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Feed by M.T. Anderson
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Oct 20, 2010

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Read from December 29 to 30, 2010

It must be the week for me to be reading weird books... first "Unwind" and now this....
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 much better... there could have been so much more to the feed.
4. The actual Feed itself is such an awesome idea. We are basically walking computers that cater to our every need and want
as I said above it could have been so much more...
5. Violet was such a refreshing character
I hate her ending.
6. 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
it's shallow... the consumerism in this book is almost scary. Why? 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 didn't hold my interest.

I could go on, in my 50/50 state of mind. It was not horrible, nor was it great.
5/2= 2.5 stars!

Sidenote: this is book #147 for me.... come on 150!!!!
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Kevin McGill Im actually working through it now...

Kristy i've heard mixed reviews...

Kevin McGill Its different and a little preachy, but pretty good for social commentary. Bore some striking and slightly disturbing resemblence to the first 50 pgs of my WIP.

Kristy bad news bears for you then.. are you going to have to re-write??

Kevin McGill No. I can't tell u how often i come across an idea that i thought was original. There's nothing new under the sun. Still though, i haven't come across anyone who has used my central premise.

Kristy maybe it will take a completely different turn!

Kevin McGill Sure it will. Enjoy your read!

message 8: by Lora (new)

Lora Sorry you didn't really like this one Kristy! Hope you get to the 150 mark!

message 9: by Megan (new)

Megan I've heard a lot of people say that the ideas are pretty interesting but the writing makes it hard to get through this one.

message 10: by Katie (new)

Katie I couldn't even finish this one. Couldn't get past the writing.

message 11: by Megan (new)

Megan Good thing you discarded it when you did. Good luck with your final three books =) Are you going to set a new challange for next year? Go for 200! (I can see you rolling your eyes, "yeah right!" LOL)

Kristy 200... roll eyes, check
yeah right!, check
I'm thinking 175, that's 25 more books... it could happen.....ish....

Kristy @katie: I think I got used to the slang after the 1st 100 psges or so... I'd love to be able to encourage you to finish this, but I can't honestly say you're missing anything great!!!

Kristy and yikes... i need to fix my typos in this review!! Good Gravy, i need to start typing up in word!!!

message 15: by Megan (new)

Megan Kristy wrote: "200... roll eyes, check
yeah right!, check
I'm thinking 175, that's 25 more books... it could happen.....ish...."

That is the beauty of YA ~ it reads so quickly & helps to make these huge challanges possible :)

Greta is Erikasbuddy Interesting and Awesome review!!

I agree!! WE're just an HDMI cable away from going all Matrix on the world.

My biggest fear is that Wall-E becomes a reality.

Kristy you could seriously freak your own self out, if you think about to much......

Greta is Erikasbuddy Kristy wrote: "you could seriously freak your own self out, if you think about to much......"

LOLZ! Then I might have to leave that one alone ;)

message 19: by Habibullah (new)

Habibullah Khan While I do agree with certain aspects of your review, I need to argue certain points of this. First off, do you honestly believe that in the future, kids like the ones this is focused on are going to write or even speak in proper sentences? And also, this is not a book about the feed. It's about these teens, and while the Feed plays a huge role, it's really a social commentary on how we are being swallowed by technology, and those who don't go with it early enough "die", in a sense. I guess this, like many great books these days, was marketed completely wrong. The blurb says things that market to people who just want a good book to read, who don't want to look to much into things (not that there's anything wrong with that). Just my opinion.

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