Grant, Mira

Book - 2010
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
"The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED. Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives--the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them."--P. [4] of cover.

Publisher: New York : Orbit, 2010
Edition: 1st ed
ISBN: 9780316081054
Branch Call Number: SF GRANT 2010
Characteristics: 599 p. ;,20 cm


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Maybe it's time to disconnect the feed... before it eats you.

In this society your brain cyberfeed provides an endless stream of information, entertainment and advertising. When Violet’s feed is disrupted, she’s cast adrift and everyone is forced to examine the power of the feed in his/her life.

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Mar 23, 2015
  • danomcd rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

This was a pretty good read. I don't have a clue about blogging and online journalism and it was still pretty readable. The brother and sister team was an interesting contrast too

Jan 11, 2015
  • Chapel_Hill_KenMc rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

Midst the tongue-in-cheek zombie action and humor is a surprisingly sophisticated commentary on journalism--how we gather and distribute information.

Nov 17, 2014
  • john_doh rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Not bad for trashy entertainment. The author tries hard to make up a way for zombies to happen scientifically, but it just doesn't work. Zombies have to be animated by evil spirits or it just doesn't work. Think about it. Zombies eat meat, hence they are predators. It is almost unheard of to have a horde of predators. Predators are top of the food chain and need to be out numbered by their prey. This is a common fault with most zombie stories that want to be "real". A virus needs a host that eats,digests, and converts food into energy. Maybe some form of mutation, but the zombies in this book just don't work. I did like the aspect of bloggers replacing news sources. I don't think the corporations would put up with the that though.

Oct 11, 2014
  • sfogs rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

So good. Just so so so good!
Brilliant. The science, and the political climate was very well thought out. Very well written.
The story had me completely hooked.
And there are zombies and there are conspiracies. And motorbikes sailing over the top of zombie mobs.
And very sad bits.
Go read it.

Aug 06, 2014
  • emmilee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Feed's unique post-apocalyptic universe has not, even after my second read, ceased to fascinate and impress me... primarily due to the fact that the world has not come screeching to a halt. The entire population of Earth does not slink into hiding places and form small, ragtag teams of survivors. Life goes on, as it would realistically, forming new culture, new ways of life, and above all, new priorities in one's life. Feed follows adoptive siblings Georgia and Shaun Mason, bloggers in a world that has a strong demand for civilian journalism and online news. This story will not shock you with gore, leave you terrified of zombies, or be a non-stop thrill ride. It will put you in the shoes of two realistically written characters and their journey to fame through news and entertainment. It will leave you entertained, even when nothing visibly or outrageously entertaining is occurring. That's how you know a person is a good author. This is, without a doubt, the best zombie novel I have had the privilege of reading, and I highly recommend it.

Aug 06, 2014
  • athena14 rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

Too much tech porn and logistical stuff.

Dec 31, 2013
  • cherilynkai rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I listened to the audio version, but my husband read the book. WE BOTH LOVED IT. Read the whole trilogy. Mira Grant is an amazing writer.

Dec 13, 2013
  • dprodrig rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I absolutely love the premise of this book. And all the way through, you have are literally kept on the edge of your seat. If you have the patience to bear through this, you won't be disappointed.

Jul 19, 2013
  • mew7958 rated this: 0.5 stars out of 5.

I usually finish every book I start, but this one could not hold my interest. I got about 100 pages in and decided this was not for me. Maybe if there had been more zombie action? Maybe if the characters had been more interesting? Story line was so-so.

Jul 07, 2013

It's so great to have another book on zombies - - we need even more movies, books, advertisements full of zombies. In fact, I think it is high time we had a zombie president! Oops, you mean the present one, and the past four presidents, were all zombies?

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Aug 06, 2014
  • emmilee rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"It is with great joy that I report that the youth of America aren't actually riddled with ennui and apathy; that the truth hasn't been fully forsaken for the merely entertaining; that there's a place in this world for reporting the facts as accurately and concisely as possible and allowing people to draw their own conclusions. I've never been more proud of finding a place where I can belong.

- From Another Point of True, the blog of Richard Cousins, March 18, 2040"


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