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Off to Be the Wizard

by Scott Meyer

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It reminds me of "Go quest, Young Man," quite enjoyable. A nice adventure story, a good character voice, a little bit of a tired storyline, but it went places I didn't expect, so it was fun and worth the time. ( )
  Pepperwings | Jun 17, 2017 |
Very imaginative concept and a fun read. To say too much would be to spoil the story. ( )
  bness2 | May 23, 2017 |
This has such a good nerdy premise and one of my favorite readers. Sadly, the story doesn't live up to either. Most of the way through the book and Martin is still the same sniveling brat. There seems to be a magical crisis coming up which all of the self absorbed wizards are oblivious to, but I just don't care. ( )
  2wonderY | Jan 23, 2017 |
Intelligent humor with just enough pop culture in the mix. ( )
  oswallt | Nov 25, 2016 |
The audio version of this book is a favorite long trip book for the entire family, which includes more than our fair share of computer geeks and fantasy lovers. Myers has a twisted sense of humor that will keep you smiling and quoting favor lines long after you finish the book. ( )
  FrancineZane | Apr 3, 2016 |
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It's a simple story. Boy finds proof that reality is a computer program. Boy uses program to manipulate time and space. Boy gets in trouble. Boy flees back in time to Medieval England to live as a wizard while he tries to think of a way to fix things. Boy gets in more trouble.

Oh, and boy meets girl at some point.

Off to Be the Wizard is a fun, comedic novel about computers, time travel, and human stupidity, written by Scott Meyer, the creator of the internationally known comic strip Basic Instructions.

Magic will be made! Legends will be created! Stew will be eaten!

(retrieved from Amazon Thu, 12 Mar 2015 18:14:31 -0400)

Martin Banks is just a normal guy who has made an abnormal discovery: he can manipulate reality, thanks to reality being nothing more than a computer program. With every use of this ability, though, Martin finds his little tweaks have not escaped notice. Rather than face prosecution, he decides instead to travel back in time to the Middle Ages and pose as a wizard. What could possibly go wrong? An American hacker in King Arthur's court, Martin must now train to become a full-fledged master of his powers, discover the truth behind the ancient wizard Merlin . . . and not, y'know, die or anything.… (more)

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