Deadline (Newsflesh Trilogy) Mass Market Paperback – 1 May 2011
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""Feed" is a proper thriller with zombies. Grant doesn't get carried away with describing her world or the virus. She's clearly thought both out brilliantly, but she doesn't let it get in the way of a taut, well-written story." ""SFX "on" Feed"""
"I can't wait for the next book." "N.K. Jemisin on "Feed"""
"Wry and entertaining." ""NPR Books "on" Blackout"""
"Astonishing ... a fascinating exploration of the future."--New York Times
"While there's plenty of zombie mayhem, political snark, and pointedly funny observations here, the heart of this book is about human relationships, which are still the most important thing in the world...even in a world where you might have to shoot the person you love most in the head, just to stop them from biting off your face."--Locus on Feed
"Feed is a proper thriller with zombies. Grant doesn't get carried away with describing her world or the virus. She's clearly thought both out brilliantly, but she doesn't let it get in the way of a taut, well-written story."--SFX on Feed
"The story starts with a bang as corruption, mystery, danger and excitement abound."--RT Book Reviews (4.5 stars) on Feed
"Gripping, thrilling, and brutal... Shunning misogynistic horror tropes in favor of genuine drama and pure creepiness, McGuire has crafted a masterpiece of suspense with engaging, appealing characters who conduct a soul-shredding examination of what's true and what's reported."--Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) on Feed
"Intelligent and intense, a thinking-person's post-apocalyptic zombie thriller set in a fully-realized future that is both fascinating and horrifying to behold."--John Joseph Adams on Feed
"I can't wait for the next book."--N.K. Jemisin on Feed
"It's a novel with as much brains as heart, and both are filling and delicious."--The A. V. Club on Feed
"OK, all of you readers who want something weighty and yet light, campy and yet smart, horror with heart, a summer beach read that will stay in your head and whisper to you "what if," Deadline is just what you are looking for."--RT Book Reviews on Deadline
"Deft cultural touches, intriguing science, and amped-up action will delight Grant's numerous fans."--Publishers Weekly (starred review) on Deadline
"Intelligent and exciting...raises the bar for the genre."--Telegraph on Deadline
"Wry and entertaining."--NPR Books on Blackout
The gripping sequel to the science fiction zombie-thriller FEED. The truth won't rest, and neither will the dead . . . --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.See all Product description
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The story focuses on two characters, adopted brother and sister Shaun and Georgina Mason. They are living in a world full of zombies. The thing that felt fresh about the novel is that it's not an apocalypse, humanity fought back, contained it and while there are no go zones, and blood tests for health and safety reasons to detect the virus, other wise life has gone on as before, only with zombies. The siblings are a pair of bloggers, a form of news reporters in the future who do a mixture of reporting on the truth, and doing stupid things with zombies for entertainment to keep their ratings up. They get a big job however, following a senator on his quest for presidency, this is their big shot to break out as journalists, what could go wrong?
To me, this is not a zombie novel. Oh sure, it has zombies in it, but it's more about how society has adapted to it and how people live in it with their fear and insane safety precautions. I really enjoyed it, Georgina especially is a pretty cool character (her brother is kind of a dipstick though) and some of the ideas and moments are really exciting and I found myself really wanting to know what happens next. That said it isn't perfect with a couple of parts of it that could have done with being slightly less cheesey or fleshed (no pun intended) out a little more but overall it's a great read.
+ Great setting, feels quite fresh.
+ Pretty addictive, a real page turner.
+ Georgina is a pretty good character.
Edit: For some reason this review for the first book in this series Feed, also appears for book 2 Deadline, this may confuse anyone who reads this. For the reference I found the second book to be a step down from the first book and felt just like a stepping stone to reach the conclusion in the third. There are still some good moments here and there that kept me engaged but the characters I found all pretty unlikeable 3/5 stars.
Characters I actually really like Georgia and Shaun as brother and sister they made a bad-a.. team trying to get the news to the public.
In zombie stories we always have it go the way of the heroine killing them, finding survivors and trying to live. In this story that has zombies (even animals that can become zombies) we have a community of people living a semi-normal life with the occasional outbreaks and getting the news out to the people. This isn't your normal run of the mill news this is news via camera feeds and being put up on After the End times blog. You have testing when you enter a place or vehicle and then you have to test when you exit. In this new world it is very testing so to speak.
When Georgia and Shaun get to be part of the biggest story ever it will jump their ratings like never before. They get to cover the man running for presidency how neat is that! Georgia lets it be known that she will record any and everything though when outbreaks start happening, and her people start dying she realizes that the story is bigger than before. I will say this Georgia and her crew will stop at nothing to uncover what is going on even if that means dying themselves.
I do think I plan on reading the next book in this series because where we leave off I am wondering what Shaun is going to be up to.
Even so I still managed to read in within a 7 day period, so not bad.
At least the writer attempted a new take on a zombie ate my brain tale.
I have no problem with the change of narrator, but I honestly cannot see where they can go in books 2 and 3. I have an open mind and I like to see things reach a logical conclusion. So yes I will be back for book 2 certainly.
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