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PostPosted: Thu Jun 01, 2017 7:48 pm 
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Had to get the library to borrow it from another library, but I'll get to read it :)

Anyone else read it? Thoughts?

"Twisty Little Passages: An Approach To Interactive Fiction" by Nick Montfort

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I have this book. It's a fast read, but more academic than popular. Well researched, with lots and lots of helpful citations.
It includes a really nice discussion of the connection between riddles and (puzzly, parser) IF.
A couple of years ago my teenage daughter went to her viola lesson and saw the previous student's waiting mother holding a copy of this book.
My daughter said, "Oh, my dad has that book," and they had a brief conversation (unusual for my introverted daughter) about how much she likes IF.

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It's definitely a good read.

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About 10% through :) Enjoying it so far

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I bought the hardcover version when it first came out in 2003 and enjoyed it immensely. Might be a bit out-of-date at this point, but still good.


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Nathan wrote:
I have this book. It's a fast read, but more academic than popular. Well researched, with lots and lots of helpful citations.
It includes a really nice discussion of the connection between riddles and (puzzly, parser) IF.
A couple of years ago my teenage daughter went to her viola lesson and saw the previous student's waiting mother holding a copy of this book.
My daughter said, "Oh, my dad has that book," and they had a brief conversation (unusual for my introverted daughter) about how much she likes IF.


I loved reading this book when it first came out. And I also enjoyed the connection between riddles and the puzzles of IF. I'm not super widely read here, but I think this is one of the only connections I've seen made with riddles.

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After taking time to read it on and off, I have finally finished this book. :) Friendly, for the academic sort that it is :) Fun read. :)

Anyone have any suggestions for other IF-related books?

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howtophil - you might also enjoy the IF Theory Reader available here: https://www.amazon.com/IF-Theory-Reader ... B00JHCSU0Y

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