Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion
This book caught my eye because the author is from Washington State, my home state YEAH! Warm Bodies takes the zombie craze and turns it on it's head. It is told from the point of view of "R" a male zombie. He is living in an airport with a multitude of other Zombies and strange creatures called Boneys. He still has some mental capacity but feels it slipping away. On the night of a raid for food R and his group come upon a group of young scavengers. He kills a boy named Perry, stuffing his brain in his pocket for later consumption, but not before he got a small bite and shares his thoughts. Perry's thoughts are of Julie, one of the scavengers. This is the turning point for R and he saves her from certain death. The book follows R and Julie as he begins to change, to heal. Soon the world is turned topsy turvy again and the zombies begin to regain humanity and society begins to accept that they should be looking to create a new future instead of recreating the past. This is a true love story, although wierd. The writing is beautiful and thoughtful, which is also wierd to say when the topic is Zombies, but what a refreshing take on the end of the world.