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Old 10-17-2012, 09:57 AM   #1
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I just finished it, and I just loved it !!! It is a book made for us here at MR. As a matter of fact, It just feels as if Robin Sloan knows many members here

Seriously though, if you are looking for a great read, if you love books, whether paper or electronic, if you are fascinated by the old and new technologies,this book is for you.

READ THAT BOOK !!!

And if you have some time left, read both Hilary Mantel books. She just won for the second time the booker Prize for her second tome of Thomas Cromwell's trilogy, Bring up the Bodies, which was another great read for me this year.

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Old 10-18-2012, 04:53 AM   #2
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Did you know that this is apparently based on a short story? I have listened to it some time ago and loved it. I have added the book to my wish list.

The short stoy can still be downloaded at the Escape Pod website:
http://escapepod.org/2009/09/10/ep21...ur-book-store/
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Old 10-18-2012, 11:49 AM   #3
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I read the short story version when it appeared - and quite liked it - quirky & well written. I have the novel version loaded now to read.
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Old 10-19-2012, 03:29 AM   #4
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Thanks for the info, I will check the short story. It will have to wait though, I embarked on a whim (wanted to read the last Chabon or the last Helprin first) in the history of Congo by David van Reybrouck, and that is a long one, but again, fascinating...
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Already have it downloaded and ready to read. Can't wait!
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Old 10-23-2012, 09:11 AM   #6
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It's on my wish list for an eventual special or price drop. Looks amazing.
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Old 10-23-2012, 03:14 PM   #7
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It sounds cool and I have it on my to-read list.
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Old 03-21-2013, 03:30 AM   #8
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It is a book made for us here at MR.
What do you mean by that?
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Old 03-22-2013, 04:45 PM   #9
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It's on my wish list for an eventual special or price drop. Looks amazing.
It was on mine too and it's now down in price, so I've just bought it. Looking forward to reading it
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Old 03-24-2013, 01:21 PM   #10
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UK readers - it's currently discounted at Waterstones - only £2.79 (rrp £6.98).
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Old 03-24-2013, 06:06 PM   #11
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Old 03-25-2013, 11:52 AM   #12
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I just finished this book few days ago and I love it!

I envy Clay Janon's job, lol. It must be thrilling having that experience in real life. I even found myself googling about the dragon books, hehehe.

It's different and I hope, a producer will buy the right of this book and turn it into a movie. That would be a witty one
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Old 06-10-2013, 09:59 AM   #13
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I just finished it, and I just loved it !!! It is a book made for us here at MR. As a matter of fact, It just feels as if Robin Sloan knows many members here

Seriously though, if you are looking for a great read, if you love books, whether paper or electronic, if you are fascinated by the old and new technologies,this book is for you.

READ THAT BOOK !!!
It's on my TBR now
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Old 07-03-2013, 10:51 AM   #14
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Just finished this book, and I'll second everything aceflor said in the very first post. Not sure what genre I'll end up filing it under, it was a quirky but very enjoyable book. If you don't like Google I'd probably give it a miss though!
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I've just started this and am enjoying it immensly. Makes a nice change from the challenges of the book club!
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