Finished reading: Eastern Standard Tribe by Cory Doctorow 📚
I found this one browsing the shelves at the library and recognised the name from my days reading boingboing.net (and the numerous mentions in XKCD, e.g. this one). I didn’t hate this book, but the writing style did remind me a lot of Snow Crash (which I didn’t like) with all the (unnecessary?) techy/futuristic names for things and places that were only named to highlight how techy/futuristic the world was portrayed to be. The story itself was okay but never really seemed to go anywhere.
Not a book I’d steer away from (I actually gave away my purchased copy of Snow Crash because I don’t ever intend to read it again) but not something I’ll steer people towards, either.