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Crow Street Press
Pocket Books -- United Kingdom (paperback)
Simon & Schuster -- United Kingdom (hardback)
Complexity Level : Basic (No Game System)
Format : eBook
Format : Hardback
Format : Paperback
Genre : Contemporary Fiction
Genre : Horror
Genre : Science Fiction
Target Age Group : Adults
Writing Style : Present Tense
Writing Style : Second Person
This book is no more complicated than a Choose Your Own Adventure book in terms of gameplay, but its story is among the most intricate and unusual works of interactive fiction I've encountered. Because of its complexity (and some of its subject matter), this is definitely a book meant for a mature audience.
Life's Lottery Flowchart
Thanks to Callum MacKendrick for sharing this.
Is the book exactly like the e-Book? I've read the e-Book, and the sections don't seem to make sense from cover to cover like they're supposed to. There are also quite a few errors with the hyperlinks and whatnot, at least from the version that I got. Is the book more well-put together?
[Demian's response -- I haven't seen the e-Book, but I don't recall running across any major errors in the printed edition. As far as the book making sense from cover to cover, it's not that the random order of the paragraphs has any special meaning; however, there are scattered unlinked sections in between the regular ones that suggest why the main character is experiencing all of these random disordered events, thus sort of justifying all the incoherence. Not sure how this works in the electronic edition.]