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It is November 1983 and young Billy Twist and his whiz kid friends are about to discover the exciting new world of microcomputers.
Billy and his friends start on their journey but run into some obstacles as they try to setup a computer video gaming club.
Billy is a typical kid growing up in the 80s, the age of the microcomputer. An age of wonder for teens and even adu
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Paperback, 206 pages
Published December 12th 2018 by Gazzapper Press
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Mark
Feb 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
A fun look back at the 80s in the UK.

If you remember fondly playing video games with your mates (or friends) in the 80s, you'll enjoy this lighthearted story.
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Chris Carter
When is 1985 coming out?

Being the same age at the time this is a great meander through my micro memories and pop culture of the time.
David Haynes
Nov 01, 2020 rated it liked it
I received this audio book in exchange for an honest review.

The Micro Kids is a snapshot of the microcomputer boom of the 1980s. It's obvious that Gary Plowman has a great appreciation for this era. The story is full of references to various microcomputers, gaming fairs, computer stores and video games. Some of the references can get tedious at times, with Billy examining the trivial intricacies of many of his favorite games. Nonetheless, his love for micro computers is clearly felt throughout t
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Lorenzo Pasculli
Good intentions, poor writing

The book has no real story and it’s full of grammatical errors. There are many wasted opportunities for a good plot but the author does not develop them. The book sounds more like a collection of memories. The only reasons why I gave it 2 stars instead of 1 are the nostalgia factor (which I suppose is a common pull towards this book) and the author’s best intentions, which I’m sure are there.
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