I “binge”-played it over the weekend. Which speaks in its favor of course, but if part 2 had been much longer I might’ve given up on the whole thing, like for whatever reason I did on Broken Sword 5 a few years ago.
I just ended in an adventure-gaming kind of mood thanks to Foxtail and Unforeseen Incidents. Typically I read a bunch of books this time of year, but this December I basically read only two:
I’ve also been slacking on La septième fonction du langage.
Of course these interactive fiction games are somewhat book-like anyway, although mostly in the less advanced genre fiction kind of sense. Technobabylon is comparable to a run of the mill Gibson story, lifted higher through its art and game mechanics. Because I liked it better than mediocre Gibson, but reductively that’s the essence of what it is.