“Warm bodies was a very good read. I enjoyed the whole Zombie falling in love with his meal. I did however, find it very weird how well spoken he was versus how etiquette deficient the love of his life was. I mean Julie was rough around the edges, although very modern; she had emotional baggage, rude ways. She was not someone I would have thought he would fall in love with. But she did have a quirkiness that kept my attention.
The book was funny, serious at times. The threat of being eaten alive, the threat of the bonies- which had me laughing throughout the book. I have yet to see the movie, but I am sure it will be good.
I was annoyed that we couldn’t get a clear picture into how R died. And I kept asking myself why was he different? Why was he able to articulate half a sentence when other Zombies could only groan?
I wish I had more to go on with R, M his close friend seemed to have more of a personality as he was a Zombie ladies man. M dreamed of intimacy while R had a vague sense of himself. R was a loner; he liked music and things he stole during hunts. I just felt like if I had a better scope of who R really was I could fully relate to the story.
I mean I get it, he is dead, doesn’t remember his past, lives vicariously through the brains and memories he has eaten, but at some point after eating all those brain cells he should have given us some insight into something. It annoyed me how in-depth we got to know Perry one of his victims. We got to see Perry’s memories, hear him speak to R and I get that is how R began to develop as a half dead person with feelings, but it was just frustrating at some points.
Going into the love portion- I thought it was cute. I found myself imagining R staring at people and groaning. His face twisted with death. But I didn’t quite get the feeling that you would expect when dealing with romance. I could see them in my minds eye, but I didn’t go “Awwww” or connect the way I thought I should. I mean it left me puzzled because if R really felt for Julie, it should have been felt deeply by the reader. I mean he did risk his safety for her, he exposed himself for her. But in terms of getting to feel them grow in love, enjoy it and bask in it was something that was definitely missing. I wish the book had given more detail into their love. It felt dead. But after being annoyed I realized, that was the point. R was dead, he was just beginning to feel alive and for him to feel even a fraction of want, need, lust or love for anything other than eating a human was very transcending.
So that’s why this book is a good read. Isaac is a very well written author and that’s why I give this book 4 stars-It takes you on a rollercoaster of emotions as you try to figure the dead out only to realize rationality is foreign to them because the dead cant be rational. To even hear thoughts or words from them is a feat and although I wanted to toss the book just to get the frustration out, I ended up finishing it with a groan and a smile. I still can’t wait to see the movie.
“My hands hang limp at my sides. "I'm sorry," I say
With her eyes closed, her voice muffled by my shirt, she says, "I forgive you."
Some of you may have seen the thrilling trailer of the new movie Warm Bodies. This adorable romantic comedy surprisingly caught my eye and now I can’t wait to see the film! I am not one that is normally in to the whole blood and guts thing, but the book was a subtle mix of zombies and a romantic love story (I thought I would never read such a thing). Isaac does a fabulous job of making two wrongs into one ginormous RIGHT!
The caring and intellectual R is not your typical heartless zombie; he has feelings and thoughts that are bursting to get out. One night he goes to a feeding and finds the fiery blond Julie, and instantly feels the need to protect her from any harm. On his journey to keep Julie safe R finds himself almost becoming human again. With love pulling them together they find themselves not just having to fight for their relationship but also for the human race.
I really enjoyed the novel but at times I found the book to be a little confusing and sometimes slow. Don't let this previous sentence scare you off because I still very much enjoyed the story and will surely be going to see it once it hits the theaters (probably with my zombie loving mom).
If you are a hopeless romantic like me who believes that everyone deserves love then you will surely melt with every turn of the page. ”
“Hmm hey this is a breath of fresh air from Goosebumps' monster stories! :P But seriously, even if it's too cheesy to think that zombies can actually fall in love with a "living" like R or be one of the living, this craze made this story feel almost real.
R started the cure and became the cure after the day they hunted Perry's team and met Julie. He needed to eat Perry's brain because his corpse system has to digest it. This time he thought this brain is kinda special. He nibbled instead of swallowed and saved bits of it until he savored the memories. It made him tick. Changed him.
The whole transformation is what will make you go through the story and enjoy it! :) Isaac Marion has done a great job in giving this zombie novel a fun and sweet twist to make the impossible possible.
Love Of Characters
R is totally a sweetheart and so as Perry. :)
Julie's a firework. She'll make even a corpse like R spark.
Nora's the most openhearted friend and so as M.
Rosy (Col. Rosso) is the best leader. :P
Boneys are losers! :P
UPDATE: Watched the film tonight and I'm so happy it's around 80% similar to the novel! :) Such a cute love story! ”
“A twisted version of Romeo & Juliet, this story was fabulous. I could see teaching this to high school students along side Romeo & Juliet. ”Erin wrote this review Wednesday, April 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I am now reading this book and so far I am liking it.”tyler bradley wrote this review yesterday. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I loved it!!”Carley201 wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was an okay book. I'm not overawed by it. Even though R spoke in a zombie-ish way, he didn't think like a zombie. Partly because I think that Marion needed him to think complexly to describe what's going on around him. But I would have loved if his thought patterns were toned down a bit more.”Elizabeth wrote this review Monday, April 1, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Talking Zombies? Absolutely not. Thinking zombies? Come on. . . . HOWEVER. This is a very clever and sweet social commentary about acceptance and evolution. Change is inevitable. If you don't move forward, you rot or get run over. I enjoyed this.”George wrote this review Friday, March 29, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“Great zombie book!! ”Carolyn P wrote this review Tuesday, March 26, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This book is about R the zombie and he is about to eat some people and he saves a girl from the other zombies her name is Julie. And he is trying to get her home safely and he quickly falls in love with her ! And at the end of the book he turns back into a human. X core3”Language Arts wrote this review Thursday, April 4, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No