Wow, this book was bad. It actually started our as an interesting read for the first twenty pages when the world of the zombies and R's (the protagonisWow, this book was bad. It actually started our as an interesting read for the first twenty pages when the world of the zombies and R's (the protagonist's) life was described as revolving around feeding and then entertaining himself by going up and down the escalator. Soon he meets Julie, a human girl, and one of the dullest romance stories that I have ever read begins. None of the characters are interesting. I don't even dislike them, I just don't give a shit. Nothing happens that's worth any notice and the plot was badly told and badly put together. Reading this short 229 page book felt like running a mental marathon, it strained my patience immensely. There hasn't been a zombie book I disliked this much since reading Forest of Hands and Teeth.
I really do hope Isaac Marion's got a day job....more
**spoiler alert** This book was such a surprise! I had noticed it getting very high ratings everywhere on the internet so I was sort of expecting some**spoiler alert** This book was such a surprise! I had noticed it getting very high ratings everywhere on the internet so I was sort of expecting something like World War Z. As much as I love WWZ, Feed was very different from it but not necessarily in a bad way. What Feed has going for iself is that it's an original in the genre. At least I certainly haven't read anything like it before. It's zombie fiction where zombies really aren't that big a part of the main storyline, they're there for sure but they're not the main focus in the story. The main story mostly revolves around a political conspiracy as well as how the two main characters, these siblings who are bloggers, try to get their blog sites to be the most popular in the country. The blogging thing doesn't sound very interesting and it took some time for me to get convinced about but it's actually a very interesting part of the plot.
This 500+ page book I only read in 1-2 days which is way faster than my normal reading pace. To stop reading wasn't really an option with Feed.
This book is really very clever and I can't wait for the next installment. But... there was one thing that I have to admit I didn't like and that was the bad guy in the book. He seems to have been just the typical brainless, corrupt politician. A boring and predicrable enemy which does not suit this quite original and interesting book.
The bad guy being badly written was my only dislike however and he didn't really bother me too much because this book is still the best book I've read so far this year.
Brilliant! 9/10 (but goes up to 10 because I can't do half stars)...more