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While a great idea, I feel that this sadly suffers from really not knowing it's audience. Each "scene" is generally ludicrous, with equally meaningless "choices". The character, the "you" is so obnoxious that I was kind of glad when he died and died and died and died again. As book made for adults it's truly bizarre that the author should be so childish (without necessarily being funny, even though that's the clear aim). For an author who knocks out books left, right and centre, it's amazing that a publisher hasn't sat him down with a dictionary... Your character is 27 and thinks/ talks like an imbecile. Genuinely awful and an utter waste of money
This arrived earlier in the week and I am really enjoying it thus far. It’s a fun read and absorbing in how the author writes it from your perspective as a reader. I guess my only gripe so far would be a couple of negative descriptions of other character’s physical appearance - ie “four eyes” for someone wearing glasses. I’m probably just being overly sensitive but it makes me feel like “I” am a bit of a d**k with how I judge people and the character of “me” hasn’t been super likeable as yet.
This book is moderately entertaining overall, but almost everything else about it is mediocre. Choose Your Old Adventure or Fighting Fantasy books are decades old, and have had years to improve over the substandard prose, lack of a consistent viewpoint, sexism, stereotypes, and basic mechanics of this book.
Do yourself a favour and read those instead, or play pretty much anything made by Inkle (Around the World in 80 Days, Sorcery!) on your tablet/phone/computer.
I bought this book for my brother as his birthday present a while ago, and out of all of his presents (including a PS4!) he likes this book the best.
My brother is Autistic, so when I'm buying him any books/comics, I have very strict guidelines: "have to be zombies or superheroes, but no 'lame' ones. And if you can get choose your own adventures, then that'd beat anything!"
So, I had spent literally days searching Amazon and managed to find this little gem of a book that my twenty-one year old brother has never put down once since getting it!
He loves this book and yes, it is adult with mentions of drugs and-I think-sexual scenes, but to be fair, zombie books and shows are adult anyway.
Now I'm dreading topping this present, but I'd recommend the book for anyone who loved Goosebumps choose your own, as kids, and want a more adult version.
Very enjoyable, a bit of nostalgia on my part, used to love these game books, but is made much easier on Kindle as you jump straight to the page of the path you have chosen, and no need of dice, although that did used to add a bit of luck to the game.
I love this so much I have bought 3 by different sources all for pressies for others. Great for those that zombies, but this also give u the chance to take your own path at end of each chapter like the books used to when we were kids. Very cool but has swearing so not for someone that can be offended or young eyes x