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SG - Suicide Game a book

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A near future tale by Haidji

SG- Suicide Game is a metaphor about the society where persons almost kill themselves to achieve their goals and forget their dreams, but, in the book you will find also real love, friendship, loyalty, hope and an unexpected final showing the good essence … see full wiki

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The Next Step for Reality Entertainment?

  • Mar 4, 2014
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+4
My review is based on a reviewer copy received directly from the author but reflects my own personal opinion.

It is the very near future and for some reason society has gone crazy for a new game they can bet on. Played in a stadium, the players jump from a high platform. If their rope breaks they die and if not, they continue on to the next round. This continues until only one is left alive.

In a society that is so ensconced in reality television and the next "shocking" thing to see, this is the next level in the evolution where the viewer will witness "reality" death and can bet on it. The author uses this venue to build a backdrop with numerous supporting characters. The main ones seem to be Cassandra, a makeup artist and Alessandra, a woman who get trapped in the stadium where the Suicide Game is happening. Along with these we get to meet the seven (the book is loaded with many things that are seven) finalist in the game as well as the Council of Seven (the members whose names are colors that decide what will happen at the game), a hostess who calls all action and a band that performs throughout.

Players are all made up by professional make-up artists before their jumps and "diggers" have to work furiously after each jump to remove dead players and clean up. The Council of Seven need to vote on everything they decide and instead of a majority vote they use a crystal to "randomly" pick the council member's vote that will decide. Thus letting fate decide what will happen. (note: there is a hint that this procedure is rigged to favor certain council members).

The story is interesting throughout and there is a hint that there will be a terrorist action at the games with seven bombs involved. There is a lot of repititous dialogue throughout and my copy did have a lot of typos but overall a quick and entertaining read.

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March 08
Hi, Michael just wanted to stop by and say hello
March 08
if you liked Rollerball and that ilk, this book may be for you.
 
March 07
Macabre!
 
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