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really liked it 4.00  ·  Rating details ·  25 ratings  ·  14 reviews
Um objeto nao identificado estaciona na Lua, ninguem parece saber a sua origem. Gustavo um informatico de meia idade, com uma vida comoda e cinzenta, decide fazer uma lista, juntamente com dois amigos, para tentar sobreviverem no caso de um hipotetico ataque. Fica obcecado com a lista, gasta uma fortuna, assalta uma farmacia e e considerado louco pela propria familia, mas ...more
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Published January 2nd 2016 by Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
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Dec 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Este libro cuenta una historia realmente genial, una forma de relatar muy interesante, lleno de giros y sorpresas que hacen que te mantengas todo el tiempo con ganas de leer más. No me ha dejado indiferente, desde que empieza hasta que termina me ha ido sorprendiendo y despertando emociones de todo tipo. Me han apasionado sobre todo los diálogos entre los personajes, me parecen brutales algunos de ellos…Es de esos libros que te hacen pensar y plantearte un poco sobre cómo se comporta el ser huma ...more
Feb 20, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
“He who controls the past, controls the future; he who controls the present, controls the past.” George Orwell

Portuguese born Gonçalo J. Nunes Dias graduated in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He lives today in the Basque Country, Spain and on his social media listing addresses himself and an author, ornithologist and a cork tree expert! THE GOOD DICTATOR is his debut novel – and it promises to be the first in a series Gonçalo is ca
Janie Evans
Apr 02, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
"The Good Dictator I: The Birth of an Empire (Volume 1): by Foncalo JN Dias is my first read from this author. The story will grab your attention and keep a hold of it. There is so much to this book. If you read the exert you'll get a general idea of the story. The real gem is actually digging into this story with its many twists and turns. I seriously didn't want to put this down because I wanted to know what was going to happen next.
Mar 27, 2017 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
So Gonçalo contacted me and I automatically became intrigued with what the book was about that I just couldn't say no. I begun the book a while ago but had to put it on pause whilst I read other books but once I got back to this book I simply could not put it down.

Straight away we are swept up into the world and ways of our main character Gustavo, its done in such a way that we can identify with him. I connected with him instantly, in no specific way for a while but somehow I just felt like Gust
Montserrat Esteban
sinceramente, Estoy deseando leer la segunda parte. Me parece una muy buena descripción de lo que es disponer de poder y querer conservarlo
Victoria Siczak
Mar 12, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An intriguing tale of suspense and mayhem, "The Good Dictator," is more than an alien invasion apocalypse. Author Goncalo J. Nunes Dias delivers an extraordinary tale of human perception and survival. A mysterious green object lands on the moon, however no one including the authorities believe the device may be cataclysmic. A ordinary man, Gusavo, and a few of his friends, decide to formulate a survival tactics, just in case. This is not an easy task, because everyone else thinks he is being som ...more
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Dystopian fiction is experiencing a rush of popularity in the wake of Brexit and Trump so I think The Good Dictator is a particularly well-timed read and scarily prescient in many of its scenes. Set in Portugal, the novel offers a European view of pre- and post-apocalyptic society which is interestingly different from similarly themed American offerings. It is very much an indie novel so there are problems with pacing and excessive irrelevant
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May 25, 2016 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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Primeiro livro deste autor, que no seu primeiro trabalho é bastante promissor. A historia passa-se entre Lisboa e pequenas aldeias de Portugal e Espanha e acompanha a um informático, de meia-idade, com um casamento fracassado, cínico, politicamente incorrecto. A apresentação do informático, Gustavo, é divinal, bastante bem elaborada. A historia vai ganhando força, mas são as ultimas 40/50 páginas que as reviravoltas são tantas, a história é tão empolgante que é impossível deixar de ler e sobretu ...more
Sep 21, 2017 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
I received a free copy from the author in exchange for an honest review.

The first thing I noticed was that The Good Dictator either wasn’t written in English, or had been but English isn’t the author’s first language. There were some issues with tenses and plurals at the beginning, and some language discrepancies that made the plot a little muddled. For example, at one point Gustavo says that his wife is a good Mother to his boys/sons, but a few pages later you discover that Gustavo and his wife
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Before I go into the detail of this review, I want to state up front that the original novel was written in Portuguese and that the English version, that I’ve read, may not reflect the same quality of work. For Gonçalo Nunes Dias’ sake, I truly hope that the original version isn’t nearly as riddled with typos and confusing sentences which have most likely been generated due to a direct translation.

The Good Dictator follows an average Joe, Gustavo, as the world learns of the existence of an alien
Jan 02, 2018 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Hacía mucho que no leía una novela y por recomendación de una amiga me animé con esta. No conociendo al autor me parecía un riesgo para volver a empezar, pero me ha encantado. Una novela dinámica y fácil de leer. Perfecta para volver a engancharme a la lectura de nuevas historias. Me gustó la originalidad de la trama y los personajes.
Alex Ronk
Antes que nada tengo que agradecer una vez más al autor por ponerse en contacto conmigo para leer y reseñar su libro :D No hice la reseña antes porque como saben había estado muy enferma y se me fueron juntando todas las entradas y después fue Navidad y ya saben cómo es todo el rollo que se arma :P pero por fin traigo la reseña.

Para mi gusto tiene varios errores narrativos que no sé si tengan que ver con la edición o con algún otro aspecto, que si bien no es un mal libro y la historia tiene bu
Todd Simpson
Jan 28, 2017 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Excellent Story, with a very interesting plot. I love a book that gets you thinking, and this one certainly grabbed my attention. I like the way the Author has portrayed Gustavo as a character, and I really enjoyed following him throughout this story. You would have thought he was just an average bloke, a little quirky, but he’s certainly not average. Gustavo hates his in laws, doesn’t love his wife anymore, and is happy to cruise in a job where he only puts in half a day’s work. However, this g ...more
Amy Shannon
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A unique approach to the rise of the world from the latest end of the world. This is a book that portrays the accuracy of human nature and the will to survive. It's the start of an intended trilogy and I look forward to reading what comes next. This book has strong characters and great chemistry between them. It's a compelling story and a very ambitious book. I like that it has twisted several genres in one, and it connects very well.
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