“A slow burn rags to riches story.”
Phil’s life sucks. A man who once had ambition but now is stuck. At thirty, he is reduced to leaching off his wife and gaming all day. Well, everyone knows that things only take one bad day to change. And sure enough, things start falling apart when his wife leaves him. However, in the end, Phil receives the system and a unique ability. Nothing that can make him superhuman just yet. But the system might be just what Phil needs to turn his life around.
Was it Good? It’s Good ( a bit boring if your used to a lot of action in your fiction.)
On a scale of 1 to 10, how engaging was it? 6.5
1=couldn’t finish the book
5=Put down a few times to do other things
10= Finished in nearly one session
My Opinion (Re-Start)
It’s a good book. I recommend it. Now, when it comes to the details. Phil is relatable and unlikable at the same time. Watching Phil overcome addiction and other bad habits is wholesome and motivating. Unlike some of the success MC has later in the book, it also feels earned. The MC’s life is falling apart for a good chunk of the book despite his efforts to change it. This leads him to fake it in certain sections of the book. It’s nothing terrible by itself, but it just makes Phil look hypocritical when he gives advice to people in similar situations. All while still being in a bad spot himself.
What I didn’t like
This book is like the Goldie Locks story regarding MC’s challenges. Some are too easy, while others feel harder than they need to be. Only some of the challenges feel like the right amount of hard. The Mc makes dumb choices, too. Everything he does is to improve himself, but it’s all over the place. Mc needed a better plan. Everything works out in the end, mainly due to a few lucky encounters.
Will I check out more from this series or author after this lazy review?
Yes I have already finished the whole series.
Lastly, Feedback, suggestions, or recommendations about this review are always welcome.
Anyway, thanks for reading!