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Homeland - Cory Doctorow
Homeland
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In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting... show more
In Cory Doctorow’s wildly successful Little Brother, young Marcus Yallow was arbitrarily detained and brutalized by the government in the wake of a terrorist attack on San Francisco—an experience that led him to become a leader of the whole movement of technologically clued-in teenagers, fighting back against the tyrannical security state. A few years later, California's economy collapses, but Marcus’s hacktivist past lands him a job as webmaster for a crusading politician who promises reform. Soon his onetime girlfriend Masha emerges from the political underground to gift him with a thumbdrive containing a Wikileaks-style cable-dump of hard evidence of corporate and governmental perfidy. It’s incendiary stuff—and if Masha goes missing, Marcus is supposed to release it to the world. Then Marcus sees Masha being kidnapped by the same government agents who detained and tortured Marcus years earlier.Marcus can leak the archive Masha gave him—but he can’t admit to being the leaker, because that will cost his employer the election. He’s surrounded by friends who remember what he did a few years ago and regard him as a hacker hero. He can’t even attend a demonstration without being dragged onstage and handed a mike. He’s not at all sure that just dumping the archive onto the Internet, before he’s gone through its millions of words, is the right thing to do.Meanwhile, people are beginning to shadow him, people who look like they’re used to inflicting pain until they get the answers they want. Fast-moving, passionate, and as current as next week, Homeland is every bit the equal of Little Brother—a paean to activism, to courage, to the drive to make the world a better place. 
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Format: hardcover
ISBN: 9780765333698 (0765333694)
ASIN: 0765333694
Publisher: Tor Teen
Pages no: 400
Edition language: English
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Kaethe
Kaethe rated it
5.0 Homeland - Cory Doctorow
Modern fiction doesn't include much consideration of class or social issues. Just as the news reports on The Crash and The Recovery without the context of real life, so too, the entertainment. I'll be curious to see if this incites readers to action. Marcus' parents are both out of work, which means...
brokenbiscuits
brokenbiscuits rated it
0.0 Best of 2013 and 1913, Part Two: 2013 YA
Have I mentioned how handsome my cat is? Top Ten: Homeland by Cory Doctorow Sequel to Little Brother. Whistleblowing, kidnapping by government agents, peaceful protests aided by technology, nerdy activism, the “War on Terror,” and Burning Man. This book is perfect. Very brief review here. Raptur...
Hall of Records
Hall of Records rated it
5.0 Homeland
I was very excited to read this and I was well aware that I would compare this to Little Brother constantly. Little Brother blew me away and any novel so closely related to it in scope and theme would have a hard time passing scrutiny.The first chapter didn’t quite pull me in. I understood that it w...
KenS
KenS rated it
Gripping, right up until the slightly disappointing ending.
rionafaith
rionafaith rated it
Not that [b:Little Brother|954674|Little Brother|Cory Doctorow|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1349673129s/954674.jpg|939584] needs a sequel, but I will totally read this anyway.
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