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Dec 7 2009 8:00am

Cory Doctorow’s Makers, Part 67 (of 81)

 

Illustration by Idiots’Books

Kettlewell had been almost pathetic in his interest in helping Lester out. Lester got the impression that he’d been sitting around his apartment, moping, ever since Eva had taken the kids and gone. As Lester unspooled the story for him—Suzanne wouldn’t tell him how she’d found this out, and he knew better than to ask—Kettlewell grew more and more excited. By the time Lester was through, he was practically slobbering into the phone.

“Oh, oh, oh, this is going to be a fun phoner,” he said.

“You’ll do it, then? Even after everything?”

“Does Perry know you’ve called me?”

Lester swallowed. “No,” he said. “I don’t talk to Perry much these days.”

Kettlewell sighed. “What the hell am I going to do with you two?”

“I’m sorry,” Lester said.

“Don’t be sorry. Be happy. Someone should be happy around here.”

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As part of the ongoing project of crafting Tor.com’s electronic edition of Makers, the author would like for readers to chime in with their favorite booksellers and stories about them in the comments sections for each piece of Makers, for consideration as a possible addition to a future edition of the novel.


Doctorow’s Makers is now available in print from Tor Books. You can read all previous installments of Makers on Tor.com on our index page.

4 comments
shirls
1. shirls
Too Short!

That took me all of a minute to read. *sigh*
jon meltzer
3. jmeltzer
Makers posting is too short
Don't take Cory or Tor to court
Don't worry, be happy!
Roland of Gilead
4. pKp
And if you really can't wait, just download it already.

I did, but I came back to reading it here. Funnier, plus the comments are a real added value.

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