“What’s more fascinating than sinking into the world of books?” I have been reading books of all genres lately and this is one of those great reads.
What’s the book about?
It is a philosophical fiction book titled Mad Reality vs Aurelius, that resembles Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Frederic Nietzsche. Like Nietzsche’s Zarathustra, protagonist fictitious travels and endeavours serve as a metaphoric vehicle to present and illustrate philosophical ideas such as subjectivity of reality that people experience in their daily life, influence of religion on the world and its anatomy, psychology of the masses and of love, possibility and requisites of happiness. It consists of two narratives: one follows endeavours of main protagonist Aurelius and the other describes major historical events of the world of Mad Reality. Most characters and events in actuality are an allegoric representations of the real world concepts and ideas, for example Maximus embodies Ancient Rome, its values and metaphysics.
The story is set in a magic and odd technology infused, somewhat bizarre and even gruesome, metaphoric world. It starts with Aurelius reflecting over the disappearance of a mysterious women named THD as well as over everything his life had been about so far. As the story progresses, not only details of their love affair and other events revealed, but also both surface and hidden reasons behind various events of his life and even those of a broader world that caused it all to turn out this way.
Well, James Ayrford has done it all in a compiled short read. The title is fantastic, grips your attention and brings on the curiosity in readers mind. As the pace continues, you tend to comprehend the whole essence of it, the mind behind a crafted piece. It is a masterpiece written in a compelling and thought-provoking manner about the influence of religion on people. If you are an avid reader of historic events, this is a must read.
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