Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Book in Progress: Feed by M.T. Anderson

I'm currently "reading" this via audiobook. One of my favorite authors (@mstiefvater, just follow her, you will not be disappointed) highly recommended it on her Goodreads or somewhere. I can't remember now. Feed is totally like Clueless meets Josie and the Pussycats (The Movie) meets Futurama. Maybe the parts that are like Clueless overlap with parts like Josie. But whatever... I have some suspicions about where it's going to go but M.T. Anderson isn't to be guessed at lightly!

I'm really pretty sad that this doesn't feel more "in the future" to me. I have already begun the mourning process for written language. The slang in this book would probably keep me from "real" reading it. It's a meg system error, Unit.

Ok... I think I liked sections of this book to different degrees. At the beginning I was like dadada, get to something good and then in the middle of was like dadada I'm glad that this stuff is happening, its meg brag, and then I was all dadada HOLY CRAP what the hell! And then I was like UGH, I can not handle the douchery of that guy but then the girls are ok, I guess...

If you think that language ^ would be awful to slog through, you're going to hate this book. I give it a rounded up from 3.5- 4 stars out of 5.

There are real benefits to an audio book for this one. The ads and banners and Mind-chats that are part of the story are given a different sound. And there are times when it really gives you the sensory overload to help understand the lives of the characters. I think it's also easier to follow unfamiliar language aloud compared to by reading, but that might just be me. 

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