serendipitous reflections

Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Free book

Cory Doctorow wrote the book Little Brother, a young adults book, and has placed it online for a free download. This book has been well reviewed, and it's free. Jeni and I both love books, and like to share books with others, so when I saw that this one was available for a free download, I wanted to point it out. No, I haven't read it yet, but I did download it.

Neil Gaiman is one of my favorite authors, and he said of Little Brother, "I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year, and I'd want to get it into the hands of as many smart 13 year olds, male and female, as I can. Because I think it'll change lives. Because some kids, maybe just a few, won't be the same after they've read it. Maybe they'll change politically, maybe technologically. Maybe it'll just be the first book they loved or that spoke to their inner geek. Maybe they'll want to argue about it and disagree with it. Maybe they'll want to open their computer and see what's in there. I don't know. It made me want to be 13 again right now and reading it for the first time, and then go out and make the world better or stranger or odder. It's a wonderful, important book, in a way that renders its flaws pretty much meaningless."

That sounds like a good book to me. And did I mention that it's free?



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