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Edge of God [PDF / Epub] ☆ Edge of God Author Michael Patrick Lewis – Thomashillier.co.uk Iyemo s life is falling apart She tries to move to another planet, hundreds of light years away, only to watch her problems follow her Broken, disillusioned, and on the edge of collapse, a chance enco Iyemo s life is falling apart She tries to move to another planet, hundreds of light years away, only to watch her problems follow her Edge of eBook » Broken, disillusioned, and on the edge of collapse, a chance encounter with a mysterious foreigner plants the seeds of redemption, leading her to discover love and forgiveness, to discover God, and ultimately, to discover who she truly is.

  • Paperback
  • 400 pages
  • Edge of God
  • Michael Patrick Lewis
  • 18 November 2019
  • 1535405171

10 thoughts on “Edge of God

  1. Barbara Tsipouras Barbara Tsipouras says:

    This excellent book doesn t fit in any genre It is funny and sad, erotic and romantic, wise and thougtful, set on a far away planet it isn t really a science fiction, parallels with Earth and certain celebrities intended.A book that will make you think about yourself, your live, love and God.There are so many distinct characters, somelovable, some less, all well developed, this different world is discribed so skillfully that after some pages you ll feel at home.I want to thank Michael f This excellent book doesn t fit in any genre It is funny and sad, erotic and romantic, wise and thougtful, set on a far away planet it isn t really a science fiction, parallels with Earth and certain celebrities intended.A book that will make you think about yourself, your live, love and God.There are so many distinct characters, somelovable, some less, all well developed, this different world is discribed so skillfully that after some pages you ll feel at home.I want to thank Michael for giving me the opportunity to read it in advance and I recommend this book to everybody who wants to laugh, feel with the characters and think about themselves while reading an unusual story

  2. Allie Cresswell Allie Cresswell says:

    The action of this story takes place in what at first seems to be a parallel universe to ours Several planets operate in uncomfortable coalition creating political, military and economic tensions These are all described in a reportage style, but none of them really impacts the central plot, which concerns a female called Iyemo, youngest scion of a monied, strict and influential family on the dominant planet.Iyemo is a bad girl , a party animal, a rebel and an embarrassment to the family Sh The action of this story takes place in what at first seems to be a parallel universe to ours Several planets operate in uncomfortable coalition creating political, military and economic tensions These are all described in a reportage style, but none of them really impacts the central plot, which concerns a female called Iyemo, youngest scion of a monied, strict and influential family on the dominant planet.Iyemo is a bad girl , a party animal, a rebel and an embarrassment to the family She publicly dates the biggest pop star on the planet and is caught smuggling illegal substances Her brilliant and oft vaunted degree in Engineering seems to count for nothing she is summarily sterilized and sent to a far flung outpost to perform menial maintenance work Once in situ she goes on a one woman sex and drug binge.Iyemo is not a likeable character she is arrogant and opinionated she is lazy and self serving She makes her own rules and is careless as to how others might be hurt by them At times she reminded me of Emma Woodhouse blind to her own short comings, merrily interfering in other people s lives, using them for her own ends She has periods of wearying poor me syndrome, loudly lamenting how unfair life has been to her and what a rotten deal she has been given But she is not without moral fibre she might make up her own rules but she does stand by them pretty rigidly for example she is unwavering in her five boyfriend maximum rule She stands up for the under dog and argues the case against slavery Unlike Emma, Iyemo does not arrive at an epiphany of self knowledge Iyemo is rescuedby the fact that other people specifically her mother at last recognise what a good person she has been all along.Part of Iyemo s journey involves a developing spiritual awareness and hunger for God which, I think, probably, is at the core of this novel s purpose Read as a modern take on the story of the Prodigal son, The Edge of God begins to make a bitsense The message, though that we should accept whatever suffering God has decreed for us, enduring it patiently and without complaint and find within it the peace and glory of knowing we are being obedient comes across as very reactionary, indeed, almost Victorian I cannot think it will be very palatable to modern readers Parables normally seek to explain a complicated thing in an accessible way, but this parable if it is one does the opposite, taking what could be a relatively straight forward story of redemption and presenting it in a way which is confused and obscured by extraneous plot detail passages of gratuitous sexual content, technological information, political and military manoeuvrings and historical back story The passages of theological and philosophical exegesis read as trite and pat, lifted wholesale from a Gospel treatise and in stark contrast to the rest of the book which is written in a mixture of ultra colloquialism, phonetics and original vernaculars The language uses Roman, Greek and other mathematic symbols in an effort to differentiate between the languages of the various planetary representatives On occasion these were almost impossible to penetrate and again formed a distraction from the story at the heart of this book.There is no doubt that Michael Patrick Lewis has a story to tell here a poignant, human, interesting and perhaps even inspiring story but I fear that you have to dig really deep to find it

