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by David Aaron Baker,M. T. Anderson

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Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as . Feed was also named one of the ALA Best Books for Young Adults.

Matthew Tobin Anderson, known as . Anderson (born November 4, 1968), is an American writer of children's books that range from picture books to young adult novels. The audio book version of Feed, narrated by David Aaron Baker, was an AudioFile Magazine Earphones Award Winner, and was also a finalist in Achievement in Production for the Audio Publishers Association 2004 Audie Awards®.

Anderson (Author), David Aaron Baker (Narrator), Listening Library (Publisher). Get this audiobook plus a second, free. I have spent the past . decades reading book after book after book, specifically in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Very few of these books have left as lasting an impression as Feed, a young adult sci-fi novel from author, . A brief quip on Anderson – he was born and raised in Massachusetts and lives there today.

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David Aaron Baker, the narrator, was also excellent. All the teenagers had this bored valley voice, totally how you know they must have sounded. Feed wasn't a comfortable book to read but so worth it.

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Narrator: David Aaron Baker. Imprint: Listening Library Grades: Grade 7 & Up Ages: 12 and up Release Date: June 27, 2006 5 Hours and 2 Minutes. Play Clip: audioEmbed. Following in the footsteps of Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, and Kurt Vonnegut, M. T. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world–and a smart, savage satire about the nature of consumerism and what it means to be a teenager in America.

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FEED by M. Anderson (Unabridged Audiobook). Narrated by David Aaron Baker Length: 5 hours and 1 minute. Text ebook in EPUB format also included. Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut J. M. Anderson has created a not-so-brave new world - and a smart, savage satire that has captivated readers with its view of an imagined future that veers unnervingly close to the here and now. .

The ensemble cast, representing the cacophony of the feed, resembles the worst of today’s inane commercials.

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FOR USE IN SCHOOLS AND LIBRARIES ONLY. In a future in which most people have computer implants in their heads to control their environment, a boy meets an unusual girl who is in serious trouble.

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Like most book lovers, I have read more books than I could possibly count. I have spent the past 2.5 decades reading book after book after book, specifically in the sci-fi and fantasy genres. Very few of these books have left as lasting an impression as Feed, a young adult sci-fi novel from author, M.T. Anderson [...].

A brief quip on Anderson – he was born and raised in Massachusetts and lives there today.  He has been a radio DJ and a college professor and currently sits on the board of Vermont College of Fine Arts and National Children’s Book and Literary Alliance. Anderson has published over a dozen books since 1997.

Feed takes place in the future…a future that isn’t too far away. All-powerful American corporations are obsessed with controlling consumerism, by any means necessary and at the expense of everything else. The planet is ecologically devastated, seemingly beyond repair, the mass production of goods too much for the planet to continue to handle.  

Despite environmental risks and pleas from world’s leaders, American corporations continue to encourage consumerism. 73% of American citizens are connected to the feednet, a digital network accessible via an implant in the brain called a feed. The feed gives consumers direct access to digital information, instant purchasing, and if shared, memories of others.  In return, consumer profiles are created for each individual, allowing the feed to cater its advertising to the needs of that individual.

Sounds a lot like the targeting advertising on desktop and mobile devices today, huh?

What’s impressive is that Anderson wrote this story back in 2002, before Facebook’s infamous newsfeed and before tech companies had enough consumer data to create the algorithms of today that make ad tech intelligent. Some scifi geeks (me included) like to say that many a scifi idea has inspired many an inventor, and maybe Feed is one of them. Google revolutionized modern intellectualism by making information so easily accessible, yes, but when Feed was published, online advertising was NOTHING like what we see today…or in what Anderson depicted. That alone, fascinated me enough to keep reading.

