Book Recommendations for the Depressed Anonymous 2023-09-14 (Thu) 18:48:30 No. 20528
I've wasted my life. I don't like who I am. I struggle to connect with the overwhelming majority of other people, and do not desire their companionship but the lifestyle is starting to fuck me over. I have a crippling internet addiction. I'm in a deep, deep hole in more ways than you can imagine and I don't know if I have the strength to get myself out. I can't even tell you how bad it really is. I know, I'm a very special boi. On the plus side, I don't harbor any bigotries and I'm not a porn addict.
Since I can't get mental healthcare and I don't really have a support network, I'm looking for books—fiction or non-fiction, any genre—that fit any of the follow criteria: >emotionally and/or intellectually edifying >something that can give me some hope, comfort, inspiration, or show me a way up >nothing too positive or wholesome because it'll bounce off of me >no gimmicky, panacea bullshit either >something I can relate to for the catharsis that comes from reveling in your shitty feelings in a controlled outlet, or maybe not, I could see this becoming a bad idea; use your judgement >something I can feel a little better about myself for having read So what should I read? I'm putting my faith in you.
Anonymous 2023-09-14 (Thu) 19:52:39 No. 20530
OP 2023-09-14 (Thu) 21:55:53 No. 20531
Checked. I liked No Longer Human when I read it a few years ago. I haven't read anything else by him though.
Anonymous 2023-09-14 (Thu) 23:30:01 No. 20532
Anonymous 2023-09-15 (Fri) 08:17:06 No. 20533
Maybe you're like that because you want to be like that.
Anonymous 2023-09-15 (Fri) 08:21:54 No. 20534
Well, Goethe's The Sorrow of Young Werther was very influential in it's time. Check out the wiki page on it.
OP 2023-09-15 (Fri) 14:33:16 No. 20536
Oblomov is a beautiful novel I wouldn't be opposed to reading again. I recommend it any anons reading this.
Meme answer. I read that one in high school (of my own choice, not assigned reading). If you can't sympathize with or relate to Werther, it becomes very dull reading, which was the case for me.