Book vs. Movie: Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion

Posted February 15, 2013 by Katrina @ Bookish Things in Book Review / 2 Comments

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
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Warm Bodies

Series: Warm Bodies
Author: Isaac Marion
Publisher: Atria Books
Number of pages: 258
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Book Description:
A zombie who yearns for a better life ends up falling in love—with a human—in this astonishingly original debut novel.

R is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He doesn’t enjoy killing people; he enjoys riding escalators and listening to Frank Sinatra. He is a little different from his fellow Dead.

Not just another zombie novel, Warm Bodies is funny, scary, and deeply moving.

Book: I love zombie books, and this one will probably be on my list of pick me ups.  I’m not usually one to read stories about love, but include zombies, and I’m there. Yes I’m weird.  
Warm Bodies is a very quick read.  We get a first hand account of how the zombie, R, sees the world. He’s different. He doesn’t necessarily want to be a monster.  He just doesn’t have much of a choice.  He’s very endearing, and really awkward. I think his characteristics before becoming a zombie shine through. But that’s just me.  I do hope that we have an opportunity to get glimpses into R’s life before zombification.  Julie is a great character.  She’s tough, and take charge, but she also has the capacity for forgiveness.  
If you’re looking for a ton of action, there isn’t much in this book.  Although the Boneys are kind of freaky.  This is a great love story with a zombie twist.  I definitely recommend it for a light, fun read.
Movie: The movie actually followed the book pretty closely.  In some parts word for word.  There were things I wish they would have kept with the storyline, but all in all, it was a pretty good watch.  The hubby even enjoyed it after he mocked me for wanting to see a zombie love story. lol My biggest complaint….. there wasn’t enough M!!!!  I loved him in the book, and they didn’t include him much in the movie. 

Definitely see & read Warm Bodies, if you want to witness a unique love story with a zombie spin!!!

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Katrina @ Bookish Things

About Katrina @ Bookish Things

I’m a mom of two and love to read, listen to music, and rock out at concerts. Sometimes you can find me reading, or writing, in between sets at concerts. I read many genres, and have a TBR mountain.

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