My son wrote an amazing review of a Max Brooks’ book Minecraft: The Island. Hope you all enjoy.

I mostly don’t like reading, but let me tell you, reading Max Brooks’ book “Minecraft: The Island” was one of the best things to ever happen to me. It had adventure, it had character development, and it even had suspense. All of which I love in a book, but most of all, it had Minecraft, my single favorite video game, ever, so I LOVED it. I felt like I was going to cry when I finished it. I almost instantly went on Amazon looking for a sequel. It had an amazing story line, and amazing character development. Overall, best book I’ve ever read.

Max Brooks, the author, is very experienced. He not only wrote “Minecraft: The Island” he also wrote “World War Z”, “The Harlem Hellfighters”, and “The Zombie Survival Guide”. “Minecraft: The Island” is the only one I read and the most recent one coming out last year, 2017, whilst the others came out from 2003-2014. He was inspired by his mother reading “Robinson Crusoe” to him while he was young. Robinson Crusoe was an inspiring book because Minecraft: The Island was very similar to it by having lonely adventurers stuck on islands by themselves. I’ve read Robinson Crusoe, and I loved it as well, in all honesty, I think that it made me like “Minecraft: The Island” more.

In the story he wakes up freezing cold, alone, drowning. He is required to swim as fast as he can to reach an island. On the island he has to survive with his only friends being a cow and 2 sheep. The sheep reproduce, so he has a third sheep companion. After temporarily going insane because of his new blocky shape, he works his way into a house. Then the house gets burnt and exploded, causing him to make a new home. After time he decides to make a boat and sail away.

Minecraft is one of my favorite games that I have ever played. I’ve played every version, pre-release by pre-release, release by release, snapshot by snapshot. Apparently, Max follows the updates too. While he was writing, Minecraft 1.9, The Combat Update, came out, and he knew about 1.9, so much that he changed the world his made up character lived in. The mobs got stronger; he attacked slower; he found shields. In conclusion, Minecraft is my favorite game, and now Max Brooks is my favorite author. I think he should be yours too.

You can get your own copy or a gift for your Minecraft fan through the links.

Suggested by my 10-year-old son.

Great Christmas or birthday gift!

 

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