This is the second audio adaptation of Down and Out -- the podcaster Mark Forman read the book aloud on his podcast in August 2005.
I love the different adaptations of the book -- it's amazing to hear my words read by so many different people, with so many different choices about how to dramatize it. Often, the reading isn't how I heard it in my own head when I wrote it, which is cool -- it's wild to hear how your own words sound to someone else.
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Cory’s punkishness comes out it the rejection of ideals and the assertion of equivalency of experience. His characters are invested in maintaining an artificial world (Disneyworld) because there’s no point in investing yourself in the real one, less than no point really, because Disneyworld pays off in the only currency that means anything in the long run…what other people think of you. Yes, Cory puts forth (though possibly to show its weakness) that people who need people are the luckiest people in the world…and though it may be a a small world, after all, it’s one where we’re going to have lot of time on our hands.
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