By Isaac Marion
Atria Books, Paperback, 9781476717463, 241pp.
Publication Date: December 25, 2012
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 house 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.
“Elegantly written, touching, and fun.”
-Audrey Niffenegger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife
“Dark and funny.”
“Warm Bodies is a terrific zombook. Whether you're warm-bodied or cold-bodied, snuggle up to it with the lights low and enjoy a dead-lightful combination of horror and romance.”
“The writing is lively, the characters intriguing, and the creative reinvention of popular themes is thought-provoking.”
“A masterfully crafted retelling of Romeo & Juliet.”
“Remarkable. From the very first page you are hooked on protagonist R’s story. You actually care about R. Yes, you find yourself really caring about a zombie.”
“Fun and entertaining.”
“Marion’s novel is even better [than the movie], digging deep into sardonic observations about humanity, comic takes on zombie behavior and stirring reflections on what it really means to be alive or dead.”