Cynthia G

Events Staff

Cynthia was born in France and raised in Ohio. One day she decided to move to the big city to get more work as an actor and a writer, so she packed up, got a truck, and moved to a place she'd never even been. Luckily, the leap of faith paid off. She loves the city and how things stay open past 9P.M.! Between gaming, sleeping, and writing, Cynthia loves to read, mainly dark psychological stuff like Battle Royale. Seriously, that book is amazing.

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Cynthia G's Reviews

The Alienist

by: Caleb Carr

A race to catch a murderer. This story dives into psychological reasoning like Hannibal Lecter and follows vile acts and a trail of blood like Jack the Ripper. It's dark, gritty, messed up, and gripping. It also acts as a reminder that sometimes the reason an action is taken says more than the action itself. Warning: not for the faint of heart.

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The Outsiders

by: S.E. Hinton

S.E. Hinton's The Outsiders is a touching story about a young boy and his brothers dealing with gang violence. It's West Side Story minus the romance. Ponyboy (the main character) has a beautiful curiosity about his surroundings and reflects on his life as he tries to figure out the world. This is a truly moving book; tissues may be required.

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  • All Your Base Are Belong to Us: How Fifty Years of Videogames Conquered Pop Culture

    By Harold Goldberg

    Our Price: $15.00
    • Format: Paperback
    • ISBN-13: 9780307463555
    • Publisher: Three Rivers Press
    • Published: April 2011
    Through the stories of gaming's greatest innovations and most beloved creations, journalist Harold Goldberg captures the creativity, controversy--and passion--behind the videogame's meteoric rise to the top of the pop-culture pantheon.Over the last fifty years, video games have grown from curiosities to fads to trends to one of the world's most popular forms of mass entertainment. But as the gaming industry grows in numerous directions and everyone talks about the advance of the moment, few explore and seek to understand the forces behind this profound evolution. How did we get from Space Invaders to Grand Theft Auto? How exactly did gaming become a $50 billion industry and a dominant pop culture form? What are the stories, the people, the innovations, and the fascinations behind this incredible growth?Through extensive interviews with gaming's greatest innovators, both its icons and those unfairly forgotten by history, All Your Base Are Belong To Us sets out to answer these questions, exposing the creativity, odd theories--and passion--behind the twenty-first century's fastest-growing medium.Go inside the creation of: Grand Theft Auto * World of Warcraft * Bioshock * Kings Quest * Bejeweled * Madden Football * Super Mario Brothers * Myst * Pong * Donkey Kong * Crash Bandicoot * The 7th Guest * Tetris * Shadow Complex * Everquest * The Sims * And many more!
  • The Looking Glass Wars (Book 1)

    By Frank Beddor

    Our Price: $9.00
    • Format: Hardcover
    • ISBN-13: 9780803731530
    • Publisher: Dial Books
    • Published: September 2006
    (The Looking Glass Wars: Book One). Alyss Heart, heir to the Wonderland throne, was forced to flee through the Pool of Tears after a bloody palace coup staged by the murderous Redd. Lost and alone in Victorian London, Alyss is befriended by an aspiring author to whom she tells the violent, heartbreaking story of her young life only to see it published as the nonsensical Alice's Adventures in Wonderland. Alyss had trusted Lewis Carroll to tell the truth so that someone, somewhere would find her and bring her home. But Carroll had gotten it all wrong. He even misspelled her name! If not for Hatter Madigan's nonstop search to locate the lost princess, Alyss may have become just another society lady...

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