Monday, May 30, 2011
eeps! It's nearly the end of May and i haven't done my good reads for April yet! Just one again, Warm Bodies. It's set in a bleak version of earth in which a zombie virus is spreading rapidly throughout the population. The story is told from the point of view of a zombie ('R') who resists his instinct to eat a living girl and feels the urge to keep her safe which in turn creates a chain reaction. This is a romance, but it's no where near as slushy as most young adult fiction. Even if you don't like the supernatural romance genre then i still think you'll like this book. And considering it's zombie context it's not too gory either, i'm very squeamish and i could handle it! It is a really easy read, but it does explore some deep issues about humanity, and mortality. The main characters are likeable, 'R' being very articulate (meaning it doesn't read like a zombie book) and more human than many humans i have come across in my lifetime, so you want him to have a happy ending, even though that seems impossible given that he is undead. It's funny, but subtly so, it's bitter-sweet in places, sometimes touching and well worth a read.
Posted by Curlywiggles at 10:47 pm