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Hobgoblin by John Coyne
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Nov 08, 2007

did not like it
bookshelves: books-from-my-deep-dark-past
Recommended to Julian by: I did, I'm a jackass.
Recommended for: Imelda Marcos
Read in May, 1986

I read this book when I was vaguely a teenager. At the time I was still in the throes of intensive Dungeon and Dragoning, and this book is about a roll playing game acted out in reality, which with spectacularly failed results my friends and I also attempted. I'd love to read this again, as at the time I found this book both scarey and sexy. The characters were real people (vs. Lolth, the wicked spider queen of the drow elves for example) and their actions were realistic to me. Despite a good 20 years having passed since I read this, in my mind's eye I can still see a number of the scenes played out in this book with a good deal of clarity. Anyone got a copy?

Okay, I reread this. I just dropped it from 4 stars to one. It sucks. It's god awful. What a disappointment.
The lesson is, do not reread books from your adolescents.
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