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User Review  - mamzel - LibraryThing

Off. The. Wall. Those are really the only words I can find to describe this bizarre story. A family of boys named in alphabetical order, father is a mountain, mother is a washing machine. The boys ... Read full review

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User Review  - Sarah_Buckley - LibraryThing

This is the strangest book. It tells the story of Alan (among other "A" names) whose parents are a mountain and a washing machine respectively, and whose brothers are an island, and psychic, and a ... Read full review

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User Review  - JenneB - LibraryThing

A guy whose father is a mountain and whose mother is a washing machine (and no, this is not metaphorical, that's really what they are, and one of his brothers really is an island and not in the John ... Read full review

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User Review  - librarybrandy - LibraryThing

The cover copy says that the main character's father is a mountain and his mother is a washing machine. Of his brothers, three function as nesting dolls and a fourth is an island. These are not ... Read full review

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User Review  - jmilstid - LibraryThing

I enjoyed this book. It was a difficult read until I just let go and went with it. As with many of Cory Doctorow's works, this tale takes a grassroots stab at the system and big business. With a love ... Read full review

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User Review  - ragwaine - LibraryThing

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

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User Review  - fyrefly98 - LibraryThing

Summary: Alan (or Andy, or Adam; his parents were never too particular about names, which is understandable, given that his father is a mountain and his mother is a washing machine) is trying to live ... Read full review

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  - 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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