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Reviewed in Canada on October 16, 2017
Absolutely loved this novel! It's so whip-smart and clever. I rarely read science fiction or fantasy, but Cline invented a world that sucked me in, and like JK Rowling with her Harry Potter world, he is so clearly in love with his subject matter that you just get carried away by it. It's set in the future, when our world is in a sorry state because of human behaviour, and it involves the greatest reality game ever invented based on popular culture and computer games from the 80s. This world wide competition has huge stakes - so high that unscrupulous individuals will stop at nothing to win it. But despite the competition, our geeky young narrator fights a ferocious inter-galactic battle, and finds a love interest along the way. This book is filled with references to movies, books, TV shows, computer games and early computer technology - a lot of which I wasn't familiar with - but it's a thrill ride that I was happy to participate in. Tons of fun with action and some sweet moments - try it if you're looking for something different!
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