- 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)
Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1) Paperback – 3 Jun 2010
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Honestly, if you only read one book about zombies this year, read Mira Grant's FEED. --BlogCritics.org
Perfect summer apocalypse reading. --io9.com
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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.Read more ›
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.
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.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Really enjoyable fantastic ending to a gripping narrative. Would recommend this series to anyone who loves zombies and something different from the norm.Published 14 days ago by Danielle
Starts off really promising, but I got really fed up and bored halfway through, turns into a completely different book, mostly about politics spin rather then zombiesPublished 28 days ago by nye s.
I'm halfway through this novel and I'm really enjoying it, the characters are great, it's well written and I'm enjoying the story... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Andy
Fun read, if you like YA and zombie combo then this will hit the spot. Good attention to detail with source of outbreak and I liked the angle of looking at events from the... Read morePublished 2 months ago by LT
It is strange when a zombie book focuses more upon conspiracies than upon the actual zombie fighting. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Siobhan
bought as a present for my girlfriend. she loves it (and she is quite picky with books)Published 3 months ago by Joseph
Dreadful. The drama is exclusively based on the 'heroes' ' position on Twitter trending. Nothing happens. I genuinely hated this bookPublished 5 months ago by Steven M.
Absolutely glued to this book. Best I have read in a while, a refreshing concept and great take on the world of the instead.Published 7 months ago by Mike