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4.0 out of 5 stars Here Is An Answer To Your Deepest Questions, 1 Dec. 2012
This review is from: The Game Maker (Paperback)
This self development review is not about yet another book with rules on how to resolve your personal problems or change your life. The Game Maker by Ian Fenn is a light-hearted look at the universe, Big Bang, consciousness, enlightenment, life after death, eternity and your immortality. It makes you consider what life is all about. It suggests an answer to your deepest questions and discusses a game that each one of us plays and how you play it.

The Game Maker - Its makeup

The Game Maker is divided into nine chapters followed by an 'announcement'. Although it is quite short (at 123 pages) it is not a book you can skim through. Some readers may want to put the book down after just a few pages. I suggest you stick with it to the end for the following reason.

The book draws you in slowly. At first you are not sure where it is heading but by page 30 or so you begin to understand. At around page 100 everything starts to fall in place. In a way, this self development book could be looked on as a soliloquy. What is intriguing is WHO is speaking to the reader.

The Game Maker - What it covers

This book is, in essence, an explanation of what life is all about and who you really are. It discusses if your life does indeed have a purpose. Ian Fenn covers the rules behind all games and in particular, those of the greatest game of all.

It is a fascinating journey into what happened before the Big Bang, what occurs after the collapse of the universe and why scientists may never never truly understand the events that take place around the whole subject. You are made to think deeply about the gas, liquid and solid states of your (and others') existence, and the effect on it of more compression or less compression.

The Game Maker also makes you ask:

* What is a human being all about?
* What is it like to be immortal?
* Why are you here at all?
* What exactly is eternity?
* Is your life just a game?
* If so, who exactly is playing it?

The Game Maker - What the book does to you

* You will see your existence (and existences!) in a different light
* You will begin to consider not just who you are but what you are
* It opens the doors to a curiosity you never had about your mind, body, soul and more
* You will wonder if the universe is just a chess board with rules and laws and closed systems

The Game Maker does not discuss life after death in the usual way. It makes you look at it from a completely different standpoint. You realise that "intelligence" is "far beyond what is commonly known here on Earth as enlightenment." The book makes you consider what it is like to play a game if you are immortal and 'time' has no real meaning.

The Game Maker - Warning

This book is not for everyone and it is certainly not for you if you are not open to new ways of thinking or to new concepts. It is not for hardnosed scientists or philosophers either. Also, some sentences are quite long (10 lines or so) and it needs an intelligent brain to keep in mind how those sentences began. However, this is one of the charms of The Game Maker.

The Game Maker - Summary

The Game Maker by Ian Fenn is a self or personal development book that makes you consider what life is all about. I particularly liked it as it is not written from the author's point of view - as you eventually find out. It is a light-hearted look at the universe, Big Bang, consciousness, enlightenment, life after death, eternity and your immortality, and suggests an answer to your deepest questions.
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