Aspas e trechinhos da terceira parte da saga A Song of Ice and Fire, de George R. R. Martin, para o meu caderno de quotes de livros:
“My sister has mistaken me for a mushroom. She keeps me in the dark and feeds me shit.” (p. 54)
“No, don’t blush, with your hair it makes you look like a pomegranate. All men are fools, if truth be told, but the ones in motley are more amusing than the ones in crowns.” (p. 83)
“All these kings would do a deal better if they would put down their swords and listen to their mothers.” (p. 84)
“‘Hoooodor,’ said Hodor, swaying. ‘Hooooooodor, hoooooodor, hoDOR, hoDOR, hoDOR.’” (p. 130)
“Rangers often shared skins for warmth, but warmth was not all Ygritte wanted, he suspected. After that he had taken to using Ghost to keep her away. Old Nan used to tell stories about knights and their ladies who would sleep in a single bed with a blade between them for honor’s sake, but he thought this must be the first time where a direwolf took the place of the sword.” (p. 206)
“The smile she gave him was almost shy. ‘Find another place for Ghost to sleep tonight, Jon Snow.’” (p. 219)
“‘Hodor,’ said Hodor.
‘Hodor,’ Bran agreed.” (p. 336)
“‘Some people hurt others just because they can,’ said Jojen.” (p. 336)
“Sometimes Old Nan would tell the same story she’s told before, but we never minded, if it was a good story. Old stories are like old friends, she used to say. You have to visit them from time to time.” (p. 337)
“… he slipped his skin, and reached for Hodor.
It was not like sliding into Summer. That was so easy now that Bran hardly thought about it. This was harder, like trying to pull a left boot on your right foot. It fit all wrong, and the boot was scared too, the boot didn’t know what was hapenning, the boot was pushing the foot away.” (p. 767)
“‘That wasn’t his true name,’ said Gilly, rocking. ‘We only called him that, Sam and me. His hands were cold as ice, but he saved us from the dead men, him and his ravens, and he brought us here on his elk.’
‘His elk?’ said Bran, wonderstruck.
‘His elk?’ said Meera, startled.
‘His ravens?’ said Jojen.
‘Hodor?’ said Hodor.” (p. 770)
Uma curiosidade que eu já tinha citado aqui é que, nos livros, os personagens são bem mais jovens do que eles aparentam ser na série da HBO. A Missandei, quando aparece pela primeira vez em “A Storm of Swords”, tem no máximo 10 anos. E o Tommen tem apenas 8 quando vira rei.
Esse foi o livro mais difícil entre os três que li até agora, muito por causa do Red Wedding, acho. Quando você já sabe que o negócio vai acontecer, as evidências pesam o dobro; e a obra do George R. R. Martin tem vários elementos mágicos ignorados na TV que ele usa pra engrossar o caldo da ansiedade, então a antecipação da tragédia é muito sentida.
Uma coisa que gostei foi a votação para novo Lord Commander of the Night’s Watch; a parte do corvo é sensacional :)