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FEED

Presentation on M.T. Anderson's book, Feed...
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Ella Austin

on 12 December 2013

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Transcript of FEED

FEED
Author- M.T. Anderson
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
M.T. Anderson was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts in 1968
Studied at Cambridge University (In England)
- Received a MFA in Creative Writing from Syracuse, New York
- First book published was "Thirsty"
- "Feed" was the winner of the LA Times Book Award and Boston Globe/ Horn Book Prize
http://bcove.me/s4hbbh3r
Authors voice and language
Gives sense of futuristic lifestyle
Makes the book feel more real
Use of slang and curse words
RATING AND REVIEWS
ON BARNES AND NOBLE, customers rated an average of 3.5 stars
GOOD READS rated it 4 stars
ON AMAZON, customers rated an average 4 stars
"Merciless and Clever"- THE NEW YORKER
“This dystopic vision is dark but quite believable. Sad and strong and scary.” – Chicago Tribune

Feed isn't exactly divided into chapters. Rather, very small sections, their headings giving a brief, often giving a subtle preview into what that section is about (A good amount of times in the form of a character's dialogue).
MAIN CHARACTERS

TITUS- THE NARRATOR
VIOLET- TITUS' GIRLFRIEND DURING MOST OF THE BOOK
UNDERLYING MEANING
If we give corporations to much power American society will descend into a culture that revolves entirely around advertising and corporate gain.
SLANG IN THE STORY
Null: boring, dull, empty.
Lo-grav: short for low gravity.
Big: good or exciting.
Unit: (similar to dude) pronoun for a guy.
Unette: (similar to dudette) pronoun for a girl.
Youch: (referencing girls) an attractive individual.
Meg: very or extremely.
Bonesprocket: similar to “bonehead” or a “killjoy.”
Mal: (short for malfunction) a term used for getting high electronically, similar to marijuana.
Flat-lining: boring or being bored, similar to the medical term for dead or dying.
NARRATIVE STRUCTURE
Limp: uncool or unexciting.
Dadada: blah blah blah.
Omigod: text speak for “Oh my god.”
Brag: awesome or cool.
Girlf: short for girl friend.
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