The Feed by Nick Clark Windo

The Feed

“Think The Road intricately wrapped around Station Eleven with a dash of Oryx and Crake...Windo pushes all the right buttons in this post-apocalyptic mashup.” -- KirkusSet in a post-apocalyptic world as unique and vividly imagined as those of Mad Max 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...

Details The Feed

TitleThe Feed
Release DateMar 13th, 2018
PublisherWilliam Morrow
GenreScience Fiction, Fiction, Dystopia

Reviews The Feed

  • Kirsty 📚📖❤️
    I've read a lot of horror books and not really been scared but whilst this doesn't fit that category social media is everywhere and the idea of an apocalypse occurring when everything is switched off is something I can actually see happening and find quite scary. Whilst the switching off wouldn't cause me to have mass panic like some I can really feel for these characters especially Danny who has only ever known this way of life and struggles to ...
  • Blair
    The prologue of The Feed is a snapshot of future society just as it begins to crumble. As they spend the evening in a restaurant, Tom is trying to persuade his wife Kate to switch off her Feed, if only for a few minutes. The Feed is an invention that's transformed human life, making it possible for everyone to be permanently plugged in to a neverending stream of information and communication, augmenting everything about what one experiences in re...
  • Stacey Camp
    **5 Goodreads Stars** "Who did you first share your thoughts with? It was the most intimate feeling, wasn't it? Nothing between you, no way to lie, just pure and perfect thinking. All of us, plaited together.""The space we create, that we forge with our lives - that's what we have to protect. We work hard for such an inconsequential space, but it is absolutely everything to us." Nick Clark Windo's The Feed is a beautifully written, darkly intense...
  • Jenny in Neverland
    The Feed is, to put it simply, an exceptionally elaborate and advanced form of social media. But instead of on an iPhone or a laptop, it’s all ingrained in your head and you can access anything, anyone and everything instantaneously. It’s addictive and life-altering and it’s gone so far that most humans can’t function without it. Then one day, it collapses and everyone is offline. Our main characters, Tom and Kate manage without it and fi...
  • Lou
    The Feed does not create any physical sensation, its an implant, bio-tech with no battery source, the human is the power source.And then…A collapseall feeds stoppeddevastation upon the earthpeople scatteredsome survivors and some takenthe characters within this tale on the road in search for food and ways to bring back vegetation and then in search for the ones taken.This barren devastation upon earth has the reader immersed within the story in...
  • Liz Barnsley
    One sitting (almost) read, I devoured this story barely putting it down. Great concept, great execution, plenty of book trauma with a huge emotional rush of an ending. Left me vaguely tearful.Will be teaser reviewed during my "Ones to Watch in 2018" feature running at the moment. But DAMN what a rush.Wider review will also follow near publication.
  • Drew
    As always this review can also be found on my blog The Tattooed Book Geek: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress...I received a free copy of this book courtesy of the publisher in exchange for an honest review.The Feed starts with a prologue set before the collapse and focuses on Tom and Kate, the two main characters. Tom and Kate are going ‘slow‘ completely disconnected from the Feed, talking in the real, which doesn’t happen when you are ...
  • Joanne Robertson
    I promised my daughter recently that I would try to read more books in her preferred genre and she would then agree to read a few more psychological thrillers! She reads a lot of apocalyptic and dystopian fiction and often has a few zombies running around her kindle as well! So when I saw the blurb for The Feed I thought it sounded like a book that we would both enjoy. But weirdly enough we had quite different reactions to it and not what you wou...
  • Emily
    "The days harden. They stay bright but the air becomes unkind." I really enjoyed reading The Feed! It was an intriguing dystopian story, and it had some elements from other stories I've enjoyed like Station Eleven, Battlestar Galactica, The Host, Black Mirror, Superman: Red Son, Station Eleven, and 11/22/63.I noticed other reviews complaining about not connecting with the characters - I agree with the sentiment, but I wasn't bothered by it. I fel...
  • Loring Wirbel
    So anyone who thought Tyrell Johnson had to dodge many Cormac McCarthy comparisons along the denuded road of his early 2018 novel The Wolves of Winter, had better be prepared for Nick Clark Windo's artful minefield dance and dodge in The Feed. This book is almost an exercise in 21st-century cliches - a decimated post-apocalypse landscape, social media gone wild to an extent we can scarcely imagine, and the true endgame for climate change centurie...
  • Lucy Hay
    Strong, post-apocalyptic read with an excellent, highly original concept at its heart, THE FEED is atmospheric and thought provoking. The characters are not your 'usual' and I really enjoyed the flipping between Tom's and Kate's POVs, plus The Feed 'updates' were particularly well done. I wish in some ways we'd seen more of the apocalypse itself in 'real time' as The Feed went down, but the sucker punch ending more than makes up for this. Suitabl...
  • Paul
    Imagine that there was a single social media network, far more invasive than what we know now. In The Feed everyone is connected to everything. You can speak to friends and family immediately; all knowledge is available to you, humanity lives in a golden age. People’s emotions don’t need to be second-guessed anymore, you just know what they are feeling. Sounds pretty wonderful doesn’t it? You’d rely on this technological miracle wouldn’...
