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Little Brother
Cory Doctorow
139 Installments

A Young Adult novel about four teenagers in San Francisco defending their civil liberties against the Department of Homeland Security in the wake of a massive terrorist attack. The book was a New York Times bestseller and won numerous awards.

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Cory Doctorow is a Canadian-British science fiction writer, digital-rights activist, and co-editor of the popular blog Boing Boing. His first novel Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was the first book ever published under a Creative Commons license. His bestselling novel Little Brother (2008), was nominated for a Hugo Award. He is a contributing writer at Wired, has a regular column in Popular Science, and is the author of more then 15 books of fiction and non-fiction.

 
Dec. 26, 2013
This is a well-written, smart, humorous in places, and, most of all, socially relevant book. It shows previously unseen sides to many issues, and does it well.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
I have read many, many books and this is by far the best. It simply draws the reader in with its compelling story line and it makes the book impossible to stop reading. It really is an excellent read.
 
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This book rips along at a nice pace and keeps the reader engaged the entire way. There are a few spots where it may limp along during some of the explanation sections for those already knowledgeable on the subject minor but that's a minor gripe. The book is as much about educating as it is entertaining.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
Corey Doctorow has created yet another wonderful book. I have read every book that daily lit has by him but none have touched me quite as personally as this one. The political commentary that is rampant in this book is not the regular forced down stuff that Ive heard all my life, but so much more personal. I may not be a tech geek or know how the internet works and I just take it for granted, but this book taught me so much. Politics didn't matter to me because in my mind I did not see how it affects me personally. In this glimpse of what could easily be, the reader is startled into awareness. This book is compelling and wondrous at the same time, full of things for old and young readers to appreciate. I highly recommend it.
 
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A paranoid trek through post-terrorist attack San Francisco in a not-so-far-fetched future, with the city is under siege by US forces in the name of Homeland Security. Like The Fourth Realm trilogy, this story is about the battle waged between subversives and a corrupt power, with the battlefield occurring in the streets, in the media and, especially, on the Web. The message is clear: we must take an active stand in our governance, otherwise the power-hungry few will terrorize the conservative many, and completely marginalize the powerless. Taught, suspenseful and completely believable, this will appeal to marginalized, tech-savvy and forward-thinking teens and adults.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
so far I am really liking this.... tech details are pretty accurate and timely, character gets you involved right away...thanks! looking forward to the rest of the installments....
 
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This book caught my attention right off and held it all the way through to the end, so much so that I caught myself frequently ordering up the next several installments immediately after I finished reading the scheduled installment.<br/><br/>It's a frightening tale of a Dept of Homeland Security run amok. I'm not very computer savvy so can't say anything about whether the computer parts are accurate for now or extrapolated for the future, but they seemed believable to me within the story. And I really cared about the characters. This was my first Doctorow book, but I'll be reading more.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
This story is great! Loved the characters and it could happen just like it went down in the book.
 
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This was a fun read, and it was a good warning of what our society can become if we give into fear and continue to violate our citizens' privacy.
 
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Although I did enjoy the book and managed to complete it in less than 24 hours, I thought that the book was a little busy and Doctorow attempts to engage the reader in the plot overcomplicated the story without it having any real purpose. <br/><br/>For example, the whole distorted love triangle? There end was rather abrupt and had no real explanation that I could discern. The book, although it had many not completely thought out distractions, was enjoyable and I intend to read more of Doctorow in the future, although perhaps not the nearby future.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
You might agree or disagree with the premise and message, but this energetic and inventive story is a painless way to think through the all-too-real issues it raises, and thinking through something again never hurt anyone. The hero's spunk and ingenuity are irresistible. Every installment left me dying to know what happened next, and clicking for more.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
This book is so near-future and plausible that, at times, it was almost too scary to read.
 
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I am absolutely loving this book. It's a scary all to close to reality future. I want to think of this as a modern re-envisioning of George Orwell's classic 1984, but Cory Doctorow is an amazing author in his own right and makes the story and characters come alive in such a way that it really isn't fair to limit it in such a way.<br/><br/>One of the things I like most about this book is the way that so much modern technology is explained. Things like cryptology, that I only have a passing interest and knowledge in are explained in detail in lay terms and are extremely interesting to read.<br/><br/>Not only is the story engaging, but I feel as though I'm learning about a ton of timeless technologies.
 
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a great way to learn more about technology and the &quot;information superhighway&quot;
 
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I liked everything about this book,the title,characters,setting the realistic details, the humor, like I said &quot;i hope they make a move out of this book.&quot;
 
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I really enjoyed the characters and the story. The story itself should bring a snapshot of what if...if nothing else. I recommend the book to anyone.
 
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Really enjoyed it.
 
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Loved it!
 
Dec. 26, 2013
This book presents some very current fears about technology and how it will be used in the future. The book is good, but the focus on teen-love throws off the pacing quite a bit.
 
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I am amazed. What a story and the characters are so well written. I appreciated the development of the hero, not a bad ass, not a warrior, but someone who didn't give up, and wouldn't shut up. We need more like him!!!!
 
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Big brother is watching Little Brother. I looked forward to every reading! Well-developed storyline with really defined characters. In the light of modern-day homeland security, many issues were raised. Really made me think, yet was a very enjoyable read. Loved Marcus, wish I knew him.
 
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One of the better books I have read in years. Mr Doctorow has so captured the essence of a society willing to give up freedom to 'protect' itself.
 
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An all around excellent read, very exciting plot and very in-depth descriptions. One of the best books I've read in awhile!
 
Dec. 26, 2013
Kept hitting the link at the bottom of each installment asking for the next. Couldn't wait to keep reading it.
 
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This book was okay. It tended to get off track whil trying to explain some part of the back story. But over all it was an interesting read.
 
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It's not high literature, but Little Brother was a fast, entertaining read about a thoroughly scary and possible near-future. I'm looking forward to reading the rest of Cory Doctorow's books.
 
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Not only is this book structured around hacks that have already happened, so have the widespread reactions to terrorism. An INCREDIBLY interesting look at just what IS going on. Fast paced. I feel like there were about a zillion climaxes to this book. Shocking and well-done.
 
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Doctorow is one to watch out for. I'd recommend Homeland, the sequel to Little Brother, next.
 
Dec. 26, 2013
This was an excellent read, however it does bog down a bit when trying to explain the mechanics of spam programs, etc......but all in all, a good read. Way to close to the truth!
 
March 15, 2014
Incredible
 
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Little Brother
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