Warm Bodies (Isaac Marion)

Warm Bodies is the first novel by Isaac Marion. [Here’s my review of the film adaptation.]
Finished on: 17.2.2015

Plot:
The zombie apocalypse has happened. R is a zombie who can’t remember much – not even his entire name – and spends most of his time shuffling around an empty airport. But all of that changes when he meets Julie during a hunt. Julie is one of the few survivors. And while R munches on Julie’s boyfriend Perry, he falls in love with her. He brings her home and Julie slowly realizes that maybe not all zombies are the monsters she thought they were. And their connection sparks a new development that is much bigger than the two of them.

Warm Bodies is one of the few instances where I read the book after having seen the film that’s based on it (I usually try to do it the other way round), and I was surprised by how little the two are alike in tone, even if a lot of the plot is the same. And to be honest, I missed the film’s sense of humor.

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Warm Bodies (2013)

Warm Bodies
Director: Jonathan Levine
Writer: Jonathan Levine
Based on: Isaac Marion‘s novel
Cast: Nicholas Hoult, Teresa Palmer, Analeigh Tipton, Rob Corddry, Dave Franco, John Malkovich

Plot:
The zombie apocalypse has happened. R (Nicholas Hoult) is a zombie who can’t remember much – not even his entire name – and spends most of his time shuffling around an empty airport. But all of that changes when he meets Julie (Teresa Palmer) during a hunt. Julie is one of the few survivors. And while R munches on Julie’s boyfriend Perry (Dave Franco), he falls in love with her. He brings her home and Julie slowly realizes that maybe not all zombies are the monsters she thought they were. And their connection sparks a new development that is much bigger than the two of them.

Warm Bodies is great. It’s sweet, very well made and extremely funny. I expected much from it beforehand and I got it all.

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