Friday Firsts : Feeder by Patrick Weekes


Friday Firsts is a new meme that runs every Friday over on Tenacious Reader. The idea is to feature the opening sentences/paragraphs of your current book and try and outline your first impressions as a result. This is a quick and easy way to share a snippet of information about your current read and to perhaps tempt others.   This Friday I’m reading : Feeder by Patrick Weekes




The message about the new feeder came while Loi Fisher was trying to get her brother, Ben, to eat his breakfast.

“This is what you said you wanted,” Lori said, putting the toast down in front of him.

Ben, seven years old and blessed with a complexion that made him look perfectly tanned, while Lori herself just looked sallow, glared at Lori and let out a put-upon breath as he pushed the toast away.  “I said toast.  I didn’t say toast with butter!”

“Toast implies butter, though.  Toast comes with butter,” Lori said, and then she looked down as her phone buzzed.

Handler: New feeder. Taxi will pick you up.

“I didn’t want the butter part!” Ben insisted, playing angrily with a Lego figure on their large and cluttered kitchen table as the toast sat uneaten in front of him.  “I just wanted the toast part!”

“Okay, but the butter is on the toast already.  I can’t take if off.  Can you eat it just today for me?”  Lori gave her brother a hopeful smile, then looked down at the phone again and tapped in a response.

Lori: I was going shopping with Jenn.

Handler: Sorry. And client wants to consult.

My First Impressions

It’s not giving much away so far is it.  It all seems quite pedestrian at first glance.  Breakfast time, arguing siblings.  The only oddity slipping in is this ‘Handler’ – who is this and what is a Feeder?  It has a feel like Mission Impossible or something – where somebody is leading a regular life but underneath it all – there’s a Handler – who talks of ‘feeders’ and clients who want to meet.  Mmm, I look forward to finding out.

What you reading this Friday??  What are your first impressions??

*The above excerpt was taken from an advanced reader copy and it is possible that the final version may have further changes.

11 Responses to “Friday Firsts : Feeder by Patrick Weekes”

  1. Danya @ Fine Print

    I had no idea Patrick Weekes had something new on the go! Very keen to read this one. And you’re right: that passage is playing it pretty close to the vest.

    • @lynnsbooks

      Very close. But I’ve moved on a little and so there’s been some drama already. So far, very different from his last series.
      Lynn 😀

  2. Joey @ thoughts and afterthoughts

    You say pedestrian and feeder and I am thinking of delicious streetfood that someone can/should feed me as I laze around and do nothing. Not sure I’d give this a read, but I do hope you enjoy if you decide to continue it!

    • @lynnsbooks

      and now I’m hungry… haha, I hope it works out well. Time will tell.
      Lynn 😀

  3. Mogsy @ BiblioSanctum

    Thanks for reminding me, I also have this in my pile for review – slipped through the cracks somehow!

    • @lynnsbooks

      Yeah – I know what you mean, I think it’s the thing of requesting through different platforms. Sometimes one or the other will just blink off my conscious train of thought.
      Lynn 😀

  4. Carmen

    As you said, the intro is pedestrian at best, but hopefully it will be promising. I hope you enjoy! 🙂

    • @lynnsbooks

      I think having read a little further that ‘pedestrian’ style start came to a fairly quick end.
      Lynn 😀

  5. sjhigbee

    I haven’t read anything by this author, but I do like the premise – I hope you enjoyed this one, Lynn:)

    • @lynnsbooks

      I did enjoy it. It’s not deep and meaningful. There are no deep hidden messages. But, it was fun and fast paced.
      Lynn 😀

      • sjhigbee

        And sometimes that’s just what we need:)

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