“A reader lives a thousand lives before he dies,” said Jojen. “The man who never reads lives only one.” (George R. R. Martin, “A Game of Thrones”)
Some weeks ago I wrote that I’d begun reading George R. R. Martin’s “A Game of Thrones”.
I’m still reading it and it’s still un-put-downable.
Don’t you just love that quote?
Franz Kafka believed that reading books that wound and stab us will melt the frozen sea within us to connect us with our soul.
I agree that books have the power to move people physically and emotionally. Some do sting and others do wound as beliefs are changed and values are questioned. I wouldn’t go as far as to assert that everyone has a frozen sea within them but then again I may not be quite getting what he’s trying to say. Not everyone lives in existential crisis mode all the time.
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