Start reading Feed on the free Kindle Reading App or on your Kindle in under a minute. Don't have a Kindle? Get your Kindle here.
OR
Read for Free
with Kindle Unlimited

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Enter a promotion code
or gift card
 
 
 

Try it free

Sample the beginning of this book for free

Deliver to your Kindle or other device

Sorry, this item is not available in
Image not available for
Color:
Image not available
 

Feed [Kindle Edition]

Nicole Grotepas
4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)

Kindle Price: $3.99
 
Kindle Unlimited Read this title for free and get unlimited access to over 700,000 titles. Learn More
Prime members can borrow this book and read it on their devices with Kindle Owners Lending Library.

Free Kindle Reading App Anybody can read Kindle books—even without a Kindle device—with the FREE Kindle app for smartphones, tablets and computers.

To get the free app, enter your email address or mobile phone number.

Best Books of the Year
Best Books of 2014
Looking for something great to read? Browse our editors' picks for 2014's Best Books of the Year in fiction, nonfiction, mysteries, children's books, and much more.

Book Description

There are eyes everywhere. Even in the dark--watching, seeing you sleep, dream, make love. And every second of it is being broadcast to thousands of feed networks by the Editors, who see what you're doing. And if they don't like it, you will answer to the Enforcers.

One man is about to break free. Ramone has a plan, a way to become invisible.

The only problem is, they're watching. Always.


Look for the sequel to Feed coming winter 2015! 


Editorial Reviews

Review

"Ms Grotepas has written a novel that has made me care about characters again. The intriguing subject and a look into the not so distant future are at once frightening and believable." -- Rita Kaye

"Each of the characters is unique and interesting in their own way and watching the interaction and development of relationships between the characters kept me turning the pages." -- William Hall

"This book was a quick and consuming read that I didn't want to put down!" -- Anarie

"The writing is polished, and the characters well developed. The world the author has created is believable and terrifying at the same time." -- Marcus

Product Details

  • File Size: 418 KB
  • Print Length: 208 pages
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007R0IQM0
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
  • X-Ray:
  • Word Wise: Not Enabled
  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #693,769 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
  •  Would you like to give feedback on images?


Customer Reviews

Most Helpful Customer Reviews
4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Need for Feed June 20, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
It took me forever to get around to reading this book, based in large part on the fact that I'd read it as a novella a while back and I didn't expect much difference between the two, except maybe more padding. I'm super-glad to say that I am a shallow person. This is a great expansion on the novella, not only adding a lot, but taking it in a whole new direction.

The idea of spinning the growth of reality TV into some kind of dystopian nightmare scenario is an old one, so it's to Nicole Grotepas's credit that she doesn't give us a world that feels like the thesis statement of an essay called, "In My Day, We All Talked to Each Other and Read Books." The world she builds feels more authentic, lived-in, and real, and the result is a far more satisfying story than you'd get from a lot of writers who mine this particular territory. Her world is no digital apocalypse, but a strip mall arena full of consumers, editors, video workers, and reality stars that feels one half-step ahead of where we are now. It's slick, hyper-real, and very reminiscent of Bruce Wagner's "Wild Palms" (the comic, not the TV series), giving us a digital future in which the entire world feels like one endless sprawling suburb of LA.

The novella felt like a high-tech, sci-fi romance, and there's still an undeniable erotic charge to all these scenes of people voyeuristically watching each other in their most private moments. But the novel version (the one on sale here) morphs into a thriller, and a pretty good one at that. It's still got a romantic heart, and there's a lot of emotional interplay going on, but it's in the service of a bigger story.

(Note: I think it's important with self-published work to mention when an author really goes the extra mile and keeps their text free of typos, grammar, and spelling mistakes. "Feed" doesn't have them, or if it did I didn't notice.)
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
4 of 5 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Feed review June 8, 2012
By Drozman
Format:Kindle Edition
First, I am not a typical fiction reader, and this book was out of my comfort zone. I am very glad I took a chance on it. The characters are well developed, the transition into each chapter was pulled off perfectly, and the flow of the plot was smooth.
The plot:
At first I was wary on the idea of nano sized cameras watching every single humans waking moment. While allowing the cameras to be controlled by media corporations, at first, seemed far fetched, but then I logged into facebook and realized we are fast approaching this possibility. The idea of giving up ones most private moments for the sake of saving lives lost to terrorists was a shocker.

The one thing I would have liked to see in the story, well, more detail to the interrogation part of it. The author did an excellent job of describing how the victim felt, but I was wanting such a horrific event to be more graphic. Then again I am an avid reader of nonfiction war books. So maybe I am too numb from seeing pictures of death and destruction during World War II.

About half way through the book, I had a mental image of where I thought the story was heading. I was dead wrong, and pleasantly surprised how it ended. So if you are looking for a book about a technology obsessed society gone horribly wrong, Feed will fit the bill.

