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Utopia by Lincoln Child
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May 27, 2011

really liked it
Recommended to Chris by: Friend of a friend on Facebook. Fancy that.
Recommended for: Theme-park fans, ya-lit lovers
Read from May 07 to 26, 2011

I liked this book more the further I got into it. At first, I thought it was a former Disney employee trying to dream up a great scare at something unimaginatively similar to Walt Disney World, with the only major addition being a glass dome atop the property, what amounts to a running joke at Disney. About a fourth of the way in, the dialog was so reminiscent of soap operas that it was very difficult to take the story or the characters seriously.

Things improved as the plot began to pick up pace, and by the end, I found myself actually caring about the characters, both human and robotic. This is juvenile fiction, which isn't usually my cup of tea, but the plot was engaging, and the characters were usually more than surface-deep.

I "read" the audiobook version of this text and was pleasantly surprised. The actor portrayed the characters brilliantly and used his talent with accents to bring the large cast to life. It was a very pleasant read.
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