Game Misconduct by Jeff Rose-Martland

What would you do if your country was invaded?

Set against a backdrop of current news stories, Game Misconduct follows the daily lives of seven Canadians in five separate cities. Each has their own problems, challenges, and goals. They live their lives in the shadow of the Stars and Stripes, searching for pride in their homeland, until the unthinkable happens. America invades.

Winner of the 2005 Percy Janes First Novel award

"This story is a clever and funny spoof on how news covers world events... fascinating and fun to read... an exciting and well-paced novel." - Helen Peters

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  • First submitted Jan. 26, 2010
  • Last updated Jan. 26, 2010
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  • KFC's avatar
    KFC wrote 4 years, 3 months ago

    Game Misconduct
    This is a brilliant book with a sense of realism that makes you think even though it isn't happening it could. I found this well written and very interesting.

    A good quick and lively flow. Backed

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    Stark Silvercoin wrote 4 years, 4 months ago
    When I started reading Game Misconduct I was kind of expecting a Red Dawn type of scenario. I never expected it would be about the US invading Canada of all places. But author Jeff Rose-Martland makes his case that this is a possible scenario using skillfully placed news reports that he dangles into the lives of seven main characters. And the characters really drive the story. They are all very realistic and interesting. We as readers care about them because ...
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  • PATRICK BARRETT's avatar
    PATRICK BARRETT wrote 4 years, 4 months ago

    This really works. The constant news bulletins could have been irritating but they are definitely not. You have spaced them out and adjusted the relevance perfectly. Definitely 'Star-rated' and going on our watchlist ready for shelving. Well done. Paula Barrett (Cuthbert-how mean is my valley)

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    D. L. Stroupe [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago
    Aww, but Canada is our nice neighbor. Attacking her would be like attacking a sibling. Oh- wait... siblings fight all the time, don't they? Oh dear... Honestly, I remember seeing a news story about acid rain, and a Canadian woman complaining how Canada is basically "invisible" to the USA. The news and the government ignores Canada because it isn't a threat or a problem, so attention always goes elsewhere. It shouldn't be like that, but when the woman said that, ...
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    Allen Cooke [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Jeff, im going to give this a good read, im a Canadian PR and I love reading about the country. Backed

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    CraigD wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    You've put together a variety of well-defined and interesting characters here, and given them a well-paced narrative and clever dialog. The beefalo is a good detail -- I haven't heard that term in 20 years. Having once worked in the news media, I know it's never been what it's cracked up to be. You've got a fun tale here, and I'm happy to back it for you.
    Craig
    The Job

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    DP Walker [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Hi Jeff
    This is a great idea, really original and gripping. You've done a good job of portraying the various regions within the country and enabling the reader to get a real flavour for them. I could see this as a kind of TV series, flicking backwards and forwards between the characters. Excellent beginning.
    DP Walker
    Five Dares

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    Tawn Anderson wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Well, I can certainly see why this won an award! Why isn't this published yet, seriously! When I first started reading it, it reminded me of how I felt when I first picked up Red Dawn... though this has more modern bite. Congrats on a job well done. Backed!

    Tawn Anderson (Providence)

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    M. A. McRae. wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    This is a story written in a particularly clever way. If your research matches up to your writing skills, then it will be a good book. Backed. Marj.

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    lbrammer1992 wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Brilliant book which had certain sense of realism that made you think even though it isn't happening it could. Well written and interesting good luck with it

  • JaredHJ's avatar
    JaredHJ wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Very succinct snapshots of Canadians faced with the prospect of US aggression. The writing is quick and the tempo is lively. It feels like a work that's already published. Well done!
    Backed!
    Jared

  • Margaret Anthony's avatar
    Margaret Anthony wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    I'm sorry this is not your fault, more my eyes. I have great trouble reading the very small print so I'm having to skip the 'news' inserts which on my screen are tiny.
    However, I'm backing this because what I have read is clever, original and I appreciate the cynical humour which spices the narrative. Margaret.

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    jdub wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    great style and structure to your writing, story draws reader in to this world, backed John Warren Lasting Images, please review,jdub

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    plip [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Read two chapters, skimmed ch 3. In a nutshell; very patriotic, well written (though still with some obvious typos) and just a bit boring. Although there is a lot to be said for not always starting in the action, and you have interesting characters in diverse life-circumstances, three chapters of set-up is a lot of preamble.
    Personal opinion only, from an unpublished Canadian writer who generally reads Sci-fi, action/adventure and other comparatively fast paced stuff.

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    wvjazz56 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    This is very interesting read. I have never been to Canada, but felt as though I had after reading this book. It kept my interest...not a small task. Best of luck with it. J.B. Reed - Deadly Shamrocks

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    A. Zoomer wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Jeff,
    This is certainly an interesting book and i have backed it.
    I am still having difficulty connecting the places with each other- each place is like a different character. They don't interact with each other- perhaps this is Canada. Perhaps it is me because I am tired from cycling to the US border and back.
    I'll come back to this book when i am fresher. It offers much to me.
    A Zoomer
    Going Out In Style

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    A. Zoomer wrote 4 years, 11 months ago
    Hello Jeff, I live in Vancouver and just came back from a cycle to Point Roberts where I viewed the 1865 marker and monument - a tribute to the 49th parallel. So this book has relevance to me. I love how you begin with a thong. I want the first chapter - the set up to flow a bit more. I'm sure you can figure out how to tie them together a bit more. You could use RSS really simple ...
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  • SusieGulick's avatar
    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    You are so fantastic, Jeff. :) How can I tell you enough how thankful I am for your backing my 2 memoir books?
    God bless you. :) Love, Susie :)

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    SusieGulick wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Dear Jeff, I got so excited when I saw that you had backed, "Tell Me True Love Stories." :) Thanks so very much. :) Since I have already "backed" your book, I will also put your book on my "watchlist." Could you please take a moment to "back" my completed edited memoir version? "He Loves Me, He Loves Me Not."
    I'd be ever so grateful. :) Thank you. :) Love, Susie :)

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    Joss64 [Retired] wrote 4 years, 11 months ago

    Backed with great pleasure! Jocelyn E. Morris (A Bore No More)