Warm Bodies: A Novel

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Simon and Schuster, Dec 25, 2012 - Fiction - 241 pages
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NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER, NOW A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE

“Gruesome yet poetic…highly original.” —The Seattle Times

“Dark and funny.” —Wired

“A mesmerizing evolution of a classic contemporary myth.” —Simon Pegg

“A strange and unexpected treat…elegantly written, touching, and fun.” —Audrey Niffenegger, author of The Time Traveler’s Wife

“Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein’s?” —Financial Times

“R” is having a no-life crisis—he is a zombie. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he is a little different from his fellow Dead. He may occasionally eat people, but he’d rather be riding abandoned airport escalators, listening to Sinatra in the cozy 747 he calls home, or collecting souvenirs from the ruins of civilization.

And then he meets a girl.

First as his captive, then his reluctant house guest, Julie is a blast of living color in R’s gray landscape, and something inside him begins to bloom. He doesn’t want to eat this girl—although she looks delicious—he wants to protect her. But their unlikely bond will cause ripples they can’t imagine, and their hopeless world won’t change without a fight.

Isaac Marion’s genre-defying debut startled the literary world with its poignant subversion of the zombie mythos, inspiring a major film adaptation and being translated into twenty-seven languages. Read the groundbreaking first entry as the Warm Bodies series approaches its conclusion with The Living, coming in 2017.
 

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This is a fantastic book. I watched the movie first because I thought it looked funny and now it's one of my favorite films. I decided to read the book, because as the old adage goes, "The book is ... Read full review

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Contents

Section 1
3
Section 2
13
Section 3
29
Section 4
33
Section 5
41
Section 6
49
Section 7
65
Section 8
79
Section 9
85
Section 10
109
Section 11
119
Section 12
155
Section 13
167
Section 14
187
Section 15
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About the author (2012)

Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, where he worked as a heating installer, a security guard, and a visitation supervisor for foster children before publishing his debut novel in 2010. Warm Bodies became a #5 New York Times bestseller and inspired a major Hollywood film adaptation. It has been translated into twenty-five languages worldwide. Isaac lives in Seattle with his cat and a beloved cactus, writing fiction and music, and taking pictures of everything. Visit IsaacMarion.com for more on these endeavors.