|Plot Summary of Microserfs|
|"A beautiful zeitgeisty diary of Dan, a Microsoft worker who chooses to join his friends, Karla, Susan, Abe, Todd and Bug on a risky new multimedia project for the sake of 'having a life' in a high-tech, transient world of pop culture and highly paid geek work without economic or emotional stability. A search for spiritual and emotional depth within Silicon Valley, his relationships, his family and his work with deep analysis of his life and the world."
Paul Swaddle, Resident Scholar
|"Richard Underwood and friends find themselves trapped in programming jobs at Microsoft. Sensing an opportunity to work for a new start-up company, they take it, finding a world outside of Microsoft in the process."
Dom Passantino, Resident Scholar
|"Seven programmers working in Microsoft head off to form their own company and create software. The novel describes their everyday lives in a journal entry form, from their odd discussions to their jobs as programmers, which allows them no life. "
Nick, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Microserfs|
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Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Tone of book?
- very sensitive (sigh)
Time/era of story
Life of a profession:
- computer programmer
Is this an adult or child's book?
- Adult or Young Adult Book
Is this an ordinary person caught up in events?
- White (American)
How sensitive is this character?
- sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Strong but gentle sense of humor
- Smarter than most other characters
- healthy but a geeky weakling
- an organization
How much of work is main antagonist actually present in:
- throughout most of the book.
- physically sick
How much descriptions of surroundings?
- 6 ()
- scientific labs
- mostly 1st
- a lot of play on words
- a lot of stream of consciousness
- written like a journal/diary/letters
Amount of dialog
- mostly dialog
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