Comments for The Book of Living Magic

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Turtlegods

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I thought this was going to be a little distraction so I could escape my life for a few minutes. Instead, I found a beautifully crafted, intelligent, story that was able to not only transport me to The Land of Dreams, but also articulate through the actions of one unfortunately named girl what I have been doing all week long: living other stories. My hat is off to you, JonasKyratzes. This is a great game for all those willing to read and think. Appearances can be deceiving (as Dr.Selfish will tell you), words are not boring today.

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lanthes

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A wonderfully, crazy trip into a world living side by side with our own. This game is just amazing. There is a lot of reading involved but the fact that it is all unique and interesting at every turn makes it great. The attention to detail was astounding; how nearly everything had a entire history for it from the characters to the lowliest eyeball or smallest decoration. I loved everything about this game and I hope to see more like this from you.

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bassspine

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) a game for people with attention spans!

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Ro9ge

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Just started, but the witty and hilarious dialog is just beautiful. It's been a while since I've laughed like this. Thank you, Jonas. 5/5

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SpaceHopperUK

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I can't believe that this game is getting marked down by so many people for the fact you have to READ stuff...

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Lordkingpanda

Jan. 23, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Why...is this developer so...under-rated? its almost tragic. He makes such beautiful games and they go...unnoticed because people don't want to read...

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otterbox13

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This is marvelous. The music is fantastic, and I feel swept away into the story with it. The art is fantastic - it works perfectly for the story, since it looks childish and yet sophisticated enough to keep the rest of us into the scenery as well. And finally, the story. It wasn’t too complex, but I think it was like that for a reason. It was told like how a child would understand and find funny, but still witty and something the older generations could enjoy as well. I particularly enjoyed clicking on everything and finding it all has its’ own witty dialogue - or that the eyes and flowers each seemed to have their own characteristics and back story (like the pickpocket, whom just reads Daniel Keyes novels now). I loved the titles of the books in Dr. McShellfish's office. I could easily write more on this, like how much effort you put into this game, but that would take far too long. Oh, and thank you for reminding me not to use that capybara. I smiled the whole way through. 5/5

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robohobo426

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game is beautiful. :)

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Karhedron

Nov. 13, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I found games here, that eased my boredom. I found games here, that made the adrenaline pump through my veins. I found games here, that made me laugh. I found games here, that would challenge me. And now I found a game, that was able to calm me down despite the fast-paced world around me. Thank you. 5/5

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Psystrike

Oct. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This is filled with text. Text that has more references to old games, stories, myths, legends, tunes, ideas and other stuff. Text wins everytime. 5/5

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BlachAndWhite

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) There are people saying that this game needs voice narration. I disagree; part of the beauty of this game is the fact that it is like a book, with pictures in to stimulate the imagination, and the wonderful music in the background helps you relax into the story as you unfold the plot. An excellent game in all, and I really hope that you make another game like this, because this is possibly the most beautiful and thought inspiring game I have ever played.

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zebeljan

Sep. 8, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) this was an amazing game. it really had that feeling about it. like when you feel you are part of it. you captured something very spectacular in this game, and the sound track simply was PERFECT. 5/5 and Favorited

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Driom

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "A large flat square red apple that tastes of wood" 5/5 for 100% pure nonsense

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del4228608

Dec. 7, 2013

Under rating threshold (show) The game is truly a gem on Kongregate. When I first started playing, I was just looking for a time saver instead I stepped into a magnificent world which was truly entertaining and amazing. I would love to see more games just like this one, I can proudly say that this game is my favorite flash game ever. From the dialogue to the characters and even to the setting this game truly hits all points with excellence. I've played this game multiple times now and I still enjoy the witty dialogue and story everytime. 5/5

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Psystrike

Oct. 30, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Humor and a storyline that matches its beauty, games like these truly deserve a 5/5 yet they are constantly looked over because of tiny trivialities. Sad thing nowadays. Fantastic and simple all the same.

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Psyc42

Oct. 9, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) My only regret is that I can give this only five stars.

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StephanieH15

Sep. 27, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A nice, intruiging, deep game. It shows that what is commonly known is not always true, people are misundersood, grave names can belong to great things (or people), People can make hard choices and live with them, and the beauty of the sky. I also thought the 'press t for a tiny sound' was cute, and fairly odd sounding, but fitting. Very beautiful game. 5/5.

