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FUTURE GONE [Kindle Edition]

Alexandar Tomov
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Book Description

My book Future Gone is conceived as a deep study of human nature, of our hidden, subconscious desires, of the constant roaming in the labyrinth of life and as a journey through human pathology. It presents in a unique way and from different points of view all that is hidden beneath the mask of simple things. In my book there are hypotheses for the development of society and civilization and for the evolution of human nature in far future. In my short stories I have tried to describe the impossible, the absurd and unthinkable at this moment, which, as has happened so many times in history, after some time and for better or for worst can become our reality.It’s dark mood and wild states of mind that prevail in my book, as well as blurred senses, and this leads my characters towards the unknown in their own selves. Some of my stories are on religious topics, as well as on the topic of fear of death and our refusal to believe in it and the ridiculous escape from the end of life.Future Gone is also a picture of the dark side of man and the nightmarish duality, which, in my opinion, accompanies every one of us at every moment of our existence. My works also examine what seems to be the brightest human feeling: hope, which, in my opinion, has a reverse side, as well as the consequences of the blind faith in it. If I am to describe my stories, I would call them intuitive prose. Something that comes from deep intuition, from connections that are usually unthinkable, from pain and fear. My stories don’t deal with ordinary reality or, so to speak, the world that I am surrounded with. They are conceived as an entirely global and symbolic prose.My dream is for my works to become popular in the Western world, both among people who are literary orientated and those who are not.My way of writing is simple and I don’t use long, ambiguous sentences, scientific terms and charades. I dare say that my ideas are presented in the most accessible manner possible. I am confident that I have studied some, so far unrevealed nuances of human psyche and that this will contribute to contemporary society.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 105 KB
  • Print Length: 42 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Alexandar Tomov; 1 edition (1 Sept. 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00950SRJ2
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 3.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #1,404,446 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Alexander Tomov Jr. was born on June 3, 1982 in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria. He is freelance writer and film director who is looking for realization abroad. His work consists of short stories and short films. The author creates non standard points of view toward the world and the human existence. Some of his stories are hypotheses for the development of society and civilization and for the evolution of human nature in far future.

Customer Reviews

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3.0 out of 5 stars A Book Quite Unlike Others - That's A Good Thing 31 Dec. 2014
Format:Kindle Edition
A book of very short stories, but all with a deep sense of meaning to them. Most of them were just too short. So much more could have been said instead of implied and it would have made for a much better read. Having said that, the author is on to something with this short stories and with a proper translation from Bulgarian to English, the meanings would cross over so much better.

The stories, as stated in the synopsis, about human nature. The author takes parts of it and creates a dramatic story that projects the nature to its fullest and leaves the reader to mull the meanings over. If you are looking for a quick, fun read, this isn't for you. This book, even with the stories being a couple pages long, really makes you stop and think over what you just read.

I, myself, have never read a book like this and will definitely be doing rereads of it throughout the years. I do hope that the author goes back to it and expands on the stories a bit more. That is the crutch of this book, the stories are just too short as I stated previously. There is so much more I want to know about many of the subjects of the stories that at times it was quite frustrating when the story just ended. Having said that, this would be a great book for professors to incite discussions in the classroom though. I can only imagine the philosophical debates that it would project.

A book quite unlike others, I recommend this book to anyone who is looking for something that will make them stop and think before going on to the next story. A short book that will keep you captivated for hours.
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4.0 out of 5 stars An interesting and Engaging Read 1 Aug. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
Harmony Kent's review Aug 01, 13
4 of 5 stars
Recommended for: everybody
Read on August 01, 2013 -- I own a copy, read count: once

Review by Harmony Kent
Four Stars
Review Date: 01/08/2013

I received a free copy of this book for review purposes.

"Future Gone is conceived as a deep study of human nature, of our hidden, subconscious desires, of the constant roaming in the labyrinth of life and as a journey through human pathology. It presents in a unique way and from different points of view all that is hidden beneath the mask of simple things."

A thought provoking selection of short stories from Bulgarian Author Alexandar Tomov. I give it four stars instead of five, only due to the number of proofing errors within. However, it would be prudent to bear in mind that this has been translated into English - and for that matter, does much better in the grammar department than many an English written book manages to do. I will be sure to be looking out for more from this excellent writer.

The stories tend to be set in the future, and some will amuse, some will disturb, and yet others will provoke the reader into thinking a little more deeply about the issues and questions covered. All in all an entertaining book, and an engrossing read. I read this book in one sitting. Broken down into a series of short stories, this book is excellent for those times when you don't have the time to sit and read at your leisure, but rather allows you the option to dip in and out.

I love the title, and the cover design is spot on for the content. I especially enjoyed watching this book's preview movie. It is obvious that a lot of time and effort has been put into the whole book production process, not just into the writing.

This writer has a lively imagination and the very necessary ability to express his thoughts. I would highly recommend this collection of gems.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Review given in exchange for book 10 Jun. 2013
Format:Kindle Edition
I was given a PDF copy of Future Gone, by Alexandar Tomov Jnr, in exchange for a review.

Future Gone was not what I expected, and I would be tempted to liken the stories more to parables than short stories. I say this too because they seemed to be more inclined towards making you think than having a 'standard' style plot. Because of the way that the stories were written I am actually quite hesitant to put this book firmly into the apocalyptic and dystopian genre, this is because I felt that the stories, or at least some of them, were completely timeless.

Tomov seemed to focus on two main issues in his short stories. The first is death, and what happens after death, and even the inevitability of death. Though in theory this could be quite a depressing topic, the stories are written in such a way that death wasn't at the forefront of my mind, and in some cases, it was only at the end of the story that it was revealed that death played a role at all.

The other issue Tomov focuses on a lot is consumerism and the numbing of human emotion. I put these together as I believe that, from his writing, Tomov gives the impression that the first leads to the second. This leads onto what could probably be seen as the third most important topic of the short stories, human morality, and the complete break down of it. One of the most worrying things brought up by Tomov is that humankind will end up fighting evil with evil.

The one thing that really let this book down, and actually what let the author down too, was the standard of the translation.
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