  3. Marie-Jo Fortis Marie-Jo Fortis says:

    Iyemo, spoiled brat and daughter of one of the universe s most powerful leaders, is sent on a planet much less advanced than her own to do repairs Albeit a brilliant and inventive engineer, she does littlethan fix toilets, at least for starters That, and sleep with boys from various other galaxies, almost simultaneously, given the fairly frequent frenzied pace of this novel She is, in fact,assiduous with sex than she is with work Despite her immaturity, she s got a heart of gol Iyemo, spoiled brat and daughter of one of the universe s most powerful leaders, is sent on a planet much less advanced than her own to do repairs Albeit a brilliant and inventive engineer, she does littlethan fix toilets, at least for starters That, and sleep with boys from various other galaxies, almost simultaneously, given the fairly frequent frenzied pace of this novel She is, in fact,assiduous with sex than she is with work Despite her immaturity, she s got a heart of gold of sorts and manages to make a very good friend in the person of Gomi We ll discover later that amnesiac Gomi comes from a very advanced planet as well And one that, unlike Iyemo s, has banished slavery Although humor and satire inhabit the work, there is a bit of heavy handedness in the way this author handles some topics The numerous chapters on sex, if fun at moments, get repetitious and unnecessary Somerelevant subjects, such as aforementioned slavery, or racism, could have been addressed in a farincisive way Same thing with characters like liberator Ahmad I would have enjoyedof his presence Others characters are as colorless as a bunch of worms on damp soil and should have been given to the birds way before this went into print There is much pruning to do in this book It could have been cut in half and ended being a muchpowerful, meaningful work On occasion, one gets under the impression that the author gets satisfied with his own little jokes, and that s too bad A good editor is pretty much the fairy godmother and is able to transform potential into something shinier, even delightful Of the delightful this book has moments Particularly at the beginning But Lewis spoils this by adding, adding, adding I have written this time and again, and I haven t been the only one Less isSo save money and use that editor I can t stress that enough Without one, an Indie author cannot compete with the rest of the market For the rest of the market uses editors With one of these, overindulgence and overabundance will be smashed, and good riddance I have been there I have sworn at and insulted my own editors when I was by myself , only to bless them and kiss them later on also when I was by myself With this book, the editor would have killed, say, the awkwardly divided chapters and the skipping from one topic to the next with basically no transition All in all, it is not a bad novel Lewis overall tone of the novel is the right one His pace is by and large correct Fine tuning, shortening, and removing a good deal of these chapters will help Lewis is also quite good at creating names for planets and people But a gardening attitude trim trim prune , as mentioned, is necessary And an SM attitude Ouch Ouch The whip of the editor is beating up my words but, in the end, it feels s o o o g o o o o d would do such wonders

