The Hunger by Whitley Strieber

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Eternal youth is a wonderful thing for the few who have it, but for Miriam Blaylock, it is a curse -- an existence marred by death and sorrow. Because for the everlasting Miriam, everyone she loves withers and dies. Now, haunted by signs of her adoring husband's imminent demise, Miriam sets out in serach of a new partner, one who can quench her thirst for love and withstand the test of time. She finds it in the beautiful Sarah Roberts, a brilliant young scientist who may hold the secret to immortality. But one thing stands between the intoxicating Miriam Blaylock and the object of her desire: Dr. Tom Haver...and he's about to realize that love and death to hand in hand.

About Whitley Strieber

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WHITLEY STRIEBER is the bestselling author of more than 25 books, including the legendary Warday, Nature’s End, and Superstorm, the basis of the movie The Day After Tomorrow. His most recent books, The Grays and 2012: The War for Souls, are both being made into films.  His website,, is the largest of its kind in the world, exploring the edge of science and reality.
Published October 5, 2001 by Pocket Books. 384 pages
Genres: Romance, Horror, Literature & Fiction, History, Travel. Fiction

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And to seduce Sarah, Miriam offers herself as a subject in Sarah's famed sleep lab: while the scientists go wild with joy over Miriam's weird physiology, she successfully transfers her insatiable cravings to Sarah--who at last is taken into the vampirical race and sucks the life out of her own lo...

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The novel's first two-thirds offers a tour de force of mythmaking (as Strieber redefines the world through vampiric eyes) and emotionally intense action (as Ward's team stalks Miriam and her ilk).

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Despite her love of John and her previous lovers, Miriam is at heart a very cold creature, moving on to her next lover, played by Susan Sarandon.

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Slant Magazine

It's tempting to read Tony Scott's ludicrous 1983 film The Hunger, like Slava Tsukerman's Liquid Sky the year before, as a metaphor for the then-bourgeoning AIDS crisis in New York City.

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