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3.9 of 5 stars 3.90  ·  rating details  ·  10 ratings  ·  6 reviews
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 t ...more
Kindle Edition, 3rd, 369 pages
Published February 11th 2011 (first published July 15th 2010)
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Godonism by Theo von Cezar is a dystopian science fiction novel. The story follows two friends Amha and Jovian who start the book together then go their separate ways. The chapters alternate between the characters and their adventures. Both are non-believers who end up agreeing to sell tickets to the Hereafter for the religious community. Sinners offered salvation with a purchase. The society on the whole would be one that would make the likes of J.G. Ballard proud. There is a chaos, but really
Natasja Hellenthal
"Love is extinct but hate is not"

Review by Natasja Hellenthal, author of The Queen's Curse

This is not my usual read, I have to be honest; this was in fact the first Dystopian novel I’ve ever read! But I love speculative fiction as a whole so I’m glad I did.
It reminded me a bit of the movie Equilibrium which I absolutely love in the sense that people have lost all freedom of mind in this story.

This is the story of Ahma and Jovian, two eighteen year olds who live on a futuristic earth that by no
L. S.
I'm typically a very fast reader. However, in order to get a good grasp of what was happening in Godonism, I really had to slow down and read very carefully. The author throws a lot of information at the reader very quickly, and uses excessive description in an attempt to clear up the information, but sometimes it only serves to make the story convoluted. I even went back and read the summary of the book to see if there was something that I missed, and I was right: at no point in the story did I ...more
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“Godonism” by Theo Von Cezar, asks a lot from the reader. It’s enjoyable, but you will need to really keep an open but focused mind while reading. I thought reading Cloud Atlas was difficult, but trying to understand this book was tough too.
The story is told from the perspectives of two boys, Ahma and Jovian. The futuristic world they live in is not pleasant. I’ve read stories about post-apocalyptic worlds, but the one in this book was quite different. It’s a world that’s falling apart and peop
Lee French
This novel is a difficult read. The writing style is heavy on excessive description, sometimes using adjectives and adverbs in ways that are tough to puzzle out. I really didn't understand the book, other than it seems to be a discussion about the inevitability of corruption in organized religion and a rebuke of a government melded with religion.

However, many of the scenes are incredibly fascinating as depictions of surrealism. Several times I felt as if I was reading sequences akin to M.C. Eshe
It really takes a while for me to write a review for this novel. The truth is, I have a mixed feeling about the book. I love the thought of apocalyptic times, but at the same time, there was too many things going on. Somehow it felt like a scientology preaches. Yeah, it has something new and exciting about it but it is quite crazy for me; not in a bad way, and not in a good way either. Maybe dystopian is not my thing. I appreciate the author's imaginations and ideas but for me, it was a so-so st ...more
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