Warm Bodies (Hardcover)
A Novel (The Warm Bodies Series #1)
Atria Books, 9781439192313, 256pp.
Publication Date: April 26, 2011
Other Editions of This Title:
Digital Audiobook (5/16/2011)
MP3 CD (5/17/2011)
Compact Disc (5/17/2011)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (5/17/2011)
Compact Disc (5/17/2011)
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, noidentity, 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 stragely 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.
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Praise For Warm Bodies: A Novel (The Warm Bodies Series #1)…
— Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Twilight series
“A mesmerising evolution of a classic contemporary myth.”
— Simon Pegg, New York Times bestselling author of Nerd Do Well
“Warm Bodies is a terrific book—a compelling literary fantasy which is also a strange and affecting pop-culture parable.”
— Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World
“Isaac Marion has a great new voice that hooks you from page one and accomplishes the impossible: it makes you care about young zombie love. Warm Bodies is a terrific read.”
— Josh Bazell, New York Times bestselling author of Beat the Reaper
“Wryly playful, cinematic, and ultimately moving.”
“Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?”
“It’s got the boarded-up strongholds and mob mentality of Night of the Living Dead—but also romance. As the evil thing resists its evil nature, the book neuters zombies in the same way Stephanie Meyer did vampires.”
“If you haven't caught on to Isaac Marion's writing yet, you're really missing out.”
“In elegant, evocative prose, Marion has fashioned the world’s most unlikely romance in a story that is by turns harrowing, poignant, and tender. At the last, the reader is reminded that we are all ultimately human, whether living or dead. Utterly charming.”