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Makers by Cory Doctorow

Makers

Why you should read this book:

Makers by Cory Doctorow is an entertaining story about invention, entrepreneurship and friendship, this intricate story presents a fascinating look at the future of commerce. The characters are well-written, and the story, while slow-moving, offers a realistic version of the near future.

Why you shouldn’t read this book:

  • Technology and invention aren’t your thing.
  • You don’t like slow-moving stories.
  • Economics bore you.
  • You prefer stories about the distant future, rather than the imminent future.

What Makers by Cory Doctorow is about:

Perry and Lester are inventors. They take trash and turn it into treasure. And they make good money doing it. They spawn a whole economic movement, called New Work. Everything is peachy until this new economic system goes bust, and they have to start over. So they build a ride that celebrates the glory days of New Work. It explodes in popularity, and that’s when things get really complicated. A novel about invention, commerce and the economy, this technological narrative explores what our not so distant future will look like.

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