Book rating: 05 Paperback

By (author) Yahtzee Croshaw

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  • Publisher: Dark Horse Comics,U.S.
  • Format: Paperback | 416 pages
  • Dimensions: 106mm x 170mm x 30mm | 200g
  • Publication date: 21 September 2010
  • Publication City/Country: Milwaukie
  • ISBN 10: 1595825290
  • ISBN 13: 9781595825292
  • Sales rank: 4,324

Product description

In a world full to bursting with would-be heroes, Jim couldn't be less interested in saving the day. His fireballs fizzle. Plus, he's been dead for about 60 years. When a renegade necromancer wrenches him from eternal slumber and into a world gone terribly wrong, all Jim wants is to find a way to die properly, once and for all.

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By Taylor Gilbert 20 Apr 2011 5

A witty, snappy book by Ben 'Yahtzee' Croshaw (of Zero Punctuation fame) which shows that he can not only translate his insightful humour into written form extremely well (punctuation is included, for anyone who was wondering) but also convey an intriguing, entertaining story.

For gamers, you'll love every moment, joke and subtle reference throughout the book. Non-gamers will be immersed in this wonderful world that 'Yahtzee' created, and while some jokes will be lost on them, no doubt they'll still find heart and humour in this wonderful book. The chapters breeze past and very little does anything drag on.

Rating: 87 Experience Points out of 100
We haven't hit perfection, but we are damned close!

By enterprise-psi 19 Nov 2010 5

I am a great fun of Yahtzee Croshaw from his zero punctuation reviews. So when i learned about the book i ordered it immediately. I knew from his sense of humor that the book will be awesome. Turns out it is! A very well written story, with clever dialogs, well described scenery and jokes that even non casual gamers can understand.

Some people might consider this a blasphemy, but i think we have a modern Douglas Adams here.

I definitely recommend this book.