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FEED: General Discussion
« on: August 01, 2011, 06:06:42 am »
What do you guys think so far? Love it? Hate it? Refuse to read it on principle (I would understand, I have books like this!)?

I like it. It is new and refreshing to me. :)



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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #1 on: August 01, 2011, 06:51:07 am »
    I like that it's a Zombie novel but not about running from shambling corpses while looking for a safe hidey spot ... I was reading the Amazon comments and there appear to be quite a few readers who hate it for the reason I like it though .... no pleasing everyone, I guess.



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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #2 on: August 01, 2011, 06:52:23 am »
    I do love that it isn't your typical zombie novel.

    As for the people that don't like it, I'm sure they went in expecting something, didn't get it and are upset about that.
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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #3 on: August 03, 2011, 07:26:51 am »
    I haven't started it yet...also reading Set the Night on Fire for the Reading With The Author book klub, should have that one finished in a day or so...  I might start Feed on my iPad and switch back and forth a bit in the next day, just so I can get started here....

    I find I start most books with few expectations, unless it's part of a series or the author tends to write to a formula (Dick Francis, for example).  I take books as they come.  I figure they're like quilts--they decide for themselves what they're going to be. My quilts rarely turn out like I thought when I started them.

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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #4 on: August 04, 2011, 05:58:47 pm »
    I just finished the book a few minutes ago and all I can say about it is that I just bought the sequel and put it on my short list.



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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #5 on: August 04, 2011, 06:37:06 pm »
    I just finished the book a few minutes ago and all I can say about it is that I just bought the sequel and put it on my short list.
    Did you cry like I did at George dying? And I guess you like Shaun as the new narrator. I like him too. Totally saw Tate a mile away, too.

    I'm going to buy the sequel later this month when I get my paycheck :)
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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #6 on: August 04, 2011, 06:48:18 pm »
    I'm going to buy the sequel later this month when I get my paycheck :)

    My budget is set up to buy a gift certificate on the first of every month so I buy all my reading group(s) stuff and then have money the rest of the month to buy books as I go along ... now sometimes by the 25th or so I'm checking to see what's left .... and my rule is not to spend more than that (except for when I buy non-amazon books  ;D) .... it makes 1-clicking more fun to be able to make spontaneous purchases.



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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #7 on: August 05, 2011, 08:37:22 am »
    Did you cry like I did at George dying? And I guess you like Shaun as the new narrator. I like him too. Totally saw Tate a mile away, too.

    I'm going to buy the sequel later this month when I get my paycheck :)


    I'm about a third through the sequel right now. The snark level is much higher with Shaun as the narrator. The books are pretty good on audio. They've picked good readers.

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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #8 on: August 06, 2011, 01:11:43 pm »
    I know a lot of people have complained about how there isn't enough action in this book. That it was more of a focus on the campaign. Was anyone upset about this?

    I actually liked this. It made it seem more like a book about living post-zombies, than a book about zombies. I found the way the world was presented to be intriguing. On the other hand, it has made me want to read a "real" zombie book.
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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #9 on: August 07, 2011, 07:34:55 pm »
    Finished.   8)  Four stars.

    I know a lot of people have complained about how there isn't enough action in this book. That it was more of a focus on the campaign. Was anyone upset about this?

    No, not at all.  All action and no depth makes for a dull novel.  I like the interplay of characters, the drama of politics and conflict of ideas, more than fighting through a mob of zombies.  Most novels portray action in an unrealistic way.  The heros fight grand battles and live to fight another day.  Here main characters fight and die, the way it should be.

    I'll probably pick up the second book in time, but I'm in no rush.

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    Re: FEED: General Discussion
    « Reply #10 on: August 12, 2011, 03:16:06 pm »
    Loved it!   

    Went back and reread it after reading Deadline (the sequel).   

    Of the two books, I preferred Deadline (more action) but there is a big reveal in Deadline that provides more context for some of the events in Feed. 

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