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Your week in books #7

  • Most of you guts probably already know this, but there is a “The Great Gatsby” game on the Internet made to look like an old NES/Family Computer game. I haven’t actually read “The Great Gatsby” yet, but the game sure does make me want to do so! (Source)
  • Apparently, there is also a video game version of Samuel Beckett’s “Waiting for Godot floating around on the Internet. (Source)
  • And while we’re on this video game vein, I liked this short essay about the possibility of having established writers penning the scripts for video games. While most of my video-gaming has been limited to various iterations “The Legend of Zelda” — coincidentally, Zelda was also the name of the wife of “The Great Gatsby” author F. Scott Fitzgerald — I would like to see what a game penned by a writer would be like. (Source)
  • Related to previous bullet point: Apparently, Alex Garland has already penned a video game for the XBox 360 and the PS3. (Source)
  • I don’t particularly like writing on books, but I do admit that I did love reading the notes on the margins of some of the books I borrowed from the university library. But with more people going the digital route, The New York Times wonders if writing in the margins…will fall of the margins? Yes, I make myself laugh. (Source)
  • Finally, I really like this essay on the cultural revolution happening alongside Egypt’s newfound democracy. (Source)