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
The story and characters aren't as complex as they could have been, but I didn't mind. Cory wrote this for teenagers, and he was clearly mor...more
And while I was still turning it over in my mind, trying to decide how to review it, a principal decided to throw his school's One Book summer reading program out the window two days be...more
There are many things I like about this book. Cory Doctorow creates a very convincing atmosphere of fear and h...more
This book was awesome and definitely worth finishing in a day. Although written for a YA audience, this could clea...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
Nominee: Hugo Award Best Science Fiction Novel (2009)
Doctorow is a Canadian author who lives in London and is involved in open source programming and the "collective commons" which is, as I understand it, to do with copyright l...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
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
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
I was one of those fortunate enough to get in an email before they ran out of copies, and mine arri...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.