10 of 12 people found the following review helpful
Close to the (funny) bone,
This review is from: The Elfish Gene: Dungeons, Dragons And Growing Up Strange (Hardcover)
I picked this up on spec a while ago and when I finally started to read it I just couldn't put it down (cliche but true).
Like the author I discovered D&D when I was about 11 and played it and other RPGs until my late teens. I think everyone who ever played at that age must have had a Porter or a Billy in their group and so much of what Mark Barrowcliffe describes could have been experiences I had. My granny also had to endure a lengthy description of finer aspects of D&D...
Both laugh-out-loud funny and poignantly sad I can definitely recommend this for anyone who grew up with dwarves, haflings, elves and orcs.