Minecraft
Minecraft: The Island by Max Brooks, #1 New York Times bestselling author of World War Z, is the first official Minecraft novel. In the tradition of iconic stories like Robinson Crusoe and Treasure Island, Minecraft: The Island will tell the story of a new hero stranded in the world of Minecraft, who must survive the harsh, unfamiliar environment and unravel the secrets of the island.From the Hardcover edition.

Minecraft Details

TitleMinecraft
Author
FormatKindle Edition
LanguageEnglish
ReleaseJul 18th, 2017
PublisherDel Rey
Number of pages288 pages
Rating
GenreFantasy

Minecraft Review

  • Jen Naughton
    July 8, 2017
    I loved this first person written story of survival in the Minecraft universe.It was everything I felt the first time I played Minecraft outside creative mode. We were early adopters of Minecraft and played the beta version in the long ago times when there were no guide books or internet cheats to tell you what you could and couldn't eat. Max Brooks takes the reader inside Minecraft where you are right there with him as he discovers how to survive and that eating raw meat in the Minecraft univer I loved this first person written story of survival in the Minecraft universe.It was everything I felt the first time I played Minecraft outside creative mode. We were early adopters of Minecraft and played the beta version in the long ago times when there were no guide books or internet cheats to tell you what you could and couldn't eat. Max Brooks takes the reader inside Minecraft where you are right there with him as he discovers how to survive and that eating raw meat in the Minecraft universe is just as gross as in real life. In the narrative of the story, the author finds two books that help him on his way; I'm pretty sure that these are the books he referred to: Minecraft: Guide to Exploration and Minecraft: Guide to Redstone due out in October. That kind of product placement annoys me, but it's very well done and in this case made me want to get them as reference books for our next journey into the wilds of Minecraft.There is a list at the end of the book naming all the things he learned in Minecraft world, and although I read an uncorrected ARC I hope they left my favorite in there:33. Books make the world bigger.
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  • Duncan Wilson
    July 26, 2017
    Minecraft is one of those games that I’ve struggled with. Technically I think that I should be reasonably good at it. I mean I love Lego so therefore this should be a walk in the park right? Wrong. I’ve been known to falter many times just on the tutorial level. I get the impression reading this book that max Brooks has also experienced this. I am aware of Max Brook’s work I just haven’t read any of it. I am not a huge zombie fan. I’ve seen the original George a Romero's original "Night of the L Minecraft is one of those games that I’ve struggled with. Technically I think that I should be reasonably good at it. I mean I love Lego so therefore this should be a walk in the park right? Wrong. I’ve been known to falter many times just on the tutorial level. I get the impression reading this book that max Brooks has also experienced this. I am aware of Max Brook’s work I just haven’t read any of it. I am not a huge zombie fan. I’ve seen the original George a Romero's original "Night of the Living Dead" trilogy, "28 days Later" and "Shawn of the Dead" so I’m good thanks. I was also unaware that he is the son of Mel Brooks but he certainly has a good sense of humour in his own right. Minecraft: the island sounds like it should be a simple tale of zombie survival but it ends up being much more. Well for me anyway. It can be quite meta in that the character struggling to work within the constraints of the islands rules is pretty much the same experience that I, a forty year old man, struggle with playing a game extremely popular amongst children. There is almost a touch of Taoism with some wonderful thoughts which not only apply to progressing well in a game but can also be valuable lessons in the real world. There is a rundown of these at the back and I urge you to read them thoroughly. I’m sure you will glean something there. Not only did I enjoy this book much more than I expected to it also reinvigorated my curiosity for the game (something I suspect the publishers of both book and game are mad keen for) and you know what. I’m still not great but I have made it passed the tutorial level.
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  • Alexander Lee
    July 27, 2017
    😃I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when the main character finally found land after he was drowning.😃 I also enjoyed this book because I liked the part when he named the cow "Moo."😃 I also enjoyed this book becase I liked the part when he also made friends with sheep; one blue sheep, one white sheep, and one black sheep.😃 He named the blue sheep "Rainy," the black sheep "Flint," and the white sheep "Cloud."😃 I also enjoyed this book because I lllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooo 😃I enjoyed this book because I liked the part when the main character finally found land after he was drowning.😃 I also enjoyed this book because I liked the part when he named the cow "Moo."😃 I also enjoyed this book becase I liked the part when he also made friends with sheep; one blue sheep, one white sheep, and one black sheep.😃 He named the blue sheep "Rainy," the black sheep "Flint," and the white sheep "Cloud."😃 I also enjoyed this book because I lllllllllllllllllllllllllllloooooooooooooooooooooooooooooovvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvvveeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee mincraft.😃
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  • Maximilian Lee
    July 25, 2017
    I liked this book because it was very realistic in the character exploring Minecraft. The character was very realistic by telling how he couldn't breath, or when he was starving and when he was losing hearts. The book was also a lot more realistic than books by Winter Morgan. I also liked this book because I liked the way Max Brooks expressed the character's feelings in Minecraft. Max Brooks expressed the character's feelings by saying like "he felt devastated".
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  • Scott
    July 27, 2017
    Lot of wisdom packed into this little adventure story brilliantly set in the world of a favorite video game of mine. Easy read, but a worthwhile one for reluctant readers. Good lessons in here for readers of any age!
  • Simon
    June 7, 2017
    Never played the game, but Brooks did a great job on World war Z.
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