Thursday, February 10, 2011

Book Review: FEED

Title: Feed (Newsflesh, Book 1)
Author: Mira Grant
Genre: Dystopian Novel
Publisher: Orbit
Publication date: 01 May 2010
Author’s website:
Source:  My own copy

After a slow start, I was suck into this new world that Mira Grant creates, pretty quickly.  I loved the world building and was intrigued by people living life from inside their own homes.  Mainstream media fell after they failed to treat the outbreaks of the Kellis-Amberlee virus (as it came to be known) seriously and Internet news became the new voice of reason. 

Our story is set in the year 2039, twenty five years after the two experimental viruses escaped a lab and combined to sweep the world.  In a few days, Kellis-Amberlee, cured cancer and killed all cold and flu viruses but it also raised the dead.

Georgia and Shaun Mason are two bloggers and getting ratings are their mission.  The siblings are ecstatic when they (together with their technical wiz, Buffy) are chosen as the news blog to follow the campaign for presidential candidate, Senator Peter Ryman.

But even in a zombie future, political foal play is not left behind.  We are soon knee deep in strange accidents and zombies jumping from behind every bush.

FEED is much more than a zombie novel or a political thriller.  Every character is deeply developed and you will feel with them from the start when hard choices need to be made.  You won’t be disappointed if you give it a try.

1 comment:

  1. I've seen the book around a few times, but I was too scared to pick it up and read it, because of the whole zombie thing...

    Thanks to your review I know now that I HAVE to read it! It sounds so different to the other books I've been reading lately.


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