As I mentioned in my March Locus column, I'm celebrating the tenth anniversary of Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom by planning a prequel volume. As part of that planning, I'm going to read aloud the entire text of that first book into the podcast, making notes on the book as I go. Here's part two.
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John Taylor Williams is a audiovisual and multimedia producer based in Washington, DC and the co-host of the Living Proof Brew Cast. Hear him wax poetic over a pint or two of beer by visiting livingproofbrewcast.com. In his free time he makes "Beer Jewelry" and "Odd Musical Furniture." He often "meditates while reading cookbooks."
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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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