Twisty Little Passages [Review]

It’s been almost
thirty years since young Laura and Sandy Crowther sat down at a Teletype and
took their first steps into the mysterious subterranean world their father,
Will, created for them. Now, if Nick Montfort’s Twisty
Little Passages: An Approach to Interactive Fiction
is any indication,
Crowther and Woods’s pioneering computer game Adventure and
its descendants are finally beginning to garner the critical recognition they
deserve. At only 286 pages, Twisty Little Passages is a small,
accessible book that addresses a deep and complex subject. The author’s stated
intention is to bring us the first book-length consideration of interactive
(IF) as a legitimate literary field, and he has certainly
succeeded. —John Miles
Twisty Little Passages [Review] (Slashdot Books)