nominate True West by Sam Shephard. In university I took acting classes and we had to do a scene from a play that the professor thought would fit our character, I was the younger brother and a friend was chosen to be the older brother. It was some scene in the early part where they are hatching a get rich quick or something, anyways I want to see what the professor thought of me. We got a 65% because my friend forgot his lines and I dropped out of university at the end of the semester.



Lest Darkness Fall was just like my shonen isekai adventures. The MC is a genius, he has a sidekick that calls him boss every sentence, the characters are just one dimensional tropes, he becomes king and defeats the evil villain, and he marries his childhood friend.

That being said it was fun and funny and the plot kept ticking throughout. My favourite parts are when he sleeps with his maid and the passage where he explicitly instructs to kill baby Mohammed The book is pretty edgy atheist at times but again Id reccomend reading it



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Tis Pity Shes a Whore by John Ford wins. Looks good.

Next biweeks theme is Mystery which is pretty vague. So as long as theres intrigue or spooky elements Im sure it will be fine.


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I forgot to upload the evidence and opted for some google image shit so my bad here is proof


>Flicker: A Novel

> Japanese Tales of Mystery & Imagination



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my profuse apawlogees 4 gnawt upd8ean duh /lit/pendium, buncha irl stuph goean awn ATM but eet will b brawt auwp 2 speed sewn eye prawmiss D^% forgiev mie tardiness amigatos

w/ dat bein said mie rec 4 dis week iz an oaldie but guudie - Agatha Christie's TEN LITTLE NIGGERS - http://libgen.rs/fiction/606B32BCCD77391A2AE780A1310DE2FB

no explanation kneadid awn y dats a recommendid @ dis pt ean time >%^)


My initial delve into mystery books left me feeling kind of bleh but I found a good list to steal from. I didnt realize Japs love mystery so much. Ill provide a source for the book if it gets picked.
Tokyo Zodiac Murders by Soji
the Miso Soup by Ryū Murakami
All She Was Worth by someone
Goth by Otsuichi

Tis Pity was an interesting take, I cant tell if Mr. Ford is a supporter or at least tolerant of incest but regardless its nice to see thots get unabashedly btfo, especially that FUCKING BITCH Hippolyta.


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Flicker: A Novel
>Flicker is a novel by Theodore Roszak published in 1991. The novel covers approximately 15-20 years of the life of film scholar Jonathan Gates, whose academic investigations draw him into the shadowy world of esoteric conspiracy that underlies the work of fictional B-movie director Max Castle.

Next TIME it's Non-Fiction Historicals, Primary Source

By primary source did you mean first hand accounts by someone taking about their experience? If so Alive Story of the Andes


I'm gonna go ahead and say this will be a 3 week at least piece. If anyone has objections you can raise them


Halfway through now, and its pretty /tv/ and I like that its kind of a unique mystery style, surprised it has less ratings than it does at the moment. The only thing I didnt like is that Castle directed an interracial full penetration scene but maybe there was religious connotations and its calling God black to piss off the twins.



> A Hangman's Diary: Being the Journal of Master Franz Schmidt, Public Executioner of Nuremberg, 1573-1617





What inspired the Deepthroat choice?


Learning about those Cathars and if your pope is named Innocent what could go wrong?

The Albigensian crusade


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Ill do the next theme on Sunday, I finished Flicker and enjoyed it. I didnt care for the authors fetishism with Gilfs or chubby nerdgirls and it did fall into some trappings of a mystery novel (he connects with a lot of women), each piece of the puzzle comes a step at a time and its just too lengthy. I didnt see the ending coming and thought it was a neat take. The Kathars are a really great standin for the Jew, and he mentions WW2 and the Holocaust and concentration camps every so often and I think it was deliberate to either keep the Jews in the readers mind or perhaps as a penance for calling them out. His film descriptions were cool and I may have searched for Max Castle twice since it seemed like a real production.


sorry for the late reply, I was busy for a few days. the reson why i choosed ordeal, was because at the time i could only think of those two books that i consider were ghoulish; sense it's october and all. i only heard ordeal on a list of disturbing books, so i thought it would fit the bill (is my morals off kilter?) but upon later pounderings i thought of too more books to be considred on the randomizer:

>The Secret of Elena's Tomb




>the discovery of witches


the last one is very short though, so you can not inclueded it if you want.


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Looks like Demons are back on the menu.

