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Walkaway
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
Cory Doctorow s first adult novel in eight years: an epic tale of revolution, love, post-scarcity, and the end of death.Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza known to his friends as Hubert, Etc was too old to be at that Communist party. But after watching the breakdown of modern society, he really has no where left to be except amongst the dregs of disaffected youth who party all night and heap scorn on the sheep they see on the morning commute. After falling in with Natalie, an ultra-rich heiress trying to escape the clutches of her repressive father, the two decide to give up fully on formal society and walk away. After all, now that anyone can design and print the basic necessities of life food, clothing, shelter from a computer, there seems to be little reason to toil within the system. It s still a dangerous world out there, the empty lands wrecked by climate change, dead cities hollowed out by industrial flight, shadows hiding predators animal and human alike. Still, when the initial pioneer walkaways flourish, more people join them. Then the walkaways discover the one thing the ultra-rich have never been able to buy: how to beat death. Now it s war a war that will turn the world upside down. Fascinating, moving, and darkly humorous, Walkaway is a multi-generation SF thriller about the wrenching changes of the next hundred years and the very human people who will live their consequences."
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Exbrarian
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I am the target audience for this book. I have no idea who I would recommend it to. I can completely understand why the reviews are less than stellar. But they are all wrong.
Fantastic novel about everything wrong with income inequality and a very plausible look at a hard won solution. Dare I say it's utopian.

RamsFan1963 I bailed on this, which is a first for me with Doctorow. I should try it again, I know several people who loved it. 3mo
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chaoticgoodhufflepuff
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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It‘s that time of month again! Up until 11:59 PM, Friday night, grab a .mobi or an .ePub! #torbookclub

https://ebookclub.tor.com

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LibrarianRyan
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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sherrynuts
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Pickpick

I know there are a lot negative reviews on here about this one, but I loved it! I was pulled in by the characters and ideas. My first Cory Doctorow book, so I‘m definitely going to be checking out more of his stuff. Finished on the road trip back home CO —> NE, through the snow and hopefully no closed interstate systems. 🤞🏼🤞🏼🤞🏼

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TracyReadsBooks
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Took him awhile but my husband finally finished this book last night. After telling me he thought I might like to read it, he handed it to me & I immediately exclaimed, “Look at that cover—it has to be Will Staehle!” And when I checked? Yep, Staehle is the artist & designer. His work is so distinctive & his covers are THE BEST & I‘m a huge fan. I don‘t care if it‘s weird to be a fan of a book cover artist/designer—I‘m ok with my book nerdiness!!!

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ReadGreen
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Mehso-so

I listened to the audiobook and the readers were excellent! Each character had a very talented reader, and I deeply enjoyed this aspect of the book. The story on the other hand was the Atlas Shrugged for transhumanist anarchists and is filled with long monologues espousing the ideology and addressing its criticisms. The great voice acting could not overcome the evangelical tone of the text.

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lorannen
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow

You're just meat following rules.

lorannen It took me a while to get into this one (my first Doctorow novel, actually). I'm not sure I'm terribly fond of his writing, but I do enjoy the ideas we're exploring. At least we've left Mr. 20 Names behind. 1y
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lorannen
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow

Hubert Vernon Rudolph Clayton Irving Wilson Alva Anton Jeff Harley Timothy Curtis Cleveland Cecil Ollie Edmund Eli Wiley Marvin Ellis Espinoza was too old to be at a Communist party.

lorannen Well this book club pick is off to an interesting start... #firstlines 1y
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heikemarie
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Bailedbailed

This is what I felt like when I realized I was at least 20% of the way into this book and I didn‘t care about any of the characters, the world they lived in, or what happened next. The plot hadn‘t gone anywhere but one scene change, and I was in the middle of the most unnecessarily graphic and looooong sex scene (and I read romance novels on the regular!). Life is too short!

wanderinglynn That‘s a great photo! ❤️🐱 I‘ve felt that way too sometimes. 😂 1y
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heikemarie
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I started this audio today. I didn‘t think I liked it much but I made soup for lunches, tacos, and marinated chicken for shawarma tomorrow, then did two loads of laundry and cleaned the litter boxes, so there must be something compelling about it...#audiochores

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Scott_BookInvasion
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I read Little Brother quite a while ago and I‘m a frequent reader of boingboing.com. Haven‘t read this one but it‘s been on my TBR for quite a while.#Elevengeddon2018

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morgan_lionheart
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Bailedbailed

There are some interesting concepts here, but it's really preachy. There are long rambling sections of characters having really contrived conversations about society, and the plot just stalls. If the book were half the length, it might be better. Really, you're better off reading Doctorow's non-fiction - there you'll find the same ideas, much better explained.

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AVChrista
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I fucking hate this book. Trying really hard to finish it. The story goes nowhere for pages on end and feels disjointed. Its a shame, I enjoy Doctorow‘s non-fiction. So far, this is a swing and a miss for me.

AVChrista Had to bail after page 235. This book was so, so disappointing. Life is too short for books that give you physical headachez. 2y
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slightlyfoxed
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Still getting caught up on #ReadingResolutions: #orange on #orange. In related news, I just realized how much of my bookshelf is made up of ARCs.

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AVChrista
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I‘ve heard good things and so far Doctorow hasn‘t disappointed me!

