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Original Essays | September 18, 2014

Lin Enger: IMG Knowing vs. Knowing



On a hot July evening years ago, my Toyota Tercel overheated on a flat stretch of highway north of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. A steam geyser shot up from... Continue »
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    The High Divide

    Lin Enger 9781616203757

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Feed by M. T. Anderson
Feed

bookcancer, September 20, 2011

When I first picked up the book, I wasn't fully interested. Not only was it not very long, but skimming the first couple pages I didn't find it very comprehensible. However, after having it recommended to me countless times, I finally read it. I must say that Feed has caused a huge impact in not only my perception of our future as a human race, but others' perceptions as well. M.T. Anderson forcefully integrates you through altered language and foreign concepts into this future world where everyone is connected to the "Feed". The Feed is an electronic system, connecting everyone, that tells you what to like, what to buy, what's new, what's old, and everything else you could possibly need. The Feed is such a complex idea, and is provided as a means to dumb down our society. It is truly a culture shock to read this book, and you are left having to disect the meanings of certain terms as you go along. Most important, though, this book is not predictable. M.T. Anderson leaves you to believe that this is a classic tale of tyranny and overcoming. That is not the case, which I was surprised to discover. This is not a book that you can go your whole life without experiencing. This should be recommended reading for every person, in my opinion. Read it. You won't be disappointed.
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