One thing I did notice about the book Feed was the multiple references to various popular things, including works of literature such as T.S. Eliot’s “The Wasteland” (referenced in one of Shaun’s first blog posts) and of course in the names of all of the female characters (Georgia referencing George Romero and Buffy referencing Buffy the Vampire Slayer). There did seem to be a lot of these references. I did not find them overly intrusive or annoying until the same thing had been referenced multiple times. As some one who hadn’t known a lot of zombie writers or movie facts, I found the explanation of the references wonderful. I do understand how someone who has some knowledge of these zombie facts could find it rather annoying. I think that through the use of these references, Mira Grant is trying to bring in some of the “normal” of before the virus and reconnect the people to the world that had been lost.