Pirate Cinema was another of the books from the Humble E-Book Bundle I picked up a couple months back. It is the latest novel by Cory Doctorow whose first book, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, I’d read a couple years ago and enjoyed very much.
Sadly, I can’t say the same for Pirate Cinema. Here’s the blurb:
In a somewhat dystopic future where copyright enforcement has run amok, a young boy runs away from home after his illegal internet activities get his family cut off from the internet for a year. He runs off to London where we gets in with the cool street kid crowd where he finds love and starts an underground movement to lobby the British government for more relaxed laws.
To be frank, of all the books I’ve read this year as part of Operation Read More, Pirate Cinema was the only one that I didn’t enjoy. In fact, it kind of annoyed me.