“I really wanted to read this book because I wanted to see the movie. I bought it two weeks ago and moved it up my TBR pile so I could get it read before the movie came out. It was good to see that Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion was a fun read.
The first chapter was a great starter. You come to meet R and the world he was living in. Humor was also introduced in this chapter to lighten up the gruesome details on how the zombies feasted. If it weren't for the comic relief, I don't think I would have been able to stomach these scenes.
What I really enjoyed about reading this book was how it was based on a zombie's point of view. It gave you a sense that somehow there was still some humanity left in these corpses. I also found the theory behind why zombies love to eat brains interesting. It was the only organ in the human body that zombies could eat to feel alive again for few seconds.
The characters were likeable and the story was fun. The ending was not my favorite though, but it did make sense why it happened that way. ”
“I ended up picking this one up after seeing the movie that came out this year. I ended up talking about the movie with one of the teens at the library, and she made it very clear that the book was "way better" than the film. To be honest, I find that to usually be the truth. The good news is that she was right!
The narrator is R, a young looking zombie who hangs out with his friend at an abandoned airport. He shares with us, in a humorous voice, the monotony of his "life" with his friends. Things take an interesting turn, when he and his friends head out from the airport into the city to hunt for fresh meat (a.k.a living humans).
While in the city, he finds himself enamored with a woman in a small group R and his friends run into. Her name is Julie, and she and her small group are really gathering goods from the city to bring back to the athletic dome in which they have settled. Unfortunately for them, their run-in with the zombies leaves Julie as a captured person after her boyfriend ends up dead.
One of the interesting things about the zombies is they have no memory of their past life, but they do try and have a normal after-life. In fact, R has recently gotten married and has two "adopted" children with his wife. With that said, this aping of human life is really not true. At least, that is how things have been until he meets Julie.
He quickly starts to have feelings for Julie. Part of it is probably due to the fact that he has been slowly snacking on the brains of Julie's boyfriend. You see, when zombies eat a person's brains, they are able to connect with that person's memories and almost relive the memories.
What is odd is that R seems to be able to hold on to the emotions he has been feeling during his snacking, and he is becoming more and more alive. He helps Julie get home, and they find themselves at the beginning of a situation that gives hope to the future of human and zombie-kind.
This was a really humorous and fun read. Fans of zombie horrors are probably not going to be thrilled with this story, but I thought it was loads of fun. In some ways it is a romantic comedy/fairy tale story that seems perfect with the current trends of zombie-mania. It is a very unique take on the genre, and one that I am glad I had a chance to read. The teen who suggested the book was definitely right!”
“Absorbing story about a zombie apocalypse -- from the pov of a zombie. Why do they eat brains? Do they sleep, or dream? And what's with all the moaning? And what happens when they fall for a girl... a human girl. Great original story and a fresh take on a tired theme. Check it out before you see the movie.”BE Kelley wrote this review Wednesday, September 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“In Isaac Marion Warm Bodies he writes his own modern day young lovers Romeo and Juliet style novel but with a huge pop culture twist. This twist being zombies and are protagonist “R” being one were in this post apocalypse world he falls in love with living girl named Julie. With seeing there names you can see that they are a symbol for Romeo and Juliet with there names. But like in shake spears work they have a forbidden love that sparks being that R is one of the living Dead and Julie being one of the last thing on earth to have a heart beat and to make it worse Julie is also the daughter of the leader of one of the last resistant groups known to man. But one more truly interesting thing about this book is how Isaac makes the zombies in the book be complex creatures and miss under stood to the living making so what R is feeling making him a disgrace to his kind to. The reasoning for this being in the book but not in the movie there is a huge chunk left out about how the zombies have there own society. In the book it talks about how the eldest most decried zombies called “boneis” formed there own church or government with them as the leaders. They also made it so there would be husband and wife zombies witch would take care of younger child zombies and teaching them to hunt the living. In conclusion the zombies of this book have a there own primal tribe sense of intelligence. This makes it so in R love for Julie he is defying his own kind just like Julie. In the end this Novel is truly and amazing modern rendering of the classic Romeo and Juliet.”chase r wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a great book. It has romance, action, and surprises. It's not just a zombie book. It's more than that. It's made think more and realize much more. I highly recommend this book. Read it BEFORE the movie though.”Melissa Graue wrote this review Sunday, September 8, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Mesmerizing book. Zombies and Romance typically don't have any place in my favorite list, but this was..well, different. There is more to ''Warm Bodies'' than a picture-perfect boy chasing a brainless babe. (although R and Julie, the main characters, are neither picture-perfect nor brainless.) It's about humanity, about what does it REALLY mean to be ''alive''. Is it only about whether your body functions work properly, or there's something beyond that? It challenged me to think deeply about so many aspects of life, death and of course ''love'' , and simply worked its way to my list of best-ever-read novels. I also learnt so many new literary words from the book, considering that English is not my native language. It was totally worth it, spending hours looking up the new words in dictionary. In conclusion, I recommend this book to whoever wouldn't mind reading some well-expressed, philosophical thoughts of a zombie, all written down in a bizarre sense of humor. ”Marie wrote this review Friday, September 6, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was a decent read, but very forgettable. Having read it 8 months ago... I can tell you very little about it now. I am definitely not it's target market... having said that it was entertaining to read at the time.”Sissy wrote this review Thursday, September 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“The book is definitely better than the movie. I like the fact that R isn't a typical zombie.”Katy H wrote this review Thursday, September 12, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Will be added.”Rose B**I AM THE REBELLION~I AM THE MOCKINGJAY** wrote this review Thursday, August 22, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No