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Super Mario by Jeff Ryan
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Sep 08, 2011

really liked it
bookshelves: video-games

A really great Nintendo history written at a crucial time for the company. It's very readable and smartly presented. There are some downsides, though. One: Although the gorgeous minimalistic front design is covetous to collectors and graphic art appreciators, the interior contains zero pictures. Odd for a book about a visually driven medium. Two: There are some sparse grammatical errors in the Kindle edition, at least. Three: The author makes non-video game pop culture references that will disappear from zeitgeist within about thirty years, and thus become inaccessible. Four: Oddly little is said about the 3DS.

Otherwise, it's a fantastic, must-read book for video game enthusiasts.

UPDATE: For a more detailed review and my interview with author Jeff Ryan, visit

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Reading Progress

September 8, 2011 – Started Reading
September 8, 2011 – Shelved
September 12, 2011 –
September 13, 2011 – Finished Reading
October 12, 2011 – Shelved as: video-games

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