Monday, 30 August 2010

The SimCity Effect

Covers like these take me back to an adolescence of SimCity and Rampage, and the delights of massive pixelated civic destruction.



I really like the Paddy Clarke cover--it makes the book look a lot more appealing than the tedium I remember experiencing when I read it many years ago, back when I was young and foolish and dedicated to reading whatever won the Booker each year.

8 comments:

Renée T. Bouchard said...

OMG- that's exactly why I read Paddy Clarke- blame it on the Booker! That cover is too funny, though. I love the burning house and the giant gorilla. lol

bretemas said...

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JRSM said...

Renee: I can't remember a gorilla in the book, can you? If there had been, I think I might have enjoyed it more!

Bretemas: Thank you!

boxset4less said...

I enjoy it!

Mary said...

Hi, I just stumbled across your blog - you've got a lot of great stuff posted. I loved the post about the same model being on both book covers. I wouldn't have noticed.

I hope you'll check mine out - I have a lot of flash fiction on it that you might like. :)

Can't wait to see your next post!

Bob Fingerman said...
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Bob Fingerman said...

Both of these remind me of god games, world builders like Sim City and Tropico and so on. The bird's eye three-quarter view and distinct sectors (agrarian. metropolitan, etc.). Nice.

JRSM said...

And Populous--I just remembered playing that endlessly, too.