Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Book Review: God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subramanian

BlogAdda is doing a marvelous job in giving ample opportunity for avid thriller lovers like me to enjoy a few of the exceptional ones.  So I was no doubt delighted to get the chance of going through “God Is A Gamer” by participating in the Book Review program of BlogAdda. This is the second novel from Ravi Subramanian, which I came across through this program. The earlier one was the Bankster. But, I loved this one much more and in one word, God Is A Gamer is the perfect page turner thriller that I came across after a long time.
I really enjoyed the book and finished reading in barely three sittings, which is something extraordinary for me as I am usually not a very quick reader and tend to enjoy the book slowly. That is the power of the God Is A Gamer. This is no doubt the best thriller I have gone through this year.
The plot of God is a Gamer revolves around the virtual currency Bitcoins. This is the first thriller based on Bitcoins and surely the all Ravi Subramanian fans will love it.
The plot sets off with two corporate chiefs (both belonging to credit/debit card companies) engaging themselves in some serious meeting and Wikileaks a year later, completely shuddering the US Government. The people around the world come to know about Bitcoins, the virtual money, and FBI starts their investigation as a blast kills a bureaucrat.
The plot then focuses on India, where a well known banker dies after falling from the top of a building where he was attending  a party and a struggling gaming company suddenly starts to make some serious fortune.
Generally a large sum of money and corruption always go hands on with politics and in a modern world with terrorism. There is no exception in this case, but Ravi Subramanian made sure to have enough twists and turns to keep you on the edge at every juncture.
As I have already mentioned, this indeed is a page turner thriller that may be reckoned as one of the best masterpieces of Ravi Subramanian. The gripping plot will amaze you on every page and it was really hard for me to keep up with the suspense. There has always been a strong urge to go to the end of the book and know the climax beforehand. But I am always against it and somehow managed to keep aside the temptation.
The book is very well researched and there is minimum deviation from logic. There are a few loopholes, but after all it is a fiction and not a textbook. Moreover, I feel that the author may make those mistakes intentionally to avoid writing a perfect crime in a fiction. And most importantly, that does not create any hindrance in the pace or quality of the thriller.
Friends, if want your adrenaline to go pumping, just grab a copy of “God is a Gamer” and enjoy.
You can watch the trailer of the book here -
Book Source: BlogAdda
Publisher: Penguin Books India
Price: Rs. 299/- (199/- on Flipkart)

Genre: Thriller

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  1. A racy page thriller which will have you turning the pages. Very up to the minute and contemporary, cutting edge contemporary fiction, with a banking and gaming background.

    You'll never look at an ATM machine in quite the same way again.

    1. Rightly pointed out..... So true...... Thanks


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