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5.0 étoiles sur 5Fantastic!1 mars 2004
Par Paul B. - Publié sur Amazon.com
Patchwork Girl is great hypertext and a great novel. It picks up the monstrous body/monstrous text idea from Mary Shelley's Frankenstein and really explores monstrosity in all its various forms. Certainly one way that Patchwork Girl is monstrous has to do with technology (big surprise there)--it takes hours just to figure out how to read the novel. But that's deliberate--unlike a novel, Patchwork Girl isn't designed to be comfortable but to shock. It's not violent or pornographic, though, and it's intensely beautiful and subtly comic throughout. It's not at all readable in the normal sense--you just wander through it at your own pace, never knowing how much of it you've read, always getting more out of it. And the writing is beautiful--you might expect the gimmicky technology to take precedence, but it never does. And the bathroom scene--just keep meandering until you et to the bathroom scene, and you'll see why I'm so enthusiastic.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5A great read20 janvier 2003
Par depthfunction - Publié sur Amazon.com
Michael Joyce and his "Afternoon" may get all the recognition for his work in hypertext literature, but there are many other important writers out there working in this new medium. One of them is Shelley Jackson, and her take on the Frankenstein myth is outstanding. For my money, Jackson has Joyce's novel beat in every way. Jackson does require that you have read Mary Shelley's Frankenstein, first, however, but beyond that, Jackson's book is very engaging and easy to follow. If you want to find out what this "hypertext literature" is all about, this is as good a place as any to start.
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Hyperfiction Novel28 septembre 2008
Par Mrs. Sharon Gardner - Publié sur Amazon.com
I used this hyperfiction for an essay to compare hyperfiction with printed fiction. I was suprised to find out how creative and enjoyable the story of the Patchwork is, despite my reservations about hyperfiction.
I could not run this CD-ROM on my Vista windows package and had to run on an older version of Windows so ensure you are able to run this CD-ROM before purchasing.
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1.0 étoiles sur 5Very misleading packaging24 mai 2012
Par Ruth Y. Hsu - Publié sur Amazon.com
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The installer.app will only work on a Classic Mac environment. Nowadays, typically, software that says 'for MacIntosh' means that the software will work for the latest OS or the version of the OS immediately prior to the latest version. How many people still use a Classic Mac environment these days? Publisher should have made it clear that the CD-Rom requires a Classic Mac environment. It's like purchasing an old-fashioned book that can't be opened, because all the pages are fused together. This is one of the problems of hypertexts on media -- rapid upgrade in computers and software outstrip means of text delivery. I'm on Lion. Does anyone know how to revert to a Classic Mac environment without reloading old software and disabling Lion?
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5.0 étoiles sur 5Marvelous!22 octobre 2002
Par Un client - Publié sur Amazon.com
In this story of the monster Mary Shelley only wished she'd created, Jackson's voice is pitch-perfect and her illustrations are terrific. The hypertextual format is completely appropriate to the fiction's broader subject, but this sophistication is subtle and never overwhelms Jackson's good old-fashioned storytelling. Unlike the mega-selling fiction that's just self-help masquerading as art, PG is not a boring, consolatory fiction. Jackson's lovely monster may not change your life -- only you can do that, after all -- but you'll never regret the time you spent with her, either.