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Re: Little Brother

Post by sanddbox on Wed Oct 27, 2010 7:18 pm
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Mendax_Sane wrote:
Spectre557 wrote:To say the least, I wasn't happy about the obligatory photograph and fingerprinting. I'd rather have called off the whole trip than leave my most private information with the most dangerous enemy of any free person in the world - the US government. I can taste the freedom already, and it tastes sour as hell.

I'm not a fan of the US but this seems like a massive understatement given the lack of genocide etc - I'm pretty sure China and Burma are both less free places...


I think you mean to say a massive overstatement.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by insomaniacal on Wed Oct 27, 2010 8:17 pm
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Although I don't really believe the US is spying on all it's citizens and trying to create a "1984" state, giving up such private data is rather... annoying, to say the least.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by Spectre557 on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:03 pm
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Mendax_Sane wrote:
Spectre557 wrote:To say the least, I wasn't happy about the obligatory photograph and fingerprinting. I'd rather have called off the whole trip than leave my most private information with the most dangerous enemy of any free person in the world - the US government. I can taste the freedom already, and it tastes sour as hell.

I'm not a fan of the US but this seems like a massive understatement given the lack of genocide etc - I'm pretty sure China and Burma are both less free places...

Of course they are, and the freedom I can get I value greatly - it's precisely because America is meant to stand for freedom and liberty that I'm so dismayed by their insistence on invading privacy. That and the fact that it's far from difficult to make an enemy of the US government.

About this being more dangerous than other governments - I live in the UK, and my government is basically the US's bitch. A perfect example is Gary McKinnon.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by fashizzlepop on Thu Oct 28, 2010 1:10 am
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I personally read the book in less then a week via my iPhone. Very hard to put down. Very well written and great story.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by Scribbles on Wed Nov 17, 2010 11:04 am
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One of the best reads ever, Recommend everyone to read this.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by kujinR on Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:40 pm
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I just recently got a copy of Makers a title by the same Author. It wasn't as big as Little Brother but, it's still an awesome read. Can't wait to get my copy of the other titles, the local bookstore promised me they'd order 'em, should be getting 'em in a few weeks.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by fabianhjr on Wed Nov 17, 2010 6:11 pm
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Just finished reading Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom.
It is plainly awesome. Can't wait for more!
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Re: Little Brother

Post by nasomancer on Thu Nov 18, 2010 6:49 pm
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Little Brother was great. I really hope a lot of teachers include that book in their English classes. Perfect for 9th graders on up, if you ask me. And, uh, I can't wait for the new, free XBOX to come out...

That part (not really a SPOILER, unless you want to read it super fresh) where he discovered someone was in his laptop terrified me to no end. That would suck so bad.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by kduders5000 on Thu Mar 28, 2013 7:48 pm
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Homeland, the sequel, is out. It's also a very good book.
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Re: Little Brother

Post by mightymouselv702 on Tue Apr 30, 2013 4:11 pm
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The book was really good. I want my own ParanoidBox. Thanks for suggesting it.
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