Friday, April 25, 2014
"Homeland" by Cory Doctorow
For the first 3/4th of the book, what I would say is pretty much the same thing I said about the first book. In terms of the style, the sequel is even more sloppily written than the first book, if that's possible. I would have been very happy reading far less about the burning man and other horribly stretched topics throughout the book. But the good ideas are still there.
But I feel that during the last 1/4th of the book, there's a slight shift in the mood and the direction. It feels like the ideas are finally properly cooked! The characters actions become more realistic, actually everything becomes a lot more realistic. The points are clearly made and the conclusion has a nice balance to it.
All in all, I think that I like "Homeland" better than "Little Brother"!