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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow
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Mar 29, 2007

it was ok

Another gimmick that is fun for a chapter. The central theme that it is a society which pays you with digital social rating you can spend rather then money is unique, but it is this very concept that create the most blatant holes in the story. What makes it so special is what somewhat destroys the story simultaneously.

One thing going for it is that is visual treat. If you’re a fan of Disneyland or other theme parks, I think you will appreciate the comedy and behind the scenes and it's look theme park culture.

It's amusing for sure and the message is powerful, but sometimes a gimmick is a gimmick and even with the effective writing style that’s really all it remained to me.

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