In a world where most of us are just surplus population, certain temptations are acute indeed.
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The semi-zottas were mostly white, with some Asians—not the brown kind—for spice. The non-zottas were brown and black, and we were on our way out. Out of Burbank ...more
This time we get a better look at the world the walkaways are leaving behind them, as well as the way the default sees those who decide to leave it all behind. I loved the novel, and this short lived up to every bit of my expectations.
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i will read everything by cory if it's anything like this. you can be sure the next time i'm at the book store i'm getting his novel set in the same world- Walkaway.
you can read is for free here on tor.com. I highly recommend it to anyone who's ever questioned their participation in default society.
The story is set in a world where most of us are just surplus population, disposable, a resource to exploit and use to get richer. It's a scary word, where a capitalist society has morphed into something ...more
Like many of Cory Doctorow's books it is written with a clear agenda that is heavy-handedly pushed by making the characters hold speeches all the time instead of letting the readers figure it out for themselves. The ideas in the book are good and this could have been a really great book without the speeches. Would have loved to see a larger novel based on the same, near future USA with some older characters.
Where Walkaway was sprawling and somewhat unfocussed, this benefits from being limited to a much smaller scale set of events, while still exhibiting Cory's inventive extrapolation of current-day trends into a very believable near future.