  4. Jill Blake Jill Blake says:

    Edge of God is a very ambitious book It clocks in at a whopping 637 pages, which is a monumental undertaking in a world often reduced to 140 character bites Why so long In part because it tackles some pretty big issues While it s billed as a romance, it is actuallyof a sci fi Bildungsroman with elements of romance, religion, political and social commentary thrown in.The story follows the adventures of Iyemo as she takes the scenic route toward self discovery In the beginning, she Edge of God is a very ambitious book It clocks in at a whopping 637 pages, which is a monumental undertaking in a world often reduced to 140 character bites Why so long In part because it tackles some pretty big issues While it s billed as a romance, it is actuallyof a sci fi Bildungsroman with elements of romance, religion, political and social commentary thrown in.The story follows the adventures of Iyemo as she takes the scenic route toward self discovery In the beginning, she is quite unsympathetic, and takes out her anger over a failed romance and difficult relationship with her mother by doing lots of drugs and having sex with multiple partners along the way Lewis does a good job of fleshing out her character over time However, there were other aspects of the book which I thought didn t work as well 1 World building Lewis introduces multiple warring worlds, with different social orders and customs, and this takes both time and skill When woven into the action, it works well Unfortunately, in many places through the book, the world building is inserted as an aside, told directly to the reader, and this gets in the way of the narrative flow.2 The cast of characters This is a very crowded book Not all were essential to the story, and sometimes it was hard to keep track of who was who Lewis tries to distinguish the characters by giving them different speech patterns, some written with odd punctuation, some as very hard to read dialect, and some in what appears to be gibberish, as a way of indicating some foreign language All of this made reading difficult, and often pulled me out of the story 3 The timeline of the book jumps from past to present repeatedly, and at times this makes it difficult to follow Likewise it s not always clear who s speaking, so I found myself having to go back and reread entire passages to figure it out Overall this was an interesting read, but I think it would have been an even stronger book if the stylistic elements and crowded stage didn t overwhelm the main narrative I received a free copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

  5. Love Indie Romance Love Indie Romance says:

    Reviewed by Annie ArcaneActual Rating 2.5 stars A free copy was provided by the author.Initial thoughts A lengthy sci fi novel with a large cast Attempts to address muchthan just romance.What I loved This book was extremely ambitious.The author tried to accomplish a great deal and I must commend the effort he put forth Lewis went so far as to create an entirely foreign language That is an impressive feat, in and of itself.While I wasn t personally fond of Iyemo, she was well developed Reviewed by Annie ArcaneActual Rating 2.5 stars A free copy was provided by the author.Initial thoughts A lengthy sci fi novel with a large cast Attempts to address muchthan just romance.What I loved This book was extremely ambitious.The author tried to accomplish a great deal and I must commend the effort he put forth Lewis went so far as to create an entirely foreign language That is an impressive feat, in and of itself.While I wasn t personally fond of Iyemo, she was well developed throughout the story and her journey of self discovery a believable one Gomi was my favorite character by far and I honestly wish there wasof him.What left me wanting Did I mention this book was extremely ambitious The cast was huge The sheer number of characters was daunting, especially those irrelevant to the story.The book itself was huge Clocking in at over 600 pages, I have to admit it was a challenge for me to finish Don t get me wrong I love an epic read of lengthy proportions but I often found myself wanting to skim over the extraneous content I never actually skimmed But I really wanted to at times.The transitions both from past to present and character to narrator were a bit jarring and difficult to follow.There definitely was an interesting story hidden in this book But in trying to accomplish so much, the main plot was diluted and got lost in the mix Had this book been strategically cut in half, I believe it would have been muchcompelling.Final thoughts While not my personal taste, if you re looking for a longer read with strong elements of religion and politics, this might just work for you

  6. D.C. Wolf D.C. Wolf says:

    Edge of God is a sometimes snarky, sometimes emotional, romantic and humorous romp through the universe.Edge of God is also a story of redemption.The story follows the very promiscuous Kozi Iyemo and her exploits as a rebellious young woman born into a wealthy and politically powerful family Highly intelligent, with a degree in Astronautical Engineering, Iyemo struggles with her personal demons while those demons are exploited and publicly enlarged due to her high profile family ties.Finding it Edge of God is a sometimes snarky, sometimes emotional, romantic and humorous romp through the universe.Edge of God is also a story of redemption.The story follows the very promiscuous Kozi Iyemo and her exploits as a rebellious young woman born into a wealthy and politically powerful family Highly intelligent, with a degree in Astronautical Engineering, Iyemo struggles with her personal demons while those demons are exploited and publicly enlarged due to her high profile family ties.Finding it difficult to live on her home planet, Iyemo, confused and emotionally alone believes that distance and isolation will solve her problems She soon learns that her inner struggle may need the help of others, including a higher power.Iyemo s character is developed well throughout the story Other characters are also well defined, adding humor, humility, sadness, deceit, and true friendship There are moments where I laughed out loud and moments I became teary eyed.Michael Lewis introduced a new world with varying people and languages This is tough to pull off, and there were common and current colloquial expressions that felt out of place.The novel could have been shorter and still get the story across to the readers It was a huge read and difficult to follow at times as the point of view persons narrator could be an abrupt or sudden change A simple interjection of thought tossed in Some of this could be construed as some of the charm, but at times, I had to reread sections to be sure I understood who was talking.Edge of God could also use some professional editing Wrong or missing words would pop out every now and again and distract me.Overall, I enjoyed Edge of God, but you had to hang in there to understand where it was going and grasp the unique tongue in cheek writing style

