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Review, Synopsis, and Summary of the Dystopian Novel “Rondo”

John Maher’s dystopian novel Rondo released in 2010 revolves around Josef Divonne a mystery child who arrives in the state of Rondo attributed with a desert-like landscape situated nearby the Danube Dead Delta. His journey in Rondo changes into a joy ride but eventually start to change with different dynamics. The book comprises several philosophical and emotional aspects that allow for different and unique reading material.

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Author: John Maher

Genre: Dystopian / Fiction / Philosophy

Pages: 199

Goodreads Rating: 5 of 5

My Rating: 7.5 of 10 

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Review and Summary of the Dystopian Novel Rondo

***Warning Spoilers Below This Point***

Josef Divonne decides to be a permanent citizen in the State of Rondo after he realised his affection for the place. But to his contrary, this place turns out to be a life-threatening situation for him and changes into a prison-like environment.

Adnan is the mentor of Josef Divonne, who initially gains his trust and manipulates his life until Josef Divonne finds out about his real and cunning side. Adnan plots against Josef and makes his life miserable by leaving no room for escape.

Nor Nor an Asian settled in Rondo just like Josef Divonne and proves himself to be his only friend. Nor Nor experienced similar challenges than Josef and together they unfolded many secrets while encouraging each other.

Final Say on the Dystopian Novel Rondo

I personally rate this story a 7.5 out of 10 because of the diverse imaginary plots presented in the book. A journey which starts with joy and excitement transforms to constant struggles and hopelessness. However, the reading displays a slow trend and less exciting for someone who enjoys a thrill. The philosophical approach used in the book allows for enlightening but also fascinating reading material. If you are a philosophy lover then you will enjoy it for sure. If you ask me about re-reading it then my answer would probably be Yes, but after gaining some familiarity with the philosophical thinking methods and understandings.

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