Another one in the bag – well to be honest this one was finished a couple of weeks ago but I hadn’t got around to posting.
I do like Corey Doctorow (in fact I’m reading another one now that I’m almost done with) and his visions of the near future are almost always believable. This book was a bit heavy on the economics, but after being initially turned off about them, I did find myself being more and more interested in how the markets worked.
All in all a good read – and while not as strong as some of his other works (Little Brother was a particularly fun read), if you can cope with the economics and have played MMORPGs you will most certainly enjoy it.
Thought I’d get round to reading this before the film was released. An enjoyable read, however I did lose the sense of time towards the end of the book. I had no real feeling of how time was passing, or why the situation was never actually looked into by the authorities.
Still – I enjoyed reading it, and considering it’s as old as I am (40) it’s an interesting look into how the 70’s saw the future possibly turning out.
Gonna go back to the future for the next read I reckon. Got some catching up to do so will smash a couple of shorter books out in the next couple of weeks to get myself back on track. Might even see what graphic novels are in the local library to have a read of.