This Is Not A Game

This Is Not a Game - Walter Jon Williams

This was great! Real world, bots, net gaming, social networking, murder, Russian mafya, national economies attacked, this book ties them all together.

 

It started off kind of slow and odd, with the main character in a 3rd world country that was collapsing. But once she got back to LA, the main story took off. The ending was a bit rushed, imo. Basically, an overlapping and intertwining of the real world and the networld. It was a cool ride. However, due to the slow start and rushed, almost simplistic, ending, I don't think it was as good as it could have been.

 

Really recommend it though to anyone who thinks that the net can't affect the real world :-0