Book Review

"God is a Gamer"

Author: Ravi Subramanian

God is a Gamer is my first Ravi Subramanian. After an year of reading only romance, I enjoyed this thriller a lot. I raced along from page one to the end, reading it at one stretch barring trips to the kitchen and the loo and wherever else.

What made it incredibly easy for me to stay glued to the book was the brevity of each chapter. And the prose, of course, and the suspense, but I am a great fan of keeping it short, and I loved that Ravi is too! There are 99 chapters as a result - a whopping number, but each moves the story to a different scene - some chapters were only a page long.

As a tactic, it worked brilliantly for me - the pace was fast, my interest never flagged. The characters were most convincing; the scenes drawn well. I grabbed at red herrings, my brain whirred - as it turned out, some of the herrings weren't so red after all. Seemingly unrelated events all come together in a fabulous finale.

If I could change one thing, it would be to delete the entire last chapter. Or perhaps, include a bit of it, ending at the 'honest kiss.' To my mind there was no need of long explanations.

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God is a Gamer 
Ravi Subramanian 

The Blurb
Aditya runs a gaming company that is struggling to break even. A banker slips off a highrise building, plunging to her death. The finance minister has made some promises that he is finding hard to keep. The LTTE has unleashed terror in America that sends the FBI on a wild goose chase, bringing them to Mumbai.

Enter Varun, parttime drug dealer and fulltime genius. He turns around the gaming company before disaster strikes. Meanwhile, the investigators plunge headlong into
the shady world of bitcoins and the Dark Net, websites that only exist for illegal transactions—drugs, sex and money. God Is a Gamer culminates in a stunning climax where money means nothing, assassination is taught by the ancient Greeks, and nothing is as it seems.

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Meet the Author

Described as the ‘John Grisham of banking’, by the Wall Street Journal, Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, is the author of five bestselling commercial novels—If God was a Banker (2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009), The Incredible Banker (2011), The Bankster (2012) and Bankerupt (2013)—based on financial crime. His latest book God is a Gamer, releases on September 12th.
Having been a banker himself, he has a unique insight into the industry he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats
His debut novel, If God was a Banker, won the 2008 Golden Quill Readers’ Choice Award and, more recently, The Incredible Banker won the 2011 Economist-Crossword Book Award in the ‘Popular’ category. He won the Crossword book award for The BANKSTER in 2012.
Ravi lives in Mumbai with his Biotechnologist turned banker wife, Dharini and his fourteen year old daughter Anusha.

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