Adam Pennyman is ruled by an obsession of his own creation: the Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments, an encyclopedic directory referencing every video game ever played. But his chronicling hits a snag when Adam realizes that no matter where he looks, he can find nothing about “Lucky Wander Boy,” the game that meant the world to him as a kid.
Then his luck starts to turn: A chance encounter lands him a copywriting job at Portal Entertainment, the monolithic media company that holds the film rights to the “Lucky Wander Boy” concept. Soon Adam embarks on a journey through the corporate sprawl of Hollywood that will ultimately lead him to the game’s beautiful creator, Araki Itachi. But even with the help of a plucky fellow game-head named Clio, such a reckless expedition will require the agility of Pac-Man, the nerves of Mario, and the tenacity of Frogger. Not to mention, a whole lot of luck.
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While languishing in a dead-end position at Portal Entertainment, a lowbrow Los Angeles production company that proudly claims the video game–based Eviscerator movie franchise as its top cash cow, Pennyman becomes fixated on writing the "Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments," a pseudo-intellectua...| Read Full Review of Lucky Wander Boy
Crisply written and particularly funny when addressing the excesses and petty tyrannies of the Internet business world, Lucky Wander Boy is also remarkably engaging when it lets Adam reflect on the games of his youth in absurd close readings that are too sincere–and occasionally too convincing–to...Apr 15 2003 | Read Full Review of Lucky Wander Boy
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