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The novel-dilogy "Fishermen and winegrowers": what if the end of the world has already begun?

Have you ever thought that the long predicted Biblical Apocalypse already started precisely in our days?But humanity is so accustomed to various kinds of shocks that it simply does not notice it. Take a look for yourself, the number of natural and man-made disasters over the past 25 years has increased by 3-4 times, new cosmic phenomena are opening up that pose a potential danger to the Earth. The world has not yet recovered from the pandemic, which struck like a bolt from the blue. It was this hypothesis that was used by Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Mikhail Kharit in his novel-dilogy "Fishermen and winegrowers", and despite the fact that this is a thriller with elements of fantasy, in some places the picture turned out to be so realistic that you involuntarily begin to think.

The events of the book take place today and make you think about a lot

In general, I sometimes have a frightening craving forunusual literature. After rereading all of Pelevin, he set to work on Dan Brown, but I wanted something even more extraordinary. And then we were sent to the editorial office two volumes of the dilogy "Fishermen and winegrowers". For almost a month I practically dropped out of the work process: I read a lot of literature in quarantine, but all of it was mostly scientific, which described various discoveries and experiments. This is a work of art, but with an unusual literary style - magical realism, philosophical fiction.

Breath of fresh air.

Interesting fact. "Rybari" - Old Slavonic designation of the apostles of Jesus. "Winegrowers" - this is how the Bible mentions those whom God has entrusted to look after our Earth.

The author of the book is Doctor of Technical Sciences, Professor Mikhail Kharit... He is a famous Russian scientist, during the Soviet eraheaded the laboratory for the protection of structures from adverse external influences. As an architect, he wrote three monographs that have become reference books for most Russian architects and designers. Specialist in the study of religions. It is even more interesting to read the work of such a multifaceted person.

Events unfolding before us are by no meanshistorical novel: the reality of our days will be familiar to everyone. All events in the books have a documentary basis, while they, of course, are fueled by a share of fiction. At the same time, it is sometimes even difficult to distinguish between real events and fictional ones. For example, the novel describes a certain intergovernmental organization that considers itself responsible for the state of civilization as a whole. Fiction? Maybe. But who can say with 100% certainty that there is no such organization? It was there that they came to the conclusion that all the shocks in the world have a common source. Four heroes, completely different from each other (one, for example, was a monk, then became a hired killer, the other - a computer genius suffering from schizophrenia) is tasked with stopping the avalanche-like process of troubles that befall the Earth.

What else did the book evoke in me a genuineinterest, so it is that the heroes constantly have to choose between good and evil. At the same time, the concept of "good and evil" in the book is constantly changing places. It's very interesting to watch the characters of the main characters, how they change, fight with themselves.

“Fishermen and winegrowers. The Queen accepts on Saturdays "

“Fishermen and winegrowers. The Queen accepts on Saturdays "

The Dilogy consists of two volumes.First, “Fishermen and winegrowers. The Queen accepts on Saturdays ”consists of four books, which develop according to the principle“ from simple to complex ”. At first it is read easily and naturally, then the author imperceptibly draws the reader into a very difficult world, you have to analyze, think a lot, sometimes put yourself in the shoes of the heroes.

In the first book, the narration comes from the persona person with a number of unusual abilities (for example, he is always lucky). This is a story about the world of special services, which is described as something too deep and unusual. But one way or another, the first book is understandable. In the second book, little by little, misunderstandings begin: the narration comes from the perspective of a witch, but absolutely realistic. So much so that you understand, this lady can be next to you now.

The fun begins with the third book.Its main character Vadim is a monk who works as a hired killer. The final book depicts a heroine who imagines herself to be a God or a Goddess, communicating with a cloud of otherworldly characters. At first glance, pure schizophrenia. At the same time, the lady is an employee of all kinds of led and unknown special services, a recognized computer genius and her extrasensory capabilities are off the charts. That is, it seems that the book contains many elements of fiction, but on the other hand, everything is so realistic!

I especially liked fairy tales-parables, whichare separate elements of the book. Fairy tales do not reveal at all about the twists and turns of the plot, so I can cite one in full (without spoilers):

A tale of good and evil.
One day, the Warriors of Light gathered and went to battle with the forces of Darkness.
The battle lasted a long time, but good, as it should, won.
Tired warriors of good returned home, their clothes blackened with dirt and blood.
They came, but people do not recognize them. They shout: "Get out of the satanic forces!"
Sadly, they killed unreasonable people, so as not to confuse good with evil ...

What else hooked the book is that it has not one ending, but as many as three, and the reader is given the opportunity to decide for himself what really happened.

“Fishermen and winegrowers. At the beginning of change "

The second volume of the dilogy, “Fishermen and Winegrowers.At the Beginning of Changes ”, also consists of four books. It is based on the idea that the Almighty is tired of humanity and decided to destroy it. But not everything is so simple: the higher powers could not make a unanimous decision, and a real war begins. Now the action goes, as it were, on the contrary, "from complex to simple."

In the first book - a global conspiracy, againangels, demons, and a huge crowd of otherworldly entities. The second part is again told on behalf of the witch Olga (as in the first volume), in the third, an ordinary person appears before us (with whom, as with everything in this dilogy, not everything is simple). The final part "At the beginning of change" is the most interesting part. You seem to be doused with a cold shower, wiped off with a towel and sent home to this world with its absurdities and misunderstandings, pandemics and disasters, migration of peoples and cosmic phenomena.

If in the novel "Fishermen and Winegrowers" you seedescriptions of distant corners of the Earth like Antarctica or Loch Ness, this is not just a copy-paste from Wikipedia. The author managed to visit both there and there (and many other places, as you will learn from the book), participated in dozens of archaeological expeditions around the world.

I confess that I have not yet had time to master thisdilogy, but I wanted so much to share it with you that I could not resist. The main thing to understand is that this is not a theological work, and certainly not a work in philosophy. All that Mikhail Kharit wanted to convey was his vision of those things that are borderline for most of us, at the very edge of perception. And this book really touches. You can buy both volumes of the Fishermen and Winegrowers dilogy (paper / electronic / audio versions) on the author's website.