Eastern Standard Tribe (Google eBook)

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Macmillan, Apr 1, 2005 - Fiction - 224 pages
124 Reviews
A comedy of loyalty, betrayal, sex, madness, and music-swapping
Art is an up-and-coming interface designer, working on the management of data flow along the Massachusetts Turnpike. He's doing the best work of his career and can guarantee that the system will be, without a question, the most counterintuitive, user-hostile piece of software ever pushed forth onto the world.

Why? Because Art is an industrial saboteur. He may live in London and work for an EU telecommunications megacorp, but Art's real home is the Eastern Standard Tribe.

Instant wireless communication puts everyone in touch with everyone else, twenty-four hours a day. But one thing hasn't changed: the need for sleep. The world is slowly splintering into Tribes held together by a common time zone, less than family and more than nations. Art is working to humiliate the Greenwich Mean Tribe to the benefit of his own people. But in a world without boundaries, nothing can be taken for granted-not happiness, not money, and most certainly not love.

Which might explain why Art finds himself stranded on the roof of an insane asylum outside Boston, debating whether to push a pencil into his brain....

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fantastic book, a good intro to Doctorow's writing. - Goodreads
Also he's a damn preachy writer. - Goodreads
The premise: Semi-cyber punk (near) futuristic setting. - Goodreads
It even has a happy ending... - Goodreads
But actualy, the central plot kind of sucks. - Goodreads
The ending is a bit facile. - Goodreads

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User Review  - jen.e.moore - LibraryThing

Eh, it was a Cory Doctorow novel, so it was great fun, but the main character was one of those geekier-than-thou douchebags so I enjoyed it a lot less than I could have. Read full review

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User Review  - Dryad86 - Goodreads

The premise: Semi-cyber punk (near) futuristic setting. Business esiponage type thriller done by flipping back and forth between the present (Narrator is involuntarily committed to a psyche ward) and ... Read full review

Contents

Chapter 1
11
Chapter 2
13
Chapter 3
16
Chapter 4
17
Chapter 5
26
Chapter 6
30
Chapter 7
35
Chapter 8
39
Chapter 18
150
Chapter 19
158
Chapter 20
163
Chapter 21
170
Chapter 22
179
Chapter 23
187
Chapter 24
193
Chapter 25
198

Chapter 9
50
Chapter 10
58
Chapter 11
64
Chapter 12
85
Chapter 13
95
Chapter 14
119
Chapter 15
134
Chapter 17
145
Chapter 26
203
Chapter 27
209
Chapter 28
211
Chapter 29
214
Chapter 30
215
Chapter 31
218
Copyright

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About the author (2005)

Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of the science fiction novels Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom; Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town; and Makers, as well as two short story collections. He is also the author of young adult novels including the New York Times bestselling Little Brother and For the Win. His novels and short stories have won him three Locus Awards and the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer. He is co-editor of the popular blog BoingBoing, and has been named one of the Web’s twenty-five “influencers” by Forbes Magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum.

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