Isaac Marion's Warm Bodies was recently made into a film. However, the book delves and explores nuances that the film cannot.
The story is about R, a zombie, who longs to be alive. It chronicles R's journey towards his objective, with a cast of characters and events that are both outlandish and yet eerily human, and very much alive. Marion's writing is intense and crisp, and the flow of his words is both rhythmic and powerful. Warm Bodies is a tremendous reading experience that both captivates the reader and makes them hopeful.
After all, if a zombie can aspire to live, so can we, right?
— Aisha, Newark
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE
“Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” —The Seattle Times “Dark and funny.” —Wired “A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth.” —Simon Pegg “A strange and unexpected treat…elegantly written, touching, and fun.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife “Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein’s?” —Financial Times
In Warm Bodies, Isaac Marion’s New York Times bestselling novel that inspired a major film, a zombie returns to humanity through an unlikely encounter with love.
“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.
About the Author
Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. Warm Bodies became a #5 New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. Isaac lives in Seattle with his cat and a beloved cactus, writing fiction and music, and taking pictures of everything. Visit IsaacMarion.com for more on these endeavors.
“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.”