this story was absolutely compelling for me! i loved the writing style and the way that will wheaton was able to capture the main character. i feel that his deep root in geek culture definately aided in his performance as he knows how we feel growing up and living with the social struggles that we have. go Will!! i will now be searching for more of this authors works as i literally could not put this down. i listened straight through this, excluding six hours to sleep. took me a day and a half. just beautiful connection and understanding of geek culture.
I had heard that this was being made into a movie but I had no idea what it was about so I decided to listen. from the opening chapter I was hooked. Not only is the sort well placed and fun, but the references to all things 1980s make this the ultimate Gen-X geek story. While I'm younger than the crater of the egg, I lived enough to remember all the games, shows, and toys to enjoy every bit of it. [SPOILER] The only thing I would have changed was for Parzival to have selected a Robotech mech. But that's just the fanboy in me. :)
I throughly enjoyed this book. a must read for all the old school video game nerds out there!
Incredible detail, plot and narration. An absolute joy to listen along. This story is made even better by the bold but steady voice of Wil Wheaton. A true classic
An immersive and engaging return to the geek sub culture of the 80's through a SciFi lens. If you are, or ever have been a geek this book needs to move to the top of your list! Or, if you are either a teen or student of the 80's it is a must read.
Interesting concept and fun story. I love the celebration of geekiness and the good versus evil epicness. I felt Wade was a bit of a Mary Sue type character that did a lot of telling naratives and expose, however, still entertaining.
Knowledge is power
This is now my absolute and without question my favorite book I have ever read.
I can't think of a more captivating and adventurous book.
If you you were gifted with any kind of imagination or pop culture knowledge base , then this book will surely push the boundaries in such an interesting and wonderful way.