Deadwood City

Deadwood City By following the instructions at the bottom of each page the reader can have several different adventures in the Old West

  • Title: Deadwood City
  • Author: Edward Packard
  • ISBN: 9780553262131
  • Page: 476
  • Format: Paperback
  • By following the instructions at the bottom of each page, the reader can have several different adventures in the Old West.

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    1. Out to tame the West,/b>25 August 2012 Well, I gave this one a lower rating because it is a western and I never really could get myself into westerns all that much. Okay, they were sort of like the action movies of the 50s and 60s, but still, I always, and still do, find them quite boring. Not all westerns are bad though, there was one starring Johnny Depp called Dead Man, but that is an exception. I have also gone through and noted the ones that I do not believe I have read, namely because, [...]

    2. I love the twists and turns of this good western story! The main line of events advertised on the back cover involves going up against the outlaw Kurt Malloy, but if that confrontational narrative is not to your liking, then dozens of other options can lead you toward stories that have nothing to do with him (personally, though, I always liked battling Malloy and his ribald outlaws!). The entire scope of the book is good, and contains good, smart choices that can lead to logical success.

    3. You're in the Old West--not as a visitor, just as a person who actually lives in that time--and you can choose to have some typical shootouts with outlaws or you can try to find peace out West.This was an oddly disconnected book with short beginning-to-end tracks--maybe because a lot of the scenarios did not interact with each other, so they had to be thin to coexist. I mostly wasn't interested in gunfights, so I panned for gold, and . . . got some gold. Ya know.

    4. Ah, Choose Your Own Adventure, that paper bridge between that 5th grade fantasy map (see my Hobbit review) and my life-changing discovery of Dungeons & Dragons in the 7th grade.Some of them were great, some punishing, some arbitrary, but they revealed to me for the first time that I could make choices and that they had immediate effect the course on my (fictional) reality. For a kid whose home life felt largely hopeless and inescapable, the empowerment of making my own way by the power of my [...]

    5. This one was a classic in my youth--at least in my eyes. Hands down the greatest in the seemingly neverending "Choose Your Own Adventure" series. By far I spent more time with this book over the course of my childhood than any other book. This book is also noteworthy for most likely engendering my autistic tendencies (at least as far as the "nurture" side of the condition goes). Case in point: One needed only to give a number between 1 and 118 (the number of pages in the book) and I could give y [...]

    6. This is a book that I like because you can make your own choices and in the end, you either die, survive, or get rich. On each page you read, at the bottom it says like, if you choose to talk to Mr. Jenkins, go to page thirty two or something like that. You never read strait through the book because then it will not make sense. Every time you read the book, it ends up as a different story unless you did the exact same thing as the last time you read it. That is why you can read this book with ou [...]

    7. I read these when I was nine/ten years old, voraciously devouring them and re-reading them over and over. My grade five teacher saw how much I loved them, and brought a "how-to" book to give to me, and I remember writing one of my own. It was probably terrible. Still, these books were one of my gateway books to reading non-stop for most of my childhood.This one was less interesting to me as it was a western, but it was still fun.

    8. Another cool thing about these books is that I remember how beat up they were from the library because SO many kids read them. And all the corners of the paperback cover had worn away from the thumbing back and forth to check out different choices and endings. These books were a great combo of pulp fiction and dungeons and dragons style play - and the kind of interaction the Interwebs would someday provide. Also love the 1980s school book report subject matter.

    9. I didn't like Westerns or gunfights but I did like the Choose Your Own Adventure concept, so I picked this one up and tried to read options that let me avoid fighting the mean outlaw whose face threatened me from the cover. The most memorable line for me was the "panning for gold" option.

    10. Not the best CHOA, but still quite a bit of fun. I had one problem, though. You are given the choice to a)join Kurt Malloy's gang, b)join KM's gang to destroy them from within and c)not join the gang. Since a and b are the same answer, I thought they'd lead to the same page, but they don't.

    11. Do you ever really "finish" a choose your own adventure book? I remember mapping out 3 or 4 adventures when I read this book while on a trip through Oregon and California for Christmas break in 1979. Loved this book and every book in the series (that I read).

    12. I'm sure this gets 4 stars for nostalgia more than anything else. But of the handful of CYOA books that my brother had, there were only a couple that I read over and over, and this was one. Now I want to go back and read it again.

    13. I would get obsessive with these, trying to read every permutation of the story. I would dogear the page where I made a choice, read to the end, try to turn back

    14. These books are so cool! You don't read cover to cover, you choose what happens! Sometimes all goes well, and sometimes the worst happens!

    15. I will never grow up! love to read all the choose your own adventure books!!! this one is my personal favorite.

    16. I can not tell you how many times I read and reread this book. It was the first choose your own adventure title I read and I was enthralled with it!

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