Neil Gaiman on Little Brother

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17 Responses to “Neil Gaiman on Little Brother”

  1. Cory Doctorow says:

    Many thanks, Pip!

    Of course the text will be free online.

  2. Fortyseven says:

    Steven Levy’s “Hackers” had that effect on my own childhood, as he describes.

    Can’t wait to check that out. :)

  3. Jeff says:

    As much as I like the Doc’s stuff, I fear reading anything that might have the power to make me want to be 13 again. What a horror that would be! Of course, being 13 with access to a world of porn might not be so bad.

    Jeff

  4. Iskander says:

    I was lucky enough to read a proof of Little Brother and I could only describe it as incendiary — in the best possible way. It rocks hard!

  5. Halloween Jack says:

    I wouldn’t mind being thirteen again–I’d invest my allowance in Apple stock, so that I could be a lazy bastard now. I think I’d want to be the opposite gender, though, so I could see what puberty is like from that side.

  6. cyenobite says:

    April!? I thought this was out now. ugh.
    Great cover too.

  7. coaxial says:

    @3

    I’m sure puberty sucks just as hard, but in a somewhat different way.

  8. Jeff says:

    C.D. Can I ask what your favorite Y.A. novel is/was? I think mine might have been Heinlein’s Podkayne of Mars. Maybe it’s not my favorite, but the first book that made me cry, so I just remember it well.

    Jeff

  9. David says:

    Deep Fritz

    Hmmm, thought I saw that graphic somewhere else before.

  10. Spherical Time says:

    Thanks, Cory. Kudos on the book.

  11. Cory Doctorow says:

    Jeff, I have a zillion favorites, naturally. But Daniel Pinkwater’s Alan Mendolsohn, the Boy from Mars, is very near the top of the stack.

  12. Pip_R_Lagenta says:

    I am looking forward to this book. I have already ordered two copies from Amazon. I work at a group home (half-way house) in San Francisco for teenage boys coming out of Juvenile Hall. One of the copies will go on the shelf at the group home for the boys to find. Many of them do like to read… from time to time.

  13. Lee says:

    Not very well written.

  14. Jeff says:

    Interesting. I think that book was one of my early introductions to occultism. Gosh, I’d forgotten about that one until now. Thanks.

  15. Carl Rigney says:

    I h

  16. Carl Rigney says:

    I had high hopes for Little Brother after hearing Cory read the first chapter at a convention, but it exceeded my expectations. I just finished the advanced reading copy I won in the icommons auction, and it was worth every penny. I feel pretty safe in saying it’s the best book I’ll read this year. It’s a gripping story about likable characters being pushed hard and pushing back smartly.

    But I’m over 25 so don’t trust me, read it for yourself when it comes out in May. I’ll be buying extra copies then to give to friends so they can pass them along to others.

  17. Eben says:

    Will the text for this be available online? After paying actual money for Eastern Standard Tribe, I’d definitely want to try before I buy.

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