CBR III Review #115: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
I read on the I09 that Warm Bodies had been picked up by a movie studio and was slated to be the next “Hunger Games”s so I decided to pick it up and give it a read.
Warm Bodies starts after the zombie apocalypse has all ready destroyed most of the world, and unlike your normal zombie genre this is told from the point of view of a zombie, R. R has started to become more and more self aware and has even began to be able to form words and sentences. R, while devouring a teenage boys brain, becomes inundated with the teens memories and begins a weird relationship with the victims girlfriend, Julie. As their relationship progress R starts to feel more and more human, but are they simply residual memories or is he changing?
Warm Bodies is sweet and poignant, however implausible it may be. Then again we are talking about the believability of a novel that begins many years after a zombie apocalypse. R and Julie are well written deep characters. I enjoyed reading the novel a lot. I don’t see this novel becoming a huge blockbuster hit but it’s a fun story.
- Hardcover: 256 pages
- Publisher: Atria Books (April 26, 2011)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1439192316
- ISBN-13: 978-1439192313
- Product Dimensions: 9 x 6.3 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars