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Red Dead Redemption

(Boss Fight Books #24)

4.02  ·  Rating details ·  44 ratings  ·  5 reviews
First garnering both dismissal and intrigue as “Grand Theft Horse,” Rockstar Games’ 2010 action-adventure Red Dead Redemption was met on its release with critical acclaim for its open-world gameplay, its immersive environments, and its authenticity to the experience of the Wild West. Well, the simulated Wild West, that is.

Boss Fight invites you to find out how the West was
Paperback, 224 pages
Published 2020 by Boss Fight Books
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For the next few paragraphs I’m going to tell you why I loved this book, and it may surprise you, but this book isn’t actually just about Red Dead Redemption. But that’s a good thing, I promise. See, this book by Matt Margini does one of the things that, for me, all great books should do. When I reviewed Posta
Rob Chesley
Jun 18, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Fantastic book. It's not *just* about Red Dead Redemption the game but more of an entire history and breakdown of the "Western Genre" and it was great and gave me a lot to think about. ...more
Bryan Mitchell
Sep 29, 2020 rated it really liked it
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I need to preface this by saying that I have never played Red Dead Redemption or its second iteration.

This, of course, did not stop me from enjoying this literary analysis of an open-world, sandbox game from Rockstar—a company that helped cement the genre with Grand Theft Auto. Even if you have little or no idea about open-world style games or resent GTA because of its emphasis on crime and debauchery, Matt Margini has you covered.

He makes a strong case about the influence of the American West
Will Salsman
Aug 19, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Red Dead Redemption by Matt Margini takes a gripping and thought-provoking approach towards analyzing Red Dead Redemption and gives an extensive examination over its place in broader fields; as a video game, as a cultural vehicle, as a love-letter towards old and older entries in the western genre, and as a revealing entry on America's historical fascination with the western ideal. It's fun to read and never gets boring. Red Dead Redemption functions as an extensive index over western movies as ...more
Joseph De Maria
Nov 16, 2020 rated it really liked it
I've only played a few hours of Red Dead, but this is a truly fascinating dive into Red Dead's story, world, and themes. Not only that it's a great examination of the Western genre in all media too. Well worth a look if you're a fan of the game or Western stories. ...more
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