How about Little Brother?
Any plans to include Little Brother?
Great idea! We'll look into it right away. Thanks!
Jun 23, 2008 2:43 pm
by MaggieH (admin)
I really want to read that book!
Aug 1, 2008 12:55 am
Thanks for the suggestion! Little Brother is now available on the site:
I think I'll be reading this one myself, too!
Aug 5, 2008 11:26 am
Thank you :-)
I'll get into this one after I finish A Place So Foreign and Eight More (also by Doctorow) which I am really enjoying!
Aug 7, 2008 2:26 am
I just finished LB... loved it, thanks for making it available!
Aug 11, 2008 3:48 pm
LB is pretty good so far, but I wish he wouldn't spend so much time explaining tech stuff (rfid, botnet, arg, etc.). I mean I get that not everyone is an internet geek like me, but I don't think he gives the reader enough credit for being able to figure stuff out.
Aug 13, 2008 2:01 pm
I'm hitting send next installment a LOT with this so far! Got to agree with juv3nal though, nearly a couple of pages explaining with LARPing is is a bit excessive.
Sep 24, 2008 3:46 pm
Little Brother is excellent! I'm not sure he overdid the LARPing stuff. I mean, for someone who knows it might be excessive, but there are so many who don't know. I think overall he handled the explanations of stuff really well.
And it was so cool. I just read it a few weeks ago and I was on Treasure Island this past weekend for the music festival.
Sep 25, 2008 2:25 pm
I needed the LARPing explanations but I can see that they might be annoying to someone who already knows this stuff.
Finished the book a couple weeks ago, after reading it rather quickly - kept hitting the send next installment option. I don't think his premise is too farfetched and of course, that's why it was so scary. A great read.
Nov 18, 2008 12:35 am
The exposition fairy sections were kind of lengthy, but they were necessary. They explain why the characters do some things and some of the workarounds they have to invent, which not everyone would understand otherwise. It lets the less tech-savvy get into a story they wouldn't normally read for just that reason. He also has a pretty clear goal of getting non-geeks to understand this stuff at least a little better and making it part of the narrative accomplishes that.
Apr 22, 2009 7:09 pm