TITLE: GAME OVER
AUTHOR: DAVID SHEFF
PUBLISHER: RANDOM HOUSE; 445 PAGES; $25
THE BOTTOM LINE: An engaging book explains how Nintendo made millions stealing children's brains.
Baseball isn't America's pastime. Nintendo is America's pastime. Baseball is full of management lockouts, under-.500 expansion clubs, and superstar cads who actually sell their autographs. To many, it has lost its power to truly spellbind and has become just another disenchanted thing in a world with a depressing deficit of magic. But watch a child playing Nintendo. See the way it ensnares the attention, engages the imagination. It's the modern, rough equivalent of how a...