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Old 01-07-2009, 11:03 AM   #1
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Choose you own adventure

I started a new book yesterday and it is the first I have read that has included footnotes. This is something I was always curious about considering one of my favourite authors (Terry Pratchett) always includes them.

In the book, next to the given word was a number and this then linked to a section at the end of the book. I was suitably impressed.

This then set me off thinking...

Back in the day I used to read hundreds of the 'choose your own adventure' books. I think I had every book written by Ian Livingstone at the time. There was a point where I even tried to convert one of the books to a Spectrum 'basic' program including random dice rolls...

So, I as wondering whether or not there are any similar e-books available. I wouldn't have thought it too difficult to create. It would be quite interesting to read one of those books again.

I did come across a website 'project' which has a similar theme (I was reading an author website and it linked me to it). This is completely online and I was thinking about how I could possibly create an offline version for my reader.

http://217babel.com/introduction.php
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Old 01-07-2009, 11:09 AM   #2
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Acidzebra mentioned something like that, he has even uploaded the first chapter of "Wandering in Alice land" :
http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=26955
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it works really well, too. i wonder if he's ever going to make any more chapters...
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I've just had a look and it does work really well. Would be great if there were full books available like this
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