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    trying to find a book that I read as a kid, if you're interested in helping thanks


    All I remember (spoilers):

    Kid and his friend go to the kids Uncle's house
    Uncle lives in a mansion with a forest nearby
    All of these weird things happen, and the kid must follow all these clues/quests
    Ending reveals that its all a set of pre-designed games, and his COUSIN (girl) designed them - as the kid has won, he now designs the games for the next person
    Uncle is revealed to be some sort of robot/machine (fake)
    At some point, a young man (real estate developer) walks into the forest and is never seen again
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    I don't know what book this is but this sounds so cool
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    Quote Originally Posted by neil320 View Post
    I don't know what book this is but this sounds so cool
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    its a fucking class book, thought I'd give it a shot and post here


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    Quote Originally Posted by sean kiesler View Post
    sound pal

    its a fucking class book, thought I'd give it a shot and post here


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    So I went from reading [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to reading "The Game of Sunken Places" due to your initial description when trying to find the book.

    Gotta say, although Shōgun is a writing masterclass, The Game of Sunken Places had me reading non-stop until it was too late and I had come to the harsh realisation that I had finished the novel!

    Such a unique and entertaining storyline that grasps on to your imagination and fuels your desire to keep reading.

    Thanks for allowing me to discover this book, mate! ^_^
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zyzz View Post
    So I went from reading [Only registered and activated users can see links. ] to reading "The Game of Sunken Places" due to your initial description when trying to find the book.

    Gotta say, although Shōgun is a writing masterclass, The Game of Sunken Places had me reading non-stop until it was too late and I had come to the harsh realisation that I had finished the novel!

    Such a unique and entertaining storyline that grasps on to your imagination and fuels your desire to keep reading.

    Thanks for allowing me to discover this book, mate! ^_^
    Glad you enjoyed it
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    "The book follows the story of two 13-year-old boys named Brian and Gregory (who are friends, but complete opposites) who visit a mansion in Vermont owned by Gregory's Uncle Max. Uncle Max is a strange and weird character who uses complicated words from the past such as "effluents" and "insalubrities" and acts very much like an Edwardian-era aristocrat. The two boys uncover the board of the Game of Sunken Places in the nursery and unintentionally set the game into motion. They also meet Gregory's cousin Prudance, a girl from the area. Thus they become involved in an age-old ritual conflict between enchanted supernatural races.

    Once they go out into the woods and begin playing the game, they meet unlikely allies such as Kalgrash the troll and work together to accomplish all the challenges using the game board as a map. In the final challenge, Gregory is about to win and Brian is being strangled by Jack Stimple. By believing that Jack was their opponent, the two almost fell into his trap. Jack was not playing the game at all. Gregory was the player for the Thusser Hordes and was about to win when Brian stopped him. Jack Stimple was meanwhile being dragged away by monks for strangling Brian. Gregory trusts Brian, and lets him win the game and so another battle had been won in the name of the Norumbegans. Prudance is the one who actually came up with the idea of The Game in the first place."

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rapala View Post
    "The book follows the story of two 13-year-old boys named Brian and Gregory (who are friends, but complete opposites) who visit a mansion in Vermont owned by Gregory's Uncle Max. Uncle Max is a strange and weird character who uses complicated words from the past such as "effluents" and "insalubrities" and acts very much like an Edwardian-era aristocrat. The two boys uncover the board of the Game of Sunken Places in the nursery and unintentionally set the game into motion. They also meet Gregory's cousin Prudance, a girl from the area. Thus they become involved in an age-old ritual conflict between enchanted supernatural races.

    Once they go out into the woods and begin playing the game, they meet unlikely allies such as Kalgrash the troll and work together to accomplish all the challenges using the game board as a map. In the final challenge, Gregory is about to win and Brian is being strangled by Jack Stimple. By believing that Jack was their opponent, the two almost fell into his trap. Jack was not playing the game at all. Gregory was the player for the Thusser Hordes and was about to win when Brian stopped him. Jack Stimple was meanwhile being dragged away by monks for strangling Brian. Gregory trusts Brian, and lets him win the game and so another battle had been won in the name of the Norumbegans. Prudance is the one who actually came up with the idea of The Game in the first place."

    WTF.
    its a weird, but very good book
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