I don't really read books all that much but I do play video games and Bioshock is one of my favorite video games of all time. I found this book after playing BioShock Infinite I read this book all the way through and was absolutely mesmerised at the story, the way they set up all of the characters from the first two games was really well done, they really made you feel what the characters were feeling and what they were thinking back then. The way they described the city as it was being built and once the war between Andrew Ryan and Frank Fontaine started was more than I could have hoped for. They may never come out with a Bioshock movie but this felt like a movie through and through to me, now that I'm finished with the book I plan on going and playing the first two games again to experience them in a new light. Worth Every Minute.
Excellent book. Very intrest in to see inside a small governed civilization. Damn shame ethics was always lacking but shows what humans would do with no laws.
I drive a lot of large landscaping equipment at work and have quite the abundance of listening time on my hands. Drowning out diesel engines
Andrew Ryan. His decent from idealistic free market capitalist to evil iron fist dictator is an amazing thing to watch unravel.
This is the prequel to the original Bioshock game. I read it years after playing and immediately had to go back and do another play-through. It wonderfully creates a detailed backstory and encompasses in-game elements into the story. It really enhances your in-game experience when you have read the book.
You don't have to be a fan of the game series to like this book tho.
If you like books like Atlas Shrugged and the philosophy of Ann Rand, you would probably enjoy this story as well.
I love the atmosphere of Rapture. It is just the most creative, horrifying, and delightful read all in one sitting.
This was a great tie in to the games. It gave me a lot of substantive background on Rapture and the characters who created the chaos within it.
Kafer is pretty good. He really had me laughing when he voiced the Splicers. I guess anybody trying to sound like a drug addicted maniac will have a pretty hilarious imitation.
Having played the games, I did not want those to end nor this book to end either. I enjoyed this book so much that I took it upon myself to replay the entire bioshock series again.
I hope that they come out with a prelude to Bioshock: Infinite! The game does a pretty good job at giving hints and blatantly obvious signals of what happened and why Columbia was created but a story that fell in-line just like this book would be a delight. I would recommend this to all adult readers.