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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies (edition 2010)

by Isaac Marion

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

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  rjc146 | Jan 23, 2015 |
What got me into reading this book was the narration by the author.The story starts with a strange dead like feeling and then changes subtly as the zombie protagonist starts changing .This narration is worth noticing .Although the story is not something very very unique but still its worth a read. ( )
  Ananyaa_Sinha | Jan 11, 2015 |
What got me into reading this book was the narration by the author.The story starts with a strange dead like feeling and then changes subtly as the zombie protagonist starts changing .This narration is worth noticing .Although the story is not something very very unique but still its worth a read. ( )
  Ananyaa_Sinha | Jan 11, 2015 |
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is about two crazy mixed up kids trying to find a way to be together in a world gone wrong. The fact that one of the kids is a zombie, and the other a living human, creates plenty of conflict and as the zombie comes to realize even as he slowly reawakens his human instincts, parents are still very hard to win over.

The author has taken a zombie story, which includes the eating of flesh and brains, added in a love interest and has come up with a tale that brings Romeo and Juliet to mind. The zombie hero, called “R” meets the human girl called Julie while on a hunt. He saves her and brings her back to the zombie nest which happens to be the local airport. What follows is an original, strangely appealing tale that was well written, interesting and, to me, quite funny. Imagine having to confess to your girlfriend that you couldn’t quite control yourself and munched on someone.

This is a quick read and probably will only appeal to lovers of the zombie genre, but it did hold my attention, gave me a few laughs and put a new spin on the traditional zombie story. ( )
  DeltaQueen50 | Jan 5, 2015 |
This book was so amazing that I really can't form words to describe how much this book opened my eyes to this world and how it could be so much better if we all just loved each other...not to death, but to LIFE! I saw this movie last year and literally cried at the end because I got the message loud and clear. It was only natural for me to read the book for what was left out of the movie and I wasn't disappointed. There were so many messages, passages, phrases, and even whole pages that I underlined just so I could remember them for later. There is only one other book that opened my eyes so wide that it changed my point of view drastically and that was "The Shack" by Wm. Paul Young. This book comes in second place to it. You have to read this book. It's short and easy to work your way through. Just make sure you take a moment to let your uneaten brain soak up some of the wisdom. If not, you'll remain brain dead. ( )
  NMinor | Dec 28, 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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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
- The Epic of Gilgamesh, Tablet II, lines 147, 153, 154, 278, 279
For the foster-kids I've met.
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I'm dead, but it's not so bad.
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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