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Bastian Greshake Tzovaras

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Day of the Tentacle (EBook, Boss Fight Books) 5 stars

An ode to an amazing game

5 stars

DotT must have been one of the first (if not even the first) adventures I ever played on a PC during my primary school years. Much of the humor went over my head at the time (as did a good bit of the puzzles), but the amazing art style and animations convinced a class mate & me to power through, even if we had to brute-force all item/hotspot interactions to make it through.

This book does a great job in capturing the humor and love that went into creating the game, while also presenting the history of its making off!

Glad Tidings of Benevolence (2023, Gost Books) 5 stars

Tough read

5 stars

Saman presents his photographs made in Iraq, alongside quotes from political figures, lists of killed civilians and military personnel, a log from the infamous collateral murder incident — all under chapter headings taken from the code names the US military used for their Iraqi operations.

Beyond the heavy subject matter in itself, this feels like a book that’s very close to home in a weird way. I vividly remember being a teenager in 2003 when the US/UK invaded Iraq and how demonstrating against the war was a big part of my early political socialization.

“Beautiful” but disturbing images make up a deep and engaging visual narrative in this work.