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Mundo Gótico by Gavin Baddeley
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Aug 17, 2014

really liked it
bookshelves: adulto, ilustrados, referencia

Un libro bastante explicativo en muchos aspectos, aunque pudo extenderse en otros. Gavin hace un recorrido no lineal en general, pero sí sigue ese formato en varias secciones, empezando siempre con las raíces, mencionando aspectos generales del tema que está tocando para luego extenderse en ellos más adelante.
Realmente, el enfoque del libro es hacia la estética y la música góticas, quizás los más importantes aspectos de esta subcultura con raíces de siglos pasados, pero llega un momento en que tantos nombres, fechas, y lugares se confunden, perdiendo al lector.
Varias veces sentí que me perdía, no lograba asimilar algunas informaciones y los términos se me hacían desconocidos en más de una ocasión, aunque supongo fue porque leí el libro de forma discontinua.
Puedo decir que realmente permite acercarse a las raíces de una tribu urbana tan misteriosa como lo es la gótica, porque Gavin escribe bastante fluído, con palabras sencillas y explicando las que no lo son, haciendo todo bastante fácil de digerir.
El único punto en contra de este libro es un párrafo donde habla de la Wicca diciendo que en una boda religiosa se hacen ofrendas de sangre, cosa que es totalmente falsa (cualquier persona que busque información al respecto se dará cuenta de que la Wicca no acepta, permite ni mira bien estos actos, sino que los repudia totalmente).
De resto, es un libro que no tiene desperdicio, de esos que si se leen con atención pueden ser de mucho provecho y dar una base para investigar más al respecto del tema. 100% recmendado.
A pretty self explanatory book in many ways, but could have extended in others. Gavin does a non-linear path in general, but still that format into several sections, always starting with the roots, mentioning general aspects of the topic he's playing then spread them later.
Actually, the focus of the book is to aesthetics and Gothic music, perhaps the most important aspects of this subculture with roots in past centuries, but there comes a time when so many names, dates, and locations are confused, making the reader lose the line.
Several times I felt I was missing, I couldn't assimilate some information and terms were unknown to me on more than one occasion, although I suppose it was because I read the book discontinuously.
I can tell he really lets you get close to the roots of an urban tribe as mysterious as is the Gothic, because Gavin writes quite fluid, with simple words and explaining those who aren not, doing it quite easy to digest.
The only drawback of this book is a paragraph that talks about Wicca saying that in a religious ceremony blood offerings are made, which is totally false (anyone seeking information about it will realize that Wicca does not accept, allows and doesn't look with good eyer those acts, but totally repudiates them).
For the rest, a book that has no waste, such that if read with care can be of great benefit and provide a basis for further research about the issue is. 100% recommended.
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Reading Progress

August 17, 2014 – Shelved
August 17, 2014 – Shelved as: to-read
January 25, 2015 – Started Reading
January 25, 2015 –
page 48
20.34%
January 26, 2015 –
page 61
25.85%
January 30, 2015 –
page 74
31.36%
February 5, 2015 –
page 86
36.44%
February 11, 2015 –
page 116
49.15%
February 24, 2015 –
page 150
63.56%
February 28, 2015 –
page 171
72.46%
March 3, 2015 – Finished Reading
March 4, 2015 –
page 236
100.0%
March 4, 2015 – Shelved as: adulto
March 4, 2015 – Shelved as: ilustrados
March 4, 2015 – Shelved as: referencia

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