Editorial Reviews. hamhillfort.info Review. This brilliantly ironic satire is set in a future world Feed by [Anderson, M. T.]. Audible .. Download Audiobooks · Book. alone in the upcar and there's nothing but the feed telling you, This is the music you heard. This is And it would be good to have someone to download with. 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.
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Read "Feed" by M.T. Anderson available from Rakuten Kobo. Sign up today and get $5 off your first purchase. For Titus and his friends it started out like any. Feed by M.T. Anderson. Listen to a Clip. Buy by M.T. Anderson. Audiobook Download Buy the Audiobook Download: See all books by M.T. Anderson. Praise. Subversive, vigorously conceived, painfully situated at the juncture where funny crosses into tragic, FEED demonstrates that young-adult novels are alive.
For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon - a chance to party during spring break and play around 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. Anderson has created a brave new world - and a hilarious new lingo - sure to appeal to anyone who appreciates smart satire, futuristic fiction laced with humor, or any story featuring skin lesions as a fashion statement. Account Options Sign in. Top Charts. New Arrivals.
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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 ever-present ability to categorize human thoughts and desires.
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My one consolation in the chaos is, and has always been, reading.
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More than most other years, I have cherished my hours spent in the reading chair, reading history, poetry, drama, contemporary and classic literary fiction. All the time thinking I know what literature is. Having read Knowledge: As long as we are not challenged to think differently.
Well, I am now! In the era when musicians win the Nobel Prize In Literature, cheered on by a whole community of non-readers, and some readers as well, who like his music but probably haven't read his "books" either , we are not far away from the randomness of the society depicted in "Feed", where human beings have a chip implanted in their brain that feeds them anything from music and news to advertisement, customised to match the person's shopping pattern.
I did not expect anything from this book, and just picked it up because it fit a teaching unit on dystopian fiction for Grade 9. And then I spent the whole weekend laughing and crying. I don't think many paragraphs have touched me as much as the one where proper education is dismissed on the grounds that the feed enables you to get instant information on everything immediately, for example "which battles in the Civil War George Washington fought in". My first reflection was that many of my students would not be able to detect the deep sarcasm contained in that sentence, and they would not question the content.
Scary thought! Now I am almost certain that many grown-ups as well, even if they are educated, would miss the message in that paragraph, as they don't care about the context and read quickly without reflection. Skimming through text does that to you, whether you are an adolescent or an adult.
Then I felt almost nauseated when I read a press release from the fictitious government explaining to the outside world that "big shithead" was an idiom meant as a compliment, and should not be considered as an insult threatening the diplomatic relationship between two states.
If the other state did not understand the nuanced language spoken in America, it was truly not the American leader's fault.
Again, I thought it was exaggerated first, only to see much worse in the real world over and over again this summer. The way we treat language, first carelessly, without any thought, and then ruthlessly, without any truth, is very close to the futuristic American establishment in "Feed".
I felt deeply disturbed by the numb reaction of the main character when he is confronted with real tragedy, but in a way, that intensified the message of the story. A life lived with a news and entertainment feed in your head makes you detached from the messy feelings you would have to confront in human interaction.
It also makes you move forwards all the time, not stopping to think, or read, or reflect. If you don't act, the noise in your head gets tangible, annoying, and stressful. To tune it out, you must be occupied with several easy tasks at the same time, shallowly half-focusing.
I am not sure my students would appreciate the novel, and without reading guidance, the adventure, full of teenage risk taking and bad language, as well as interesting technology, will probably make them overlook the message about humanity lost to quick entertainment and instant gratification, unable to find pleasure in deeper thoughts and feelings, and unable to express themselves in sophisticated language, as their vocabulary is based on the songs they listen to and the advertisements they are fed.
The sad thing about books about the loss of literature and culture is that they are mostly read by people who still nurture that love. For the rest, I am sure the "Feed" gives them 24 hours nonstop of "poetry for the ear". View all 21 comments. Jul 12, Bloodanna rated it it was ok.
