David Maroto: The Wheel of Fortune (Gamebook)

David Maroto: The Wheel of Fortune (Gamebook)
Library Shelf Location ABC-MARO
Publication Date 2015

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Part story, part game, this is a book with a difference – one in which the reader becomes the protagonist. Inspired by Marcel Proust's In Search of Lost Time and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's The Gambler, the action is set in a hotel casino on the coast of Normandy. The Wheel of Fortune recovers the 'Choose Your Own Adventure' gamebook – very popular in the early 1990s, right before the advent of the Internet. 

You, the reader, are responsible for the protagonist's vicissitudes. The narrative changes according to your decisions, the actions you carry out and your interaction with other characters inside the book. Sometimes you will need to try your luck to decide on different situations and to play the games that are offered in the story, like French roulette and . . . Russian roulette. Death, chance, desire and arcane knowledge will unfold as you explore the multiple narrative paths and the unknown that lies ahead.

David Maroto is a Spanish visual artist based in the Netherlands. He has created art projects in the form of games (Disillusion) and novels (Illusion). In 2011 he spent a residency in ISCP New York, where he met curator Joanna Zielinska and begun their collaboration in The Book Lovers, a long-term project focused on artist novels with the support of a number of international art institutions. Maroto holds an MFA degree from the Dutch Art Institute and is currently carrying out a PhD in Edinburgh College of Art.    

ISBN 9789490322496
Quantity 1
Pages 220p; Size 13 x 20 cm
Format Paperback
Publisher Jap Sam Books
Related Artist David Maroto
Categories BALTIC Artists' Book Collection (by appointment), Artists' Books
Keyword Games
Language English

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