Playing Tyler by T.L. Costa
Publication Date: July 2nd, 2013
Publisher: Strange Chemistry
Source: E-ARC from Publisher (Thanks!)
Rating: Did Not Finish (Read around 100 pages)
First, this review is only intended to give you, my reader, and account of my thoughts of Playing Tyler.
After reading about a hundred pages of this book I was tired of trying to become interested in this novel. It was just too difficult.
Job. Hunt. Tear. Jazz. Silver. Clap. Huh?
I began Playing Tyler with similar disorientation and the anguish resurfaced throughout the book. I understand that the writing style portraying Tyler’s point of view was meant to read as an authentic portrayal of a person with ADHD. Its just that every time Tyler was thinking, I felt an ache in my brain reading pages full of disorienting and constant run-ons. I am no Grammar Queen and I glad that Costa was trying to make Tyler genuine, but I just could not enjoy his point of view while noticing all the grammar errors.
I want to read a book today. Sigh. Me too.
I breathed a sigh of relief whenever the story wandered to another point of view that thought in the standard English I am used to reading. I was surprised of the change of character. I began this book thinking it would stay in Tyler’s view entirely. This point of view was Ani a gammer and a sixteen-year-old girl hired by a company to create a stimulation. Ani never reaches the bounds of moving off the page into a memorable character as she is a typical nice girl who likes playing games. Tyler is close to the main who hired Ani. The man Rick and Tyler gladly agrees to be a beta-tester of the stimilation. Rick promises to help Tyler become a pilot and Tyler loves video-games.
Then comes the quick romance.
After their initial meet-up, Tyler emails Ani constantly for weeks and she never responds. Then, suddenly she does and they immediately rush into loving each other.
And then I relented in deciding to stop trying to read this book.
Simply because the book was hard to read and never had an entertaining factor. I hope this book would be a Ender's Game-espce novel since it was described to be about a gamer encountering a realistic gaming system. Instead it became an awkward, and somewhat uncomfortable romance.
Thanks for reading!