Extra Lives by Tom Bissell
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Extra Lives Summary
Tom Bissell is a prizewinning writer who published three widely acclaimed books before the age of thirty-four. He is also an obsessive gamer who has spent untold hours in front of his various video game consoles, playing titles such as Far Cry 2, Left 4 Dead, BioShock, and Oblivion for, literally, days. If you are reading this flap copy, the same thing can probably be said of you, or of someone you know.
Extra Lives Reviews
"Starred Review. A scintillating meditation on the promise and discontents of video games... Bissell excels both at intellectual commentary and evocative reportage on the experience of playing games ... If anyone can bridge the aesthetic chasm between readers and gamers, he can." - Publishers Weekly Pick of the Week
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Tom Bissell Author Biography
Tom Bissell is the author of Chasing the Sea, God Lives in St. Petersburg, The Father of All Things and Why Video Games Matter. A recipient of the Rome Prize, a Guggenheim Fellowship, and the Bay de Noc Community College Alumnus of the Year Award, he teaches fiction writing at Portland State University and lives in Portland, Oregon.
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