While I did end up liking this book I was very close to banishing it to the back of my bookshelf. This book is one that I found hard to get into, the beginning is slow and slightly tedious with the slang and the "Like, totally, man" quality of the narrators speech, it wasn't 'til about page 48 that I really started getting into it and even then it in my opinion wasn't very well-done.
Do ya get it, do ya? Even the ideas weren't terribly original, the whole 'controlled and made stupid by technology' plot has been done; I believe there's even a few movies where everyone is connected by the Internet in their head.
The only things that made me like the book were Violet who is one of the more 3D characters in the story and not really the dark things that are going on behind scenes, the things that are happening to the world, but the way Titus the main character and narrator basically ignores it.
View 2 comments. Many times I am able to see the good things, even if there are few: I couldn't stand Far North, but I felt the setting was accurately portrayed, and somewhat made up for the excruciating lack of plot.
Not Feed. Feed takes place at some unknown time in the future, a time where the majority of people h this review can also be seen at the-book-nuts. Feed takes place at some unknown time in the future, a time where the majority of people have "Feeds-" a chip implanted in your head that allows your brain direct access to the internet. It also allows agencies and advertisements direct access to your brain. Just let that sink in. That annoying Super Bowl ad that just won't get off your TV?
In your brain. The McDonalds "Filet Fish" jingle? No way to turn it off. Okay, so it's a fairly interesting premise. At the beginning, I did not know what our main character's name was. The author throws you directly into the world, complete with a large amount of slang term that will never actually be defined in the chapter, or the book, to be honest.
For about fifty pages, I honestly thought the guy's name was "Unit. So, our main character, our "Unit," is attempting to figure out with his friends what to do on this weird thing called the Moon.
They're incredibly bored, and so end up heading to the bar. There he meets the first intelligent being in this book, and her name is Violet.
All's going well until they go out dancing, and some strange old man hacks their Feeds. The police come, and plot begins. Around page one-hundred and fifty, I still didn't know "Unit's" name. So, naturally, I looked it up on the Internet. So what I'm trying to say here: I didn't like Feed. Not at all. The slang, which could have been interesting had it been done properly, was confusing and unhelpful.
The voice of "Titus" sounded like some strange mix between a modern-day valley girl and a whiny futuristic boy. The word "like" was incorporated infinitely more than it should have been. There was very little amount of character development. Titus starts the story as a bratty teenager, and he ends it as a bratty teenager. His friends are incredibly flat.
Violet and her father, the only mildly interesting characters, seem to have little impact on Titus' life. I was honestly hoping for a revolution book. I was hoping this strange world of Brain Internets was a terrifying dystopian setting, set perfectly for our main character to rise up against the power that be. Instead, I get a plot which could have easily taken place modern-day, the main character being a snobby billionaire's kid and the antagonist being cancer.
I feel like this world has such possibilities, but the plot was awkwardly developed and the characters were Ew. My rating: Jul 15, Sandi rated it really liked it Recommends it for: Anyone over Feed is a much more complex novel than it appears to be.
So much of the story is told by things left unsaid or details told in single sentences sandwiched in between unrelated paragraphs. The blurb on the back of the book is totally misleading. Her mother left and her father, a college professor, home schools her. The narrator, Titus, meets her on a spring break trip to the moon. Violet wants Feed is a much more complex novel than it appears to be. What makes this story different that the typical coming-of-age novel is the futuristic setting in which most people have computer interfaces installed in their brains when they are infants.
But, they mainly use it to message each other and to shop. Sound familiar? While on the moon, Titus, some of his friends and Violet are touched by a creepy old man who infects their feeds with a virus. In the background, you slowly come to understand that the Earth that these teens inhabit has gone seriously wrong. Most people have access to untold consumer goods. They can communicate with others quickly and silently. It sounds kind of utopian until you realize that a forest has been torn down to make an air factory, you can only go to the seashore wearing something like a space suit, and there are mentions of radiation levels increasing.
