Here's a very nice article about RPGs as reading material as well as rule books. It's well-written... and it actually reflects the approach we take to most of the products we produce here at NUELOW Games. We try to maximize the entertainment value of our games, so we try to make them fun to read as well as play.
It's no surprise, though, that the author of A Dicey Affair: Reading the Roleplaying Game Nicholas William Moll seized selected Jeff Grubb's Dyvil as his example of a minimalist roleplaying game. Jeff writes circles around Steve Miller and L.L Hundal on even their best days.
Click here to read Moll's article on the "Read Watch Play" blog.
And when you're done, click here to learn more about Dyvil, or to perhaps even buy a copy... a fun game and an excellent read.