I just finished reading a wonderful new book, Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson. It takes place in a fictional contemporary Arab emirate that's on the boiling point of the Arab Spring. Alif is a young guy, a hacker, who makes a shady, but honorable living hiding his clients'---bloggers of every subversive type: Islamists, … Continue reading Genies, Botnets, and State Security, Oh my!
Movies based on good books, even when they are themselves good, are never more than shadows of the original work.I bought and downloaded the Kindle version of Never Let Me Go, and read it over the weekend, finishing it Tuesday morning. My reaction was even stronger than to the movie. I put the book down … Continue reading Never Let Me Go. Kazuo Ishiguro, How Could You?