Arquivo da categoria: Book Reviews

jPod

The jPod book by Douglas Coupland is probably one of the most hilarious things I’ve read in the last few years. It is a fairly accurate picture of Pop-Geek culture (minus the homicidal, drug dealer mom and the homicidal, white meat smuggler friend).

If you have the chance get a copy and read it. You’ll love it.

My copy is going to be dropped in some bookcrossing site somewhere in Coimbra… Search for it 🙂

Overclocked

overclockedcoverbig.jpgOverclocked is the latest collection of short stories by Cory Doctorow. As always you can buy the book, or download it for free.

The style that Cory prints in his books is there. But it is getting better and better. Right now I’ve read When Sysadmins Ruled the Earth which is strange story about what people do in face of despair and about our need to organize and communicate. Right now I’m about half way of After the Siege and I must stay that I it is so good that I had to stop sometimes and remember to breath. Today we see just commercial wars and political pressures over Patents and Royalties. One day, that is probably not far away, we will see people fighting and dieing in trenches.