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Product Details

  • Paperback
  • Publisher: Ace Books (September 1980)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0441273084
  • ISBN-13: 978-0441273089
  • Product Dimensions: 6.9 x 4 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 4.2 ounces
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (5 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,884,416 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on August 1, 2003
Format: Paperback
I've read and re-read this book at least a half-dozen times in the past 30 years. Parts still reduce me to helplessly uncontrolled laughter. Superb spoof of the James Bond type spy genre of the 1960s. As funny today as when new, like most of Sheckley's early material.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By "coldstarr" on March 26, 2000
Format: Paperback
This is just about the most hilarious book I have ever read. And I have read most of the stuff by Addams and Pratchet. It is about a typical guy who is looking for a job and sort of accidentally ends up as an alleged super agent of a very secret secret agency. He then is supposed to extract a communist defector from Venice. This turns out to be most difficult and (for the reader) funny.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 11, 1995
Format: Paperback
"The Game of X" is not the usual type of Sheckley book. He
leaves sci-fi and fantasy to take on the spy field.

The hero is just a regular guy who is mistaken for a spy.
He knows nothing of the circumstances he is thrust into but
through quick wits he makes the right moves and with a lot
of luck his wrong moves turn out to be the right ones
because his opponants have misjudged his abilities.

It is "a great read". I could not put it down and someday
I'll find it again --- and hang on to it this time!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful By cenewhall@aol.com on January 11, 1998
Format: Paperback
I read this book as a teenager, read it again and again, and finally got rid of it because I thought I had memorized it. That was over 20 years ago and I would really love to read it again! The author's descriptive capabilities will have you rolling with laughter, so make sure you're not standing up when you read it.
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By David Wenta on December 9, 2007
Format: Paperback
I have been trying to find a copy of this book for years without success. Thank you, Amazon. My dad recommended this book to me when I had just started college. I am glad he did. I read it (twice) in 1967/68; laughed myself stupid!!! It's not just funny; it's a good suspense/thriller as well. Just read it.
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