Little Brother & Homeland

Little Brother

Paperback, 688 pages

Published Nov. 12, 2020 by Tor Books.

ISBN:
978-1-250-77458-3
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OCLC Number:
1136963113

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4 stars (3 reviews)

Little Brother

Marcus Yallow is seventeen years old when he skips school and finds himself caught in the aftermath of a terrorist attack on San Francisco. In the wrong place at the wrong time, Marcus and his friends are apprehended by the Department of Homeland Security and whisked away to a secret prison where they are brutally interrogated for days.

When the DHS finally releases them, Marcus discovers that his city has become a police state. He knows that no one will believe him, which leaves him one option: to take down the DHS himself. Can one brilliant teenage hacker actually fight back? Maybe, but only if he’s very careful...and if he chooses his friends well.

Homeland

A few years after the events of Little Brother, California’s economy collapses and Marcus finds himself employed by a crusading politician who promises reform. Then his former nemesis, Masha, emerges with a …

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5 stars

Obviously, these were written about a decade ago, give or take. I don’t have much to comment other than it is brilliant Doctorow and you should read all his books if you haven’t. He KNOWS the stuff he writes about. And the book is prescient. How tragic and ironic that the afterword was written by Aaron Swartz not long before his death.

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