Straight up this book drew me in with the video-game style title and cover. It looks like a cover you’d find on nostalgic game pack from the nineties. But instead of being filled with floppy disks, it’s filled with video-game references and, bizarrely, politics.
This would be a good book for anyone who’s ever had politicians drive them to violent fantasy.
The story has a unique time-travel method behind it. Unfortunately, I found myself getting board more often than I liked, especially with the scene-setting sequences in offices or government. The main character Lars was nice and sarcastic. He’s not a main character that the reader should like, but it works because he’s so blatantly dislikeable the reader is laughing at him, not with him.
There’s a lot of strange things going on in this story. Frannie’s quirks are jarring at times, but the reader is rewarded when everything comes together in the end. A short read that could’ve been shorter in my opinion, but enjoyable nonetheless.
Recommended for those with the mixed interests of gaming and politics.
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Press F5 To Load Game, by LeVar Ravel
Book Length: 188 pages
Time-travel Adventure (Adult Fiction)
According to the Blurb:
How to win an election:
- Shake hands.
- Kiss babies.
- Travel through time.
“Politics is more difficult than physics,” said Albert Einstein. Now that we can time travel, this is no longer true.
All the State House gossips go abuzz when an influential senator forms an alliance with Rep. Frannie Upwood, the capital’s most famous underachiever and favorite butt of jokes. Why his sudden interest in such a lightweight politician?
It’s up to Lars Uxbridge, the senator’s disloyal staffer, to find out, after he joins a network of political spies. What Lars discovers is a secret far beyond anything other state reps can muster.