Leave Luck to Heaven

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Leave Luck to Heaven

Leave Luck to Heaven Leave Luck to Heaven is a collection of lyric essays with haunted haunting reflections on the following classic games Super Mario Bros Rad Racer Maniac Mansion River City Ransom Adventure Island

  • Title: Leave Luck to Heaven
  • Author: Brian Oliu
  • ISBN: 9781934819999
  • Page: 289
  • Format: Paperback
  • Leave Luck to Heaven is a collection of lyric essays with haunted, haunting reflections on the following classic games Super Mario Bros Rad Racer, Maniac Mansion, River City Ransom, Adventure Island, Metroid, Bubble Bobble, Double Dribble, Rampage, Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Balloon Fight, Goonies II, Dragon Warrior, Kid Icarus, RBI Baseball, Tetris, Ghosts N Goblins, and moLeave Luck to Heaven is a collection of lyric essays with haunted, haunting reflections on the following classic games Super Mario Bros Rad Racer, Maniac Mansion, River City Ransom, Adventure Island, Metroid, Bubble Bobble, Double Dribble, Rampage, Ninja Gaiden, Contra, Balloon Fight, Goonies II, Dragon Warrior, Kid Icarus, RBI Baseball, Tetris, Ghosts N Goblins, and .These gorgeous essays are not like other essays They are not paeans to nostalgia They are mortality, obsession, love, hunger, need, and strangeness They are the weird, painful things we made NES games carry for us because we didn t know where else to put them.

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    1. Brian Oliu on said:

      This is less of a review & more of an ars poetica of the book itself. Leave Luck to Heaven is a book I started two houses ago in a body and a life that seems so incredibly long ago, but is still very much here, every day, as a reminder of where things came from. People ask me if it is a book about video games, & it very much is, but it’s also a book about learning how to deal with living a “childhood well wasted,”—of taking these moments & memories & trying to find out wh [...]

    2. William Hoffacker on said:

      I picked up this book because I like video games and because I had read some of the author's essays around the internet and enjoyed them. What I found inside is unlike any other book I own. Lately I've become interested in the burgeoning genre of "video game writing," reading entertaining works of art based on artful works of entertainment. All of the essays in this collection take their titles from NES video games, but they immediately transcend that starting point. If you are a gamer, you will [...]

    3. Chance Lee on said:

      This book is a collection of lyric essays, each one with the title of a video game. Maniac Mansion. Super Mario Bros. 3. Kid Icarus. Etc. It has the best epigraph ever: "There are secrets where fairies don't live." -- Old Man, Legend of Zelda. Sometimes the essays mimic the rhythm of a game ("Dragon Warrior": I go then you go then I wait) and sometimes they include very sly references to the game. A sample line from "Simon's Quest": "The day we begin to collect the things to put back together in [...]

    4. Kevin on said:

      On the endless hunt for VG verse, we've come across Leave Luck to Heaven (*what Nintendo translates to btw). This collection of lyric essays are actually something closer to prose poems. The scope of the book is excellent, going through a veritable hit list of classic NES titles. The problem here is the monotonous voice and flat tone through the entire book. Instead of immersing us in the vivid colour and action, we get endless "I am this" and "you are that" exposition. The only way one can tell [...]

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