Book Review: Off to Be the Wizard

I'm going to have a really hard time reviewing Off to Be the Wizard by Scott Meyer. Not that its a very complicated of stories. Really what it comes down to is that I have such mixed feelings about it. On one hand Off to Be the Wizard is a really clever book, but on the other I couldn't help but find parts of the book a bit corny. 

Off to Be the Wizard follows Martin Banks a young guy in his 20's who finds a computer program that allows him to edit the world. He manages to change his bank account and starts spending money with no abandon. Two days later the feds are at his door ready to arrest him for banking fraud. Martin uses this found computer program to time travel back to medieval England to where he thinks he can use this program to become a wizard. Little does he know that he is far from the only person that found the computer program.

The tone of Off to Be the Wizard is very satirical. It's for anyone that grew up in the 80's-90's who love science fiction, fantasy, and video games. There are so many references to that sort of culture that if you don't enjoy it you won't want to read this book. For me it was something I really enjoyed but at times found it to be a little too much. Needless to say though I enjoyed myself enough throughout to make me at least contemplate continuing on with the series.