Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm BodiesWarm Bodies by Isaac Marion

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I toyed with the idea of reading this book since I saw the trailer for the movie. I knew that it would be an easy read and I didn’t want to spend the kajillion dollars (okay $10, but still!) to buy it– especially when I knew it would only offer a couple of hours of entertainment.

After reading a review by my friend Amy, I decided that I would read it. I took myself to the library and requested it. I waited. And waited. It arrived for me this morning; I picked it up at 9. It took me about two hours to read.

They were two of the best hours I’ve spent with a book in a long time. That really surprised me. I wasn’t really planning on liking it. In fact, I was completely prepared to hate its guts. I figured it would be just another zombie book in a long line of zombie books.

This one had heart. R, the narrator, is one of the most fully fleshed out (har-dee-har-har) zombies ever written. Because the book is written in first person, we are allowed inside of R’s head and follow his thoughts as he develops through the book. It is this character development that I love. Through his relationships with the Living and the Dead, R becomes whole again. I never thought I’d end up rooting for the zombies.

I am planning on purchasing this book. It is going to stand up to multiple readings. I am sure that there are nuances that I missed the first time around.

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10 thoughts on “Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

    • There is no way I am going to miss the movie. I am going to go in there expecting it to be nothing like the book. It would take a director with great finesse to create the inner dialogue that goes on in R’s brain. Honestly, I don’t think many of them out there have what it takes.

      Plus– John Malkovich, one of the sexiest men EVER, is in it. Rawr.

  1. When I first heard about Warm Bodies I thought it was some twilight-only-with-zombie-book but now I’ve seen a couple of reviews that say it’s actually good! I guess I have another book to read :p

    • It was absolutely nothing like Twilight. The relationship that R and Julie develop is absolutely NOTHING like the co-dependent Bella/Edward thing. This is a book that I would have my daughter read (when she is older) as an example of what healthy (that sounds funny considering the content) relationship might look like.

      DO IT! Read the book. It is so very worth it.

    • They didn’t feel like real zombies to me, though. I think that is why I liked it so much. It was the most atypical zombie book that I’ve ever read. =)

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