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Feed (2002)

by M. T. Anderson

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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.
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Turns out the main character already gave this book a movie rating, "Rated PG-13. For language and mild s*xual situations."

The writing of this book was so wacky and it took forever to understand (and I believe it is good that I did not understand all of it if you know what I mean).

Content: loads of language (multiple f-bombs per page), lots of s*xual references, I would personally rate this higher than PG-13 on the movie rating scale. ( )
  libraryofemma | Apr 18, 2024 |
The style in which this was written lent itself strongly to an audiobook reading. I probably enjoyed it more by listening to the excellent narrator than I would have had I tried to plow through the futuristic Valley-speak. The ending, though, was so-o-o-o depressing. ( )
  Treebeard_404 | Jan 23, 2024 |
I thought this book was pretty cool. First of all, it's teen sci-fi with a conscience that isn't terribly preachy. That alone makes it a find. The other excellent thing about this book is that Anderson created a future that's both really crazy and not too crazy, i.e. I was impressed by how real his imagined world seemed in light of the fact that it was also entertaining.

If you'll excuse me, I have to get mal now. I'm feeling so null. ( )
  LibrarianDest | Jan 3, 2024 |
My son recommended this book. I'm reading it for a paper in New Literacies & Technologies and the Culture of Reading. Stunning view of youth culture in the media saturated/materialistic future. ( )
  rebwaring | Aug 14, 2023 |
I found this sci-fi YA dystopian novel all the more frightening because it was so plausible. On the surface, it is the story of a romance between two teens of different backgrounds but the underlying story is in the setting. The disfunction of American society is highlighted by the fact that the main character is oblivious of it, even after circumstance forces it into his (and the readers') attention. ( )
  leslie.98 | Jun 27, 2023 |
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Subversive, vigorously conceived, painfully situated at the juncture where funny crosses into tragic, ''Feed'' demonstrates that young-adult novels are alive and well and able to deliver a jolt. The fact that it is a finalist for the National Book Award is in itself a good sign.
 

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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
M. T. Andersonprimary authorall editionscalculated
Baker, David AaronNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Beach, JohnNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Sands, TaraNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Twomey, AnneNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
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“O dear white children casual as birds,

Playing among the ruined languages,

So small beside their large confusing words,

So gay against the greater silences

Of dreadful things you did …”

—from “Anthem for St. Cecilia’s Day,”

W. H. Auden
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To all those who resist the feed-M.T.A
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We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.
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"Everything we've grown up with the stories on the feed, the games, all of that it's all streamlining our personalities so we're easier to sell to."
You know, I think death is shallower now. It used to be a hole you fell into and kept falling. Now it's just a blank.
But we have entered a new age. We are a new people. It is now the age of oneiric culture, the culture of dreams.
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In a future where most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Titus and his friends are typical middle class teens sometime in the far future. They go to School (TM) which is owned by the big corporations. But mostly they listen to their feed, a smart Internet connection directly connected into their brains. The feed knows what they like, it knows what they want and it knows the coolest thing of the moment. The feed markets products to them constantly and also allows them to have private chats with anyone else any time. Then one night Titus meets Violet, a girl a little off the grid. She didn't get a feed until she was 7 and mistrusts the marketing. Amusingly, her father is a professor of dead languages, like Fortran and Basic. Then one night a hacker protester infects their feeds and they learn something about life without the feed.
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