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Phil Calçado

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Ben Riggs: Slaying the Dragon (2022, St. Martin's Press) 4 stars

Role-playing game historian Ben Riggs unveils the secret history of TSR— the company that unleashed …

Review of 'Slaying the Dragon' on 'Goodreads'

4 stars

Great research, iffy writing

The author did a great job researching primary sources and is very explicit when discussing something that could not be verified. The material feels credible and honest.

Unfortunately, the writing isn’t good. It feels like written as a rushed article for a website. It is full of weird transitions and unnecessary parentheses. I wish they had a different editor to help with those.

Review of "That's Outside My Boat" on 'Goodreads'

1 star

Tell me about stretching a metaphor until it becomes silly.

The short stories are too short, often ending abruptly, and yet each one of them could be reduced to one paragraph without losing much.

It might be due to changing times, but there are plenty of racist undertones in the book. Plus, it keeps using the Nixon administration as good examples somehow?