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Thursday, December 4, 2014

Book Review: God Is A Gamer by Ravi Subamanian

About the author: 
As I always let the author speak for him/herself - http://www.ravisubramanian.in/

The Blurb (as on Good reads):
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, part-time drug dealer and full-time 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.

Review: ★★★

Cover Page: 
I found the cover average - similar to Ravi's previous books. I liked the Bitcoin currency symbol highlighted in GOD.

What I Felt About The Book:
The first catch that comes along with the book is - "World's first bitcoin thriller". Honestly speaking, I had no idea of the term Bitcoin. I even searched google but had no luck - I did not ouch much effort though. It was when one of my friends happened to see the book on my table and told me what Bitcoin is. Ravi Subramanian has taken extra precaution to educate the readers about Bitcoins.

The plot travels across different parts of world – Washington DC, Mumbai, Delhi, Goa, New York etc. The author made is best effort to entertain the reader and has successfully managed to get them hooked to the pages. Romance, scandal, murder, virtual gaming, drugs, money, politics and the list continues. Name an angle and this book has it all. The author also utilizes his technical knowledge on various aspects – banking, internet etc.., to full use.

‘God Is a Gamer’ is a nice weekend read with great blend of suspense, crime, love and technology.

What I liked:

  • Short Chapters – maximum 4 to 5 pages each
  • Fast paced plot – made me skip few pages out of curiosity.

What I did not like:

  • The tagline – ‘Is Revenge a Crime’ is not utilized and the reader keeps wondering and waiting about the same till end.
  • The different locations could be a hindrance to some readers. Initially, I had to make an effort to remember what this was in connection to.

I also found a trailer for the book:
Note of Thanks:
Blogadda sent me this autographed book almost a month back and I am very late in putting up the review. I hope I have not put my name in their list of bloggers who do not receive any more books.

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What does it take to hook you to a thriller? How did you like the book? Would you go ahead and read it after my thoughts on it? Write your heart/mind in comments section. I would be glad to read out your end of thinking on the book.


  1. Nice review. I don't think I would have liked this book much after reading your review. Glad to refrain myself from applying for the same at BlogAdda :p