One thing I give Anderson credit for is never telling the reader outright what the cause of the lesions is. I figured it out, but I suspect a lot of readers, especially younger readers, will miss it. I thought the slang created for this book was perfectly suited for the characters and the setting.
Yet, he also managed to keep quite a bit of timeless adolescent attitude in the story. I highly recommend this book for any reader over I was very impressed. Jan 22, Mykle rated it it was amazing. I was hungover after a night of serious teenage drinking, and that film made me decide to go straight-edge for the rest of my youth.
It was such a cutting story, a hero's journey derailed by substance abuse, and it hit me at exactly the right moment. Having just finished Feed by M. Anderson, I'm now wondering if I ought to pitch this whole Internet thing overboard as well. Put it down and run away screaming. It's the future story of jaded bourgeois teenagers who've inherited a dying planet, but who don't know what they're missing because they've all got Internet in chips in their heads: They can fly to the moon and think it sucks.
Their skin is falling off and they think it's the latest fashion.
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You could call them morons, but they're just victims of their information diets. It's so well realized that I can't help but draw parallels with my own life, where I spend far too much time in front of this cold white laptop inventing non-existent thought products and worrying about links.
This book is gorgeous and clever and sad and creepy, and hopefully we'll all read it and decide never, ever to actually do this to our children. Because we totally could. Sep 29, Kevin rated it did not like it.
I hated this book. I felt patronized and belittled by his futile attempt to relate with me. This book has no content and the English was horrendous. My head started to hurt about half a page through. I am accustomed to reading books that have meaning and structured grammar.
Feed did exactly that. It ostracized me. It is by far the worst book I have ever read. I really wish that I could have quit after the first chapter.
He has single handeadly took a good topic and turned it into a pile of extremely rough toilet paper. Nov 07, Leah rated it did not like it. Like, unit, this was meg annoying to read with all the like, whoa, thing, dialog. I'm too much of a consumer to appreciate this book, I guess. I, like, totally get what the author is trying to say with this book, but whoa, dude. I think I'll just drink a Coke and forget I read this one. Sep 21, TK rated it liked it Shelves: When I read the jacket blurb about this book I knew I was going to have a fun time with this story.
Add to the fact that Anderson admits being influenced by none other than Mr. Thomas Pynchon, and this book had serious potential. I have serious man crush on Pynchon, which is really gross if I stop to think about it. But I digress. And then I read the first page. Okay, I understand the need to get a voice of a character and to tell a story in that voice, if applicable. But this voice was atroci When I read the jacket blurb about this book I knew I was going to have a fun time with this story.
But this voice was atrocious. Was it me or was every character a sterotype of the whiny teenager or burn-out? How many times can a character say like in a sentence? Read the first page and see. But since I have an abnormal gene that requires me to finish everything I start, I sloughed through till the end.
The writing, IMO, doesn't get any better, but the story more than made up for this. If dystopic futures and far fetched plots intrigue you, this may be worth exploring. I hope Anderson will take a stab at writing an adult novel.
I would like to see how he adapts older characters to his imagination. I know this is considered a young adult book, but I didn't feel like I was reading a young adult book. I'm a fan of both those books and buoyed by that feeling of familiarity I let myself be pulled into M. Anderson's vision of the future. The teenagers in this book feel like they are the hippest most connected people on the planet, but of course the more connected they become the more disconnected they are from what is really going on.
They develop lesions and the FEED convinces them it is fashionable to have lesions to the point that some kids are having lesions cut into their body and held open with plastic just so they can feel more a part of the group.
Shopping is the ultimate cure for melancholy sound familiar. For kicks the kids will find malware on the web that will disrupt their FEED and body functions. There is a love story between Titus and Violet.
It is sweet and hopeful, a tie between the future and the past that might have led to an awakening in Titus if not for unfortunate events. Anderson interjects FEED blasts between chapters giving us a real feel of what it would be like to be assaulted by advertising, blasted by advertising, manipulated by advertising. It would be similar, I feel, to walking through Time Square only with all of that visual extravaganza compressed and put in to your head. One memorable scene was when Titus is shopping for spotlights for his UPCAR and the salesman is talking about how he went above the domes of the city and noticed movement below him and he flashed his spotlight down on the dome and cockroaches scrambled to get away from the light, billions of them latched on to the dome of the city.
