Unofficial Atari: Visual History Book
I recently picked up a copy of this book from Greyfox Books back in October 2021. It cost me €25 plus another €24 for shipping from the UK (about $55 total). It arrived reasonably quick, a week or so if memory serves.
The book is from 2019, so it is not new, but then it’s not like the games highlighted in the book have changed at all in the past 35 years or so.
First off, this book is amazingly high quality. It is full-color, hard cover and 420 pages.
There is a short introduction to the Atari 800 at the beginning and other computers (800XL, 130XE) are covered later.
Most of the book covers quick highlights of a wide variety of games in alphabetical order, with a picture of the game box and a screenshot (again, all in color) along with a short description. I heard of most, but not all, of the games in the book and played a lot of them. There were many I haven’t played and I hope to do so eventually.
Interspersed within this are interviews with notable Atari personalities such as Scott Adams, Steve Englehard and the Antic Podcast team of Randy Kindig, Kay Savetz, and Brad Arnold.
This is not necessarily a book you will read from start to finish, but I enjoy flipping through it periodically and I think it was totally worth the cost to me.