Thursday, 23 October 2014

God Is A Gamer


From the book blurb
Imagine a scenario where you cross this powerful virtual currency with a Gamer, Banker, Politician and a Terrorist. The result is GOD IS A GAMER – the world’s first Bitcoin Thriller.

A thriller which moves from Washington’s Congress to Delhi’s finance ministry, the beaches of Goa to the corporate boardrooms of Mumbai. A thriller set in a world where money means nothing, martyrs are villains, predators are prey, assassination is taught by the ancient Greeks, and nothing is as it seems.

God is a Gamer is author’s personal favourite. A lot of effort has gone into researching the minor details to make sure that you enjoy every page of this thriller. As they say, a good thriller is one where the page turns by itself. Hope the pages of God is a Gamer turn by themselves and the book stays in your hand imploring you to finish it before you put it down.


Author
Ravi Subramanian is India’s numero uno thriller writer, having written six bestselling books. An alumnus of Indian Institute of Management (Bangalore), he is currently head of a leading financial institution. A career banker and financial services professional, Ravi has worked with various multinational banks (Citibank, ANZ Grindlays Bank and HSBC) for over eighteen years. As a result of his extensive background in foreign banks, writing about banking comes quite naturally to Ravi. Each one of his books thus far have been set in the backdrop of a foreign bank.

To read the reviews on his earlier book:
·         Bankster
·         Bankerupt


What I think
As we all know, God is a Gamer is the first book that revolves around virtual currency – bitcoins. The golden coin engraving the O in “God” emphasizes this further. The book blurb introduces us to the story, awakens our interest and ushers us into the world of love, lust, politics, betrayal and power.

The book is neatly divided into several tiny chapters. The first few pages, randomly introduces several characters and when we close the book, we would realize that they were all nicely entwined to one another.

The author is famous for his banking thrillers. But, this one is not a similar one. The concentration is more on virtual world and currencies. The narrative is lucid and flows with the determination of not boring us. There are several characters and all of them are well-developed.

The author has used several real life instances and also used many real names. The way he has injected fiction into reality is commendable. As I always say, I respect authors who take that extra effort to do extensive research and present an authentic fiction.


But...
There are too many characters and so many sub-stories are established. This could make the reader impatient and urge him to skip a few pages or do a high level reading.


Should you read it?
Give it a shot if you enjoy thrillers…
Or if you love to see how fictions and reality is nicely mixed and transformed into a believable one!



Rating
3/5


Thank you
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