As the mighty alien fleet from the very latest computer game thunders across the computer screen, Johnny prepares to blow them into the usual million pieces. And they send him a message: We surrender. They're not supposed to do that! They're supposed to die. And computer joysticks don't have 'Don't Fire' buttons. But it's only a game... isn't it. Isn't it?
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I always enjoy Terry Pratchett so it is no surprise that I enjoyed this one very much. I love how his thought process turns things sideways. My only complaint was the length - too short! Share this with your video games obsessed teenagers. :)
This story does for digital gaming what Woody and Buzz Lightyear did for toys. It is a real mind bender to think that the things that are killed in video games are really dying some where. Do we take killing too much for granted in the electronic age???.
His voice made listening easy and did not detract from the story.
Terry Pratchett's kids books are always funny, well written and with a gorgeous message. The Johnny Maxwell stories are a wonderful mix of poignant and hilarious, and always worth a listen. Highly recommended!
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Terry Pratchett's humor
The ScreeWee Captain. I love her rationality and her alien sarcasm.
I feel that my favorite scene would be a spoiler, but it involves perception changing depending on the pre-disposition of the player.
If not you, who else?
Author of My Zombie Dog
This one was enjoyed by myself and my 13yr old daughter. Lots of humour and pace.
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