Yahtzee Wrote a Book

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Yeh totally, even the cover sorta looks like the cover of the series

lukeator:
I'm I the only one getting a bit of a Discworld vibe from this? Basically he's a zombie Rincewind.

Hmm, yes, but then again; Yahtzee have said that he is inspired by Terry Pratchett.

Though I must admot that Jim seems a lot more snarkier than Rincewind. How much of a coward he is compared to Rincewind is yet to be seen. :P

Deffinatly not my cup of tea, It seems interesting but I think the big reason I can't read it it after the first couple of pages is his style of writing..

I read books with a high standard of writing,books that have been writen by authors with years of expirance in novel writing,

not saying yahtzee's book is bad or anything, it's just not as devoloped or defined, which is understandable for someone trying something new, If he continues, his writing skills will definatly improve.

right now when I read it it seems to me that he is using his "zero punctuation" voice (aka fast dialogue), which I don't think entirely works for a novel, it would be cool if it was an audio book though.

The chapter starts so slow and episodic I didn't read more than two pages... however I figured I'd give it another go. I'm glad I did by the end its actually really funny and picks up the flow better. I've read about 30 percent of the comments and they're all so negative; OK it's not Shakespeare but its not bad.

Recommendation: Its worth a fiver, easily.

This reminds me of Terry Pratchett in the same way Kool-Aid reminds me of fine wine. The color is close, and you can put it in the same glass, but there's no way I'd pay fine wine prices for this watered-down crap.

For someone who yaks on and on about story flow, I find it ironic that when push comes to shove, Yahtzee's writing fits together like broken lego bricks.

Deofuta:
My only request is that Yahtzee, Please make an audiobook version.

It would rock.

Oh god yes.

kaijyuu:

Deofuta:
My only request is that Yahtzee, Please make an audiobook version.

It would rock.

Oh god yes.

now THAT would be worth spending money on!

I ordered it awhile back. Can't wait to read it!

Haakong:

kaijyuu:

Deofuta:
My only request is that Yahtzee, Please make an audiobook version.

It would rock.

Oh god yes.

now THAT would be worth spending money on!

hell yeah

Buying from eBay if I have to!

VonBrewskie:

Haakong:

kaijyuu:

Deofuta:
My only request is that Yahtzee, Please make an audiobook version.

It would rock.

Oh god yes.

now THAT would be worth spending money on!

hell yeah

And he'd read it really really quickly!

I liked this book better when it was called Discworld!

DoanDavid:

lukeator:
I'm I the only one getting a bit of a Discworld vibe from this? Basically he's a zombie Rincewind.

Hmm, yes, but then again; Yahtzee have said that he is inspired by Terry Pratchett.

Though I must admot that Jim seems a lot more snarkier than Rincewind. How much of a coward he is compared to Rincewind is yet to be seen. :P

"Inspired" is a nice way to put it. I would say more along the line of ripped off and quite uninspired at that! Too bad though because Yahtzee is talented.

Looks good. I might buy this one.

Congrats' on getting published, Yahtzee!

rascoll:

DoanDavid:

lukeator:
I'm I the only one getting a bit of a Discworld vibe from this? Basically he's a zombie Rincewind.

Hmm, yes, but then again; Yahtzee have said that he is inspired by Terry Pratchett.

Though I must admot that Jim seems a lot more snarkier than Rincewind. How much of a coward he is compared to Rincewind is yet to be seen. :P

"Inspired" is a nice way to put it. I would say more along the line of ripped off and quite uninspired at that! Too bad though because Yahtzee is talented.

Well, where you put the line between "rip off" and "inspired" is yet to be seen. It's not like he wrote the same words Terry Pratchett have used. Judging his work by one chapter against all the work or Terry Pratchett seem to lack credibility somehow. We'll see how it turns out when I have read the entire book.

Right now I just have a Terry Pratchett vibe over it. But if it is anything like Yahtzee's previous novels then I am sure it will be great.

I'm in an online writing group and half of the people there write better than this, so I think I'll pass.

Amazon.com had recommended it to me a few weeks back, and I preordered it then. Good to see the Escapist is giving it support!

VonBrewskie:

Haakong:

kaijyuu:

Deofuta:
My only request is that Yahtzee, Please make an audiobook version.

It would rock.

Oh god yes.

now THAT would be worth spending money on!

hell yeah

Ohmygod YES! I'd pay for it!

"Is there a word for the exact opposite of a mugging?"

LMAO!!!

"Drelmere and sons, fine outfitters for the discerning magician!" he was shouting, his voice barely carrying over the hubbub. "Robes! Pointy hats! Beard grooming supplies! Yes, you sir, how can OH GOD HURRAAARRGLAB."

I waited patiently for him to finish decorating the pavement with his stomach contents. "Sorry," he said, bent double and gulping. Impressively, he immediately continued his sales pitch from that position. "Looking for a new robe?"

Epic.

At first I thought, "HURRAAARRGLAB"? What kind of vomit sound effect was that? But after reading the paragraph aloud, I see it actually sounds perfect.

"Did he take Drylda?" I asked as we entered the Good Innvestment.

OH GOD A TYPO! HURRAAARRGLAB!

EDIT: I don't know what's more plausible, that it was a typo that was seemingly intentional and repeated over and over......or the fact that Yahtzee made a pun. a PUN.

I pre-odered my copy today

it says yahtzee also makes games.
what games has he made?

Interesting... I think I might have found my next bookflog candidate. :)

This book is made of pure win.

I wouldn't go quite that far. It can't be worse than the trashy romance books though.

I'm looking forward to this in a big way.

Ok, I started my section by section look at Mogworld. This is going to be a doozy. I hope the characters gain more than one dimension... :/

I read Mog World. I liked it. It has a bit of a Neil Gaiman feel to it. It is a fun read. I liked the part where the king cannot hide the fact that he is the king.

I'm 80 or so pages into Mogworld, and it's quite entertaining. It was worth 8 dollars. Fog Juice wasn't bad either. Some character names are actually borrowed from Fog Juice, now I think about it.
http://www.fullyramblomatic.com/features/fogjuice.htm

I am the only person that was expecting a graphic novel?

Bought it, read it, loved it, hoping for a sequel to it. Or several! I've been a huge fan of fantasy fiction all my life and mixing it with comedy is reading heaven for me. Loved all the Discworld novels and Mogworld is up there in the stratosphere with them. Cheers, Yahtzee!

P.S. I also bought "Jam" at the same time and liked it a lot. Very imaginative. I couldn't completely get over the initial disappointment of thinking of the stuff as actual jam, though, which seemed like a stupid theme for a novel to me. After I realised it was just a metaphor that mostly wore off and I could enjoy the book. No fault of the author, just a limitation in my brain, unfortunately! Duh me.

(Sorry for the necro but I'm not sure where else to post this! )

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