Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atris (US)
Release Date: April 2011 (First published October 2010 in the UK by Vintage)
I want to read this book. Only because I just saw the movie trailer and didn’t realize it was a book until I saw the movie poster and read it was based off a book! It looks and seems funny. I hate zombies but I’m willing to give this a try. Maybe it’ll help me overcome my discrimination of zombies.
Synopsis: R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.
If you haven’t seen the trailer, here:
What do you think of the book/movie? Have you read the book?