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Empire of Imagination by Michael Witwer
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it was amazing
bookshelves: fantasy, history

Why is this not a movie?!?
OK. I'm a big-ol geek and am predisposed, AND am currently dealing with grief about losing my own gamer father, but that said I was blown away by both the drama of D&D's origin story and in the blending of facts with narrative perspective that Witwer brought to the telling. The DM interludes, the interconnected callbacks, the object memory and sensory descriptions of Lake Geneva that anchored it all, as well as the portends & drama & betrayals & death in each of the snapshot chapters that made the experience so visceral and weighty to me.
was really impressed and think this could make an incredible movie.
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Reading Progress

May 29, 2017 – Started Reading
May 29, 2017 – Shelved
May 31, 2017 – Shelved as: fantasy
May 31, 2017 – Shelved as: history
May 31, 2017 – Finished Reading

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