I checked it out a little bit and its fairly short so, feel free to select another, take a break or whatever. I personally will pair it like a glass of fine wine with Nuremberg Executioner.



Kinda reminded me of religious posters on imageboards.
Gonna nominate The Old Man and the Sea and that Hermann Melville short story about the 2 ships
I'll provide sources later


The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

The Narrative of Arthur Gordon Pym of Nantucket by Edgar Allan Poe


I'd Benito Cerano, its short so I'll attach it if it wins to the runner up.


Old man and the Pea

Isnt somebody going to nominate poor Mopey Dick?


I'm almost done the executioner nuremberg diary, lotta schizos, lotta eye opening maybe the 1500s were kino. This week it's a classic with a spooky Halloween twist: The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

NEXT TIME ITS CINEMA RX'S X2 (not sure how long they are)


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I'm almost done the executioner nuremberg diary, lotta schizos, lotta eye opening maybe the 1500s were kino. This week it's a classic with a spooky Halloween twist: The Ghost Pirates by William Hope Hodgson

NEXT TIME ITS CINEMA RX'S X2 (not sure how long they are)




Here you go faggots


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tanks 4 linkean 2 duh screenplaie scite 4 refurrence, will maek a valuable resource 4 duh bohrd OP/kindlee anon eef wie evur wanna run a week lyk dis again %^D

obvs dis category can't goe w/o the potential 4 a readin ov THE GREATEST SCENE EVER SHOT IN ALL TIME IN ALL CINEMA, soe eye'll nominate THE DARK KNIGHT: https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/scripts/the-dark-knight-rises-2012.pdf

and awlsoe SOYLENT GREEN, befittean aohr present-daie predicamintz: https://www.scriptslug.com/assets/scripts/soylent-green-1973.pdf


I didnt watch this shitflick and I think this is the only way Ill be able to stomach it: Nomadland


That ghost story was awesome. I've never been on a ship like that but it's inspired me not to. Some characters did act irrationally and I don't understand the lingo or maybe i missed it but where is the captain? Is the second captain?


At the risk of samefagging the thread up I really reccomend Benito Cereno an excellent redpill material


Im looking but I just cant find a fun one or when I do I cant find it online




Kino vs my pleb take


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I took the first two, if you'd rather I redid it entirely for the second result that can be arranged.

Mccabe and ms. Miller


Next time in 2 weeks it will be something you have recommended to another but in itself have not actually read


A Day in the life of Ivan Ilyiovich (sp?)
Seiobo There Below
Gravity and Grace

Excited for any of these


Gargantua and Pantagruel



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Seiobo There Below wins

I nominated this one because I watched Satantango and Werkmeister Hatmonies and I told a coworker to read this one because it's the Hungarian author and relatively new.

THE PIPES ARE CALLING IS NEXT so I'll nominate Ulysses because why not?https://ca1lib.org/book/1641819/6c0f9c


The Horses Mouth

I found this link which I think you can peruse
That being said, the books I wanted I couldnt find online


Im sorry for nominating the book and I am sorry to the person I rec'd it to. Im glad you didnt read it



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im gunna re-nominate One Thousand Things Worth Knowing by Paul Muldoon (https://mega.nz/folder/ThhnnayI#T30OHb3sHifcmVzLlnkYZg/file/LooS1CZJ) bcuz the hawlidaies have been a shitshow diz yr n dats the onlee real thang eye've gawt awn duh dawkit 4 dis category atm D^%>

subs/duh board ewesually slow daon this time ov year which iz nbd tbh but wanna express mie thanks 2 duh OP 4 keepin dis chuggean alawng - awldoe eye hvnt been commentatin az much eye've read sum p. interestean thangs bcuz ov eet (particularly the 2 scripts poastid ean the category b4 dis biweekly's subs) n eef gnawt 4 dat autonomous outside encouragemint eye'd b awl the less savvy %^>

hoap errie1 haz a moast-importante n marivaudagely merry christmas w/e u niggas r @


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The Horse Mouth wins
I dont do it for thanks, I do it for fun so dont worry

Now its time for one I have been waiting for and none too soon since THE NIGHTMARE has been completely forgotten from every talking circle.
THE DUP BTFO EDITION I guess as long as it pertains to Dup and there is a modicum of btfo in any regard Ill allow it


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I picked TP because of the Joudy-Judy debate and this is what it came up with so Im over it. David Lynch is a hack

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