- File Size: 517 KB
- Print Length: 298 pages
- Publisher: Theo Von Cezar; 3 edition (May 29, 2014)
- Publication Date: May 29, 2014
- Sold by: Amazon.com Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B003VYC7K8
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,925,104 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Godonism Kindle Edition
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Maybe there isn't quite enough people interested in such ideas, it's a little too deep for our dumbed down society......at least that's how I see it. It's rather like the book of Revelation, full of symbolisms that are open to interpretation, who really knows what it means?
I think a lot of readers may find Godonism a little too 'out there' to maintain an interest from cover to cover. I hope I'm wrong, I think people should question their reality, or perhaps it's easier to simply go back to sleep.
- Lux River - YouWriteOn
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While the craftsmanship of his novel GODONISM is richly imbued with a gift for the English language pushed to literary heights, the flow of the novel is at times daunting for the readers’ concentration. But give in to the fact that tackling this novel is an act of commitment and the rewards are there by book’s end.
Hints of this sci-fi dystopian fantasy are present in a few summations or preparations for this novel: ‘In a world ruled by a 'perfect' chaos, at the peak of the highest decadence, the falling of the everlasting gold, embraced by the savage anarchy itself, has started. It is a time when people have to pawn their souls, minds, spirits and other most valuable 'assets', so they can buy more measurable time, which means the prolonging of their very existence and agony. For time to come the survivors will be those who will follow only their instincts rather than following their judgments. For some of them it is time to turn to God whereas for the others - a few of them were left - it is time to ask anagrammatic questions at which others must find complex answers. Set in the year 159, Nebula Era – a future of most volatile times - when people have to pawn their minds in order to survive, and, at the peak of decadence, the falling of the everlasting gold unexpectedly comes. The two eighteen-year-old boys, Ahma and Jovian, through a scheme contrived by the head of the state, Alzegotha, and the mighty State itself, with the help of Black Petal – Alzegotha’s beautiful fiancee – and with the support of the Pawn House and MondoCash, are forced by the harshness of the times to embark on a struggle for survival and therefore have no other choice but to submit to Black Petal’s demand and start selling tickets for Hereafter.’
Or as Theo summarizes, ‘Ahma and Jovian, two eighteen-year-old boys, have been given the sack from Windmill Plant - an electricity generating company. They don’t have too many options left since the present economy (it is the year 159 of Nebula Era) can no longer sustain a population of fifty billions people. While roaming the streets of Nebula City, the boys are presented a choice by a guardian angel whom they meet in a building called ‘The Church of Nonbelievers.’ As long as they follow the instructions strictly and do not deviate from the plan, everything is going to be fine, the woman says, otherwise they will meet death or beggary. All they have to do is deliver tickets to Hereafter One and Hereafter Two. The sinners, when the time has come, will be granted eternal life in Hereafter. The boys accept the offer and things go as planned for almost two years. Then a revolt of all beggars erupts in Nebula City. This coincides with the elections for the mayor of Nebula City, which turns out to be a fierce battle in which the chief off all beggars also competes. By now the anarchy has spread throughout the entire city.
But to taste the flavor of Theo’s writing skills, the following excerpt from the Prologue follows: ‘It was the beginning of a chilly Zedober—the third month of that bloody year according to the new Nebula calendar. Making use of a thick power cord which they had found in a gutter in downtown Nebula and which they had vigorously tied around their waists so they could keep hold of each other, Ahma and Jovian kept walking in zigzag on Resurrection Boulevard through what appeared to be a never-ending blizzard. They had been wandering the streets of Nebula City for hours trying to take refuge from the vitriolic wind that cut savagely through the bare portions of their faces when they finally found themselves in front of an obscure dapple-grey building. They thought that the small temple-like architecture was the right place to spend the night in. CHURCH OF ALL NONBELIEVERS was engraved on the silver plate pinned to the timeworn frontispiece. And beneath it, WE SHALL FIGHT FOR KNOWLEDGE AND AGAINST THE DECAY OF OUR MINDS.’
After accompanying Theo on the journey he has written there are quotations from the author that offer insights into his philosophy. He deserves a wider audience for his work. Grady Harp, November 17
I felt like this was a really unique and interesting concept but it reading it was complex. Like there was more fluff and fantasy references then necessary. Typically I enjoy fast paced books but this was a bit too fast for my taste. Like I just needed a moment to understand what was happening.
I do think there is a lot of symbolism and societal references that keep things interesting. I can always appreciate a book that both entertains while trying to do a little bit of education at the same time.