Book Log #1: Down And Out In The Magic Kingdom

Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow (borrowed)

Cory Doctorow is one of those names that have floated around in my mind as Someone Famous who I have never taken the time to learn more about. I mostly know him because he was referenced in an XKCD comic that I didn’t understand.

At any rate, he writes a good book. Recommended by a co-worker because we were discussing the Black Mirror episode (that I also haven’t seen) about a world where people rate each other, Down and Out is about a future world where death and scarcity have been conquered, and Disneyworld is basically run by benevolent gangs.

There’s lots of fun world building, and a mystery, and sharp, amusing writing. It’s a tasty snack of a book, that you can consume in an average domestic airplane flight.