Wednesday, January 8, 2014
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Author: Isaac Marion
Publication Date: October 28, 2010
Length: 239 pages
R is a zombie, but he's not quite like the other zombies. He sometimes finds that the zombie life is not enough for him. He appreciates beauty, and collects knickknacks and music for his home in an airplane. One day, while out hunting, he eats the brains of a guy named Perry, experiencing his memories. When he meets Perry's girlfriend, Julie, he finds himself fascinated by her, and suddenly protective of her. He brings her home and keeps her safe from the other zombies, and a very strange relationship begins.
This is one of those books I read after seeing the movie, which I hate doing because often I end up not liking the book because the movie has already established itself as "right" in my brain. That did not happen with this book. I loved the movie (like, fangirling all over the place, with a bigger crush on a zombie than I thought was possible), and then I loved the book even more.
R is just SO ADORABLE. As he and Julie spend more time together, it's so sweet to see him become more and more human. And at the same time, Julie is learning to see zombies as more than just monsters, as people with a disease that could potentially be cured, which is something the survivors of the zombie apocalypse had never considered or thought possible.