Amongst my friends who game I'm what's commonly known as a graphics whore. I like the newest, best games (note - not always triple A titles, I'm a fan of indie everything from games to music to publishing). When you have games that look as gorgeous as Rage, Dark Souls, or the new Doom, how do you go back and play old school titles? Now, I say this and tell you that there is a soft spot in my soul for certain games. Games that I replay no matter how old they are i.e. - Doom, Final Fantasy IX, Mortal Kombat, and Super Smash Brothers to name a few. But I mean come on, look at these shiny new screen caps.
Now, the same sort of idea goes for books and movies. I always laugh when I watch a movie where the main character's cell phone is the size of her face and it doesn't have a flat screen. Period pieces aside--I'm looking at you Penny Dreadful--I find it harder to get into movies or books that take place twenty or thirty years ago.
Well, I'm eating humble pie. And Then There Was None by Agatha Christie has been sitting on my shelf for probably three years now. Well, I finally picked it up yesterday..... And finished it today. Holy shit--sorry--but what an amazing fucking book. Let me say that again: EVERYONE SHOULD READ AND THEN THERE WERE NONE RIGHT NOW.
The novel is a masterpiece. Agatha Christie is a minimalist with her writing and yet the words she chooses paint such a vivid picture it is almost unreal. I'm sorry that I waited this long to read such a classic (and one that I am aware most people consider a classic) and I can't wait to read more of her work.