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Thursday, January 16, 2014
Book Review : 'Suicide Game' by Haidji
Might as well start out by saying, I personally did not think too much of this book. I have heard comparisons to Hunger Games, but it is not. I started to
read Suicide Game, expecting nothing, since the author is new, as well.
I do admire Haidji’s extreme interest to have her book read
and reviewed, though considering it is her first book and it was self-published. (P.S: I would be scared! :)
PS- It is apparently not her first book, so I apologise for saying it was.
‘Suicide Game’ started off with a description
of the stadium, and it had the airy, mystical kind of approach to it. The
stadium which could house up to 100,000 people had about 8,000 candidates
taking part in the Suicide Game. The game itself had the candidates jumping to
death over a few rounds.
Every candidate had their own reasons for
participating in this game, considering that only one could win. The Council, who also
wear coloured togas; black, purple, green, blue, red, yellow and white, run the
Candidates are chosen and the reason
for their participation is described in the book. The public who are watching this game, through
television, or mobile screens have to vote for people and bet on their winning. That’s
The candidates'choices could be anything between death, happiness and hope. And the
dreams that these people have, choosing between the best and worst things in
their lives, form the reason behind everyone’s participation. This is supposed to be the crux of the book.
The entire book seemed to be in another place
to me. (Frankly, it was nowhere I could be.) And the writing was all over the
place. All this was enough to completely put me off.
So, I really do now want to say too much
else, but Haidji, you have attempted a book, which has quite the bold subject, but
unfortunately, you have lost out on the editing front.
So, wish you all the
best for the next one, and I hope that I can do it more justice.
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform ISBN -10 1492869201 ISBN - 13 978-1492869207