Book Review – Homeland by Cory Doctorow

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Cory Doctorow’s book, Homeland is the sequel to his best selling book Big Brother.  I grabbed the book off the new release shelf at my local library before the librarian’s hand had fully released it. Fortunately, the librarians all know that I always pick the table closest to the new book shelf and they are used to my shark-in-feeding-frenzy mode when they put out new books… she was not shocked or alarmed and just smiled.

“You think it’ll be any good?” the librarian asked.

“It’s by Cory Doctorow, if it is only good, it’ll be the worse thing he’s ever written.  Anything else by him come in?  And did that copy of Little Brother get here yet?” I replied.

Normally, I would never read a sequel unless I had read what came before.  However, having read the reviews for Big Brother, I was not willing to wait for the book to come in with the sequel sitting right in front of me.

It may seem strange, at first, that I, at nearly half a century old, am reading a young adult book.  However, if you take into account just how timely the author is with his fiction and how many real world items he includes in them, one could just as easily state that I am reading a “current events” fiction novel.  You don’t have to be a kid to appreciate Christmas and you certainly don’t have to be a young adult to enjoy this novel.  For the adults out there, I think there are a number of topics they will likely learn about in this novel. Continue reading “Book Review – Homeland by Cory Doctorow”