Lucky Wander Boy

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Lucky Wander Boy
DBWeiss LuckyWanderBoy.jpg
First edition cover
Author D.B. Weiss
Country United States
Language English
Genre novel
Publisher Plume
Publication date
February 2003
Media type Print (Paperback)
ISBN 0-452-28394-9 (first edition, paperback)
OCLC 50166622
813/.6 21
LC Class PS3623.E455 L83 2003

Lucky Wander Boy is the 2003 debut novel by D. B. Weiss. The book's official website describes the work as: "A novel of video game addiction, Hollywood serfdom, ill-fated romance and extremely misguided notions about Japan, Lucky Wander Boy marks the debut of an original new voice that will captivate wanderers of every description."[1]

Plot introduction[edit]

The story involves Adam Pennyman and his obsession with and attempts to catalog video games into a book called "The Catalogue of Obsolete Entertainments". He is particularly obsessed with the fictional Japanese arcade game Lucky Wander Boy.

While the Lucky Wander Boy game is fictional, many actual classic arcade and home video games are mentioned in the book.

Reception[edit]'s Andrew Leonard referred to Lucky Wander Boy as "smart and engaging" and complimented the novel's ironic humor and intricate structure.[2]