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To circulate her night time wanderings take on a sinister airSoon the city is being plagued by strange sightings and sudden disappearancesBeth Hunger sounded promising when I read the book jacket However once I started reading I found the writing style to be too simple and juvenile For me Hunger was not my cup of tea

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Hunger Author Melvin Burgess

Knows that something is changing within her Something that's filling her with an urgent desperate hunger that demands to be satisfied at any cos This book had definite promise to start with The suspense was building rapidly as all of the characters were dragged into the one by one as they tried to find a way to stop the demon I thought the premise of Beth as a gateway to the souls of the dead and her deceased Mother standing guard over her soul was interesting but unfortunately the ending let it down massively as it was anticlimactic and felt very rushed

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When Beth wakes up one morning covered in dirt she puts it down to an extreme case of sleep walking But when reports of a desecrated grave start WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A COUPLE OF SPOILERS But if you read this review you won't want to read the actual book anyway so it's no lossIf I didn't know better I'd think this was book was written by a 15 year old The writing is very simplistic like a children's book with uncomplicated sentence structure and repetitiveness I mean a LOT There was a bare minimum of character background information or setting description Some people might call this type of writing stark but to me stark writing has a kind of poetry to it and this was decidedly unartfulThis is my first book by Melvin Burgess but he's supposedly very good at writing YA books I'd never have guessed There was a lot of supernatural in this book but the least believable part were the characters These kids are supposed to be in university but they never do homework go to class or even talk about class They don't even mention the fact that they are all missing their classes or since the story takes place in the late fall EXAMS during their adventure The only time the school actually appears in the book is when Coll the sexually promiscuous nerd uses a school lab to make poison without being noticed by anyoneIn fact these kids managed to torture monsters transport and bury bodies and destroy property without anyone else in town noticing at all Coll uses multiple tools in her parent's garage to beat on a vampire for over an hour without waking anyone in the house That's one sound proof garage These characters just aren't nearly as scared as they should be They take breaks in the middle of world ending evil to go on holiday party and get drunk They should be frightened out of their wits and fearing for their sanity not cracking jokes watching movies and getting in on with each other One of them had the gall to complain that their housemate Ivan had drank all the beer as usual just hours after Beth was forced to strangle him to death And nobody even flinched There were no psychological conseuences to any of the bizarre and violent things that happened to these kidsThe relationship that developed between Coll and Louis was ridiculous She's had a crush on him since grade two and he's never been interested According to the narrative he suddenly sees something in her behaviour during this crisis that changes his mind though I'll be damned if I know what it is If I spend ten plus years just not be attracted to to someone seeing them display a bit of bravery isn't going to miraculously swoop me off my feet All those things Louis found unattractive about Coll are still there and once this is all over opportunities to be brave or whatever it is he now sees in her are going to be few and far between Who is this book written for? I would hesitate to call it YA due to all the references to sex and the drinking and swearing Hunger is like a children's book starring young adults with 18 themes So maybe the intended audience is adults who read at a fifth grade level The plot idea isn't horrible and I liked that instead of Louis's God swooping in to save the day he actually finds out there is no God That was a nice twist you'd never get from an American YA author Conclusion SKIP THIS BOOK it's not worth itThis review and


10 thoughts on “Hunger Author Melvin Burgess

  1. says:

    This is a review of the audio version of this bookFull review to come but it's the best audio book I've ever listened to And yes it beats Stephen Fry 's reading of Harry Potter Seriously


  2. says:

    WARNING THIS REVIEW CONTAINS A COUPLE OF SPOILERS But if you read this review you won't want to read the actual book anyway so it's no lossIf I didn't know better I'd think this was book was written by a 15 year old The writing is very simplistic like a children's book with uncomplicated sentence structure and repetitiveness I mean a LOT There was a bare minimum of character background information or setting description Some people might call this type of writing stark but to me stark writing has a kind of poetry to it and this was decidedly unartfulThis is my first book by Melvin Burgess but he's supposedly very good at writing YA books I'd never have guessed There was a lot of supernatural in this book but the least believable part were the characters These kids are supposed to be in university but they never do homework go to class or even talk about class They don't even mention the fact that they are all missing their classes or since the story takes place in the late fall EXAMS during their adventure The only time the school actually appears in the book is when Coll the sexually promiscuous nerd uses a school lab to make poison without being noticed by anyoneIn fact these kids managed to torture monsters transport and bury bodies and destroy property without anyone else in town noticing at all Coll uses multiple tools in her parent's garage to beat on a vampire for over an hour without waking anyone in the house That's one sound proof garage These characters just aren't nearly as scared as they should be They take breaks in the middle of world ending evil to go on holiday party and get drunk They should be frightened out of their wits and fearing for their sanity not cracking jokes watching movies and getting in on with each other One of them had the gall to complain that their housemate Ivan had drank all the beer as usual just hours after Beth was forced to strangle him to death And nobody even flinched There were no psychological conseuences to any of the bizarre and violent things that happened to these kidsThe relationship that developed between Coll and Louis was ridiculous She's had a crush on him since grade two and he's never been interested According to the narrative he suddenly sees something in her behaviour during this crisis that changes his mind though I'll be damned if I know what it is If I spend ten plus years just not be attracted to to someone seeing them display a bit of bravery isn't going to miraculously swoop me off my feet All those things Louis found unattractive about Coll are still there and once this is all over opportunities to be brave or whatever it is he now sees in her are going to be few and far between Who is this book written for? I would hesitate to call it YA due to all the references to sex and the drinking and swearing Hunger is like a children's book starring young adults with 18 themes So maybe the intended audience is adults who read at a fifth grade level The plot idea isn't horrible and I liked that instead of Louis's God swooping in to save the day he actually finds out there is no God That was a nice twist you'd never get from an American YA author Conclusion SKIP THIS BOOK it's not worth itThis review and


