The Compulsive Reader: Feed by M.T. Anderson

Friday, December 27, 2013

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Titus doesn’t think for himself. He doesn’t have to when he is constantly plugged into his feed. The feed connects him to everything and everyone, and he’s always searching for the next trend, the next amusement. A trip to the moon puts Titus in the path of Violet, a girl who thinks differently about life and resists her own feed, challenging Titus for the first time in his life.

Titus isn’t a particularly likable character, and judging by how few times his name is mentioned throughout the novel, he is not meant to be. Anderson’s use of slang works well to create a future that is frighteningly similar to our own world and condemning of society’s reliance on consumerism. Like Titus, this story is uncomfortable and somewhat frustrating, yet strangely compelling and foreboding in its descriptions of a dead Earth and dying humanity too preoccupied to care.

Cover Comments: I like how this cover hasn't changed all that much since the book was released. It's memorable and fitting for the story. 

Book purchased at my indie.

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