Rhonda Jones, February 8, 2013 (view all comments by Rhonda Jones)
Warm bodies is a brilliantly written romance, comedy and thriller novel. Isaac Marion really pulls off this zombie love story with such an elegant style of writting. Marion has this almost poetic, comedic way of describing the things that are suppose to be ghory about zombies. I was captured by the unique way this book describes what happens to the zombies after they eat human flesh. It totally was not what I would steriotypically expect of zombies. Without ruining the book for those who have not read it, it is the effect of what happens to the zombies after they eat that so brilliantly leaves them possibly vulnerable to love itself. A zombie in love, who would have thought. Isaac Marion did and he pulled of an amazing debut. You will love this book!
Amanda Alsterberg, March 21, 2012 (view all comments by Amanda Alsterberg)
To anyone who likes to read science fiction, horror, or romance: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is all of these things and it is fantastic! It's a zombie-romance told from the point of view of the zombie. Such a creative twist and incredibly well-written. I haven't even finished it and I would already recommend it to pretty much anyone who likes to read. Props to Isaac Marion for an amazing first novel! Can't wait to see what's next :-)
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R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, noidentity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.
After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.
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