/lit/ - Literature

Dedicated to the discussion of literature, books, recs' and members of the Agora Book Club
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Use this thread to share and discuss your or each other's writings! Please make sure to specify if you would like criticism, it's also helpful to point out what parts of your writing you'd like to...
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Use this thread to make fiction book suggestions, general suggestions, and/or feedback about the Fiction Book Club!
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Use this thread to make fiction book suggestions, general suggestions, and/or feedback for the Non-Fiction Book Club!
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Use this thread to make visual novel suggestions, general suggestions, and/or feedback for the Non-Fiction Book Club!sl Visual Novel Suggestion Requirements: For a VN to be considered to be...
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Use this thread to make fiction book suggestions, general suggestions, verses/Bible suggestions, and/or feedback for the Bible/Theolgy Club!
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I often see places like /lit/ or >redditcostanzayeahrightsmirk make yearly top 100 charts of the whole communities favorite books, so I thought I would try doing the same here. I lowered it to 50 as the community is...
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FAQ What is this? The masterpost for the agora road reading clubs. These are: Fiction, NonFiction, Visual Novels, and Bible/Theology club. There are dedicated threads for reading suggestions for...
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Good evening Agora Road, This thread is our creative repository for vignette-style writing. What is a vignette? A vignette is a short passage of descriptive/poetic writing that captures a moment...
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Just like the threads we have for music & video games, what books are you currently reading? I'm currently reading Everyday Chaos by Brian Clegg. Kind of a popcorn book, pretty sparse on any...
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I've been meaning to do a full reading of the Bible for a while now, but I have yet to decide which version is the best and most suitable for this task. I pondered a bit and, given that all bibles...
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Surprised there isn't any mention of Light Novels here. I know it's not the greatest piece of literary works but I do like recommendations and anime girls. So go ahead list any if you found some...
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I've found nothing but insufferable poems from current writers. I like to cringe, but I hope there's some hidden gem out there that I've yet to find. Has poetry been lost as a valuable art form...
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Overtime, I've noticed some minor discussion of esoteric/occult related topics on Agora and want to learn more about it. So this thread should serve discussion concerning texts that contain Occult...
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The concept is simple, i will start the thread with a open ended sentence and other posters will continue the story and we will turn it into a bookish pdf when it is done. Don't write sentences...
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I'm sure this has been done before, if not on /lit/ then at least somewhere else here - but I am an Agoran00b and I can't find it with the search box. So, here goes. Today I reread a couple of...
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Sunset Shimmer is the sun of my life, her smiles glimmers my everyday, her warmth validates my Christianity. Let me explain. All media is derivative from literature, and great literature is...
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Anyone else ever read this? I found it at the local library as a kid and for years I thought it was some kind of fever dream until I rediscovered it just recently. The spell where as you get...
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Discussion for the multi-part book series under the Book of the New Sun title starting with Shadow of the Torturer, Claw of the Conciliator, Sword of the Lictor, and Citadel of the Autarch, or the...
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Is there anything more fun than dumping on things you don't like online? Seven Types of Ambiguity - Eliot Perlman I was drawn to the name and cover of this book in an op shop and decided on a...
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I'm kinda surprised there's not a dedicated Dune thread on here so I'd like to start one. I'm currently on the first few chapters of Dune Messiah- I read all of Dune, have seen the Denis...
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@LostintheCycle The following has been reposted on my blog here https://yabba.bearblog.dev/ccru-writings-mini-review/ Please press the like type button, I need the dopamine. The CCRU or...
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hi agora roadians! (that names stupid nvm) hi agora road travelers! so i never really felt like going on /lit/ till now, since i only really read graphic novels and such, however i did read house...
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After reading a lot of Robert E Howard/ CS Smith era Weird Tales horror pulp I've begun to realize that a lot of creepypastas and SCPs and Nosleeps and internet horror pieces in general are no...
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The Amazing Fart Police, is a story which has probably touched us all in some way, whether we choose to admit it or not. This work truly gets down to the bowels of Gregory Heffley's magnificent...
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Thoughts? I finished it for the 3rd time, i really like it personally.
