Monday 24 November 2014

Reviews For "Invasion of The Earthmen by Vitor Rodrigues"

Review for Invasion of the Earthmen. Special thanks to Bettina Myers for her awesome and astute (and the first) review of the new book by Vitor Rodrigues, soon to be published by Inner Vision Press.  

"I really enjoyed this book. The “Invasion of the Earthmen” is a fascinating, well-researched interplanetary adventure written in an accessible language, with characters that are convincing and often delightful. Henry Livingstone is the book’s hero, who takes an earth-ship and crew on a voyage to the planet Ixnor. The events that ensue in this idealistic utopia surprise the intrepid earthmen with Livingstone, who soon realise that they may have bitten off more than they can chew. The book surprised me at every turn and I really never knew what was going to happen next – a gripping spiritual tale." 

Review by Bettina Myers, 17th November 2014.

 "I really enjoyed reading “Invasion of the Earthmen”. It was easy, fast and fun reading ideal for someone who wants a fun book that also can make you think. “Invasion of the Earthmen” is now what I would call a retro sci-fi novel that dwells on the evolution of mankind and its consciousness. 

Unlike other consciousness evolution titles (The Celestine Prophecy comes to mind) Vitor’s utopia in Ixnor is not boring, one sided or totalitarian. One could imagine one of the nonviolent planets of C. S. Lewis’s cosmic trilogy evolving into something like Ixnor.

The point for consciousness evolution is well made and the clarity of the narrative helps one to rapidly absorb it. It is clear from the start that the main narrative – the huge earth space ship journey to a distant planet – is but a shadow reflection of the true journey one is to witness – an inner journey more for the reader than of any of the characters. The non-sequential first chapters alert the reader to the inner character of the book and its subject, consciousness.
Like “One hundred zen stories” this book allows you to ponder on high matters without demanding much of you. It’s fun, easy reading with consciousness in mind."

Review by Maria Miguens, 8th December 2014.

Copyrights Inner Vision Press, 2014.

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