Sunken Treasure - US Edition
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Sunken Treasure is a short collection of some of my favorite pieces from my books and blog, including a production diary from my 2008 role in Criminal Minds, and excerpts from a collaborative fiction I took part in called Ficlets. As a bonus feature, it also includes the never-before-seen script to a sketch I wrote and performed at the ACME Comedy Theater. If you ever wanted to know where to start with all my writing, Sunken Treasure is the book for you.—Wil Wheaton
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Jan 9, 2011I have to ask, how did this author get on the lulu front page as an example?
May 20, 2010This book is absolutely fabulous and since it is in pdf format, I loaded it to my Droid and can take it with me everywhere!!! I'll be able to read it whenever I want!!
Dec 12, 2009This is an excellent read that went by far too quickly. Highly recomended!
Oct 17, 2009"GREAT STORYTELLING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!3 I started reading Wil Wheaton's blog on and off earlier this year. I can't say I read many blogs or that I read any regularly, but this is one I now come back to. I hadn't read any of Wil's books, and "Sunken Treasure" seemed like a good place to sample his writing. My favorite chapters were those about his childhood - the bad Star Wars trade, the arcade games, auditions. There's something about the way he captures the true sense of those times and weaves in pop cultural references so naturally. In those chapters, I forgot I was reading and was totally drawn into the storytelling. It felt like being there. I also liked the chapter which was an on-set diary about a recent acting job - a very open and engaging account of how it happens and what it's like. Wil's writing is very honest, clever, vulnerable, raw, and unprocessed. He's not afraid to show his doubts or fears, and he's not embarrassed to share his... More > highs. It makes him very real and very likeable. After reading this sampler, I wanted to know more about him. Finally, I simply appreciate the fact that this is an independently published work. I think a lot of people shy away from self-published books because they're concerned about unchecked quality. The writing here is terrific and there is a feel of integrity and control in presenting it. Although I'm very familiar with Lulu, this was my first time actually ordering something from Lulu. The service was smooth, and the delivery was fast. Thanks!...< Less
Oct 2, 2009"Treasure of the Highest Order" Thirteen dollars is roughly the price of a movie ticket in one of the major markets. When you factor in parking, snacks, the dollar you have to put into that crane game even though it's fixed, that thirteen dollars could turn into fifty. That's just for two hours of entertainment. Might I offer a suggestion for a better thirteen-dollar solution? "Sunken Treasure: Wil Wheaton's Hot Cocoa Box Sampler." For the price of one movie ticket, and none of the hassle, one can have more enjoyment than your typical Hollywood film. If you're like me, you'll finish the whole thing in about two hours, and by the end you'll feel enormously satisfied. There's something in here for everyone: fathers, writers, aspiring actors, aspiring film-makers, Star Trek fans, video game fans, music fans, fans of poker-related comedy, nostalgia addicts, and anyone who's ever looked for the best in life. Mr. Wheaton constructs his pieces with an unrestricted... More > glee, the incredible tenor of a man who loves what he does, and wants to impart that same joy onto the reader. What's more, he writes with such a clear voice that you can hear him in your head with every phrase and wording; there is not a moment in this book which is phony, constructed, or aping of another writer's style. "Sunken Treasure" is like having a conversation with the man, and when the book concludes after a discussion of his guest-starring role on Criminal Minds you'll want even more. With "Sunken Treasure," Mr. Wheaton has constructed something unique and wonderful. I'm sure I will be revisiting these pieces well after I've gotten my fifteen bucks worth out of them, and I know I'll be picking up whatever he writes next.< Less
Sep 28, 2009"Great storytelling!" I started reading Wil Wheaton's blog on and off earlier this year. I can't say I read many blogs or that I read any regularly, but this is one I now come back to. I hadn't read any of Wil's books, and "Sunken Treasure" seemed like a good place to sample his writing. My favorite chapters were those about his childhood - the bad Star Wars trade, the arcade games, auditions. There's something about the way he captures the true sense of those times and weaves in pop cultural references so naturally. In those chapters, I forgot I was reading and was totally drawn into the storytelling. It felt like being there. I also liked the chapter which was an on-set diary about a recent acting job - a very open and engaging account of how it happens and what it's like. Wil's writing is very honest, clever, vulnerable, raw, and unprocessed. He's not afraid to show his doubts or fears, and he's not embarrassed to share his highs. It makes him very real and... More > very likeable. After reading this sampler, I wanted to know more about him. Finally, I simply appreciate the fact that this is an independently published work. I think a lot of people shy away from self-published books because they're concerned about unchecked quality. The writing here is terrific and there is a feel of integrity and control in presenting it. Although I'm very familiar with Lulu, this was my first time actually ordering something from Lulu. The service was smooth, and the delivery was fast. Thanks!< Less
