How late is "too late" to get into literature?

Nude_Bikergirl
Nude_Bikergirl

How late is "too late" to get into literature?

kizzmybutt
kizzmybutt

@Nude_Bikergirl
No such thing. Pick up a classic that sounds of interest to you and isn't overbearing and then read it. Come here, make a thread wanting to talk about it, and talk about it.

We're here for you, OP. Whether you're 18 or 81.

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@kizzmybutt
(p.s. wasn't meant to talk exclusively of classics, just been hitting them too hard that they were still on the brain.)

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

never too late

Evilember
Evilember

@Nude_Bikergirl
it's never to l8
as long as get through the g8
and not procrastin8

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Nude_Bikergirl
20

RavySnake
RavySnake

@Nude_Bikergirl
If you're dead it's too late. Unless the Eternal Return is a fact, then "late" is an illusion.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

It's never too late. I've never been much of a reader. Just a few series here or there: Artemis Fowl in middle school; Harry Potter as I was growing up with it; The Circle Series by Ted Dekker in high school... But never once a proper "literary" book. I think I always thought they would be too creepy for me, and that all of his books would be like "Les Miserables" (for which my only point of reference for many years was that people thought the musical was good).
But now I am diving into this book. Right now, I'm only on the 17th page. The Gunslinger. I chose this one because I saw the trailer for the movie and thought it really looked fantastic. And if the movie looks that good, the book has to be amazing!

Ignoramus
Ignoramus

@PurpleCharger
This is quality bait.

Supergrass
Supergrass

@Nude_Bikergirl
now

Dreamworx
Dreamworx

If you haven't read the entire western canon by the age of 12 then it's too late and you're never gonna make it.

whereismyname
whereismyname

@Nude_Bikergirl
I suppose that if you're in your eighties you might be literally too late to read enough to understand anything before your death.

Carnalpleasure
Carnalpleasure

@Nude_Bikergirl

never too late

Flameblow
Flameblow

@Ignoramus
No it's not

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Nude_Bikergirl
12

ZeroReborn
ZeroReborn

Your brain becomes less plastic as you age... I would say 25 is too late but not too late. It would be too late around, say, 80 when modern 'food' and medicine has broken down your mind from its former self.

JunkTop
JunkTop

@Nude_Bikergirl
I would say 16 years old.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

I read my first book at 19

Techpill
Techpill

@Nude_Bikergirl
Never, there are books for every demographic.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@PurpleCharger
The Dark Tower (or at least the first two books, which I've read) is good. The movie is either going to suck or be very different from the original. There's a certain sense of suspence and eternity (yes, big words to apply to King, but still) in the beginning of The Gunslinger that just can't be put into a movie

BlogWobbles
BlogWobbles

Dude, literature is not a game to beat people at unless you're a grad student or a Veeky Forums poster. The point is you get to read great books and learn about life.

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Ignoramus
@Flameblow
It's a solid 6.5. I'd give it a seven if the grammar were tidied up a bit.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Nude_Bikergirl
Never too late

whereismyname
whereismyname

@JunkTop
this, reading is pretty time consuming and the older you get you lose your naive child-brain to really get into things you´ve never experienced also in combination with alcohol and other drugs.

Skullbone
Skullbone

@BlogWobbles
t. person who hasn't read very much and is insecure about it

Evilember
Evilember

@Skullbone
Tru

SniperWish
SniperWish

@Skullbone
t. a person who thinks he has read a lot but is still unaware of how little he actually knows

DeathDog
DeathDog

@SniperWish
I have not read very much, but I'm not insecure about it and I'm not going around saying "DUDE it's ok if you haven't read much just B.E URSELF". My ignorance is a parasite and must be purged.

Fuzzy_Logic
Fuzzy_Logic

@Nude_Bikergirl
10
Anything with double digits.

viagrandad
viagrandad

Ideally you should have most of your classics read by your mid 20s if you're serious. If not then just the top 100 lit essentials or something is fine.

Supergrass
Supergrass

I was a STEM faggot and didn't get into /lit/erature until my late 20's. Never too late IMO. I fucking love it.

likme
likme

@Nude_Bikergirl
6

PurpleCharger
PurpleCharger

@Nude_Bikergirl
tomorrow

haveahappyday
haveahappyday

@DeathDog
he believes in truth

massdebater
massdebater

@kizzmybutt
You know, I genuinely think Veeky Forums might be one of the best boards on this site.

TreeEater
TreeEater

@PurpleCharger
2deep4me

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@massdebater
God help us

Lord_Tryzalot
Lord_Tryzalot

@kizzmybutt
Come here, make a thread wanting to talk about it, and talk about it.
Yeah, enjoy getting a couple of shitpost replies and watching your thread die while the latest Peterson thread gets 300 replies

CodeBuns
CodeBuns

@Nude_Bikergirl
if you're over 20 its too late for a book to actually change who you are.

GoogleCat
GoogleCat

@Nude_Bikergirl
I'm 26 and only just started reading this year, it's never too late, and it's been great fun and very fulfilling so far

iluvmen
iluvmen

@Nude_Bikergirl
IF YOURE READING THIS ITS TOO LATE

nah never too late

Gigastrength
Gigastrength

@Fuzzy_Logic
Your foster parents sure didnt care

Methnerd
Methnerd

Reading doesn't have a finish-line. There's no end point that you need a certain amount of time to reach. As such there's no "too late." Just go read.

TurtleCat
TurtleCat

@Nude_Bikergirl
It's a lonnnnng journey, user.
Books will last longer than any website, if you take care of 'em.
Besides, how else will you know the pain/joy of finishing a book and WANTING MORE!! But waiting a decade for Author to finish the sequel(s), or new project.

AwesomeTucker
AwesomeTucker

@Lord_Tryzalot
That's because peterson threads tend to start with a piece of bait, a hook, a position. Book threads tend to start with "hurr what did you all think of X?" And they basically offer nothing and put all the work on a random other user to actually start the thread.

New_Cliche
New_Cliche

@Nude_Bikergirl
if you're not reading by the time you're a fetus it's already too late

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