Thursday, September 23, 2010
So Many Choices
Sean Michael Robinson shines a spotlight on the Choose Your Own Adventure books. He gives a great history of the series and gives his recommendations on which ones he thinks are the best.
I remember reading these when I was a kid. The CYOA books were probably one of the reasons that I never ran in fear from reading books.
It could also be argued that they helped pave the way for adventure video games through interactive fiction.
Currently, Chooseco is reprinting most of the originals and more information about them can be found here.
If you're interested (and I know I was!), here's an analysis of the makeup of a typical Choose Your Own Adventure story.