As seen on I might feel uncertain if I actually liked or not, but one thing I know for sure - the audio version of it is excellent. In fact, there's a Taco Bell nearby calling your name! I feel like this world has such possibilities, but the plot was awkwardly developed and the characters were Ew. I can see the pitfalls of our society heading in something akin to this direction and it's disturbing. And this is a world where startling descriptions like the following are possible: It smelled like the country. Give them the benefit of the doubt.
Titus lives in the feed with his friends. But that was before the crazy hacker cause Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. Her mother left and her father, a college professor, home schools her. I think that because the story is taking place in the future I was intrigued more by the content and the actual plot within it. All's going well until they go out dancing, and some strange old man hacks their Feeds. The description made it seem as if being disconnected from the feed makes Titus reconsider what having the feed means but it's actually the opposite.
Read the first page and see. Feed wasn't a comfortable book to read but so worth it. The highly satirized and stylized narrative might be at fault here. She plans to show interest in a wide and random assortment of products to prevent the corporations that control the feed from developing a reliable consumer profile of her. And yet listening to the slang and language of the characters and how the feed was portrayed felt so realistic.
And it did make me uncomfortable. The question is whether it's already too late. I liked it--I thought it was sad and sweet and powerful--but I guess I was hoping for something bigger. Don't let them women go to school and vote! There was very little amount of character development. As the novel progresses, the illusion of consumer gratification is represented directly through the girls' near hourly trips to the bathroom to keep with the hair style and fashion trends. The book focuses on the relationship between Titus and Violet, but Titus is so dull that I didn't really care.
What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you? I figured I'd get them at their best, discussing politics. Who wouldn't want that kind of immediate access to the whole wide streaming world? Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. The feed is such a necessary part of their lives that they wouldn't consider themselves disconnecting even if they could. Because I'm only reviewing my favorite books -- not every book I read. Thomas Pynchon, and this book had serious potential. He and his friends however end up being hacked and in hospital with no contact other than each other face to face and not from the outside world, he meets Violet.
And his burial of these details mimics the mindset of the characters, who are so entrenched in their immediate but monotonous consumer-based lives that they have no clue what has happened to humanity and Earth. The audiobook is narrated by one man but the feed portions are actually done by a cast and it sounds completely real. When a terrorist attack hijacks their feeds, Titus's eyes are open. No more jokes from me about my surgically implanted cellphone. A life lived with a news and entertainment feed in your head makes you detached from the messy feelings you would have to confront in human interaction.
She, arguably foolishly, tries to get Titus and his friends to actually think about what their consumptive lifestyle means in the larger scale of things. This book is especially good in the audio version, where you can experience that internet feed for yourself. The most disturbing thing is the normality of it all; the fact that so much that shocks readers passes without remark for the characters. Consider a novel's presence on my Goodreads bookshelf as a hearty endorsement. So there is no need for computers or phones, you have everything right there in your mind.
I have always been reading at a higher level, and read this because I'm running out of books to read. The police come, and plot begins. Which brings me to the audiobook—awesome. When I was sixteen, I caught an early matinee of The Man Who Fell To Earth. It was such a cutting story, a hero's journey derailed by substance abuse, and it hit me at exactly the right moment. Going to have to see what that was.
Satie; The Serpent Came to Gloucester; and Me, All Alone, at the End of the World. I certainly didn't feel the ending left much possibility for him to change his behavior at all. I'm sure most people would sign up for it immediately. I am not scared of the changes. Following in the footsteps of Aldous Huxley, George Orwell and Kurt Vonnegut, M. . Overall, I liked Feed, but it didn't amaze me.