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Warm Bodies : Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Paperback Published: December 2010
ISBN: 9780099549345
Number Of Pages: 256

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Romeo and Juliet with zombies - a starry-eyed, sweetly comic story about the humanising power of love, even in the darkest of circumstances.

'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary

About the Author

Isaac Marion was born in north-western Washington in 1981 and has lived in and around Seattle his whole life, working a variety of strange jobs like delivering deathbeds to hospice patients and supervising parental visits for foster-kids. He is not married, has no children, and did not go to college or win any prizes. Warm Bodies is his first novel.


A zombie-tastic lovestory with laughs to make you think


Actual rating 4.5 stars. Such a unique little love story. I liked the fact that they could be or could not be zombies, but merely a symptom of something bigger that was wrong with society. (As zombies were meant to symbolize consumerism in the first place). Really appreciated the build in the relationship between our protagonist, R and his love interest, Julie - it might give some the impression of insta-love, but in actual fact, they grow from friendship, to trust, to fondness, to love and hope. Peter's (Julie's ex) brain is merely a catalyst of what is already inside of R, and the dreams/flashbacks are the conduit for R to work it all out and come to terms with his actions and what is happening to him (and to the same extent, the world). I was annoyed at the amount of daydreams and flashbacks - although they each dropped a small nugget of wisdom, they were getting a little tired in the plot. The older generations in this book, i.e. Julie's Dad and the Boneys stand for something about the old world... R and Julie stand for something new - well that's my interpretation. I did think towards the end the characters jumped around all over different locations a bit too much - it was difficult to picture the landscape because lengthy descriptions would've ruined the pace. Dark irony and comedy - brilliant sense of humour. Julie's swearing added some humanity, where I would normally be against superfluous profanity. But definitely recommend this to all my friends.

Sunshine Coast


A unique love story


This is one of the best zombie books ever. Such a unique story.

Melbourne , AUS


Warm Bodies for Warm Hearts


This book was a great buy. An entertaining, easy to read novel on the shorter side of the book-scale. I recommend it to anyone who is into quirky, different and well thought out books. My only gripe is the ending, which seemed too quick to wrap up all the lose ends in a short few paragraphs. But the book as a whole is worth it.

Cooranbong, AU


the greatest book in the last 10 years


its wonderful, possibly the greatest thing since sliced bread

Melbourne, Vic, AUS


A Brilliant Book


A great book, have read multiple times and still enjoy it.

Melbourne. AU


Warm Bodies

4.4 5


"I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. Isaac Marion has created the most unexpected romantic lead I've ever encountered, and rewritten the entire concept of what it means to be a zombie in the process. This story stayed with me long after I finished reading it. I eagerly await the next book by Isaac Marion" -- STEPHENIE MEYER "A mesmerising evolution of a classic contemporary myth" -- Simon Pegg "Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. R is the thinking woman's zombie - though somewhat grey-skinned and monosyllabic, he could be the perfect boyfriend, if he could manage to refrain from eating you. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching and fun, as delightful as a mouthful of fresh brains" -- AUDREY NIFFENEGGER "A disarming writer, ruefully humorous, knowingly cinematic in scope. This is a slacker-zombie novel with a heart" * Guardian * "Warm Bodies is a terrific book - a compelling literary fantasy which is also a strange and affecting pop-culture parable" -- Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World

ISBN: 9780099549345
ISBN-10: 0099549344
Series: Warm Bodies
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 256
Published: December 2010
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 19.6 x 12.9  x 1.9
Weight (kg): 0.25
Edition Number: 1

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