“It might not be your typical zombie novel, but I loved this book, despite the relative 'lack' of zombie killing.
Love the characters, and George's voice. There were a couple of definite heart-punch moments, too. The pages kept turning at a breakneck pace, which is the best compliment I can give a book I've read. Thoroughly enjoyed this, and look forward to the next.”
“I really enjoyed the societal perspective of this book. It takes place well into the future after zombies happen, and weaves in the politics of a nation (especially reflecting the current political climate) with the media and zombies. It was the longest book I've read in a while, but it wasn't all daunting to read. I will probably read the next book in the series, even though some of the character deaths were a bit disappointing.”Antonia M wrote this review Sunday, November 10, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In a zombie infested world, a blogging news team follows a presidential candidate around the country.”Mark C wrote this review Friday, November 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Amazing, very different premise for a "zombie" novel and it was executed very well. ”Holly Tyldsley wrote this review Sunday, October 13, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Mira Grant is a great storyteller.”Nikki B wrote this review Saturday, October 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“FIVE STAR FOR SURE!”Elizabeth P wrote this review Wednesday, September 25, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Full disclosure: I like zombie fiction a lot. Like a lot a lot. I don’t think there’s anything in the horror genre more frightening than zombies. I don’t care if they’re Ramiro zombies or ’28 Days Later’ not quite zombies but infected people acting crazy zombies. They’re awesome in how royally screwed the world is when the dead begin to rise and are driven by the need to eat your face without having to inhale bath salts first. Plus they’re everywhere and being bitten means you’ll turn in to one too!
What Mira Grant has done in her ‘Newsflesh Trilogy’ is what Max Brooks did with ‘World War Z;’ tells us what happens the next day. The zombie apocalypse has happened. The world went to hell but people found a way to survive and have mostly gotten their lives back. The zombies aren’t all gone and there are places in the world that have been abandoned and left for the hordes but, for the most part, we’re good now. Except no one trusts the news anymore since it was the news that initially tried to convince the world that the rising was a hoax and not to worry which just got more people killed.
We’re introduced to George and her brother Shaun, two bloggers telling the unbiased real news. They grew up in the zombie infested world and know nothing of the pre-zombie world. Bloggers are seen as a more reliable news source and most of the world goes to them for their important zombie related news. Oh and George and Shaun just got the number one sought after reporting gig: they get to tag along with Senator Peter Ryman as he starts out on the campaign trail.
It’s not the absolute best zombie book I’ve ever read but it does offer a very fresh and unique twist by adding in the blogger angle and the political plot points. It is a trilogy so each book progresses an overall larger story. ‘Feed’ happens to be the first and is well worth the read.”
“Zombie novel set in the future, mixed with politics and blogging. Good book but needed less politics and more zombies. Bad guy two-dimensional, too comical.”Rob Reid wrote this review Sunday, August 11, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Good adventure. Likable characters”smcb wrote this review Friday, August 9, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No