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Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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If you had your iPod touch, email, bank account, and family business all organized and recorded in an implant at the base of your neck, what would your world look like? Would you even bother talking? Would you care? Take a peek at our future and ask the questions that Anderson asks of his characters. No true science-fiction aficionado should miss Feed.
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Publisher Comments:

A brilliant new satire from the author of Burger Wuss

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play around with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who knows something about what it's like to live without the feed — and about resisting its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., M. T. Anderson has created a brave new world — and a hilarious new lingo — sure to appeal to anyone who appreciates smart satire, futuristic fiction laced with humor, or any story featuring skin lesions as a fashion statement.

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

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"A gripping, intriguing, and unique cautionary novel." School Library Journal

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"M.T. Anderson has created the perfect device for an ingenious satire of corporate America and our present-day value system...Like those in a funhouse mirror, the reflections the novel shows us may be ugly and distorted, but they are undeniably ourselves." The Horn Book, starred review

Review:

"This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture." Publishers Weekly, starred review

Review:

"The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today's readers — satire at its finest." Kirkus Reviews, starred review

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"Subversive, vigorously conceived, painfully situated at the juncture where funny crosses into tragic, Feed demonstrates that young-adult novels are alive and well and able to deliver a jolt." The New York Times Book Review

Synopsis:

The stunning National Book Award finalist that follows in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. — a smart, savage satire of an imagined future — is now in paperback.

Synopsis:

Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. 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.

About the Author

M. T. Anderson is on the faculty of Vermont College's MFA Program in Writing for Children. He is the author of the novels Thirsty and Burger Wuss, and the picture-book biography Handel, Who Knew What He Liked. He says of Feed, "To write this novel, I read a huge number of magazines like Seventeen, Maxim, and Stuff. I eavesdropped on conversations in malls, especially when people were shouting into cell phones. Where else could you get lines like, 'Dude, I think the truffle is totally undervalued'?

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shendrix, January 2, 2013 (view all comments by shendrix)
Fun, smart, and stunning look at a future world where most people are permanently wired to the Feed... In addition, the futurespeak language of the novel makes for a good read (as with Clockwork Orange).
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Sarang K, March 1, 2012 (view all comments by Sarang K)
This novel is a chilling look at the future of our information- and advertising-rich society. It's superbly written and stays with you long after the story is over because the technology and culture in Feed is already ever-present in our lives.
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Angela Ross, February 3, 2012 (view all comments by Angela Ross)
Who needs computers,iPhones or even Google when "the Feed" resides in your brain? Your desires, preferences and interests are stored and come back to you in ads and suggestions on the feed. A story, although intended for the young adult audience, resonates with all of us as. The future is here and it knows who you are and what you want. Fascinating and prescient story.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780763622596
Author:
Anderson, M. T.
Publisher:
Philomel
Author:
London, Alex
Location:
Cambridge, MA
Subject:
Science Fiction, Fantasy, & Magic
Subject:
Science fiction
Subject:
Children's 12-Up - Fiction - Science Fiction
Subject:
Fantasy & Magic
Subject:
Implants, Artifical
Subject:
Children s-Science Fiction and Fantasy
Subject:
Action & Adventure
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st paperback ed.
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
2004-4
Publication Date:
20130618
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 9
Language:
English
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8.14x4.34x.86 in. .57 lbs.
Age Level:
from 14

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Product details 384 pages Candlewick Press (MA) - English 9780763622596 Reviews:
"Staff Pick" by ,

If you had your iPod touch, email, bank account, and family business all organized and recorded in an implant at the base of your neck, what would your world look like? Would you even bother talking? Would you care? Take a peek at our future and ask the questions that Anderson asks of his characters. No true science-fiction aficionado should miss Feed.

"Review" by , "A gripping, intriguing, and unique cautionary novel."
"Review" by , "M.T. Anderson has created the perfect device for an ingenious satire of corporate America and our present-day value system...Like those in a funhouse mirror, the reflections the novel shows us may be ugly and distorted, but they are undeniably ourselves."
"Review" by , "This satire offers a thought-provoking and scathing indictment that may prod readers to examine the more sinister possibilities of corporate- and media-dominated culture."
"Review" by , "The crystalline realization of this wildly dystopic future carries in it obvious and enormous implications for today's readers — satire at its finest."
"Review" by , "Subversive, vigorously conceived, painfully situated at the juncture where funny crosses into tragic, Feed demonstrates that young-adult novels are alive and well and able to deliver a jolt."
"Synopsis" by , The stunning National Book Award finalist that follows in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr. — a smart, savage satire of an imagined future — is now in paperback.
"Synopsis" by , Identity crises, consumerism, and star-crossed teenage love in a futuristic society where people connect to the Internet via feeds implanted in their brains.

For Titus and his friends, it started out like any ordinary trip to the moon — a chance to party during spring break and play with some stupid low-grav at the Ricochet Lounge. But that was before the crazy hacker caused all their feeds to malfunction, sending them to the hospital to lie around with nothing inside their heads for days. And it was before Titus met Violet, a beautiful, brainy teenage girl who has decided to fight the feed and its omnipresent ability to categorize human thoughts and desires. Following in the footsteps of George Orwell, Anthony Burgess, and Kurt Vonnegut Jr., M. T. 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.

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