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User Review  - lchs.mrso - LibraryThing

The novel Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town by Cory Doctorow is an extremely strange and original work. The story is about Alan, who is the son of a mountain and a washing machine. Growing up ... Read full review

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User Review  - JonathanGorman - LibraryThing

It was a little hard to get into at first, but I ended up really liking it. The "magical" parts of it remind me quite a bit of Bradbury's October Country, with a touch of Dunsany thrown in. Quite a ... Read full review

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User Review  - glitrbug - LibraryThing

Ok, I admit it. I bought it for the cover. Seriously, how cool is it??? I also loved the bit on the back that reads " He himself has a secret or two. His father is a mountain, his mother is a washing ... Read full review

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User Review  - punkgardener - LibraryThing

Doctorow adds a nice twist of Alice in Wonderland surrealism to a story that is about monsters-- the very real kind that haunt people who survive being raised in dysfunctional families. This is a dark ... Read full review

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User Review  - tyroeternal - LibraryThing

I spent the first half of this book thoroughly confused, unable to put the book down. The second half of the book I was still confused, but coming to terms with the way things were. Had I known it was ... Read full review

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User Review  - 2seven - LibraryThing

In the spirit of Haruki Murakami, Doctorow creates an alternate reality where his characters subsist, unfazed, in the most preposterous of circumstances. Contemporary fantasy, magical realism ... Read full review

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User Review  - anglemark - LibraryThing

I don't even know where to start to untangle this one in my head, to peel of the layers and storylines to understand what it's about. Really good, though! Read full review

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User Review  - monado - LibraryThing

This book is a winner with me on several counts. The characters are interesting. The main character wants to figure out what makes people "tick," and so do I. The use of language is scintillating: his ... Read full review


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