I enjoy doing these “tag” posts about once a month and I love Nintendo so this was a perfect match.
1. NES (Nintendo Entertainment System): A classic you want to read
There were a few contenders for this accolade. The winner is Tolstoy’s Anna Karenina. Notable mentions go to Fitzgerald’s Tender is the Night and Zamyatin’s We. All three are books waiting on my Kindle to be read in the next few months.
2. SNES (Super Nintendo): A sequel you liked more than the first (can be the second book in a series)
A trip down memory lane here but until Summer 2012 I didn’t really read. I remembered being 7-years-old at my grandad’s house and I reflected that he had and loved The Dark Tower books. This was my first foray into fantasy and where The Gunslinger was very average, I thought this was brilliant in every way.
3. Nintendo 64: A book that revolutionized the way you look at the world
Orwell’s classic 1984. This book with its hauntingly accurate view of the future, in my mind; will never be equaled.
4. Gamecube: A popular book that did not go over so well with you
The Name of the Wind was okay but very slow and the only thing I can remember standing out is a scene with a tree-eating Draccus. 500 pages into The Wise Mans Fear, nothing else has happened. It is nicely written but it is so dull and Kvothe chases that woman all the time. Where is this apparent legend the back of the book tells me about? Plus probably having to wait 7 years for book 3 isn’t great. I may come back to this but not anytime soon.
5. Wii: A new favorite book
6. Nintendo Power: Favorite graphic novel series or a series you want to start
I have started reading a fair few comics as I like chatting to the nice lady in my local comic book shop. As for graphic novels, The Dark Tower wins by default but is still pretty awesome. Dark expansions of Stephen King’s stories with amazing artwork.
7. Super Mario: A character that you’d love to squish like a Goomba
Kruppe from Malazan Book of the Fallen. Now, although he is slightly annoying and refers to himself in the 3rd person, this is more of a statement to certain elitist Malazan fans. Malazan is by far my favourite ever series but these idiot fans fabricate fake spoilers and such about this guy, e.g. he is a God and it all takes place in his head, he is every character, just bullshit that actually made me not enjoy the tales finale as much as I could have because I was waiting for the inevitable stupid Kruppe reveal. A good percentage of vocal and boisterous Malazan fans are despised in the fantasy scene and I completely understand why.
8. Zelda: A newer fantasy that you consider to be a modern classic
John Gwynne’s The Faithful and the Fallen.
9. Samus-Aran: Favorite sci-fi novel or one you want to read
I haven’t read as much science fiction as I would have liked but this book is awesome. I am currently reading and enjoying C.T. Phipp’s science fiction space opera Lucifer’s Star.
10. Pokemon: Book editions that you want to collect
The amazing Subterranean Press editions of Malazan but they are so rare, expensive and if you own one of them then you get the first request on future releases. They sell out insanely fast.
11. Donkey Kong: A book with original characters
Sorry for a lame answer here but most the books ever that aren’t a sequel or a series.
12. Nintendo Fandom: Favorite Nintendo game(s) or game
Two games that defined my youth.
Goldeneye 007 – N64
The Legend of Zelda: Ocarina of Time – N64
Thanks for reading. I won’t tag anyone but if you fancy doing this then let me know and I will check out your post. Peace x