FEED.

Apr. 25th, 2010 12:17 pm
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So, earlier this week, I was without reading material, and needed something with me while I grabbed a rather late lunch. I stopped into my local Borders, and slowly hobbled my way up the aisle towards the Sci-Fi/Fantasy section. I passed by their new paperback section on the way, and idly glanced over the covers. Grey and white and red caught my eye, and I stared rather dumbfounded at about 5 copies of FEED by Mira Grant. I didn't look at anything else in the store, I knew I'd found my reading material.

I just finished it.

This makes two books that have made me cry this week. The other being the new Dresden novel, and of the two, this one had me crying much much harder. As in, I had to set the book down and just let myself cry before I could continue reading the story, and I desperately wanted to continue and finish reading the story.

I love the October Daye series, and will happily devour those as they come out. But they don't touch me in quite the same way as the Masons' story does. Georgia and Shaun and their world became very real to me, as I was reading this book. The characterization and world-building is beyond top-notch. Many books entertain me, many books make me think, but not many reach this same status of 'real' in my head, and I am in utter awe.

Yes, the book has excellent zombie scenes. They scared the hell out of me, but were still quite enjoyable, even despite how much I am scared of the very concept of zombies. But what struck me as more important, was what the characters had to say, and how relevant what they had to say was and is to our current, terrified, fear-mongering, post-9/11 world. It's a ripping good story, and Mira pulls absolutely no punches. I commented this to someone when I was a bit over half-way through the book, I'm both entirely correct, and knew not whereof I spoke, by the time I reached the end.

I want to know what happens next. And I'm content for the moment to just sit in quiet awe. I know I will re-read this book many times. I know that I will *strongly* encourage my friends to read it.

"Alive or dead, the truth won't rest. Rise up while you can."

Date: 2010-04-25 08:30 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] dianthus.livejournal.com
See, I'm still not even very far, and as soon as I'd met the family, I knew there'd be crying.

Date: 2010-04-26 02:45 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] hsifyppah.livejournal.com
I have been waiting and waiting for this book to come out so I can go "OMG I KNOW RIGHT SRSLY" to the people who have finished it. :)

Date: 2010-04-26 09:39 pm (UTC)
From: [identity profile] k-crow.livejournal.com
*GRIN* I totally empathize with that, because I'm feeling very impatient for my local friends to read it and talk about it. =) The more that I think about FEED, the more I'm of the opinion that this is the best thing Seanan has written thus far. And boy am I looking forward to the rest of the series!

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