Author: Shelly Mazzanoble
Rating, according to me: 4/5
This book has me wanting to play D&D; which means that the author was incredibly successful. I just wish I knew a few people who played. I do have one friend who does so I might hint in his direction that I am interested in learning. But back to the book; the author uses her experiences playing the game as humorous anecdotes that made me laugh out loud several times. It took me a little while to get into the style of writing because the author is a self proclaimed girly girl, into shoes and brand names, which I am not. But you get used to that fairly quickly and the humour more than makes up for it. Plus the book does clear up some of the myths of the game for you. That friend of mine who plays has asked me to play before but I have always said no because D&D sounded so complicated and hard. This book makes it sound fun enough to bother learning how. In fact I am looking forward to trying it. I want to create a character and go on the adventures created by the Dungeon master; I just have to find a group to play with. Overall since this book was so funny and actually got me interested in something that scared me a little before I'd say it was a success. It is also a fast read, I whipped right through it.