I am only on book three and am so annoyed/disturbed by Georgia's obsession (bordering on lust) for her brother I can barely get through a few minutes of the story without an eye-roll.....or ten. I think I also cringed twice.
For me, Georgia's character just isn't.....likeable. She comes across at times as a total victim (i.e. her retinal "KA" issues) and at other times a snobby know-it-all. I can't find anything redeeming about her and would not want to know her in real life. I like to identify with the main character in books, and to my dismay, Georgia is dominating the story thus far. Buffy is actually the most interesting character even though she sounds like me when I was thirteen (like totally!)
I have no problem with the story and its flow, in fact, I'm enjoying how the story is playing out despite my disinterest in anything to do with zombies. So, to me, it's a good story and I look forward to see how it turns out.....Does Georgia get her man? Does Buffy like totally get eaten by zombies? I don't really care, I'm not invested in these characters at all except to see what new and different ways they can annoy me. Bring on the Zombies!!!!
When the primary narrator wasn't talking.
Jesse Bernstein's yes, Paula Christensen's no.
Christensen's attempts at Shaun's voice killed whatever atmosphere she was trying to create. And we GET IT, main character. Journalistic integrity. Couldn't finish the book.
Phat Girl Slim
It took me a long time to finish. It was so boring, I had no desire to listen... but curiosity kept me coming back. To me, this was a book about blogging, setting up servers and internet security (firewalls, etc). The plot was very thin. There was very little zombie action. I don't think it should be classified as a zombie book. Hardcore zombie fans will definitely be disappointed. The narration was good, but the story left a lot to be desired.
Mother of Two
The reader of this book did an amazing job with the personality of the main character. I enjoyed that at the end of each chapter when it would end in a personal note from an outside character that a different voice would come in. It really help set up the atmosphere for a well done story. I believe most people will like this book. I got 90% of the way done with it, and unfortunately lost interest in the story though. I have a friend who really liked this book, and I read the first half with ease and was in love with the story. However the story didn't remain interesting enough for me. However I give the author and reader a lot of credit for their creativity.
I kept trying to like this book but I just couldn't. I don't know what it was or is but I just can't finish it.
A bit of everything: post-apocalyptic America, politics, conspiracy, blogging, and of course the undead. I was immediately drawn to the main characters, they are all likeable and I found myself rooting for them. The story isn't crazy complicated, but you don't see everything coming either. A good, light-hearted listen (if you consider blasting zombies in the head light-hearted) that kept my attention but didn't make me think too much. The narrators do a superb job (one sub-par English accent can be forgiven).
Buddhist, philosopher, relatively sane day walker living day2day life w/ MS. Founder @sitandsayover + @antharia. Speaker/Author #nptech.
I would highly recommend this book to a friend. It is equal parts exciting and questioning so it keeps you guessing and going so that you don't know what is coming next.
Wow, I can't think of any other books that I would compare to feed. It is the first that I have read like this. I can see now that I am finishing up the trilogy that there will now be many that follow it and strive to copy and what what they have done. But really that should stop. I really enjoyed so many aspects of this trilogy and felt that the author did a good job blending it all together.
Sticking to just Feed and not reading into another other aspects of the series I will sat that at first Shawn got on my nerves and that at any second I was expecting him to get eaten, but that I had fallen for Buffy - though her character had not been developed fully for me. Georgia is pretty hot, she rocks and seems to have all of her "sh*t" together and that commands respect so I have to giver her my 2 major thumbs up. So I am going to say that in book one of this serious my fav has been Georgia. She has been the watchful but not overly doting sister, she has been fearless and rational and tried to do best by everyone in her family.
The book already has a tag line of: The Good News, We Survived, But so did They... but I think that may get washed off by mainstream media too quickly as just another zombie flick so I would think I would have to say:
FEED: the thirst is insatiable.
Feed was an enjoyable book. You have to accept it for what it is and can't go into it expecting the book to deliver a bunch of insane plot lines, but to be honest it has enough o f those to have to you chasing your own tail through the third book.
I enjoy reading fantasy, science fiction, and horror the most. To improve, I read about language, psychology, spirituality, and art. I read about computer science and business for professional reasons.
A future look at a cataclysmic zombie outbreak. I enjoyed the main characters greatly, and their journey through the future times were entertaining. There was a low to moderate amount of action, but the characters personalities made up for it. The plotline had enough surprises and twists to make the storyline worth continueing. In contrast with the prequel, the narrators for the audio version were great.
My only complaint is that for a zombie book, it had way too much of the government conspiracy hogwash. I suppose in a way it was a good way to relocate politics into a fictional horror realm, rather than allow the concepts of politics to interact with non-fictional information
This is an ok story. Its less about zombies then it is about how many times can the word blog and news be thrown into a story. It got interesting towards the end but overall if you are not interested in hearing about reporting, blogs,blogs, blogs , and more blogs skip it.
anger at wasting a credit
Starts off strong but kinda falls off about 2/3rds of the way through. A lot of obvious stuff happens, although I liked the premise and the main characters. I'd read the sequels but not pay for them.