6-3 | Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

Book Review

Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto

David Kushner
Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley and Sons, 2012. Acknowledgments, notes, and index. 298 pp. $25.95 cloth. ISBN: 9780470936375

by Samuel Tobin

First Paragraph:

In the first few weeks of September 2013, sales of the latest entry in the Grand Theft Auto series, Grand Theft Auto V, topped one billion dollars. The game continued to press the controversial themes which accounted for so much frisson in the press throughout the last decade. David Kushner’s book Jacked: The Outlaw Story of Grand Theft Auto shows how high sales and lurid controversy fueled each other throughout the history of Grand Theft Auto and the career of its publisher Rockstar Games.