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  1. I love this book beyond stars.The reasons I love this book is because it shows with perfect realism how religious fanatics were developed and maintained in this particular case, Muslims , how harems were built and worked, and how higher ups used knowledge or rather, the lack of knowledge about life and spirituality and human existence in general, to steer the minds of young, naive men and sustain dogma, thirsty for blood and revenge.I love this book because the antagonist is cooler than the pr I love this book beyond stars.The reasons I love this book is because it shows with perfect realism how religious fanatics were developed and maintained in this particular case, Muslims , how harems were built and worked, and how higher ups used knowledge or rather, the lack of knowledge about life and spirituality and human existence in general, to steer the minds of young, naive men and sustain dogma, thirsty for blood and revenge.I love this book because the antagonist is cooler than the protagonist until the protagonist becomes the antagonist and the antagonist becomes the protagonist, which is even cooler I love it because after a p...

  2. I read Alamut in Slovene, so I can t really speak for the English translator s work I daresay it could only have improved the stylistically clumsy original Bartol was generally a man of ideas and thought experiments, and not exactly a master of prose The prose is awkward and uninspired, generally dull and prone to dip into cheesiness when he tries to go beyond his abilities He s not very good at evocative imagery, which is really a shame, given the oriental setting Partly it s because Slove I read Alamut in Slovene, so I can t really speak for the English translator s work I daresay it could only have improved the stylistically clumsy original Bartol was generally a man of ideas and thought experiments, and not exactly a master of prose The prose is awkward and uninspired, generally dull and prone to dip into cheesiness when he tries to go beyond his abilities He s not very good at evocative imagery, which is really a shame, given the oriental setting Partly it s because Slovene is a difficult language to wield artistically, so translations may well have obscured these issues and improved on the original.Bartol has other weaknesses His characterisati...

  3. I really just found this book by researching a lot on the Assassin s Creed universe, and gave myself the assignment of reading it, since the first of the games should be very much built up upon the ideas in the novel I must say that I was mesmerized and astonished by the book I loved the story and I very much liked the way it was written It didn t take methan a couple of days to get through it, and I was almost sad when it ended This book has a lot to offer wonderful and, at times, I really just found this book by researching a lot on the Assassin s Creed universe, and gave myself the assignment of reading it, since the first of the games should be very much built up upon the ideas in the novel I must say that I was mesmerized and astonished by the book I loved the story and I very much liked the way it was written It didn t take methan a couple of days to get thro...

  4. Not just simple folk from the masses, even theexalted minds preferred a tangible lie to an ungraspable truth All my attempts to enlighten individuals or groups came to nothing Because truth, which for me stood at the summit of all values, was worthless to the rest of humanity Viewed from the perspective of any individual, every pleasure that he feels is a real, genuine pleasure Each of us is happy in his own way So if the prospect of dying means happiness for someone, he ll delight Not just simple folk from the masses, even theexalted minds preferred a tangible lie to an ungraspable truth All my attempts to enlighten individuals or groups came to nothing Because truth, which for me stood at the summit of all values, was worthless to the rest of humanity Viewed from the perspective of any individual, every pleasure that he feels is a real, genuine pleasure Each of us is happy in his own way So if the prospect of dying means happiness for someone, he ll delight in death just as much as another delights in money or a woman There are no regrets after death If all our experiences...

  5. His fighters called the fedayeens believed that he can open for them the gates to paradise They not only did not fear death, they sought it They considered it a source of both honor and happiness to be sent by him on suicide missions They believed, without any doubt, that their death will bring them to paradise, a place of eternal delights, where there are gardens with streams flowing clear as crystal, where there are choices food and drink, and where fair limbed beautiful girls with dark eye His fighters called the fedayeens believed that he can open for them the gates to paradise They not only did not fear death, they sought it They considered it a source of both honor and happiness to be sent by him on suicide missions They believed, without any doubt, that their death will bring them to paradise, a place of eternal delights, where there are gardens with streams flowing clear as crystal, where there are choices food and drink, and where fair limbed beautiful girls with dark eyes shaped like almonds await them, who retain their youth and virginity no matter how many times they are made love to.He used to be part of the mainstream Muslim society But he got disillusioned with the way faith seemed to be degenerating and the way their leaders seemed to be kowto...

  6. This stunning historical novel first published in 1938 is based on the live of Hassan i Sabbah 1050 1124 CE an Ismaili who founded the Fedayeen a.k.a the Hashhashin, a.k.a the Assassins at Alamut a fortress town in what is now Iran His group waged a war against the occupying Seljuk Turks.Alamut is a study of how a charismatic leader can create a group of fanatical follows that will attempt to seize power through selected assassinations In this novel, Hassan i Sabbah creates a fake heaven This stunning historical novel first published in 1938 is based on the live of Hassan i Sabbah 1050 1124 CE an Ismaili who founded the Fedayeen a.k.a the Hashhashin, a.k.a the Assassins at Alamut a fortress town in what is now Iran His group waged a war against the occupying Seljuk Turks.Alamut is a study of how a charismatic leader can create a group of fanatical follows that will attempt to seize power through selected assassinations In this novel, Hassan i Sabbah creates a fake heaven at Alamut that is filled with beautiful young women who are supposed to be Houris The young recruits are drugged When they awake they find themselves in the fake heaven They make lov...

