Thursday, 26 April 2018

Books From The Backlog


Books from the Backlog is a fun way to feature some of those neglected books sitting on your bookshelf.  You might be surprised by some of the unread books hiding in your stacks. Go to Carole's blog and add your blog post link in to join in the fun! Hosted by Carole at https://carolesrandomlife.blogspot.co.uk/

This seems like a fun feature and I have been planning to take part since Carole launched this so at last, here we go! I have a TON of unread books to choose from in various genres and I'm looking forward to sharing some of them with everybody. 



SERIES DESCRIPTION:
In the center of Long Island's forbidden wasteland, overseen by a large and powerful corporation known as Arc Properties, is GAMELAND, a virtual reality arcade where the rich and privileged act out their base fantasies using zombies as avatars. Connected to their Infected Players via neural implants (government-mandated in the event of an outbreak), Operators pit the Undead against one another using remote gaming controllers in a high stakes game of money, violence, and power. For the poor, the televised action on state-controlled Media streams is horrifying yet powerfully addictive.

Volunteering to become an Undead Player is strictly forbidden, but fame and money lure some to The Game.

On a whim, a small group of computer hackers and gamers decides to sneak onto the island, hoping to catch a glimpse of the uncontrolled Infecteds, unimplanted victims of an outbreak that took place there over a decade earlier. But while breaking in turns out to be a lot easier than any of them could have ever imagined, getting back out is one a hell of a killer. As they soon discover, when you play, you play to win. Because, if you die, you become part of The Game.

The series consists of eight episodes publishing monthly through December 2012. Also available in paperback.


I read the first segment of the serial novel a long time ago and liked it so I waited to get the whole thing. And I still haven't read it! At 700+ pages, it is intimidating me but I really do want to read it! I added it to my pile in November 2014.

12 comments:

  1. That's an awesome cover and sounds just up your alley. That is a lot of pages but hey, if you like it, it's just more story!

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    1. That's what I'm trying to tell myself! Being an omnibus of a serial novel, there should be mini cliffhangers that I can stop at where each volume ended. I'm hoping I zoom through it but I must have my reading mojo back before I tackle that!

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  2. Yikes, 700 pages scares me too but it sounds pretty interesting.

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    1. Most of my reads are 150-300 pages so this does scare me a bit!

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  3. Whoa! Total adrenaline rush. Yes, that's a ton of pages and I'd be intimidated, too.

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  4. This sounds really unique. I think that it is really interesting that the book combines gaming with zombies. I hope you enjoy this one whenever you do get the chance to read it.

    Thank you for joining in this week, Chuckles!

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    1. I like the idea of mixing zombies with that game element. I hope the whole book is as good as the first part. I'll be joining in every week as I really enjoy looking through my backlog! Thanks for hosting!

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  5. Well, since you know now that my TBR is over 4000 books...I might have to partake in this one in the future. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Hope to see you on this...I'll be interested in seeing what is on your backlog!

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  6. This sounds fun and messed up lol. I think I'd avoid that island like the plague (ha ha) but it sounds like a fun story!

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    1. Yeah I'm not really brave enough to go on this kind of adventure! As a kid I did go into haunted garages and abandoned buildings though!

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