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Makers by Cory Doctorow
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Dec 12, 2009

really liked it
Recommended for: everyone.
Read in December, 2009 , read count: 1

The first third is really fun. There is a lot of easy wordplay; the thing about many of Doctorow's books is that I want to have the things he talks about it them (HomeAware and Kitchen Gnome, not to mention fat treatments).

Given that at least part of it was written before Little Brother and they have differing themes, this could read almost as a sequel - what happens to the kids in Little Brother as they grow up and keep hacking, keep making?

Not as much character development as there is in other CD books, at least not as much through the first third. There is a lot later on; a lot of it given through small interactions, rather than lengthy exposition. Details are saved for the conversations and descriptions of the objects and processes being made.

The book flies by. I wish there had been a little more closure with two of the major secondary characters, and a little more detail in the final scene with the three protaganists.
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