Some of the most startling, acute writing on video games yet essayed
Combines videogames, advanced technology, and suspense into one crazy pageturner.
Every bit as fun as you hope it's going to be, and also much more...Full of wit, ingenuity, and nostalgia - a meditation on what it means to be the hero of the game
A brilliant, incisive, and very funny journey through the adolescence of the computer game industry, delving with wit and charm into the fascinating question of exactly whose story is being told.
A razor-sharp comedy ... a smart meditation on the nature of gaming. Grossman, who has designed video games, brings experience but more importantly abundant affection to describing this world
Genuine energy. A terrific book.
The idea of what drives people to make games - other than the fact that it seems like a fun thing to do - remains one that continues to feel frustratingly out of reach...Austin Grossman's new novel might be the most illuminating effort at answering that question yet.
YOU confirms Grossman's status as a major talent. Grossman isn't just chronicling the rise and fall of a company, or of a character, or even an industry. Rather, he uses YOU as a tool to prise open the mystical center of what art is, what games are, what fun is, and how they all mix together. A novel that both uplifts and entertains, and reframes the world we live in and the things we do in it. Easily one of the best books I've read this year.