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Original Essays | September 30, 2014

Benjamin Parzybok: IMG A Brief History of Video Games Played by Mayors, Presidents, and Emperors

Brandon Bartlett, the fictional mayor of Portland in my novel Sherwood Nation, is addicted to playing video games. In a city he's all but lost... Continue »
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    Benjamin Parzybok 9781618730862


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shaaffee, January 7, 2008

I never give up on a book, but this one just lost me. I got through 3/4 of it, and just gave up. The characters seemed very one-dimensional to me, they grew without growing if that makes sense. I couldn't bear another drunken father story, or mother talking to herself (but really to her mother who's back in Nigeria) or the girls working through problem after problem with no real resolution. I felt like they were hamsters on a wheel, as was I for reading the same thing over and over. Finally I jumped off the wheel and moved on. Thank God. I was really disappointed because I feel the author had a story there, and I had read positive reviews. Oh well. Maybe someone else can enlighten me, or maybe her next novel will show me how wrong I am.
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