Next Techdirt Book Club Book: Cory Doctorow's Pirate Cinema

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It's time to announce the latest Techdirt Book Club book: Cory Doctorow's excellent new book Pirate Cinema. Many of you may have picked it up in the recent Humble Ebook Bundle that it was a part of. If not, you can, as always download it from Cory's site. Of course, if you'd like to support Cory, there are plenty options for buying the book as well. Sometime at the end of the month or (more likely, given the holidays) beginning of January, Cory will join us here for a video chat like previous authors. If you haven't read it already, please check it out.
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    Anonymous Coward, 4 Dec 2012 @ 10:21pm

    I purchased a copy in the humble indie bundle, and this was the first book I read from the set. I have to say, on average, this was a poor read.

    The book had a strong introduction. There were some great examples of how expanding corporate power might impact your life.

    Then the book goes on a nauseating 200 page roller coaster. A love interest is introduced for no readily apparent reason, other than to have the typical break up / reunion pattern you can find in any chick flick. All the main characters can produce an Ayn Rynd style 20 page copyright rant on demand.

    Anything a main character does is genius, revolutionary, and it captures the heart of their generation. All main characters are genius level chefs, and masters of improvisation.

    Finally, you may as well put magic in the book, because it makes more sense than the technological bullshit that appears in this book.

    This is the worst type of self-insertion fan fiction. I would give it a pass. If you bought the humble indie bundle, read "Stranger Things Happen" instead. The book is haunting.

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