Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Newly Reviewed


This Is Not a Game has been awarded a starred review in Publisher's Weekly.
Williams (The Rift) weaves intriguing questions about games, gamers and their relationships with real life into this well-paced near-future thriller. Game designer Dagmar specializes in creating “alternate reality” games that muddle the line between fantasy and reality. Trapped in riot-torn Jakarta, she reaches out to the gamer community for help. Once back in Los Angeles, Dagmar is caught up in a web of murders and financial manipulation that she begins to blend into her latest game, using the community of players to solve clues and sift through large amounts of data. The line between real life and the game blurs as the action builds to a satisfying and thoughtful conclusion. Though the technology talk occasionally becomes intrusive, it's convincingly written; the characters are realistic and absorbing, and the story deeply compelling. (Mar.)
Who am I to disagree?

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3 Comments:

Blogger Ralf the Dog said...

Congrats on the review. I just got an email from Amazon telling me This Is Not a Game is available for preorder.

I have a question. Is it better for you in terms of acquiring shelf space for us to purchase from Amazon or go to the local bookstore and have it special ordered?

One more thing, if you create a game based off of the book, please consider naming the game, "This is not a book."

2:59 PM  
Anonymous Rebecca S. said...

Terrific review! Congratulations. I'm looking forward to reading the book.

7:04 PM  
Blogger mindseas said...

I look forward to reading This is Not a Game. Love your protagonist's name!

--Bonnie

7:18 AM  

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