-- A brief morsel of meta-analysis from Feed by M.T. Anderson
The question was posed last week,"What is your favorite dystopian novel?". Well, this is my response:
In Feed, Mr. Anderson styles a voice so profound, so unique, so funny and haunting that by the time the last page is turned, the reader has experienced such a rich and complex journey that only the most compelling, thought-shaping and deeply affecting novel can provide. As the author presents this story in a futuristic, plastic world shaped by the ever-strong threads of consumerism that is, in many ways, allegorical, allusions of T.S. Elliot and George Orwell seem to reveal themselves more apparent. The warnings in Mr. Anderson's tale are all too relevant and the astutely conceived consequences are simply horrific. Also, while the environment ruled by over-consumption, foolishness and idiocy mirrors much of the foundations of our own current environment, Feed frames a genuine love story that is, altogether, lovely, heart-breaking, extraordinary and devastating.
M.T. Anderson is an incredibly interesting author and a personal favorite. He has written several books that may be labeled as necessary and important, but none more than the amazing Feed. You must read it, because, "The only thing worse than the thought it may all come tumbling down is the thought that we may go on like this forever".