Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Marketing Posts Coming Soon.. but Little Brother for now

With all my recent travels, I've had a chance to read some great stuff lately including "Sea of Monsters," "Infected" by the sick and twisted Scott Siglar and most recently, "Little Brother" by the astoundingly terrific Cory Doctorow.

I was prompted to post about Little Brother after reading a book review on Sci-fi.com who gave the book an A-. It's also got 4 stars on Amazon (23 reviews). I'd give it a solid A- as well, the imagination and use of current technologies really blew me away. I also have to throw in the fact that Doctorow uses the XBox as main character and plot device (I work at Microsoft) which I found hysterical, and totally plausible.

If you are a geek, this book will have you nodding all the way through - from the ARG references and the fact that the characters end up LARPing their way to a terrific ending. If you aren't a geek (or if you are older than 30 and are curious), you'll be amazed at how emerging tech can (and will) continue to change the world around us. I have a feeling that in 20 years, we'll look back at "Little Brother" the way some of us look back at "True Names" and just shake our heads.

BTW... Siglar's book "Infected" has about 3 or 4 scenes in which I literally had to drop the book and shake an image out of my head. The man is sick - and terrifically awesome. If you haven't listened to the Earthcore podcast (an earlier Siglar work), get on it man! Infected has perhaps the best acknowledgements in any book I've read as well.

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