Tom MacWright

I read Console Wars: Sega, Nintendo, and the Battle that Defined a Generation by Blake J. Harris on


This was a fascinating time in history, and the book starts out with some great anecdotes, but the writing is terrible. I understand that history authors need to manufacture dialogue, but what he comes up with is chock-full of unbelievable cliches. And the entire ‘war’ is described only through the eyes of marketers, with everything else - the technological development, financial situation, view from the perspective of kids - elided.

Overall, not recommended. I hope someone writes a book about the same topic but spares us the dialogue.