Archive for September, 2014

Feed by M.T. Anderson

Reviewed by Urooj

M. T. Anderson has written a disturbing novel about a future world where people connect to the Internet through computers implanted in their heads. The “feed” as it is called, can be a blessing and a curse. The need for school on subjects such as history is rendered obsolete, because anyone can just search it on the feed by thinking about it. The feed is connected directly to the brain. A side effect is that it gives large corporations access to the thoughts and feelings of 75% of Americans. Early in the book the protagonist stumbles upon a girl with a malfunctioning feed who doesn’t have much time to live. She tells him how the feed is evil and how the corporations now have more power than the government. Over all it’s a good book but the signal-to-noise ratio suffers a drop towards the ending.

[☆] [☆] [☆] [–] [–] Three stars.


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The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey

Reviewed by Urooj

Before getting to the plot it is necessary to note that this book has no boring parts. It’s all action. Rick Yancey stitches together Cassie’s narrative so her back story is dropped in parts, through out the entire book. there is no dull “context chapter” at the beginning. The book starts, and ends, with a bang. Cassie is an ordinary girl who is, somehow, one of the last few humans on earth. When aliens come from space they use mysterious methods of extermination to show their desire to end all of humanity. but keep the Earth in liveable shape. So far, what remains of humanity has had to endure four “waves:” a huge EMP, a global tsunami/earthquake, a plague, and a small army of humans possessed by aliens. Cassie, and a shady character she meets try to find what the fifth wave will be. The book has a cliffhanger ending, which will be satisfied by the sequel in fall 2014.

[☆] [☆] [☆] [☆] [☆] Five stars

fifth wave

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