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This is that most unusual of things … a philosophical and spiritual novel, a katabasis and nekyia, venturing into the Land of the Dead, into the accursed world, into Capernaum. This is an exploration of Pandemonium, the city of all the demons. This is a journey to the magical Mistletoe world of Doggerland, the once and future realm. It is a Red Book, a chronicle of a desce This is that most unusual of things … a philosophical and spiritual novel, a katabasis and nekyia, venturing into the Land of the Dead, into the accursed world, into Capernaum. This is an exploration of Pandemonium, the city of all the demons. This is a journey to the magical Mistletoe world of Doggerland, the once and future realm. It is a Red Book, a chronicle of a descent into madness. It dispenses with many novelistic conventions in order to reach the heart of darkness. The Mistletoe Murders is a psychological and philosophical murder mystery drawing upon the great Arthurian tales, cast in a Nietzschean light. Heaven is on the far side of hell. To get there, you must travel through your nightmares. You must confront the profoundest archetypes. Those we have chosen are those of the world of King Arthur. Come and meet Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, Nimue, the Black Knight, the Green Knight, Mordred, the Fisher King, and many others. Venture into Camelot and the Grail Castle and find the Holy Grail. But you must endure the Wasteland – the end of hope – before you have any prospect of encountering the Grail. You must travel through the barren land to lift the curse that has brought universal misery. Only the hero can succeed. Only the hero can confront and overcome the physical and spiritual wounds that are infecting everything. All heroes must cross the threshold. They must leave the ordinary world and travel to the extraordinary world, where they will risk it all. They must leave this world for the Otherworld. What price will you pay? Would you risk it all to win it all? This is not a whodunnit, whatdunnit or howdunnit. It’s a whydunnit. It’s food for the brain. As Sherlock Holmes said, “I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for?”


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This is that most unusual of things … a philosophical and spiritual novel, a katabasis and nekyia, venturing into the Land of the Dead, into the accursed world, into Capernaum. This is an exploration of Pandemonium, the city of all the demons. This is a journey to the magical Mistletoe world of Doggerland, the once and future realm. It is a Red Book, a chronicle of a desce This is that most unusual of things … a philosophical and spiritual novel, a katabasis and nekyia, venturing into the Land of the Dead, into the accursed world, into Capernaum. This is an exploration of Pandemonium, the city of all the demons. This is a journey to the magical Mistletoe world of Doggerland, the once and future realm. It is a Red Book, a chronicle of a descent into madness. It dispenses with many novelistic conventions in order to reach the heart of darkness. The Mistletoe Murders is a psychological and philosophical murder mystery drawing upon the great Arthurian tales, cast in a Nietzschean light. Heaven is on the far side of hell. To get there, you must travel through your nightmares. You must confront the profoundest archetypes. Those we have chosen are those of the world of King Arthur. Come and meet Arthur, Guinevere, Lancelot, Merlin, Nimue, the Black Knight, the Green Knight, Mordred, the Fisher King, and many others. Venture into Camelot and the Grail Castle and find the Holy Grail. But you must endure the Wasteland – the end of hope – before you have any prospect of encountering the Grail. You must travel through the barren land to lift the curse that has brought universal misery. Only the hero can succeed. Only the hero can confront and overcome the physical and spiritual wounds that are infecting everything. All heroes must cross the threshold. They must leave the ordinary world and travel to the extraordinary world, where they will risk it all. They must leave this world for the Otherworld. What price will you pay? Would you risk it all to win it all? This is not a whodunnit, whatdunnit or howdunnit. It’s a whydunnit. It’s food for the brain. As Sherlock Holmes said, “I cannot live without brain-work. What else is there to live for?”

16 review for The Mistletoe Murders: A Nietzschean Murder Mystery

  1. 5 out of 5

    Tod Morson

    One of my favorite coded fiction books due to the sheer amount of mind-blowing creativity and imagination. I like how the characters in this book serve as a foil for the antagonist, which the story faithfully executes. Each of the characters are like a bumbling inspector who comes to the crime scene to investigate, serving as fodder, as a useful prop for the killer's message. Although the characters attempt to figure out who the killer is and bring him to justice, the bigger, more important ques One of my favorite coded fiction books due to the sheer amount of mind-blowing creativity and imagination. I like how the characters in this book serve as a foil for the antagonist, which the story faithfully executes. Each of the characters are like a bumbling inspector who comes to the crime scene to investigate, serving as fodder, as a useful prop for the killer's message. Although the characters attempt to figure out who the killer is and bring him to justice, the bigger, more important question is the why, the sufficient reason, the meaning behind his killings. Why did he kill his victims? His notes provide the reader with all the clues, the reasons. The reasons, the telos, is what matter the most. It's always about the why, the purpose, the Aristotelian final cause, that matters. In this mystical, metaphysical murder mystery, there are rich intertextual references that are akin to Goethe's Faust. My favorite part was reading the killer's notes. They are as the novel says, a Nietzschean kick to the teeth that is full of daunting, daring, and delightful ideas. I enjoyed how the book explains the notes, they are like a gripping manifesto that illustrates the killer's genius, as line between genius and madness is thin. The killer is a calculating, intelligent, meticulous, philosophical killer, and his notes contain many insights that make you stop and think about your life. The way the book describes the mystical island the characters explore is simply amazing. Filled with mythical monsters, things from the purest nightmares and fantasies, the island is as Nietzsche would say, a "hotbed for the strong" -- A selective breeding agent that culls the weaklings from the strong, a place where you have to be the best you can possibly be, as glorious and godlike as possible, to survive the trials. A lot of rational and logical material are interspersed with a lot of fantasy and story material to deliver a multitude of coded references to the history and practices of Illuminist thought. This story is a cosmic dialectical representation of that, as we witness how the flawed characters undergo their personal journey of self-actualization, their Jungian descent into the deep unconscious, their katabasis, their nekyia. This book is a story that illustrates the grand dialectic of the Hero's Journey, and how we must go through hell to get to heaven, how we must go wade through the gutters to fly to the stars, how we must struggle through the troughs to rise to the peaks.

  2. 5 out of 5

    Jake

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    Steve Nunn

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    Russell A. Jensen

  12. 4 out of 5

    Nox Prognatus

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    Константин

  14. 5 out of 5

    Andreia Khalil

  15. 4 out of 5

    Bodhidharma Pustaka

  16. 5 out of 5

    Marek ChoronZone

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