Book Thirty Five

Book Thirty Five 2014: 

Warm Bodies by Isaac Marion


I’m kind of disappointed I blearily watched the movie version of this on a Transatlantic flight 2 years ago, I’d rather have come to it fresh (if one can say that about a book with zombies).

This is a nice, leftfield take on the post-apocalypse in that “R” (that’s all he can remember of his original name) is a zombie who is, sort of, still human. He’s not mad about eating people, still likes music, can sort of hold a conversation, and then falls in love with a human.

It’s cracking fun, really. Pretty in places, nicely phrased, rattles along and is a rare non-“death to all and dismemberment everywhere” zombie tale.