[DWJ] Best of 2008
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Sun Dec 21 09:09:10 EST 2008
Ehsan Roudiani wrote:
> I've not read any of Cory Doctorow's books yet so can't comment on
> them, but I do know him and you could very safely introduce a child to
> him! I shall have to get round to reading some of his stuff now, I am
> I've recently read 'The Master of the Fallen Chairs' by Henry Porter,
> and liked that a lot. Cracking premise which I won't spoil and only
> really one criticism which would be a spoiler but didn't ruin it at all.
> I'm stubbornly waiting for House of Many Ways in paperback as I've
> just got too many books to buy hardbacks.
I didn't mean to imply his book was not suitable, nor that it promotes
Marxism. FYI (for those who haven't read the book): The name of the
book is meant to invoke Orwell, and it is a warning, just as 1984 was.
Doctorow does practice what he preaches, e.g., he gives most of his
works away for free electronically. If you are an ebook user, I expect
you will want to look him up.
Marxist or not, he does believe in freedom.
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