Review by Peter Slesaczeck (Geologist): As supporter and proponent of an alien intervention on earth I have been engaging myself with this topic for quite some time thanks to von Däniken and „Mysteries“. Assured facts, thorough investigation and lots of in-depth knowledge have been used in a clever way to build up a continuous tension. Gregor Spörri logical conclusions – the result of fact distribution and literary freedom, reality on earth and fiction – inevitably lead toward this conclusion. Never had I dared such deep thinking! A great book that challenges to more engagement with the matter.
Review by Pascal Brun – Swiss Visual Designer: Updated to current events, the new „Lost God“ again offers a lot of thrills and shines with philosophical statements and well researched – though bold – theories about a higher being called Ha-Mephorasch and its creation: the human being. The author manages to increase the dramaturgy once more in the current work and shapes the end in such an exciting way that one wishes for a sequel automatically.
Klemens Niklaus Trenkle (filmmaker and actor) writes: Gregor Spörris end time opus ‚Lost God – The Day Of Judgement‘ almost reads like a screenplay to an awing, apocalyptic blockbuster. The story is highly interesting, richly detailed, quite demanding for the genre and last but not least exciting until the end. The characters are touching and act genuinely. Inconvenient truths and the deliberate confusion games of the powerful are being disclosed mercilessly. The different plots generate magnificent images in the head while reading. Incredible sci-fi material, perfectly fit for a screen adaption.
Julian von Heyl (reader Lost God) writes: A truly exciting reading – the book impressed me! Playfully biblical tales and myths become tied to an imaginative chronicle of the end of the world. Fact wise you have to swallow a lot; on the other hand I was often amused how detailed the questions I asked myself were answered shortly after. Especially captivating is the end which remains with an open hint, that gives this bleak work a conciliatory note.
Thorsten Hoth (lecturer and screenwriter of Lost God) writes: 30 years ago Gregor Spörri catches sight of a mysterious relic in Egypt. Ever since he keeps on returning to the Land of the Pharaohs for his investigations. As hobby researcher he is being mildly smiled at throughout academic circles. Therefore he decides to come to terms with his astonishing conclusions in a novel. Masterfully and in a suspenceful way, Spörri mixes myths from holy scriptures, apocrypha and ancient sagas with reliable science, themes from current events and his own ideas and imagination. Real individuals provide this thriller set in the present and the near future with a realistic background.
Katja Arnold writes: As reviewer I got to read Gregor Spörris newly launched thriller beforehand. The biblical apocalypse is still at the heart of the story. Spörri took the criticism about the first edition (2012) seriously and gave his oeuvre substantially and linguistically a thorough facelift. The new ‚Lost God‘ deepens the palaeo SETI thesis and delivers interesting speculations about the infamous Greys. Due to the appearance of real life characters like U.S. president Donald Trump, Pope Francis or alien guru Erich von Däniken, the current event orientated novel gains even more authenticity. Furthermore Spörri gave the main characters more room and depth, which makes the story more humane despite all dramas. The sudden end (2012) has been developed further and broadened with an exciting aspect.
Luc Bürgin (swiss journalist and publicist) writes: Worked out and phrased to the last detail, Spörri mercilessly visualizes the entrance to hell humankind is facing today. An oppressive and as well futuristic and realistic mystery thriller that robbs the stars their romantic glamour.
Kai Lüftner (german author, director and producer) writes: THE LOST GOD is sumptuous, cinematic, american influenced adventure-doc-fiction. Amazing! Frank Schätzing and David Baldacci salute.
Marc Peschke (german art historian and cultural journalist) writes: „The Lost God“ is a book you just can’t put down. Gregor Spörris‘ work is dark and captivating and the end is magnificent and fascinating. The reader believes the author that this bleak and oppressive story could happen at any time.
Verena Wolf (german marketing manager) writes: A doomsday novel without kitsch and sugarcoating. „The Lost God“ is a merciless Sci-Fi adventure that never gets you bored. While reading you can feel the authors passion for the story which remains true to the subtitle „The Day of Damnation“ until the end.