  7. Andreas Laurencius Andreas Laurencius says:

    Starrily sexy aren t the accurate words to describe this book, even though it was set in the stars and it was about a sexually active alien girl I d say that this story is about the path that many teenagers we know have gone through There is a time when we don t know what the universe is, why it is, and what it s for, and I dare they who say they don t care for the main character to answer these questions I definitely care for the main character She was an ungrateful young kid with plenty of Starrily sexy aren t the accurate words to describe this book, even though it was set in the stars and it was about a sexually active alien girl I d say that this story is about the path that many teenagers we know have gone through There is a time when we don t know what the universe is, why it is, and what it s for, and I dare they who say they don t care for the main character to answer these questions I definitely care for the main character She was an ungrateful young kid with plenty of time and other resources She loved to experiment I am not a fan of alien languages but I found the conversations very engaging The story wasn t very profound in the beginning but then it went as deep as it could can you judge the main character for being who she was This novel resonates with you The protagonist is a young girl who realized that she got no directions Everything seemed futile, her parents wealth, their power, her friends, the stars, the planets, the beauty, the chaos, and as a teenager, she was conflicted, she refused the insufficient explanations and had tried to do the best she could with the ability that was given to her and the people she loved.He probably doesn t know this, but Michael Patrick Lewis has an innate ability to write I thank the author for the opportunity to read his work in exchange for an honest review

  8. Anna Fantabulous Anna Fantabulous says:

    A rich entitled sexually rebellious woman travels to a far off land and discovers that the colony has a bunch of slaves and does things differently than the rest of civilization Is this a tale of Americas Africa Middle East No, this is the story of two planets Gaya Prime and Gutaki and two people from incredibly different backgrounds Kozi Iyemo and Gomi Iyemo is the daughter of the most powerful human being in universe Kozi Maretho who sits in the planet Gaya s main council as Supreme A rich entitled sexually rebellious woman travels to a far off land and discovers that the colony has a bunch of slaves and does things differently than the rest of civilization Is this a tale of Americas Africa Middle East No, this is the story of two planets Gaya Prime and Gutaki and two people from incredibly different backgrounds Kozi Iyemo and Gomi Iyemo is the daughter of the most powerful human being in universe Kozi Maretho who sits in the planet Gaya s main council as Supreme Councilor Iyemo usually juggles between multiple boyfriends and when the story starts, she has lost ability to have kids She also passed Astronautical Engineering with honors and elects to stay for five years at a technically savage place called Gutaki which is situated light years away from Gaya It is here that she meets one of the many slaves, Gomi, who does not remember anything about his past, place of birth, or family and just has his humanity to carry him forth.Don t let the unique Tibosi language or magu years fool you this is a chick lit book I received a free copy of the book in exchange for a fair, unbiased and non reciprocal review

  9. Ann Grant Ann Grant says:

    I m a Michael Patrick Lewis fan This is the third book of his I ve read He s a talented writer who mixes both philosophical and very human insights or in this case aliens with a sharp writing style His characters are always so real, both likeable and flawed, they almost jump off the page I really enjoyed the Edge of God It s definitely a soul book with spiritual yearning at its heart The rich stew of musings about every aspect of life, often tongue in cheek, at times almost tripped up th I m a Michael Patrick Lewis fan This is the third book of his I ve read He s a talented writer who mixes both philosophical and very human insights or in this case aliens with a sharp writing style His characters are always so real, both likeable and flawed, they almost jump off the page I really enjoyed the Edge of God It s definitely a soul book with spiritual yearning at its heart The rich stew of musings about every aspect of life, often tongue in cheek, at times almost tripped up the storyline for me, but the adventure was always intelligent and wildly entertaining I look forward to the next book

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