Warm Bodies (Compact Disc)
"R" is a zombie. He isn't like his fellow Dead. He may not have a heartbeat, he may eat brains, but R dreams too. When R meets the very much alive Julie, and decides to save her instead of eat her brain, things start to change. Something is happening to him, and every day he feels more…alive? This is the most unusual zombie book I've ever read. The writing is delicious and I just loved every bit of the story. You have to give Warm Bodies a try, even if you're not a big zombie-genre fan. I think most people, girls and boys alike, most ages, would get something out of it. Despite its humorous moments scattered throughout, in a way it's thought provoking and surprisingly deep; much more than I expected. I really look forward to more of this author's work. Isaac Marion definitely has a way with words, and I want more.— LEAH'S STAFF PICKS
Isaac Marion’s debut novel sparkles with effervescent prose and compelling, heartrendingly human characters—whether they are alive or the undead. R, the undead protagonist, is a homage to classic Night of the Living Dead zombies with a twist—his pensive and brilliantly verbose inner life contradicts his shuffling, moaning personage. He remembers nothing of his own past, but experiences the addictive pleasures of live by snacking on the brains of the living. One of these brains belonged to Perry, the melancholy artiste boyfriend of one Julie—the very girl he finds himself starting to fall for. As R struggles with his feelings for Julie and whether they are real, or the shadows of the love he glimpsed in mouthfuls of Perry’s brain, Warm Bodies asks: is life merely the daily motions of our cells, or a state of being fueled by love, hope, and the human connection? A must-read for zombie fans aching for something new, or anyone with a taste for brains and gore, action scenes begging for a film adaptation, and a little bit of transformative romance.— Jennie
About the Author
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 uploading his brain onto every social network. Visit isaacmarion.com for more on these endeavors.
KEVIN KENERLY is a classically trained actor, blessed with the privilege of working in two fields he loves: the theatre world and the world of audiobooks. He lives and works in picturesque Oregon with his beautiful and dearly supportive family