I loved this book.
Forget my review and go get it now, it’s wonderful.Â If you don’t have the scratch right now, that’s ok: Â Cory Doctorow walks the talk and has published his book under a creative commons license. Â You can get “Makers” for free at his site as a pdf, as html, ePub, or as an audiobook. Â Just go get it and read it. Why?
The characters felt right and true and good and wonderful, like people you’ve always wanted to be friends with. Â It’s the story of people playing around and doing the creative work that felt right to them, pushing to stay free and work on beautiful things. Â Their hard work takes a damn beating from the world around them and they rise up after that beating.
I was sad closing it, because I wanted more from them, more for them, and another thing…
I always wanted to be Perry, but I looked in that book and I’m Sammy.