As the environment falls apart around them, as their hair falls out and as flesh starts falling off their bodies no one is worried because there is always the FEED to reassure them that things are really okay. This is a fast, high impact book that I'm almost certain I will read again. My wife just sent me a message on google chat that she saw an advertisement selling a Samsung refrigerator that comes with WIFI. Soon I will be able to have meaningful conversations with my refrigerator and I might even develop a crush on my toaster.
Feed has a good, interesting concept to work with: What this means is that the Feed is always learning about you and your preferences and recommending things for you to buy, you have the whole Internet's worth of information at your fingertips, you can cyberchat with people without having to type anything, and, oh, your brain is full of ads.
The audio Feed has a good, interesting concept to work with: I would definitely like to experience more creative audiobooks like this one! If only Feed had compelling characters and a story to go along with the worldbuilding.
I was reminded of Little Brother in that it seemed like M. Anderson had a good idea and wanted to make some social commentary, but he didn't really bother to tell a story.
Some of the satire is pretty funny, and the social commentary is pointed and clever, but the main character is not likable at all, nor is anyone else in the book besides Violet, the girl he meets on the moon who opens his mind to maybe not being a sheep who relies on the Feed.
Everyone talks in idiotic futuristic Valley Girl slang, and perhaps Anderson is making a point about how language will devolve into nonsense, but it sure makes for an annoying, frustrating read. At least Little Brother was entertaining. I wanted to give up on this book after the first few chapters, and it was a struggle to make it through most of it, since nothing really happened.
The book focuses on the relationship between Titus and Violet, but Titus is so dull that I didn't really care. The book improves in the last third, but by that point, it had already lost me, and I wanted it to be over so I could move on. View all 5 comments. Oct 20, Kristy rated it liked it. It must be the week for me to be reading weird books I'm straddling the proverbial fence on this bad boy: On the positive hand, 1. It was a unique story But Sometimes different doesn't equal good.
The story itself was interesting but the writing sucked and it was "MEG" hard to get into 3. It was a cool take on how technology can be beneficial, but in extreme quantities we are actually worse off, to the point it makes our mind numb But it could have been executed so mu It must be the week for me to be reading weird books It was a cool take on how technology can be beneficial, but in extreme quantities we are actually worse off, to the point it makes our mind numb But it could have been executed so much better The actual Feed itself is such an awesome idea.
We are basically walking computers that cater to our every need and want But as I said above it could have been so much more Violet was such a refreshing character but I hate her ending. I guiltily like the idea of the feed, the part about getting products sent to you pretty much in an instant and the feed catering to my whims But it's shallow Becuase when you look at our society now, are we really that far off from this???
On the whole, this Rodeo is closing shop becuase it didn't sell enough tickets It was not horrible, nor was it great. Jan 21, Alice-Elizabeth marriedtobooks rated it it was ok Shelves: So readers, I really wanted to like this book But I didn't, in fact, my overall reading experience left me feeling more conflicted than before picking Feed up to read.
I am HAPPY though that I have read this in one sitting since a few Goodreads users recommended me this novel right at the start of my Goodreads experience as a book reviewer.
Titus is the main character and he has this feed inserted into his brain, this controls and receives adverts, messages and basically anything from the wor So readers, I really wanted to like this book Titus is the main character and he has this feed inserted into his brain, this controls and receives adverts, messages and basically anything from the world wide web.
He and his friends however end up being hacked and in hospital with no contact other than each other face to face and not from the outside world, he meets Violet. From the outside, she looks like them but actually, there's a secret. She hates the feed and wants to change its creation. I liked the story idea of the feed but the constant, short, snappy chapters made the story pacing drag.
I struggled to connect to both Titus and Violet as characters. The ending also left me with more questions than answers. By this point, I knew the writing wasn't clicking for me.
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