Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some... show more
Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world — and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now.
Publish date: May 1st 2003
Publisher: Listening Library (Lib)
Edition language: English
, Young Adult
, Science Fiction Fantasy
, Science Fiction
, Book Club
2.5 starsI think I was the wrong audience for this book since it's really for younger readers. Often I like those types of stories, but the characters in Feed were annoying to me. I do still recommend it to younger readers. Everything is so in your face which is really what the book is about. In...
This seminal teen dystopia has been on my TBR forever (maybe since it was published?) and thanks to my book club I finally got it checked off!I always find it a little refreshing to read "old school" teen dystopias, before the formula of singular teen who realizes the evil of "the system" and vows t...
I wasn’t sure if I’d like this book when I started reading it. It’s written in a futuristic dialect that’s slightly difficult to get used to, and the characters aren’t the brightest crayons in the box. In a futuristic world, almost everyone has a “feed” in their brain. The feed controls their bodi...
Think A Clockwork Orange meets I, Robot and you're on the right track to grasping the concept of Feed. If you've ever read or watched A Clockwork Orange, you'll remember the made up language/slang called Nadsat which was so complicated that a glossary was included at the back off the book. Feed isn'...
Feed is set in "future" earth which has been ecologically devastated and corporations rule. In this dystopian novel most of the citizens have been implanted with a chip that connects their brain to the feednet, an advanced form of internet. Through this people are able to communicate with each other...