Summary: Fast-paced and exciting but trips over its own good intentions. An uncomfortable blurring of truth with fiction detracts from an otherwise important message.
What happens if the co-editor of a popular blog like Boing Boing decides to write a novel gathering together his favourite posts and concerns from said blog? Answer: You get a fun, suitably paranoid page-turner called Little Brother.
Little Brother (LB) reads like a novelisation of the more sinister “see how the Government is raping our freedom this time” pieces on Boing Boing. If the masses are truly victims of their Government or the local council’s petty surveillance-obsessed mania, sometimes it pays to stand before the omnipresent CCTV camera and be counted. And this is where Little Brother fits in.