by jaes on March 19, 2009Perhaps the most impressive thing about M.T. Anderson's 'Feed' is the author's ability to write in a teenager's voice. The slang used in the book is often hard to get around, but it always makes sense--in context. Some ideas in the book may not be explained to every reader's tastes, but we must realize that the narrator, since he is a teenager in a very futuristic world which is much altered from our own, does not--should not--feel the "need" to describe everything that he thinks everyone should already know.
The main character is more than a character--he is human with human problems, feelings, disappointments, and embarassments. If we don't necessarily love this character, we might at least come away feeling like he's more like ourselves than we thought.
An often chilling criticism of our increasingly wired culture, 'Feed' may be the cautionary tale we all need.
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