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Giabow
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Pickpick

Cory Doctorow is always kind of hit or miss with me. This one is a hit.

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catsuit_mango
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I really like Cory doctorow for his way to extend my understanding of new technologies potentiels. Even used it in real life conversation with my banker yesterday ;)

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Bookbeez
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Bailedbailed

This one is headed back to the library today. I tried, but it's just not for me. I found it inaccessible with a lot of technobabble. I'm sure someone way more into that kind of stuff would find this a great read. Just not for me.

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Bookbeez
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Babies are sleeping, so sneaking in some nightlight reading. #nightreads #booklight #library

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Yeah_I_Read
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Moray_Reads Lovely! 2y
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LizzyNanney
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Winston-Salem, NC

LeahBergen 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻 2y
Rachellynnwright North Carolina represent!!!! 👍 2y
The.Book.Drunkard Love that! 2y
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ReadingEnvy
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Reading Envy Podcast 092: Reading Friends Sarah and Preston. http://tinyurl.com/ReadingEnvy092 with our very own @SarahK
I wish we all had reading friends like this!

saresmoore Yay! I'm looking forward to listening! 2y
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Ksvz
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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2017 #102 dystopian audio this was a very weird story. I really enjoyed the YA series but this one just didn't sit well with me. I can't tell you why. The politics were interesting and the outlook heartfelt. The way the story unfolded was just odd to me. Exceptional writing and craftsmanship. Maybe the wrong mood.

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jhm
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
Bailedbailed

These ideas might have made an interesting essay of much shorter length, but the ham fisted dialog/plot was just too much ballast.

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ingredientx
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Amazing Tor Books panel on #scifi and #resistance at #bookcon!

RanaElizabeth That looks and sounds like a great panel! 3y
CatLadyBibliophile So jealous I missed that panel! 3y
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AllisonMP
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
Mehso-so

Tempted by the thumbs down: this book was a disappointing chore to finish. But the premise was interesting, lots of food for thought. I just did not like it as a novel, much as I wanted to.

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joem2go
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Geeky night out for me listening to a reading plus a Q&A from Mr Doctorow

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Marchpane
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Mehso-so

This felt like it should have been an essay collection, but instead was made into a "novel" where the characters awkwardly monologue about their ideas and ideologies. In between badly written sex scenes and confusing action sequences.

The ideas are interesting ones - exploring the notion of a future in which jobs are non-existent but anything you need can be 3D printed at will. Maybe essays just don't sell?

Izai.Amorim Probably not as well as fiction. And in fiction you don't need to be very rigorous in your reasoning, so you can get away with stuff that's not really thought out. But some people notice, like you did! 😀 3y
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MCYmermaid
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Mysterious Galaxy celebrates 24 years of Books of Martians, murder, magic, & mayhem today!

MrBook Nice! 3y
LazyLimaLife Happy Anniversary Mysterious Galaxy! See you in July! 3y
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AStoriedSoul
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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It's been a minute since Cory Doctorow released a new novel and I'm thrilled for Walkaway--which is an adult installment to his bibliography. It's third on my TBR. If you haven't, READ HIM. He's fantastic.

#bookworms #bookgeeks #booknerds #booklovers #bookishlife #bookaholics #bookaddicts #bookaddiction #bibliophiles #bookishgirl #booksarelove #booksarelife #bookbloggers #corydoctorow #dystopia

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StaceyKondla
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Since I am at U of L today, I decided to pop into the University bookstore. Treated myself to a new book and an adorable tin of mints.

TobeyTheScavengerMonk Heard great things about this one. 3y
StacksNShelves Scotty! 🖖🏼🙌🏽 3y
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MidnightBookGirl
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Cory Doctorow came to @FountainBookstore and gave an awesome reading! He just might be the coolest nerd around. I'm still awed he came to our small, Independent bookstore! #corydoctorow #booksigning

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NerdyRev
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Time for my monthly trip to Oblong. Picked these 5 gems up and 4 are signed!
Not pictured- Radium Girls (hand sold to me by a customer, but wanted eBook for that), Burn Town, and The Leavers.

shawnmooney The Carys Davies stories are wonderful! ❤️❤️ 3y
NerdyRev @shawnmooney Oh good. That was my impulse purchase. They seemed great. 3y
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MichaelKwan
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Finished in three days. It's a fast, exciting novel interweaving a lot of ideas and discussion of ideas. Big ideas like what does it mean to live in a world that's on the edge of being beyond scarcity while extrapolating what the effect will be of the worst aspects of the economic structure of our society.

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bookshopsc
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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This book exemplifies the best parts of genre: super smart meditations on our future as a species with fun tech, huge explosions, and wonderful character building. I am very, very fond. - Jax

ApoptyGina69 Picked it up today!! 3y
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slightlyfoxed
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Cory Doctorow giving a straight up savage speech on DRM at #txla17.

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Alan
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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Mehso-so

Storytelling in obvious servitude to ideas, but that's not a detraction. This is an addition to the dystopian genre that's probably best for Econ and AI nerds.

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Kzoojess
Walkaway | Cory Doctorow
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I finished this book about a week ago and I'm still thinking about it. Beautifully written and thought-provoking view of the future, with engaging characters and relationships. It totally checked all of my boxes for a great read! 📚 #bookworm #bookstagram #greatread

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