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SOMEONE COMES TO TOWN, SOMEONE LEAVES TOWN

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Fine modern fantasy from up-and-coming SF writer (Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, 2003) and happening Web editor (boingboing.net) Doctorow, with the potential to please both SF and mainstream readers.This chimera of a novel takes a plot with the geek appeal of a Neal Stephenson story and combines it with a touching family tale built out of absurdist elements that could have come from Italo ... Read full review

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Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Shane - Goodreads

So this was pretty cool. Dark, creepy and completely absurd. The sex scene was hot even though (maybe because) he focused on her wings. The name changing thing was annoying at first but then got kinda ... 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  - Tone - Goodreads

There's the A plot, about a man who's father was a mountain and his mother was a washing machine and his brothers. And there's the B plot about the same guy installing a wireless network in his ... 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

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Greg Smith - Goodreads

This was definitely the most bizarre Cory Doctorow book I have read. I'm still unsure how I feel about it, but I still enjoyed the book. If you are only going to a few Cory Doctorow books, skip this ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Adam Gecking - Goodreads

This book had me for awhile and then it lost me in the ending. It is still a decent/weird read that I would recommend though. Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Lilla Smee - Goodreads

A strange, lovely tale about trying to fit in, about trying to survive a murderous brother and come to terms with having an entirely weird family (his father is a mountain, his mother is a washing ... Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - Debs - Goodreads

Really more of a 3.5. I quite liked it - it was really creative and unique, but I found that the two plots didn't quite jive together. Definitely glad I read it though - thanks for the gift Deej!! Read full review

Review: Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town

User Review  - yoli - Goodreads

This was a very interesting book to read (well, skim). The entire time I had to forcibly suspend disbelief, which it made it more difficult. It was hard for me to relate or comprehend what was ... Read full review

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