For the Win
Publish date: May 2010
Publisher: A Tom Doherty Associates
Pages no: 475
Edition language: English
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Speculative Fiction
Whew, I'm exhausted! What a ride. I'm not in the mood to write a long review. I'll just say Doctorow surprised me. I didn't expect primers on gaming, global economics, organizing and labor history. I also didn't anticipate caring deeply for the young gamers. I really, really, really didn't want them...
This is YA fiction, but it's not a book about first-world high schoolers angsting over popularity or boyfriend/girlfriend who may or may not be human, nor is it about some farm boy going through a Quest(TM) in Generic Pseudo-Medieval European Fantasy Setting(TM). Instead, it is about finance & labor...
This book is EPIC! :D It was probably 5x better than Little Brother. I really like Doctorow's writing style and how he explains complicated theories and how the character thinks. It's really eye-opening to the sort of things that go on in the world, that we can't just ignore anymore.I even think the...
This one had been sitting on my kindle for a while. The dedications to booksellers, large and small, brick and mortar and online - were a little depressing considering their decline since 2008. I liked the story bouncing around the world with the stories of sweatshop workers and others. The child...
Picked up the book in London and it's absolutely fascinating. Doctorow writes up a storm - as he tends to do - and this book is an absolute eye opener if you weren't sure what 'derivatives' are. He explains today's economy brilliantly while entertaining you and keeping you on tenterhooks. It's total...
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