Monday, February 4, 2013

Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies
by Isaac Marion

Pages:  256
Published:  12/25/12
Format:  ebok

4 out of 5 stars

Warm Bodies is not my typical genre of's a zombie romance! But R, the zombie narrator in this story, is not your typical zombie. He thinks deep thoughts and wonders about the meaning of his (un)life. Then he meets (and falls in love with) a human named Julie, and he discovers that there may be more to his zombie existence than just grunting and eating brains.

It really is about zombies! They really do eat brains! And it really is a great book! I would not normally pick up a book about zombies, but this one caught my attention after seeing the movie preview and reading some great reviews.

I enjoyed it a lot. It was smart and darkly humorous. The first 75 pages or so are just hilarious. I laughed out loud multiple times, and I don't laugh out loud while reading very often. Marion has a dry sense of humor that worked so well in this story.

Soon, this novel turns into a Romeo and Juliet-esque story of forbidden love, with some zombie adventures thrown in as well. It is a sweet story, and one that is deeper than you would expect from this genre.

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