Now I won’t lie and say its the best book ever written but it was my first exposure to being able to read the story I loved so much. This was before you could read massive fan fiction online or anything else. It was love.
To fully understand you need to remember back in the 80's and 90's the internet was barely a trickle (thank you Prodigy for even existing), Fan Fic's were the stories written in your notebooks during class and the idea of novels about the games you loved never happened.
Then I saw this book as a child while wandering around Funco Land. That's right my friends FUNCO LAND! If you don't remember that store it was before the era of Gamestop. It sold console and PC games but didn't rip you off completely. Also had other rares like action figures, posters, and hint guides.
Since I loved the series so much I had to get it. Even if I had already beaten 1-4 with only needing to call the Sierra Hint line a few dozen times. When I got home I was amazed. It wasn't just the hint book I thought it was.
Yes they had all the hints, walkthroughs and maps (believe it it was very helpful). Before each "chapter" we got the story telling from the perspective of our main character and hero Roger Wilco.
Now I could continue raving about how this book is a treasure (since it is), or everyone should go to GoG and buy the series (since you should) I will save that for another day. This blog is about how sometimes something so small can change your life. This book, game series, and these stories shaped my life. It taught me to laugh, think differently, ask questions and remember to not take life to seriously. If you do you will end up being destroyed by Traveling Salesmen or and Orat you find in the desert. Oh and never push the button that says "Do Not Touch" even in a comedy game. You will die but laugh while it happens.
I will end this blog with these last sentences, this book has been out of print for a long time. No hope of it being on the Kindle or Nook store. But track down a copy open it up and you will read and laugh, and enjoy it do much if you are a fan of the series. Just like I am.