I also got a copy of the book for free about a year or two ago from winning a contest on GameDev.net. I'm not much of a fiction reader but I gave it a shot. My review is overwhelmingly positive. I can count with one hand how many books I've read that I truly, truly enjoyed and this is one of them. It really did hook me in a way that few books ever have. I gave this book to my mother (who can barely use a computer) and she loved it just as much as I did. I highly recommend this book to anyone, geek or non-geek alike.
Barr Sues Over McCain's, Obama's Presence on Texas Ballot
I'm an Obama supporter living in Texas and I think this is actually a great thing to have both McCain and Obama's names removed from the ballot. Texas is a very conservative state, which makes my vote here virtually worthless. But if neither is on the ballot, then the chances of Obama winning the state because of write-ins or Barr (or another 3rd party candidate) winning because their name is on the ballot increases. Basically if John McCain doesn't win Texas, its a very deep blow for him and this lawsuit is pretty much the only shot we have at it.
When will we abolish this stupid electoral college?