On the Isle of Antioch Is many things. It is an allegory. It is literary fiction. It is a dystopian tale. But above all, it is a philosophical take on how humans are constantly being distracted by petty wars and non-inclusive religions. What if they were not? How much more advanced would knowledge be if humans had continued on the Ancient Greek’s path?
The first third of this book had me thinking this may be my favorite philosophical book (overtaking The Wind Up Bird Chronicles). Unfortunately, once past that point, the rest of the book disappoints. If you decide to read it, don’t expect a blockbuster finale. Instead enjoy the thoughts engendered by the setup. 3 stars.
Thanks to World Editions and NetGalley for a digital review copy of the book.