A novel that explores Atheism, for the first time in fiction, through the heroic story of two men who start Ergoism, a modern religion based on science. What if you had the power to create a new world religion? What tenets and principles would you choose? How would you reconcile modern knowledge with ancient beliefs? Explore these questions through Daniel Breuer, the foundA novel that explores Atheism, for the first time in fiction, through the heroic story of two men who start Ergoism, a modern religion based on science. What if you had the power to create a new world religion? What tenets and principles would you choose? How would you reconcile modern knowledge with ancient beliefs? Explore these questions through Daniel Breuer, the founder of Ergoism, argue your own premise through the sceptic eyes of Raghu Iyer, and choose your path like Alice Arterton – an inquisitive journalist introduced to this radical concept. Whether you accept a side in the argument or choose to stay in the middle, at every twist and turn, you will find this book a pleasure to read. Experience an invigorating challenge to set notions through its thrilling plot, bold characters and quick-paced storytelling, blended with cold hard logical reasoning. A deeply thought-provoking novel, “The God in the Middle” offers the reader an opportunity to undertake a personal journey through the world of belief and faith.www.thegodinthemiddle.com...
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the god in the middle Reviews
Whenever I can't finish a book I automatically give it a one star rating. This book was a struggle to get to the 50% mark. I like to give a book until 50% before I really decide that I just can't finish it.Let's start with the obvious. The formatting is wrong. The kindle version is double spaced with skipped lines between paragraphs. Really. There are a million typographical errors. There are a million grammatical errors. There are tons of formatting errors. The word "atheist" should not be capitalized. I would suggest getting a good copy editor but this book needs much more than that.Just as fundamentally, the author does not seem to know what a novel is. A novel is not just an exposition of your ideas put into the mouths of nominal characters. There has to be a STORY. The story has to be compelling. There have to be character arcs. There has to be suspense. There have to be scenes and sequels. There needs to be action and tension. The story has to be shown and not told. And it has to be believable at some level. The reader has to connect to the characters enough so that he/she cares about them. None of this happens in this book.There are many good novels out there about religion/atheism. I would suggest that the author read some of those to get an idea of how it is done within the context of a novel. Maybe start with Cat's Cradle by Kurt Vonnegut.
Refreshingly original. Hard to draw a parallel with any other novel, pick either the genre of atheism or of fiction, this book creatively weaves both. It wraps itself around two main guys, who create a new religion called Ergoism and the story warms up through its journey. Can this religion fashion itself to the modern day realities, contemporary knowledge and also acheive its goals? How far can one really go? The plot thickens, is complex, and I found it interesting to ponder and follow upon the choices of its principles, goals, and decisions at every stage - each arrived at through a process of self-critique, debate & argument propounded by its characters. The narrative may be detailed, exhaustive at times where points of views are presented, but the story is gripping and you will want to continue to find out what really happens in the end (& the point of it all). I found it to be a passionate and honest debut attempt, lending itself to question or affirm one's own personal premises and assumptions. Recommended as any rational, thinking reader's delight....
I am struggling to rate this book a 3. If I were to rate it on writing standards, readability and suspension of disbelief as the story unfolds, it would not rise above a 1. But Satyajit Nair, while having trouble with English as a second language, and not yet an accomplished novelist, is obviously a bright person who has devoted considerable thought and research regarding theism and atheism, and the violence the clash of various religions often produces. If you can set aside the contrived story and read for the deeper content, Nair's book is thought provoking and worthy of the not inconsiderable effort it takes to finish it. Don't even dive in, though, if you lack the resolve to finish it because you'll miss the good it offers and only end up abandoning the book for it's dubious writing quality, having derived no benefit at all from the effort.