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by Isaac Marion

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Title:Warm Bodies
Authors:Isaac Marion
Info:Vintage (2010), Paperback, 256 pages
Collections:Your library, 2013
Rating:***1/2
Tags:YA, Paranormal Romance

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What made me want to read Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies was the trailer for the movie that came out in February. It looked like a cute movie. This book was good and surprisingly deep. The story has no date but it seems to show what happened to the world after all the wars and recessions took place.

And of course, "The Plague," that has turned a majority of the human populous into The Dead a.k.a. Zombies. The main character is R. He is not just a garden variety zombie. He's sentient and self- aware. He has sort of philosophical discussions with his best friend M. Most importantly, R hates that he has to eat the flesh of the Living to survive but he can't change what he is.

Or can he?

During a particular vicious feeding frenzy with a group of armed teenagers, R kills the leader named Perry Kelvin. While munching on his brain, R gets bombarded with his memories. This causes him to rescue Perry's girlfriend Julie Grigio. Julie just happens to be the daughter of the leader of the colony called Citi Stadium.

By wanting to keep Julie safe, R opens up a chain of events that makes everyone question if the human race can salvaged? If it can, does humanity have enough hope to fight for it?

I really liked Warm Bodies because it wasn't a generic zombie-eats-people-people-fight-back novel. It was complex. By R eating Perry, he absorbed his consciousness and his humanity. In turn, his humanity slowly came back to him. But R had to be open to it. If R was one of the Boneys, set in their ways and resistant to change, it would have never worked.

I also liked how The Plague was this unidentifiable thing. Julie's theory on it being self-inflicted was very interesting considering what happened to between her father and one of the Boneys, she may not have been off-based. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
What made me want to read Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies was the trailer for the movie that came out in February. It looked like a cute movie. This book was good and surprisingly deep. The story has no date but it seems to show what happened to the world after all the wars and recessions took place.

And of course, "The Plague," that has turned a majority of the human populous into The Dead a.k.a. Zombies. The main character is R. He is not just a garden variety zombie. He's sentient and self- aware. He has sort of philosophical discussions with his best friend M. Most importantly, R hates that he has to eat the flesh of the Living to survive but he can't change what he is.

Or can he?

During a particular vicious feeding frenzy with a group of armed teenagers, R kills the leader named Perry Kelvin. While munching on his brain, R gets bombarded with his memories. This causes him to rescue Perry's girlfriend Julie Grigio. Julie just happens to be the daughter of the leader of the colony called Citi Stadium.

By wanting to keep Julie safe, R opens up a chain of events that makes everyone question if the human race can salvaged? If it can, does humanity have enough hope to fight for it?

I really liked Warm Bodies because it wasn't a generic zombie-eats-people-people-fight-back novel. It was complex. By R eating Perry, he absorbed his consciousness and his humanity. In turn, his humanity slowly came back to him. But R had to be open to it. If R was one of the Boneys, set in their ways and resistant to change, it would have never worked.

I also liked how The Plague was this unidentifiable thing. Julie's theory on it being self-inflicted was very interesting considering what happened to between her father and one of the Boneys, she may not have been off-based. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
What made me want to read Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies was the trailer for the movie that came out in February. It looked like a cute movie. This book was good and surprisingly deep. The story has no date but it seems to show what happened to the world after all the wars and recessions took place.

And of course, "The Plague," that has turned a majority of the human populous into The Dead a.k.a. Zombies. The main character is R. He is not just a garden variety zombie. He's sentient and self- aware. He has sort of philosophical discussions with his best friend M. Most importantly, R hates that he has to eat the flesh of the Living to survive but he can't change what he is.

Or can he?

During a particular vicious feeding frenzy with a group of armed teenagers, R kills the leader named Perry Kelvin. While munching on his brain, R gets bombarded with his memories. This causes him to rescue Perry's girlfriend Julie Grigio. Julie just happens to be the daughter of the leader of the colony called Citi Stadium.

By wanting to keep Julie safe, R opens up a chain of events that makes everyone question if the human race can salvaged? If it can, does humanity have enough hope to fight for it?

I really liked Warm Bodies because it wasn't a generic zombie-eats-people-people-fight-back novel. It was complex. By R eating Perry, he absorbed his consciousness and his humanity. In turn, his humanity slowly came back to him. But R had to be open to it. If R was one of the Boneys, set in their ways and resistant to change, it would have never worked.

I also liked how The Plague was this unidentifiable thing. Julie's theory on it being self-inflicted was very interesting considering what happened to between her father and one of the Boneys, she may not have been off-based. ( )
  Y2Ash | Apr 16, 2014 |
In the book, Warm Bodies by isaac Marion is very cliche. The main character's name is R. He eats the brains of Perry who was dating Julie. When a zombie eats someone's brain they can feel and see the emotions of the human. So R falls in love with Julie since Perry was. Instead of eating her he leads her back to his home in the airport were he keeps her hidden. There they bond. In the beggining of the stroy R has a wife and kids that were zombies but his wife leaves him for another zombie. When Julie decides to go home R comes along later. With some make up she and her freind make him look human. The humans and zombies unite to fight against the corpses. Soon the zombies become healed with love and human effection.

MY REVIEW----
This book is extremely cliche and with some intresting factos. Since the begining I knew Julie would fall in love with the zombie and the zombies would become healed. This is how every cliche book ends ; with a happy ending. But there were little things that i really liked. The memories that the zombies see when eating a brain. Or how on each chapter there is a pictrue of a human body part with explanations. I like that he had a wife and how they adopted kids in the begining of the book. I especialy liked Perry's past story. How his father and mother were both zombies and killed. It's sad but shows us how Perry doesn't have a huge will to live anymore. This book is better then the movie but the movie was very good as well. ( )
  YuliaS.B1 | Apr 14, 2014 |
Unique. Funny. Wonderful concept. ( )
  Absent_Librarian | Apr 9, 2014 |
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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
Dedication
For the foster-kids I've met.
First words
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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