Saturday, May 2, 2020

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith - HIGH

Don’t Read the Comments by Eric Smith, 368 pages. Inkyard Press, 2020. $19

Language: R (100+ swears, 42 “f”); Mature Content: G; Violence: PG (aggression, attack mentioned, internet trolls)



Divya (D1V) loves leading her #AngstArmada girls through the worlds inside the MPORPG Reclaim the Sun. She needs the money she generates through her sponsors to help her mom pay for college and to have a chance to go to college herself.  On one excursion however, a gang of internet trolls calling themselves the Vox Populi descend on them, decimating the group and sending D1V’s game progress back to zero. And it isn’t enough for them to ruin her online life, they also threaten to dox her and they do actually attack her mom IRL.

I won’t get into the super cute romantic sides story. Aaron is a great character of his own, too. Smith is spot on with his portrayal of life for women in the gaming world. And I love the final confrontation between the Vox Populi and the AngstArmada!

Cindy, Library Teacher, MLS

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