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Warm Bodies

A Novel
Marion, Isaac (Book - 2011)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
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A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this 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, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
Authors: Marion, Isaac, 1981-
Title: Warm bodies
a novel
Publisher: New York : Atria Books, 2011
Edition: 1st Atria Books hardcover ed
Characteristics: 241 p. :,ill. ;,24 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Isaac Marion
Summary: A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love with a human, in this 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, this is funny, scary, and deeply moving.
ISBN: 9781439192313
1439192316
9781439192320
1439192324
Branch Call Number: FICTION MARION 2011
Subject Headings: Zombies Fiction
Genre/Form: Paranormal romance stories
Love stories
Fantasy fiction
Topical Term: Zombies
LCCN: 2010048583
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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.


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This story is about R, a zombie who is unlike his fellow undead, at least in a mental sense. Yes, he craves human flesh as much as the next (dead) person, but he also hates that he does, wonders who he used to be and also has not yet excepted is fate. When R meets Julie, a Living girl, he realizes that he may be a lot more different than he thought. He may also be, slightly, changing. Warm Bodies us one of my favourite book (that also has a great movie). Its not just a love story, its about how even the most dark and lost creatures (or people) can find their way back.

“Warm Bodies” follows the life of R, a zombie who can’t remember anything about his life. He lives in an airport with his friend M, and spends his days groaning, stumbling, and hunting the living. While out trying to track down some living humans, R encounters Julie, a beautiful living woman. When R begins to feel something inside of him shift, the other zombies and the living aren’t pleased by it.
“Warm Bodies” can be described as an upbeat horror novel. This novel is a lighthearted approach to the normal zombie storyline. While the zombies are still just as murderous as ever, “Warm Bodies” shows that zombies do all of the same things as the living, just in a more gruesome fashion. The characters are rather likeable, and Isaac Marion’s idea to have “Warm Bodies” told from R’s point of view helps to strengthen the attachment that readers have to the characters. The decrepit, post-apocalyptic setting adds to the novel instead of taking away from it, and the novel does not have any slow parts to it.
This novel is suitable for ages 13 and up, due to language and sexuality, but is nevertheless recommended by the author of this review. “Warm Bodies” is an enjoyable pleasure read, but is not a good ‘essay book’ or ‘book talk’ book. There are no real hidden meanings in this novel (unless readers take R’s zombie-ness as a metaphor of some form), but it is an enjoyable pleasure read.

Jul 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Loved it from start to finish. Warm Bodies is the most interesting book I've read for a very long time. It's insightful, creative, and clever. I found the romance very cute, not too cheesy. This is definitely worth checkng out. FIVE STARS!!!

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!

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.

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

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!

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.

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!

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Jul 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Sexual Content: mentions of sex, but nothing explicit

Jul 03, 2014
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Coarse Language: some f-bombs

Sep 23, 2013
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Other: Release date February 1, 2013 (USA)

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Jul 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"Who decided life has to be a nightmare? Who wrote that fucking rule? We can fix it, we've just never tried before! We've always been too busy and selfish and scared!"

Jul 03, 2014
  • Schoolgurl95 rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

"She is everything. Her body contains the history of life, remembered in chemicals. Her mind contains the history of the universe, remembered in pain, in joy and sadness, hate and hope and bad habits, every thought of God, past-present-future, remembered, felt, and hoped for all at once."

Nov 28, 2013
  • 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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