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Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) Paperback – 3 Jun 2010

3.9 out of 5 stars 140 customer reviews

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  • Paperback: 592 pages
  • Publisher: Orbit (3 Jun. 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 184149898X
  • ISBN-13: 978-1841498980
  • Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 3.5 x 17.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (140 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 834,128 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Honestly, if you only read one book about zombies this year, read Mira Grant's FEED.

Perfect summer apocalypse reading.

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The good news? We cured the common cold. The bad news? Side effects include zombies.

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"The Good News: We Survived. The Bad News: So Did They".

Imagine a world where scientists have cured cancer and defeated the common cold. Sounds idyllic, but what if this medical breakthrough leads to the creation and distribution of a virus that reanimates the dead. In Feed by Mira Grant we find an Earth where humanity has done just that. The infected are a fact of life and everyone has been forced to live with the constant threat of zombies. In addition everyone has the virus.

Unlike most of the other zombie novels I have read this month there is a rather optimistic feeling to the novel's opening. The world has changed since the time of the initial outbreak, but humanity has persevered. We have learned to adapt. Everyone knows to take precautions when venturing outside, and when moving between secure locations regular blood tests are the order of the day.

The way people receive information has also changed. When the first outbreak occurred it was the blogging community who were first to raise the alarm. Individuals have moved away from traditional media and get their news direct from web based sources. Distinct types of bloggers have evolved including Newsies who, as the name implies, deal with the facts. Fictionals who look after the more creative side of blogging and finally Irwins who essentially poke zombies with a stick to see what happens.

Set in America the story follows three bloggers as they join a senator on the road to report on his presidential campaign. Georgia Mason is a Newsie who owns and writes for After the End Times. Her brother Shaun is the sites Irwin and Buffy is their technical wizard and Fictional.
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By avoiding describing the initial arrival of "zombies" other than in short flashbacks, the author manages to create some three-dimensional characters the reader cares about. This is in marked contrast to some other works in the same genre which, although they are rollicking reads, remain cartoon-like.

Feed creates a world I could see myself in, and the testing regimes taken for granted by the characters are exactly what would develop.

You don't even have to be a zombie fan to enjoy it, as it stands up as an entertaining read in its own right. So much so that it's the first and only zombie book I have ever passed on to my wife...and there's no stronger a recommendation than that.
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By PJ Rankine VINE VOICE on 12 Jun. 2010
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The year is 2040, twenty six years after a zombie plague has changed the world beyond recognition. People live in fear of the wandering hordes who's only urge is to feed and spread the contagion. Georgia and Sean Mason are young journalists who run an online news blog and are invited to accompany Senator Peter Ryan in his bid to be elected President of the United States. As the campaign progresses life becomes more and more dangerous as a conspiracey takes place and deadly secrets wait to be discovered. This is a very well written and especially well thought out and researched novel. The success of a zombie novel has to be based on writing a great story in the first place and setting it against the zombie holocaust and this is something that Mira has done perfectly. The creation of the virus is well thought out and also the way that life has changed with all the protective measures that ordinary people have to take to stay alive. Also well researched and plausible is the way that she has developed technology to fit this new world and her descriptions of the new journalism are spot on too. I could find nothing to fault this book, the characters are well padded out and sympathetic, the story line is both touching and exciting and will appeal to readers of both genders. She doesn't dwell on the actual outbreak because it happened before our heroes were born and yet she uses it to differentiate between the attitudes of the people who lived through it and those born after it. I can't praise this novel enough but I must warn you not to read the extras at the back before finsihing it, they contain a massive spoiler. I can't wait for book two.
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This was not what I was expecting to be honest and I really like zombie books!. You know when a book has been on your "to read" list for yeeeeeaaars and then you finally get around it? Well this was one of those books but I don't think it lived up to the hype.

It's post apocalyptic but really it's post POST apocalyptic. The out break has already happened and zombies are just a fact of life now. This fact means that Feed is not your run of the mill zombie book and for a lot of people that won't be a good thing.

There are no hoards of zombies chasing down our protagonists (who are for the most part, irritating). No imminent fear of death. No real mass shoot outs. In fact there's not much of anything. I get that this book is part of a series and I can forgive a certain amount but I can't forgive the almost non existent plot line. Nothing happens for the first 60% of this book.

The constant droning on about feeds and streams and views got tiring after a while. Hell. I'm a blogger myself and even I had enough after a while. I did however enjoy the scientific parts. I have an interest in epidemiology and I could tell the author was knowledgeable in her field.

Then when something finally does happen it's so predicable that it was almost meaningless. I didn't feel a connection to any of the characters and while the ending somewhat redeemed things it didn't make this a worthwhile read.

I'm still undecided as to whether I'll continue with the series. Maybe the next one will be a bit more exciting.
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