I read the book Underground back when it was released in 1997. Back then no one had heard of Julian Assange and Wikileaks didn’t even exist.
It was just a geeky book about the subculture of Australian hackers, I don’t think I could have convinced anyone to read it back then even though it was a good book.
Now Channel Ten have made it into a telemovie, I guess when you are fighting extradition people want to know about you.
You can read the books too
Underground: Tales of Hacking, Madness and Obsession on the Electronic Frontier
Get them before you watch the show!