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Universal Book Discussion

 
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03/31/2015 09:34 PM

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Universal Book Discussion
This thread's purpose is to spread the most dangerous germ to all known forms of social organization: The WORD

Here I urge you to post mindfully and willingly about the following subjects: favourite books, latest reads, impacting quotes, conexions between books and life in general, telling me to STFU or to GFM.

I won't ban or moderate anyone who honestly wishes to discuss the subjects on hand and there won't be discriminations on posters' preferences.


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03/31/2015 09:55 PM

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I will start with something trivial, this one will blow ASOIAF fans. I've been reading The Morning of the Magicians and the second part of the book as a lot of references to "the battle of ice and fire" and "fire and blood".

I am aware that people have already linked, with some logic, Martin's masterpiece theme to norse mythology but the thing is that MOTM has this reference I mentioned in the context of ariosophy which inspired nazi occultism and is partly based in norse mythology.

MOTM was published in 1960 in France, authored by Louis Pauwels and Jacques Bergier. The "Weltsehre" or ice and fire theory is the work of Heinz Hörbiger who greatly influenced Germany with his radical cosmogony.

I do not think Martin has inteded to associate his work with radical ideology. Most likely he read MOTM in his youth and was influenced by it's ideas or he simply read a lot of in depth material about norse mythology.

Anyway, MOTM was published in the US in 1964 and the book is a must read for CT's. As for me, being a ASOIAF tard, I was proud that no one has made, at least visibly, a connection between these two unexpected elements.
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03/31/2015 10:03 PM

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I have also recently read Umberto Eco's "Focault's Pendulum", a great thriller that masterfully connects all known secret societies in a powerful and dumbfounding quest for the ultimate secret. A difficult but rewarding read with an easter egg to look for: at the beginning of each chapter the author gives us a passage from a related book, often one the common man will never behold in the original print.
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04/01/2015 09:40 PM

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So I take it no reads books around here? This isn't data mining just a chill out thread.
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