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  • Finite and Infinite Games

  • By: James Carse
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Todd Ross
  • Length: 4 hrs and 11 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 10
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 8

“There are at least two kinds of games,” states James P. Carse as he begins this extraordinary book. “One could be called finite, the other infinite.” Finite games are the familiar contests of everyday life; they are played in order to be won, which is when they end. But infinite games are more mysterious. Their object is not winning but ensuring the continuation of play. The rules may change, the boundaries may change, even the participants may change - as long as the game is never allowed to come to an end.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Great concept but a tedious read..

  • By aleshia kitchener on 05-03-2019

Dense and poetic

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-05-2018

Had to push through the heavy prose at times but came together in beautiful disturbing clarity in the final chapters.