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Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) by Mira Grant

Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) (edition 2010)

by Mira Grant

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Title:Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
Authors:Mira Grant
Info:Orbit (2010), Edition: 1, Mass Market Paperback, 608 pages
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Feed by Mira Grant

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This was a fantastic read. I feel a bit stupid for how surprised I am by how much I enjoyed it. I wasn't prepared to like another Zombie book and yet I did.

Feed makes great use of setting and characters to tell a story. It is expertly plotted. I did take a star off for what felt like chronological troubles: I kept feeling it contradictions between it being 25 or so years in the future and after a society killing apocalypse how much technology, politics, and the news media are like they are today. This is a minor quibble and the only thing not to like about this excellent book.

I don't read a ton of YA. But this is top notch work. Makes me think I should read more. I was surprised at how good Akata Witch was and now I'm surprised at how good Feed is. I have to imagine there is a body of more YA spec-fic that will continue to surprise me. ( )
  nnschiller | Sep 18, 2014 |
Good thriller. It did lose me a couple of times with so much politics but overall I was along for the ride. I really got attached to the characters and ending up not liking some of them after the story ended. ( )
  bookqueenshelby | Sep 9, 2014 |
So, I was fully prepared to hate this book. When the book group voted it in, I admit it, I whined. I was embarrassed when people saw me reading it, felt I had to explain why I had a Zombie Book (As an aside, what does that say about me? Food for thought....). I blamed it on the book group.

But here's the thing - I enjoyed this book. It was fun. I enjoyed the voice of George, the main narrator. Shaun is also intriguing. And, I really liked the sibling relationship. Actually a bit ideal, but I could see the growth of this kind of relationship, especially given their parents (holy cow... what parents....).

I enjoyed (I fear!) the world of this novel, and I felt like the question of what would happen in a world where everyone rose up - and was wholly dangerous - after death... I felt like this question was satisfactorily explored. At least enough for me.

The plot was not predictable, and I was surprised by several turns of events. I liked the concept of Newsies/Irwins/Fictionals. The description of what happened to mainstream media does NOT seem out of hand (but the treatment of mainstream media in this novel plays right into my personal biases about 24/7 TV, anyway, so we have that...)

A few scenes impacted me emotionally. So while it's not my general fare, I feel like this was a good read that I enjoyed. I won't read the sequel (this book ends things enough to stand alone), though I probably could and enjoy it just fine.

So, I blame it on the book group. Thank, book group! You exposed me to a book that I otherwise would have completely ignored. There are ideas in Feed that I expect I'll be mulling over for some time. ( )
  ThePortPorts | Aug 22, 2014 |
This was a really good book! I never thought I liked zombie stuff, but this year I've gotten really into The Walking Dead and this book. The neat thing about this book is that, like in The Walking Dead, zombies aren't front and center. The book isn't about killing as many zombies as possible, or anything like that, it's about learning to live in a significantly different world with new dangers. It's about the characters, and journalistic integrity, and politics, and how people deal with tragedy. It's really an excellent book and I look forward to reading the next one! ( )
  sammii507 | Aug 19, 2014 |
Best postapocalyptic zombie thriller/horror novel I ever read! Interesting ending too. And lots of action. ( )
  librarymary09 | May 24, 2014 |
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Set more than two decades after an uprising of the living dead, Feed uses meticulous world-building to shape a narrative that’s believable, thrilling, and instantly clear.
added by Aerrin99 | editA.V. Club, Zack Handlen (May 13, 2010)
Shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness, McGuire has crafted a masterpiece of suspense with engaging, appealing characters who conduct a soul-shredding examination of what's true and what's reported.
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This book is gratefully dedicated to Gian-Paulo Musumeci and Michael Ellis.

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Our story opens where countless stories have ended in the last twenty-six years: with an idiot - in this case, my brother Shaun - deciding it would be a good idea to go out and poke a zombie with a stick to see what happens.
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Amazon.com Product Description (ISBN 0316081051, Mass Market Paperback)

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beat the common cold. But in doing so we 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.

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"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 [come] out, even if it kills them."--P. [4] of cover.… (more)

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