Godplayer

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Godplayer

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Godplayer by Robin Cook is a hospital thriller, focused on the surgical politics and the impacts of heavy stress and drug use. The book follows Thomas and Cassidy King, two doctors watching their marriage fall apart, as they struggle to survive and discover the killer. The book is really well written, leaving hints everywhere as to who the killer is. The book has an excellent twist, leaving the readers perturbed and excited. 

I thought the book was written amazingly and had a fantastic story. The characters were amazing, the plot was fascinating, and the twist villain was perfect. The antagonist was a complete shock, but when you go back and reread the story, the hints are there so perfectly. Reading it the second time, it almost seemed like the antagonist was going to be someone different, it was written so well. I’m really picky with twist villains; they’re so overused. The book was published in 1983, a perfect introduction to the twist villains we see now. 

Not only was the antagonist amazing, all the characters were. The story progresses quickly and you get to learn so much about the characters in such a short time. The character development is impeccable and very thorough. They have human problems, the protagonists have very normal relationship issues, and the people around them respond to problems like normal people. The characters are some of the best I’ve ever read. 

I absolutely loved the story progression and strongly advise people to read it. It’s not part of a series, so there are no strings attached to it. I will say it has no reread value, but it’s a short, fun, and thrilling novel. It handles things that a lot of stories don’t, and it leaves the reader wondering what sort of things could be happening in real life. With a story and characters this good, it’s definitely something that everyone should read.