Warm Bodies

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

R is a zombie.  He has no memory of his former life, how he died, or even his name.  He lives in an abandoned 747 at the airport, with a tribe of other zombies including his friend M.  R doesn’t really fit in with the rest of the walking dead; he collects LPs and is particularly fond of Frank Sinatra.  He enjoys riding the escalators when they’re working, and he has flashes of feelings, often stirred by the memories of his victims.

Warm Bodies is a different kind of zombie book, one with a sympathetic hero at its center.  When R meets Julie, everything changes, and for the first time since becoming undead, he begins to truly care about something.  Where the book goes from there, I can’t tell you without giving away too much; you’ll just have to read it for yourself. By turns funny, scary and poignant, it’s definitely original.

Already adapted for the screen by Jonathan Levine, director of last year’s 50/50, Warm Bodies will appeal to fans of the Twilight series, but also to those who enjoy Jim Butcher’s The Dresden Files and Mike Carey’s Felix Castor novels.

By B at the Main

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