‘Tobey brilliantly captures the immersive, claustrophobic atmosphere of the malign game and its addictive allure . . . Slick, pared-down prose and short chapters propel the reader towards a disturbing climax’ Guardian ‘Smart, propulsive and gripping’ Harlan Coben, #1 Sunday Times and New York Timesbestselling author
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Charlie and his friends have entered the God Game.
Tasks are delivered through their phone-screens and high-tech glasses. When they accomplish a mission, the game rewards them. Charlie’s money problems could be over. Vanhi can erase the one bad grade on her college application. It’s all harmless fun at first.
Then the threatening messages start.
Worship me. Obey me.
Mysterious packages show up at their homes. Shadowy figures start following them.
Who else is playing this game, and how far will they go to win?
As Charlie looks for a way out, he finds God is always watching. Only He will say when the game is done.
Tom Perrotta, New York Times bestselling author of The Leftovers
A gripping page-turner
Elif Batuman, author of Pulitzer Prize finalist The Idiot
Smart, propulsive and gripping, The God Game is an ambitious thriller and a terrifying examination of what could - and probably already is - happening in the world of artificial intelligence
Harlan Coben, #1 Sunday Times and New York Times bestselling author
Like an episode of Black Mirror written by Stephen King. It reminded me in parts of Stand By Me meets Ready Player One - a wildly original thriller with heart
Tension and turmoil add up to high stakes suspense and a plot that will make you wonder if all this stuff is real. Danny Tobey absolutely kicks butt and takes names in this gem of a thriller
Steve Berry, New York Times bestselling author
With a pace that is fast but not too fast . . . and a story that keeps the reader in a constant state of suspense, the book is sure to appeal to SF readers, gamers, and anyone who enjoys a well-plotted, well-told thriller
Great characters, a novel concept, and scary set pieces.
Fans of AI run amok should relish this one.
Apt and modern
Tobey brilliantly captures the immersive, claustrophobic atmosphere of the malign game and its addictive allure for a collection of flawed and needy characters