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  • ISBN-13: 9781600200489
  • Publisher: CoDe Publishing
  • Publication date: 7/4/2010
  • Pages: 406
  • Product dimensions: 0.83 (w) x 8.00 (h) x 5.25 (d)

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  • Posted July 31, 2010

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    Great summary of the mess we're in

    I see this book as a summary of the mess we're in as a country. We got politicians who could give a crap about us. Pressure groups and corporations dictating laws. and no one else cares. Well some people do care- and those people who actually realize that this country is going down the drain will love this book. It's not a thriller on the level of Alfred Hitcock or M. Night Shamalan, but the plot is pretty good and the characters are intersting. The biggest thing about this book is the awesome quotes you get on every other page. My favorite is "I don't believe in the Constitution because I'm American, I'm American because I believe in the Constitution." Words to live by my friends! Buy this book and let's start turning things around.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted August 4, 2010

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    A document of our

    'Gods of Ruin' is a classic fictional account of a civilization in social and political turmoil. Like 'Atlas Shrugged' or 'Nineteen Eighty-four' before it, this book takes the great questions of the current age and frames them around a gripping narrative that draws the reader in and reveals truth in a very entertaining way. In fact, many of the same problems Rand and Orwell faced in the '40s and '50s are still relevant, and, as Morse has shown, still make for a compelling story. But 'Gods of Ruin' is in no way a simple rehashing of those masterpieces; it is original and timely in its own right and provides a new work to a list of political masterpieces.

    The most unique aspect of this piece is the brilliant insight the author lends into the inner workings of contemporary policy making and Washington D.C. culture in general. No one can know for sure if this exact story would ever happen, but the reader can be sure that similar stories are going on right now in the power centers of the world-simply read the headlines or tune into chatter in political spheres. With 'Gods of Ruin,' Morse puts faces and names to these obscure images, and gives the audience something tangible with which to grasp the state of the modern geopolitical system.

    In doing so, Morse provides us with a galaxy of characters that are absolutely unforgettable-the outsider Com DeGroot, the political hack Kevin Donovan, the career people's man Roger Thurston, the slimy back-room guy Duane Delano, the old sage Freeman Jennings, the cheery idealist Santiago Garza, the sophisticated beauty Cate Heatherton. Their interactions all weave together to form some of the most memorable scenes this reader has come across in modern fiction, scenes that almost beg for a follow-up movie.

    Perhaps the best endorsement one could give for this book is the fact that these characters and scenes stand out beyond the ideological underpinning. It is true that Morse has political beliefs and he uses this book as a way to promote those beliefs (successfully, I might add), but he does so in such a way that is not hostile or condescending like other political novels might. He does not put his own words in the virtuous and productive characters and then put anyone else's in fruitless and lazy characters-all shades of the political spectrum are represented in this text, and good cases are made for each. Morse leaves it up to the reader to decide what to make of Ur and modern civilization as a whole. One way or another, it is that approach that makes this book such a great work, and, one might speculate, makes this book a central component to solving the various problems we currently face.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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