M.T. Anderson Message Board

LitTeacher posts on 12/9/2011 3:54:41 PM The book is a challenging Dystopia that reminds me of "Stand on Zanzibar." The characters who populate this book are in closer contact with all the information they may ever need, and yet are naive, ignorant and disfunctional. Yet I see this as a very real future as we become more dependant on technology. Everyonne MUST be plugged in 24/7. The very concept is a horrible nightmare and it is aalmost upon us.
Mel posts on 11/30/2011 5:43:52 PM Feed is actually not that complicated of a novel once you get over the fact that it's written in a slightly different way than most of us are used to. Just because M.T. Anderson uses "made up" words doesn't make the book any less good--all authors have the right to make up words, just like people today use "legit", "dude", or "sick". The storyline is evident throughout the novel; it's about how the feed has practically taken over everyone's lives and made everyone lazy and stupid to the point of ridiculousness (basically reduction to asurdity). It's also a story of freedom, love, and growth of character. Don't pass this book by simply because someone else said it was bad--given an open-minded chance, one could learn from and possibly even *gasp* enjoy Feed.
exeterdefeat posts on 10/21/2010 8:39:25 PM it's really scary to see how most of you fail to understand this book and how the creation of new words makes this book "dumb" for me it was an easy read and has a very powerful but sad message that clearly by your posts is proven true. great book.

Jordan posts on 8/31/2010 9:27:24 PM The book Feed is admittedly not easy to read or understand, and some of the other people who commented were obviously not ready to try this book. I would suggest trying Anthem by Ayn Rand first, if you understand (not necessarily agree with, or like) it then you are ready to read Feed. It is subtle, and it does require a little effort to understand, but it's worth it.
Heather posts on 5/22/2010 5:32:32 PM I have just finished the book with one of my friends and we were talking about all of these songs that relate to the book. It's like every time we like listen to a song it like reminds me of like the book. you like know? lol so what songs do you think relate to the book?
Well posts on 1/30/2010 5:50:19 PM I feel so bad for the people who dont read this because others say not to, for the reason that they dont understand. "Made up" words like null, mal, and unit is just slang for them, like we say sup, heya, or even cool. Its slang that represents certain things, and you get used to it when you read the book. Feed is a really good book, about a society that has everything handed to them on a silver platter and is no more intelligent as we are today. Anyone and Everyone should read it, or at least try it. And who knows? Maybe you'll like it.
embarrassed posts on 1/21/2010 12:20:30 AM Frankly, I've read a few of these posts and I'm embarrassed by the number of negative responses. It's fine to have an opinion but NEVER suggest that a person not read a book because you didn't UNDERSTAND. Liking a book and understanding a book are two different things entirely, though often linked. It is books like Feed, books that make you think, that are the reasons authors write; they are the reasons that readers decide to become writers. Feed presents a very real and possible direction for the future of America and if you are one of the people who refuse to take the time to even comprehend the message that the book is trying to get across, then shame on you, you deserve everything that the Feed has to offer you.
fruitbooster posts on 1/15/2010 12:36:42 AM If you actually used your brain and figured out what the words meant, you might enjoy the book. This book is saying exactly what you are doing, asking for answers and complaining about how boring it was. This book poses a great statement about this generation and others to come. I suggest that you read it, or re-read.
Sari posts on 12/16/2009 9:53:36 PM This book isn't really bad. But it's not one of those books you read yourself. You actually need to listen to the cassette, with the narrator reading it. Then you get the book.
Karen posts on 11/22/2009 11:43:30 PM I liked this book, Feed, by M. T. Anderson, because it gives you insights on a future with corporations taking over the world with feeds in the brains in most of the people in society through adolescent viewpoints. The story has some flaws, but overall it is a good read for students that enjoy experiencing and learning something new as well as are interested in the awesomeness of technology.
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