Dec 24, 2013

Newsflesh Trilogy: FEED ~ Book Review

I never thought that zombies and politics could mix together, until I read FEED. FEED is the 1st book of the Newsflesh Trilogy by Mira Grant (Real name: Seanan McGuire)

Feed is a Sci-fi novel set during 2039 where society is living with zombies. What I find unique in here is that the mankind wasn't wiped out badly by the zombies and having no electricity, internet, & whatnot. Instead, mankind is still thriving and people could live inside their homes like normal people(with added security of course).

I couldn't really say that this is a horror novel. It's not something that would make you turn on the lights at night and scared to go to bed. You might think this is jam-packed with a lot of zombie action, but it doesn't. But there are a couple of scenes where there are outbreaks and breaches where people would have to defend their lives. Bottom line, zombies here is something like a garnish or side-dressing. It's not the main dish.

This book is more about blogging, journalism, free-speech, politics, and looking for the truth and

If you're someone who likes blogging, zombies, and a bit of politics, then I bet you'll love this book!
I'm someone who isn't really into politics, nevertheless, I still enjoyed reading FEED.

I really liked the characters here, very well made and they have "depth" especially George and Shaun.  I also liked the side characters, I grew fond of Rick, Lois, Mahir, and Buffy.

To tell you the truth, It took me at least a year to finish reading this. Apart from the having 599 pages, I was really busy this year. (Which explains why I haven't posted in this blog since June of this year).

At first, it was kind of boring to read, but as the story progresses it becomes interesting(Another reason why it took me so long to finish it).

Out of 5 stars, I would give this book 4 stars.