on 8 February 1999
I'm writing a dissertation on postmodern literature and thus had the pleasure of considering this book as research. The truth of the matter is, that in the dull, dry world of books on narrative theory, this one was FUN! This is exactly the point- video games and Star Trek have EVERYTHING to do with the way narrative works today, (which Murray compares with the way it worked in Shakespeare's time,) and will work once the average American can no longer remember a time when video games had no graphics.
It's fun AND it shows how things are changing and how quickly.
on 26 April 2000
Intelligent, full of insight, plenty of vivid examples, well written, of high practical use... Murray IS brilliant. This is the first theory-book that excites me so much I can't sleep at night...