Honor book for the 2003 Boston Globe/Horn Book Award (Fiction category)
The Barnes & Noble Review
Brave New World takes a romantic teen twist in this disarming, engrossing novel set in a hyper-computerized future.
Spending time partying on the moon and riding around in his "upcar," Titus is an average tee
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This is a discussion from the Emo Girls/Boys r HOT!! group on Goodreads. I wanted to see what our youth really talk like. I figured I'd get them at their best, discussing politics. Here's a sampling:
I"M BLACK BITCH!! i'd b racest against ME!! no....Obama is just a fag...plain & simple!!
ill bakk out right now... BYEZZZ
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"I can't do this," I told myself. "I hate books that overuse our obnoxious vernacular. And the made-up words are annoying and stupid. I much preferred the made-up slang in A Clockwork Orange."
"So you're going to punish Anderson for using slang that is m...more
Feed, to put it simply, is disturbing. This book gives us an almost apathetic look into an entirely conceivable future – a future where technology is everything and corporations own as much as the schools and clouds. Though, first and foremost, this is a book about a teenager. This is a book about Titus, a boy linked to the Feed, and his group of friends as they travel to the moon to have fun. But the moon turned out...more
I might feel uncertain if I actually liked Feed or not, but one thing I know for sure - the audio version of it is excellent. The book itself is unique because of its narrator - a teen in a future with a device in his head that directly connects him to the internet. Titus, who is constantly fed a cocktail of advertising, entertainment and targeted info, has an almost atrophied brain, he lacks in basic knowledge of speech or reading, because why bother if all communicat...more
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. It seemed at times like the author was trying too hard to get his point across/to make you see the satire that i...more
Having just finished Feed by M. T. Anderson, I'm now wondering if I ought to pitch this whole Internet thing overboard as well. Put it down and run away screaming.
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...more
When I grow up, I want to be M. T. Anderson.
***wondering why all my reviews are five stars? Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. I can't believe I jus...more
I'm straddling the proverbial fence on this bad boy:
On the positive hand,
1.It was a unique story
Sometimes different doesn't equal good.
2. The story itself was interesting
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
it could have been executed so mu...more
The story is about Titus and Violet, and the Feed - an internet connection implanted in the brain at birth. Titus, the narrator, is as ineloquent and bizarre as the rest of the world, and yet his narrative is startlingly deep and pretty; but not half as deep and pretty as Violet, who is a wonderful heroi...more
Feed is a novel that needs to be experienced. Anderson projects a world where fast-paced internet consumerism has taken over society, where people have the internet basically wired into their bodies, directly feeding them a stream of advertisement based on their every random thought. It's cleverly done. Anderson beats the reader over the head with a devolved and annoying language (the people are so dumbed-dow...more
The one exception is Violet, but she was homeschooled, so she's pretty weird. But Titus kind of likes her anyway. Too bad her feed got so fried.
This book provides a realistic world (...more
Feed portrays the near future world North Americans are currently barreling towards, and, as a result, this book is horrifying, terrifying, and brilliant all at the same time. You don't need to read my review, you need to go out and read this book, now. It's a fast pace and should take very long to whip t...more
"I don't know when they first had feeds. Like, maybe, fifty or a hundred years ago. Before that they had to use their hands and eyes. Computers were all outside the body. They carried them around outside of them, in their hands, like if you carried your lungs in a briefcase and opened it...more
73% of the world have chips implanted in their heads; the world wide web is as readily available...more
Okay, so like--yeah. Like, the satire, and the, like, writing style that should have gotten on my nerves but didn't because it was satire---that was like...like, whoa, unit. You know? And some of the lines and such were just, like, funny and still a statement. Like how even the parents and president talked like...I'm doing right...more
There are very few books I put down for just being horrible. Many times I am able to see the good things, even if there are few: I detested Beautiful Creatures, but I loved the character of Macon Ravenwood. I couldn't stand Far North, but I felt the setting was accurately portrayed, and somewhat made up for the excruciating lack of plot.
Feed takes place at some unknown time in the future, a time where the majority of people h...more
“We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.”
So begins the story of Titus, an average teen in a future not so far off from our own. In this future world people are installed with the Feed – an implant in the brain that connects its user to a world of instant gratification. IMs are mentally conducted, consumer profiles and recommendations are personalized and beamed straight to the customer’s brain, and spam gets a whole new meaning. On spring brea...more
Almost everyone has the "Feed" inserted as a small child (perhaps as a baby?). Through the feed they can search dictionaries, encyclopedias and gather information. The feed is also a source of online shopping and constant "pop-up" adds. The feed learns what an individual is interested in and tail...more
His picture books include Handel Who Knew What He Liked; Strange Mr. Satie; The Serpent Came to Gloucester; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. He has written such young adult books as Thirsty, Burger Wuss, Feed, The...more