Sunday, 16 November 2014

Warm Bodies - Isaac Marion

Warm Bodies
By Isaac Marion
Reviewed by Jeff
Published: October 28th 2010
Publisher: Random House Vintage
Pages: 240
ISBN: 0099549344 

'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 grey landscape. For reasons he can't understand, R chooses to save Julie instead of eating her, and a tense yet strangely tender relationship begins.

This has never happened before. It breaks the rules and defies logic, but R is no longer content with life in the grave. He wants to breathe again, he wants to live, and Julie wants to help him. But their grim, rotting world won't be changed without a fight... (Goodreads)
 Read this as per the challenge I had with Jamie, and am glad I saved it until last. Don't get me wrong, the book is ok and I thought the writing style was fantastic, but I didn't like the story. The one thing that ruins books for me is romance so when the entire premise is based on romance, the book didn't really have a chance with me. I don't have much more to say as this book is far outside my wheel house, but again it was well written and I can understand why fans of the genre would flock to it like hotcakes. Just not my forte!
3/5 Carls

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