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VWN Product Review: <i>My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World</i>

My Tiny Life: Crime and Passion in a Virtual World
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By Julian Dibbell
Produced By Fourth Estate
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"My Tiny Life" is a book with surprising depths. What bills itself as a book about events within a single virtual world, is actually a compedium of many of the great possibilities of virtual worlds of all shapes and sizes - and of the great pitfalls that await life within them as well.

Indeed, this book takes both real-life, and virtual-life, tying them together as few other books have. This shows how the two intertwine inseperably - what affects one, also affects the other, whether for benifit or detriment. It hints at the untold possibilities awaiting us, as we progress further down the track, and towards the ultimate worlds.

The Book is split into two sections - virtual life, and real life. These sections are then interspersed so that each chapter alternates between real life and virtual life. To further meld the two, real-life sections are written in a style very similar to that used within text-based virtual worlds, whilst the virtual life sections are written in normal prose.

All in all, this is a very worthwhile read, whether you are a core player, a casual explorer, striving to make your world (or all worlds) better, or simply if you wonder what all the fuss is about.