The New Hunger

The New Hunger

A Warm Bodies Novella

Book - 2015
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"The prequel to zombie love story WARM BODIES, THE NEW HUNGER depicts Julie and R's lives in post-apocalyptic America before they met"-- Provided by publisher
Publisher: New York : Emily Bestler Books/Atria, 2015
Edition: First Emily Bestler BooksAtria Paperback edition
ISBN: 9781476799650
1476799652
Branch Call Number: SF Mari
Characteristics: 170 pages : illustrations ; 21 cm

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This prequel to Warm Bodies is even better than the first, and delves once again into ideas of what it means to be human and what makes survival worthwhile.

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Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Jan 30, 2017

I committed a literary sin in that I watched the movie version of the first book in this series, Warm Bodies, without having read the book, and then went straight to this prequel. From the first page of The New Hunger, I was captivated by Marion's quirky and endearing way of describing things, so... Read More »


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faithmurri99
Apr 22, 2018

"A dead man lies near a river, and the forest watches him. Gold clouds drift across a warming pink sky. Crows dart through dark pines that hover over him like morbid onlookers. In the deep, wild grass, small living things creep around the dead man's face, eager to eat it and return it to the soul. Their faint clicks mingle with the rush of the wind and the screams of the birds and the roar of the river that will wash away his bones. Nature is hungry. It is ready to take back what the man stole from it by living.
But the dead man opens his eyes."

When I read those opening lines, chills went down my spine and my hairs stood on end.

I knew I was in for something spectacular.

The New Hunger expands upon the ideas of Warm Bodies, giving insight into the lore and the origins of this world and its inhabitants, but it can be read as a standalone just as well; it is powerfully meaningful and substantial. Its lyrical prose spins a tale of survival and curious new life in death, showcasing apocalyptic scenes of beautiful human destruction taken back by nature. Nature is hungry for what man destroyed, but there is a new hunger.

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PearlyBaker
Mar 13, 2017

I believe it's the Dutch who will assist your suicide for severe depression after two years of mandatory treatment. I love the slow descent described here during mid apocalypse despite my pet peeve of talking zombies. I particularly adored the commercial for Enditol, a suicide pill which stated, "Has your life gone on long after the thrill of living is gone? Are the dreams in which you're dying the best you've ever had?"

Chapel_Hill_MaiaJ Jan 30, 2017

I committed a literary sin in that I watched the movie version of the first book in this series, Warm Bodies, without having read the book, and then went straight to this prequel. From the first page of The New Hunger, I was captivated by Marion's quirky and endearing way of describing things, so I couldn't wait to go back and read Warm Bodies. Overall, I thought this prequel was much better! His writing has clearly matured since his debut, and this book is more hopeful and less dark. I'm really looking forward to the sequel, The Burning Room!

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fallacyx2
Jan 21, 2016

I enjoyed this as a follow up to Warm Bodies, but it didn't have the same lyricism in the writing that I loved in the first book. Hoping that the next book in the series goes back to having a little more of the introspection.

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Jan 21, 2016

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faithmurri99
Apr 22, 2018

A dead man lies near a river, and the forest watches him. Gold clouds drift across a warming pink sky. Crows dart through dark pines that hover over him like morbid onlookers. In the deep, wild grass, small living things creep around the dead man's face, eager to eat it and return it to the soul. Their faint clicks mingle with the rush of the wind and the screams of the birds and the roar of the river that will wash away his bones. Nature is hungry. It is ready to take back what the man stole from it by living.

But the dead man opens his eyes.

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