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Lightweight, but interesting background information,
This review is from: WikiLeaks: Inside Julian Assange's War on Secrecy (Paperback)I don't agree that this book reads like sleazy tabloid journalism; it's better written than that and it has more integrity, just.
Sure, it's a shameless cash-in on the part of the Guardian, and it's dramatised to such an extent that it reads like a bad novel in places.
It's an easy, entertaining read and if you tackle it with your eyes firmly open to its partisan position, some interesting background information can be teased out.
The Wikileaks `drama' raises some big questions which don't have easy answers. If you're interested in those questions and want your opinion to be as informed as possible, then this is worth picking up. You just have to take it with a healthy dose of cynicism.