Welcome to the Hypertext Edition of
The Brain of Katherine Mansfield
Written by Bill Manhire
Illustrated by Gregory O'Brien
Hypertext version by Richard Easther and Jolisa Gracewood
You are just an ordinary New Zealander. One day, with nothing better
to do, you enter a bookshop; your eye is caught by a book in a large
display case. Interesting title: The Brain of Katherine
Mansfield. And it's attractively designed and illustrated,
You leaf casually through the pages. Well, this really does look
interesting. Creatures from outer space . . . a mysterious
tattoo . . . magnificent scenic locations . . . secret
caverns deep below Lake Te Anau . . . South Island
mushroom farming . . . A dozen different endings . . .
Well . . . maybe not. Yet why do you feel that your whole life has
been leading you to this very moment? What strange power is
this book exerting on you? You reach out. You hesitate.
This is the moment of choice. It is up to you. You can put the book
down now, walk quickly from the shop. Yet you hover, you
hesitate. And yes! you were born to
turn the pages of adventure! Your grip tightens on The Brain
of Katherine Mansfield. Your heart thunders with anticipation
. . .
Follow the underlined links, and choose your path through the story.