Monday, April 25, 2011

Warm Bodies, by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies
Isaac Marion

Publisher: Atria
Release Date:
April 26, 2011
YA, Zombie
ARC, 241
5/5 (Avg 4/5)
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Every now and then, there's a book so prolifically amazing that you ignore the fact that its subject matter is something that you absolutely detest. For me, that book was Warm Bodies. Despite the fact that I love zombie movies, I have an extreme dislike for zombie books (save a few)... until now. Perhaps I was reading the wrong type of zombie books? Or maybe I just gave up too soon when I read a few bad ones in a row? Either way, Isaac Marion's novel has completely changed my mind about the matter and I am now more open to the world of zombies in modern literature.

One of the things that sticks out so profoundly about this novel is the fact that R - the main character, a zombie - actually still holds on to some human attributes and there's more going on than just "Mmm... braaaiiiinnnnsss" in his thought process. On top of that, there's still feelings involved... which is something we don't see much of when it comes to the living dead. R wants to be more than what he is. He craves to feel, love and have more than just a normal zombie life. He's a character that will surprise you at how easily you can relate to and empathize with.

It would be against all crimes of this blog not to point out that I did creep out a little with the romantic interest in the novel. It was just something I couldn't wholeheartedly get behind. However, as disturbing as it was for me, it was also very beautiful and seemed to fit naturally into the story as a whole.

The story was amazingly written. R's perspective was completely enthralling and the story as a whole was nothing short of incredible. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop reading... even at the parts that made me cringe! The world building in Warm Bodies wasn't much different from present-day society... only, you know, it has zombies and stuff - which is something I am almost certain does not exist. Yet.

If zombie romances are your thing, then you absolutely MUST pick up a copy of Warm Bodies. Right now. If they're not your thing, then I would recommend picking up a copy of Warm Bodies. Right now. I have a feeling Marion will change your mind and steal your heart with this novel.

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Anonymous said...

This books sounds fantastic! I am going through a zombie phase right now so this would be perfect lol! Great review!!

Skye (In The Good Books) said...

Great review!

I don't consider myself a zombie fan, but this book sounded good, so I borrowed it from my library just today. Can't wait to start it!

AmburHostyn said...

Awesome review! Glad that you've been converted into at least being more open about zombies...welcome to the club. haha :D I love zombies, and this one definitely sounds like one that I'd enjoy reading! Thanks for sharing your thoughts on Warm Bodies. :)

Ελλάδα said...

I'll read a zombie book every once in while, but this book was not what I expected. The story is great and is very well thought out and fleshed out. Mind the pun. The end was a little rushed, but it didn't take away from the over-all feeling and tone of the book. I couldn't stop reading it and the pace was excellent.

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