World Leader Pretend by James Bernard Frost; 2007; $13.95; 325 pages; St Martin’s Griffin, New York, NY; Fiction; 978-0-312-35223-3; checked out from Multnomah County Library, Central; 7/21-7/25

Why did I pick this up?  Because last year I read James Bernard Frost’s book a Very Minor Prophet and then met him at Wordstock and liked it.

What is the story?  This is the story of several gamers and their  lives in the game and in real life.  People are not who they seem to be, in either the game or in real life. The question here is what do you when someone you seem to know through a game needs help in real life.  How much do you tell others about who you are and what is going on in your life.

Did I like it?  Yes, I liked the real life portion of the story, never having played any time of role playing games, I didn’t real understand some of the gaming portion.


What is with the title of the review?  At the right is the cover that the publisher put on the book.  James Bernard Frost disliked it so much that he commissioned someone to make the sticker at the top.  It came black and white and then you color it before you stuck it on your copy.