I received an Advance Reading Copy of this book via librarything.com and Orca Publishing
We all have habits and attitudes that makes us act on instinct instead of doing something rational to improve our lives. These may be traits that we learned from our parents or habits we picked up on during our childhood or just something in our internal wiring that makes us do things that in many cases keep us alone or unhappy. So sometimes external events cause us to force us into breaking those patterns we are stuck in doing and lead us down a different path of life. That is the type of story William Kowalski has brilliantly written in Epic Game.
The story deals with Kat, an independent woman who makes a living as a professional poker player. She learned her trade from her father, whom she had an uneasy childhood with. She has tried hard to distance herself from her past, yet when her best friend commits suicide and becomes guardian of her son, she finds that not only does she have to deal with her past emotions but also begins to question her present lifestyle choices.
Part of the Rapid Reads series from Orca Books, the style of this book is simple making it a quick and easy read. But there are complexities still in the plot that make the story interesting to readers; elements of Kat’s life and memories that we all have that make us ponder our own existence.
Epic Game by William Kowalski may be a quick read but it is an enlightening one. He has crafted quite a story into this book that reflects important elements of the human condition.