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This is a nicely written book very easy to read.
The premise of the book is of an arcade coming to a small town and subverting all the children. In actual fact the star of the book is the mother of one of the children drawn to the games. We don't get inside the arcade properly until about page 125 and don't expect much in-game action.

This book was written in 1984 and it goes to considerable lengths to explain the concept of a dial up modem. Funny thing is any reader born after 1990 probably will
Read this book a decade back. One hell of a thriller! An amazing work of science-fiction. A new arcade opens up in the town and all the children are suddenly addicted to it. The parents are concerned (some are) and they try to investigate what to do about it. The children visit the arcade whether they want to or not.
The story itself is good but felt underwhelmed by the ending.
I loved this book. Really felt like an episode of the twilight zone or the outer limits.
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