- File Size: 547 KB
- Print Length: 214 pages
- Publisher: Dream Weaver Publishing; 1 edition (July 31, 2011)
- Publication Date: July 31, 2011
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B005FD0FFC
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Not Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
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Playing God Kindle Edition
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The Good: characters you can root for. I liked these people (well, the ones I was supposed to like) and wanted to spend time with them. With only a few exceptions, I found the characters to be well constructed with the depth needed to make them real.
I liked the plot. It had plenty of "Oh, crap!" moments. Kept me turning the pages. For the most part, the writing was strong enough to keep me reading the book.
But about the writing...
The Bad: Unfortunately, the author seems to have a serious lack of understanding when it comes to point-of-view. Some readers may not find this a problem. Some readers might be baffled as to why this book feels disjointed to them. I have lots of discussion with writers about POV. This author needs to study POV issues. He constantly hops from one head to another. It was distracting, as if every time I reached for a dorito, someone had eaten the last one, and I had to go out to the kitchen and refill my bowl. Many inexperienced writers think the reader needs to know what everyone is thinking in the scene so we "get" it. But it's tiring. And it's lazy writing. It takes away from the main characters. It often made it hard to know who was speaking, as well. Fixing the POV issues could elevate this book to great heights, but unfortunately, that would require an entire re-write.
And then there is the description. The author does description well, but there were too many cases where that intense description was unnecessary. Just a little too much, and I didn't want it or need it.
For me, this was especially true when it came to the guns. Now, I'm in no way anti-gun.Read more ›
On the plus side, mr. Moore has put together an interesting story and some characters that are easy to enjoy and appreciate. His protagonist is not a stereotype, but instead someone more human. His antagonists are a little too evil, but become more understandable as time passes. I would recommend Playing God not necessarily as a great read for the reasons I listed previously, but to introduce yourself to a writer with a good amount of potential.
Otherwise, the plot was interesting. I'm a fan of outbreak type stories and this definitely fit the bill. The characters were interesting, but I almost felt like they could have used a little more depth. Now that I think about it, I think there were descriptions of what was happening and/or the characters' personality, but additional physical descriptors could have been helpful for me to get a better picture of what was happening. In fact, I think more physical descriptions in general would have been helpful. Another reader indicated getting incredibly detailed descriptions of guns, but overall I almost feel like I had a sense of what was happening, but it was lacking a level of detail that really brought me fully into the story. I would have preferred more description.
This novel is a compelling story of survival, family, fear, love, and conspiracy. I was drawn in to the plot for the very first page and literally could not put it down until the very end. Although the book was very well thought out and full of information feeding the story, I never felt like it was weighted down and never short of action and suspense. I found myself drawn to many of the characters and felt like I was cheering them on at times as they struggles just to survive in a nearly apocalyptic situation. I can't help but think "what would I do?? would I know what to do?? could this ever really happen??"
I can't say enough good about this book. If you enjoy suspense, action and or conspiracy, then this is the book for you. A must read.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
I got this book as a free download for my kindle. It was a good action novel and I really enjoyed it.Published 18 months ago by Bradley Hoehn
Almost too realistic to be fiction! Great story line reflects the world as it exists today and could easily become real life tomorrow. Read morePublished 20 months ago by Jim Richard
A fun, fast paced, read with a well written story.
Great for a beach book.
Characters you relate to in a believable plot.
Fast paced, good action, and a conspiracy theorist must read. Loved it. Can't wait for the sequel to arrive so I inhale that book also!!!Published 23 months ago by Danny Gonzalez
I love a book that makes you stop and think, what if? And really, it's a plausible possibility, if you look at the big picture. Scary, isn't it? Read morePublished 23 months ago by Jodi VanRomondt
It was a good read, but there were a lot of bad words more than I expected. I liked the way it makes you think about what if.Published 24 months ago by Michael
I would have given it 6 stars if I could, loved the entire premise. Fast, action packed, the story lines entwining to a horrific end and yet I found myself cheering for the ending,... Read morePublished on January 23, 2014 by Kindle Customer Becca
Similar writing style to Dan Brown. Very engaging and interesting.
I enjoyed this book very much.
Interesting, active and engaging.
Excellent book and free. I am looking forward to part II which I will buy unless of course it is free.Published on January 12, 2014 by Kevin
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