Box Brown is back with another engrossing tale that doubles as a history lesson, and he has set upon a subject that is perfectly suited for his spare angular style. Tetris is multilayered work that explores the intersection of politics, personality, technology and human nature as they collided in the creation and dissemination of the early classic computer game, Tetris. The story centers on two Soviet-era, Moscow-based computer scientists, Alexy Pajitinov, the creator of Tetris, and his pal, Vladimir Pokhilko, and details the underlying processes of Alexy's creation of the game itself (during his spare time on his government job, no less) before following the globe-trotting escapades that were the result as he and Vladimir tried to get the game officially out into the wider, capitalistic and US-dominated world. A parable of the clash between and the coming together of communism and capitalism during the final days of the cold war era.
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