A great read.

If you’re looking for a great read about video games, check out Tom Bissel’s book, “Extra Lives: Why video games matter.” ┬áThe book is a combination of memoir and reportage on video game culture (and addiction). The first chapter, where the author explains his infatuation with Fallout 3, is a tour-de-force.

Here’s a Newsweek summary/review of the book.

Bissell also gave a great interview about the book on NPR’s On the Media (this blogger’s favorite radio program).