'I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie...the most unexpected romantic lead I've ever encountered' Stephanie Meyer, author of Twilight
'A mesmerising evolution of a classic contemporary myth' Simon Pegg
'R' is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is a little different from his fellow Dead. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Her name is Julie and she is the opposite of everything he knows - warm and bright and very much alive, she is a blast of colour in a dreary grey landscape; she means more than flesh and blood.
Something imperceptible shifts, a switch is flicked, and R suddenly finds he wants to save Julie instead of eating her; he wants to protect her, whatever happens. This has never happened before. This is against all the rules and beyond all expectations. R begins to have new thoughts and feelings and powerful longings, and together he and Julie attempt to bring the whole decaying world back from the dead.
A zombie which does not feel like a zombie novel. Enter the mind of the protagonist R, a curious zombie who fulfills the phrase 'one of these things is not like the other'. As he assimilates the brain of a living human and meeting a perplexing human Julie, he begins to experience thoughts and emotions he thought were long forgotten. As he fights his zombie urges sometimes unsuccessfully he becomes ever closer to discovering just what it is to be human. Warm Bodies is dark, sad yet heartwarming, sweet and witty all at the same time. - Reviewed by 08vs