Games | Books | Movies | Music |2022 Ranked

Feed by M.T. Anderson (2002)
Finished 1/26/2022

Going into Feed in its first few pages it's easy to put this into the overblown satire pile of literature. I was giggling and remarking on all of the silly things
going on in the world of Feed. At first, the idea that there is a mind chip and everyone is slowly becoming assimilated is funny and seems somewhat probable but a
little misguided in its destructive powers that Feed implicates. Yet that's when Titus and Violet enter the story and that relationship blossoms. Titus is less than
intelligent but only knows the system that has raised him and Violet who was led into the system late in her life and tries hard to be like Titus but still rebellious.
It's this duality that struck me the most. I felt for both characters and related to both. It's hard to live without the technology and social media we have, I absolutely
love the day and age we live in. The ease of everything is wonderful, but unfortunately, we feed into this world by buying from Amazon or making posts such as this one.
Not only are the corporations a part of our destruction of the world but I am too. It's a painful feeling and honestly, it feels like there's no stopping any of what's
happening as the insignificant person that I am. Feed let me think on this in its beautiful writing and it never offered answers to this plight because its ending is rather
dark. Yet it helped me feel like I wasn't alone in my thinking and I'm happy to have that. Even past its satire that mostly hits the nail on the head but sometimes
overreaches, it still has heart and I think that made for a masterpiece.
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Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (1996)
Finished 1/19/2022

Fight Clubs' staccato style of writing adds so much energy to the story that keeps it fresh throughout. Never stopping to take a break, always pulsing and going.
It may be lame to read now, but I found the conversations on inferiority complexes and man's desire to mean something to still be thought-provoking. It's a fun read
as well with tons of gruesome details, really recommend trying this one out if you haven't yet like me.
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Ahsoka by E.K. Johnston (2016)
Finished 1/9/2022

Enjoyed Ahsoka for the most part. Ahsoka is a fun character to read about and the reading level is simplistic but heavy on lore which I appreciated. The biggest
negative is that it's too rushed. Chapters seem to end or plot points are glanced over quite fast. I was interested in what was going on and would have been fine
with 50 more pages. I guess wanting more isn't a huge negative, but I feel like its shortness killed some of the plot. Ahsoka does make up for it by being a good
time, capturing the fun and character-driven interest that the Star Wars films have. I'd recommend this to any Star Wars fan and honestly, you might appreciate
it more than I did.
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Less Than Zero by Brett Easton Ellis (1985)
Finished 1/1/2022

I loved its nihilistic approach and its very abrasive and to the point prose. I just felt like it lost itself in its third act.
It almost tries too hard to force its message rather than have it be as subtle as the rest of the book. Overall it was an "enjoyable"
experience and I think Ellis does an excellent job, but it definitely feels like a great author building up to his better works.
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