Little Brother

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lalle
lalle
Sat, 14 Dec 2013 17:45:55 +0100

A very good read.


starandsunrise
starandsunrise
Fri, 16 Sep 2011 01:04:21 +0200

man this is like the best book EVER i cant put it down. i love all the tech. in it although if ur not into that sorta stuff u would have lost it by the first page but het corey ,if ur reading this, i would really like to know how to code a computer thanks:)


Jofe
Jofe
Wed, 13 Apr 2011 17:34:06 +0200

A riveting book. Although I'm not too techie, the discussions on tech topics were pretty well explained that a less geeky person could understand. Now, after reading this, I find myself wishing that I had pursued an engineering or computer studies. Fantastic ideas, though a little scary. The author can really draw me into the story. Great Techno Thriller! Two thumbs up!


denisewy
denisewy (1 book)
Sat, 13 Nov 2010 05:33:21 +0100

One of the best books i've ever read!


nerderello
nerderello
Wed, 24 Mar 2010 13:26:15 +0100

A good read, well worth your time.

Well written, if a tad melodramatic at time.

As a Brit I felt my hackles rise (read the book and you'll understand).

One point I do not agree with Cory is his Bookstore dedication for Chapter 2. I no longer use Amazon and here is why - http://www.antipope.org/charlie/blog-static/2010/01/amazon-macmillan-an-outsiders.html


pixel.allie
pixel.allie
Fri, 15 Jan 2010 11:56:43 +0100

Little Brother is a novel for young adults which is set a few years in the future. A serious terrorist act shakes San Francisco and a group of teenagers get caught up in the aftermath.

The central themes are civil rights, privacy and freedom and a lot of interesting ground is covered in the book. However, as with other Cory Doctorow novels I've read, he has a point to make and uses the story as the vehicle for his opinions. Sometimes that makes the story seem incidental to the proselytising that… (more)


BlackieC
BlackieC
Mon, 11 Jan 2010 21:49:53 +0100

Simply put, this is an amazing read. Informative and entertaining at the same time and stretches the boundaries of young adult fiction. I will most definitely be recommending this to most readers I know.


Gwangi
Gwangi
Wed, 23 Dec 2009 03:47:16 +0100

Simply fantastic. Great reading for any intelligent young person or adult. Little Brother creates a great story around the premise of a paranoid post-9/11 America and how it affects one precocious young adult.


kaolin
kaolin (3 books)
Fri, 02 Oct 2009 07:53:28 +0200

I laughed. I cried. (seriously--admittedly, I'm a little wound up, but damn, it felt good). It reminded me a bit of who I used to be; and reminded me of people I once knew. Doesn't hurt that I really miss the Bay Area. The only tech I was skeptical over was tunneling through DNS, so that's now on my list to track down. :) Every hacker, former hacker, and wannabe hacker--as well as civil rights activist, student, teenager, etc. should read this.


gromett
gromett
Mon, 23 Feb 2009 22:30:14 +0100

Extremely good book. The story itself is incredibly readable. I didn't realise until after that this was aimed at a younger audience. I recommend you read this.


tkilkenny
tkilkenny
Wed, 08 Oct 2008 06:15:24 +0200

Loved it. Marcus is part Holden Caulfield, part Ender Wiggin and as w1n5t0n he leads the counter-revolution against counter-terrorism. If you've wondered about the value of taking your shoes(or your 6month old baby's shoes) off in the airport OR just what help those different colored alert states are... Give this one a try and maybe gain insight to the elusive hacker culture as well.


stark23x
stark23x
Thu, 04 Sep 2008 18:49:25 +0200

Pretty good, if a little frenetically written. It's a compelling view of a surveillance society gone mad. The book itself could stand a little editing, and it might not stand the test of time as it contains a tremendous number of direct references to tech and websites that may not survive. However, for right now, as an in-the-moment read, it is pretty good.