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I finished reading Cory Doctorow’s For The Win last night. I wanted to talk a little bit about it, because Doctorow has some ideas about the future of MMO gaming that I found pretty interesting. If you haven’t heard of it, For The Win is a book about a group […]

Regular readers may remember my enthusiasm surrounding the first Dragon Age novel, The Stolen Throne, by David Gaider. I found it to be an entertaining stand-alone fantasy novel and its tie to a video game irrelevant. So it was with great anticipation that I picked up Gaider’s second DA novel, […]

Rating: 3 of 5 stars Duma Key by Stephen King Once upon a time, I was a huge Stephen King fan. I read ’em as fast as he could write ’em. And then he wrote Pet Sematary, and I read it, and something snapped inside of me. King’s skill with […]

Rating: 2 of 5 stars No Longer on the Map by Raymond H. Ramsay It almost seems pointless to review a book that was obscure in its heyday and is now out of print, so I’m going to approach things a little differently. When I was a child, I was […]

Rating: 4 of 5 stars Dragon Age: The Stolen Throne by David Gaider Wow. What a surprise. This is a prequel novel to the upcoming video game Dragon Age: Origins, by Bioware. I was reading it more to ‘get in the mood’ for the game than anything, and I had […]

Rating: 2 of 5 stars Eldest by Christopher Paolini It’s been a while since I read Eragon, but I remember enjoying it quite a bit, so I was really looking forward to Eldest. And I think I would have enjoyed it if it’d been 400 pages instead of 650 or […]

Rating: 1 of 5 stars Got Game: How the Gamer Generation Is Reshaping Business Forever by John C. Beck & Mitchell Wade This book was a big disappointment. Part of the reason for that was basic timeliness; it was published in 2004 and we all know how quickly our world […]

Rating: 4 of 5 stars The Last Wish by Andrzej Sapkowski I first discovered Geralt the Witcher via the computer game The Witcher. Some of the mechanics of that game bothered me enough that I still haven’t played a lot of it, but I played enough to become intrigued by […]

I’m going to admit to being a blasphemer in the geek world…I’m not really that huge of a Star Wars fan. And blaspheme number 2…I’m not a big Bioware fan, either. I didn’t think much of KOTOR, never finished a Baldur’s Gate (except that action-rpg variant), haven’t played Mass Effect […]

Rating: 2 of 5 stars A Life at Work: The Joy of Discovering What You Were Born to Do by Thomas Moore This wasn’t the book I was looking for. That’s not the book’s fault, really, but it was a disappointment to me because it wasn’t what I was expecting. […]