Frotz is a wildly popular and widely portable Z-machine. Ports are available for just about every machine out there.
I learned to read with the classics of infocom and I really enjoyed replaying games like zork and wishbringer. I think IF interactive fiction in general can help spawn new ideas. I think regardless of your age and book preference exploring interactive fiction with Frotz will be a pleasant experience and allow you to summon your minds artistic abilities and be great for any class warrior, gamer, soundmage, or like WizardKin.
Simple to use.