Top positive review
Thought-provoking and fun
Reviewed in the United States on January 12, 2014
The Great Game is a thriller that is both smart and fun. Well written and engaging, the book is about a man struggling to survive after unintentionally getting embroiled in an international plot. Set in the near future, it is told in the context of a United States teetering on the edge because of its inability to get its economic house in order. This serves as the basis for the economic and philosophical exploration in the book, which is handled deftly and won’t leave you feeling turned-off even if you don’t agree with everything.
To give you a sense of how much of a page-turner the book is, I “accidentally” read the novel in one marathon session. I liked the fact that it was both fun and thought-provoking and cannot remember another book that is equally comfortable quoting from Kafka and JRR Tolkien. If you like your thrillers to have engaging plot-twists AND make you think, then you should enjoy The Great Game. I hope we will hear more from D.R. Bell in the future.