“It's the year 2015, Lebanon as we know it has ceased to exist. Hezbollah has taken over and sharia law is now a way of life. The rest of the religious sects are now nothing more than pockets of rebels. “
Those were the starting lines heard from Mazen Zahreddine, the author of The August 2015 Project - a new type of serial novel that I encountered some 5 months ago.