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“Cannibal Hearts is the sequel to Misha Burnett’s first novel, Catskinner’s Book. A year ago, James Ozryck was a loner, forced to keep the world at bay by the alien entity he calls Catskinner who shares his body. Now he has found a community of others whose lives have been changed by the Outsiders. Along with Godiva, his half-human lover, James runs a property management company that serves as a front company for Outsider activities. When the pair’s mysterious boss, Agony Delapour suddenly shows up in town with a new project, however, things gets dangerous fast as events unfold that threaten the life that they have made.”
The biggest issue I have with this book is that it ended.
You can often read that line in any number of book reviews, but in this case it’s the truth. James and Catskinner have, of course, returned in this creepy, fast-paced sequel, as well as Godiva, Agony, and a host of other memorable characters. Creepy (yes, I said it again!), classic sci-fi with a twist, a la the Twilight Zone – many questions, some answers, lingering wonder and anticipation.
I have it on good authority (er, the author himself) that a third in the series will be out next summer. Until then, I plan to reread Catskinner’s Book and Cannibal Hearts too – both books are THAT GOOD.