I was introduced to these when the newest game in the city, Temple of the Spider God came out and the entire catalog of Gamebook Adventures went on sale. I snatched up three immediately under the assumption that if I loved playing Dungeons and Dragons I would enjoy these. I was right!
You can check out the rest of the review here.
And while we're on the subject of Gamebook Adventures, the Tin Man himself was recently interviewed by Cubed Gamers, and during the course of the interview I got a name check.
Happy. With. That.