In an earlier post, titled “Foiled Again,” I managed to get in a literary snag by reading two books at the same time about vampires. Well, lo and behold, fate has struck me again.
I’m currently working my way through Cory Docotrow’s For the Win, a fun and entertaining book about massive multi-player online games such as World of Warcraft and the gold farmers and people who play them to make a profit. And I also just finished up Daniel Suarez’s Freedom™, which is the sequel to Daemon, and all about a daemon being set loose through the internet and essentially bringing down the world. A big part of Suarez’s novels involves MMOs and the people who play them.
Thankfully, while it was a little hard to keep the two vampire stories separate mentally, For the Win and Freedom™ are more two different sides to MMOs and the people who play them.