Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

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Jules is a young man barely a century old. He's lived long enough to see the cure for death and the end of scarcity, to learn ten languages and compose three symphonies...and to realize his boyhood dream of taking up residence in Disney World.Disney World! The greatest artistic achievement of the long-ago twentieth century. Now in the keeping of a network of "ad-hocs" who keep the classic attractions running as they always have, enhanced with only the smallest high-tech… (more)

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Sun, 16 Oct 2011 14:29:46 +0200

I really enjoyed this book! Doctorow is definitely one of my favorite authors.

kaolin (3 books)
Fri, 16 Oct 2009 10:09:50 +0200

I didn't quite get into this as much as I did Little Brother--it was definitely a fun romp, and I can't criticize that. All the same, everything seemed felt a little too easy, and the ending a bit too pat without me really feeling the lynchpin character had enough depth to do what he/she {trying to be spoiler free, here) did (even though I _was_ wondering if it was her/him from around the middle of chapter 2). For that matter, the portrayal of the takeover of "our" society by the Bitchun society,… (more)

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Language: English

Published in: 2003

Word count: 49,341 words (≈ about 3 hours)


License: Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike (cc by-nc-sa)

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