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Saturday, 10 February 2018

The Book That Spooked the South

quote [ David Walker?s ?Appeal? laid bare the ethical bankruptcy of slavery moreso than any other book of its time ]

None but ourselves can free our minds.
[SFW] [literature] [+8 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [5 comments]

Thursday, 4 January 2018

The 1968 Book That Tried to Predict the World of 2018

quote [ For every amusingly wrong prediction, there?s one unnervingly close to the mark. ]

It ain't the wine or the dope that's talking
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:25amGMT] [1 comment]

Thursday, 14 December 2017

Harry Potter and the Portrait of What Looked Like a Large Pile of Ash

quote [ Botnik is a community of writers, artists and developers collaborating with machines to create strange new things. The community is open to everyone. ]

How many JK Rowlings is this going to put out of work?

This might be a joke, but it's just a matter of time before Predictive Algorithm books are being crowdsource edited on mturk at half a penny per page.
[SFW] [literature] [+7 Funny]
[by raphael_the_turtle@6:20pmGMT] [13 comments]

Monday, 13 November 2017

'I Jumped From The Window' And Other Illustrations American Slave Trade (1817)

quote [ An Account of the Manner in which the Slave Dealers take Free People from some of the United States of America, and carry them away, and sell them as Slaves in other of the States; and of the horrible Cruelties practised in the carrying on of this most infamous Traffic ]

Don't you touch the flesh, the fragile flesh
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Underrated]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:17amGMT] [5 comments]

Friday, 27 October 2017

Defining the Demonic

quote [ Although Jacques Collin de Plancy?s Dictionnaire infernal, a monumental compendium of all things diabolical, was first published in 1818 to much success, it is the fabulously illustrated final edition of 1863 which secured the book as a landmark in the study and representation of demons. Ed Simon explores the work and how at its heart lies an unlikely but pertinent synthesis of the Enlightenment and the occult. ]

On his horse of crimson fire
[SFW] [literature] [+2 Interesting]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:00amGMT] [3 comments]

Filtered: [-2: Bad by R1Xhard]

Tuesday, 3 October 2017

Audiobooks for the Damned

quote [ Books from the shelves of Purgatory read aloud for your listening pleasure. Unabridged and unauthorized. ]

Ever since school days
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Good]
[by ScoobySnacks@12:01amGMT] [1 comment]

Sunday, 24 September 2017

Yoda stars in Saudi textbook blunder

quote [ A picture of the Star Wars character sitting beside the late King Faisal is mistakenly included. ]

"They were both "wise, strong and always calm". seems legit
[SFW] [literature] [+5 Funny]
[by satanspenis666@2:27pmGMT] [7 comments]

Thursday, 21 September 2017

How a Mark Twain Travel Book Turned Palestine into a Desert

quote [ The Innocents Abroad, the most famous 19th-century account of Palestine, is in the end an elaborate, sustained joke at the expense of the peoples and places of the Mediterranean. ]

Many years ago on the Mississippi riverboats
[SFW] [literature] [+1 Informative]
[by ScoobySnacks@3:34amGMT] [2 comments]

Friday, 25 August 2017

Did This Book Buy Its Way Onto The New York Times Bestseller List?

quote [ How does a book with such a low Amazon ranking that?s ?temporarily out of stock? suddenly become the most read book in YA? ]

TLDR: The NYT bestseller list counts preorders as "sales", even if they're never actually paid for.
[SFW] [literature] [+3 Interesting]
[by arrowhen@3:18pmGMT] [5 comments]

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