A few months ago I posted a question on Reddit's Print SF forum
about three free e-books that I was interested in reading. Accelerando
by Charles Stross, Blindsight
by Peter Watts and this one, Little Brother
by Cory Doctorow. I received quite a few replies which are generally very helpful. Since then I have read Blindsight which I found difficult but very clever, attempted to read (but failed to finish) Accelerando which I could not get along with, and now Little Brother which I like best of the three. However, there were some suggestions that I should avoid Little Brother like the plague (there were some positive comments also). This I duly did until I saw Neil Gaiman’s rave review
of this book. I like Gaiman’s books a lot so I want to read this, especially at this price tag.
This book seems to be more of a YA techno thriller than sf, the technology seems to be already in existence, although for all I know some aspects may have been imagined by Doctorow. Any way, apart from the fascinating tech the book also has a lot of heart and a plenty to say about liberty and freedom. I would not hesitate to recommend this book.