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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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  • Posted May 6, 2011

    Ok read

    I was kind of disappointed in some of the character development. The hero's sidekick,Viv, could have been great, but the author left this very intelligent female page the typical female...timid, and easily dupped because she was too emotional. The fight scene was very well written. I felt like I was in the room with Harris and Janos. This was my first Meltzer book and I would purchase another one. I like his use of historical backdrops.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 27, 2010

    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 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.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted October 10, 2009

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    I enjoyed this book, although I would never recommend an abridged version of any book.

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  • Posted January 29, 2009

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    Since I have liked Brad Meltzer's other books, I picked up this one, only to find it a mediocre tale that just defied any ability to suspend belief. It's an okay read, but we know he can do better.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 21, 2004

    Do you believe in magic?

    Let me begin by stating this is my first foray in Mr. Meltzer¿s work. And will probably be my last. His style is reminiscent of Grisham, Baldacci and Patterson. Short sentences, paragraphs and chapters. Which is fine, provided the story is riveting, characters are believable and the plot holds up. And that's where we have a few issues¿ The characters are fine. They are just vulnerable enough that you can build some empathy towards them. And their dialogue is believable too. So that leaves the story and plot. The story¿as I¿m sure you¿ve read above¿is great. In fact, I wish Mr. Meltzer focused more on the concept of gambling in the House and Senate and less on his wild ride. So, that leaves the plot. At first it was completely believable. And then, it started to slide. Big time. And that¿s the problem. For a book that bills itself as the inside to Capitol Hill, this is more Fantasyland. Far too far fetched a premise for the story to work.

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