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Jul 04, 2013 rated it liked it
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
Bryan D
Aug 11, 2016 rated it it was ok
Arcade is an average book with great ideas. For those of us who were kids in the eighties there's a lovely nostalgic feel and the clever means to educate the 80's reader of computer technology were the main factors I enjoyed about it; now what's wrong with the book, there's too much stuffing which if condensed could have shaved off at least a hundred pages, my edition published in 1985 promised it as
"A Real Thriller" this may have been true back then but oh dear god this isn't a thriller by any
Jun 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
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.
Jun 07, 2015 rated it liked it
The story itself is good but felt underwhelmed by the ending.
Mar 15, 2013 rated it really liked it
I loved this book. Really felt like an episode of the twilight zone or the outer limits.
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