Books, Reviews

State of Plague: Thoughts on Feed

Feed (Newsflesh Trilogy #1)Feed by Mira Grant

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Short Version: A zombie movie directed by Oliver Stone

HERE BE SPOILERS

I’d seen this book sitting on the library shelf a couple of times, but my interest wasn’t really piqued until I heard the author (real name Seanan McGuire) interviewed on the Geek’s Guide to the Galaxy podcast. I’m glad I did grab it, because it’s pretty good.

Adoptive siblings Shaun and Georgia Mason are text and video bloggers in a post-zombie world. I use post-zombie rather than apocalyptic, as despite the zombie outbreak life does to a degree go on. The failure of the mainstream press to provide accurate information during the 2014 outbreak has led to the fracturing of the media landscape, and by the time of the novel (2039) blogging is the dominant medium. Continue reading