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"Definitely a unique book and one to read a couple of times over, even if you have read this before." —the AfterImage


"This book made me doubt my own sanity and the very existence of the universe as I know it. But raging madness is a small price to pay for this quick, enjoyable little read." —Forever Young Adult


"Intentional Dissonance brings about an emotional complexity to the genre that no other sci-fi story has ever brought to the table. There's almost a poetic ache while you read about scientists and technology through Jon's suffering and his inability to control his gifts." —Critiques 4 Geeks

About the Author

Iain S. Thomas is a new media artist and author. As an author, his most famous work is I Wrote This For You, which he writes under the pseudonym ‘pleasefindthis’ - a blog then book that’s been on poetry bestseller lists since its launch in December 2011. He regularly writes for The Huffington Post on poetry, creativity and life. He currently lives in Cape Town, South Africa.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 172 pages
  • Publisher: Central Avenue Publishing (December 1, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1926760867
  • ISBN-13: 978-1926760865
  • Product Dimensions: 5.5 x 0.5 x 8.5 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.8 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #132,302 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By Zak on December 8, 2012
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This book is absolutely phenomenal. I finished it and just had to sit there for a while waiting for it to sink in. Its the sort of story that builds an incredibly personal response in you, which shouldn't have surprised me nearly as much considering that same quality appears in Iain's blog posts. Buy this book and read it. He really is a master of writing white noise, "that way, anyone could find what they were looking for in it."
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I did not expect much going into this book, just wanted a quick good read, but it definitely left me breathless. This is the kind of book that after you read it, you just kind of lay there and think about it. It was a tad confusing at times, but was a very interesting take on the overdone 'post apocalyptic' idea. Some very good quotes and ideas that just leave you with great and intriguing thoughts.
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I nearly loved this book if it wasn't for the many typos within the Kindle version that I read, but other than the mistakes it didn't go wrong. It's a short, quick read because it flows so brilliantly and leaves the reader in constant suspense.

The main character, Jon, narrates the complex story in third person. He is a likeable character who responds to the complicated and risky obstacles he encounters in an understandable way. The reader can't help but empathize with Jon's unfortunate circumstance, and have their mind-boggling at the conclusion of his story. I recommend this book to anyone who wants to read something that will have them wondering about the plot for days.
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Whoa this book was so deep on so many levels I feel like my brain is going to explode. It was a bit slow in the beginning but picked up speed soon after. I'm so happy I read this book. Wow... honestly I'm speechless. Read this book you won't regret it
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Iain Thomas paints an incredibly vivid picture of a world that looks so alien at first glance but becomes hauntingly more familiar as the links to reality start sinking in. His reflection on the trends in society are sometimes subtle and sometimes more direct but always poignant and insightful. Reminiscent of a lot of the Murakami novels, Iain creates his very own surreal atmosphere that stays with you long after you put this book down. After the initial surprises of the world that he has created, you starting feeling at home there and it's hard to put the book down. His imagery is really quite impressive.

A couple of issues though:
Some typos and missing words I thought. Really bothers me because it makes it seem like this book was rushed and unpolished.
All the characters kind of sound the same or use the same language which make them implausible. I found One Eye particularly implausible (especially his wood carving monologue). Unless there's a good reason they all sounds the same...
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Where to begin with this book?? It may be the most captivating thing I have read in so long. I couldn't put it down until I had read through the entire thing. Beautifully written and hits you with a message that all you can do is sit and absorb once you finish. It truly pushes your inner boundaries. This is one I will be reading more than once to see how the story evolves the more I can pay attention to the nuances I may have missed from the first time.
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I found this to be a very enjoyable read, similar in feelings to that of "I Wrote This For You" but as a novel, it has a story line of interesting context. I find it had to describe, but in short a bleak future filled with grim details reminiscent of the world we live in now and I suppose, it's a story of what could be. Just give it a read, it's worth it.
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This is the type of book that you can read again and again and gain more from it upon each reading. It is also the type of book to make you sit down and consider your life, the ones you love, etc. It was truly a beautiful piece of work that I will recommend any chance I get.
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