A friend of mine lent me Erfworld, Book 1: The Battle for Gobwin Knob. I had absolutely no idea what I was in for.
Erfworld is the story of Parson Gotti (aka Lord Hamster), a game master from our world who is summoned to Erfworld. There he is designated the Chief Warlord of Stanley the Tool. Parson has to defend the Tool's last remaining city against an army that outnumbers them by 10 (or more accurately 25) to 1.
Erfworld is an interesting place, full of gwiffons and dwagons and the like. The world itself is like a giant strategy game, where everyone has a stat associated with them (which the warlords and royalty can see). Parson needs to learn the system's rules quickly in order to exploit every thing he can to keep his side alive.
Erfworld: the Battle for Gobwin Knob is a quirky read, poking fun at gaming. I don't have a whole lot to say about it, but I did enjoy reading it.
*As of September 24/15, I am not taking any more requests from authors to read their books. I currently have too many books to read. I'll update this if/when that changes.*
I currently have 164 fiction books just sitting in my room to read (although that doesn't stop me from randomly picking books up at work or buying them on Kindle!). I've been keeping track of them on a paper list for years. This blog shares what I read as I attempt to get "the List" down to a more manageable number.
If you'd like to know what books are on the List, check out my Goodreads shelf devoted to them - it's my physical list digitized! I've also got a shelf for every book I've reviewed here on this blog.
Not everything I review here is actually on the List. Some books come from the library, some books are nonfiction (which are not included on the List), some books are on my Kindle (which have never been included on the List), and some books are given to me by friends and family.
Note: as of April 12/14, I am not going to add the *spoiler* warning I used to when I'm giving away details of books. I want to talk about the books I've read in whatever detail I'd like. So if you haven't read a book I'm reviewing, you might not want to read the review.