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The Games

The Games is a humorous but dark, even mean, political thriller. This mother of all conspiracies starts slow but the action accelerates quickly. Good guys don’t win in the end because there are none. It’s a battle of evil against evil involving environmental protection organizations operating extortion rackets; terrorism without a cause; secret services running amok; global television networks manipulating the news; politicians and profiteers hijacking major international sport events; etc.

More than just humor and action in an international setting, this thriller exposes a dark side of our information age and reveals a serious political threat to our democracies: conspiracies to use information, communication, and storytelling to establish power structures not accountable to anyone.

Power without accountability undermines the principle of representative government by the people and for the people. Therefore, the relevant question in The Games is not “who did it and why” but “what if these things come to pass.”

Reviews

“I was thinking about the book beyond the end of my read. Izai Amorim has written something that makes me want to hear more of his voice.”

“This is a well-written and fun book, as well as a cutting commentary of European social politics and big business in general. An enjoyable, unique read.”

“This is the funniest book I have read in a while and the author has a style I haven't seen before. I haven't laughed out loud with a book in quite a while and did so throughout the book. Very refreshing and very appealing in my opinion. One of the things I love is the way he uses politically correct language to show how wrong some of it is. It so stupid it is funny. Well done!”

“There are many things that will test perceptions and make the reader reflect on it afterward and that's what makes a good story (at least for me!) in any genre. Definitely worth a read!”

“The Games asks important questions about the power to shape the story – either by forcing events to happen or by interpreting them to suit one's views and agenda.”

“What the author portrays is frightening and would create a power structure that would take away our freedoms and lead to a totalitarian government and society.”

“This is a novel full of satire, sarcasm, and possibly prophecy. It almost seemed to me that this storyline was a parody of so much of the current chaos in the USA.”

“This book is like the script of persuasive and eye-opening film that reveals the decadent politics of the 21th century in Europe. A really enjoyable reading!”

“Izai Amorim knows how to write and keep the reader very involved.”

“Has real history been also made up as shown in this book?”

“Money, power, greed, corruption, lies. The setting for The Games is in Berlin, but could have easily been in the USA. So while I did not feel any love for the characters, it was an interesting read.”

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About Izai Amorim

“Make me think, make me laugh, make my day!”

That’s why Izai Amorim reads and writes books. He has great interest in the interplay of media, information, and politics in a globalized world and the quest for identity and borders in a worldwide cultural melting pot. Izai was born and raised in Brazil but spent most of his adult life abroad, briefly in the USA, mostly in Germany.

He was trained as an architect and worked many years in this profession. But his real passion is story telling. At some point in his life he decided to mix storytelling with architecture, changed profession, and became a branding consultant, something that he loves and has been doing to these days.

His first novel The Games (2013) is a humorous but dark, even mean, political thriller. This mother of all conspiracies shows how information is processed to create and spread the stories needed to establish power structures not accountable to anyone.

His second novel On The Run (2016) has the question of identity is at the heart. More than a contemporary story of survival, it’s a journey of self-discovery. On The Run gives you an insightful, twisted, humorous, and often disturbing view of conflicting worlds and beliefs: North and Latin America; black, brown, and white; rich and poor; rational and esoteric – and shows how they mix, match, and clash.

All books by Izai Amorim

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