‘GOD IS A GAMER’… BY RAVI SUBRAMANIAN – BOOK REVIEW


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Title : God Is A Gamer
Author : Ravi Subramanian
Pages : 324
Genre : Crime Fiction
Publisher :  Penguin Books India

Rating :

Cover : 4/5
Title : 4.5/5
Storyline : 4.5/5
Writing Style : 4.5/5
Dialogues : 4/5
Characters : 3.5/5
Overall : 4.5/5

Overview :

Aditya runs a gaming company that is struggling to break even. A banker slips off a high-rise building, plunging to her death. The finance minister has made some promises that he is finding hard to keep. The LTTE has unleashed terror in America that sends the FBI on a wild goose chase, bringing them to Mumbai.
Enter Varun, parttime drug dealer and fulltime genius. He turns around the gaming company before disaster strikes. Meanwhile, the investigators plunge headlong into the shady world of bitcoins and the Dark Net, websites that only exist for illegal transactions—drugs, sex and money.

God Is a Gamer culminates in a stunning climax where money means nothing, assassination is taught by the ancient Greeks, and nothing is as it seems.

Beauty :

  • Title, Blurb and cover.
  • Fast paced.
  • Breath taking sequences.
  • Varun’s character.
  • Climax.
  • Thrill Factor.

Beast :

  • Numerous characters.

Review :

Ravi Subramanian is known for his thrillers based on the world of banking.’Bankster’ was the first book I read of him and from then only I became his fan. His writing style is pretty unique and his way of solving the puzzle of a thriller makes his books more adorable.

Talking about ‘God is a Gamer’, firstly the title itself is pretty catchy and being the first bitcoin thriller also creates a hype amongst the readers. The cover and the blurb, both are very catchy. This time I sensed that the author has changed his writing style a bit and I think that this kind of writing has became a new trend amongst the thriller authors to keep the chapters short, between 2 and 3 pages and keep changing the scenes. Well my personal opinion about this style is pretty positive. I love this approach.

Story starts with an international bank and it’s branch in India. New characters keeps on getting introduced for a while which makes the beginning of the plot a bit messy but I will not blame the author for it because he needed some space for the introduction part, though it doesn’t bore you because every character is interesting to be read.

The main story begins with the introduction of Varun’s character. He brings up the spice to the storyline and from then only no one can dare to put the book down without completing the book.

This book is keeps on jumbling between two things and those are bitcoin and the gaming thing. These are the two biggest eye-catchy concepts of the book. Another speciality of the book is that it is having two climaxes. When the first climax came I thought that’s what’s been written in last chapter and then the other climax got introduced. I loved the climax by the way.

Now the negatives. So many characters in a book, confuses the reader. There were few of them which could be omitted from the storyline.

Verdict : 

Another masterpiece from Ravi Subramanian. No one can dare to miss it.

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