Book Reviews of The Shell Game

The Shell Game
The Shell Game
Author: Steve Alten
ISBN-13: 9781599550947
ISBN-10: 1599550946
Publication Date: 1/22/2008
Edition: First U.S.
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

3.9 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Sweetwater Books
Book Type: Hardcover
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When it comes to political novels it's always a challenge to learn about what's the truth and what's the author's fiction. Considering that this book is mainly about the U. S. and Saudi Arabias Oil dealings I did a lot of research to get deeper into this topic. It actually made me think and afraid to think about what really happens if some day there just isn't enough oil left. That might not happen tomorrow, next year or in the next 30 years but in the end that's what really will happen. Ask yourself what you could do to preserve and ask yourself what your government does or not does.

Coming back to the book, I also read a lot of reviews and it seems that a lot of people just forget it is a piece of fiction written almost like it might become truth. A frightening thought but think about it. In my opinion it's not too far fetched.

I really liked the embedding of true facts prior and past 911 but it also was a lesson to research and learn more about false flag operations. Also the environmental issues mentioned, alternative sources of energy etc. were greatly researched.

The book is researched, plausible, overwhelming and unsettling and in my opinion it is absolutely recommended. Some one did his work ! Thanks !
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This book is scary on a whole new level. It grabs you and hurls you into a political maelstrom along with the proverbial seat your supposed to be holding onto.
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Spellbinding! Couldn't put it down! Very well written, and very intriguing twists & turns. Ingenious plot twists interconnecting seamlessly make this fiction nearly a non-fiction read. This contemporary era thriller is really a masterpiece.