Canada Reads @ the Library: Radicalized by Cory Doctorow

Defended by Scott Hayes

Radicalized is about all of us in the world right now. It’s more than a bit dystopic yet so much is like holding a mirror up to our society. Cory Doctorow’s book of 4 sci-fi novellas feels so relevant, so relatable, so scary, yet it still has moments of humour and irony and absurdity. That about sums up our life and times, no? If you’ve been paying attention to the news of the world and haven’t felt a little ‘radicalized’ already then reading this book will surely help to make you more aware of the invisible forces that control our lives, and maybe how we can control them back. Maybe.

Honestly, I think it should win the Nobel Prize for prescience and for offering some comfort during our crazy, calamitous COVID-19 times.

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