My Rating: 4/5 stars
About this book:
Mimadamos revolves around an ancient triangle of the most significant characters on earth, paralleled by three of the most significant forces in life, and their combined story in space and time. Journey through this fable and explore the ideas that have mystified mankind for centuries: good and evil, heaven and hell, the beginning and end of the world.
Did the ending precede the beginning? Are we only here on earth to comprehend its machinations? Is there room for choice to shape our destiny in the wake of fate and its brutal logic? Mimadamos is a unique, philosophically-rich fantasy which journeys through the depths of conflict and harmony that we understand as the spirit. It decodes the magic of the most ancient scripts known to man, the symbolic fall from Eden and the long anticipated armageddon, revealing a logic so unique that it brings history to its conclusive end.
Mimadamos: The Eden of Choice by Chadi B Ghaith is a unique book for sure. The matters that this book deals with in abstract form and deep existentialist thought could have only made a book lengthy and boring if not for the author’s compelling narrative. The book lacks much dialogue and it did feel that some parts were dragged on but I felt like I was reading a more entertaining version of Albert Camus while reading this book.
The characters Fate, Destiny personified as man and woman is in itself quite a unique concept. Not that emotions and ideas haven’t been personified in literature before, but just the way they have been written, with each element submerged in the character it represents made me enjoy this book. In some parts, this book even reminded me of Neil Gaiman’s Sandman. The book was creative in its ideas and as a reader, that was something quite refreshing for me. Usually, reading indie-authors offers me a spin-off of some popular book and elements taken from different books but Mimadamos remained out-of-the-box from the beginning.
The writing is another part I adored apart from the narration and the theme. I am fonder of Young Adult books than classics but recently even my taste has started evolving and I do appreciate some sophisticated writings.
Now as for the parts I did not like. The lack of an obvious plot made my attention waver when it came to reading this book in one sitting. I am used to being swallowed up by a book rather than reading it in parts. This book I read sentence by sentence and I could see from outside how good the prose was but the book failed to keep me glued. I often shut the book, picked up something else and then later returned to it when I felt like it. The writing can be referred to more as a philosophical rambling and after a while, I just looked for an obvious storyline I could stay connected to.
But overall Hope, Time, Space, History and Choice made this book to be an extraordinary one.
About the author:
CHADI B GHAITH has spent many years introducing an ancient mind science referred to as Fifthscience to the public; Mimadamos is his first attempt at translating the magic of Fifthscience in a modern narrative. He is a native of Lebanon, however, he acquired his high school and university levels in Texas. Ghaith studied Arts and Film at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. He now lives in Beirut with his wife and three children. You can connect with him at https://www.mimadamos.com/.