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hii agora , i've spent month after month looking for exactly what the title states , and have come up short nearly the entire time , with very few exceptions !! all i'm looking for , truly , are...
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The greatest living American writer is no longer living. What are your experiences with his work? Are there any passages from them that moved or influenced you in any particular way?
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I thought I'd share an invite to a writing community here. It's the base of operations for the Unreal anthologies (see https://www.amazon.co.uk/Tales-Unreal-Vol-Guy-Hayes/dp/B0BVTFZ1TF if you...
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This is a thread for new wave science fiction- past the golden age in the 1940s and 1950s but not modern, I'm talking the mind-warping 60s and 70s and 80s stuff, as well as modern work which...
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I wrote a few poems for the zine, but I'm not sure if the zine is going to come through, so I'm just going to throw what I was going to put there in this thread. The first three poems are from a...
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While I know everyone here is aware of Theodore Kaczynski's basic ideas and there has been some discussion of that, I wanted to delve a bit deeper and talk about the different (non-mathematical)...
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You guys kept voting for books you will never read so no more nice things. We are reading something under 200 pages now. Set in the near future of a dystopian society, Alex and his band of...
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Having almost completed reading this fantastic essay on the problem of suicide I am left with one nagging question: Given the increasing possibility that technology will become capable of...
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I read short stories and essays pretty frequently in between/during reading novels or other larger works. The shorter format is in fact my favorite form of literature. I like them because they are...
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Hey all! I'm looking for more daoist texts to read, any recommendations? I've always been interested with that branch of thought but I've admitably read fairly little about the subject. So far...
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Due to unrelated reasons I downloaded a book by Jung and I got so hooked that I read 60% of his collected works, his biography, Man and his Symbols, and his student von Franz's "The problem of the...
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The Cave Painters is a vivid introduction to the spectacular cave paintings of France and Spain—the individuals who rediscovered them, theories about their origins, their splendor and mystery...
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Vote for which non fiction book you think we should read! As with the fiction voting, everyone has 3 votes, and every vote counts! The top 5 books will return for the next voting round, and if...
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Hi all, my buddy Bryan set-out to write a novel that felt like vaporwave. He ended up drifting from it in some ways, to the story's benefit, but I believe he did the genre justice. And if you read...
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This is a long one, so forgive me in advance. I used to read manga fairly regularly when I was an adolescent. All the usual stuff you'd expect, primarily from the shonen and seinen genre. I was...
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Any takes on good math textbooks or workbooks?? Discussion thread? Also, any recommendations for books specifically tailored for Calculus I and the like would be nice. At this point, figured I...
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Preface: I wrote this back in high school for an assignment where we had to write a story set in the 20's for our Great Gatsby unit. Constructive criticism welcome. STEEL LIGHTER "Why won't...
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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Guy Montag is a fireman. His job is to destroy the most illegal of commodities, the printed book, along with the houses in which they are hidden. Montag never...
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Aww yeah! This is the moment you've been waiting for Agora bros...It's time to read They Rode On, the novel. Blood Meridian or the Evening redness of the West by Cormac Mccarthy. Based on...
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I have read Thus Spoke Zarathustra, and currently I am in a long hiatus in the middle of reading Beyond Good and Evil. I can't really say that I'm enjoying it. I'm making this thread so we can...
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I've taken an interest in reading up on Celtic Paganism recently due to having fairly prominent Irish roots, I feel like Its something that I should at least explore. History, practices and...
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The SCP Foundation is a fictional organization that exists within an online collaborative writing project. SCP stands for Secure, Contain, Protect, and the Foundation's purpose is to secure and...
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The title says it all- what are some horrible movie or TV adaptations of books that are great? And I don't just mean the movie changes a few insignificant details- all movies have to do that...
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Hello /lit/, I have some questions about publication and I was hoping maybe some of you have some answers. I hate writing books, not sure why but I just do. I love writing essays and short...
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The time has come! Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace. A gargantuan, mind-altering comedy about the pursuit of happiness in America. Set in an addicts' halfway house and a tennis academy...
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Well, I started reading a lot of books about six months ago, like the works of Albert Camus or Borges. Can you recommend something similar? Or just something philosophical, but not very pressing...
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