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Tuesday 15 January 2019

Review: Otherworld

Imagine playing a computer game where you physically experience everything through your own senses.

Ice cold winds? Your shivering is real. Delicious feasts? You taste every delicate flavour. This is the upside of Otherworld.

But the Company is trialling something new and it is breaking multiple laws in the process.

An unexpected number of serious accidents result in unprecedented numbers of 'brain dead' people who require long term care in a secure medical facility — a facility which happens to be owned by the Company.

These patients are clandestine guinea pigs. They might get to play out their fantasies in Otherworld where no laws exist, but one mistake could prove fatal. Literally.

Enter Simon, computer geek, madly in love with Kat, but unable to tell her.

Now watch as Kat is in a horrific accident and she is pronounced brain incapacitated.

Simon sets out to bring her back, but to do so, he has to risk everything in Otherworld.

He knows he might not survive.

If you are into high-action sci-fi fantasy that includes a fair dose of gratuitous violence, you are in for the ride of your life, but be warned. There are cannibals, orgies and addictive environment beyond this reality.

Title: Otherworld
Author: Jason Segel, Kirsten Miller
Publisher: Rock the Boat, $22.40
Publication Date: 131 October 2017 
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 9781786073716
For ages: 14 years +
Type: Young Adult