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Tragic Hero: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY

Tragic Hero: THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY

I’ve had a long fascination with the rebel hero who meets with a tragic end. It started with Matt Dillon as Dallas in the movie version of S.E. Hinton’s The Outsiders. The hero of my latest novel, Ruin Me, is a law-breaking street artist. But as we all know, truth is stranger – and more devastating – than fiction. This week, there’s a new documentary called THE INTERNET’S OWN BOY about programming genius, activist, and anti-hero, Aaron Swartz, co-founder of Reddit.  Under the weight of outrageous felony indictments charged to make an example of him, he killed himself last year at the age of 26 — but not before instigating changes that help all of us every time we blog or search the internet. Check out this trailer.

Jamie Brenner Jamie Brenner is the author of RUIN ME and THE GIN LOVERS, both published by St. Martin's Press. She also writes erotic fiction under the name Logan Belle. Visit her at www.jamiebrenner.com @jamieLbrenner
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