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Post good books, I need to read more
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No.1174
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Any good books, I'm a poorfag and a complete fucking novice to the world of english books.

Pic unrelated, I didn't want to post porn when I'm on day 22 of nofap.
Anonymous
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>>1174
I am not an avid reader of books, but I can suggest a couple I liked.
>The girl with all the gifts
>The devils teardrop
>Mr. Mercedes
Anonymous
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No.1178
Hoppe - Democracy, The God That Failed.pdf
Here's a personal favorite of mine.
Anonymous
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No.1179
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>>1174
Oi cunt! I assume you have read The Hobbit and The Lord of The Rings. If you haven't wtf. Read the Silmarillion pleb.
Anonymous
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No.1180
Stormbringer
Anonymous
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>>1174
Read locke! All memes aside check out atlas shrugged.
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>>1327
i've been reading atlas shrugged, didn't think i'd make it but it's really good
actual spoiler ahead:
kinda wish john galt's speech near the end was shorter. every time i think its gonna wrap it up it goes on another 20 pages
Anonymous
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Why Civilizations Self Destruct.pdf
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>>1174
Why Civilizations Self Destruct.
Anonymous
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No.1365
>>1179
Hell yeah I've read those books, they were fucking gold!
Also ATTENTION EVERYONE: GREAT EXPECTATIONS IS SHIT
>>1329
It's because the civilizations forget what made them great, and start taking their greatness for granted, so they start assuming everyone can be great and cancer people who kill great societies and create shit ones are worth listening to when they say "Your society should change to make me happier".
Multiculti societies fail. Either the foreign influence spreads to make a group have less in common, or the foreign influence solidifies in a little cliquish circle of foreignfaggotry.
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No.1373
War and peace
Anonymous
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>>1328
Ayn Rand made the brilliant (from a marketing standpoint) decision to write her philosophy books as intricate fables of what she was trying to get across. Arguably, even publishing the books is an expression of her philosophy. The advantage is that her ideas are some of the most easily digestible out there. The disadvantage is that, because of this, her philosophy is frequently held up by people who can't read anyone else because it's too complicated, and her ideas aren't really that great.
It's a good starting point, though. It goes from Heinlein to Rand to real philosophers, if you want to go the libertarian route but can't read philosophy.
Anonymous
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No.1376
The Prince by Machiavelli
Essential for understanding politics and statecraft.

Vanity Fair
Large book, easy read, pretty funny, a classic.


Anonymous
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No.1387
The Accidental Superpower - Peter Zeihan.pdf
>>1174
this is Peter Zeihan's Accidental Superpower. it's an easy read and gives you a good insight into how the world is ordered and how that's going away.
he's a glow nigger analyst and overly optimistic about America's future but it's definitely a learning experience and a bit uplifting if you're an American who's taken one too many black pills.
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A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthurs Cout numbered.pdf
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I recently read A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court by Mark Twain which I thought was pretty good. It is a fictional comedy about a 19th century engineer who gets transported to 6th century England where he narrowly escapes execution by passing himself of as a great wizard and thereby securing a place in the kings court. He then uses his modern day knowledge to secretly educate and improve the life of the common people while at the same time undermining the authority of the church and nobility whom he dislikes.
It was written in 1889 so the english is pretty hard to understand at times but I enjoyed it nonetheless. I read it in epub format using an app on my phone so I tried converting it into a pdf to be able to post it here but it seems I messed up the image size and page numbering. Sorry.
Hope anyone who sees this thread likes it.
Anonymous
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Recently I read Captain Blood by Rafael Sabatini and I am currently reading the Red Nails story from the Conan series. Reading stuff like this really shows what modern writing is missing.

Also gotta love some of the lines in these Conan stories
Anonymous
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>>2209
It's hard to believe that Howard wrote those stories for one and a half cents a word for magazines printed on the cheapest, roughest pulp paper, which used his stories as spacers between ads for magnetic hernia cure trusses, isn't it?

Howard died very young, too. He was only thirty years old when he blew his brains out in a fit of melancholy over the death of a relative.
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Finally read Don Quixote.
Good shit! Can't think of anything smart to say about this book.
How has your reading gone, lads?
Anonymous
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sd_lightning_and_the_sun.pdf
Have you read Mein Kampf? There was a thread about reading it, where we read 10 pages a day, and someone picked out the important parts and commented on them. It was sad to see it die after 100 pages or so.
Anyway so file related is The Lightning and the Sun by Savitri Devi. It's an important book if you're interested in esoteric hitlerism, and the hindu view of Hitler.
Anonymous
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No.3228
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Glad I found this thread, I was thinking of making one like it.

>>3225
I've been meaning to read that. If I'm not mistaken it's a meditation on honor?

I read Infinite Jest a few months ago, the first of the "meme trilogy" of 4/lit/, and I wasn't disappointed. It's generally seen as a refutation of postmodern irony. Just get ready for a long haul, it's around 1100 pages of what's mostly rambling, and lots of it isn't what it seems.
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>>3227
I read MK years ago but I'll add this to my "to read" list.
>>3228
I thought DQ was meant as a "fuck you" to ancient stories of honourable errant knights.
Anonymous
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>>3229
I've actually heard that too, now that you mention it. From InfoGalactic:
>When first published, Don Quixote was usually interpreted as a comic novel. After the French Revolution it was popular for its central ethic that individuals can be right while society is quite wrong and seen as disenchanting. In the 19th century it was seen as a social commentary, but no one could easily tell "whose side Cervantes was on". Many critics came to view the work as a tragedy in which Don Quixote's idealism and nobility are viewed by the post-chivalric world as insane, and are defeated and rendered useless by common reality.
All to add to the mystery of it, I guess. Definitely going on the backlog, with priority. There must be something to it if the amount of translations to come out of it are only superseded by the Good Book.