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book cover, MakersCory Doctorow's novel is a hysterical post-cyberpunk satire of the tumultuous relationship between technology, the world economy, postmodernism and corporate America. 

In a future that could be five minutes from now, a Silicon Valley journalist, two hacker engineers working in a Florida junkyard, and a mildly insane business tycoon change the world economy, build up massive fortunes, then lose it all within a decade; and all this comes before they create a new series of rides made from the hollowed-out remains of malls and Walmarts across the country, and launch a new cottage industry--in litigation against supermassive corporations. 

This book is fun, honest reading, and every page kept me laughing and cringing in equal measure.

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