Choose Your Own Adventure – For Adults

As a kid, I always loved Choose Your Own Adventure books – especially the space themed ones.  Never mind that my decisions usually resulted in being vaporized or being blown out an airlock.   Perhaps making those terrible choices in the books prevented me from making some poor ones in real life.  Sadly, I’m not presented with spacefaring situations too often as an adult.   I’m more often deciding whether to sit at home and watch TV or whether to go out.   Luckily, a good friend of mine recently gave me a “Date With Destiny” adventure book.  It combines my love of multiple choice reading with some fun humor.  This adventure series includes “Night of a Thousand Boyfriends” and “Escape from Fire Island.”  Both are clever books designed to appeal to those familiar with the Choose Your Own Adventure genre – but are definitely not for kids.   Somehow my choices always still seem to lead the the same conclusion – staying home watching TV.    Now that is realistic!


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Vinvectrex has not only reviewed every game made for the Vectrex, but discovered a long lost game for the IBM Jr. and probably changed the history of Star Wars fandom.

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4 thoughts on “Choose Your Own Adventure – For Adults

  1. Drahken says:

    I recall -attempting- to read a copy of this back when I was about 14 or so. It was definitely targetted at women though, it was like trying to read one of those romance novels that you can get for $1 per crate at any used book sale. I couldn’t put up with it enough to make it to any good parts. I didn’t even know that there were any such until I gave it away & then the person read it and thanked me for the porn.

  2. vinvectrex says:

    @VicSage – mine has a 2003 publication date. I’m not sure if both books in the series came out around the same time or not.

  3. Drahken says:

    2003, huh? This can’t be the same book I read then. Plus, I think the one I read was about a pop idol or something as opposed to a blind date. *shrug*

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