Life lessons (and zombies) in ‘my world: island’


Life lessons (and zombies) in ‘my world: island’
Well, let’s make it clear from the beginning. Island, a new book by Max Brooks (yes, the guy who wrote the end of the earth, that is not taken into good brad Pitt’s movie good zombie book) is about my world. Video game “my world”.
Not a non-fiction book about creating “my world” and its impact on society. Not Minecraft’s guide (though, in a strange way, it is). This is a novel in the Minecraft universe.
I think it’s important because I didn’t believe it until I opened it. I don’t know why. Brooks has done all sorts of things in his career (fiction, non-fiction, GI Joe comics, a survivor of zombie apocalypse). But for some reason, I just don’t believe that he will go all out to make The Island to be a true story – one on one person (unknown) official story (somehow) has never been explained The rules of my world. The game is over because there is a lack of a more subtle way to express it – a game of exhaustion that has existed since trent. Start with video.
But beyond that, islands are one of four things, depending on who is reading it. If you are a grumpy adults, the lack of imagination, just because you recognized Brooks’s name and choose the book, this is a written by field one of the most famous writers in a large novel. It’s fun, but you’ll soon get bored (or angry, or both).
Seeing a writer like Brooks is forced to work in the narrow confines of the universe, the universe has no physical meaning at all… It is to see that all the spokes and gears are exposed.
If you are a very weird book reviewer (and sometimes) too much reading, the island is a fascinating experiment in building the world and telling stories. To see a writer like Brooks was forced to work in a narrow range of the universe, the universe did not have any physical meaning – even basic things like diet from its own a set of rules, these rules on the earth is meaningless and different from ours – a process of Prime see all the spokes and gear surface. I totally like this thing, as a master’s thesis on the internal consistency of genre literature.
If you are a child – a freak of Minecraft, or just a curious person, like a good story – it’s a happy adventure yarn; Robinson Crusoe in the digital age. You don’t even need to know anything about the game. Everything from strange physics to crawls is ready for you. In addition, there are also explosions of cattle and poop jokes, so, you know, it’s fun.
Finally, if you are a parent, consider whether it is suitable for in your life as a pint of neat bookworm summer reading materials, you should know the structure of the whole thing is a series of intelligent life lessons, including language and the environment will make those who may not like on more than 200 simple reading page lecture children become more delicious.
That’s what I think Brooks wants. Most chapters start with a few saints (if there is a wide range of claims), such as “panic drowning” or “taking care of your environment, so it can take care of you”. The text goes on to show the maxim. “Putting people first” is about planning ahead. “Everything has a price” is the moral cost of discussing the killing of animal food. At the end of the book, Brooks lists the list of life lessons he learned while playing Minecraft, just in case you missed what he was doing.
If you’re a parent and consider whether this is the right summer reading material for a small and medium-sized bookworm in your life, you should know that the whole thing is a series of smart life lessons.
But the kids read it? Either way, they won’t notice or immediately. Brooks hid the drug well, and the pages moved from action to complexity to the solution, all in the bizarre fog of video games. It begins with the unknown protagonist waking up in the sea, swimming to an unwieldy, cubist physical operation of the Minecraft world. The protagonist does not understand how this happened. He did not know any rules of the place and had to discover its laws and limitations by trial and error.
Twisted here? The main character is very human. It comes from our world and responds in a credible (if simple) way to the universe that applies to different laws of physics. He experienced fear, anxiety and triumph. He made friends with a cow and some sheep. He fought for his life and was wiser and better prepared to move on when things were over. This is the hero’s journey, the pocket edition. A person’s Illiad.
It even has some zombies. Because without them, it wouldn’t be a Max Brooks book.


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