Charlie Higson recently asked in the Guardian:
Will computer games kill off the novel?
Of course it won’t. Hardly the same thing and why should it?
There will always be something new, a new craze. It doesn’t mean it has to kill anything.
The way we read might evolve but most people will always want to hear a good story, goes back to the early ages of life on earth. Remember the caves…
As an author I keep an eye on Kindles and ebooks in general. I’m published traditionally but my books are to be made available as ebooks too so yes I’m interested, curious too.
As a mother I have managed so far to keep a balance right when it comes to games and computers, I hope it lasts. My children read and were read to from the start, yes, right from when they were born. Both are bookworms and can’t get enough. We buy books but also visit the library every week, otherwise we couldn’t keep up.
They also like to play games.
A question of balance, as in everything in life.
- http://www.guardian.co.uk/technology/2011/oct/30/computer-games-books-charlie-higsonKindle is on fire (elleamberley.co.uk)
- In praise of… short novels | Editorial (guardian.co.uk)
- Gaming: the birth of an art form? (independent.co.uk)
- World of Charlie Higson, author and comedian (telegraph.co.uk)
- BBC Debate: “Games Aren’t Art … Yet” (escapistmagazine.com)
- Will computer games kill off the novel? (guardian.co.uk)