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/sa/ what you reading general Anon 08/22/2022 (Mon) 02:34:17 ID:6dffdc No. 113
Hello sirs, trying to make a sa general thread. Post what you're reading.
>>113 Sorry, meant to include this. It's a pretty good book, only a 20 pages in. So far it's good, but it reads like a British book. Generally, it's the show vs tell distinction.
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>>113 Read this because it was the more easily available of the Rushdie books. Good book. Been reading Jerusalem: The Biography by Simon Sebag Montefiore. Such a treat to read man. It's well written and has a few of those glossy gallery pages, picrel. Highly recommend if you want something comfy to read, albeit a very violent comfy.
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>>113 Finished reading picrel. I'm thinking of starting Moby dick now but I'm kinda conflicted about it, it's a bit long and the fact that it revolves around a fucking whale just doesn't sit with me. What do you anons say, is there anything else that's an easy read and also interesting? It took me five sittings to finish these two.
>>133 Anthem by Ayn Rand. Unironically good even if you disagree with her ideology (which I do). Pretty short and allegorical like Animal Farm.
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>>133 I reread this every year or so when I feel like I'm taking things too seriously. If you have the kind of time to read 300 pages, you could finish it in a single sitting because it certainly won't bore you.
>>113 Kek I was going to buy a hardcopy of Atlas Shrugged a month ago but ended up on a thread on /lit/ about her just in time, she gets too much hate imo. This looks like an easy read though, shouldn't take more than two hours
>>142 meant for >>134
>>142 I definitely recommend giving Atlas Shrugged a read if you ever get the chance. But I recommended Anthem because it's much quicker and most people aren't willing to put in the effort to read Atlas Shrugged—they get put off by the long rants (which are some of the best parts of the book).
>>139 Looks like a fun read anon. Will def try it tomorrow >>144 I do plan to read her other works (We the living and The Fountainhead), but for now I'm going to stick with short ones as I haven't read anything apart from college books for almost a year. Anthem is the first thing I'm reading tomorrow, will update once I'm done
>>126 Looks, interesting yar. >>133 Moby Dick is pretty hard. I wouldn't rec for a casual read. >>139 I read slaughterhouse five and loved it. Will give that one a go.
>>139 Good shit anon! That's actually the first book I've ever read. I reread it every now and then myself.
>>148 Sure is interesting yaara, give it a go >>151 Incomprehensibly based
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>>152 Pic related is my tattoo yaar
>>134 Finished reading Anthem just now. Good for a casual read but it's literally 1984 2.0 except with a wholesome ending, would've enjoyed it more had I read it before 1984 but pretty good nevertheless. Going to start Breakfast of Champions as the pyare >>139 anon suggested, wish me luck /sa/thiyon
>>163 Have fun desu
>>163 Glad you like it! There are definitely some similarities with 1984, but aside from anti-authoritarianism the ideology presented is of course different, with a focus on metaphysics and man being entitled to the fruit of his labor. (Though this takes some effort to glean, unlike in Atlas Shrugged where it is made explicit.)
>>113 About to finish Moon Witch, Spider King by Marlon James. It's the 2nd book in a series and it's narrated in the style of Rashomone. If you are in to dark/ violent fantasy I can't recommend this book enough, it's pretty awesome.
>>184 >If you are in to dark/ violent fantasy I can't recommend this book enough goes on to my list
>>113 I have shilled it before, but Men without Women by Murakami, brutally sad book but worth a read. >>144 BASADO. Ayn Rand changed my youth completely.
>>187 Remember to put Black Leopard, Red Wolf on your list also. It's the first book in the series. >>212 Based! I'm a huge Murakami fan & I really enjoyed that one as well.
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Finished reading 20000 Leagues Under The Sea Now shall finish a few hindi books I have been reading since a while. काशी का अस्सी और शरतचंद्र की सर्वश्रेष्ठ कहानियाँ
>>218 Some of those stories hit real hard and real deep. The book left me depressed for days >>219 Uttam pustak anon ji
>>113 Read charles bukowski (ham on rye ,post office and women) henry chinaski is pretty relatable
>>264 I had a similar experience myself. It was his best work in quite a while though, and I've read every single one of his books, even his first novellas Hear The Wind Sing and Pinball, 1973.
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>>113 Started reading Typographie: A Manual of Design by Emil Ruder a while ago
>>1225 Very based ! >>300 How did I miss this thread. You really went deep ! I need to read more of Murakami, sadly not reading enough fiction these days.