Review: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

The Impossible FortressIt’s 1987 and there’s only one thing on the mind of Billy Martin and his friends — finding a way to get a copy of the Vanna White issue of Playboy.

If only they can find a way for shop owner, Mr. Zelinsky to sell one to them, whether Zelinsky knows about it or not. The guys hatch a plan to sneak into the shop, pick up three copies, leave money on the counter, and head out with their new treasures (after all, if they pay for it, it’s technically NOT stealing, right?) But to do this, they’ll need the security code for the store’s alarm.

Billy volunteers to get close to the shop owner’s daughter, Mary, in the hopes of finding out the code. But what his two friends don’t know is that Billy and Mary share a passion for computers and computer programming and what begins as a ruse to gain entry to the shop after hours, turns into a partnership to write a great game and win a computer. It doesn’t help that Billy slowly starts to become romantically attracted to Mary, either.

A love letter to being a geek in the 80’s, The Impossible Fortress
Jason Rekulak fills his story with a ton of great Easter eggs from the late 80’s and keeps the story one that is grounded, heart-felt and believable.

Light, fun summer reading that had me thoroughly entertained.

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One response to “Review: The Impossible Fortress by Jason Rekulak

  1. This sounds really good – I’ve not heard of it before but it sounds like something I would really enjoy so thanks for highlighting.
    Lynn 😀

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