Firstly, a massive thank you to Gollancz for having me on this blog tour. It was exactly the book I needed to get me through deadlines!
Oh my god. The burb on the book is so accurate I felt like I was reading the script of a Black Mirror episode. The entire novel had me creeped out and looking at my phone suspiciously. By far my favourite aspect of this book was how many different important discussions were had against the backdrop of a malicious cyberwar essentially. The book discussed abuse, grief, homophobia, racism, drug use so many things. Nothing was sugarcoated which I really liked but it does at times make for an intense reading experience. I would suggest is you have any triggers to the aforementioned things to read this book with caution.
The characters I loved and loved to hate. The entire premise of the God Game within the story was to show the grey areas of humanity. The ones that show everyone has the capacity to commit crime etc. Even before the game began none of the characters were perfect. Not one. None of the Vindicators, none of the teachers or even the parents. Which I loved. No one is perfect, everyone has flaws. Some have more major flaws than others in the book.
I was kept guessing from page one. I was desperate to find out what the God Game was and could it be beaten. Every time I thought I had the answer all the facts were twisted and I was back to square one. What I will say is this book has one of the most shocking and surprising endings. I was sat muttering nononono over and over.
The best horror story for the digital age I've ever read.
Name: The God Game*
Author: Danny Tobey
Have you read The God Game*?
What did you think?
Thank you for reading,