I found this distracting and annoying, and not very interesting.
Give this book a try, I did, despite my initial indifference and am very thankful for one of the better birthday gifts in recent memory.
Maybe it was kind of late at night when I read the ending, but I felt like he had run out of time and needed to finish up fast.
So this was pretty cool. Dark, creepy and completely absurd. The sex scene was hot even though (maybe because) he focused on her wings. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Shane Tiernan
Just as its bifurcated title might suggest, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town is really two books whose connection is never quite as clear or as strong as you might want. Read morePublished on August 3, 2012 by Josh Mauthe
No matter how cool Doctorow's blog articles etc are, I just can't get myself to read a book where so many stylistic liberties are taken. Read morePublished on January 24, 2011 by A. Chow
Parts of this book are so well written that I had to force myself to put the book down and do something else. Read morePublished on September 21, 2010 by GDMF
At around fourteen, many of us feel like alienated weirdos. We can't communicate with our parents, our younger siblings are annoying, and our relationships with our age-peers... Read morePublished on January 16, 2010 by Robert Murphy
Cory Doctorow's "Someone comes to town..." suffers from a case of split personality. On the one hand, it is a mysterious and engaging urban fantasy that takes several original... Read morePublished on August 10, 2009 by Irate Reader
Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town
For me, a novel that changes the way we think about the world is a good novel, but one that changes the way we act--for... Read more
I really liked Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, and some of Doctorow's short stories, so I was looking forward to reading this book. Read morePublished on February 11, 2009 by Amazon Customer
Picked up this book based on author's name, whose great short stories I've read in Asimov's. Mashup comes to mind, in that Doctorow has combined a little bit of geekdom with some... Read morePublished on December 13, 2008 by Vernon