by Jennifer Haley
read by Eric Lynus;
story line: kids are hooked-on /addicted to a violent video game and begin killing people in the neighborhood--including their parents because they can't tell real life from their on-line life.
sez says: well read --interesting/contemporary subject -- but ultimately simplistic about relationships between parents and children (do children really want to kill their parents--can they be confused and manipulated into violence). An alarmist look at the changes going on in our society that accompany our on-line relationships and only seeing the negative. Kids need to learn how to relate and communicate via an on-line world to prepare themselves for the future. Yes some games have a lot of violence --graphic and gory--but I am not convinced that exposure to that will tun them into psychopaths. When I was youg parents were breaking little Richard recored for fear the lyric were going to turn all of us int nymphomaniacs --that didn't happen either.
mjc says: has a great deal of potential to raise a number of issues from suburban isolation to gaming addictions. Unlike many reading we have gone to this one could benefit from being produced.
John Street Cafe (Grade A)
7 years ago