The Magic Book

December 8, 2013

We love books. We line them on shelves like totems. We pile them next to our beds in some hope they'll affect our dreams.  For many of us, books are sacred objects. And sometimes, just sometimes, they’re even magical.

  1. Codex Seraphinianus

    This book really got us excited. Everyone wanted to touch it. Borrow it. Talk about it. It felt like magic.And the title was just as mysterious – Codex Seraphinianus. And who is this Luigi Serafini?  Is he the author? 

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  2. The Book of Pythia

    The Book of Pythia is part of the sacred scrolls of the Twelve Tribes of Kobol and in the four seasons of the reimagined Battlestar Galactica, The Book of Pythia plays a crucial role. This may be a fictional universe, but the book itself is real.

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  3. The Story of the Aleppo Codex

    The Aleppo Codex, the oldest, most complete, most accurate text of the Hebrew Bible went missing? Where did it go?

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    Average: 4.6 (14 votes)
  4. The Talking Book

    We know a lot about how slaves looked at books because of the hundreds of slave narratives they wrote.  A fundamental trope in those narratives is what’s called “the Talking Book.” 

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  5. Alif the Unseen

     “Alif the Unseen” is steeped in an old tradition. It’s a book of magic about a book of magic.

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    Average: 3.3 (3 votes)