The story follows Titus and Violet, a teenage couple that meet, by accident, on the Moon during spring break. They are caught in the crossfire of a feed hack and wake up in a hospital. Their feeds have been shutdown for repair and their minds are quiet, forcing them to communicate the old fashioned way, without private feed chats (m-chatting). Titus’s feed was installed when he was an infant, but Violet’s wasn’t installed until age 7. Unlike any of his other friends, Violet questions the feed, the government, and their way of life. Refusing to allow the government to categorize her based on her data, she decides to make it her mission to confuse her feed. Titus, in love, tags along.

I’ll stop there before I start to give too much away…but if I haven’t made it clear yet, READ THIS BOOK! As far as anti-consumerism books, this one is tops….I think it’s almost as good as Fight Club.  Where Fight Club takes place in present day, Feed’s setting is more technologically advanced, like Minority Report. If you like either of those stories, you’ll like Feed, guaranteed.
I was assigned this novel for my introduction to children's literature course.
I despised reading this book. Each chapter was akin to pulling teeth, and the moronic characters made my skin crawl in the worse way possible. I wanted nothing more than to read the last page and be done with it, never to think of it again. The exact opposite occurred. The meaning began seeping into my head hours, days, weeks after I finished reading. My burning hate for this novel dwindled to a mild dislike to passing indifference and finally to pure enjoyment and appreciation.

The prose is purposefully painful to read, and for this fact, it's wonderful. Anderson crafts his characters to be the worse humans possible at no fault of their own--they are oppressed under a capitalist system that has destroyed the environment and sucked away any intelligence they may have had. The opening section bombards the reader with fabricated slang, but as the novel progression, the slang becomes less distracting as you, the reader, becomes acquainted with the feed.

"Feed" is different from other dystopian young adult novels out there, and it's unfair to compare it to others. Anderson doesn't want to give us strong characters we can relate to, and he doesn't want us to think everything will be fine in the end. This novel is a warning. We have to stop being distracted and controlled by media and electronics and focus on fixing the issue that will eventually lead to humanity's demise down the road. The ultimate message of Feed? Once you've reached a certain point, there is no hope; there is no turning back.

"Everything must go."
Zeus Wooden
M. T. Anderson is someone who really sees where the world is heading and gives us a great display of that with not only his futuristic setting but his outrageously stupid characters. That unfortunately was the problem for me. It was hard to get through the narrator's babble and connect to any part of the story. I believe he meant for us to sympathize with Violet, but she was so completely the other way (too smart in a strange, unrelatable way). The other thing I didn't enjoy was the moments of random feed news that was completely unrelated to the story. Once again, I understand why Anderson did this; to give you a feeling of having a computer hooked up to you all the time. It just distracted and confused me though.
All in all, I really wish I could give this book more stars. I think Anderson is brilliant and shows a very real concept of the future if we don't think about our actions as a society. I just really wish I had felt something from reading it and I didn't connect enough to any part of the book for that to happen.
The satire is funny, the warning earned -- but I just can't mesh with this guy's writing style. It's so . . .choppy. And I get the sense it is totally diliberate, because it plays into everything, but Thirst had a similar stylistic disconnect for me so I'm gonna say -- good writer, good book, but all the same, not to my taste.

That said, unlike Thirst, this is worth reading even if you don't actually enjoy it. Good food for thought.
In this (near?) future SF, the internet has moved inside everyone's head, or at least inside the heads of those who can afford it. The book comments sharply on our addiction to electronic devices, the triviality of much of what we attend to, and the way we're constantly being sold to.

Anderson does clever things with language, inventing believable slang, for instance, in the way Scott Westerfield does in the Pretties series. My favorite is how he refers to education, which has been privatized and is now run by for-profit corporations. The main character talks of going to School, always capitalized and followed by a trademark symbol.

I was disappointed as I drew near the end and the plot began to feel too similar to several other YA novels. Still this book has many original bits to recommend it.
Feed download epub
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Author: David Aaron Baker,M. T. Anderson
ISBN: 0807217735
Category: Teen & Young Adult
Subcategory: Science Fiction & Fantasy
Language: English
Publisher: Listening Library (Lib); Unabridged edition (May 2003)