Little Brother by Cory Doctorow by Adam Shand

I've just finished reading Cory Doctorow's Little Brother (which is available for free download under a Creative Commons license).

It's written as a book for young teenagers, but is an easy, fun read for adults as well. It's also a highly political and angry "what if" story about terrorism being used to justify the abuse of power. Cory's love of geekery and background as technical advisor for the Electronic Frontier Foundation shines through. Although I agree with almost everything he has to say, I wonder if perhaps it's a little too angry for the mainstream to take its message seriously.

If anybody reads it, I'd love to hear your thoughts, I'd especially love to know what kids think of it.

commentary posted on 17 Sept 2009 in #daring & #nerding

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