Review: Moonbot Studios’ “The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore”

The spin-off iPad app from the Academy Award winning film, this is an e-book which lets you play with the story of Mr. Morris Lessmore and his bookish life – you can make a hurricane, play piano, mend books. It’s charming and whimsical, and I enjoyed it, but it makes me sad that this is the realm books are entering into – cutesy retro charm, rather than daily sustenance.

Where it came from: AM & CB’s Bookshelf
Time and manner of reading: One playful e-read
Where it went: Home
Reminds me of: How terrible it is that books have become charming e-nostalgia
Who I’d recommend it to: Seekers of literary adventures
Also reading: The Heart of the Matter by Graham Greene; Gertrude by Hermann Hesse; The Plumed Serpent by D.H. Lawrence; The Reivers by William Faulkner