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Tuesday, February 24, 2015

Book Review: The Lazarus Game

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Book Description:

"You've got to go in after him."
"Go in?"
"Inside the game. Carter, you have to play the game to save him."

It was created to change the world. With the power to resurrect the minds of history's brightest stars, the Lazarus Game promises to pool mankind's generations of geniuses and merge them in a modern utopia.

But teenage genius Carter Chance has discovered the deadly secret behind this popular virtual reality, and now he's the only one who can stop his generation from destroying themselves for a computer-generated fantasy.

This action-packed sci-fi thriller delves deep into your perceptions of reality, life, and the value of a soul.

Book Review:

I have to admit, for most of the book, I really did not like Carter. He is very arrogant, rude and condescending to everyone around him.  Thankfully, after being introduced to the reality of the Lazarus Game, he comes to realize that the world does not revolve around him, and those who care about him are actually kind of important.

I know I read the description of the book before I reviewed it, but I must have forgotten it, because the identity of the bad guys came as a complete, albeit pleasant, shock to me. I don't know if anyone has ever made those people into bad guys before.

The one downside that I found with this book were the several typos. I'm hoping that these were there simply because I received a review copy, and it hadn't gone through the final edit yet. Granted, typos don't affect the storyline, but it was definitely noticeable.

All in all, this was an enjoyable read. I always like to read stories where unpleasant people change for the good, and this was one of those books.

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Title: The Lazarus Game
Author: Stephen J. Valentine
Publisher: Cedar Fort
Published: February 2015
ISBN: 1462115543
Source: I received a copy from the publisher in exchange for a review.

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