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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom


The prophetic debut novel from the visionary author fo LITTLE BROTHER, now published for the first time in the UK. Jules is a young man barely a ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.000

quick read, worth your time

by kfunque on Apr 19, 2007

Taking place in a future where death and poverty have been eliminated, Doctorow explores a society where other instincts take precedent over those for survival. The narrator is at times an untrustworthy and almost unlikable character, which makes for some interesting plot points. I read this book in the course of two days, as it moved quickly and is short as well (barely 200 pages with a large typeface). It wasn't revolutionary or mind blowing, and the characters perhaps weren't strong enough that they'll still be vivid in my memory years from now, but the time I spent reading it certainly was not wasted.

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