Tuesday, 20 December 2016

A Guest Post by Gonçalo J. Nunes Dias

Gonçalo J. Nunes Dias is the author of The Good Dictator.

He was born in Lisbon in 1977 and graduated in Environmental Engineering and Natural Resources of the Polytechnic Institute of Castelo Branco. He lives today in the Basque Country, Spain.

Besides writing, he is a fan of birdwatching, cork trees, movies and athletics.

Have you ever read anything by a Portuguese author?

What could the opinion about USA of one of the oldest countries in Europe be? There’s an object parked on the moon, but curiously, the unfolding of the story does not take place in New York, but rather, in Lisbon suburbs and in a small village between Portugal and Spain.

The main character, Gustavo, does not get along well with his parents-in-law, and his wife does not like Gustavo’s friends.

A genre-busting book that includes adventure, thriller, dystopia, utopia and an exciting love story.

It became the most downloaded book in Portuguese last April, and it has now a good English translation (I would say, better than the original).

Ready for a totally new point of view?



An unidentified object parked on the moon, no one seems to know it's inception.

Gustavo, a middle-aged computer programmer, with a comfortable and grey life, decided to make a list, along with two friends, in order to survive in case of a hypothetical attack.

He became obsessed with the list, spent a fortune, robbed a drugstore, and his own family think he is going insane. However, after the attack, the insane is well prepared for a new era in society.

First book of a trilogy.

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