God is a Gamer – Book Review

Title: God is A Gamer
Author: Ravi Subramanian
Published by: Penguin Books India
Year of Publication: 2014
Number of Pages: 310
Genre: Thriller

To a person who has just ventured into reading thriller as a genre, short and gripping chapters of a book work at its best. Yes, this is the second book I have read of this genre and I am stunned, stunned by how the flow of the book is, how the story even after going here and there still makes sense in every way and the way it ends explaining it all, tying back to the entire plot of the story. This book has been a complete delight to me in all the ways and I’d recommend each one of you to go for it even if you have or haven’t explored the genre.
When your identity isn’t revealed, you tend to take advantage of the same. Don’t you? Not everyone does. But when it comes to get access to stuff you need and aren’t allowed legally, you definitely find a reason to be interested. The story here is about bitcoins, a currency which helps you pay for the stuff you want through Cotton Trail, a secret network with the help of which you cannot be traced. It has a unique personal and public key which can be used for the transfer.
While a mastermind is behind the concept with a group of people, FBI agents Adrian, Tony and Dan (their senior) are leaving no stone unturned to expose Cotton Trail. Ravi has written the book in a way that keeps you glued including different locations, characters, the situations and the eventfulness of the plot is something which makes you picture every word you read. Personally, from the gun shots to steamy scenes to murders and the heist, I was able to live every moment and feel I was there. This was the best part of reading this book and experiencing the journey. The investigations carried out at the end of the book and how the story unfolded at the end can only be written by a writer like Ravi, who has now mastered the art of surprising you on the go.
The characters and the connections they have with each other is something I’d not like to give out in the review because that is something which will make you turn the pages and finish the book in one go. Ravi has very well explained every scene and concept so simply that you do not have to go look out for anything which has been conveyed to narrate the story. The anticipation created in a reader’s mind is throughout the book till the last page, trust me till the last page you are still going to have a few questions unanswered but the last page is like the ending of a wonderful movie, you have it all sorted.
The beauty of the book lies in it’s short chapters, different lives being interlinked and the way it ends. The satisfaction at the end of reading this book is rewarding. I personally feel that this book needs to be converted into a movie for sure. To watch this story as a movie would be stellar. Pick up this book and thank me, sooner or later. 😉
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5 Comments, RSS

  1. Ankita April 17, 2016 @ 2:06 am

    Thanks for the review. i have walked past this book in stores, i don’t ever go by the hype a book has created. But Now i am piqued enough to add this in my to-read list 🙂

    For someone who has started on thrillers, i’d recommend ‘The silence of the Lambs’. Best thriller i ever read. Then the millennium series. Then everything sidney sheldon has ever written. Welcome to the thriller world 🙂

    • adodani April 26, 2016 @ 11:21 am

      Thank you so much for reading and recommending, Ankita. 🙂

  2. Kavita Singh September 17, 2017 @ 10:22 am

    Thriller is one of fav genres. Your review makes me pick up this book soon, oh! and I will thank you for sure probably, sooner. 🙂

    • adodani September 18, 2017 @ 9:23 am

      I am sure you will not regret, Kavita. Thanks for picking this one 🙂

  3. Nikita Jhanglani October 6, 2017 @ 11:56 am

    Such a spot on review. Pretty much like what I’d written about this one, when I had read it. (https://nikitajhanglani.wordpress.com/2014/12/20/book-review-god-is-a-gamer-by-ravi-subramanian/)

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