Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

96%

15 Critic Reviews

Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable
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Synopsis

Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

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 Isaac Marion

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Isaac Marion was born near Seattle in 1981 and has lived in and around that city ever since. Deciding to forgo college in favor of direct experience, he dived into writing while still in high school and self-published three terrible novels before finally hitting his stride with Warm Bodies, his first published work. He currently splits his time between writing in Seattle and hunting inspiration on cross-country RV trips. Visit IsaacMarion.com.
 
Published April 26, 2011 by Atria Books. 270 pages
Genres: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense, Science Fiction & Fantasy, Horror, Literature & Fiction, Romance. Fiction
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Blog Critics

Excellent
Reviewed by Lisa Damain on May 02 2011

Marion manages to maintain levity through the dry humorous writing while creating characters who are remarkably unique, memorable, and likable

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Mary Hallberg on Oct 16 2011

Warm Bodies is a paranormal romance that could have easily been silly or bizarre, but Marion’s prose and memorable characters make it touching and worthwhile.

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Examiner

Excellent
Reviewed by Jess d'Arbonne on Aug 06 2011

It's entertaining and though-provoking, and definitely tugs at your heartstrings...

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Pajiba

Good
Reviewed by SorryTelevision on Jan 28 2013

As zombie stories go, it's fun and quirky, but still speaks to that greater question that accompanies all plague or plague-esque end-of-world scenarios: Why did this happen?

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The Seattle Times

Excellent
Reviewed by Nissi Shawl on May 05 2011

The words Marion uses to describe his grim near-future are silken smooth. They slip through the mind's grasp easily, pleasurably, leaving hardly a hint of themselves in the images they evoke...

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Seattle PI

Excellent
Reviewed by Nancy Fontaine on Apr 26 2011

...the book is fun, surprising, thoughtful, and - incredibly - optimistic.

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Love Vampires

Excellent
on Feb 18 2013

Written with stunning originality and constructed with thought provoking prose, Warm Bodies is a highly readable, if most unusual, zombie novel.

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Wired

Good
Reviewed by Jonathan H. Liu on Nov 28 2011

If you’re a hard-core zombie purist or somebody who wants your zombies terrifying and not sympathetic, I don’t know that I would recommend Warm Bodies. But if you’re willing to stretch the boundaries of the genre a little, it’s a fantastic, thought-provoking book.

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Fiction Addict

Excellent
Reviewed by Jake Chrism on Jul 20 2011

Even if you aren’t a fan of the zombie genre, this book will engage you in ways you never imagined.

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Good E-Reader

Excellent
Reviewed by Mercy Pilkington on Jan 21 2013

It’s actually a masterfully crafted retelling of Romeo & Juliet...

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The Young Folks

Excellent
on Jun 13 2011

I absolutely recommend Warm Bodies to everyone. Whether you love or hate zombies, you’ll enjoy this captivating story.

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The Daily Quirk

Excellent
Reviewed by Mallory W. on Jan 15 2013

Maybe it’s weird to call Warm Bodies refreshing, but I can’t think of a better word for it!

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Deidre Wengen

Good
Reviewed by Haley Schwartz on Feb 14 2013

I promise this is not an abysmal “Twilight”-type nightmare, or a super-gushy Nicholas Sparks saga. It’s original, heartwarming and particularly funny.

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Teen Ink

Good
Reviewed by E.J.Mathews on Mar 21 2012

I would strongly recommend this book to anyone who loves stories about the zombie apocalypse, or a good love story. Even if you are only one of the two, and hate the other genre, you will find yourself loving the book all the same.

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Teen Ink

Excellent
Reviewed by Sakuya on Feb 18 2013

Everyone can and will enjoy this new twist on zombies.

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