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review Lord of the World Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Sm made the novel a counterpoint to the socialist themed dystopias written at the same time by H G Wells The Sleeper Awakes and Jack London The Iron Heel Introduced and edited by Luke Hartwell author of Atom Heart John Beloved. I was ready to give this book 5 stars right up until the last page maybe even the last line The writing is lush complex with the sort of Victorian era delight in rich and beautiful language that one seldom encounters these days and it was a joy to read Here s an exampleIt was a very upright old man that Father Franklin saw in the chair before him of medium height and girth with hands clasping the bosses of his chair arms and an appearance of great and deliberate dignity But it was at the face chiefly that he looked dropping his gaze three or four times as the Pope s blue eyes turned on him They were extraordinary eyes reminding him of what historians said of Pius X the lids drew straight lines across them giving him the look of a hawk but the rest of the face contradicted them There was no sharpness in that It was neither thin nor fat but beautifully modelled in an oval outline the lips were clean cut with a look of passion in their curves the nose came down in an auiline sweep ending in chiselled nostrils the chin was firm and cloven and the poise of the whole head was strangely youthful It was a face of great generosity and sweetness set at an angle between defiance and humility but ecclesiastical from ear to ear and brow to chin the forehead was slightly compressed at the temples and beneath the white cap lay white hair It had been the subject of laughter at the music halls nine years before when the composite face of well known priests had been thrown on a screen side by side with the new Pope s for the two were almost indistinguishableIsn t that glorious Who writes like that these daysAs to plot since I m a fan of post apocalypse although this is pre and during it was a great fit Lord of the World presents a world in which secular humanism has carried the day and religion has been reduced to a mildly embarrassing and socially inappropriate habit like chewing with one s mouth open The Catholic Church is the lone holdout and even they have been reduced to only two countries Rome and Ireland with a few scattered believers here and there in the remainder Now the author was an Anglican priest and son of the Archbishop of Canterbury so you know which side is going to win in the eventual Apocalypse but it isn t at all obvious at the beginning Initially Benson does an excellent job presenting this triumph of rationality as a positive development for mankind but gradually skillfully slowly there grows in the reader a sort of creeping nameless horror The fate of Mabel Brand is perhaps the saddest and most heart wrenching of all Curiously in many ways Mabel reminded me strongly of Cherryl Brooks Taggart in Atlas Shrugged they both discover a lie at the heart of their lives and want to face the truth no matter what when they do well no for fear of spoilersThose looking for battles and car chases and excitement and the Rapture will be bored Those who enjoy a subtle philosophical approach to Armageddon will be entranced though you may want to keep a Latin dictionary handySo what happened Why five stars right up until the last page Well it s not that I object to what happens on the last page but rather the fact that it IS the last page The ending is exceedingly abrupt as though the author expended all his energy getting the reader to that point and then collapsed Not that I can imagine where the story could have gone it s a pretty comprehensive last page but we ve been trained to expect buildup climax denouement Well you get a climax for sure but no denouement whatsoever It s uite the crashStill I highly recommend it Just be prepared to be let down ungently at the end

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review Lord of the World Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Before Huxley before Orwell and long before Fahrenheit 451 A Clockwork Orange Blade Runner and The Hunger Games Robert Hugh Benson wrote a story of the coming of the Anti Christ that today is considered one of the first modern. Not sure what to write as a reviewLoved reading this book And the dystopia presented in the book is very visible in today s world This book was written in the begiining of the 20th century 1907 It imagines the future 2000 when Humanity Religion Humanitarianism will overtake the entire world The oly challenge it will feel will be from the Catholic religion which will by then reduced to a small minority The whole world will unite under one leadership Lord of the World having one religion humanitarianism as the uniting force The Lord of the World and the last Pope of the Catholic Church are the main characters The contrasting opinions are interestingly juxtaposed In Humanity Religion man is God and God is man There is no supernatural element to be believed in Man must believe in the idea of man and life principle Of course he cannot give up his need to worship So the worship is introduced in which Human Life is worshipped The Catholic Church because it beleives in the supernatural being is considered as an institution of primitive superstition In the new age when man and man s reason are considred the sacred most the Catholic Church and its teachings are seen as a blot that is uncomfortable To establish peace of harmony it is good to get rid of it by violence Thus the Humanity Religion turns against humanityIt is sarcastic and hard hitting It was written by a Catholic convert later he became a Monsignor So the book is heavily Catholic But he has tried to be objective presenting the positions of the others as well A must read for all Catholics No wonder Pope Francis recently recommended this book to all I also heard that it was one of the favourite books of Pope Benedict XVI as well Autumn Days with the Moodys Moody Family #6 reviewLoved Blue Moose reading this book And the dystopia presented in the book is very visible in today s world This book was written in the begiining of the 20th century 1907 It imagines the future 2000 when Humanity Religion Humanitarianism will overtake the entire world The oly challenge it will feel will be from the Catholic Reindeer and Caribou religion which will by then The Soul Thief reduced to a small minority The whole world will unite under one leadership Lord of the World having one Niko Love Me Harder #2 read for all Catholics No wonder Pope Francis The Soul Thief recently Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 Volume 1; MyLab IT with Pearson eText--Access Card--for Exploring Microsoft Office 2016 recommended this book to all I also heard that it was one of the favourite books of Pope Benedict XVI as well

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review Lord of the World Ï eBook or Kindle ePUB Dystopian novels Lord of the World published in 1907 presents a world controlled by Freemasonry with only a small Catholic minority bravely opposing them Benson's portrayal of the Freemasons as dominated by Marxism and Humani. An apocalyptic novel written in 1907 Personally I prefer A canticle for Leibowitz which seems to me better built and believable because the apocalyptic end is caused by man himself rather than by unexplained acts of GodThere are two kinds of atheism1 Optimistic atheism which replaces faith in God by an overpowering faith in Man God in this view is the result of evolution not its cause The last uestion a short story by Asimov could be considered the most concise representative of this ideology in the field of SF2 Pessimistic atheism which reduces man to just an animal an epiphenomenon something of no importance about whose future Nature or the universe cares nothing something that in the long range can have no impact This would be I believe the line followed by the new atheists such as Richard Dawkins Lord of the World shows where optimistic atheism could lead us to When the book was written this form of atheism looked like the most probable conseuence of the foreseeable progress of Mankind In a sudden change that started just a few years later the two world wars and the subseuent half a century cold war when the self destruction of man seemed to be the most probable future have vaccinated us making us lose most of our trust in Man and the unlimited progress of science Today we are witnessing an increasing attack of militant pessimistic atheism against religion but this form of the ideology may be somewhat less damaging than the other as the novel showsAs to science fiction forecasts the novel has few I d mention high speed trains nuclear weapons represented by Benninschein explosives by which the author fails to foresee that mass destruction weapons would be created by team work not by individual personalities and advanced methods for euthanasia On the other hand the scientific world depicted at the beginning of the 21st century is uite similar to the status of science and technology at the beginning of the 20th century radio telegraph as the main way of communication telephone restricted to government uses zeppelins for air travel and little elseI have always believed that the Antichrist will be an ideology not a man I find a little ludicrous the idea of a mass of atheists worshipping as God a man just like themselves Orwell s creation of Big Brother as a mysterious impersonal chief to be worshipped was betterIn spite of these criticisms the novel is very good In fact at times it is overwhelming


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  • Paperback
  • 192
  • Lord of the World
  • Robert Hugh Benson
  • English
  • 09 July 2018
  • 9781503136564