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This is Not a Game by Walter Jon Williams
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Apr 12, 2012

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bookshelves: anti-hero, dark, entertaining, serious, thought-provoking
Read on April 12, 2012

A dark social networking drama that includes elements of action, detective work, economic theory and computer mumbo jumbo. If you buy into that last one, it's a fun ride.

I liked:
~The gamer dialogues. They felt pretty real and made me laugh in places.

I appreciated:
~The no-nonsense protagonist, who is able to take care of herself without resorting to whining or sleeping with all the men lining up to be her boyfriend. (There aren't any - thank God)

I didn't like:
~The ending. There were a few clever plot points but all in all I'm not sure that anyone who's been paying attention will be surprised by the ending. I kept waiting for the other shoe to drop. It never did. I guess that's ok though, since this isn't really a suspense thriller. It's more of a social commentary.

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