August 29, 2010

review Hunger

Hunger
author Jackie Morse Kessler
to be released October 2010
publisher Harcourt Graphia

A bit of scripture first: When the Lamb opened the third seal, I heard the third living creature say, "Come out!" Then I saw a black horse, and its rider had a balance scale in one hand. Revelations 6:5 CEV

This is a description of one of the four horsemen of the Apocalypse. Did you ever ponder who might be sitting on these horses? Where did they really come from?

Jackie Morse Kessler does a fabulous writing about this particular horseman, oops I mean horsegirl. She is Lisa, tormented by the Thin Voice which keeps nagging inside her head "You're fat." She argues with her boyfriend and former best friend who recognize her anorexia. Her newest BFF is a pro in things-bulimic. But of course, Lisa won't use bulimia! One day Lisa gets a package, inside it is a pair of scales (not the kind you step on, but the balances as you see on the book cover).

Lisa has been drafted to be Famine, to ride the Black Horse. The other three horses carry War (a female who definitely needs Anger Management classes), Pestilence (eeeeew - don't touch me), and Death, a witty guy who channels Kurt Cobain.

This was a very satisfying read, one I thought about for days afterwards. Now I'm curious about the other Three Horsemen and their particular issues. I've added Kessler's next book Rage to my wishlist. She's writing Loss now. Waiting is ........


12 comments:

cj'alhafiz said...

Hi!! Coming for Book Review Party Wednesday!! the cover is awesome!! I love it.

Here's my review for the party:http://coffeecrackers.blogspot.com/2010/08/tuesdays-with-morrie-by-mitch-albom.html

Melissa said...

This sounds like a very interesting book, but I'm not sure what to make of it! I'm glad you liked it, and thanks for sharing your review!

gautami tripathy said...

Great cover!

Here is my Book Review Wednesday post!

Kittie Howard said...

Hi! Dropped in for the Cynthia Roberts blog fest. And you have a lovely blog. Have a great weekend!

Kittie Howard said...

Forgot to say, I'm a Follower now.

Carrie at In the Hammock Blog said...

This book looks really good :) Thanks for the great review!!

I'm a new follower from parajunkee's hop!!

In the Hammock Blog

RoseCBR said...

Hey stopping by the blog hop, great post, Im a follower now!!

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Jinky said...

Hoppin' by from FF to say hello. --Have a great Labor Day weekend!

Jinky
www.booksthattugtheheart.blogspot.com

Lisa R/alterlisa said...

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Hello, visting you from Follow Friday.
I think this is a marvelous way to meet bloggers both old and new.
I'm #86, http://lisaslovesbooksofcourse.blogspot.com/. Just stopped by to wish you a great weekend, read a few reviews.
This week my trip is brought to you by the number 2.

readerbuzz said...

I stopped by via FF.

I'm a new follower!

Hope you will stop by, too.

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Anonymous said...

Great read! I wish you could follow up on this topic :D

Meghan

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