Book Review – God is a Gamer – Ravi Subramanian

God is a Gamer is the first of Ravi Subramanian that I read and frankly speaking, I expected nothing more than an enjoyable read.

About the author

Described as the ‘John Grisham of banking’, by the Wall Street Journal, Ravi Subramanian, an alumnus of IIM Bangalore, is the author of five bestselling commercial novels—If God was a Banker (2007), Devil in Pinstripes (2009), The Incredible Banker (2011), The Bankster (2012) and Bankerupt (2013) —based on financial crime.

Having been a banker himself, he has a unique insight into the industry, he writes about and a flair for spinning intricate plots that keep readers on the edge of their seats.

Characters of the book: Malvika, Aditya, Swami, Sundeep, Varun, and Tanya on one side, there’s Gillian, Nikki, Gloria, Adrian, Dan, and Mike

What’s Good:

The first thing I liked was the cover. It was nicely designed.

The narration of this book is as amazing. Intensely edited.

God is a Gamer is a pool of information. From bitcoins to TOR trails,. And for those who are technologically ignorant as me this book will not let you down for sure as, Technological terms are nicely explained by the author.

The language is too lucid to quench your queries with simplicity.

The curiosity to know who the killer is, it keeps that sub-story going well.

The chapters are short, crisp.

What’s Bad:

One moment you are reading about some mystery in Washington, the next moment you are in India, and then back again. With two settings, it’d have been better if both were given narration at a length, and then switched. The short chapters and too many characters with no brief overture makes it tough to enjoy the story in its preliminary pages.

My View:

Story revolves around “Bitcoins”- Virtual currency

The book started as apparently unrelated analogous stories and kept me marvel for the major part of it- how is all of it linked?

The book is an assortment with murders, robberies, virtual games,love, lust, drugs, money etc.

The story is set off in Mumbai and U.S.A, where a set of two of incidents jointly discharges a mishap and generates dilemma in the lives of the few people in NY,  an entrepreneur who is struggling to make some profit and is helped in his aim by a drug dealer. The important banker dies a filmy death, which cannot account for an accident. Agents from the USA and the local police of Mumbai gets involved to discover the mystery behind the entire mess. At the end each part of a set hooks up flawlessly and unravel the conundrum and not to forget this story also teaches you a very important lesson about Karma.
This it all about God is a Gamer.

My Rating

I am going with 4 out of 5 stars for Ravi Subramanian’s God is a Gamer.


The story is innovative and excellent. The pace of the book increases the interest in the story too. The novel is a perfect blend of emotions, a father who meets his returning son, a son who saves his father’s gaming company from sinking, a couple who tries to find love, a bank CEO who has a secret to hide.

All in all, it is a pretty decent thriller which makes you want to sacrifice your sleep and finish it in a go.

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Title: God is a Gamer

Author: Ravi Subramanian

Publishers: Penguin

ISBN: 978-0-143-42139-9

Genre: Fiction

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4 Replies to “Book Review – God is a Gamer – Ravi Subramanian”

  1. Whoa. I think you just opened a whole new genre to me that I have never heard of. I look forward to picking up this book as soon as I can find it. Thank you for such a wonderful review!


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