The Game of Satori

The Awakening

Fiction - Visionary
343 Pages
Reviewed on 09/04/2021
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Reviewed by Shrabastee Chakraborty for Readers' Favorite

With an eviction notice and no money to pay rent, Ellie Walker seems to have hit rock bottom. In a desperate attempt to bribe two corrupt ICE officers threatening to deport her immigrant friend, she accidentally embezzles a generous amount from an office fund. Her only option is to win the game of Satori and claim a million dollars as prize money. Based on the concept of “Satori,” the sudden enlightenment in Zen Buddhism, Gabriel and Jacob Novak have created a unique escape room game. It employs cutting-edge technologies to provide the players with an immersive experience of virtual reality. Soon after entering, Ellie realizes this brutal game will test her beyond her limits, causing her to relive past traumas. Read The Game of Satori by Amy Jacquemard to find out if Ellie will win or succumb to her worst nightmares.

The unique premise of The Game of Satori intrigued me, while the swift pace and the exciting turn of events kept me glued to the pages. Watching the game unfold from Ellie’s perspective was quite an experience! I felt like I was physically present in the escape rooms with the players, desperately trying to figure out the clues, rooting for my group, encouraging them to persevere. In this unprecedented game, you had to read your teammates, sorting through the allies and the enemies. You had to trust your instincts and avoid getting manipulated. At the same time, facing the ghosts from your pasts, learning to break troubling patterns, and accepting your responsibilities were equally important. In the guise of a game show, I believe Amy Jacquemard gave readers valuable life lessons. The backdrop taut with tension made sure the insights from Satori never sounded preachy. I loved how the carefully designed game gradually transformed the players, breaking down their shells and unmasking the inner person. The growing sense of camaraderie and unity, shaken up by shocking betrayals, kept me enthralled. I would recommend The Game of Satori to anyone who wants to read a book that will change their view of life.