4 out of 5 stars
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Epic: The Game by Jack Kaminskie is a fictional scientific and philosophical storybook. An entrepreneur named Bryson Carmichael proposed the creation of a virtual reality game. Five years later, Billy Middleton started playing the game and was found dead in his room by his sister, Sarah. The reason for his death was unknown until Billy's friends, Michael and Pablo, provided information to his father, John, revealing that his death was related to Epic: The Game. Determined to uncover the truth behind his son's death, John started playing the game, risking his own life to perhaps salvage the situation.
The story spans 242 pages and includes a prologue, four sessions, and an epilogue for each of the main characters. As John progresses through the levels of the game, he encounters a friend named Mufusa. Meanwhile, Sarah, Pablo, and Michael turn to the occult to communicate with Billy, leading to the revelation of secrets.
I appreciate the author's thoughtfulness in creating a thought-provoking work that combines science, philosophy, spirituality, and psychology elements. I particularly admire the open communication between Sarah and John, allowing her to share her troubles with Taylor without judgment, and the guidance provided by John. The author's exploration of artificial intelligence and quantum physics is enlightening, and I also value the divine insights and conversations between Sarah and Pablo.
However, I find the complications in the story overwhelming as I continue reading. Though informative, the role of Mufusa and his mother and their discussions seem unnecessary. Another difficulty arises from Adrian's revelation regarding her birth and home to Sarah. The author's conclusion was different from what I expected.
The book has been professionally edited. If not for the complexities that make the story harder to digest, I would have given the book a five-star rating. Nonetheless, I rate it four out of five stars. I recommend this book to anyone interested in science fiction, particularly philosophers, psychologists, and spiritualists.
EPIC: The Game
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