Roberto Cancellara (swiss director) writes: A swiss author who absolutely competes with known authors. While reading the book, in my mind the movie unfolded at the same time. Spörri knows how to tell his meticulously researched story in a strong visual language. The topics are of current interest and zeitgeisty.
Michael Bruttel (german physicist) writes: From carefully researched facts the authors develops a frightening story with a seemless trasition between reality and science-fiction. Despite dramatic, in part apocalyptic depictions it doesn’t lack subtly dosed humor and bitter irony. Captivating and suspense-packed to the last word!
Gisela Ermel (german palaeo SETI researcher) writes: Did the bible end up being right with its claim that the sons of heaven (angels) once got involved with humankinds daughters? Will the gods come back one day? The author has dealt intensely with the palaeo SETI thesis due to his experiences in Egypt. A captivating thriller results, that picks up this thesis and develops it further. One devours the book from the first to the last page.
Olivier Joliat (journalist and musician) writes: In the beginning of the story there is a mysterious relic, that the athour caught a glimpse of during his Egypt travels. Overwhelmed from the impressions, he develops a dark story. „The Lost God“ is a fascinating thriller from a critical mind.
Jürgen Mai (german director, actor and author) writes: „The Lost God“ is an intelligent, up-to-date work. The author accomplishes the feat, to keep the reader to stick until the end with emotional fascination and a mesh of cliffhangers and captivating situations. Gregor Spörri creates a mix of fiction and revealing contemporary dramatic art. More than once he expects thinking out of the box from his readers.
Rainer Tautenhahn (german Modern Art artist) writes: „The Lost God“ is not a pure science-fiction thriller. The book provides furthermore fascinating insights into up-to-date highly controversial real themes, of which we eventually (and unfortunately) will have to deal with. Next to the fictional characters living individuals also characterize this tragic story. Heart-stopping and recommendable!
Roland Kistner (german artist) writes: A monstrous mummy part disenchants our idyllic world. The author tells a highly dramatic story without any fuss. Ruthless reality closely realted to fiction, spiced with a latent message lurking in the background.
Robert M. Schmid (Swiss author and publicist) writes: A thriller of merciless authenticity, whos captivating story lines move towards and end beyond all our expectations. While the author exposes the world to a fictional menace, he leads the reader to his real discovery in Egpyt page by page. Outrageous the moment where he divulges the secret and you have to ask yourself if your worldview still is valid.
Bob Salisbury writes: It’s always refreshing to enjoy a contemporary composition such as this. Being introduced to new information, new avenues of investigation, is always a pleasure. I believe you have been gifted. I thank the gods. I thank you. For having the courage to set it to paper.
John writes: The book is written in a super exciting way and reads like other international top thrillers of that genre. Congratulations to this stunning opus.
M. Wegener writes: Some of the authors speculations have become reality since the release and I fear it won’t be the last time this happens.
Jonathan Egger writes: I accidentally stumbled across this book and devoured it right away. Incredible! Exciting! Daring! This is how reading is pleasing!
Lars writes: Great novel and a super story for the uninspired film nerds in Hollywood.
Markus Liechti writes: Weird! Cranky! Unchained! Incredibly good!
Dieter Bartscher writes: It’s not seldom I have a feeling to know the story when reading novels. With „The Lost God“ it’s totally different. One of the most diverse and exciting books of the last years.
Thomas W. writes: Merciless apocaliptic opera. The vivid images arise in your mind by themselves.
Walter Bartsch writes: A truly dark book, that constantly serves as polemic paper for discussions in the circle of friends.
Daniel Meier writes: „The Lost God“ is characterized through a story that didn’t exist in this form yet. The love for details and logical action is remarkable. In the tradition of H.G. Wells the author turns the tables in his apocalyptic novel and cedes the earth to an alien species.
Sascha Deckmann writes: Overdrawn in parts but none the less ambitious, emotionally charged light reading with a high tension level.
