Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Hardcover, USA Edition, 241 pages
Published: April 26th 2011 by Atria (first published October 28th 2010)
ISBN: 1439192316 (ISBN13: 9781439192313)

From Publisher: “R is a young man with an existential crisis–he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

After experiencing a teenage boy’s memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and strangely sweet relationship with the victim’s human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

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

Review:  This was a truly unique and entertaining read. I absolutely loved R the zombie, which is something I never thought I say about something with rotting flesh and a hunger for brains and human flesh. The writing was brilliant. I laughed and cared about the characters. This story is the kind that will stay with you long after the last page. There is nothing typical about this book and I would love to read more from this author. 

Also, here is a trailer for the movie 

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