Monday, February 11, 2013

Another zombie book to movie, Warm Bodies - how many brains do you give it?

Suddenly there is a spate of upcoming zombie movies, which is exciting for zombie readers and fans like us. The question is, book or film - which is better?

 I first asked this question here after seeing Abraham Lincoln Vampire Hunter, which I thought was an amazing movie. The book is on my tbr (to be read) list, which is growing longer by the minute.

 Out now is WARM BODIES: A Novel , another book turned movie, which looks kind of interesting and quirky. I haven't yet read this either.

 The Amazon book blurb: R is a young man with an existential crisis--he is a zombie. He shuffles through an America destroyed by war, social collapse, and the mindless hunger of his undead comrades, but he craves something more than blood and brains. He can speak just a few grunted syllables, but his inner life is deep, full of wonder and longing. He has no memories, no identity, and no pulse, but he has dreams.

 After experiencing a teenage boy's memories while consuming his brain, R makes an unexpected choice that begins a tense, awkward, and stragely sweet relationship with the victim's human girlfriend. Julie is a blast of color in the otherwise dreary and gray landscape that surrounds R. His decision to protect her will transform not only R, but his fellow Dead, and perhaps their whole lifeless world.

 Scary, funny, and surprisingly poignant, Warm Bodies is about being alive, being dead, and the blurry line in between.

( * Check out the trailer, which really does look good.)


 ** Have you seen the movie and/or read the book? How do they compare? Like - love -  the movie - hate it?  Why?


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