Austin Grossman's YOU: brilliant novel plumbs the heroic and mystical depths of gaming and simulation

Discuss

10 Responses to “Austin Grossman's YOU: brilliant novel plumbs the heroic and mystical depths of gaming and simulation”

  1. Daneel says:

    Front cover taken from Sword & Sworcery?

  2. Andy Hunt says:

    My thoughts too. I’m assuming they got the rights to use that image…

  3. Daneel says:

    Well, I added it to my wish list. If I ever get through Infinite Jest in this lifetime I might take a look.

  4. BookGuy says:

    Cory and/or other readers:  How does it deal with the detail on old PC games?  The reason I ask is that while I liked “Ready Player One,” I thought the book was ultimately flawed by the excruciating level of pop culture detail that the author described.  It was necessary, in a sense, because plenty of readers would be too young to know about what the protagonist was obsessed with, but for me, it made the book a real slog.

    • Noirling says:

      No way. What makes “Ready Player One” relevant is the way he archives the very pop culture he is referencing. He is essentially creating a handbook for nerds, a history of the obsessions nerds dwell upon. Not geeky dudes into computers. The original nerds: people who knew things before there was a wikipedia and a google.

  5. zantony says:

    I really enjoyed “Soon I Will Be Invicible”. I just put “You” on my to-read list.

  6. Dan Weatherman says:

    I’m sixteen chapters in and I’m loving it.  Thanks for the heads up!

Leave a Reply