Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1) by Isaac Marion
*snores* *snoffs* *sniffles* *yawns*
Oh hello there … what was that? It’s over? Oh … er … um … hm, I must have fallen asleep. Wow that was boring!
So I listened to this book as an audiobook and the good news is … I found a cure for my insomnia.
R is a zombie doing zombie like things (moaning, bumping into walls, eating people). Living the dream! Until one day he meets a girl who changes everything (don’t they always). Suddenly R is remembering what it is like to be more. Thus starts a slow mental and physical change in R, who is fighting to remember what it is like to be human, and struggling with the fear of leaving behind what he already knows.
“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 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.”
What I Did Not Like
I wanted to love this book so much, I really did. I saw the movie a few years ago and fell in love with this adorable and unique take on zombies and the resiliency of love and humanity!
Unfortunately, the book fell extremely short of my expectations.
Most of this story was just *snore*. Even the action-y parts were slow. I get that this concept calls for a lot of self reflection and personal monologue, but I have seen this done skillfully well. In this book, that mark was missed. Psychology is legit my favorite subject ever and an introspective storyline following the changes that take place in R’s mind – as well as the societal changes that take place in others – should have totally been my jam, but …. nope.
The characters were so flat … the world was so flat … FLAT FLAT FLAT FLAT FLAT
So, because I really don’t have many positive things to add to my assessment of this book besides what I have mentioned here (unique concept) … that’s all I have.
Sorry so short on this one. There just wasn’t much TO this one to even talk about. *shrugs*