This weekend, I wrote the first book review I’ve ever written. If you’d like to, you can go and read it here, it’s of the really rather wonderful Love Is A Mix Tape. I say it’s the first, but that’s a little disingenuous, because I wrote one when I was in year eight at secondary school as well. That was a review of Michael Crichton’s second Jurassic Park book, The Lost World. It was part review, part suggestion of what I’d like to see in the inevitable Lost World movie. I don’t remember many of the specifics, save for that I cast Brad Pitt as a character, so I could see him get eaten by dinosaurs.
I’m not entirely sure why I never got into writing about books, considering they’re a passion above and beyond anything I feel for videogames. Maybe I was afraid of spoiling the relationship I have with the printed word, cheapening it somehow by spilling my thoughts out for other people to read and disagree with. Having said that, I really enjoyed writing the review, and intend to do lots more.
What I also intend to do is write a children’s science fiction novel and get my dear sweet friend Joe to pull his finger out and make some comics with me.
Oh, you can also read some more of my stuff on Den of Geek here. It’s about games and what not. Just don’t tell me that I ‘forgot’ about Skyrim. I didn’t forget about Skyrim, I just didn’t write about it because I didn’t think it deserved a place on the list. So there.