Monday, December 21, 2015

Ebook - The Mendelssohnian Theory review

I received this item in exchange for an honest review. 

I'm back with another book review today. I have a bunch of book reviews coming up in the next few weeks - time has gotten away from me a bit so I'm hoping I can get to them all in time :P Anyway, today I am reviewing the Mendelssohnian Theory by Dor Toker.

The Mendelssohnian Theory: A Path through Destiny
A tale of a boy who grew up as a hunted man then became a hunter.
In the future, Adam, 16, a Jewish resident of the Jewish Reserve, which is covered as the last step in the chain to make mankind become a new higher sophisticated being, chased by powers and corporations, wishing to put their hands on him and use his special skills for the realization of their own personality. The boy escapes from them across the solar system. They killed his parents, hurt his friends and now they try to prevent him from working alone. Adam fight for his life and for the right of controlling his fate.
Even in a world as complex as Earth, a single person has the power to change his destiny and by doing so he'll change the future determination of all mankind.
Imagine a world made by unknown creators, a world that makes sense only by assembling a puzzle, a part of a larger enigmatic operation. This world tangled up in probabilistic chains that lead to human and technological progress. Knowing that completing this puzzle will lead to a quantum leap in human progression. This is the essence of the official religion on that planet.
The Mendelssohnism is based on the theory of one great man: Moshe Mendelssohn.

I really like the plot of this story. However the book itself I found difficult to read at times. There often is no real sense of the passage of time and some events seem rather random. Giving the subject of the book I think that may have partly been done on purpose but it doesn't make for an easy read. The author also uses improper tenses throughout the book which made it difficult to want to read. The author includes copyrights on certain phrases throughout the story which wouldn't be terrible if there were more of a point to it and if done less frequently perhaps. His writing style is also very wordy at times adding to the level of difficulty.  

This is a little thing, but the title also gave me problems because it's kind of unusual I have difficulty remembering it, let alone pronouncing it. Anyway, the Medelssohnian Theory was longer than what I'm used to with ebooks so it took quite awhile to read through as well. As I mentioned, I did enjoy the plot and yet I found the end a bit predictable and kind of lacking. I'm unsure if there will be a sequel to this or not - it seems like there could be so that might be why.

I don't know if there's a problem with the Ebook format or how Kindle reads this book but there are numerous functionality issues. Many sentences are formatted with a large space followed by a period in the middle of the sentence. Additionally the remaining time for reading estimation is very much off. I kept reading and reading and it would tell me I had four hours remaining then the next minute it would tell me I had five hours. I would read for an hour and the time remaining would increase instead of decrease. This seems like a problem with Kindle itself but I haven't had any problems with other ebooks recently so I did want to mention it because it was frustrating. 

The Medelssohnian Theory is available on Amazon for $5.99 for Kindle or free with Kindle Unlimited. It is also available in paperback for $14.45.

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