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For the Win: A Novel

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 28, 2012

    Economics textbook with a plot

    Wow... if i wanted an economics textbook, i would buy one. Good plotline, good characters, although they were not developed much. Things worked way to conveiniently, and huge detail was given to unimportant things while no detail was given to important things. For example, there are some parts of the book that spend pages and pages explaining tons of economic principles, but when they talk about putting major plans in action, getting fake id's, sneaking accross an entire ocean, or setting a background, there is very little. I might be being a little harsh, but i just couldnt get over the book spending a good chunk of its pages poorly explaining economics at a 7th grade level and that things were so easy and convienent for the characters.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 8, 2011

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    Awesome

    There are so many things to say about this book - it combines all of the things that made one of Doctorow's earlier books (Little Brother) great, and throws in some economics, a gritty world, awesome characters, and a well thought out plot. The only way this book could be better would be if it was free. Which it is. Just go over to his site, and download the PDF or .txt file. It really isn't that hard to put it on your nook. Overall, one of the best books I've read in the last few years.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 22, 2013

    For the win by Cory Doctorow is a action novel about online game

    For the win by Cory Doctorow is a action novel about online gamers and their quests in the game. Also it is about peoples outside life and how the game affected them in a positive and a negative way. The people who play the game are either working for someone who wants the people who aren't good at the game to stop playing or they are playing because of their friends.

    Its certain things that i do not like and like about this book. For instance i don't like how the book jumps all over the place to one person in a different city or state. I also don't like how it talks about 8 different people in one part of the story. On a good not i like how the story was written and how the author used descriptive language to help me imagine what was going on in the game that the characters were playing.

    Despite the the fact that the story jumped all over the place I would recommend this book to people who like role playing online games and know what its like to go battle a monster with some friends. I will definitely read another book by Cory Doctorow

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 27, 2010

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    How did Econ101 become so interesting?

    While one learns something from every Doctorow book, with their forecasts for the culture we'll be living in within five years, For The Win is intended to be educational. Doctorow makes the medicine go down a little easier by wrapping a valuable economics lesson inside a thrilling story. It's not without its rough spots: when the characters, or even the narrator, pause to directly lecture about economics the book drags, but this only happens a couple times and only for a few pages each. The rest of the book is a tense, action-packed story of brave workers fighting, both physically and in-game, to win their worker's rights. It's a book that you'll accidentally finish in one or two sittings, and how many economics books can you say that about?

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