Sunday, May 25, 2014

Warm Bodies by Isacc Marion



{Review} Warm Bodies
Title: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Published: October 28th, 2010 by Random House Vintage
Pages: 240
{Summary}
'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight...

{Review}
This is not your typical zombie book, yes they do still eat human brains, but the zombies in this book have a society and a hierarchy.  It allows the reader to ponder, what really makes us human?  

This book is not full of gore and horror, so don’t let the fact that it has zombies in it turn you off from reading it.  I really enjoyed this book; it had great character development, plot pace, and writing.  I loved how this book was written and told in R’s point of view, it was humorous and entertaining to have a zombie as the main protagonist.  I loved learning about his zombie lifestyle, with zombies attending church and school, having significant others, and adopting zombie children.  

Although you may think that a relationship between a human and zombie would be disturbing, it was adorable and one of my favorite parts of the book.  The ending to this book was fantastic, it was somewhat open ended, but not too vague that the reader was left unsatisfied.  I have also heard that Marion will be continuing on with this series, which makes  me very happy.  I also have to add that I loved the pictures that were at the head of every chapter in this book!  It was a unique and cleaver way to add a little more depth.  This is one of the most unique books I have ever read and I would highly recommend it to everyone.  Even if you have seen the movie, this book is too good to pass up. 
 
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