Definitely much different than what I was originally expecting (I
suppose I went into this book thinking it was more of a serious,
hardline thriller type of read) but either way, I'm left more than
I think what makes this book stand out the most, for me personally, is
its pure originality and uniqueness. The plot is very creative and
unlike anything I’ve read in the past. As well as this, the writing
style of an absolute top quality – it’s vivid, detail-rich, and carries
with it a fast-paced, page-turner type undertone. I was also glad to
find that much of the book is written with quiet a lighthearted and
upbeat vibe. The author has a clever sense of humor which is evident in
many scenes throughout the book and even though I rarely find myself
laughing out loud while reading, I couldn’t help but find myself doing
so in some of the wackier, bizarre scenes. In summary, I enjoyed the
read and I wholeheartedly recommend it to others
When I first
decided to download this book, I was expecting it to be heavy on the
computer jargon. Instead I found a happy surprise with this new
adventure from Jack Lindsay. Guy Gifford has created a new computer game
where the object is to steal five billion pounds from the Bank of
England and of course, get away with it. But the prototype has
authorities convinced that Guy has actually pulled this off and now they
are hot on his tail across lovely England and through Wales. Luckily,
Guy has some company in the shape of a beautiful hacker named Spike (I
like it—it sounds tough!). Now the object of this new, real-life game is
for Guy to convince the police that he did not steal anything before
they catch up with him.
This is a fast, fun read, filled with humor and unexpected twists. The
dialogue is rich and natural, the descriptions are vivid — I especially
appreciate the English setting — and the characters are relatable and
fun. The plot itself it quite original and easy to follow. I was
expecting something a little more serious, but this was a terrific
surprise. The humor is witty and smart and often downright hilarious!
This is a great book for the techno-nerds out there, but also for fans
of fun cross-country capers. Very enjoyable!
Games by Jack Lindsay is a fantastic read! It’s action packed and full
of humor. There is something about this book that makes it really easy
for me to imagine it as a movie. I would definitely buy a ticket to
watch it. Nonstop action!
The plot of this book fits well into today’s society. The main
character, Guy, creates a computer game, where you have to steal money
out of the world’s largest banks. The game is so ingenious that the
authorities actually believe it’s real, and are after him for a crime he
didn’t really commit. Now he must get through many obstacles in order to
clear his name.
I could not put this book down. It was a very fast read and I loved
every minute of it. Tons of twists and turns. Guy is a very interesting
character, but Spike is my favorite. She’s beautiful, smart and quirky.
Game, is a very funny read. This was my first taste for Jack Lindsey and
I wasn't disappointed I thoroughly enjoyed it and couldn't put it down.
The book follows Guy Gifford who has created a new computer game that
has caused big trouble for him. The player of the game has to steal five
billion pounds from the Bank of England and then escape. There's a
downside though the investigator's think the money's already gone and
Guy was the perpetrator but that's the catch he hasn't, it's still in
the bank. With the police hot on his tail he takes off on a mad dash
across the UK and Wales with a very gorgeous computer hacker by his side
who goes by the name Spike. Guy just has to have the hope to be able to
prove his innocence before those who are after him catch up and he ends
up doing time for something he's not done.
Although based around a video game it's not all about that, there's a
lot of other things thrown into the mix such as a good old romance. I
really enjoyed this and hope there's more to come.
Latest revision 20 April 2019