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Let There Be Lite

3.79  ·  Rating details ·  68 ratings  ·  8 reviews
On a planet remarkably similar to our own, in the voraciously capitalist United States of Atlantis, the most powerful (i.e. richest) man in the world is media and IT tycoon John Lockes, who made his fortune by copyrighting the Return Key on computer keyboards. But Lockes is also a philanthropist and has, through his company Infologix, devised a scheme that will effectively ...more
Paperback, 416 pages
Published March 1st 2001 by Bantam (first published October 1st 2000)
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Joy Tan
Nov 17, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: fiction
The caption of the book: in the beginning, there was laughter... And god it was good!
The book absolutely lives up to the caption. I didn't know this when I first read it many years ago, but it was probably my first introduction to themes of existentialism - the idea tt the universe is inherently absurd and there's nothing humans can do about it. It deals with some pretty intense and dark themes, politics, freedom, deomocracy, science, absurdity, religion... It delivers some pretty hard-hitting
Mar 07, 2016 rated it really liked it
took a while to get going with this one, but when the subtleties started working its magic it turned out to be a truly enjoyable read, with an unexpected, though also unsurprisingly logical (as was the entire novel), finale.
in more detail, it's the punchlines, the randomly sowed philosophical dilemmas of the current era, the non-judgmental bystander perspective of the author that made me giddy thinking: i need to show this book to my friends! they'd LOVE it and i can't wait to hear what they thi
Sep 05, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Brilliant. Simply astonishing. The author is writing so cunningly and to-the-point that I just had to agree with whatever the current character was claiming, no matter how little sense it made. One of the best and most influencing books I have read in my entire life so far.
Maja Lange
Absurdity galore; it's hilarious. :)
Richard Mulholland
Jul 25, 2010 rated it liked it
Shelves: comedy
Not bad, amusing
Damjan Krstanović
Starts brightly, but loses the edge throughout the book. It's perfectly alright, but misses that certain something for higher rating.

Ed van der Winden
Feb 09, 2014 rated it it was amazing
I think this is the funniest book I have ever read. Nothing is sacred, funny from start to finish. And (amazingly) it even has an interesting story.
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