The God Game

The God Game

A Novel

eBook - 2020
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"Smart, propulsive and gripping, THE GOD GAME. You are invited! Come inside and play with G.O.D. Bring your friends! It's fun! But remember the rules. Win and ALL YOUR DREAMS COME TRUE. Lose, you die! Worship me. Obey me. Complete a mission, however cruel, or the game reveals their secrets and crushes their dreams. Tasks that seemed harmless at first take on deadly consequences. Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them, appearing around corners, attacking them in parking garages. Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win? And what of the game's first promise: win, win big, lose, you die? Dying in a virtual world doesn't really mean death in real life, does it? As Charlie and his friends try to find a way out of the game, they realize they've been manipulated into a bigger web they can't escape: an AI that learned its cruelty from watching us. God is always watching, and He says when the game is done.
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Publishing Group, 2020
ISBN: 9781250306159
1250306159
Characteristics: 1 online resource

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heavenne
Jan 15, 2020

The plot of the book was good overall and quick to read. The pace is fast and because you’re into the novel the reading goes by quickly. It may seem like your typical high school book, but it’s got more mature elements so I wouldn’t say it’s YA. (Although it may be for the more mature YA reader if you’re being nitpicky about it) There are quite a few references to gaming and coding which may go over some readers but it’s not so much that would turn you off of the book.

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brangwinn
Jan 14, 2020

There’s a lot more than just a story going on here. Similar to The Golden Compass in that if you look beyond the main storyline of a video game supposedly controlled by God, the reader is ask to question their beliefs and think about how the internet culture is so invasive in our lives. Good character development, but the ethical, moral, philosophical beliefs of the four friends involved may make this rough going for all but a few teen readers.

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MrMogene
Feb 26, 2020

MrMogene thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

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