World of Shawn
Jordan M Ehrlich
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3*

This is the story of a lonely kid who develops a computer game, using what little of quantum physics that he has read, that renders game levels from maps of any format; the result is just a little too realistic. When he tries to combine this "World of Shawn" with a favorite game of his childhood, "World of One," he soon finds Worlds colliding, to the detriment of his friends. Shawn must step up and rectify things, rescue the princess and save the World.

The interaction and constant dialogue between the characters in this story, as well as the humor and action intertwined, have drawn comparison to that in such works as "The Lord of the Rings," "Harry Potter," and "Narnia," so if a reader has an interest in any of those, as well as an interest in video games, either in the past or the present, it would be a safe bet that they would enjoy getting to know Shawn and his World!
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Read It Yes (4/1/2014)
Started Reading 3/31/2014
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1 - Terrible ------------2 - Between Terrible & Fair
3 - Fair -----------------4 - Between Fair & Good
5 - Good ---------------6 - Between Good & Very Good
7 - Very good----------8 - Between Very Good & Excellent
9 - Excellent----------10 - Absolutely Fantastic

Rating: 3. At first, I thought it was kinda far-fetched. Since I am a computer geek, I know that you can't just import a map and have it be compatible with another game. But then I realized - its only a book! Weird Science was a good movie and that kind of relates to this type of storyline, and I liked that (as a kid). But those things kinda get to me... like on some TV shows where I see people typing away and stuff pops up on the screen, I always think "Yeah right" but that's the geek in me. I did like the references to the game functions, like scrolling through inventory, control key to open doors, etc. I used to play games and understood the references. That's why it got a rating as "high" as a 3. BUT - towards the end of the book it started to get boring, don't know why. I almost couldnt wait till it was over (I rarely give up reading a book). If you don't play computer games, I would definitely say not to read this book - you may not understand it. Heck, I understood it but only gave it a 3.