Feed: Zombies and Bloggers

Next to vampires, zombies are the most popular supernatural beings in books, movies and TV shows. Especially since last year with the highly promoted release of The Passage by Justin Cronin. The first book of a trilogy, about vampires. It’s a very thick book which wasn’t all that bad, but did not live up to the hype.

Today I came across Feed by Mira Grant, it sells itself as a book about zombies in a world where people know about zombies as something natural and non-fictional, like in the TV show True Blood with vampires. Feed was released in May 2010 and is the first in a yet to be published trilogy. The main characters are a brother and sister who grew up in a world after the zombies had risen. A world in which the best and most trusted news source are weblogs.

Cover blurb:

The year was 2014. We had cured cancer. We had beaten the common cold. But in doing so we had created something new, something terrible that no one could stop. The infection spread, virus blocks taking over bodies and minds with one, unstoppable command: FEED.

Now, twenty years after the Rising, Georgia and Shaun Mason are on the trail of the biggest story of their lives — the dark conspiracy behind the infected. The truth will out, even if it kills them.

I was never into zombies like I am into vampires (Buffy the Vampire Slayer FTW!), but after reading The Passage, which is a genre I never read, I’m going to read Feed. On the official website you can read the first chapter. I’m never sold just by reading the first chapter, reviews by bloggers are a much better way to find out if I will like a book. So far what I read about Feed makes me want to read it. Heck, the fact that the main characters are bloggers already sealed the deal for me.

Just today I wrote on my personal weblog about imposing a reading break when a few hours later I learn about Feed. Good luck to me with that reading break.

If you like reading and are a zombie fan, you shouldn’t miss out on this book. The only problem will be liking it a lot and having to wait for book 2.

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Darice is a web developer who likes reading, watching TV shows, taking the occasional photos and play a tennis game now and then. Darice has been blogging on her own weblog since 2003 and joined Forever Geek in January 2010. When not coding, writing or reading she can be found in the kitchen cooking.

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