Friday, November 30, 2012

Review-Warm Bodies

I first read about this book years ago on Maggie Stiefvater's blog.  She was talking about how much she loved it, so I picked it up one day when I was at Barnes and Noble and it just got filed away on a shelf somewhere.  Recently I watched the trailer for it and I thought "wow, that looks REALLY funny" but I decided that before I watched the movie I HAD to read the book.  Now, we just started book groups in my creative writing class, and my group picked this one (actually, I have until some time in January to finish it...oops).  Anyway, I found that the book was quite a few things.  It was different in terms of plot and characters.  Told from the point of view of a zombie in a world where they have mostly taken over the world, but they can still THINK somewhat.  It's an adult book, which I usually don't read so it was crude in some places.  There were moments where I was thinking "I really hope no one looks at what I'm reading cause I'm sure they would think I'm REALLY weird."  The thing that surprised me  most about the book was how...insightful it was.  Sure it's about a future where zombies have pretty much taken over the planet, but there are some parts in it that really speak to the way the world is now, and the way that the world has always been.  And of course because I'm a sucker for romance I did enjoy those parts as well (don't worry, nothing gross happens, she doesn't sleep the with the zombie! Get your mind out of the gutters people!).  I enjoyed this book a lot, although I'm not sure I want to see a new trend in paranormal romance for ANY age group with zombies as a love interest (I do prefer them to be scary and...well, flesh my books. If it happened in real life I wouldn't mind these zombies.) but it was really great to see someone try something different and new.  Now I can watch the movie when it comes out next year (and the author, who lives in my city, said he was going to write a second book to this one) so I won't be so behind the times.

4.5/5 dust spirits

1 comment:

  1. i cant wait to c the movie its the first movie tht i can c with my 13 year old friends.