From our "Books Too Awful To Finish Because Life Is Too Short Department": Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow. This book was so awful I barely made it halfway through before returning it to the library.

The book isn't particularly visionary, interesting, or even well written. Given all the glowing quotes printed on the book jacket and Doctorow's website, I wonder if those quoted read a different version of the book than the one I tried to read.