Verdict: ☆☆☆ ½ A book which will go to teach about Life and its meaning. People who want to follow their dreams and face difficulty can read this book.
About The Author: "I Played A Game With Life" is the title of the Richardson Susairaj’s debut novel. After spending a few years reading global as well as regional novels he has ventured into the next stage of his life, namely that of an Author. Having received his Bachelors in Computer Science, Richard is presently working as a Technical Writer in a software company.
Being crazy about American television shows, it encourages him to watch as much as he can as often as he can. He dreams about traveling the world someday, capturing memorable photographs and experiences, interacting with new people and making new friends, appreciating new cultures, and most importantly going through adventures.
About The Book: Sam, a typical guy, living life happy and carefree, has an ambition that far exceeds what a normal Chennai boy can aspire to. Encountering ‘Life’ itself in a dream, he’s convinced into playing a game with it. A game that ends when Life's travails get so hard that Sam is pushed to tears.
A girl enters Sam’s life when he least expects it. The moment he sets eyes on her he knows she’s going to play hard to get. Sparks do indeed fly and before long the two find themselves in a world of romance.
Though Sam’s attitude toward living is to be happy and cool, he finds all of that being tested. Circumstances push him into a world of discomfort, guilt, heartbreak and confusions. Amidst such emotional turmoil he manages to grip on to hope and still enjoys life. One event after another pushes him to an edge.
Does Sam find a way to win the game? Or Will he spiral into what so many people who've given up the fight have fallen into? You simply need to be part of his life to find out.
Review: I received this book for review but due to some personal reasons giving my very late review. Sorry for the delay. I really loved the title “I Played a Game with Life”. Very different and interesting title from usual love stories. The cover of the book is also interesting. Although I found starting a bit boring but initial chapters really interested me and the character Sam was really good. As a debut author, Richardson had narrated the book very well. Especially the way he fought with his dreams and succeeded. Some way or the other people face this kind of situation when they want to follow their dreams and their parents didn’t approve of it. Such people will truly love this book. His friends and girlfriend supported him was also an interesting part of the book. The only drawback of the book was it’s editing and some printing error. Rest the book was interesting with a social message for all the youth. “Life is a game and we have to play with it. “ As a debut writer, Richardson’s effort is commendable. Good luck.
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