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text 2016-10-03 19:14
Interesting spin
SG - Suicide Game - Haidji

"I received this book for free though Booklikes giveaways" This book is set in the very distant future, and follows the lives of a number of characters that have enrolled themselves into a new, hit reality TV show called the Suicide Game (SG). Basically eight thousand contestants compete and gather in an arena, walk out onto a raised platform, slip into lifeline harnesses, and then leap off. Some of the lifelines are rigged to break, while some of them aren’t. The unlucky ones plummet to their deaths while the lucky survivors then get the chance to jump again, and again, and again until one contestant remains alive. Haidji writing style for SG is very repetitive, however in a weird kind of way it’s repetitive in a poetic way. By repeating paragraphs it kind of draws you in as if you are sat in the crowd watching the event unfold as you know how the paragraph is going to say. If you read the book you’ll understand what I’m on about. Though in truth I didn’t really believe all of the characters back stories as to why they’d joined the SG’s in the first place, some seemed out of place to me. An interesting spin but yet weirdly a good read on killing for sport in the form of reality tv.

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text 2015-02-03 09:59
The Phone Company - David Jacob Knight

Not really sure where to start with this book. After reading the blurb it was a very promising story of how phones can literally take over your life/world and being myself a lover of technology I couldn’t wait to see what happened. However as I got further through the book, it just got weird. For me the ending really lacked and was confusing, as it left me with more answers than questions as to what the Phone Company actually was.

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text 2015-02-03 09:58
Steths: Cognition (Steths Book 1) - Karl Fields

Didn’t really know what to expect when I started this. To begin with, it was slow going as nothing seemed to be happening. However once you got about a quarter of the way through, the plot and characters got more interesting and the action took off, which caused it to become a real page turner for me. Recommend read as it’s a little something different from the normal.

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text 2015-02-03 09:57
Scouting for the Reaper - Jacob M. Appel

Out of the eight stories, as with all collective books there are always going to be some that are stronger and more captivating than others. My favourites ones where "transporting a truckload of penguins" and the "blind rabbit" as they amused me the most and I found kept me reading. Overall a good collection of short stories to read.

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text 2015-02-03 09:56
The Biology of Luck - Jacob M. Appel

This book is very unique as I’ve never come across this style of writing before. Appel has basically written what I’m going to describe as a parallel narrative. Which basically means, you follow Larry Bloom’s (main character) life as a tour guide for one day, while at the same time Larry Bloom has written his own book, which you also follow as well. It all sounds very confusing but because Appel alternatives the stories each chapter, it’s a very easy book to follow. I actually found that I enjoyed Larry’s book more than main story line. An enjoyable book to read.

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