06 Jun 2015

First reviews for THE GAMBLERS

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I’m delighted to share the first reviews for THE GAMBLERS – My heartfelt thanks to everyone who helped and supported me during the last few weeks, and of course to the generous reviewers for their time and kind words.

5.0 out of 5 stars changing social status may be sometimes easy, but changing one’s heart is a lot harder, June 2, 2015 The Gamblers-book
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Christoph Fischer is a talented and eclectic writer. Throughout his work he has explored different genres because in the end the genre is secondary, as his main interest, in my view, are human relationships. Mr. Fischer takes a deep and intimate look at how humans relate to one another in the most different situations: family loss (Conditions), war (in Search for a Revolution), disease (the Healer), and now, with this latest thriller, wealth. What would you do if you found yourself suddenly wealthy? It’s what happens to Ben, an accountant with not too many friends and not too much experience in relating to people. His life changes now that he suddenly sees his bank account grow every month. But can he handle this lifestyle? And more importantly, can he still find friendship and love or is the money getting in the way? Ben struggles to find his true self and true love, as he learns that while changing social status may be sometimes easy, changing one’s heart is a lot harder.
The title and cover give you a pretty good idea of what the book is about, and both pulled me in at first glance. I don’t know much about gambling, but quickly was pulled into this story. When you win the lottery why not take up a bad habit that’s virtually not going to cost you anything, but let you move up in the world. The book also pulls us in with a world wind romance. I love when an author has you so focused on two entirely different ideas then ties them together in a shocking ending. Excellent read, I can’t wait for more by this author.
5.0 out of 5 stars Money Can Make You Or Break You, June 2, 2015
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Ben is a very well written out character who’s geeky, shy, very smart. He’s an accountant and a gambler. Out of sheer luck, he won a whopping 64 million in the lottery and I dived into a world of how money can change a man and the people who surrounded him. It’s amazing how some people who have never spoken a word to you, all of a sudden are in your face, trying to be friends or somehow try to swindle what you have. Mr. Fischer did an excellent job of explaining reality. Ben meets a woman and you know he has to question if she’s with him for him or for the money. You will definitely be curious in finding out
5.0 out of 5 stars THE GAMBLERS!, June 1, 2015
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The Gamblers by Christoph Fischer is another captivating piece of fiction by this passionate author. I love his authentic quality of writing and the candidness in his characters. There is an ease to the style of writing that makes you want to keep on reading once you start. This book was especially gripping as it kept me in suspense through all the clever twists and turns.

The human existence never gets old and this book explores it through love, loss, deceit and friendship. Trust is a big issue here and when money is involved anything can happen.

Ben, an accountant in a law firm had become an obsessed workaholic with few friends to speak of. His closest friends were people he knew from online gaming and chat partners. Not anyone he knew in person. He was a loner in London who had plenty of secrets up his sleeve.

Money can’t buy everything. Or can it?

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“The glory was coloured by the slight feeling that maybe this was too huge for him. The scale of this win was soon beginning to feel intimidating. Joy, panic and shock rotated in his head on a fast carousel. Adjusting to this was hard. Lately, he wasn’t particularly close to anyone and couldn’t share his sensational news…”

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Blurb:

It is the story of Ben Andrews a shy accountant who becomes obsessed with numbers and luck.

When he wins the Lottery and becomes rich over night his life changes, but not necessarily in the ways he had thought.

Who can he trust, now that he’s rich? How should Ben build his new life? Still frugal and determined not to waste his money unnecessarily he unexpectedly falls under the spell of a charismatic and seductive Russian poker player, named Mirco. They share a passion for gambling but this fascination remains ambiguous for Ben.

What follows for Ben becomes a gamble with trust, corruption and ‘betting on the right horse’.  

 

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Christoph Fischer was born in Germany in 1970 as the son of a Sudeten-German father and a Bavarian mother. ‘The Luck of The Weissensteiners’ is his first published work. He has written several other novels which are in the later stages of editing and finalisation.

6 Responses to “First reviews for THE GAMBLERS”

  1. Teagan says:

    You’re off to a fantastic start, Christoph. Congrats!

  2. Sarah (S.R.) Mallery says:

    DEFINITELY on my TBR list. Congrats, Christoph!

  3. Barbara A Martin says:

    Wonderful reviews Christoph. Congratulations!

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