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The End of Athens

3.6  ·  Rating Details ·  15 Ratings  ·  12 Reviews
In the year 2091, humans have lost the ability to dream. After decades of financial and social depression, dreams and aspirations have become a recessive gene—an impossibility of the modern mind.

Greece is one of the worst social and economic disaster zones, and all hope of a better future has been lost. One young man, Nikos, discovers that he is not like everybody else—th
ebook, 300 pages
Published May 2nd 2013 (first published April 30th 2013)
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Laura Greenwood
Aug 14, 2013 Laura Greenwood rated it liked it
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Review posted August 14th on http://a-reader-lives-a-thousand-live...

I received a copy of The End of Athens from a goodreads group in exchange for my honest review.

The year is 2091, and Nikos is unique as he is the only person in Greece who is able to dream. In the bleak future, Greece has been forces ito poverty with a non-existent economy and a highly corrupted government. When Nikos meets Delilah and they begin a friendship, he finally tells someone about his dreams, sparking her interest an
Jul 01, 2013 Zoe rated it liked it
Shelves: 2013

Overall: Interesting theme, though not very actioned packed until close to the end. Didn’t feel attached to the characters, and the plot wasn’t interesting enough. That put aside, I think the idea of the story- the idea of dreams- was very interesting. Would definitely recommend.
Recommended Age: 12+
Thumbs Up: 3
Characters: Didn’t feel attached to them.
Plot: Slow start, but interesting towards the end.
Page Turner: Yes
Series Cont.? N/A
Recommend: Yes
Book Crush: None *sigh*

Jul 06, 2013 Joann rated it it was ok
The Cover:
Awesome! Really caught my eyes! An eye looking at you right from the center of the book, creepy in such a good way!

First Impression:
Awesome concept! Sounds like a great book!
Once I really started to read this book I lost track of the story so many times. I would be very surprised if this book becomes a favorite to many teenagers, its quite flat and I honestly was quite bored numerous times. There is very little action and the plot did not jump out at me like so many of my favorite boo
Jul 12, 2013 Stefanie rated it it was ok
I was given a free copy of this book in return for an honest review.

I'm not going to lie, the concept sucked me in. Imagine a world with no dreams-something most of us take for granted. Having said that, the book didn't hold my attention. This is due to the fact that I am not someone who has an interest in Greek culture and mythology and this particular book places heavy emphasis on that.

I also lost track of the point of the story along the way and found myself reading but not retaining any of
Kevin Perry
Jul 10, 2013 Kevin Perry rated it it was amazing
This book is a must read for people seeking spiritual enlightenment and motivation. It's a very interesting look at where our society may be heading if we don't take a step back to "smell the roses" so to speak. Although a fictional premise, the author does a great job at making the story come to life and have real world application. The main premise of the book may not have been to motivate you to live a more fulfilling life, but it definitely got the thoughts rolling around in my head.
Nina (The Bookish Confections)
Dreams are very important in our daily life. It affect us physically, mentally, emotionally and psychologically. Of course, dreams can either be what we experience when we sleep or what we want to achieve. At first, I thought End of Athens was only pointing out to the ability of people to dream while asleep. Then as the story went on, I realized it has a deeper thought, and that is, people have lost the hope of dreaming for their present and their future.

As much as I love the premise of End of
Nancy (The Avid Reader)
I received a free copy of the book from the author for my honest opinion.

Nikos is 27 years old and lives in a world where humans have lost the ability to dream. They have lost their way. Humans have given up they longer care about their lives and what they want to do with them. No one has a career or dreams anymore. They look for jobs that will pay the bills not one that will make them happy. The government is no longer help to take care of the elderly or the homeless. All the government cares a
Jul 11, 2013 Bianca rated it really liked it
*I was provided with a free copy of this book for the blog tour. Thank you!*

I wanna start this review by saying that I live in Greece. I know the situation here, I know the people, I know the places. So when I received an e-mail for this blog tour, I immediately wanted to read it. Especially because the action takes place in the future. I was curious to see how did Anthony imagine Greece’s future.

I’m very impressed with this book. Though it scared me. I love Greece, but I know that I won’t live
Aug 09, 2013 ѦѺ™ rated it it was amazing
"That which the dream shows is the shadow of such wisdom as exists in man, even if during his waking state he may know nothing about it...." - Paracelsus

the world has not progressed much in 2091. humanity is still waging war against poverty, hunger, greed and corruption but all that is about to change. in the city of Athens, it begins with one man and his unique ability to dream....
set in the distant future, author Anthony Karakai's dystopian novel looks at one man's quest to find his purpose in
Jul 03, 2013 Sarah rated it it was amazing
I loved this book (but then again, I like books that make you think)! The plot was complex and the characters developed with a heavy reference to ancient Greek culture- I think unless you know your history, you wouldn't catch on. While it might be classified a thriller, it also encompasses a deeper story line than constant gun battles and gasps. I think the point of the finale which some readers missed was that this isn't an action book- I found the final scene surprising, and can see an ...more
Jul 01, 2013 Susan rated it it was amazing
Shelves: finished
Anthony pens "The End of Athens" in a realistic and complex plot that will keep you thinking for some time. His characters are very well developed, believable and at times a bit magickal. This book captivated me from the very beginning and would not let me go, even days after I finished reading it. Highly recommended for all mystery, thriller and suspense fans.

This review is based on a complimentary copy from the author which was provided for an honest review.
Anthony Karakai
May 07, 2013 Anthony Karakai rated it it was amazing  ·  (Review from the author)
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Anthony Michael Karakai was born in Melbourne, Australia.

His father is Hungarian and mother French-Italian. Holding an International Business degree, he is also a qualified percussionist and music producer, having studied music extensively since the age of eight. His articles have been published internationally in various magazines and sites, which is cited as a favourite past time of his.
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“Dreaming is the love potion that gives meaning to the world, our world. And nothing should ever break that.” 5 likes
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