The characters are believable and entertaining, the story is grand, and the message is important and chilling.
While not Doctorow's most powerful prose, Pirate Cinema is a great exploration of a topic that has tremendous implications for the near future we will all live in.
The ideas discussed in the book were noble and timely, given the SOPA and PIPA stuff, but I felt like I was being lectured to throughout the whole book!
Only book (for adults) I've read yet that could convince me that being homeless / running away from home (if you're in a bad situation) is preferable to staying, and that you might... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Rebekah Barlow
This is the complete review as it appears <a href="http://ianwoodnovellum.blogspot.com/2014/09/pirate-cinema-by-cory-doctorow. Read morePublished 3 months ago by Amazon Customer
I had previously read Little Brother by the same author and loved it. In Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow addresses some of the same themes as that earlier... Read more
Despite of developing in England, this remarcable novel is set over the scheme of Little Brother. I could pair characters down to some secondary ones between the two of them. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Monica Beltrami-Carter
Trent McCauley has a hobby. He likes hunting down obscure movie clips of a well-known actor,. editing them together to make new works, and uploading them for others to enjoy. Read morePublished 6 months ago by C. A. Bridges
If Pirate Cinema were half as long it would be fantastic book. As others have said, big parts of the book are very preachy about digital rights management. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Mark Polino
I enjoyed PC a lot, primarily for its unadulterated celebration of the art of editing video clips to tell a new story. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Dave Versace
Doctorow's snappy, amiable novel shines brightly as a piece of activist fiction, focusing its sights tightly on a reality controlled by copyright law and the entertainment... Read morePublished 11 months ago by Amazon Customer