Don't let the $.99 price fool you, this book is worth far more, and I am amazed that the author didn't list it for a much higher price. It belongs in the $9.99 range with the best sellers, I have paid more, and gotten far less from other authors.
Was this review helpful to you?
2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Feed Me More June 5, 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
The enjoyment I received from this book was all based on the wonderful character development. Each of the characters is unique and interesting in their own way and watching the interaction and development of relationships between the characters kept me turning the pages. The idea of losing all privacy to constant surveillance and then turning the surveillance into entertainment as the ultimate reality show doesn't really seem too far fetched. The story ending left a lot of loose threads so I hope the author will eventually write a follow-up.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Awesome concept for a book August 20, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Awesome concept for a book. Was a bit bummed to find it leaving you hanging right at the end, but the author promises more books in the series to continue the story. Imagine living in a world where everything you do in your life is like your own personal "Big Brother" tv show for other people. Anyone and everyone can be watched, you are your own soap opera. But what happens when you want to get out of this world? Can you run if you're constantly being watched?
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hoping for a sequel! June 6, 2012
By Anarie
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
This book was a quick and consuming read that I didn't want to put down! It contained lots of exciting action, vivid characters, and a world scenario not far from the direction our world is heading today. Above all, "Feed" raises questions of moral integrity, privacy, security, and individual choice. Not only was this a fun way to spend a few hours, it has opened my eyes to ideas that I am sure I will think of many times in the future.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars Interesting concept January 8, 2013
By Lemony
Format:Kindle Edition
I liked the new idea, but I found its execution a little off putting and couldn't understand why the author chose to do it in this way. For example, the character of Marci seemed completely unnecessary to me, and the author commonly repeated phrases and I wish he didn't.
Comment | 
Was this review helpful to you?
3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
By Marcus
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I would have loved to give this story 5 stars. The writing is polished, and the characters well developed. The world the author has created is believable and terrifying at the same time. Everything about this book is great. Until it "ends". It's hard to look a gift horse in the mouth (thanks for the free "book"!), but the truth has to be told. This is only half a story. Cliffhangers may be okay for TV show season finales or for terrible movies like Pirates of the Caribbean 2, but they are not okay for books. Books are stories. And stories have a beginning, a middle, *and* an end. This is not a book. It's an extremely well-written half-book.

If that's okay with you, then by all means- get this half-book right now. But if you are like me, stay away from this one. You'll only be let down in the end.
Was this review helpful to you?
Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Wonderful...Cannot wait for the Sequel
Ms Grotepas has written a novel that has made me care about characters again. The intriguing subject and a look into the not so distant future are at once frightening and... Read more
Published 7 months ago by Rita Kaye
3.0 out of 5 stars B-
I liked for the core storyline was good maybe even great...but it needed more suspense action, something was missing. I would probably tell a sci-fi lover about the book. Read more
Published 21 months ago by Kendra Armprester
5.0 out of 5 stars Oh this was great!
This book was very interesting and it left me hoping to read a second book. It starts off as if it will be stupid but after the second chapter i was hooked! Good read for anyone!
Published 23 months ago by Whitney Kouaho
1.0 out of 5 stars didn't finish it
got to admit, i didn't finish this one. i just didn't care what happened to the characters. you got a society where anyone can be filmed without them knowing. Read more
Published on July 21, 2012 by colin
5.0 out of 5 stars Exciting, well-written, great story.
This was a great read, I could hardly put it down to get my work done. The author knows how to weave a story with many strands to keep the reader hooked. Read more
Published on July 15, 2012 by EllenA
3.0 out of 5 stars And the next installment.....
The review by Marcus sums up this novel exceptionally well for me. The author has created a fresh approach to a plot line that is frighteningly realistic and entirely believable. Read more
Published on July 9, 2012 by Amazon Customer
4.0 out of 5 stars Technology gone bad
What if reality television was on steroids and invisible cameras captured every moment of everyone's lives, broadcasting those images out to whomever wishes to tune in? Read more
Published on July 6, 2012 by A reader
5.0 out of 5 stars INCREDIBLE BEGINNING TO A POTENTIALLY GREAT SERIES!!!
This is the first book in a long time that I honestly have not wanted to put down, and only did so when I absolutely had to! Read more
Published on July 5, 2012 by lovetoread
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing read about where we could be going!!!
This is an amazing book about a future society that we could someday be part of. Intense and frightening especially at the thought of it ever coming true. Read more
Published on July 2, 2012 by sallygt
Search Customer Reviews
Search these reviews only

More About the Author

Nicole Grotepas graduated from Utah State University with degrees in English and folklore. She wrote her first fantasy novel in 7th grade on her mother's old Brother typewriter. It was never finished but it strongly resembled a Dragonlance plot and she's forever wondered what happened to the manuscript and Tonathan--the handsome elven protagonist. After living in Nashville where she worked as an editor, she returned to the Utah desert where she was raised. Nicole now lives near the Wasatch mountains with her husband. She writes and raises her son and three cats full time.

What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?


Forums

There are no discussions about this product yet.
Be the first to discuss this product with the community.
Start a new discussion
Topic:
First post:
Prompts for sign-in
 


Look for Similar Items by Category