Great concept, great execution, plenty of book trauma with a huge emotional rush of an ending. A series of deadly incidents leads Georgia and her brother Shaun to discover efforts to undermine the campaign, linked to a larger conspiracy involving the undead. Start by marking “The Feed” as Want to Read: Error rating book. The author is lousy at description; he does not help me to visualize this landscape. Ruff’s ripping yarns often pile on contrivances and overextend the narratives in the grand manner of pulp storytelling, but the reinvented mythos here seems to have aroused in him a newfound empathy and engagement with his characters. Titus, who is referred to by name only a handful of times throughout the book, is the protagonist and narrator of Feed. The Feed was addictive, and once you had it, you never wanted to be without it. She found it more literary in style than she would normally read and struggled to connect with it, whereas I absolutely loved it and have struggled to find a book to match the intensity of my reading experience since I finished it! Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. I've read a lot of horror books and not really been scared but whilst this doesn't fit that category social media is everywhere and the idea of an apocalypse occurring when everything is switched off is something I can actually see happening and find quite scary. Oy, I don't care what happens to any of them. The characters aren't very well-developed. ©1997-2020 Barnes & Noble Booksellers, Inc. 122 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10011. I would have liked to learn more about the feed and how it came into existence as I think that was a really interesting aspect that should have been developed more. She confesses to leaking information to a group undermining Ryman's campaign; the attack occurred because she had refused to continue. Kellis-Amberlee is normally benign, but the virus can "go live" or "amplify", converting any host mammal over 40 pounds (18 kg) into a zombie. Evocative of Black Mirror, The Feed is a visceral warning about our addiction to technology and shortening attention spans in the form of an optimistic, engaging human perseverance tale. The Feed, his first thriller, was inspired by his realization that people are becoming increasingly disconnected from one another, as well as by philosophical questions about identity and memory. Turn off ADblock to view Download Links. The internet and all it offers is yours in seconds. Not. It was a three-star book for the second half of this story, and no higher than a 1.5 for the first *150 pages. Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. I hope this is rectified in the tv series. After administering a coup de grâce, Georgia calls for rescue, but the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) team drugs the surviving group members and takes them for testing. There’s a smart and provocative story in here somewhere, but Clark Windo’s pedestrian prose and overdone narrative tricks... by Tom's father had something to do with creating the Feed. If that does happen, they'll need to be killed. Perhaps ironically, readers will struggle to connect with this novel. The implant gave people immediate access to news, social media, and communication. The twisty, slowly unwinding tale is laid out in tiny bits and pieces of information. [ We’re glad you found a book that interests you! The time frame is uncertain; seasons pass. To calculate the overall star rating and percentage breakdown by star, we don’t use a simple average. The Feed is, to put it simply, an exceptionally elaborate and advanced form of social media. The ideas involved are cliché and predictable. The Feed is a gripping and thought-provoking dystopia. APOCALYPTIC & POST APOCALYPTIC SCI-FI. Please try again. The inspiration to write Feed came from the combination of McGuire's interests in horror movies and virology. Instead, our system considers things like how recent a review is and if the reviewer bought the item on Amazon. Something's wrong with Kate. The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. When the brain-linking global network called the Feed collapsed, it took society with it. The concept was great. Bea is abducted. The Feed’s collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. They have to watch each other sleep, otherwise they're "taken over.