Read: "Communist Party": the first chapter of Walkaway


#1

Originally published at: http://boingboing.net/2017/03/20/rented-beer.html


#2

Pre-ordered today. I can’t wait for this one to come out.


#3

I canceled my Kindle preorder after reading the post about Cory’s Shut Up And Take My Money website. Waiting for more details.


#4

Thank you both!


#5

This seems like exactly the kind of book that should entice me: techno-utopian, with a protagonist very similar to myself, from an author whose previous works I’ve enjoyed.

It’s just… I don’t know. I got a bad vibe from the initial synopsis, and now, reading this first chapter… I just have no urge to read Chapter Two. I can generally overlook the little things that would otherwise bother me in a good story, but, and I don’t know if I’m noticing just because I’m not invested enough to overlook them, there are a lot of little things already (to pick the most obvious: either Hubert Etc. is lying to his friend about how much money he has, or the purchasing power of a few million dollars is both in a very small, specific range — where it would be enough to be a meaningful contribution to the Communist party , but not enough to buy two beers — and being needlessly obfuscated).

I think I’ll borrow a library copy, but this one (unlike, say, Vallista when it comes out) will have to earn its place onto my bookshelf.


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