Saturday, November 15, 2014



Ever since the novel, "If God Was a Banker" was published and went viral I always had the curiosity to read Ravi Subramanian novels. I heard a lot about his hits and first-class reviews about “Bankerupt” and "The Bankster" novel, but unfortunately, I never got a chance to read his novels till date. And as the famous Paul’ saying goes, “If when you want something, the entire universe conspires in helping you to achieve it."  And yes, it was accurate in my case. Ravi Subramanian's latest book "God is a Gamer” has been bestowed upon me with 2 surprises.

  1. It was a winning copy from Blog Adda which was part of the biggest  Book Review Program for Indian Bloggers.
  2. Hooray – The Book was a personally signed by the award winning author Ravi Subramanian (how lucky I am :)

     The novel beings with Phishing attack, sudden death of Gillian Tan, romance of Tanya, fight between two gangs over territorial rights for drug trading, death of Nigerain citizen, murder of Malavika, ATM attack and. . . much more twist. My advice to the readers - don’t read this novel during bed time, because you may end up staying awake, reading whole night without sleeping. The novel will sure hypnotize and make sure you end up reading one chapter and just one chapter and keep reading next chapter till you reach the climax.

You will learn a lot about new things, Information about bit-coins, face-book and its gaming application, marketing strategy behind gaming apps. The Chemistry between Aditya Rao and his son Varun was nice, but definitely 2 questions arises in mind. “How did Aditya all of a sudden turn up for Varun, help him in coming out of Nigerain death and trusting/listening to Varun for his business ideas rather than trusting his very good friend Sundeep." 
"Was really technology that bad to hack credit cards of just 20 customers and withdraw a huge million in a day?!? Phishing attack also seems illogical!!! When they got the first compliant, they must have taken a step to stop it/shut down immediately
Starts with Washington, then New Delhi, Mumbai, Goa...and its keep switching between places making readers to lose the interest and focus in the initial few pages but the novel takes a turn after 100 pages it goes in jet speed with many twits and guess.

Overall an must read, entertaining novel. 
3 Things I love the most:

  1. Too many twists make us keep guessing. 
  2. Title font and its display in the book cover. The letter "O" engrossed in the word "GOD" was simply creative. 
  3. Simple and appropriate usage of language. 


  1.  Romance between Varun and Tanya. Felt, it was added just as it has to be. 
  2. Very short chapters. Many places, felt the current chapter could have been clubbed with the previous one 
  3. Adrian Scott's way of findings was amateurish. Since he is an Federal Bureau of Investigation head, his approach could have been very creative and out of the box. 

My Rating - 3/5
Book Details:

  • Title: God is a Gamer
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  • Author: Ravi Subramanian
  • Publisher : Penguin Books India

  • Genre : Thriller
  • ISBN/ASIN: 9780143421399
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