I played around with the story "Afternoon"--perhaps it should be underlined since it seems like a long story instead of short-- and though it was amusing at the beginning, after awhile it got not only confusing but annoying. When I started pressing return, and or clicking on words, and then going back to the previous page, I realized that some of the clicking--though either clicking of words, or clicking the return key-- still led to the same page. After doing this, and getting over it, I realized that I clicked on the tiger section, and when I was through with it I was taken back to the beginning where I had to choose between the lady and the tiger once more. Going in circles, indeed I was, but why? Another thing that kept on occurring, well, twice, was that one line that said something about seeing one's son dead, that line popped twice, and I wasn't even playing with the return button then. The structure of the story was confusing for me. At some point, the story of what I can only believe to be a woman seemed more plausible if it were Wert's, but then it wasn't so, it was a new woman whose name I did not know, and she referred to Wert and Lolly. CHAOS! If indeed this story has an ending, I would not be able to tell it. I can only say that it did not satisfy me in the least. I'd rather keep on reading regular old books. Especially the ones that are extremely old, and when you open them it feels like they will die as you touch the page to flip it. Maybe I am just biased toward books, I have no real inkling on this one.
A Hypertext Nightmare?
By Classic Kid - Posted on 14 February 2007 - 12:03am.