Adam is searching for God—dead or alive.
For his Cambridge dissertation he’s coding an AI to sift the world’s data and spit out the ultimate answer. Toito is an aging philosopher with a tale of love and magic that spans centuries, continents, and his favorite books.
As a series of mysterious paintings lead Adam on a winding journey from Cambridge to an Indian prison cell, Toito in his library conjures paradoxes that lie unnoticed in plain sight. Adam’s story—and civilization itself—will look very different in the end. Two tales, separate and intertwined, ask the question: where does the whole end and the part begin? What is a flock without birds?
The operating system of our civilization isn’t capitalism or democracy. It’s not religion, science, or art. Underneath all this is a deeper layer, obvious and invisible. It dictates how we operate and what we can change. It shapes our divisions, our wars, and our relationships. This subconscious operating system has not had an update in over 2,000 years. Until we confront and manifest it, we will remain slaves to the obvious, and lose the greatest freedom—to create a different world. The code—and the key—is within the human mind.
"Philosophy blends with adventure, technology with poetry and mysticism with logic – all in the tension of the black and white books, that are everything but black-and-white."
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"Absorbing, riveting and thoroughly fascinating. Full of philosophy, logic, poetry, mathematics, religion, spirituality and
mysticism. A life’s work."
"We are entering a brave new world of convergence between technology and homo sapiens. In Flock without Birds Filip
shows us he is the modern Renaissance Man, the polymath that can guide us on this exciting journey. He expertly links
varied and critical fields of human endeavour to an absorbing human tale. A triumph. Read it."
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"A brilliant opening number on the literary stage."