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A good read.
on 3 March 2013
I enjoyed this short memoir. It charts pivotal moments in the author's life through a series of six chapters, each using a popular computer/video game that was around at the time. Admittedly, only three of them resonated with me - the others not having featured through my own journey - but that didn't detract from the reading. The writing is poignant, funny, and cathartic; I especially enjoyed the part about the role of video games in life, and the intimation of how they can be a double-edged sword of sorts. It took a couple of chapters to get used to the flow of the story; there are a few moments where we are taken out of a description of a game, catapulted into another moment, then back, hence I found the juggling of video game vs memoir not always balanced, which was a bit distracting, but on the whole sufferable.
It is original, comical in style, and kept me turning the pages right to the end (how else would one read a book if not by turning pages?) I thoroughly recommend it, particularly if you're looking for a step back in time to reminisce about your own journey through this madness we call life.