WARM BODIES BY ISAAC MARION (BOOK REVIEW)

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“R is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight”

The book is about a zombie that ” came alive” . The story is told from the point of view of the zombie which must have being hard. The fact that it was told from the zombie’s perspective  made it interesting because he was truly a zombie, the brain eating type and not the reformed type of the TV series zombie. Making something worthwhile out of that view to draw readers in enough to develop interest  in Rrr other than the fact that he’s a brain, flesh eating character must have being hard. Another thing about it was that it was funny at least it was at the beginning and I liked the first paragraph so much I thought I wouldn’t be able to put it down till I finished the whole book.

 

I think the story is more about the zombie trying to be something more than what his current situation warrants and creating a sort of revolution in the process even though the relationship  between him and Julian was the catalyst that spur the change. Funny  I came across the book in a romantic book recommendation.

Along the line though it kind of lost the zeal it started with and I stopped enjoying it as much as I did in the beginning. I was turning the pages so I could finish and not because I wanted to find out what happened in the next page. Am not saying it was bad but it was like starting at point 10 and then easing down to point 7.

 

I should probably talk about characterization and world building and all that writer stuff but I know nothing about those sorts so am not going to spoil someone’s hard work by talking about things I no nothing about. If I wanted to though I’ll say it’s got all that sorts and that’s probably what threw me cuz I have short attention span and trying to focus on a concept dragged long confuses  me, I like information passed in small chunks and when useful to the current situation of the book. Other extras and I space out.

 

The amazing thing about the book was how it stuck with me after reading it, like the taste of a good meal long after eating it. I was grinning about it days after reading  and while trying to figure out what to read next. Will add the next book in the series in my August tbr (if Christ tarries)

I give it a 8/10

 

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2 thoughts on “WARM BODIES BY ISAAC MARION (BOOK REVIEW)

  1. I’m a huge fan of the movie, so I’m grateful to see any review on it. It makes me feel a little more confident about reading the book. Then again, I usually find that the medium to which I’m first exposed is the version I prefer.

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