Tuesday, March 13, 2018

The Feed - Review, Excerpt and Interview

Idgie Says:
The beginning of this novel was spot on in regards to how socially connected the world is becoming - the constant need for interaction with others, while at the same time sitting silently and not communicating with the person right in front of you, tapping your fingers impatiently because someone doesn't answer your text immediately.  Then it all ends.  The horror. 

Six years later the entire world is in survivalist mode.  The story did rather remind me of Station Eleven in the manner of it's aftermath of surviving after an apocalypse,though these people are in worse shape.   

I was amused by the beginning of the story, and intrigued by the rest. 

Click HERE for an excerpt 

Click HERE for an interview

The Feed
A Novel
Nick Clark Windo

9780062651853 | 0062651854
William Morrow (HarperCollins)
March 13, 2018
Fiction / Science Fiction / Apocalyptic & Post-Apocalyptic
$26.99 USD, $33.50 CAD
336 pages

Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with all the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age.

It makes us. It destroys us.

Now, we must learn to live without it.

The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees . . . in fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world.

Tom and Kate use The Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it.

The Feed’s collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life or death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself . . . and maybe even that is no longer true.

Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be?