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Warm Bodies

A Novel
Marion, Isaac, 1981- (Book - 2012 )
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Warm Bodies


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"R 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 house 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."--from cover, p. [4]
Authors: Marion, Isaac, 1981-
Statement of Responsibility: Isaac Marion
Title: Warm bodies
a novel
Publisher: New York, NY :, Emily Bestler Books/Atria,, 2012
Edition: Emily Bestler BooksAtria Paperback ed
Characteristics: 241 p. :,ill. ;,21 cm.
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Report This Jan 30, 2014
  • Yarna rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Someone in my book club described this book as a 'zombie fairytale'. He meant it in a negative way, but I thought that was the perfect way to describe it.

Was going to get the DVD, but decided to read the book first. Oh, I am so NEVER bored, and I really need to stay off this library site, if I am ever going to get any housework done!

Report This Dec 02, 2013
  • shroomgirl3 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Yes it is a love story but it is also a really good zombi story!! You see what is going on through R eyes.

Report This Nov 25, 2013
  • georgiegirl1234 rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

beautifully written with some raw humour and profanity I enjoy. Overall great read but story line is kinda cheesy

Report This Nov 22, 2013
  • LaPhenixa rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

Beautiful metaphors, a compelling story, and written in a tone that may make you want to eat your own brains! I truly enjoyed the book despite the exhausting dystopian feel. The message was good and the metaphors were apt!

Report This Nov 12, 2013
  • bwortman rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

I am not a zombie novel reader but this novel is an excellent exception to make. R is a profound narrator and although he is unable to articulate himself well, the internal monologue that the reader gets is beautiful and so well-written. Exploring issues of what makes us human and the value of relationships alongside the action one would expect, Marion crafts a compelling narrative. I also enjoyed the homages to Romeo and Juliet that crop up in the plot. A great read whether you're into zombies or not.

Report This Sep 09, 2013
  • mrtandrocky rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I watched the movie first and LOVED it! I picked up the book just beacuse and I loved it too. The movie is slightly diffrent then the book but still carry the majority of the same things. Just a happy cute read that makes you think. One of the best Zombie books I've read. If you are looking for a sweet easy read look no more!

Report This Aug 07, 2013
  • artemishi rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Warm Bodies is a book about hope- what hope does to us as a species, and what cynicism and fear-based mentalities do. But although this concept is present, it doesn't detract from the overall story, nor does it start sounding pedantic after a time. Amazingly, Warm Bodies manages to combine a simple and powerful message with a fun story, without one bogging down the other. Yes, it's a zombie apocalypse tale, but it's cerebral. Yes, it's romantic but it's not a typical romance story. I'd call it fiction, but it's a little bit of everything. I finished this book in 2 days. It could have been one day, both because it's short and because I didn't want to put it down, but I didn't want it to end. R, the narrator, is a fantastic voice: he's analytical, patient, hopeful, self-aware, and simple. He's also very relatable, despite being a zombie. I started this book because I loved the premise, and I knew they made a movie off it. How could the movie do the book any justice? The concept can be there, but the book has so much nuanced meaning and thought (and Frank Sinatra references). I felt like the book was an intimate letter from the author (who, by the by, is my age exactly and lives in my city and now I really want to buy this man a cup of coffee). In short (or long), I loved it. I highly recommend Warm Bodies for fans of fiction, hope, atypical zombie stories, or romance; thirtysomething readers; futurists; those who enjoy studying human culture and concepts; and anyone wanting a short but powerful read. This may be the third-ever book in my life that gets re-read every year, so I recommend it for everyone.

Report This Jul 08, 2013
  • sabita9 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

I read this in one sitting. It was an interesting read. Read it before eyeing the movie. It is always interesting to read the book first. I love this title. It was a it predictable for me but it was an easy read. I really enjoyed it.

I believe this book is really reality-based as most Americans are zombies today. Yes, few Americans can comprehend any written material other than zombie books (and the infrequent paranormal romance, or magical-type books). Zombie is as zombie does, which accurately captures the "American spirit" or wilful ignorance of today. [My suggestion for the sequel title? "A Sweet-smelling Zombie is Hard to Find"]

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Other: Release date February 1, 2013 (USA)

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  • Yarna rated this: 3.5 stars out of 5.

"... perhaps one of those dual-event 'super-venues' built for an era when the greatest quandary facing the world was where to put all the parties."

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