  3. says:

    Review by Beth 3Melvin Burgess is one of my all time favourite authors from reading Junk when I was 10 or 11 I have been hooked on his fantastic style and ability to get through to readers of all ages However Hunger offers something different Hunger moves away from Burgess’ cutting edge real life novels and moves into supernatural horror and gore territory I loved itHunger is the first release from Hammer the cult horror film brand who have now moved into literature Burgess offers his trademark fast paced novel with a gritty horror edge as our protagonist Beth wakes to find herself covered in bruises dirt and with a mysterious brick under her bed This marks the beginning of entry to a brand new supernatural world packed out with terrifying demons ghouls and vampires The worst bit? These creatures are all seemingly invincibleBeth is joined by her elder brother and two friends as she attempts to stave off these dark creatures but nothing is as it seems and there are and stomach turning moments as the novel continues Every time it seems they’ve got one up on the terrifying spectres something else seems to go wrong I particularly enjoyed the backstory built up for the supernatural creatures and how they become less superficial demons and strong believable characters – making them even scaryBurgess’ novel is extremely clever – it reminds me in parts of a literary version of Buffy the Vampire Slayer although it isn’t too vampire centric thankfully as I’m not really into vampire stories What’s Burgess also manages to write in a style which fits perfectly with the Hammer image with some of the dialogue coming across as a little than cheesyI’d be lying if I said Hunger was Burgess’ best work but it’s a uick read with a thrilling plot and all the gore and blood you’d expect from Hammer His blunt gritty style fits perfectly into the horror genre and there’s believability to the novel which makes it stick in your mind long after finishing it


  4. says:

    I read 30 or so pages of this and found the writing style to be very clunky and too simplistic It's really not very good so I've decided to cut my loses and abandon it Shame


  5. says:

    Standard demonic fayre set in my home city Feels like it should have been aimed at a YA audience


  6. says:

    Hunger sounded promising when I read the book jacket However once I started reading I found the writing style to be too simple and juvenile For me Hunger was not my cup of tea


  7. says:

    DNF I worked up to just over half way page 150 to be exact and gave upEnsuing rant aheadI tried with this one but I could tell within a chapter and a half that I was not going to enjoy it and a few times I wondered if I'd make it through the next chapterIt wasn't until halfway through chapter nine that I gave upThere was undeniably potential in this story but it was uickly lost by the characters and the pacingDid this story want to be a possession story? A monster story? An end of the world story?Why not all? As that's apparently where it was going and boy was it getting there uickly jarringly uicklyI know one of the uotes on the back says; A grizzly fast paced novella but there's 'fast paced' and there's 'this storyline could have been woven throughout the book but we'll get it done in half a chapter' such as the plot about Beth's dad knowing and helping her with her issues when she was younger Sure it's mentioned a few times from what I continued reading but I think it would have been cool to reveal these things gradually throughout the storyAs a horror writer though nowhere near as big as this guy is I understand wanting to get to the grit of the story but sometimes you need to take your time or if you do want to make it 'fast paced' at least make it cohesively fast pacedThere were about two moments from what I recall where I had to stop and reread half a page because a thing suddenly happened that I could not follow looking at you scene in the house involving Loius and Coll and all too often something would happen and there'd be a nice set up flowing when Suddenly Beth got possessed again or Suddenly a thing happened and I was often than not thinking 'ugh I just don't care'It got a little tiresomeNot to mention that it was so hard to care about any of the charactersBeth was bland and honestly too self involved for me to care about whining about not wanting to be 'another girl' to Ivan then going to sleep with him again after getting drunkColl was just the best friend slash anything the writer needed her to be in that momentLouis was okay just the protective brother and the ChristianIvan was probably my favourite though that isn't saying much but I couldn't understand why he pined for Beth so badlyI guess it's just all those crazy young adult hormones going on thereSo for me personally it's a DNF straight to the charity shop pile for the next sucker


  8. says:

    This book had definite promise to start with The suspense was building rapidly as all of the characters were dragged into the one by one as they tried to find a way to stop the demon I thought the premise of Beth as a gateway to the souls of the dead and her deceased Mother standing guard over her soul was interesting but unfortunately the ending let it down massively as it was anticlimactic and felt very rushed


  9. says:

    I disliked this book so so much To the point that I'm not going to try and rationalise my dislike or point out the flaws of the book Looking at the other reviews briefly seems to sum up why this book is so infuriating


  10. says:

    Don't have this book as a bed time read you will have nightmares


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