Monday, January 7, 2013
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
"In my mind I am eloquent; I can climb intricate scaffolds of words to reach the highest cathedral ceilings and paint my thoughts. But then I open my mouth everything collapses."
R doesn't know what year it is. He doesn't remember what he used to do for a living. He doesn't even remember his name. It's because he's dead. Now his days are all the same. Shuffle around, grunt at his best friend M, and occasionally, search for food. And then suddenly something changes. As he lives the memories of one of his victims, something in him starts to change and impossibly, he starts to become human again.
Ok I have to admit that this is the first zombie novel I have ever read. I am a big, big fan of George Romero's film work, but I have never read a book about zombies. Now having gotten that out of the way....This was such a fun book!! It was not what I was expecting at all. R was like a zombie Romeo. (Imagine that book....lol) At first he was reacting to the victim's memories, but then as he started to come back to life the feelings he felt became his own and very real.
This story was so much better than I could have hoped. There was a undertone of danger from the other zombies, but Marion seemed to mute that feeling so you could just feel R and hear his thoughts and shuffle in his footsteps. It was amazing to hear what was going through his mind and experience how he changed throughout the book. And yes, it was a bit of a love story too.
I give this one 5 stars and I would definitely reccomend it. I read it in a day because I just couldn't put it down.
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