Microserfs Book Summary and Study Guide

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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.
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The review of this Book prepared by Nick

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.
The review of this Book prepared by Dom Passantino

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.
The review of this Book prepared by Paul Swaddle

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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   very sensitive (sigh) Time/era of story    -   1980's-1999 Life of a profession:    -   computer programmer Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book Job/Profession/Status story    -   Yes

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () United States    -   Yes The US:    -   California Misc setting    -   scientific labs

Writing Style

Amount of dialog    -   mostly dialog

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