Analysis of Choose Your Own Adventure Books

It is less surprising that this kind of interactive, hypertextual book happened at all than that it happened so late in the life of the book as a medium. One of the fundamental properties of books as objects is their ability to be dealt with in a random access fashion. All those loose paper edges let you jump to a page more or less directly, without having to go through all the intervening material as you would with an ancient scroll (or ancient audiotape).

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  1. I used to absolutely LOVE these as a kid.. I can’t believe there isn’t much out there in terms of online versions.. I’m sure they would work well in an online format.

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