September will mark the tenth anniversary of Cambridge author M.T. Anderson’s dystopian novel Feed; yesterday marks the one day anniversary of having my mind shattered by it. To celebrate the occasion (the former, not the latter), Somerville’s Candlewick Press is unleashing a paperback edition of the book. Feed is the rare novel that warrants a re-release. The story it sends, chainsaw shimmying down your spine, is even more relevant today than it was ten years prior.
The novel is chilling in the way only a well crafted and darkly writ satire can be.