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This is the new reading thread, wizards. The previous thread can be found here: >>50386
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I've been listening to the audiobooks of Brothers Karamazov and Gomorra


Reading A Confederacy of Dunces currently. I'm really enjoying it.


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I just read pic related (They shoot horses… don't they?) 4/10

I found this book when searching for depressing books to read and it certainly has that appeal.
The book can drag on a bit despite being only short but it is not a bad book at all just not one I would say is very good.
The popularity comes from the subject matter a lot like the bell jar, another book I don't think is worthy of the praise when you think about what it is and not when it was made as well as the cultural significance.

The book was made into a movie and after reading it I think it would be more suited as a movie- I felt let down by the lack of building of character it is a shame but I have high standards for my entertainment.

I found it hard to relate to the character which should be most relatable beyond a superficial level as the book devoted no time to building the character up in any way.


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Has anyone read this?
It's just 24 pages long. I finished it in 40 minutes.
It's one of those less known Dostoyevsky masterpieces.


what is the style he uses as compared to his other works?


Hello friends. Share good reading


read stoner


How do you feel about gothic horror?


Hello friends.
Do you have any guides/lists/ of books related to wizardy, social isolation, hopeless, loneliness?

I particularly interested in philosophical books.


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a good guide would be https://4chanlit.fandom.com/wiki/Depressing_Lit

Do you mean pessimism? the book linked is good even if soft philosophy and proseful but another reason for reading it is to get other books on pessimism to read. The second attachment is a reading list


Just making it clear these books are not strictly pessimism but there is a lot of crossover with antinatalist books


I just started the book of disquiet and it looks promising for a wizardly read uwu


Those themes come up a lot in hard sci-fi relating to deep space and space faring.

I don't have a list or guide but I would check out the genera if those themes interest you. There are more stories about people dealing with being isolated in space then you can shake a stick at. It is practically a cliche of the genera.


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I just finished reading Madonna in a fur coat, a book worth reading.
This novel was quite miserable especially if it is relatable.
There is so much I want to say about this book but I fear spoiling it for others. Happiness and hope is misleading, life sucks and the lucky ones kill themselves with haste.

Really poignant story that goes far beyond whatever genre it appears to be and one I will remember for quite some time.
Worth reading wizzies


Would anyone be so kind to share the forever alone ebooks?


All google drive links are dead and it would be a shame if they were forever lost.


But what is it actually about though?


A man who lets everyone use and abuse him tells how he became that way in a memoir


Doesn't sound like something I would even remotely be into, but maybe some other wizards are into that kind of thing.


It is about giving up on life and the dangers of hope.
I thought it was wizardly even if it technically is not it is very depressing and I like depressing books.


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The Easter Parade By Richard Yates.
I just had the pleasure of leafing through the last page of this book and I cannot stress how impressed I am.
This novel is a brutal depiction of life for the modern succubus grounded in reality and it is the mundane the lack of spectacularly which makes this work so potent.
I feel guilty as if my enjoyment gleaned from these pages stems from some deviant inclination as if I am some voyeuristic sadist gaining pleasure from watching flowers wither until unseparable from the filth which nurtured the buds but it must be said the pleasure was pain and for having loved this story I am a masochist- plain and simple; a harrowing expose of life for succubi.

Anyone sympathetic to the plight of succubus or acquainted with feminism in some form will find this title very interesting for the sociological theme but please do not see this as a deterrent if you do not care for succubus because everyone should read this book.
I surprised myself with how highly I am rating this must read because it never brought me to tears which is not saying much for someone with a strong constitution for dread, however it has cast a somber inducing shadow over my perspective and given me a lot to think about.

Imagine if Steinbeck weaved images through character instead of an abundance of descriptive prose coupled with drama and wrote what appears as a deeply personally and honest confession of the human condition lacking undertones of explicitly being propaganda like in nature.
Yates presents the ache of each beat of the heart as our bodies embrace decay vividly by showing us the painful inner and outer world as the early modern succubus in this story showing an understanding bearing a semblance to Dostoevsky yet through an approach unbefitting the russian psycho-novelist as Yates is seamless and scenes- dialogue and characterizations are not some mere device to make a statement but are the statement.


hope she sees this bro


he writes like a redditor and is a feminist. Wizchan is infested.


Now read a real book.


Care to elaborate on what you disliked about easter parade? You have offered no valid criticism beyond some crab crying.
You have not read this book have you and the only reason you are hating on my post is because the book is about the struggle of being a succubus. why cant you enjoy things for what they are? why must your ego cloud your entire perspective.


>the struggle of being a succubus
Wizchan 2021. Feminists "wizards" obsessed with succubi rights and modern succubi "struggle"
What type of crab cuck are you? It's disregard females acquire magic not the other way around.


Do audiobooks count? Or should I make a new thread?


The book was about the struggle of being a modern succubus in different ways and very grim.
stop being so ignorant to think wizards should not read books with female subject matter.
>What type of crab cuck are you?
not a crab like yourself


There is already a audiobook thread.
You are most welcome to post in it. It could use the activity.


