End Game

Alan Gibbons


End Game

End Game

  • Title: End Game
  • Author: Alan Gibbons
  • ISBN: 9781780621807
  • Page: 244
  • Format: Paperback



He was here again last night, the man with the dead eyes He was in my room and in my head There are not many things Nick Mallory knows for sure.He knows there was a car crash He knows he is in hospital And he knows he feels furious with his father What he doesn t know is why.As his memories start to return, Nick finds himself caught in a net of secrets and lies whe He was here again last night, the man with the dead eyes He was in my room and in my head There are not many things Nick Mallory knows for sure.He knows there was a car crash He knows he is in hospital And he knows he feels furious with his father What he doesn t know is why.As his memories start to return, Nick finds himself caught in a net of secrets and lies where truth and perception collide and heroes and villains are not easy to tell apart.


Recent Comments "End Game"

Actual rating 3.5 / 5.This is a story that grabs you from the very first line. It’s a short read, but not always a comfortable one, as the writer invites us deep inside a young man’s head and experience his inner most thoughts.That young man is Nick Mallory. He is just seventeen and is lying motionless in hospital following a nasty car accident. In between bouts of consciousness he can see and hear most of what’s going on, but he’s unable to react to his family or the nurses caring for h [...]

I thought that the way this was told through the eyes of an unresponsive boy in hospital was ingenious. There was so much emotion portrayed through the words without trying to hard. I was hooked on every single one of Nicky's words and his internal conflicts.

A great but short novel, that was enlightening and interesting.Won this book in the First-read giveaway.

I thought this book was definitely a Thriller it all the aspects corruption and no one can trust anyone, the only thing I didn't like about it was that some parts was pretty predictable and could had more of a twist but overall it was really good

A quick fast read.

Original review posted hereI haven't read an Alan Gibbons book in about 10 years (my sister had Shadow of the Minotaur and I loved it) but after hearing him to speak at the UKYA Extravaganza this year, I wanted to read some of his more recent works. So I was happy when I won End Game in a Twitter competition (Thank you to Books with Bite!)End Game is really interesting as it's told from the perspective of Nick, who is lying immobile in a hospital bed. Although he can think and see, he is unable [...]

A compelling - although unfortunately not brilliantly written - story of revenge and corruption. End Game follows the recovery of a boy called Nick, who is hospitalised after a car crash and a family argument he’s struggling to remember. As Nick’s memories start to return he finds himself caught up in a net of secrets and lies, and must choose between protecting his family and confronting their mistakes.The first few chapters are gorgeously written, setting End Game up to be a gripping page- [...]

After a dramatic but somehow slow start to the story (our protagonist is recovering after a serious car accident but slowly remembers the lead up to the crash) the story weaves itself a wonderful tangled ethical/political story that puts family values at it's heart.Nick hears most of what goes on around him while many question if he'll ever recover. We learn more of the truth with every visit of each of Nick's family and friends and Alan Gibbons skilfully weaves the plot while missing out key in [...]

Not my favourite Alan Gibbons book and not in the same league as Hate at all, but still very readable. End Game follows the recovery of a teenage boy, Nick, from a coma, caused by a car accident when he was illegally driving his father's BMW car. At first Nick's memories are very hazy but he knows he has lost his trust in his father, an eminent politician. We slowly discover what has happened as Nick's memory returns. The book deals with topical issues of warfare, undetected land mines, morality [...]

Nick Mallory is in a coma - his eyes are open, he cannot move and he cannot feel his mother's hand on his. But he can hear most of what is said in his hospital room. He can't explain why he feels anger and confusion when his father visits, but slowly but surely he remembers the night of his accident and what made him jump in his father's BMW and race off.His father is an ex-soldier and war hero, now a popular politician. But he's been dealing with the wrong people and it's all about to catch up [...]

I was very unsure about this book but I decided to read it anyway and I am so glad that I did. It's a real page turning mystery that kept me gripped. I liked the way that we found everything out with Nick which meant that there was a real sense of mystery and I really wanted to know the truth. However I felt like the ending was a bit rushed and a lot more could be done with it. But overall I liked this book.

Really enjoyed this. I loved the start of it, with Nick immobile in hospital after a car accident. As he lies there, his memory of the night he almost died comes back to him in fits and starts, challenging everything he knows about his life and his relationship with his father. Not quite as good as 'Hate' but it kept me going!

The only reason I made it through this book was that I was stuck sitting in a hospital waiting room for 4 hours. I got totally over the world viewed by Nick, who has been paralysed by an an accident, my sympathy ran out pretty quickly. Disappointed.

Great book!!!!!! My favorite parts were when he remembered a valuable fragment of time and pieces it together with another event. The best character was the father because in the end he was very brave. I recommend this book to mystery lovers.

I found this incredibly boring and difficult to finish. I couldn't engage with the main character and the endless internal monologue, and the plot didn't really interest me either. The only reason I made it to the end was because it was thankfully short.

THIS BOOK WAS PERFECTION. Since I'm going to meet Alan Gibbons I thought I would get reading his books and they are completely faultless. This book was easy to read, and took me 2 hours to finish.

Not as good as I thought the blurb at the back of the book revealed.


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