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The Zero Game

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Most Helpful Favorable Review

3 out of 3 people found this review helpful.

Very Good book!

I received this book as a free bonus book at the end of a Preston & Childs book. I really enjoyed the Zero Game, it was well written, with many plot twists. I will be reading other Meltzer books for sure!

posted by susanc1249 on April 6, 2011

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Suspenseful and Entertaining

This was my first book by Brad Meltzer and I was impressed. Yes, the plot is far-fetched and implausible, but that is what makes it entertaining. As someone who has lived in the DC area, there are enough little details that Meltzer gets exactly right to make the story...
This was my first book by Brad Meltzer and I was impressed. Yes, the plot is far-fetched and implausible, but that is what makes it entertaining. As someone who has lived in the DC area, there are enough little details that Meltzer gets exactly right to make the story not seem so crazy. The action is pretty fast paced and even if you find the story unbelievable (especially the science part), you'll still want to keep reading to find out what happens. The characters are well developed, though the character and dialogue of Viv is a little cliche at times and the "bad guy" is sometimes too invincible. Overall, I would definitely recommend to any political action/thriller reader.

posted by ncfitz13 on December 27, 2010

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2014

    Started off good read, than very long, somewhat boring detials u

    Started off good read, than very long, somewhat boring detials unless you love science stuff,  actually reading the last few pages just to end it.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 15, 2007

    Not even worth reading the flapps!

    After reading the Millionaires by Mr. Meltzer, I was eagerly awaiting his next novel and boy was I disappointed. Slow pace, characters weren't believable, most of all the story was laughable. Sorry. That's the way I feel.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 27, 2005

    Disappointing.

    As an avid Meltzer fan, and a former Capitol Hill staffer, I was really looking foward to this one. Unfortunately, once the action moved away from the Hill, it was like any other wanna be mystery.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 5, 2004

    Boring

    To call this novel mediocre would be to compliment it. It was long, drawn out, and astoundingly boring. The characters were cliche. The story line did not match the description on the jacket. The plot was unbelievable especially since amateurs kept outwitting pros. The tide never turned and personally, I find that hard to swallow. As a huge fan of Brad Meltzer, I am sorry to say this was a total disappointment.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 23, 2004

    Waste of time.

    I have enjoyed all of Meltzer's other books, and have been waiting for this one for some time. I read it in two days. This book was horrible. I was very dissapointed.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 14, 2004

    Heard It Before -- Didn't Believe It Then

    A career White House staffer experienced in political intrigue allows a spunky 17 year old high school student to lead him around by the nose. Though both of their lives are at stake, he constantly defers to her sensibilities. During climactic moments, life or death chase scenes, the 17 year old stops running, ignoring her protector's strident commands -- instead demanding he not raise his voice to her. Yeah, sure. Heard it before, didn't believe it then. Equally perplexing: The abject poverty concept wherein the plucky young lady is embarassed to wear a plain white shirt with frayed cuffs, in contrast to the pristine white shirts worn by ALL other White House volunteers. The explanation: She is the only Page of African-American descent. Though both of her parents are gainfully employed and well respected in the community they are unable to afford a department store blouse sans frayed cuffs for their cherished daughter. Yeah, sure. Heard it before, didn't believe it then.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2004

    Expected much more

    I enjoyed Brad Meltzer's earlier novels very much. The Zero Game just didn't cut it for me. The story is slow in the beginning and did not hold my interest. Brad Meltzer writes terrific stories most of the time but unfortunately not this time. Try Paranoia or The Havana Room for edge of your seat thrillers.

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