Pirate Cinema Book Review

Title: Pirate Cinema
By: Cory Doctorow
Publisher: Tor Teen
Publication Date: October 2, 2012
ISBN: 9780765329080
Pages: 384

Trent McCauley is sixteen, brilliant, and obsessed with one thing: making movies on his computer by reassembling footage from popular films he downloads from the net. In the dystopian near-future Britain where Trent is growing up, this is more illegal than ever; the punishment for being caught three times is that your entire household’s access to the internet is cut off for a year, with no appeal.
Trent's too clever for that too happen. Except it does, and it nearly destroys his family. Shamed and shattered, Trent runs away to London, where he slowly he learns the ways of staying alive on the streets. This brings him in touch with a demimonde of artists and activists who are trying to fight a new bill that will criminalize even more harmless internet creativity, making felons of millions of British citizens at a stroke. 
Things look bad. Parliament is in power of a few wealthy media conglomerates. But the powers-that-be haven’t entirely reckoned with the power of a gripping movie to change people’s minds….

When I read the synopsis of this book I was a bit intrigued  I world where making movies from other movies can land you facing big consequences  Geez, if that were to happen here, tons of youtubers that make fan fiction videos would be in serious trouble. Can you imagine, kids today being banned from the internet, they would be lost, lol.

I have to admit, I wasn't too thrilled with the book. I mean, I didn't hate it, but I don't think I would read it again, it's just not exactly my style. Don't get me wrong, their was a great storyline, the main character was written very well, as were the other characters in the book, but it just didn't keep me too interested.  

Disclosure: All opinions are my own. I received Pirate Cinema at no cost for the purpose of this review. No other compensation was received.


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