Hello again, after a 2 week hiatus. The Lurking Voice podcast is back after a small break and we are back with a vengeance. And what a vengeance it is.
I swear I’m not on cocaine, which is an opinion that you might form after listening to the first 10 minutes of the show. It’s like I had 2 weeks worth of crap and I managed to unload all of that at record speed. But it’s still funny…
Today’s show is about the Uncharted novel, the Fourth Labyrinth, by Christopher Golden. Now, I’m not much of a gamer (I’d like to be but who has the time… gamers, Ryan. Gamers have the time) so I tend to avoid reading novels that are based on game franchises.
And my record with those types of novels isn’t exactly stellar: I have all 4 Assassins Creed books, which I bought thinking they were original plots but were instead a poor retelling of the exact same story as in the games, and I also bought Ten Thousand Immortals, the new Tomb Raider: Lara Croft book, which I reviewed on the show and quite frankly, disliked.
But this book… This book is EPIC.
It has all the elements of the video game, which I consider to be a minor miracle. The Uncharted franchise has some of the most amazing storytelling ever, and Christopher Golden did a great job of capturing all the stuff that makes Uncharted awesome and translate them into the written word.
As with everything I did have one or two issues, but this is one of those books that I reread a few times, because it is just that awesome.
Enjoy the show:
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