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The Gizless Days of Thomas Binder

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It's the not-too-distant future. Thomas Binder has been sentenced to six months without his Giz, the government-issued device that connects him to the world, and ordered to attend group therapy. Bored out of his mind, Thomas forages in his grandfather's basement and discovers something he's never seen before. Something he can bring to group therapy and maybe even use to ...more
Kindle Edition, 29 pages
Published June 30th 2012 by Sukuma Books (first published June 18th 2012)
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Steph Bennion
Apr 23, 2013 Steph Bennion rated it liked it
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A funny, well-written short story. I didn't quite buy the premise that: (a) all-encompassing digital media devices will destroy real-life social contact; and (b) once shorn of such devices, people will rush back to print books, but it was an entertaining (and free!) read. The novel from which this is taken looks interesting.
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Jun 13, 2013 Tobius rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed this book, I was positive this was going to be a boring book, but it surprised me, I ended up liking it and wishing it was longer than it was.
I could actually see some thing like this actually happening to our society in the future, sad thought really.
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Seth Kaufman has been a reporter for the NY Post’s Page Six and the Editorial Director of TV Guide.com. His work has appeared in the New York Times, N.Y Observer and many other publications, including supermarket tabloids. He plays guitar in The Fancy Shapes and lives in Brooklyn, NY, with his wife and two children. The King of Pain is his first novel. In 2013, he published the illustrated humor ...more
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