  • Jackie Law
    The Feed, by Nick Clark Windo, is set in a world where communication and curation of experiences has moved almost entirely on line. To enable individuals to manage this, a brain implant has been developed that allows users to access data and upload content using their thought processes. The Feed offers news and social media; it allows for private and public settings, group chats and on line ordering of goods. Everything is backed up so memories h...
  • Karen Mace
    I found this to be an extremely enjoyable and dark debut, that centres around The Feed and how it had controlled people but when the system went down, society fell apart and those left are trying to make sense of the world they now find themselves living in.'The Feed' is a system very similiar to the social media world we live in now, but instead of using a device to pick up news and share your views, this system is in your head and controls thei...
  • Ellen
    A stunning debut! I absolutely loved The Feed and have had to leave my review for a day to get over the book hangover it gave me. I was also left with that itchy brain feeling when a book totally gets under your skin and explores the darker locations of your imagination bringing to the surface even darker thoughts. The Feed is a cautionary and timely tale of how much we rely on social media; the internet is streamed directly into your brain and y...
  • gem
    Whoa, this book is just begging for a big screen adaptation!The idea that social media platforms such as twitter and Facebook are implanted in your brain so that you have immediate access to everyone’s thoughts immediately is both mind blowing and yet terrifyingly possible given the rate of technological advances (and who knows what they’re *really* doing in Area 51?!).This book is beautifully written, dark and dystopian, and unputdownable. I...
  • Danielle
    Given the way it seems that most people spend their lives attached to their phones, this was a very good premise. Some elements reminded me of classic sci-fi shows and even Hugh Howey's Wool. On the whole it was a very entertaining read. Look out for it next year!
  • Emma
    Not my usual fare, I know, but when I read the blurb of The Feed and when I witnessed the fantastic PR stunt the folks at Headline pulled the day they revealed this book on Twitter, I knew I HAD to read it. (And if you’re wondering what the stunt was, the Headline twitter ‘feed’ went down. Their profile picture was a solid black square, their twitter header was the same. Something had gone ‘seriously wrong’ and it was fascinating to see...
  • Vikki Patis
    What a perfect book to finish on the first day of 2018. The Feed is the ultimate dystopian novel, so close to the present that we automatically draw parallels with our own lives. So glued to our smartphones, constantly being fed data and information and adverts. If you liked this, you'll love this! This constant, immediate access to information, shaping the way we view the world. The Feed is a step further - that access to information embedded in...
  • Jacob Collins
    All of my reviews can be found at: https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpre...The Feed is a scarily realistic, post-apocalyptic debut novel. We live in a world dominated by social media and the Internet. The first thing I always do every morning is check my phone, Facebook and Twitter and I am sure I am not alone in doing that. Once we become addicted to social media it becomes very hard to break. This is the same with The Feed in Nick Clark Windo...
  • Nicole Sweeney
    Review originally posted on The Bibliophile Chronicles.As soon as I read the synopsis for this book I knew it would be a cracking read, and I absolutely wasn’t disappointed. I read this book in two sittings on the train and just could not put it down. The Feed is brilliantly written and utterly terrifying at the same time.The story is set in a future where our love of technology has expanded even further, all social interactions are done online...
  • Shaz Goodwin
    2018-02-10 Kate’s narration in the restaurant beginning the story we get to experience how vital the Feed was to everyday life. Regulating hormones, experiencing emotions, no need to speak vocally but communicating brain to brain … only a small part of what being hooked up to the Feed meant. This gave such a clear picture of lifestyles and expectations.6 years later, life is very different after the collapse ...
  • Barnaby
    One of those books you can't get out of your head (which is apt, considering its subject matter). This novel about social media taken too far is the perfect read for those who are having Black Mirror withdrawal symptoms.
  • Helen French
    I'm exhausting after finishing The Feed. Partly because I've stayed up until late o'clock to finish it, and partly because I feel like I've been through a wringer.Tom and Kate live in a world where near all humanity is connected to The Feed - an internet hub of sorts, where we talk, share memories and look up anything we ever need to know. What we don't realise is that by doing everything in the cloud, so to speak, we're not storing anything prop...
  • Melissa
    Nick Clark Window's debut novel, The Feed, is a post-apocalyptic 'thriller' where society's reliance on the Feed- basically a computer chip that is implanted in the brain, making real life communication and reading, among other things, obsolete- is to such an extent that when it mysteriously collapses, the world is brought back to an uncivilized and crude state. In this new world, we follow Tom, the son of the Feed's inventor, and his wife Kate a...