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YMMV / Gog

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  • Anvilicious: The author's attitude to modernity and its effects on human life is abundantly clear. Gog's overwhelming cynicism and hatred for all of life, as well as his complaining of being small and insignificant despite his immense wealth, are greatly exaggerated. The narrator at the beginning even says that the diary should be a case study, and the author probably intended as such as well.
  • Critical Backlash: While the book is relatively easy to find in its native Italian or in French, Spanish, German etc., English copies are much rarer, a fact which stems mostly from bad reviews the book received in the Anglophone world upon publication (more information here).
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  • Nightmare Fuel: Aside from the themes of cosmic insignificance, Ben-Chusai's store is one of the longest chapters and can probably scar people, being a showcase of items made from human bone, skin, and body-parts, a jar containing a deformed fetus, shrunk heads, mummies, and an entire army of skeletons. It is, however, possibly over-the-top enough to induce apathy into the reader.
  • Wangst: The author most likely does not intend the reader to sympathise with trillionare Gog's plight; however, his genuine feelings of insignificance and sadness may come from the author's voice, and not the character's. Nevertheless, some may find the chapter Nothing is mine and others aggravating.


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