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  • Published: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409016915
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

Warm Bodies (The Warm Bodies Series)

Romeo and Juliet with zombies - a starry-eyed, sweetly comic story about the humanising power of love, even in the darkest of circumstances.

"R" is a zombie. He has no name, no memories, and no pulse, but he has dreams. He is different from his fellow Dead. Amongst the ruins of an abandoned city, R meets a girl. Warm and fierce and very much alive, Julie 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.

  • Pub date: 1 December 2010
  • ISBN: 9781409016915
  • Imprint: Vintage Digital
  • Format: EBook
  • Pages: 256

About the Author

Isaac Marion

Isaac Marion grew up in the mossy depths of the Pacific Northwest, USA, 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 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 taking pictures of everything.

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Praise for Warm Bodies (The Warm Bodies Series)

“I never thought I could care so passionately for a zombie. Isaac Marion has created the most unexpected romantic lead I've ever encountered, and rewritten the entire concept of what it means to be a zombie in the process. This story stayed with me long after I finished reading it. I eagerly await the next book by Isaac Marion”


“A mesmerising evolution of a classic contemporary myth”

Simon Pegg

“Warm Bodies is a strange and unexpected treat. R is the thinking woman's zombie - though somewhat grey-skinned and monosyllabic, he could be the perfect boyfriend, if he could manage to refrain from eating you. This is a wonderful book, elegantly written, touching and fun, as delightful as a mouthful of fresh brains”


“Warm Bodies is a terrific book - a compelling literary fantasy which is also a strange and affecting pop-culture parable”

Nick Harkaway, author of The Gone-Away World

“A disarming writer, ruefully humorous, knowingly cinematic in scope. This is a slacker-zombie novel with a heart”


“Sweet and darkly witty, and, in R, offers a laconically charming hero... Set against the backdrop of this grim world, the life-and-death-changing love affair that develops is wryly playful, cinematic and ultimately moving - through the lost lives of the dead we are able relish life in all its messy, dishevelled gory glory”

Time Out

“Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?”

Financial Times

“Enormous fun”

Marie Claire

“So sexy it makes Twilight look anaemic”

News of the World

“Be quick and read it before it hits the big screen”


“Warm Bodies is a freakin' fun romp through a post zombpocalyptic world gone wrong where the living dead seem to be more alive than the humans...5/5 eyeball Martinis!”


“A starry-eyed, sweetly comic story about the humanising power of love, for this is Romeo and Juliet...with zombies”

The Bookseller

“Wonderfully original”

Henry Sutton, Daily Mirror

“One of the most imaginative love stories we've read in years - we absolutely loved it!”


“The problems of Isaac Marion's star-crossed lovers make the Montague-Capulet relationship seem easy. When your new suitor ate your old boyfriend's brain, trust issues are unavoidable... Has there been a more sympathetic monster since Frankenstein's?”

Adrian Turpin, Financial Times

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