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Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion (Warm Bodies #1)

20 Dec

warm bodiesI’ve been meaning to read this since the movie came out during the summer. I just thought from the trailer it sounded like such an original zombie story. You don’t see many written from the point of view of the zombie. Much less a zombie falling in love. And it worked.Yay.

We meet R hanging out with a hive of other zombies at the airport where he begins to explain zombie life and what they get up on a daily basis. It was actually really interesting as usually zombies are portrayed as completely mindless, killing machines. We never see them doing anything organised or ‘normal’ so it was kinda weirdly refreshing! R starts off as a fairly average zombie but as the book goes on and he meets Julie he starts changing and he starts to feel things that had previously died when his heart stopped beating. When he starts to change other zombies follow suit and an uprising begins. But a good one involving zombies for a change!

One of the best things about this book was the humor. It was a kind of tongue-in-cheek dark kind of humor and I loved it. This was quite possibly one of my favourite books of 2013. Hmm a zombie novel, who would have thought it?!

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