Thursday, January 31, 2013

Book Review: Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1)
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, no identity, and no pulse. Just dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a burst of vibrant color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that R lives in. 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

3/5 stars (liked it)
I  admit that I really only read this book because I saw the preview for the movie.  Like most books turned into movies I like to read the book first.  I have not seen the movie yet but I want to because I liked this book.  I like the way in which R learns to become alive again.  I love that he has a best friend, M.  Although I wish we could have found more out about M.  I like how the zombies are actually not mindless but actually communicate with each other and have thoughts.  I'm very curious to see what happens in a sequel and how R will be different.

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