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Wednesday
Jun292005

Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town

scttslt.jpgI've been meaning to post something about Cory Doctorow's latest novel, Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town, which was released last week. I like Cory's conversational writing style, humor and sense of technology — nothing like the cheesy pseudo-technology so often experienced in hollywood films.

In fact, I'm about to install the e-book on my Zire 72 today and begin the story, so I can't comment yet. However, judging by Doctorow's works (which I've enjoyed very much), I think I'll enjoy this novel as well. We'll see. :-)

My posts on Cory's other books:
Eastern Standard Tribe
A Place So Foreign and 8 More
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

The e-book version is available as a free download in multiple formats, or it can be had in paper form at Amazon, or in signed/inscribed paper form at Cory's website.

Update 2005-12-30: After reading Cory's latest novel, I have to say it wasn't as good for me as Down and Out, Eastern Standard Tribe or A Place So Foreign. This story was not very focused in comparison, and I had a hard time grasping the idea of family members that were mountains, washing machines and dessicated corpses. I really wanted to like the story and did enjoy Cory's writing style, but the whole of the book just felt a bit too disjointed.

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