Marty is another one of Titus’s friends. An athletic young man who’s good at “any game,” Marty is similar to Link and Titus insofar as he comes from a rich family, doesn’t have to work hard at anything, and spends all his time horsing around, having fun with girls, and getting “mal” (the Feed equivalent of getting high). While Marty doesn’t figure prominently in the second half of the book, it’s implied that he’s generally “second in command” to Link, the informal leader of Titus’s friend group.
Marty Character Timeline in Feed
The timeline below shows where the character Marty appears in Feed. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
Part 1: Your Face is Not An Organ
Part 1: Impact
Part 1: The Nose Grid
Part 1: The Moon is in the House of Boring
...minibar. Titus notices that Violet seems bored. The others complain that there’s no alcohol, and Marty suggests that they all “malfunction” instead. Violet becomes even more uncomfortable. Online, Calista tells the... (full context)
Part 3: Undervalued Truffle
Part 3: The Others in Mal
...but Titus notices that Violet isn’t laughing. While Titus walks to the bathroom, Link and Marty find him and tell him it’s time to malfunction. Titus hesitates and says, “not tonight”... (full context)
Part 3: Limbo and Prayer
Part 3: Our Duty to the Party
Part 4: 76.3%
Part 4: Summertime