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Oct 15, 2012

Book Review: Warm Bodies by Isacc Marion

Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Pages: 303 (Spanish edition)
Goodreads AVG Rating: 3.95
Summary: Add here.
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, nonidentity, 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.
Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

 

My POV.

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion is one of those books that makes you think and want to keep living.
As we read in the summary, R is a zombie, but one who loves life even more than any living.
Since the beginning of the book we find the living conditions of R, how he relates to the other zombies and his unique and intelligent way of thinking.

If you've already read zombie books, possibly you realized the narrator was always a victim of these horrible creatures, but never one of them. Have you ever thought about what  a zombie thinks when he's devouring the brains of any human or just when he's wandering the streets? Well I say that R gives us the answers.
This book is a quick read, with little dialogue and a lot of narration but honestly, I think it's so good that the talks were not even necessary. R's mind is a whirlwind of ideas, thoughts and emotions that are triggered in a wonderful symphony since R meets Julie and decides to save her.
The characters, mostly zombies are not very charismatic to say, but there is something deep in them that makes you love them, and then you need to know and learn more about them. Of course, I love the best friend of R.
And then there's Perry, the guy R ate... I know, it sounds terrible.
After that, R is no longer the same, Perry gives him a bit of humanity that R was missing and thus hopes come. Which are focused on Julie, a strong girl, brave that I really liked.

This book has everything you need to enjoy it. Drama, a little madness, strong characters, action, even a little fun. Not forgetting the love. Just imagine a zombie lover, and beyond that is really sweet.
I promise you will not regret it if you decide to give it a try.

 Xo!
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