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Warm Bodies: A Novel [Kindle Edition]

Isaac Marion
4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1,895 customer reviews)

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Book Description

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, noidentity, 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 stragely 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.

Editorial Reviews


''I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. This story stayed with me long after I was done reading it.'' --Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times bestselling author of the 'Twilight' series

''Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching, and fun.'' --Audrey Niffenegger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife

''Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching, and fun.'' --Audrey Niffenegger, #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Time Traveler's Wife


"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 was done reading it. I eagerly await the next book by Isaac Marion." – Stephenie Meyer, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of the Twilight series

Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching and fun, as delightful as a mouthful of fresh brains.”

–Audrey Niffenegger, #1 New York Times Bestselling author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

“Isaac Marion has a great new voice that hooks you from page one and accomplishes the impossible: it makes you care about young zombie love. Warm Bodies is a terrific read.” —Josh Bazell, author of New York Times bestseller Beat the Reaper

"Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?" –The Financial Times

“The words Marion uses to describe his grim near-future are silken smooth. They slip through the mind's grasp easily, pleasurably, leaving hardly a hint of themselves in the images they evoke.” --The Seattle Times

“In elegant, evocative prose, Marion has fashioned the world’s most unlikely romance in a story that is by turns harrowing, poignant, and tender. At the last, the reader is reminded that we are all ultimately human, whether living or dead. Utterly charming.” – Library Journal, starred review

Product Details

  • File Size: 11377 KB
  • Print Length: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Atria Books; Reprint edition (April 26, 2011)
  • Sold by: Simon and Schuster Digital Sales Inc
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B0043RSK3U
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #15,403 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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120 of 127 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Beautiful and amazing read. November 17, 2010
By xBE
Format:Kindle Edition
WARM BODIES is a witty, original, beautiful, unexpected and entertaining book with tremendous heart, about a Zombie, "R" in a ruined world, who falls in love with Julie, a living girl who is one of the few remaining people, and the daughter of a harsh security minded General in charge of the city where most of the living reside. R meets Julie when he eats the brain of her long time boyfriend Perry, and appropriates his memories of this wonderful girl. In the middle of the feed, R sees her in the room, and manages to keep himself and the other zombies from attacking her and then brings her back to the airport where they live. The story has so many things going for it, it's hard to know where to begin. The character of R, a kind of Edward Scissorhands like saintly child, who begins to grow and learn from his newfound relationship with Julie. And Julie is pretty terrific too, assertive, tough but honest about what she needs and wants. I could go on and on about the intricacies and nuances of the novel, but I wouldnt want to ruin anyone's read of this beautiful book. It is really worth the time to get to know these characters.
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50 of 55 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars From Missy's Reads & Reviews June 4, 2011
By Missy
Every now and then, there's a book so prolifically amazing that you ignore the fact that its subject matter is something that you absolutely detest. For me, that book was Warm Bodies. Despite the fact that I love zombie movies, I have an extreme dislike for zombie books (save a few)... until now. Perhaps I was reading the wrong type of zombie books? Or maybe I just gave up too soon when I read a few bad ones in a row? Either way, Isaac Marion's novel has completely changed my mind about the matter and I am now more open to the world of zombies in modern literature.

One of the things that sticks out so profoundly about this novel is the fact that R - the main character, a zombie - actually still holds on to some human attributes and there's more going on than just "Mmm... braaaiiiinnnnsss" in his thought process. On top of that, there's still feelings involved... which is something we don't see much of when it comes to the living dead. R wants to be more than what he is. He craves to feel, love and have more than just a normal zombie life. He's a character that will surprise you at how easily you can relate to and empathize with.

It would be against all crimes of this blog not to point out that I did creep out a little with the romantic interest in the novel. It was just something I couldn't wholeheartedly get behind. However, as disturbing as it was for me, it was also very beautiful and seemed to fit naturally into the story as a whole.

