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With "The Perception Experiment," Jason Glover has created a new genre: the sacrilegious hard-boiled Apocalyptic novel. Adept in streaming literary magic, he's conjured a contemporary cinematic variation on the Book of Revelation with words alone. "The Perception Experiment" fiercely questions the function of belief. 'Becoming Too Aware' is the protagonist's bad trip in an ironic dystopia where pervasive, friendly-sinister theocratic repression provokes his contention with Lucifer and God. Paradoxically, it takes a devout artist to issue such a work. "The Perception Experiment" is a lively philosophical, torrentially poetic antidote to the 'Left Behind' books. Let us wish the gifted, prolific Mr. Glover sales of like magnitude and plenty of opportunity to exercise his considerable talent. ---Stephanie Mills, author of "Epicurean Simplicity" and "In Service of the Wild"

"The Perception Experiment" is a tantalizing Apocalyptic thriller. An intimate first-person narrative, it is the story of an individual discovering the extent of his indoctrination in an autocratic system -- a discovery that leads not just to liberation but madness as well. "The Perception Experiment" fuses theology, psychology and mythology in a mad spiraling post-modern deconstruction of totalitarian thought and control. This intriguing book exposes much of what is kept hidden by authority, government, churches... and maybe even yourself. ---Mike Darigan, author of "backpocket e-pistles"

About the Author

Jason Glover is an activist, poet, graphic designer and the owner/editor of Thirdeye Magazine (www.thirdeyemag.com), an independent art publication based in Traverse City, MI. He is 24 years old.
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  • Perfect Paperback: 328 pages
  • Publisher: Thirdeye Publications; 1st edition (March 1, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0979098122
  • ISBN-13: 978-0979098123
  • Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 5.2 x 8.2 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (3 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9,054,895 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Nathan S. Thompson on September 4, 2009
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Glover has taken several loosely connected concepts that may seem cliche when standing alone, and managed to tie them all together into a novel package that delights with the quality of nuance and form.
The prose is subtle, but powerful; themes such as alliteration and flow of words are used effectively to convey deeper meaning and enhance symbolism, and the choice of words is sometimes frantic, sometimes calculated, but always skillful.
The book is wet with symbolism, and subtle details drip from every page and catch the reader's eye and imagination. For anyone with an appreciation of world religions (Christianity certainly included), this book should prove an entertaining and thought-provoking experience.
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Writer, activist, poet and owner/editor of ThirdEye Magazine ( [...] ), Jason Glover has created an interesting post-apocalyptic world of religion, inter-weaved with science fiction and catastrophe in his first novel, The Perception Experiment. The core of this story is that a God loving and worshiping man begins to question his own spirituality, life and the community of followers around him after some minor epileptic type episodes. The character undergoes a mental transformation that eggs his new questioning of religion onward into a journey of self-discovery through feelings and ideas new to his clouded, God-fearing mind. Glover weaves a world where everything is not as it seems to the naked eye, and the never ending battle between God and Satan has claimed the main character as a pawn in the game of Armageddon. As the character becomes more aware of the inner workings of the world around him, he becomes angry with the way things are and his mission takes him to a new awareness. The climactic scene of demons and angels battling near a Tower of Babel-esque fortress is coupled with a dramatic and stunning twist of fate. Glover has created a world of his own with an intriguing plot and characters.

Yet, some of the writing almost seems forced at times,

and just about every other sentence is

broken.

With a space.

Or a new thought is broken out by a one-lined paragraph.

Paragraph after paragraph broken into bundles.

The writing style itself is an experimental oblivion of clichés and semi-poetic one-liners littered with bible passages and alliterative verse in first person present tense. At times, the narrative dilutes the idea of the story behind The Perception Experiment to the point that some of it seems to be lost.
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This book is definitely imaginative and has an intriguing plot. As a rational attack on Christianity it falls short. Without spoiling anything for you, I'd say that the metaphor gets lost in itself.

The perspective makes you feel as though you're actually in the characters mind. Which clogs the story because of the characters quickly deteriorating mental state. Imagine if the character of River Tam from Joss Whedons Serenity/Firefly had written a book. There are deep insights mixed in with an overabundance of random gibberish/analogies oppressing the storyline. If you skim over the strange often meaningless meandering parts and get to the core of the book it makes it a lot more interesting.
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