Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm BodiesSynopsis from Goodreads.comR is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

Number of pages: 241
My review: Had I never heard of the movie I probably never would have picked this up (like everyone else, really) but I’m sooo glad I did! It was fantastic! R’s way of telling the story is so personable that you instantly feel a connection with him. He’s so honest and straightforward about his way of life (or unlife?) that it opens up whole new doors for not only his character but others as well. 
I liked that he had come to terms with the fact that he was a zombie and this whole book wasn’t about an angsty and angry guy who is mad at the whole world because he’s a zombie. As Julie says continuously throughout the book, he’s “different.”
Not the whole book was full of zombie fighting action, which was actually nice because then the plot could be set up more, and the settings could also come to life (no pun intended) in a better way too. It is never quite clearly stated exactly why Earth is, the way it currently is, in this time period, but I think that just adds to the whole mystery and intrigue of this novel.
I honestly hope that the movie is just as good as the book, but I have a feeling I’ll be disappointed because the book is just that good and it would be hard to capture exactly what goes on within R’s mind, in a movie. However, I will keep my hopes up and have an open mind when I do get around to seeing it.
This is a really quick read too! I finished half the book in an hour and the rest flew by later on too. There’s just something about Isaac Marion’s writing that connects you so deeply and personable with the characters you almost feel as if you’re abandoning them when you put the book down. Not many books have that ability to completely enthrall people from the very beginning and then keep up that high level of writing throughout the rest of the story.
Anyways, all around fantastic! Loved the characters, and I liked seeing how they grew and developed, and of course anything with zombies is just freaking cool so I’d definitely recommend that you pick this up!
See you soon!

P.S. If you have seen the movie and read the book (or have just seen the movie without reading the book) let me know how it is!

0 Replies to “Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion”

  1. I'm in the middle of reading this book right now because I want to see the movie this weekend before it leaves theaters. I'm really enjoying the book so far (it's my first zombie book). I loved the movie trailer and would never have picked up this book had the trailer not made me laugh so much! I'm hoping the movie is just as good!

  2. I loved this book, but I am scared to go see the movie. I am scared they are going to change too much, and I won't like it. I can already tell one difference from the previews that I do not like.

  3. Same here, but I'm trying to stay hopefully optimistic. Although, as the saying goes “the movie is never as good as the book”

  4. It's really fantastic! I'm also hoping the movie will be good too 🙂

  5. I actually didn't find out this was a book until after I saw the movie. I absolutely loved the movie and a friend of mine owned the book so I was able to borrow and read it. I loved the book although it was rather different from the movie (it feels weird saying it in that order). It's hard to compare the movie now in retrospect, but while they changed a few things about the book, I think the movie caught the essence of what the book is quite well.

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