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Extra Lives: Why Video Games Matter by Tom Bissell
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Couldn't put it down, 5 July 2010
Excellent read. Even though I had not played some of the games discussed, the way that the author has described his experiences within the game worlds brings memories of similar feelings experienced in other titles. After reading this book you start to see games through new eyes, thinking in much more detail about how it affects you and how you want to be affected by a game.

Many people think games as just that, games, but they are fast becoming the new art form for the 21st century. Mr Bissell discusses many high points and the limitation of games in a way that is thought provoking and insightful.
Cows in the Maze: And other mathematical explorati&hellip by Ian Stewart
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
Not having read the previous two books I had no preconceptions about Cows in the Maze. I found it entertaining and thought provoking. Although some chapters were not on the subject of maths they were very interesting, particularly time travel and topology.

After reading this I will definately read more recreational mathematics books, and after reading the other reviews I will probably start with Math Hysteria and How to Cut a Cake.