Friday, June 6, 2008

Read this book and save the world

Jackie on Cory Doctorow's Little Brother:

Basically, in the wake of a massive terrorist attack, Homeland Security swoops down into an already security-conscience San Francisco and starts abusing their power, treating citizens (especially teens) as suspects. Marcus Yarrow, your average, everyday computer genius teen, having been kidnapped by the government, tortured, and let go, has sworn that he will fight Big Brother and return freedom to his city. More or less. Mostly he's just pissed that he got tortured, and that no one knows where his buddy is.

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mr chompchomp said...

You don't even have to pay for it! There is a free ebook download at Cory Doctorow's site: go to
He's a big fan of freely distributed digital media. You can read about that at his website too.

I also recently heard an excerpt from the ebook on the TWIT (This Week in Technogoly) podcast. Go to and select episode 144. The exceprt is at the end of the podcast so you can either listen to the techheads talk (actually pretty interesting stuff on digital libraries and the Patriot Act) or just FF to the near the end of the podcast.

mr chompchomp said...

Doh! In the first paragraph above I meant ebook when I said "ebook," but in the second I meant audiobook.