Jan Strengler writes: A novel without flourish hard to classify in its genre. I could only break away from it with difficulty. I can only recommend „Lost God“.
Pascal Geraldy writes: An ingenious, exciting, captivating and impressing novel. But also one I’ll probalby have to read twice to really undertand everything. Thank you for this story. When will it be made into a movie?
Jakob Brechbuehl writes: A masterpiece of thrilling storytelling marginally afflicted with flaws and lengths. Kudos!
Ermin Sulejmanović writes: This book is really fascinating and belongs to the highlights of this year. Especailly because the author is merciless about his characters and there is no Hollywood end. I don’t care much about screen adaptions. But in this case I really would be interested.
Lars Droemer writes: I was seldomly entertained as good with a novel. Versatile, intelligent, bold and extremely gripping. Congratulations!
Michael Kreisel writes: What a toppic! What a book! Congratulations to the author and the publicist.
Manfred Strobl writes: A mystery thriller that is without equal!
Memo writes: This grasping gruesome ingenious work screems for a screen adaption. But not by Roland Emmerich, despite the tremendous doom and gloom scenario, because „The Lost God“ has much more to offer than terrific suspense and action.
Andrea Lipps writes: A very hard and incredibly honest book. I can’t remember how often I shiverred while reading.
Peter Kunz writes: „Lost God“ is a journey in the darkest present and into a nightmarisch future. An incredibly suspenseful doomsday thriller with a reality background. May the gods have mercy on us and we’ll see this story in 3D soon.
Max Mueller writes: At last, again a science-fiction novel that remains captivating until the end.
Roman Bucherer writes: The Return of the Gods – Wow! Sheer goose bumps! Made for the big screen!
Claude Blatter writes: Superlative cinema for the mind! Written in an impressive way! Science-fiction that gets under one’s skin!
Sven Brueckner writes: The author expects his readers to put up with hard stuff. I like intricate stories as much as powerful dramatic art. „The Lost God“ is truly my thing. Thank you for the many hours of thrilling reading.
Tatjana Bo writes: „Lost God“ made me very complentative. No other novel achieved this before!
Vittoria writes: This book is too multi-layered to be reviewed in few sentences. It doesn’t matter which chapter, hwich scene or which character you pick for judgement, one will only see trough the deeper meaning behind all the dramatic events once you get to the last pages. Therefore, no review from me, just a simple recommendation: READ IT!
Heike Bergauer writes: Brutal, blunt, fascinating, shocking. That is the essence of the thriller. The author describes our world that sometimes it hurts to reading.
Mathias Passegger writes: A absolutly well-done master piece!
Thomas Hlavacek writes: Grippingly written and narrated from different perspectives, developed to the smallest detail. The times we live in unvarnishedly depicted. And a vision of the future which hopefully never will occur. Tension to the last moment!
Su Biedermann writes: Sometimes really hard to take. Human abysses. Inbetween a sigh of relief – but only for a short time. Re-plunge into gloom, darkness, rear … For me, THE thriller of this year.
Patrick Zumstein writes: 5 times thumbs up for: demand, tension, authenticity, dramaturgy and profundity
Petra Noser writes: A tough story. I am still digesting it. Not because the story is so brutal, but because it’s so darn honest. The author doesn’t mince matters, mercilessly holds up a mirror to our faces, and this withouth pointing the finger. Five stars for this!
Andreas G. writes: I read the book withing three nights only and I’m tuckered out! Although I’m not a declared fiction fan this is exactly how a thriller has to function. Well done!
Jasmine Studer writes: Exciting, dramatic, brutal, politically incorrect, erotic, bold … I rarely held such a versatile books in my hands.
Wolfgang writes: An awesome book! Incredibly versatile and thoughtful. The trailer doesn’t live up to the story – how could it, with a legth of shortly more than a minute! Probably written for the sci-fi community but has so much more to tell.
Stefan Punkl writes: „The Lost God“ is so incredibly thrilling and fascinating. One MUST have read it. The opus just screams for a screen adaption!
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