- File Size: 2763 KB
- Print Length: 288 pages
- Publisher: Terry Schott; 3 edition (December 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: December 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B009U5TCKU
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,948 Free in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Free in Kindle Store)
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When my kid came home from school with the book, a book loan from his teacher's personal books (BTW Teachers don't get paid enough!) my first instinct was to check the reviews to see if it was kid oriented enough for a 10 year old, but there again my kid as an advanced reader has also already read The Martian several times since before the movie came out, so when his teacher said it was okay for my son to do his assigment about the book, my son of course was excited to say the least.
Needless to say, I read this one in a day and my kid finally caught up. We are reading the series together now and we're in just 4 weeks on book 5.
I can not stress enough how fantastic the story of Zack's Avatar- Trew and Alexandra Montoyas-Danielle is and the people that surround them, that in reality aren't really older than the very character of Dani and Trew but to ponder on the science of "What if this is our reality" since many a physicist have said before that humanity is just a simulation and somewhere there's a martian laughing at the pure comedy of our lives (insert laughter-->) and you try not to be sucked in to the story but you do, it happens, you become part of it and you laugh and cry with the characters and this multidimensional reality of sorts that encases each and every person that play a key role to the development of the story. And you love them and your mourn them when they go.
I couldn't wait just waiting for my kid to get back from school so we would get back to reading together 1 chapter me, and 2 him (he picks how many he reads which is great for parent/kid reading time) and just like that feel anger towards the bad guys, Carl, oh Carl I was so angry but then he's become quite the hero of sorts and love to love and to hate certain other characters as well until you find out the motives driving their actions, because to do what must be done-to save humanity is never an easy task.
This is also a story where the a girl needs no saving and is smart enough to look after herself.
The writer gave each character meaning, and didn't over inflate the arcs of each person but just enough of everything and that is why there is such quality in this book that is exquisite and fresh when all you see published nowadays is nothing but filling between stories by other authors but not this one. This is a story that compells you to want more like a starving newborn and you just can't get enough of it.
So much scifi, enough geek, no adult content, a book you can enjoy with your kids and a book you'll be happy your kids are reading because there are lessons to be taught here, of life, love, honesty, death, sacrifice, forgiveness and change.
There is so much more I can say but instead of spoiling it for you I'll just tell you to read the book/series for you will not regret one bit of it.
Such a great book, such a great series that 'Id love to see adapted in any screen form.
I'm surprised there's not many reviews for this. People don't know what they are missing.
While I love the premise that this takes place on another world and earth is the VR game world, the thing that bothers me the most is the lack of accounting for the "time dilation effect". Early on they establish that a year in the game is about a day in the "real world". They then do a good job of accounting for that at a macro level. However, it is never accounted for at a micro level. What I mean by that is that if a day in Real World (RW) is one year (VR), that means that 365 VR Days = 1 RW Day. This means that 1 hour RW = 15 Days VR or about 360 hours. That means that 1 hour in VR world occurs in about 10 seconds. Since they establish repeatedly that you can't record (as far as the public knows) you can't actually watch anything as it's happening to fast. Events like the wedding would have started, finished and been over with much faster than is portrayed in the real world.
If I ignore this major complication I can enjoy the book, but it kept grating on my nerves.
If you like a book you can figure out as you read it then you probably won't enjoy this book. Without giving anything away I will just say there are layers upon layers upon layers in the plot. Just when i thought I knew what was going on, something new was revealed. I had to stop reading a few times to organize my thoughts of the different layers. I love a good book with plot twists but hate the ones that I have to stop my reading to think about. But not the Game is Life. I know this may not make sense but it will if you chose to read the book. I read the first book in less than a day and the second in about 12 hours!
As a side note: This is NOT a religious book but does make you think about the existence of a higher being and who/what it could be. There is no preaching and no scripture so please do not let this put you off if you are not into that. If you like to ponder the purpose of life then this is a great read for you.
Book reviews are tough for me. I have a hard time saying what I want without spoilers. If this review helps you please click the like button. I get nothing for the thumbs up except a good feeling I helped someone. However, if you decide this review does not help you, please leave me comment as you why you do not like it so I can improve my reviews.
- 2-dimensional characters
- Stilted, unrealistic dialog
- A plot with logic holes so big you could drive a starship through them
If I were to base my review solely on the literary ability of the author, I would have rated this 1-2 stars. But...
The concept is brilliant and inventive. I found myself thinking about this book when I wasn't reading it. It literally changed the way I look at my life. For that reason, I recommend it. But read it fast.
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