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Warm bodies (edition 2011)

by Isaac Marion

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Title:Warm bodies
Authors:Isaac Marion
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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

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I can see where the ending would lead into other books, but I don't think I would really want to read them. Not because I didn't enjoy this one, but because I like the ending we are given here. Very interesting take on the zombie genre. ( )
  GoldenDarter | Sep 15, 2016 |
It was OK. It was such a strange read that I just couldn't really get into it. I thought reading from a zombies point of view would be entertaining, like in the White Trash Zombie series, but it just fell flat. Not a bad book, just a bit meh for me. ( )
  LenaR0307 | Jun 22, 2016 |
I hated this book until almost the end ... I was maybe 3/4 of the way through before I finally got on board. I think it's because I read Breathers a long time ago and this seemed like a ripoff of that. No matter, this turned out to be pretty good! ( )
  imahorcrux | Jun 22, 2016 |
Really enjoyed this book! Was a nice look into the mind of a zombie, and a not so thinly disguised commentary on how we live our lives. ( )
  GwenMcGinty | May 13, 2016 |
good read ( )
  Larryg47 | May 2, 2016 |
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Author nameRoleType of authorWork?Status
Isaac Marionprimary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dessaigne, ChristopheCover artistsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Kenerly, KevinNarratorsecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Perr, JanetCover designersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed
Watanabe, KyokoDesignersecondary authorsome editionsconfirmed

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Epigraph
You have known, O Gilgamesh,/
What interests me,/
To dink form the Well of Immortality./
Which means to make the dead/
Rise from their graves/
And the prisoners from their cells/
The sinners from their sins./
I think love's kiss kills our heart of flesh./
It is the only way to eternal life,/
Which should be unbearable if lived/
Among the dying flowers/
And the shrieking farewells/
Of the outstretched arms of our spoiled hopes.
- Herbert Mason
Gilgamesh: A Verse Narrative
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- The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet II, lines 147, 153, 154, 278, 279
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For the foster-kids I've met.
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I'm dead, but it's not so bad.
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My friend 'M' says the irony of being a zombie is that everything is funny, but you can't smile, because your lips have rotted off.
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The narrator of Warm Bodies is a zombie inhabiting a post-apocalyptic America that has been destroyed by decades of wars and natural disasters, culminating in a mysterious zombie plague. The narrator has no memory of who he is and no understanding of what it means to be alive or undead, he has only the first letter of his name ("R") and a vague notion that something is not right with the world. While eating a young man's brain and experiencing his memories, R encounters the man's girlfriend, Julie, and makes the impulsive choice to save her instead of killing her. He takes her back to the abandoned airport where the zombies congregate and hides her in a 747, all the while narrating in a dry sense of humor. He falls in love with her and slowly comes back to life which then sparks something into all the "corpses" changing them back to human.
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R is a zombie, but its not so bad, he's learning to live with it. True, he can only remember the first letter of his name, and eating is not a pleasant business...

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