2017-04-24 19:56:20 UTC
_Homeland_ by Cory Doctorow
Book number two of a two book dystopian near future series. I don't
have a clue if there will be a third book in the series and I don't know
if I will read it if so. I read the trade paperback which used nice
paper and a good font for my old eyes.
Things are going to heck in a hand basket in near future San Fransisco
as the number of employed people is steadily dropping. Marcus has
dropped out of college and is desperately looking for a job. And people
are looking for Marcus. I could not tell when the book is set other
than the near future (it was published in 2013).
There is a huge backstory going in the book about the high cost of
college education in the USA and some apparent usury going on in student
loan fees. I have no idea about the student loan usury. And yes,
college has gotten very expensive in the USA.
There is a public domain version of the book at:
My rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Amazon rating: 4.4 out of 5 stars (126 reviews)