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DOWN AND OUT IN THE MAGIC KINGDOM

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Walt Disney's vice-like grip on the American imagination continues unabated, even many long years into the future when one might hope that people would know better. Cyber culture maven and first-novelist Doctorow (no relation to E.L.) sets his perky little dystopia in a future world where the regular old society of today has been taken over by the Bitchun (pronounced, one would imagine, "Bitchin ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lady Entropy - Goodreads

Cory Doctorow is a talented bastard, and I would steal his brain if I could. Unfortunately, he's a better creator of ideas and settings than a writer of books. Still, this is a damn fun book, even if ... Read full review

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User Review  - Martin Stewart - Goodreads

A creative and intelligent look at the affects of technology on the future in DisneyWorld. Such an odd setting for a book at a story that was written 13 or so years ago now. It's short and to the point and I will definitely be reading more of Cory Doctorow's fiction. Read full review

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User Review  - Jenna - Goodreads

Down and Out starts with a few interesting concepts (immortality, dead-heading, and woofie) but ultimately fails to deliver anything of substance. If one is to bother world building the "Bitchun ... Read full review

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User Review  - Nicole Hill - Goodreads

Is there a likable person in the house? Anybody? Anybody? Nope. Read full review

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User Review  - Dor - Goodreads

Felt more like an essay about the reputation economy filled out with a story that I didn't really care for. Interesting at times, but not worth the read. Perhaps if I had read it when it came out I ... Read full review

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User Review  - Dhlocker - Goodreads

Good Doctorow. Troubled characters sorting their lives in some awkward/nasty situations. Read full review

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User Review  - Jake Bs - Goodreads

I enjoyed this read and there was a lot of good science fiction content although, I still don't think Disney Land and Sci-Fi mix well. Read full review

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User Review  - Pat Dewey - Goodreads

Who doesn't love Disney World ? Now take Disney World and add some science fiction and a brilliant futuristic vision and here you have , " Down and Out at the Magic Kingdom. It's not for everyone ... Read full review

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User Review  - Lynne Page - Goodreads

This is a good little read that'll keep you entranced until the end. I was especially caught up in it because it centered around Disney World. Disney isn't my favourite attraction when visiting ... Read full review

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