Fabulous. Great story telling. At first I thought he resented his RPG early days, but in the end... well, just listen to the book.
Thoroughly recommend to anyone who role played as a kid, or whose childhood had such an alternative view that you thought you were cool, but in reality you were just an eccentric twat.
I was initially doubtful if this story would add anything to previous books, such as 'The Secret History of Star Wars' by Michael Kaminski. The start, as you would predict, is the same start; but whereas previous novels attempt to debunk Lucas' genuineness, Taylor describes the ripples that the creation process created - and eventually the tidal wave that is Star Wars.
The last quarter of the book examines Lucas and the fans - and many disappointments, as well as the highlights. Originally i was a prequel hater. This book has given me the drive to give the 3 movies another chance, and i think more highly of Lucas in general.
This is a great companion to the other Star Wars book.
The story feels very single sided, even when Kevin discloses his discretion; you are left wondering how plausible his account of unwavering morals are.
I hope that it is near reality, as the book leads you along a journey where you cant help but to have empathy for Mitnick.
Possibly my all time favorite novel. Enjoyable at 14 and 40 alike.
Richard Adams adds depth to his lapine tale by inserting rabbit mythology and maxims for rabbit survival. Adam's supernaturally convinces the reader of the rabbits culture, which is alien (yet similar) to human. The book is timeless, and in my opinion a classic.I will enjoy reading this to my daughter when she is old enough.
A Huckleberry Finn adventure in a telephonic world!
The book successfully builds up the history surrounding phone hacking, merging multiple threads and revelations. As a person with reasonable technological exposure, i found it very enjoyable. The absolute layman can still enjoy the tales.
I tried to watch the film after this, and I cannot. It feels like a completely different beast.
The story has its own nuances, though I it does feel drawn out in places. i have not read the short story,
Worth the read.
Philip K Dick is one of the most engaging sci-fi/fantasy writes i have ever read. I have yet to be disappointed.
I was completely drawn into the story, the characters are written with such faithful emotions and motivations.
One of my most favourite books in my collection. Great Story, and narrated perfectly by Paul Giamatti.
A better look at whole these companies competed in a very similar space, and how they choose not to compete.
It really defined what the companies products are, and why they launched what seemed like bad products.
The content drew me in as I am of the age where video games erupted in my youth. It was fascinating to listen to the story of the giants who brought me such joy as a young kid.
I do not think the book translates well into an audio book (an assumption without reading the written version). The continuous repetition as long quotes are mixed within the story, often only slightly paraphrased to which i could only guess was introductions into new sections?
The scope of the book was possibly too wide, as elements were often repeated when the author changed point of views.
I have been a fan of the Doom franchise since Wolfenstein on the 486.
The author brought life and energy to the story. After I finished the book I felt like i was part of the journey. It totally absorbed me; this book may be a niche?
I have tried to convince my friends to read it, and have failed. If you are reading this review then you accidentally came across it, or you were after feedback regarding the book. if it is the later then purchasing this book should be a 'no brainer'.
The overall theme of Lucas being constantly contradicted with evidence in regards to his planning of the movies does not cease. The book is enjoyable, however at times it read like my thesis (reasserting a single point of view over and over)
i was hoping to walk away with intricate knowledge of the process/filming, but I found far too much time was spent on the writing.
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