I love Disney. It’s a huge part of my life. I love the films, I love the merchandise and I also love the parks so therefore this book was screaming at me to read it.
Am I glad I did?
No not really.
This book wasn’t bad, nor was it good. It was just incredibly average in the sense that my interest began to dwindle about 50% of the way through.
I felt no connection to the characters – I love it when a book makes me feel as if the characters are not actually characters, and instead they are real people. Down And Out didn’t do that for me unfortunately.
Don’t get me wrong, Doctorow has an incredible imagination. A futuristic world set in Disney World where people can’t “die” is a pretty cool concept. Unfortunately Down And Out just didn’t cut it for me.