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I'm a well read grad student who's bluntly honest about all things, although I try to be most honest about myself.   

Currently reading

Savage Dragon Archives Vol. 5
Erik Larsen
Progress: 163/615pages
Permanence du discours sur Israël
Juliette Lichtenstein
Anti-Semite and Jew: An Exploration of the Etiology of Hate
Jean-Paul Sartre, Michael Walzer
Illuminae
Jay Kristoff, Amie Kaufman
Progress: 64/608pages
Israel/Palestine: How to End the War of 1948
Tanya Reinhart
Progress: 44/304pages
Vision in Silver
Anne Bishop
Progress: 38/400pages
Optimus Prime #24
Andrew Griffith, John Barber
Optimus Prime #23
Priscilla Tramontano, John Barber
Optimus Prime #22
Sara Pitre-Durocher, John Barber
Optimus Prime #21
Kei Zama, John Barber

Love it as much as Warm Bodies!

The New Hunger - Isaac Marion

And while this can be read first, it makes much, much more sense to read Warm Bodies first.   The characters, the way they intersect in each others lives, is meaningless unless you read the broader story that came first. 

 

This includes a lot of backstory, a lot of motivation for friendships, a lot of material that backs up the novel.   But it's also its own revelation, it's own exploration of the world Marion's created for us.  

 

The same gorgeous prose that I loved so much in Warm Bodies is present here.   That same painful awareness of the highs and lows of life permeates this novella.   But it doesn't quite have the same impact the first one does, not when I think of it as a standalone: the impact is created in conjunction with Warm Bodies. 

 

Lovely, lovely story, but I'd read Warm Bodies first if you haven't already. 

 

My review of Warm Bodies can be found here: Warm Bodies Review.