I have never read a book earlier that deals with computer games nor am I a gamer myself. When I chose this book, I had my apprehensions because I was not sure whether I would be able to comprehend the gaming terminologies or not. To my surprise, I ended up reading this book not once but twice on different occassions.
The plot revolves around a virtual world filled with warriors who are personified by people in real life. Yes, the kinds who immerse themselves into creating kingdoms, acquire wealth etc. However, the storyline is not restricted to the virtual world alone and that is where the beauty lies.
What I simply adored about the story was the fact that Dominic subtly made a point about how people were slowly isolating themselves into a shell. I mean, if you look at today's world, the younger generation is happier to tap away on a smartphone or go gaming rather than socialising. Somehow, the virtual world provides a kind of consolation to people, as in, portraying a character …
This is one of those stories that has an amazing beginning.
The plot takes the reader back to the Victorian era and thereafter shuttles between present age England and the said past. This historical fiction had all the right ingredients to be intriguing. However, I felt a few things prevented the plot from developing. Hence the three stars.
George started the storyline with an interesting narrative. Yet, as the story progressed the story created a bit of a confusion. Maybe it was because the pace of the story was a bit slow. In fact, the writer could have used more elaborations for greater clarity. Also, the language was simple yet more description could have enhanced the impact. There were imageries but where the writing was a bit confusing there the imageries lost their clarity. The story had all the right essentials for getting converted to a blockbuster. Maybe a revision and more elaboration would fo the trick.
The characters or rather the protagonists stood out but sadly they we…
Some stories have the power to stay with you long after they have been read. This story is one of them. It reminded me of Hugh Grant's Movie Music and Lyrics.
The story revolves around the life of a poet and musician, his meteoric rise, his downfall and the subsequent tryst with grappling with his loss and thereafter rising like a Phoenix.
Lonnie's lyrical narration is what forms the heart and soul of this story. Kudos to the author for amazing writing. Loved the choice of words. They had the power to touch the reader's soul and stir up every emotion that exists within. This story needs to be converted into a movie because it has all the elements to be a successful blockbuster. Reading the story evoked not just imageries but also every emotion in me. The storyline made me laugh, cry, empathise, fall in love and hate all at once.
I loved to love the protagonist and loved to hate the antagonist. I literally emoted along with the protagonist. Every character had a key role t…