The Game - Terry Schott

The Game

By Terry Schott

  • Release Date: 2013-08-22
  • Genre: Adventure
Score: 4.5
4.5
From 11,277 Ratings

Description

The Matrix/ Ender's Game meets The Hunger Games ...

What if, instead of traditional schools, children learned by participating in a virtual reality simulation, one that allowed them to experience, "life" from birth to death - multiple times?

What if one player,
on his final play,
could change the world forever...?

Reviews

  • Review

    5
    By davemanhall
    Today
  • Held my interest

    5
    By Rzhuffy
    I️ don’t read often because I lose interest in the book. This book made me think enough and feel enough to keep reading to the end, and now into book 2.
  • Wow

    5
    By Jazzaniniki
    Shook idk what to say i am speechless
  • Wow.

    5
    By BSDE20140903
    This was a phenomenal read. I cannot begin to describe how much I enjoyed this book. A few days before I stumbled across this book in the store I had was sitting on the couch while my husband, who works in the evenings, was still at his job. I often get lost in thought, and this was no different. I think of random scenarios. I get lost for hours imagining in great detail, fantasies built on a fleeting thought. On this day I found myself remembering a quote, “we are all living on borrowed time” I do not know the original author of it. Though, this quote always resonated with me. It would give me a deep pang in my chest, pulling me into myself. This particular time, there was less pulling and more of an urging. I let myself explore what it really meant. Something I tended to not want to do, I never felt like I could handle exploring the possibilities. Well, I began to think, “borrowed time? What if it is bought time? What if we each get a certain amount of time to live our lives and earn a spiritual currency. This currency would let us pay for our next life when we die.” I began to wonder if we didn’t earn enough money then we would be forced to buy a short life, hence child deaths or still borns. What if we weren’t able to afford a human life at all? Would we buy an animal life? What if we ran out of currency? Would we then, finally, enter our permanent after life? Would our spirits then inhabit a heavenly world for the rest of “time”? After a couple of hours of really thinking about this, I looked at my watch ad realized I needed to begin dinner for my husband for when he got home. I shook off the pensive mood and went about my evening as normal. I remind you that I often get in these moods, so I didn’t bother to think about it again. A few days later I decided I wanted to read a book. I hadn’t read one in a few weeks but I wasn’t able to get to the library that day. I decided to get on my iBooks app for the first time in a while. I was not sure what I wanted to read. I just went to the top free books. Most of the books were romance, phone manuals, and a book called the Game. Nothing appealed to me and I decided to look through various categories. Through all the categories I saw The Game and did not click on it. I read a few samples of other books. I even downloaded one. I decided better of it and continued to look. I thought “the Game” seemed like a silly, simple name and that the book would be boring and not written very well. Eventually I got frustrated at not finding a book and decided to download this one. I didn’t get much of a description, I just started reading. When I realized what the book was about I nearly fainted. I couldn’t believe it. While I did not think of the computer simulation, the similarities struck a nerve. It definitely got my attention for the subject matter. It held my attention by being unique, well written, and having amazing twists. This book is able to take a very unique storyline and do it justice. Many great ideas fail at the hands of a creative but unskilled writers. Many well written books lack imagination. Terry Schott handles his project with care and originality. He takes his readers on a ride that keeps them on the edge of their seats. This book makes you care about the characters and wondering what is going to happen next. The mixture of technology and religion is done in a way that leaves the reader wondering if we ourselves are in this computer simulation E.A.R.T.H. I thoroughly enjoyed this book. I do not want to spoil anything. I began the book knowing nothing about it but the name. I encourage others to do the same. Start with a blank slate and open yourself up to a rewarding experience. I would like to thank Terry Schott for such an amazing book and I look forward to reading the best. The first installment has left me pining for more.
  • Great book

    5
    By #student#google
    I loved the book! Mr. Schott did a really good job on keeping the suspense. At times it was boring but the rest of it was not. I would definitely recommend reading it.
  • Terrible

    1
    By Goolllyyy
    Aweful
  • READ THIS BOOK

    5
    By GreatSnack
    Then read every other book in the series. I won't have to convince you. If you start reading this one, you won't be able to stop. Best series I've found in years.
  • The Game is Life

    5
    By Tony Aldana
    Terry Schott has tapped into the essence of ancient spirituality and translated it into modern “Information Age” terminology. This is an easy read worthy of being shared with all free thinking young people. I can’t wait to continue with the series.
  • First in a while

    5
    By HallyBearie
    I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Fast read, good logic, good flow, great concept. It was fun and I can't wait to fly through the rest of the series.
  • Written for a young audience!

    1
    By Hector the Explorer
    I have been reading for decades and the blurb seemed interesting! I erred in acquiring this book as it became boring!

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