“AMAZING!!! Beautifully written. I loved it from start to finish and even after finishing it, it's all I can think of. R is so sweet and even though he is Dead he is unbelievably sweet. Julie is a sweet heroine and yet she has a stength that has come from her experiences in this messed up new world. Togther they are perfect for each other soulmates in a dying world. To me this really reminded me of a zombie version of Romeo and Juliet but with a very happy ending this time. A must read for zombie fans, and even those who aren't fans of zombie fiction will find themselves falling in love woth R the lovable zombie!!”VampyreGoddess wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It sort of seemed like it was MADE to be a movie ( like they were writing the script, and then they were like WAIT, we should make this into a book first, then a movie!) It just has that flat feeling, it was like they just threw in Sinatra to give it more emotion. Overall it IS a good book, and I'd probably read it again, even if it is REALLY cheesy (almost to the point of being painful).”Rutilant Earth wrote this review Monday, August 5, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“When I finished this book just minutes ago, I stood and watched out of my window and saw trees, cars and people. I thought what to say about it and find it hard. When I read Hunger games I was frightened because nothing in there was unbelievable. This book gave me similar feeling. Who knows where disease evolve and/or human evolutions is heading to. But don´t think it is a world ends book, it is a world begins book. And a love story also.”Stiina Sild wrote this review Saturday, August 3, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“I read this book after watching the movie, and couldn't put it down. There are slight differences between the two, but Hollywood mainly stuck to Marion's original themes. I am impressed with both. I never would have thought I'd like a zombie book!
The story begins with R, a young zombie man who does not speak much but thinks very deeply about his life and how unfulfilling it is. His thoughts narrate most of the story. Gradually we come to understand that an unnamed city, along with the rest of the world, has been divided into two camps: team one is composed of normal human beings who live in a fortress, and those infected with a virus that turns them into team two zombies who wander around a ruined airport until they feel the need to hunt for food. The zombie’s dietary habits, which consist of uninfected human flesh, make it seemingly impossible for the two sides to live peaceably with each other.
One day R meets human Julie and is immediately interested in her partly because he has ingested her boyfriends’ brains and incorporated his memories of his life with Julie. He immediately develops feelings for her which begin to change him. He slowly begins to recapture his ability to speak, learns to curb his appetites, and begins to feel emotionally and then physically. His love for Julie changes him in amazing ways while it also stirs humanness in other zombies who witness his devotion to Julie and recall their own memories of human love.
This book questions what it means to be human; the meaning of faith, hope and love; what it means to be truly alive; forgiveness; what it means to live in community with others; etc. Great conversation opener to discuss deeper philosophical or religious worldviews.
Warning: bad language (including the "f" word), adult themes, sexual references and content. As a mom, I would not recommend this for average high school teens. The movie has less adult content and bad language and is a better choice for teens.”
“Whatever.... What other monsters can they come up with for young girls to fall in love with? Godzilla? Creature from the Black Lagoon.... I should have known better. Formula teen loves a monster schtick....”Dennis T wrote this review Wednesday, July 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“It was ok, mostly for the interesting take on zombies. Not a brilliant book.”MARK STEVEN ALAN THOMAS wrote this review Wednesday, July 31, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“This was a pretty great book to read. In comparison, the book was completely different than the movie. Though they weren't alike very much I enjoyed reading about R's journey. I also got more insight of what he was thinking and why he did what he did. This was a great read and was quick since it only has 200 something pages. ”Katy K. wrote this review Sunday, July 28, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No
“a funny supernatural romance novel....something like twilight but with the appetite for brains.”Sakura Morimoto wrote this review Thursday, July 18, 2013. ( reply | permalink ) Was this review helpful? Yes | No