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Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom

I just finished listening to Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by Cory Doctorow in the form of an excellent podcast reading by Mark Douglas Nelson.

The book is set in a near future where Whuffie – a measure of reputation or kudos – has replaced money as a means of payment, and recounts the battle for hearts and minds (and therefore necessarily Whuffie) in the reconstruction of treasured rides at Walt Disney World in Florida.

A little research for this blog post revealed that the narrator, Mark Douglas Nelson has his own site and podcast (available from his site, not iTunes).

I strongly recommend this book and will be investigating other readings by Mark Douglas Nelson.