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By Tony on 14-01-16
surprise new genre for me mmorpg...
i loved this book, very original and for someone that played warcraft for years , this really took me back. The other books are also well worth the read.
it narrated well and the action just keeps on coming. not a book for kids as there is swaring f words so buyer beware, but for adults its a ripping yarn. highly reccomend
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By John on 26-06-16
Enjoyable but lacking
This book which describes the common gamer fantasy of living within a game world is strangely compelling despite its flaws. Narrated very well by Michael Goldstrom, it suffers from a somewhat two dimensional story that could have been so much more if interactions between the game world and real life could have been expanded. In the end it is almost just a description of someone playing a game. Perhaps later books on the series will expand on the potential.
I also have to note that the casual sexism in this book is very off putting. The male lead picks up a girl who follows him around, doting on him, pleasing him in the bedroom in very teenage-male-fantasy ways and generally just acting as a subsidiary to him rather than being a fully-fledged character in her own right. Another missed opportunity.
6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By Amazon Customer on 19-09-17
Didn't live up to the reviews
It's a very slow walk through of a dull player playing a dull game. It's a very drawn out step by step guide of an unbelievable character just plying a fantasy role play game. It doesn't even feel like a book. No story, no plot line, you are just reading about someone else playing a very dull role playing game online. Total disappointment.
10 of 11 people found this review helpful
By Liz on 06-06-16
Not for people who are expecting a 4.5 star book
What disappointed you about AlterWorld?
If you're just looking for a fun story about a bunch of people stuck in a video game, and aren't too particular about quality, then you'll probably enjoy this book. If you're just looking for a fun read, go ahead. AlterWorld isn't necessarily awful, just sub par, but I was expecting A LOT more given the book's 4.5 star rating. So this review is really for people who are expecting a story that reflects the stars it's received.
Characters were flat and predictable, with nothing particularly special about them. Dialogue was cringe-worthy at times. The story itself doesn't do anything out of the ordinary either, and the writing is at about a high school level (to be fair, the author is very young). I don't understand why this series has such high ratings–it's average at best, and is completely undeserving of the 4.5 stars. Getting thrown into a video game world is an interesting (albeit overdone) topic, but the author could really benefit from developing his character/plot development skills, and could ESPECIALLY work on pushing his writing skills further.
15 of 17 people found this review helpful