Sep 12, 2009"Great book." I received this book as a gift from one of my friend. It was a great book. One comment is if it came with more details, it would be brilliant. Frank from social bookmarking
Aug 30, 2009"All it takes to get you hooked..." I purchased a copy of Wil Wheaton's "Sunken Treasure" about a month ago. I ordered it from Lulu. This was my first experience with Lulu and actually my first book from Wil. Yes, I know, a geek like me just finding "he who embodies all that is Geek" is a little hard to believe but it is true. I am a recent (okay, about 6 months ago) Wheatonite convert (please God let me be the cool guy who coins a phrase that sticks!), and have found myself fully engulfed in the religion of Wil. When I saw that Wil was a past guest, and was going to be a future guest at the Emerald City Comicon I decided to link over to his blog and check it out. That click of the mouse was the beginning of the adventure. Flash forward to "Sunken Treasure." I have to say that the whole "Lulu" process was pretty painless, and in about 3 days I had the book in hand. I really like the quality of the book; the paper is a good weight and... More > the cover, a heavy glossy paper, seems as if it would stand up to general handling. The spine was pressed very well and the pages were tight to the spine when opened. I only found one print error (the margin on one page ran into the seam of the spine) in the book. If you were self-publishing this would be a great way to go. As for the content, well, let me start with the negative. It wasn't nearly long enough. Now I know that it wasn't intended to be a novel, but more of a primer on Wil's writing, and have to say that if this book is indicative of what I will read in his other books then I am sold. Wil's writing style is, well, I don't know the exact technical word for it if one exists. He writes in a first person narrative, but his writing emulates more of a vocal, interpersonal exchange instead of a literary one. He writes in a familiar, conversational tone that is insightful, descriptive, and easy to read (which in this case is NOT a bad thing). In every story Wil finds a way to pull you in, and it is as if he is taking your hand and saying "...follow me; you have got to see this!" and then takes you on a trip through his life, through his heart and his eyes. I loved it, and I am craving more. My only complaint is that I will have to order his other books from Amazon, which means that Wil gets pennies on the dollar. Wil, let me send you the cash, you send me the books. More money in your pocket means more opportunity to get you published again.< Less
Jul 15, 2009"Thanks For The $5 Memory Trip" Just ordered and read this as a PDF. Paid through Paypal and got to download it instantly. No problemo. I'm about the same age as Wil so I kind of grew up with him. He was my haunting shadow in Hollywood - I always felt like he was a friend somehow, just far away. I always wondered what it would be like to know him better. "Fat chance!" I would think. This morning I happened upon his blog, which was a cool surprise, then discovered there that he's written books! What a cool opportunity to get to know him better and hear some stories from his life. This was a great sampler, and I look forward to reading his other books. It was great to get to know him a little more. I really respect the way he has remained human and survived the hell teen years of child actors. I can't believe how mean some people are toward him - it's obvious jealousy. Just ugly. I really liked how honest he was about the difficulty of leaving Star Trek. I've been... More > through similar loses of Great Times, and he described the feelings vividly. I'd love to read more about his Star Trek days. Going to check out his other books NOW. Thanks Wil!< Less
Jun 27, 2009"That Cocoa is Delicious" Wil Wheaton's Sunken Treasure is a miniature ball of goodness, wrapped in nostalgia, heated in the oven of experience, until its center is pleasantly warm and moist. The majority of the works here are reproduced, hence the sampler part of the subtitle, however, don't let that put you off, the attention that Mr. Wheaton puts into each story makes them seem as fresh on the twenty-fifth reading as they are on the first. There's something for every slice of geekdom in Sunken Treasure. From the video game fanboys and girls, to the legions of Star Trek and Star Wars fandom; the drama club kids, to the Roleplaying game enthusiasts, everyone is represented. At 90 pages long and beautifully, simply, written; the pages of Sunken Treasure fly by, making the time investment required to enjoy this treasure minimal. For anyone looking to jump on the Wil Wheaton train this is perfect station to get on at. The only unfortunate thing about Treasure is that once... More > you finish it you'll feel an overwhelming urge to consume other Wheaton works, Just a Geek, Dancing Barefoot, and The Happiest Days of Our Lives. Frankly, I envy new readers the journey they are about to take and look forward to whatever Wheaton produces next.< Less
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- Wil Wheaton (Standard Copyright License)
- Second Edition
- Monolith Press
- March 20, 2009
- Perfect-bound Paperback
- Interior Ink
- Black & white
- 0.73 lbs.
- Dimensions (inches)
- 5.5 wide x 8.5 tall
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