The story was amazingly written. R's perspective was completely enthralling and the story as a whole was nothing short of incredible. Once I started reading, I couldn't stop reading... even at the parts that made me cringe! The world building in Warm Bodies wasn't much different from present-day society...
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33 of 37 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Grim & great December 13, 2010
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An arresting and occasionally disquietening book above love, life, and eating brains! Yes, the life of a zombie is somewhat mundane, but overlooking the occasional chow down on fellow humans, and how a cerebellum can be tasty pocket snack, I found this book really compelling and interesting to read. A different and intriguing approach, and I couldn't put it down. I could describe it as Twilight with Zombies, but it would be an injustice to the book, which was certainly one of my best reads this year. Recommended highly! A sensitively handled relationship between avowed enemies, it builds to a satisfying climax, and resolution.
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11 of 11 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars If you only read 1 zombie book, let this be it! January 12, 2012
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I was reluctant to read this book, honestly, after reading that Stephanie Meyer recommended it. I expected it to be directed towards the younger crowd,, and to not have any real substance, so at first I just had the free sample sent to me...
I was HOOKED. If you only read 1 zombie book, let this be the one. This is DEFINATELY worth the 9.99 price! Most zombie books I read once and forget, as they blend in with every other one I have ever read. I can't imagine forgetting this book! I will be reading it again in the future...
I will definately be looking for more from this author. Writers like this are rare... I get excited whenever I run across one of them!
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My new favourite book February 1, 2012
Warm Bodies is my new favourite book:-)
I cannot praise it highly enough.
It's beautifully written with an amazingly original plot.
The hero is the kind of guy you wish would fall in love with you (yes, even though he's a zombie) and the heroine is tough and feisty and wonderfully real.
Don't make the mistake of thinking this is just another YA romance substituting zombies for vampires. Warm Bodies is in a class of it's own.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Warm Bodies Warmed My Heart November 23, 2012
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After seeing the movie trailer I thought it looked cool so I researched into to it.(this is the boring part) I decided to buy it after the reviews and the storyline. I admit I was a little skeptical cause there is is so many movies and books and I didn't need another "Walking Dead" (I like that show don't get me wrong) but I decided lets do it, I mean ZOMBIE LOVE PEOPLE! I ordered it on the kindle because I was so excited. The cover art drew me in, and after downloading it, I went in for the kill (pun intended).

I was up from 9:00 PM to 4:00 AM and 3:00 PM to 10:00 PM. I read more than half the book in one night/ morning. Don't be fooled by the humor of the movie trailer, there is humor but so much depth and interest. It pulled me in. If someone asked me if I would read it again, I would look them in the eyes tell them yes and beg them to read it themselves. The personality of R and Julie complement each other so well. I also enjoyed that the zombies had the own kinda (I meant to say kinda) society. I also like that they can think and have memories through the brains they eat. That's where Perry comes in. Even after eating the brain they share a connection that guides R to understand humans and especially Julie. I couldn't believe The amount of love I felt for the characters and this book. I hate that every paranormal romance is compared to Twilight. THIS IS NOT TWILIGHT. This amazing love and connection is something more and also a lesson that humanity did this to ourselves. That we dug our souls so deep the world couldn't take it but the love could save us all.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
4.0 out of 5 stars Eloquent, funny and very unique!
What an entertaining delight! I first heard of this book through the movie trailer. I was very skeptical about this, yet oddly curious at the same time. Read more
Published 15 hours ago by J. Rivera
5.0 out of 5 stars If you haven't read it you should read it.
Warm Bodies became one of my favorite books. It had a likable main character, good plot, funny lines and a philosophical tone.
Published 2 days ago by nathaliathetwin
4.0 out of 5 stars Great book
This book is really good. I liked the humor of the story and even though it's something that has been done so many times it was unique and different from all of the other stories... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Catie Brannan
5.0 out of 5 stars A Zombie Romance
R is a zombie. He lives in an abandoned airport with his fellow undead, zombies and boneys. He can’t help but think he’s different from the rest as they shuffle around all day... Read more
Published 6 days ago by Janette Fuller
4.0 out of 5 stars Unique
This was unlike any other book I've read. I would never have thought that I could fall in love with a character as different as R. Give this a chance.
Published 7 days ago by marthaczavala
5.0 out of 5 stars Omg!!!
Ok, I love the book and the movie.... I watched the movie and I loved it so much I read the book. don't think that because you've seen the movie you wont get into the book because... Read more
Published 9 days ago by madison chapman
5.0 out of 5 stars Very Well Written
I thoroughly enjoyed the movie and honestly bough the book just to read the script with the inevitable "more details" you find when not restricted by a time element. Read more
Published 11 days ago by Walter
4.0 out of 5 stars great read
I'm not normally a fan of zombie books, but I really enjoyed this one. It's a completely different take on zombies. I highly recommend it.
Published 12 days ago by S. Oefinger
4.0 out of 5 stars What a read!!
I thought the book was great! It was something different and romantic at the same time! I really enjoyed it and I think others would too. Read more
Published 14 days ago by Ishjah
4.0 out of 5 stars Cute love story
it's nice to read a different story. if you love zombies this is a great book. it's a keeper. glad I bought it.
Published 17 days ago by Riannon Rodriguez
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I've written a few books, but most of them are terrible. Warm Bodies is the only one so far that's worth your time. I'm about to turn 30. I'm 6'3. White. Left handed. Mildly bearded. I write strange stories about strange events, often from the perspectives of strange things. I apologize in advance for any injury or inconvenience.

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