Café de Sophia

About the Book

While in a café, sixteen-year-old Nate comes across a man who engages him in an intellectual conversation. Fascinated by the discussion, Nate befriends the man along with his other companions of philosophers in order to better understand his purpose and direction in life.

Every encounter with the philosophers explores a different topic that shapes the stepping stones of Nate’s journey. This journey toward the beauty of speech, logic, and wisdom is told in the Socratic dialogue fashion through Nate’s perspective.

About the Author

M.A. Alsadah has a love for world-building, story writing, and philosophy. He has published a high fantasy novel titled ‘The Seal: The Five Metals’ in which he invented two languages. He also developed and published a story-focused game on Steam titled ‘Sky Realm: Essences.’

Alsadah enjoys reading non-fictional books of all sorts of topics, especially philosophical and sacred works of antiquity in which Hermes Trismegistus is his favorite author. When he’s not reading, he is probably playing a video game of grandiose story, adventure, and imaginative worlds such as Nier Automat and the Legend of Dragoon.

Qn 1: Can you tell us more about your book What is it about?

It is about the story of a teenage boy, named Nate, who befriends a group of philosophers in a café. The story centers around the thought-provoking dialogues & intellectual conversations between the philosophers carried out in the Socratic Dialogue fashion from the perspective of Nate.

The book is part fiction and part non-fiction. The characters and the setting are the fictional part while the topics discussed are the non-fictional ones.

Qn 2: Who do you think would be interested in this book, is it directed at any particular market?

Adult readers, fans of Plato’s work, lovers of philosophy, and those who seek thought-provoking & intellectual reading.

Qn 3: Out of all the books in the world, and all the authors, which are your favourite and why?

My favorite book is “The Divine Pymender”, which is one of the main books of hermeticism. I would say it is my favorite because it gives lessons in piety, virtue, and knowledge in an appealing way.

And my favorite author would be the author of the Divine Pymender, Hermes Trismegistus. A wise character, whose works are considered even more important and sacred than those of Plato.

Qn 4: What guidance would you offer to someone new, or trying to enhance their writing?

Don’t be afraid of being different from what’s common and try to find your own voice and style.

Don’t ever go with your first draft and always have other people critique your work.

Lastly, don’t rush the writing or publication processes. We all want to see our works come to life but you need to give every step its own deserved time.

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