Adam Pennyman is ruled by an obsession of his own creation: the Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments, an encyclopedic directory referencing every video game ever played. But his chronicling hits a snag when Adam realizes that no matter where he looks, he can find nothing about “Lucky Wander Boy,” the game that meant the world to him as a kid.
Then his luck starts to turn: A chance encounter lands him a copywriting job at Portal Entertainment, the monolithic media company that holds the film rights to the “Lucky Wander Boy” concept. Soon Adam embarks on a journey through the corporate sprawl of Hollywood that will ultimately lead him to the game’s beautiful creator, Araki Itachi. But even with the help of a plucky fellow game-head named Clio, such a reckless expedition will require the agility of Pac-Man, the nerves of Mario, and the tenacity of Frogger. Not to mention, a whole lot of luck.
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"...works well as a satire of both the current tendency to overanalyze trivia and of the Internet industry." -- New York Times Book Review, April 6, 2003
"If you're of a certain age, Weiss's novel could be your life..."It's funny stuff, and a fine debut." -- Angela Gunn, Time Out New York
"Reveals Weiss's delightfully cockeyed sense of humor." -- Robert Ito, Los Angeles Magazine
"Savvy and whip-smart, written with edgy panache... a novel not of this moment but the next." -- Steve Erickson, author of Tours of the Black Clock and The Sea Came in at Midnight
"The book should be a hit with fellow video game enthusiasts and self-professed 'geeks'." -- San Francisco Chronicle, March 9, 2003
"The effect of many of the final pages recalls the harrowing end of DAY OF THE LOCUST...an exciting book." -- Bob Williams, The Compulsive Reader
It is undeniably entertaining and touches on some serious ideas. -- New York Times
It's smart, fun and fast... -- Bookpage, March 2003
Perfect for Trekkies and Donkey Kong fanatics. -- Kirkus Reviews
Weiss is an astute observer of geek culture, and Lucky Wander Boy is a brave book... -- American Review, November/December 2004
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