Any "book" that concerns itself with some trite and passing social issue, or is itself a social critique, isn't worthwhile as literature. Steinbeck? Lack of descriptive prose? scenes- dialogue and characterizations are not some mere device to make a statement but are the statement?
I haven't read the book, and if your review is true to its word, I don't need to. It is no more than either a single man's soon irrelevant complaint about some insignificant portion of the world at large, or pulp fiction designed to stimulate your most base emotions.
I don't mean to insult you, but I do mean to say that the book is kindling little more than my fireplace.


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I was wondering if anyone would have posted this book in this thread. I'm not usually one to relate to book characters very much, but this book was the exception. It's like he perfectly understood my mindset. It was strange to read. Definitely would recommend.


true devotion to the blessed virgin mary by st. louis de montfort
very good. changed how i pray now. now through mary always. not worthy to approach our lord like that




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Although no wizard (or any meme for that matter) I do appreciate that most of the people in these threads seem to be of a greater age than 4chan lit's marxist, indoctrinated, unfunny memeing, consumerist toddlers. Of the 10–20% of all threads no auto-filtered, at most 3–4 would be worthy of opening, let alone replying to, since serious discussion is shunned and/or derailed. Barren of intellectual honesty and humility, or goodfaith.

Since, mid dec '20, I've been reading and listening a whole damn fucking lot. I then began a booklog, which I later exported to a section of a personal site of sorts on neocities, open to possibly connect to somebody to learn together with, discuss something or anything. Anyways, godcock.neocities.org/lit.html is where you can find it, if you'd be interested in dropping a line.

I'm currently restarting 3 books I'd abandoned for one reason or another
>Under the Volcano, Malcolm Lowry
Stream-of-consciousness about consul from the US in Mexico, lotsa drinking and revelry. Really to my liking.
>A Pillar of Iron, Taylor Caldwell
Novellization of the life of Marcus Tullius 'Cicero'. The lady, it seems, spent, like, 20 years studying resources to compile this thing. It's a great portrayal of Rome around 100 BCE to the end of Julius Cesar's reign (and possible til the old age of Cicero, haven't gotten there yet) one the one hand, and fucking loooong one the other, and too many characters. I'm more of an abstract idea, general stuff kinda guy, rather than human details, which don't tickle my pickle.
>Omnipotent Government, Ludwig von Mises
Real nice economy and politics books rightly predicting the totalitarian statist pushes of the future, at least in America, although it's happening nearly everywhere. How and why things work, fail and succeed, backed up with history. Heavy read, since I'm constantly thinking of arming myself and starting a spree.

This week also gonna read thru
>a perfect police state, geoffrey caine
I'm hoping for at least some new info, since Orwell's 1984 seems to be the guidebook to the dystopian utopia these cunts are promising, and that book is bleak enough already, given human nature.
>year's best hardcore horror, vol 5, v.a., randy chandler (ed.), cheryl mullenax (ed.)
Nice collections of stories, sadly, of the previous 4, most authors are so unknown or have so little published work, that libgen turns up fuckall. Some of their websites don't even work. Some actually link to myspace and such older social sites.


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Has anyone here read Joris Karl Huysmans? I've read the novels Against the Grain (À rebours), Là-Bas (Down There), En Route, En Rade and others. Huysmans is part of a movement in literature known as Decadence/Symbolism. The main character in the novel Against the Grain, Des Esseintes is a world-weary asthete disillusioned with bourgeois society and has a deep appreciation for all art specifically for example the Roman novels Satyricon by Petronius, and the poem Mosella by Ausonius in literature and the paintings of Gustave Moreau and Odilon Redon. My favorite thing about Huysmans is his diction. Its very flowery/purple prose and highly descriptive.


also requesting this if anyone has them


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I've read A rebours, a collection of short stories (With the Flow, iirc) and some of La Cathedral. I enjoyed what I read.


i appreciate your work

sadly i finish maybe 1 book per month since i can only bring myself to read during break time at work. and it's old scifi trash… but in my own way i am also working through a log of things im interested in, authors that have similar ideas, unofficial successors to stories i like, a heaping mess that will probably take the rest of my life at this pace


thanks wizbro


I recommend The Desperate Man by Leon Bloy, Bruges La Morte by Georges Rodenbach, The Fiery Angel by Valery Burysov and Monsieur Phocas by Jean Lorrain


Norwegian Wood.


I'm reading this almost entirely because of your recommendation. I had the three volumes of the Penguin translation but never felt like reading them until this. I'm still on the first volume, just finished the Tale of King Umar and his family. Very interesting. You almost forget it's a frame story since that one was as long as a normal novel. I really liked the story of Aziz + Aziza as well as Princess Dunya.


Are there any literary websites anyone on here reads? I like Misery Tourism.


I've been reading The horus heresy for the last few months, currently on book 52 heralds of the siege. I should have finished it already but I ended up browsing image boards for the last 6 hoours.
So far it did not disappoint, however. I really liked the myriad shortstory, there is something really comfy about an AI that can exorcise demons and evil spirits using math and logic of all things, to tell the entity that it was not supposed to exist, therefore causing self destruction I presume? The other stories were not terrible but failed versus reading random threads. I hope I can finish the last 8 books in the next 10 days, then I just need to wait for for the release of Echoes of eternity and The End and the Death.
I Started this series last year but due to a multitude of real life factors had to put it down, only getting back at it this trimester. Next I am planning to read non fiction books exclusively. It was fun and I think I improved my reading comprehension as well as memory and creativity, but I need to check if I can apply those to other hobbies.



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