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Turn of the Screw. Jamie Fraser. David Foster Wallace. Shakespeare. Well-constructed sentences. Leonard Cohen. Captain Wentworth. Neruda. Hemingway. Chapter 21 of Jane Eyre. Clive Staples. Tolkien. Melina Marchetta. Big, fat Russian novels. New words. And honey in my tea.

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The Brides of Rollrock Island
Margo Lanagan
The Dream Thieves
Maggie Stiefvater
The New World (Chaos Walking, #0.5)
Patrick Ness

The New Hunger (Warm Bodies, #0.5)

The New Hunger - Isaac Marion Following the interesting, if not totally necessary, publishing trend of prequel, sequel, and mid-series novellas, The New Hunger is the 140-page prequel to the novel that takes a look at the newly-raised R, 12-year-old Julie, teenage Nora and others, six years before the events of Warm Bodies. It takes place not long after the whole thing fell apart – societal collapse and natural disasters have left people scrambling and corpses herding. We see this apocalyptic world from the perspective of the humans (and one tall man) who lived through its demise, and are trying to live to see its resurrection.When I first heard about The New Hunger, I wanted to see R’s story: who he was before he lost himself. Well, don’t be disappointed like I was: we still don’t know more than R’s first initial, or why he died in his suit and tie, or even how. But we get all kinds of other good stuff.Read the rest of my review here: http://thats-normal.com/2013/03/the-new-hunger-prequel-to-warm-bodies/