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Friday, July 15, 2011

Feed by Mira Grant

This is the second book I've read in the Novel category the 2011 Hugo Nominees.

(from via In 2014, two experimental viruses—a genetically engineered flu strain designed by Dr. Alexander Kellis, intended to act as a cure for the common cold, and a cancer-killing strain of Marburg, known as "Marburg Amberlee"—escaped the lab and combined to form a single airborne pathogen that swept around the world in a matter of days. It cured cancer. It stopped a thousand cold and flu viruses in their tracks.

It raised the dead.

Millions died in the chaos that followed. The summer of 2014 was dubbed "The Rising," and only the lessons learned from a thousand zombie movies allowed mankind to survive. Even then, the world was changed forever. The mainstream media fell, Internet news acquired an undeniable new legitimacy, and the CDC rose to a new level of power.

Set twenty years after the Rising, the Newsflesh trilogy follows a team of bloggers, led by Georgia and Shaun Mason, as they search for the brutal truths behind the infection. Danger, deceit, and betrayal lurk around every corner, as does the hardest question of them all:

When will you rise?

This is the first Zombie book I have read, but I can safely say, it is only loosely tied to the zombies.  They exist, they drive what people can and cannot do, but they are NOT the impetus for this story.  Within these pages is a discussion of politics, news reporting, life with zombies, betrayal, and a brother and sisters passion for the work they do.

Much to my delight, Feed was really good. 

That's not to say it didn't have it's quirks.  But ya know, I don't feel like listing them because I would rather you read this and made up your mind. 

It's worth reading.  Even if you don't like zombies - and it's NOT about the zombies! It's worth reading.  Recommended.

2011 Hugo Nominees: Novel Category
Cryoburn by Lois McMaster Bujold
Feed by Mira Grant
The Dervish House by Ian McDonald
Blackout/All Clear by Connie Willis
A Hundred Thousand Kingdoms  N.K Jemison

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I'm typing up the pattern this afternoon. It will be free on Ravelry when I'm done.

Yes, they ARE ospreys.

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