SST: Genius + Giveaway

GENIUS: The Game by Leopoldo Gout


Goodreads Synposis:

Trust no one. Every camera is an eye. Every microphone an ear. Find me and we can stop him together.

The Game: Get ready for Zero Hour as 200 geniuses from around the world go head to head in a competition hand-devised by India’s youngest CEO and visionary.

The Players:

  • Rex– One of the best programmers/hackers in the world, this 16-year-old Mexican-American is determined to find his missing brother.
  • Tunde-This14-year-old self-taught engineering genius has drawn the attention of a ruthless military warlord by single-handedly bringing electricity and internet to his small Nigerian village.
  • Painted Wolf-One of China’s most respected activist bloggers, this mysterious 16-year-old is being pulled into the spotlight by her father’s new deal with a corrupt Chinese official.

The Stakes: Are higher than you can imagine. Like life and death. Welcome to the revolution. And get ready to run.

My Review:

This book grabs you in immediately and keeps you hooked throughout the whole story. Told through a three-character point of views, it is a intense and a fast-paced story. While this story focuses on coding and computer engineering, I always felt I understood what was going on.

The three main characters are complex, young and enjoyable. While I don’t profess to know anything about computer coding and engineering, these characters are easily relatable.

It’s fast-paced, gripping and at times heart-attack worthy. Gout weaves a complicated world of science, math and every day life into a nail biting story that is hard to put down. I really enjoyed how engaged I was to the book, something I thought would initially be difficult given the amount of coding and hacking he writes about. This isn’t normally a book I would have picked up on my own, but I’m glad I got the opportunity to read it because it was really enjoyable. 4/5 stars.

About the Author:

Leopoldo Gout is the producer behind many films including Days of Grace, which A.O. Scott of the New York Times called “a potent and vigorous film.” He is also a writer, artist, and filmmaker. Leopoldo is currently involved in various film and television projects including major adaptations of the Alex Cross series, with the author James Patterson and the upcoming film adaption of Middle School: The Worst Years of My Life.


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4 Purple Stars

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Disclosure of Material Connection: I received this book free from the publisher through SST. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255.


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