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Anderson gives us this world through the voice of a boy who, like everyone around him, is almost completely inarticulate, whose vocabulary, in a dead-on parody of the worst teenspeak, depends heavily on three words: "like," "thing," and the second most common English obscenity. He's even made this vapid kid a bit sympathetic, as a product of his society who dimly knows something is missing in his head. The details are bitterly funny--the idiotic but wildly popular sitcom called "Oh? Wow! Thing!", the girls who have to retire to the ladies room a couple of times an evening because hairstyles have changed, the hideous lesions on everyone that are not only accepted, but turned into a fashion statement. And the ultimate awfulness is that when we finally meet the boy's parents, they are just as inarticulate and empty-headed as he is, and their solution to their son's problem is to buy him an expensive car.
Although there is a danger that at first teens may see the idea of brain-computers as cool, ultimately they will recognize this as a fascinating novel that says something important about their world. (Ages 14 and older) --Patty Campbell --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
There are many books written about a dis-topian future, but none quite like this. At least that I have read. Read morePublished 4 days ago by beba
The book was delivered in a timely matter. I love the book. The information and the way it was presented is awesome. Read morePublished 14 days ago by R. Cooper
Self-centered, badly educated, and mostly unthinking young man meets self-centered, slightly better educated and slightly more thinking girl in dystopic future. She gets sick. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Matthew Miller
One of the best dystopias written this millennium. And by best, I mean horrible but plausible.
Anderson's vision of the future focuses on the corroding of American... Read more
strange. i had to read this for my english 121 class and use it for several references. if you like a unique read then i would take a look at this book.Published 1 month ago by Anthony Barragree
No words. No words at all. This book truly opens your eyes. I hope this never really occurs. Feed makes you appreciate life, in a way you may not have before.Published 1 month ago by Brianna
Dealing in issues of cybernetics, environmental destruction, genetic engineering and the banality of evil, this is a dark teen satire that, though it is set sometime indefinite in... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Something Splendid
Titus and his friends Link, Marty, Loga, and Quendy all travel to the moon for spring break. It's become dull and routine. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Jamie W.
Insightful and thought provoking book. Let's hope that it never comes true. Eye-opening story for teens. Must read!Published 1 month ago by Sylvia T. Santos