Fiction for Readers
“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.”
Who is it for?
Warm Bodies is for those who like a witty, fresh, original story with some humor, action, and romance. If you have an open mind, you can enjoy this one. It’s a short novel that can appeal to both guys and girls, adults and teenagers, although it’s not a YA book.
Wow. When I picked up Warm Bodies, I knew I was in for a fun story. A zombie romance? Ridiculously funny, right? But I wasn’t expecting a story this good.
Marion pulled off a narrative that I think would be difficult for hundreds of other writers to do. He made me believe something could work that I didn’t think possible: a good zombie romance.
I wasn’t expecting Warm Bodies to actually have a significant theme with interesting insights on the human condition. The author hooks his readers with an entertaining concept and flashes of humor in the opening, but then escorts them through themes of hope and love, while asking the questions “What does it mean to be human?” and “What does it mean to be alive?”