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VanGelith

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This eye hates mornings

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alkheemist

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I thought that this was a beautiful game with a lovely storyline. This game defied expectations and I was sad to leave this world. The music was a beautiful addition as well. 5/5

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stia4

Aug. 29, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) A wonderful game! I forgot it was an game and lived in the book until it was over. 5/5 PS: I also love that every eyeball has such funny things :)

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Gomer592

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) keep asking the bartender about problems, guaranteed laughs

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Ploratio

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) To rate this poorly due-to having to read is criminal. The writing avoids being bombastic. The grammar is nigh flawless, despite there being a lot of it. The story, characters, and dialogue are all enjoyable and full of humor. And, there's a definite moral to be taken from the story, despite it facetiousness. Rarely do I rate a full 5/5, but this, without an iota of a doubt, deserves it. A very endearing and praise-worthy work.

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headacher

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) You know... this world sort of seems post apocalyptic... devolved humans, mutant priests, robots and evolved lizards... only this is so far after the apocalypse that life has begun again. Just something to think about.

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SEF95

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Apparently some people are unable to read so immediately rate this game down. We should feel sorry for these unfortunate people, yet amazed that they can operate a computer with such little education.

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furrymessiah

Aug. 20, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Going through the comments and seeing all the negative votes against people who complained about the text of the game actually made tears come to my eyes. It's seeing things like that that make me hopeful for the world. 5/5 for the game, and 5/5 for every one of you that rated this game the same way I did.

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fattis

Feb. 22, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Hell, I love all of the references in here. There are very many, but the best part is that you don't have to understand them to enjoy the game/story.

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Breakingchains

Feb. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Funny, poignant and sweet. The music was perfect. I'm a cynical bat, and I still fell hard for the storybook feel of this game--there was no way *not* to.

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foggyomega

Jan. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) what beautiful music and such a great story line you nailed it jonas

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epicrandomness

Aug. 24, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game is divine, the story is entrancing, and I am enthralled with this game. This is one of those games you have to come back to because once isnt enough. Love the game, and hope you make more in the future.

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RandomMan

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Pegasus is such a nice guy :D

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genesis198

Jan. 12, 2014

Under rating threshold (show) 5/5 just for taking time to add a different description for every eyeball, drink, potion and book.

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Ishy025

Dec. 31, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) that comment was half way through the story. the whole story finished that adds beautiful creative and funny to it. hope u make another like this

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mentoliptus

Sep. 7, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I don't know what to say....simply beautiful.

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elegoswow

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) wow loved it 5/5 and a thumbs up for all the text on nearly every single thing in the game.

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frances_b

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Raven Locks isn't a terrible name, but it's a ridiculous name for a blonde! Very fun and sweet game.

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Ratz0

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Awww, i wanted to see Bob the spider :(

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Amyelizbiz

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) I first saw the somewhat childish art style as a downside, but as I read and played through it became a key part to setting the mood of such a beautiful story. All the elements of this game, the story, music, and art, all come together in a fantastic way to bring the player into this story. This is not just a game, but an artistic masterpiece. 5/5

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karhell

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Finally a reminder that games are truly an art form. Thank you, dear Sir, for this experience.

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Ryoushimaru

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) This game is made of awesome, with a touch of nonsense and a coating of insanity. I LOVE IT!! 5/5

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mrguy178

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) LOL this flower sold it's soul to robert johnson... funny

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Slayertack

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "This is where Carmen Sandiego is hiding" AH-HA! I'VE FINALLY FOUND YOU!

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kazookazoo

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) ADOM reference. 5/5.

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Fallen_Angel_Jay

Jan. 10, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) Excellant game.

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thunderprincess

Jan. 8, 2012

Under rating threshold (show) where can i find ths games music it reminds me of a magical fairytail :) great game the book of living magic can be described by three words:funny,simple but deep

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finchibabe

Aug. 23, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) What an awesome game. One of my favourite ever flash games! 5/5

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Djeuve

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "A spoon called Noah. No-one knows why." Is... is this a Spoony reference? (Noah Antwiler) If so, that is awesome :P

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n4tth3bug

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) That boatman has endured a greater pain than any of us has or ever will know...

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unclegant

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "these umbrellas are fresh and delicious, but you're not really hungry." oh darn, i really want to eat an umbrella.

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redghostmage

Aug. 22, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) "This flower sold it's soul to Robert Johnson" :D 5/5

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mence

Aug. 21, 2011

Under rating threshold (show) Now I know what I'm going to name my child!! :D

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