By Sarah Daltry and Pete Clark
HILARIOUS!!! As a self-proclaimed Geek, I was laughing throughout the book at the very accurate portrayal of the Gamer Geek world. Even if you have no idea what a MMORPG IS or what the title means, you will adore the attempts of the socially inept geeks as they try to have a relationship while they race to beat the secret Big Boss in a new video game. Their friends and co-gamers interrupt any attempts to be alone, and the game takes up every waking moment. Which is a lot as they sleep only in quick naps, surviving on Red Bull, Cheet-Os and Snickers with the occasional sandwich. Any Gamer will attest that those are the four basic food groups.
Backward Compatible perfectly melds the banter and social cluelessness found in The Big Bang Theory with the witty one-liners and tough-girl-in-a-boys’-world that Joss Whedon is famous for.
This is a clean, fun book suitable for geeks of all ages; I even read some to my mother and my daughter. Those who know me, know I very rarely give a book 5 stars. A great book rates four and only the most exceptional will receive 5 stars from me. This is one of those rare instances.
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BARNES AND NOBLE
WARNING: There is no sex in this book. Your Kindle or other device will remain at a pleasant room temperature. At no point will your panties drop. Your significant other will be allowed to snore in peace as you read.
Not too long ago, in a town that, depending on your current location, is either not super far or actually quite close...
It is a time of chaotic hormones.
Two nerdy gents home for winter break have discovered a female gamer at a midnight release.
During the break, the gamer trio manages to reveal the game's secret boss, a hidden enemy with enough power to destroy anything in its path.
Pursued by other gamers who want to be the first to beat this boss, George and Katie race to level up, and, in so doing, restore decency and sexual activity to their personal galaxy...