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Homeland (Little Brother Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Cory Doctorow
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)

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"A wonderful, important book... I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year."; --Neil Gaiman

"This is the sequel to Little Brother and, if anything, is better, in my opinion. A first class examination of all that's wrong, and right, with American society, told in Doctorow's inimitable and hugely enjoyable style. Faultless. --Books Monthly

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Two years after the events of Little Brother and Marcus has new problems to deal with: California's economy has collapsed, taking his parents’ jobs and his university tuition with it. On his return from the Burning Man festival with his girlfriend Ange, Marcus lands a job as webmaster for a muckraking politician who promises reform.

Things are never simple, though: old frenemies from his Xnet days come out of exile with amazing tales of political corruption, powerful billionaires bent on "austerity" at any cost, a subprime bubble built on student debt, and a Homeland Security Industrial Complex that isn't about to let anyone get in its way. Marcus is now a mole in the political establishment, embroiled in lethal political intrigue and the sharp end of class warfare, American style.

“As always, Doctorow fills his novel with cutting-edge technology, didactic progressive messages, strong and somewhat snarky characters, and discursions that reflect his passions (a Wil Wheaton cameo? instructions on cold brewing coffee? why not?). Fans of Little Brother and the author’s other stories of technophiliac hacktivism ought to love this book.” Publishers Weekly

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 608 KB
  • Print Length: 385 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher: Titan Books (15 Sep 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F8GX9FO
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (6 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #122,267 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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Canadian-born Cory Doctorow is the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Little Brother. He has won the Locus Award for his fiction three times, been nominated for both the Hugo and the Nebula, and is the only author to have won both the John W. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and the Campbell Award for best SF Novel of the Year. He is the co-editor of BoingBoing.net, writes columns for Make, Information Week, the Guardian online and Locus and has been named one of the internet's top 25 influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. Cory Doctorow lives in London with his wife and daughter.

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5.0 out of 5 stars More than slightly scary 11 April 2013
By A. Skudder TOP 1000 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Format:Hardcover
This a sequel to the book Little Brother. It could be read on its own but I think it is better to read the other one first and then read this one.

If you use the internet or have a smartphone then this could easily give you nightmares as you realise what sort of surveillance is theoretically possible using them. It is quite hard to get to the end of the book and not feel at least a bit paranoid.

It is one of those books set about 5 minutes in the future, so although it is sort of science fiction there is nothing in it that you can't imagine being possible now.

Despite the wealth of detail about technical matter and the culture and ethoics around them this is also a good read. If you just want techie details, buy a text book, because this has a story that makes you keep reading faster and faster because you wnat to know what is coming next.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Great book, lousy ending 2 Jan 2014
Format:Paperback
The sequel (of sorts) to the excellent Little Brother, Homeland starts well and builds a strong story, populated by believable characters.

Then throws it all away with a very rushed and inconclusive ending.

Rather disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars thank you 1 Jan 2014
By pawebb
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I haven,t enjoyed a tech book as much since the golden age of cyber punk. Two books in two days. They are addictive.
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