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The lasting effects of Ready Player One

The lasting effects of Ready Player One

I’ve read the book and I’ve also seen the film. Ready Player One isn’t out of my mind yet though. Even though it’s ‘just’ a fun story from the mind of a geek, there are elements that have stayed with me that I keep thinking…

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My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

My re-read of Ready Player One and thoughts about what the movie may bring

I first read Ready Player One not long after it came out and I gave my initial brief thoughts on the book on this blog. I’m very much looking forward to the film and I will be seeing it on Monday 2nd April, so I…

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My notes after reading the WarGames novelisation

My notes after reading the WarGames novelisation

I’ve been slowly building up a collection of movie novelisations. But the trouble is I often really struggle to find time to read books. My commute time is often taken up with work or watching Netflix (which I tend to prioritise over books) and books…

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My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

My new collecting mission is to get every Asterix book

I’ve always loved the Asterix books. They are fun, educational but most of all they are absolutely works of art. Albert Uderzo’s artwork is sublime. I particularly love his renderings of the Roman soldiers and how he represents motion in general. I’ll be doing a…

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Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

Do yourself a favour and order this beautiful SNES Kickstarter book

If you aren’t already aware of the amazing retrogaming books from Bitmap Books then I’d like to rectify that now. Sam Dyer has done a sterling job so far creating four beautiful art books showcasing the game art of the Commodore 64, Amiga, Spectrum and…

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Book Review: Ready Player One – Part 1

Book Review: Ready Player One – Part 1

This isn’t a full book review but it’s a part one. The reason being that I just heard a few days ago that Nerdist is doing a readalong book club of Ready Player One starting this very week. I’ve already read the book but had…

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The Retromash Book List

The Retromash Book List

I’m a big fan of art books and coffee table books and I’m a sucker for just buying any kind of retro books off Amazon. The list below is the current bibliography gracing the shelves of Retromash HQ. Some are recent Amazon acquisitions, some are…

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Transformers Legacy: A book review

Transformers Legacy: A book review

Transformers Legacy: The Art of Transformers Packaging. This book was first advertised about 9 months ago as far as I remember. And it got delayed once too. So the pressure was on for it to be worth the wait, when it finally arrived a couple…

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