Little Brother (Little Brother #1)
Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. Smart, fast, and wise to the ways of the networked world, he has no trouble outwitting his high school’s intrusive but clumsy surveillance systems.
But his whole world changes when he and his friends find themselves caught in the aftermath o...more
"Little Brother" is a mature, contemporary novel that looks at the issue of security in a near-future that doesn't seem too far from today. When San Francisco is attacked by terrorists, seventeen-year-old hacker Marcus and his friends are out...more
So anyway, I read it on the plane to ALA and had to really push to finish it. Some of the writi...more
Instead, Little Brother seems to be just a gross fa...more
And what's a man do to but work out whether it's true?
Looking for a man with a focus and a temper
Who can open up a map and see between one and two
Time to get it
Before you let it
Get to you
Here he comes now
Stick to your guns
And let him through
Everybody's coming from the winter vacation
Taking in the sun in a exaltation to you
You come running in on platform shoes
With Marshall stacks
To at least just give us a clue
Ah, here it comes
I know it's someone I knew
This book was awesome and definitely worth finishing in a day. Although written for a YA audience, this could clea...more
But. While I enjoy Cory Doctorow's non-fiction writing (he writes very clearly about copyright, pir...more
It annoyed me just how political it was, and completely one sided to boot. Some might argue that the dad gave a bit of the other perspective but that was a pretty half-arsed attempt if you ask me. I understand that this was supposed to show what could happen if the government ever gained too much power, but it ended up looking l...more
I was one of those fortunate enough to get in an email before they ran out of copies, and mine arri...more
As the government starts encroaching more and more on civil liberties, Marcus is determined to get back at DHS, stop the questioning and detainment of innocent civilians, and generally take back the government from the law-and-order-at-all-costs brigad...more
Do you trade privacy for security?
ETA (1/21/12, just re-read this and did a podcast discussion with SFF Audio)
It was harder to read Little Brother the second time around. Not because the book is hard to read, it is the opposite. But because of everything we've just been through in the USA with SOPA and P...more
This book was actually written at the end of the Bush administration, and I think you'll find that obvious. I like this book, I recommend this book, but there is a certain amount of irony...some of it unintentional irony I believe. On the other hand t...more
The book is about Marcus Yallow, a technically savvy ‘geek’, who finds himself along with his friends targeted as a suspected terrorist by the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) immediately after the bombing of the San Francisco Bay Bridge. Prior to the bombing, Marcus was a normal teenager who...more
I think I found this via a link from Neil Gaiman's blog. Which means I should have read it posthaste, but hey, I'm only human and I had sparkly vampire braincandy to read. Now I'm ready to be serious again.
The intro alone made me fall in love.
end of chapter 2: Dude, it's like Neal Stephenson decided to hang out with high-schoolers. This kicks ass.
sometime in the middle: Only difficulty is th...more
I'm not sure I totally buy the ending, but this book is a must-read for this da...more
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He is an activist in favor of liberalizing copyright laws and a proponent of the Creative Commons organization, using some of their licenses for his books.
Some common themes of his work include digital rights management, file sharing, Disney, and post-scarcity economics.