Saturday, May 26, 2012

Get Pyst If You Can Find It. Much Better.

Yes, it's Myst the novel.  All 466 pages.

Sadly enough, Myst was one of four games I payed full price for.  The other three were Interstate '76, Afterlife, and a really forgettable Tomb Raider clone.  Of course, that is the result of me using Newsweek reviews for my gaming information in the early days.

Back to Myst.  I thought it was pretty, and I understand that many people just love it, but even with a cheat guide, I was too bored to progress much past the island itself.  So now they went and wrote a novel.  It can't be that good, because it's $1.25.  For 466 pages. 

Now for all I know it might be superb. My problem with this book, and so many others, is th' us'e of th'e a'post'rop'he to an' ex'cess'ive ex't'ent to fa'ke an alie'n lan'gu'ag'e.  I don't like stuttering while reading to myself.  I guess this will have to go on the unread shelf along with A Day in the Life of a Moon Rock and Clam: The Untold Story of that Icelandic Bivalve Dredged up in 2007.

Of course, if you can't make it through Myst, there are more action packed game based books out there:

You'll need MMX technology in your glasses


  1. I bought Myst too back then. I got about 1/2 way through it. I still have the CDs around here...somewhere.

  2. About a month ago someone left Rebel Moon and another book in the lunchroom at work. I had nothing to read other than weeks old Sports pages and Parade, so I gave it a try.
    Frankly I was expecting a ripoff of The Moon is a Harsh Mistress but it was completely different.
    Sad to say, just as the storyline got interesting the book ended.
    Oh well, the price was right and I, too left it in the lunchroom.