God is a Gamer by Ravi Subramanian: Book Review

Book Title: God is a Gamer
Author: Ravi Subramanian

Genre: Thriller
Pages: 310
Binding: Paperback

Rating: 4 out of 5


I like thrillers. Especially, if they are fast and can keep me guessing. God is a Gamer is just like that. It keeps my hand glued to the book and meets my expectations.

Here’s what I think of it.

The Good Game:
If you put The Flash and God is a Gamer side by side and ask which one is faster, I would go gladly with the latter.

Set in the modern era of bit coins, social media, BPOs, mass heists, debit card cloning, gaming and a little mention of banking, Ravi Subramanian's God is a Gamer is one book you will find difficult to put down. 

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A whole lot of things what in the favour of the book. The plot. The sub plots. The elaborate, well-reserached details. Parallel events. Interesting characters. And the unexpected (not one, but several) twists in the tale. It's simply brilliant! One thing I admire about Ravi's style of writing, it keeps you engaged, page after page.  

Many books start at a slow pace and pick up momentum as you move ahead. But God, this one's is a fast gamer here right from the Prologue! The concept of using the virtual currency, bitcoins, is awesome. He must have done a great deal of research to make it so perfect and ensure that the readers who don't know about bitcoins are not left confused.

I must confess, each of his books has imparted me some knowledge, emu trading in Bankster and bitcoins out here.

Glad to receive a signed copy!
This once, the author has tried experimenting a bit as it is not all about bank related stuff here unlike his previous books.

Anyways, coming back to the book once again.

Those who are into gaming, know all about cheat codes. God is a Gamer makes you cheat a bit. The plot is such that at times, even though the book has good pace, you tend to skip a few pages and cheat your way to find out what's gonna happen next!

The story starts in Washington, where a Senator, who's a close aide of the US President, is assassinated. The next destination is Mumbai where we are introduced to Aditya Rao and his gaming company. We then travel to Goa to meet the lovely Tanya. As the plot thickens, new events take place and new characters are introduced, each more interesting than the other!

How are these characters and the dramatic events connected to each other? Or are they even connected? To find out, don't delay and grab your copy of the book today!

The Not-So-Good Game:
One minus point I felt was that the title seems to be wasted on this book as gaming is not really the focus as it’s a backdrop, but nonetheless, it's a good read.
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