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Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - mina - Goodreads

The real rating: 3.5 I love the book, really satisfies my craving of odd stories. It's just that, I don't really understand it. I want a clear insight: (view spoiler)[was Billy as evil as Davey? What ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Charles - Goodreads

Read it for the prose and the ideas, both of which are gorgeous. This, unfortunately, reads like an early draft of a really good book. This is a hard book to review, and many of the others say it ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Adam - Goodreads

OK, let's just take it as read that Cory Doctorow is great for publishing all of his novels under a creative commons license and get straight to the point: This book is freaking weird. And not just ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Patrick H - Goodreads

Cory Doctorow is somewhat famous on the Internet. A journalist, blogger, sci-fi writer, and liberal-copyright proponent, Doctorow should know better than to write a book that makes no sense. The main ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Ruby Tombstone [Uncensored or Else] - Goodreads

There were some amazing beginnings in this book. Or some potentially amazing ideas. That is, they could have been amazing ideas, had Doctorow seen any of them through to completion. While that is ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Althea Ann - Goodreads

Doctorow's a really interesting person editor of the "blog" BoingBoing.net (which always has links to really cool stuff on a regular basis), college dropout and professor at the University of ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Ken - Goodreads

I started reading this book a couple of times, but just recently completed a successful run at it. I enjoy it - yet it wasn't quite a four-star read for me, though it was wonderfully inventive and ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Bill - Goodreads

When Alan buys a house in Toronto and sets in rehabbing it, he strikes up a relationship with the next-door neighbors. They are a bunch of young people, some students, some apparently just slackers ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Gretchen - Goodreads

Something of "100 Years of Solitude" with wings, no tails or navels, in less than a generation. The ambivalence of names. Complexity of familial relationships. When is a curse a blessing. The ever present dose of Cory's politics, which I enjoy, but my 12-yr-old finds insufferably pedantic. Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Eris - Goodreads

Possibly one of the strangest books I've tried to navigate in a long, long time. Not his best, not his worst... but definitely his strangest. Felt the end was a bit of a cop out and cheat, but what ya ... Read full review

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