Tuesday, February 24, 2009

The Grasshopper: Games, Life, and Utopia by Bernard Suits

The Grasshopper is a departure from my usual reading. It is a philosophical treatise that seeks to define games. Suits uses a series of dialogues and stories to explore games and come up with a solid definition. Clearly written, I was able to follow Suit's arguments despite having no background in philosophy. This has given me the confidence to read other philosophical writings, including an article cited in the book. Overall, I found The Grasshopper an enjoyable read, so if you are looking for a change of pace and have an interest in games or play, give it go.


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