Waiting on Wednesday – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
Waiting on Wednesday is a meme hosted by Breaking the Spine to let us share our excitement for books coming out soon.
I loved the two books it compares this to, though sometimes you have to take that with a grain of salt. But I also really find the synopsis intriguing (it sounds a bit too plausible!).
The Feed: A Novel by Nick Clark Windo
Published by William Morrow on March 13th 2018
Set in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Station Eleven and The Girl with All the Gifts, a startling and timely debut that explores what it is to be human and what it truly means to be connected in the digital age.
IT MAKES US. IT DESTROYS US. NOW WE MUST LEARN TO LIVE WITHOUT IT.
The Feed is accessible everywhere, by everyone, at any time. It instantaneously links us to all information and global events as they break. Every interaction, every emotion, every image can be shared through it; it is the essential tool everyone relies on to know and understand the thoughts and feelings of partners, parents, friends, children, colleagues, bosses, employees . . . in fact, of anyone and everyone else in the world.
Tom and Kate use the Feed, but Tom has resisted its addiction, which makes him suspect to his family. After all, his father created it. But that opposition to constant connection serves Tom and Kate well when the Feed collapses after a horrific tragedy shatters the world as they know it.
The Feed’s collapse, taking modern society with it, leaves people scavenging to survive. Finding food is truly a matter of life and death. Minor ailments, previously treatable, now kill. And while the collapse has demolished the trappings of the modern world, it has also eroded trust. In a world where survival of the fittest is a way of life, there is no one to depend upon except yourself . . . and maybe even that is no longer true.
Tom and Kate have managed to protect themselves and their family. But then their six-year-old daughter, Bea, goes missing. Who has taken her? How do you begin to look for someone in a world without technology? And what happens when you can no longer even be certain that the people you love are really who they claim to be?
7 thoughts on “Waiting on Wednesday – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo”
Oooh I definitely want to read this. And I’m a sucker for comparisons, although I try not to get too excited. But those are two excellent ones!
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Yeah, I loved both of those books, and love the premise for this.
Lisa (@TenaciousReader) recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday – The Feed by Nick Clark Windo
This is a great premise – thank you for sharing:)
sjhigbee recently posted…While the Morning Stars Sing
This sounds really interesting, it’s on my radar too!
Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum recently posted…Waiting on Wednesday 09/20/17
this one is new to me I confess
Those are big boots to fill but nonetheless they make me want to pick this up!
This one sounds great, and very tense. Definitely going to add it. I love the idea of not knowing who they can trust.
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