Wednesday, June 24, 2009

reading again......

I'm quoting this info. on Little Brother from a blog called You can read the original post at

Little Brother

At the Springsteen concert a couple of weeks ago Bruce said and I paraphrase, “Recently in the US we have had, illegal wiretapping, the tearing up of the Geneva Convention, prisoners with no habeas corpus and prisoners of war tortured. When we were growing up, this is the kind of stuff that they told us only happened in other countries.”
It should have been something easy to dismiss. Just a rant from a liberal rock star
but the idea has stuck with me. And now I have just finished a book that
although it is aimed at young adults – it has sent a shiver down this old fart’s

Cory Doctorow’s latest novel Little Brother is the story of a techno-savvy 17 year old who is arrested – no not arrested – taken, by Homeland Security without any kind of due process. When he finally gets out he fights back. It’s a cracking book for young adults that includes sex, underage drinking, and serious civil disobedience and I recommend every kid to read it. The cool and scary thing about the book is that it is all based on real stuff. The surveillance, the computer hacking and the powers
granted to homeland security are all based on fact. I think it should be read by
everyone. You can download it for free online. (I read it on my mobile phone.) If after you read it for free, you have a hankering, like I did, to give Cory something for his
then you can go to his website and get details of how to donate a copy
of the book to a library. I sent one to a library in my old neighborhood. I can
only hope some kid reads it and grows up to be a little less compliant than my
generation has been.


ok..this is Erin again. I have really enjoyed this book. Its not as good as some of the others I've read lately, but its VERY enlightening. Its highly educational. I love the fact that the main character, Marcus, is VERY smart, VERY into his social studies class, but....still seems VERY cool in a geeky kind of way. Marcus skips class....dates girls....drinks its not all ooey gooey and sweet, but it seems very REAL...and the stuff that happens to Marcus seems SO REAL ITS SCARy!! You can read more info about the book by clicking this link to go to its Wikipedia page.

1 comment:

This thing called life said...

i always get my book ideas from u :) thanks, and keep them coming