Friday, July 12, 2013

[Short Review] The New Hunger, by: Isaac Marion

The New Hunger
(Warm Bodies 0.5)
by: Isaac Marion


New York is a bayou. New Orleans is a reef. The entire country has been devastated by natural disasters and governmental collapse, and on top of everything else there is the annoying problem of zombies trying to devour you at every turn. But sixteen-year-old Nora and her younger brother Addis are about to discover the most frightening thing yet: being abandoned in this horrific world by their own parents.

Left with only a bag of clothes and a first-aid kit, Nora and Addis begin a harrowing journey to connect with anyone who isn't looking to rob them or eat them. A wounded man wrecks a meal of green beans and French fries at the top of the Space Needle in Seattle. An attempt to get a good night’s sleep in a fortified motel is ruined by an undead face staring at them through the window. And they just can’t seem to shake someone – something – that’s been following them everywhere they go….

Meanwhile, a girl named Julie is traveling toward the city in an SUV with her parents. She is only twelve, but has already seen friends die and her school burn. She has watched her father become nearly as cold and remorseless as the Dead. All she wants is someplace to call home, even if it never really will be.

And somewhere nearby, a tall man awakens in the woods, unsure of exactly where he is, or even who he is. As he struggles to remember details of his life, a single consonant comes to him: R. He is…a name that begins with R….
Perfect! I really really really like this book, aka short story. It only have 105 pages, but they were the most amazing thing I have read of Isaac Marion (for you info, I have only read Warm Bodies #1 and this one). Anyway, it was even better than Warm Bodies.

This story is the begining of all. How Nora lose her finger. How R becames a fully eat brains zombie and how he befriends with M. How Julie's father become more cold. How Julie becomes the killer that she didn't want to be. How the three of them (Nora, R and Julie) arrive to the setting of Warm Bodies #1. They do not know each other, not even talk in this book, but their lifes will be far from away in the future.

It makes you cry. Its bloody. Its surprising. AND it makes you hate that world and pity them, but in the good way. How can life change so drastically in years. Certainly a lot!

Read it online here!

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