  7. The best book I had read ever My favorite book of all time The experience of reading Alamut is totally non forgetable It was a gift from a friend It was the first time i read a book this big on first my attempt I stopped reading after few pages, however my friend assured me if I complete the first two chapter I will can not stop myself reading and that exactly what happened specially in the final chapter my I delayed everything just to finish the book I find the plot very close to reality The best book I had read ever My favorite book of all time The experience of reading Alamut is totally non forgetable It was a gift from a friend It was the first time i read a book this big on first my attempt I stopped reading after few pages, however my friend assured me if I complete the first two chapter I will can not stop myself reading and that exactly what happened specially in the final chapte...

  8. This work by Bartol could have been half the length without losing anything, but even if the uneventful opening 2 3rds of the book were trimmed down, the work would still have unimpressive writing and uninteresting philosophy Alamut, my edition translated by Michael Biggins, at first reads like a work of young adult fiction It has simplistic not minimalist prose and dialogue, the point of view male and female characters are given elevated importance for reasons that are largely not justified This work by Bartol could have been half the length without losing anything, but even if the uneventful opening 2 3rds of the book were trimmed down, the work would still have unimpressive writing and uninteresting philosophy Alamut, my edition translated by Michael Biggins, at first reads like a work of young adult fiction It has simplistic not minimalist prose and dialogue, the point of view male and female characters are given elevated importance for reasons that are largely not justified, and for the first half of the book the main characters are essentially attending school School of some form is of course a popular setting for young adult fiction, and, as the point of view characters serve as the reader surrogate, an inflated importance of those characters magnifies the escapist fantasy at the core of much of young adult fiction Eventually A...

  9. I read this book as a companion to Assassin s Creed, the setting in that game is so rich Alamut takes the basic legends surrounding the Assassins you can find most of them in Wikipedia and breathes life into those legends Many contradictions are explored how could the Assassins have been deeply ascetic and pious and yet smoke hashish and preach nothing is true, everything is permitted In answering these questions, Alamut chronicles the creations of a religion not unlike Scientology, whe I read this book as a companion to Assassin s Creed, the setting in that game is so rich Alamut takes the basic legends surrounding the Assassins you can find most of them in Wikipedia and breathes life into those legends Many contradictions are explored how could the Assassins have been deeply ascetic and pious and yet smoke hashish and preach nothing is true, everything is permitted In answering these questions, Alamut chronicles the creations of a religion not unlike Scientology, where blind faith and dedication are manipulated for selfish ends We follow the creation of the first assassins, and thei...

  10. Wonderful piece of literature, astonishingly avant guard Although written in the first quarter of the twentieth century, it appears to berelevant than ever in a period dominated by terrorism The book throws the reader into the mind of a...

  11. Most of the promotional material for this historical novel has centered on claiming it as some sort of key to modern Islamic extremism, even calling it a training manual for al Qaeda No way these thousand year old events are about as relevant to the current century as the 11th century Investiture Controversy is to understanding the relationship between the Catholic Church and modern European governments Rather, like in many historical novels, the depiction of that time period serves as a cas Most of the promotional material for this historical novel has centered on claiming it as some sort of key to modern Islamic extremism, even calling it a training manual for al Qaeda No way these thousand year old events are about as relevant to the current century as the 11th century Investiture Controversy is to understanding the relationship between the Catholic Church and modern European governments Rather, like in many historical novels, the depiction of that time period serves as a case study and framework forgeneral ideas Morality...

  12. Really interesting read A tale of the Ismaili Assassins written in Yugoslavia in the 30s, under the encroaching fascist dictatorships of Italy and Germany.This book takes Marco Polo s legend of the Old Man of the Mountain and treats it seriously The commander of the Isamili assassin group at the castle of Alamut has prepared a heavenly garden full of courtesans and delicacies He sends his finest recruits their under heavy sedation, making them believe that he has sent them to Paradise When Really interesting read A tale of the Ismaili Assassins written in Yugoslavia in the 30s, under the encroaching fascist dictatorships of Italy and Germany.This book takes Marco Polo s legend of the Old Man of the Mountain and treats it seriously The commander of the Isamili assassin group at the castle of Alamut has prepared a heavenly garden full of courtesans and delicacies He sends his finest recruits their under heavy sedation, making them believe that he has sent them to Paradise When the courtesans sedate them again and they awake, they believe they can go back to Paradise as soon as they die in the service of the Old Man.This is one of the most thought provoking books I ve ever read The writing comes off as clumsy and overexpository in places, but it isn t enough to detract from the stunning way that Bartol deals with these heavy concepts Each character struggles with aspects of belief and love, and each one tends to believe too hard or love too hard except the Old Man...

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  14. Well written book and well studied era of history so u can t tell some time real events from fiction It reflects allot on how our current time is with all of the wasted minds and youth we witness now a days...

  15. This is one of the best books that I ve read, absolutely fantastic Towards the end of the book I had to slow down my reading because I realized it would end soon And this is a book, a story I never wanted to end.