Little Brother

by Cory Doctorow | Science Fiction & Fantasy |
ISBN: 0765323117 Global Overview for this book
Registered by themarina of Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on 10/20/2010
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Journal Entry 1 by themarina from Coquitlam, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, October 20, 2010
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When he ditches school one Friday morning, 17-year-old Marcus is hoping to get a head start on the Harajuku Fun Madness clue. But after a terrorist attack in San Francisco, he and his friends are swept up in the extralegal world of the Department of Homeland Security. After questioning that includes physical torture and psychological stress, Marcus is released, a marked man in a much darker San Francisco: a city of constant surveillance and civil-liberty forfeiture. Encouraging hackers from around the city, Marcus fights against the system while falling for one hacker in particular. Doctorow rapidly confronts issues, from civil liberties to cryptology to social justice. While his political bias is obvious, he does try to depict opposing viewpoints fairly. Those who have embraced the legislative developments since 9/11 may be horrified by his harsh take on Homeland Security, Guantánamo Bay, and the PATRIOT Act. Politics aside, Marcus is a wonderfully developed character: hyperaware of his surroundings, trying to redress past wrongs, and rebelling against authority. Teen espionage fans will appreciate the numerous gadgets made from everyday materials.

Journal Entry 2 by themarina at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, December 15, 2010
As we find ourselves in the middle of what is the first public "information war,", the timing of Doctorow's book, though not new, is nearly perfect.

Though filed in the teen section of the bookstore, "Little Brother" is a great story of regular people, in this case teens, banding together to fight authority when they feel their rights are violated. Though on the surface this story feels like it takes place in the near future with talk of aphids, XNet and a number of other tidbits of futuristic sounding tech that is actually quite common among today's tech savvy crowds.

What I love most of Doctorow's book is his ability to pepper the story with history and explanations of some of the technology he incorporates into the book without sounding like he's talking down to the readers or encroaching on the thrust of the story.

I really enjoyed "Little Brother" and look forward to reading more from Doctorow.

Journal Entry 3 by themarina at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada on Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Released 10 yrs ago (12/29/2010 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

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Releasing at Seconds! Bookcrossing Meetup (Burnaby/New West).

Where: Waves Coffee, 715 Columbia Street, New Westminster, BC
When: Tuesday, December 28th at 7PM

Journal Entry 4 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, December 29, 2010
Picked up at Seconds! the Burnaby/New West BookCrossing Meetup, last night. Looking forward to reading this - thanks themarina!

Journal Entry 5 by eicuthbertson at Burnaby, British Columbia Canada on Wednesday, January 26, 2011
Great read! As relevant as when it was published in 2008.
Lots about so-called security and history too.

If you want you can read Little Brother for free on-line, but 'real' books will always be good to hold :-) Cory Doctorow - Little Brother

Released 10 yrs ago (1/26/2011 UTC) at Waves Coffee - Columbia St in New Westminster, British Columbia Canada

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