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Pirate Cinema

By Cory Doctorow

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Format: Paperback, 384 pages
Published In: United States, 27 August 2013
From the New York Times bestselling author of Little Brother Cory Doctorow comes Pirate Cinema, a new tale of a brilliant hacker runaway who finds himself standing up to tyranny.

Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the Net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household's access to the Internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.

Trent's too clever for that to happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a single stroke.

Things look bad. Parliament is subject to the demands of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven't entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people's minds....

About the Author

Cory Doctorow is a co-editor of Boing Boing and a columnist for multiple publications including the Guardian, Locus, and Publishers Weekly. He was named one of the Web's twenty-five influencers by Forbes magazine and a Young Global Leader by the World Economic Forum. His award-winning YA novel Little Brother was a New York Times bestseller. Born and raised in Canada, he currently lives in London.

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A worthy younger sibling to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother is lively, precocious, and most importantly, a little scary.--Brian K. Vaughan, author of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man on Little Brother "His most cogent, energizing call-to-arms to date." --Booklist, starred review"Funny, thought-provoking, and glorious." --School Library Journal (starred review)"Fun...Pirate Cinema offers ample and appetizing food for thought." --Seattle Times"A wonderful, important book...I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year." --Neil Gaiman on Little Brother"A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion." --Scott Westerfeld on Little Brother"A terrific read ... A neat story and a cogently written, passionately felt argument. It's a stirring call to arms." --The New York Times on Little Brother"One of the year's most important books." --Chicago Tribune on Little Brother"A worthy younger sibling to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother is lively, precocious, and most importantly, a little scary." --Brian K. Vaughan, author of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man on Little Brother"Believable and frightening...Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions of how to counteract gait-recognition cameras, arphids (radio frequency ID tags), wireless Internet tracers and other surveillance devices, this work makes its admittedly didactic point within a tautly crafted fictional framework." --Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Little Brother"I'm a huge fan of Little Brother. Reading about m1k3y, Ange, and their friends helped me visualize the escalating intrusions on our freedom and privacy wrought by advances in technology. The book describes a dystopia that seems chillingly plausible-and near." --Alex Kozinski, Chief Justice of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Little Brother"Freaking cool...Doctorow is terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology." --Los Angeles Times on Little Brother His most cogent, energizing call-to-arms to date. Booklist, starred review Funny, thought-provoking, and glorious. School Library Journal (starred review) Fun...Pirate Cinema offers ample and appetizing food for thought. Seattle Times A wonderful, important book...I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year. Neil Gaiman on Little Brother A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion. Scott Westerfeld on Little Brother A terrific read ... A neat story and a cogently written, passionately felt argument. It's a stirring call to arms. The New York Times on Little Brother One of the year's most important books. Chicago Tribune on Little Brother A worthy younger sibling to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother is lively, precocious, and most importantly, a little scary. Brian K. Vaughan, author of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man on Little Brother Believable and frightening...Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions of how to counteract gait-recognition cameras, arphids (radio frequency ID tags), wireless Internet tracers and other surveillance devices, this work makes its admittedly didactic point within a tautly crafted fictional framework. Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Little Brother I'm a huge fan of Little Brother. Reading about m1k3y, Ange, and their friends helped me visualize the escalating intrusions on our freedom and privacy wrought by advances in technology. The book describes a dystopia that seems chillingly plausible-and near. Alex Kozinski, Chief Justice of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Little Brother Freaking cool...Doctorow is terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology. Los Angeles Times on Little Brother" His most cogent, energizing call-to-arms to date. "Booklist, starred review" Funny, thought-provoking, and glorious. "School Library Journal (starred review)" Fun...Pirate Cinema offers ample and appetizing food for thought. "Seattle Times" A wonderful, important book...I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year. "Neil Gaiman on Little Brother" A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion. "Scott Westerfeld on Little Brother" A terrific read ... A neat story and a cogently written, passionately felt argument. It's a stirring call to arms. "The New York Times on Little Brother" One of the year's most important books. "Chicago Tribune on Little Brother" A worthy younger sibling to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother is lively, precocious, and most importantly, a little scary. Brian K. Vaughan, author of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man on Little Brother Believable and frightening...Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions of how to counteract gait-recognition cameras, arphids (radio frequency ID tags), wireless Internet tracers and other surveillance devices, this work makes its admittedly didactic point within a tautly crafted fictional framework. "Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Little Brother" I'm a huge fan of Little Brother. Reading about m1k3y, Ange, and their friends helped me visualize the escalating intrusions on our freedom and privacy wrought by advances in technology. The book describes a dystopia that seems chillingly plausible-and near. "Alex Kozinski, Chief Justice of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit on Little Brother" Freaking cool...Doctorow is terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology. "Los Angeles Times on Little Brother"" Praise for Pirate Cinema: "His most cogent, energizing call-to-arms to date." -Booklist, starred review"Funny, thought-provoking, and glorious." -School Library Journal (starred review)"Fun...Pirate Cinema offers ample and appetizing food for thought." -Seattle TimesPraise for the New York Times-bestselling Little Brother: "A wonderful, important book...I'd recommend Little Brother over pretty much any book I've read this year." -Neil Gaiman"A rousing tale of techno-geek rebellion."-Scott Westerfeld"A terrific read ... A neat story and a cogently written, passionately felt argument. It's a stirring call to arms."-The New York Times"One of the year's most important books." -Chicago Tribune"A worthy younger sibling to Orwell's Nineteen Eighty-Four, Cory Doctorow's Little Brother is lively, precocious, and most importantly, a little scary."-Brian K. Vaughan, author of the graphic novel Y: The Last Man"Believable and frightening...Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions of how to counteract gait-recognition cameras, arphids (radio frequency ID tags), wireless Internet tracers and other surveillance devices, this work makes its admittedly didactic point within a tautly crafted fictional framework."-Publishers Weekly (starred review)"I'm a huge fan of Little Brother. Reading about m1k3y, Ange, and their friends helped me visualize the escalating intrusions on our freedom and privacy wrought by advances in technology. The book describes a dystopia that seems chillingly plausible-and near."-Alex Kozinski, Chief Justice of the U. S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit"Freaking cool...Doctorow is terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology."-Los Angeles Times "Doctorow is indispensible. It's hard to imagine any other author taking on youth and technology with such passion, intelligence, and understanding."--"Booklist, "starred review on "For The Win"Praise for "Little Brother: ""Generally awesome in the more vernacular sense: It's pretty freaking cool... He's also terrific at finding the human aura shimmering around technology." --"The Los Angeles Times" "A believable and frightening tale of a near-future San Francisco... Filled with sharp dialogue and detailed descriptions...within a tautly crafted fictional framework."--"Publishers Weekly" (starred review) "Doctorow pays homage to [1984] with an impassioned, polemical consideration of the War on Terror that dovetails with themes of teenage angst, rebellion, and paranoia ... "Little Brother "should easily find favor with fans of M. T. Anderson's "Feed", Janet Tashjian's "The Gospel According to Larry", and Scott Westerfeld's "So Yesterday"." --"Horn Book"(starred review) "Readers will delight in the details of how Marcus attempts to stage a techno-revolution... Buy multiple copies; this book will be h4wt (that's 'hot, ' for the nonhackers)." --"Booklist" (starred review)

In Doctorow's novel set in the not too distant future, 16-year-old Trent McCauley gets his family in big trouble due to his unrepentant Internet piracy. With things going badly at home and the family banned from the Internet, Trent opts to run away to London, where he learns to live on the streets. In this audio edition, narrator Bruce Mann-whose native British accent is ideal for the story-does his best to embody Trent but turns in a middling performance. Though his interpretations of the supporting characters, particularly Trent's mother, are believable and understated, the majority of his reading sounds forced and unnatural. At times it sounds as if he's reading rather than performing. Mann seems unable to really let himself get lost within the story, and because of his reading listeners will suffer the same fate. Ages 12-up. A Tor hardcover. (Oct.) (c) Copyright PWxyz, LLC. All rights reserved.

EAN: 9780765329097
ISBN: 0765329093
Publisher: Tor Teen
Dimensions: 20.83 x 14.1 x 2.54 centimetres (0.33 kg)
Age Range: 10-14 years
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