Monday, January 5, 2015
Graphic Novel Review: "In Real Life" by Cory Doctorow
I'll be honest here - this is the first time I've read Cory Doctorow, but I have heard many many good things about him. So I was very interested when I saw that he had a graphic novel out. And while I am not a gamer girl by any stretch of the imagination, I get it - or at least I think I do (to a point, anyway). Doctorow wrote a fascinating intro to this book that really got me excited about what was to come; he spoke about economics as a driving concept of life and how economics affect people differently. This works as the general theme of this story and I really liked that. The actual story itself is kind of lightweight where it may have gone deeper in a traditional novel, but it works for this format.
This is a great choice for anyone who likes MMRPG online gaming, or who likes to lose themselves in their leisure activities.
In Real Life
by Cory Doctorow
First Second, 2014