Monday, 3 August 2009


'We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck'.
So begins 'Feed', a brilliantly imaginative futuristic novel by M.T. Anderson.
Internet implants are directly linked into the brains of humans. Information is accessed via the implants, called the 'feed'. Huge advertising organisations use the 'feed' to promote their wares, and consumers are totally addicted.

Amidst this new world Titus meets Violet...on the moon. Their relationship flourishes, but her anarchic views and upbringing are vastly different to that of Titus and his friends.

Violet comes from a poor family, and her 'feed' is installed late and is of an outdated model. Her health deteriorates and she reaches out to Titus for comfort.

The 'feed', is not a world wide phenomonen. however, and there is a growing resistance movement.

An amazing, thought-provoking novel that reminded me of classics such as 'Animal Farm' and '1984' by George Orwell, and 'The Chrysalids' and 'Day of the Triffids' by John Wyndham.



Rafah said...

Wow, this sounds like an awesome book! I saw it on shelf and put it away, but I forgot to borrow it out! But I'm definitely looking forward to reading it :)


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