A Bookaholic, Pro-life, Pro-Family, Pro-Oxford Comma, Catholic (with Asperger's) who reads and writes as her obsession. I've been reading over 400 books a year lately. These are my ramblings on some of the books I read. To read about all the books I read and comment on, visit me at LibraryThing or Goodreads.

I've been blogging since 2007 and at this point (July 2015) am trying my hand at turning the theme of this blog towards mystery, thriller, and crime, fiction and nonfiction. I have some special interest topics and categories within this broad genre which include (but are not limited to) serial killers, scandi-crime, Victorian history and historicals, history of the criminally insane and asylums, psychopathology, death, funerary practices and burial, corpses, true crime and anything dealing with the real life macabre, or that portrayed in fiction.

I also read a short story a day from various collections, sometimes anthologies othertimes collections of a single author's work. These reviews are also posted here and while they are of mixed genre the mystery, thriller, horror, gothic and macabre often appear within their pages as well.

I also blog about
graphic novels and manga on a separate BLOG.

Thursday, August 16, 2007

#59. Feed by M.T. Anderson

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Pages: 236
Finished: Aug. 16, 2007
Reason for Reading: Looked like something I would enjoy
First Published: 2002
Genre: YA science fiction, dystopia
Rating: 3/5

First Sentence:

We went to the moon to have fun, but the moon turned out to completely suck.

Recommend: so-so. I'm always intrigued by dystopian literature and the society in this novel is frighteningly possible. How easily today's online technology could turn into this society's implanted technology! However, while I found the society intriguing I wasn't terribly fond of the book. Right from the first page, I found the profanity annoying. I have a hard time reading books that swear at me, especially when it has no real value. I also didn't like any of the main characters, they felt very two-dimensional. This is also a depressing story and while I don't mind (I even often enjoy a good depressing book!), combined with unlikable characters it left me thinking ... ho-hum, whatever.

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