It was mostly me, I just could not penetrate Mason's writing. I found myself reading a passage and having to re-read it again to understand what he was saying. It was like that for most of the book.
The subtitle was certainly a bit misleading - A Guide to Our Future it hardly was. 3/4 of the book was spent on describing capitalism's long history. Over and over again the author would take us on a tour of the past.
Finally, in the last section, he began to apply theory to a new economic model. It is interesting to contemplate the effect the digital realm is having on the economy. It was also a challenge to imagine how a society would work without money. Try it. Every single aspect of our way of life relies on it. It's like water. We need it.
I found the book a difficult read but that has only spurred me on to wanting to learn more about it. It is a curious notion to think that we are in the first decades of this very transformation. Like everything else, I believe a solution will be found. You have to believe that otherwise living is just too bleak.
I am not so sure I would recommend this book as I had such a difficult time with it. But, without it, I wouldn't know where else to look to try to get a better understanding of a world without money.
I a search for more understanding on the subject I found The Postcapitalist Future website. Try reading the manifesto first and see if that sparks any new insights. - http://postcapfuture.com/manifesto/
Paul Mason's website - http://www.paulmasonnews.com/