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November 23, 2014: To Read More About R. A. Montgomery, Turn To Page 23. Fnord.

Raymond A. Montgomery, creator of the Choose Your Own Adventure series of children's books, passed away on November 9, 2014.

I grew up being frustrated, terrified, and thoroughly entertained by those books, and I'm pleased that kids today are able to enjoy them just as I did. I hope they learn to create flow charts in the process, too.

Montgomery was especially noteworthy for not crediting all the CYOA books to a "house author"; the person who actually wrote the book got credit for it. (Thanks to Rob Kelk for pointing that out; I might have missed it.)

If you want to learn more about Montgomery and his Choose Your Own Adventure books, click here.
If you just want mindless entertainment with no moral choices, click here.

-- Andrew Hackard


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