Game of Mass Destruction Kindle Edition
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About the Author
- ASIN : B0859S883Y
- Publication date : February 28, 2020
- Language : English
- File size : 1127 KB
- Text-to-Speech : Enabled
- Screen Reader : Supported
- Enhanced typesetting : Enabled
- X-Ray : Not Enabled
- Word Wise : Enabled
- Print length : 240 pages
- Page numbers source ISBN : 152723388X
- Lending : Enabled
- Best Sellers Rank: #4,877,422 in Kindle Store (See Top 100 in Kindle Store)
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With a diverse and large cast of twenty characters, used as Sia Bucks’s pawns in the Game of Mass Destruction, Chloe Gilholy draws us into an addictive world of violence reminiscent of The Hunger Games and Battle Royale. It is almost impossible to look away as the players succumb to violence and desire, racking up points as they destroy the robots. This in itself is the beauty of the novel: Gilholy writes it in such away that you keep reading, even as the bodies pile up, just as what would happen if the Game was broadcasted on national television.
Sia Bucks makes the game even more fascinating. A unique villain with curly purple hair and a lust for chaos, she commands the story. Each time she appeared, I reveled in her chaotic evil and melodramatic diatribes. Characters tried to rationalize what she did, but the reality is simple: Sia Bucks is evil for the sake of it, and it is fun to watch!
Yet, while the pace of the story lent itself to the game, making each seen move with the anxiety and intensity of an adrenaline-fueled game, it falls the characters short. With such a large, named cast, we don’t have time to really get to know the characters. Even the protagonist, Yuzuko, is only glanced at briefly. What did I know about her? Not much. There were elements mentioned: she didn’t like violence, she loves Sakura, she loves her “Aunt Kiki” – a robot, and she has a son who wasn’t mentioned much. There were other interesting characters: Ros and Aron, Todd and Bobby, Magiangela, and more, and to an extent I knew more about them in their brief appearances that Yuzuko.
I think if the cast was smaller, or the book was longer, it would have given us a chance to really get to know these characters. Some odd moments and interactions appeared between the characters (such as Sakura running off, Alfie’s interaction with his mother, Yanyu and Chang-Hoon’s romance, and the constant affairs among the cast), and I think getting into the heads of the characters more, or focusing on just a couple, might have helped us understand these events. Gilholy does not lack the talent to characterize her cast, as shown Sia, and even characters like Magiangela. But with so many moving parts, it makes it hard for the audience to really get to know this unique and diverse cast before some of their unfortunate demise.
That being said though, I really had a lot of fun reading this book! It was exciting, while also examining some innate human desires – such as how danger brings out the best, and worst, in us. My recommendation for picking up this book is simple: imagine you’re watching a reality TV show while reading it, because that’s how it plays out. The fact that Gilholy can capture that feeling in a book deserve applause of its own.
So if you want a fast, entertaining, and fun read, I definitely think you should check out Game of Mass Destruction. It might make you second guess your reality TV show habits though.
She was not really Yuzuko’s Aunt.
Sia Bucks (52, ruler) despised Professor Takeshi Denki (grandfather, scientist, Robots Have Feelings Cooperation president, table tennis champ).
Harumi Denki (Yuzuko’s mother) strongly suggested everyone needs to play Sia's 30th season Game of Mass Destruction.
Bobby/Todd (paired); Lavender “Unicorn” Knickers, Pieter (Netherlands)/Hendrik (Pieter’s BMF, paired); Pedro Primera (Italy)/Mariangela Pedro's wife, paired); Fan/Yanyu (paired); Sook-Jo/Chang-Hoon (paired) Hassin/Nila (paired); Rós/Aron (paired).
Sia explained the 3 simple rules: destroy a robot = 25 Points; Sexual intercourse = 50 Points; Kill another contestant = 100 Points.
Robots are intelligent, dangerous, & WMD, but they do not like water.
The pistol clicked, but there were no more bullets, Pieter was eliminated.
Pedro & Mariangela got 275 points. 989 robots left.
Hendrik got 125 points. 986 robots left.
Fan & Yanyu got 325 points;
Sook-Jo & Chang-Hoon got 150 points. 967 robots left.
Bobby & Todd got 25 points. 966 robots left.
Sakura & Yuzuko got 50 points
Christian & Lavender got 125 points
Hassin & Nila got 200 points
Rós & Aron got 225 points. 944 robots left
Sakura & Yuzuko got 150 points
930 robots remain
908 robots left
Tie 9 Team Bobby 173.11 points
Tie 9 Team Catherine with 173.11 points
8 Team Sook-Jo with 198.11 points
7 Pieter/Hendrik's final score 217 points
6 Team Lavender with 223.11 points
5 Team Rós with 273.11 points
4 Team Hassin with 298.11 points
3 Team Fan with 373.11 points
2 Team Sakura with 623.11 points
1 Team Mariangela 665.11 points
Sook-jo & Chang-Hoon got 50 points
Mariangela & Pedro got 50 points. 856 robots remaining.
Pedro dead Mariangela got 100 points
845 robots remain
Rós & Aron got 50 points
Bobby & Todd got 50 points. 775 robots remaining.
Sia called a meeting with Sergeant Dust, Daz, & the whole production team.
Mi Chang-Hoon & Yanyu Wei Shang got married.
GAME OVER! Who will perish or who will win the 30th season Game of Mass Destruction?
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An awesome book cover, great font & writing style. A very professionally written Dystopian/Sci-Fi book. It was quite easy for me to read/follow from start/finish & never a dull moment. There were no grammar/typo errors, nor any repetitive or out of line sequence sentences. Lots of exciting scenarios, with several twists/turns & a huge set of unique characters & facts to keep track of. This could also make another great Dystopian/Sci-Fi movie, an animated cartoon or better yet a mini-TV series. It wasn’t 1984, but I liked it so I will still rate it at 4/5 stars.
Thank you for the free Author; Goodreads; Making Connections; Making Connections discussion group talk; PDF book
Tony Parsons MSW (Washburn)
Yuzuko reminded me of the hunger games. As much as she tries to survive, she also stands up to Sia, the destruction game owner. The dynamic of the game was intense, and it was designed to win no matter what. For this reason, the story contained violent scenes, chaos, and death.
I found the book to be suspenseful and thrilling. The robots were exciting, and the game itself was fun to read; however, as nature was in a no-mercy- state, I found it hard to see how things were panning out. Secrets are revealed when Yuzuko faces the game show host, which affects her behavior as it is about her family.
I recommend this book to sci-fi readers and people who like the hunger games style of story.